Essy Ghavameddini's passion for photography and need for apropriate education prompted him to move to the United States in 1976. He graduated from San Diego University in 1980 with an Industrial Arts major in Photography and Graphic Arts, and became the official photographer for the San Diego Professional Soccer Team soon after.

His 30 years experience has been focused on Special Events, Major Concerts, and domestic and international sporting events. The Men's Soccer World Cups of 1994 in the USA, France 1998, and the Women's World Cup USA 1999 when he was the official USA soccer Team Photographer and traveled with the USA teams.

Various local and national publications including Sports Illustrated, USA Today, L.A. Times, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Magazine, Hockey News, Soccer America, Soccer Digest and Sports News have published his sporting event images.

Essy enjoys participating in local community volunteering with organizations such as Miracle Baby and La Jolla Elementary School.

National events covered in Essy's 30 year career:
Super Bowl 1988, Washington Redskins vs Denver Broncos - Contributing photographer
Super Bowl 1995, San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers - Official photographer
Super Bowl 1998, Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers - Contributing photographer
Super Bowl 2003, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Oakland Raiders - Contributing photographer
Davis Cup, 1989, USA vs France @ Sports Arena, San Diego, California - Official photographer

Official Photographer for sports stadiums, including events performed there:
San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego California – 30 years
Home Depot Stadium, Carson California – 3 years

Official Photographer for sports teams and sports leagues:
San Diego Professional Soccer Team – 12 years
San Diego Gulls Professional Hockey Team – 7 years
L.A. Galaxy Professional Soccer Team – 10 years
Major League Soccer (MLS) – 10 years
Women's Soccer League, San Diego Spirits – 2 years

Contributing Photographer:
National Football League contributing Photographer – 25 years
U.S. Soccer Federation – 25 years
Sports trading cards industry including Upper Deck, Pacific Trading Cards, and Scoreboard Trading Cards Companies, covering Soccer, Football and Hockey – 6 years

Concerts Photographed:
Fran Sinatra, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, The Who, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Tom Petty, U2, Janet Jackson, Shakira, Taylor Swift, Bett Midler, Dolly Parten, Kenny Rogers, Reba Mcentire, and Justin Bieber to name a few.

Essy is sponsored by the following companies:
Canon, Photogenic, (a photography lighting equipment manufacturer,) Nik Software, George's Camera and Delkin Memory Cards.