About East Bay Photo


I’m a photographer with over 20 years of experience. I currently live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to 2019, I lived and worked in Minneapolis & St. Paul where many of my clients were non-profits, art organizations and museums.

I’ve also had many corporate and private clients for portraits, weddings, parties, workshops, fund raisers, editorial photography, and restaurant photography.

I have a BFA for Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey.

Customer Reviews

You can access my customer reviews here:

Sloan Norman

We had the absolute pleasure of working with Usry Alleyne for my daughter’s bat mitzvah. And we wouldn’t hesitate to hire Usry again to capture the joy and meaning of another special occasion in the future! Usry was great to work with, responded in a timely way to all email and phone communications and provided great suggestions about lighting during our pre-event run through prior to the big day. Most importantly, he captured all the important moments of my daughter’s special day. He is definitely in his element as a photographer and his photos fully embraced the solemnity, ritual, joy and celebration of both the ceremony and the party that followed. We now have the most amazing memories for a lifetime thanks to Usry. He was the utmost professional throughout and is a lovely person to boot! All our thanks!

Josh Seidenfeld

We are so glad that Usry photographed my daughter’s bat mitzvah. He was a pleasure to work with, always professional and responsive, and captured some truly incredible images like the one here. And his rate was reasonable to boot! We’d hire him again in a second.

Paul Merlyn

We hired East Bay Photo to be our photographer for a once-in-a-lifetime family and friends gathering, and we couldn’t have made a better choice! Usry blended seamlessly into the event (about 80 people in total!) and captured all the magic quite brilliantly. The service afterwards was equally impressive, providing us with a variety of image resolutions in convenient media format as well as some really wonderful video. Thank you!

Clients have included:

Cafe Rouge

Intermedia Arts

Pacific Steel