Cowley Studios

Was formed in 2004 when Gregory Cowley decided to make the move from editorial photography to commercial studio photography. Cowley Studios has been set up as a portrait studio representing the work of Gregory Cowley and Debra Zeller. We decided to pool our resources to serve parents, families and new couples in the Bay Area and abroad.

Cowley Studios caters to both location and studio photography. While we've set up an incredible studio environment, we also have a long track record and passion for photojournalism and locations-Both indoor and out. Our love for natural light is illustrated through years of world travel and editorial.

The studio sees a lot of traffic for family portrait photography and commercial photography alike. It is also the location for the More Than a Model series of classes for children 7 to 17. The studio is situated in the American Industrial Center in the area known as Dogpatch on the edge of Portrero hill. It is a modern fully equipped space with high ceiling and dramatic views from its tall windows.

We love to travel so ask us about coming to your area.

Debra A. Zeller - Photographer

Debra's photography has been characterized by a deep and relaxed approach to connecting with her subjects. Debra specializes weddings and family portraiture with special attention to a photojournalistic approach. She seeks to capture her subject at their most real and personal moments.

Debra began her passion for photographing people as a music portrait photographer. She has worked with many of the top musical talents including Belle and Sebastian, The Polyphonic Spree and Mark Kozelek.

Debra has photographed numerous weddings throughout the Bay Area. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines including Rolling Stone, Mojo, and the SF Chronicle. She is the founder and contributor to, which has been a driving force in the Bay Area music scene. She is a member of the Wedding Photo Journalism Association and the Professional Photographers of America.

Gregory Cowley - Photographer

San Francisco photographer Gregory Cowley is renowned for his ethnographic photography of people from all over the world. He began his work in San Francisco working with photo imaging and technologies developed for the design industry. Since then, he has worked with a variety of technologies ranging from traditional arts to electronics and computer technologies. Starting in the early 1990's, Gregory has photographed in over 30 countries amassing a library of over 50,000 images. He specializes in photographing everything from editorial projects to dynamic advertising campaigns with clients including: Intel, Apple, Landor Associates, Ogilvy One, Motorola, IDEO and Macromedia. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Wired Magazine and in various galleries in the Bay Area and abroad. Besides his work as a photographer, he has succeeded as a distinguished graphic designer and creative director.

Gregory is a former graphic designer and creative director with over 16 years of experience working in brand development and interactive design. Currently Gregory is an adjunct professor at the California College of Arts (CCA). While working toward the BFA in Graphic Design, He studied at Lancashire Polytechnic in Preston, England.

Cowley Studios
2325 3rd Street, Studio 224
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 864-4240