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Next Door Photos empowers realtors, business owners and home builders with visual marketing solutions so they can get back to doing what they do best: running businesses and buying/selling houses. We have a team of local, highly-trained visual media professionals providing you with same day availability and next day turnaround.


We are a Kingdom-Minded organization that thinks people are more important than profits. As a locally-owned and MOR-affiliated company, we care deeply about Contra Costa and making it a better place to live & work. Know of a ministry/non-profit/cause that could benefit from our donated products? Please let us know as we are always looking for ways to invest in our community.


We offer the most comprehensive suite of visual media products in the industry. We know how important it is to stay fresh on technology and offer you the best products for your listings.  Ask us about the cool things we are working on and the future of real estate visual media (like virtual reality)!

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Mike Hayes is the managing partner for Next Door Photos East Bay and enjoys every day he can build relationships with realtors, homeowners, and business owners in East Bay. With a masters from Northeastern University in management and 30+ years of experience in mission focused leadership Mike help’s agents win by empowering them with high end visual marketing media and providing the best possible customer service. When he’s not behind the camera or meeting with agents, he’s spending time with family and friends or exploring the great outdoors with his grandsons… fishing rods in hand.

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Patrice began her photography journey at the age of 14 during her freshman year of high school and has since then grown her own photography style. After a long journey with higher education going from being a film major to a fine arts major she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, East Bay in 2022 with an emphasis on photography. When she’s not shooting with her camera, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, snowboarding on weekends and discovering the next best Bay Area food spots.