Orange County Real Estate Photographer Architectural Photographer Eric Norton

I specialize in architecture, interior design, commercial, hospitality, landscape architecture, and real estate photography. If you build it, design it, own it, work in it, or live in it—I can shoot it. While I live in Orange County, I am available for assignments throughout California, the United States, and the world.

So, you want to know a little about me? I started photography as a creative outlet from my grueling college major at UCLA with a seriously long name: Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics. What a mouthful! I’d walk the streets of LA exploring the local architecture with my camera in one hand and LA Metro map in the other. Hey, it was tough to have a car at UCLA back then.

One law degree, bar admittance, and law firm later, I finally have the opportunity to pursue a long-time passion of mine.

Yep, you read that right.

My career path has taken me from research scientist to lawyer to photographer.

When I’m not photographing the built world, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife, cooking (and baking) up a storm, exploring the vast American highways and byways, and building the occasional Lego.


Let’s talk lighting. Lighting is the core of what makes a photo great. But there’s a catch. Modern cameras cannot capture the broad range of light our eyes can. To compensate, I combine the best aspects of natural and artificial light to make an image that pops but still maintains makes the image look natural. Sometimes that requires a single, creatively placed light—or no lights at all. Other times, there’s significantly more work involved manipulating multiple exposures, several strobes, and dozens of images. I pride myself on an incredible attention to detail both on site and during post-processing.


If you book me for your next project, expect a casual, friendly environment while I’m on site photographing. While I may have dabbled in stuffy careers like business law and research science, you would never guess it from my fun-loving demeanor and persistent smile. Although I am a consummate professional when it comes to meeting client expectations, arriving early, and fulfilling my obligations, I keep the environment comfortable. There may be music and there may be food (if we are photographing all day).


Interior Designers
Home Stagers
Landscape Architects
Real Estate Agents

Structural Engineers
Contractors & Builders

Commercial Landlords & Tenants
Historic Preservation Groups
Furniture Designers
Furniture & Home Retailers
Architectural Supply Companies



Aerial Photography
Apartment Building Photography
Bank Photography
College & University Photography
Commercial Building Photography
Commercial Real Estate Photography
Condominium Photography

Construction Project Photography
Corporate Building Photography
Corporate Interior Design Photography
Educational Building Photography
Health Care Building Photography
Hospitality Photography
Hotel Photography

Industrial Building Photography
Museum Photography
Resort Photography
Restaurant Photography
Retail Store Photography
Spa & Salon Photography
Shopping Mall Photography