Philippe Calouro

Philippe Ngabonziza

Real Estate Photographer and Videographer

Philippe Studio Pro was formed by Philippe Ngabonziza in 2014 to capture high quality images. Philippe is originally from Rwanda, a small country in Africa. When Philippe was nine years old there was a terrible genocide in his country and he lost his parents, brother and other members of his family. During that time, he was forced to flee his home and all of his family’s property was burned, including irreplaceable photos of his lost family members. Up to this day, he has no pictures of his childhood home or even his lost loved ones. This taught him the value of imagery and inspired his career choice of photography and videography. His philosophy towards life and imagery is to always give it his all, because he knows how precious those special moments in life are. He especially enjoys shooting real estate because he likes the ability to showcase the unique splendor of each house he shoots for that one family that will eventually make it their home.

In 2012 Philippe moved to the United States with his wife, Christine, who also helps him with the administration of the business. Together they are raising their two kids in Elk Grove, California as they both work towards providing excellence in imagery and service delivery.

Philippe has a strong vision for documentation and storytelling resulting from years as an actor and theater director in Rwanda. He has also served as the Senior Photographer for KJ2 Productions and Lead Studio Photographer at ForAnyAutoGroup (Elk Grove Nissan, Mazda and Infiniti dealerships). Philippe has also shot weddings and events for Sacramento Magazine, American Wedding Group and George Street Photo and Video. Philippe is also an active member of the Sacramento chapter of the Association for Wedding Professionals International and the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce.  He has a Certificate of Achievement in Photography from Sacramento City College and is a licensed drone pilot.

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