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Dr. Fong is a medical director, naturopathic doctor, podcast host, super mom, and more! When she reached out for a branding session, I was pumped. NaturalStart Medicine is her practice based in Mountain View, so we crafted her brand story around downtown, starting at her office. Throughout the session, we highlighted aspects of both her […]


January 15, 2020

NaturalStart Medicine – Mountain View Branding Photographer

When Andrew told me that he and Emily would be moving out to California last year for work, I was SO excited! We’ve known each other since day 1 of freshman year in college. When Steven and I moved out here, we were kind of on our own – our friends from school moved all over […]

couples, engagement

December 21, 2019

Emily and Andrew Garden Engagement Session

When Meetu asked me if I’d be interested in a shoot with a few designer pieces, of course I said yes. Meenu is a model, dancer, actress, and corporate employee! She absolutely killed it during this session. I had the best time working with all of these wonderful vendors! We shot the first set at […]

branding, commercial, portrait

December 14, 2019

Meenu – Designer Indian Clothing Fashion Shoot

I get to work with seriously awesome ladies out there, and Hana is no exception! As an Emmy-nominated producer and director, she was looking for less-than-corporate headshots. We spent the afternoon hanging out around downtown Palo Alto, one of the most versatile places to shoot in Silicon Valley. We had fun, laughed a lot, and […]


November 26, 2019

Hana – Palo Alto Personal Branding Session

“Invented at Stanford. Made in Italy.” Another #BossLady brand that I’ve had the joy of working with – Reclaim. Comfortable, professional, and versatile – literally everything I’ve ever wanted in workwear! I have a pair of the Perfect Pants myself, and I am not ashamed to admit that I’ve worn them the past 3 days […]

branding, commercial

November 17, 2019

Reclaim – Colorblocked Commercial Apparel Photoshoot

Ashley’s graduation session at Stanford was such a dream! She brought her parents, boyfriend, and best friend, and we had an absolute blast. We went to all of her favorite spots – the Oval, quad, one of the fountains, and the top of one of the student center buildings. My favorite part of her session? […]


November 10, 2019

Ashley – Stanford Graduation Session

Alana is a returning client, and I love working with her every time! She’s booked a portrait session (to get headshots for an award she won!), a gender reveal session, she attended my Boss Lady studio shoot, and now I’ve done a couple of content creation shoots for her company, Filmkik! The WeWork space in […]


November 6, 2019

Filmkik – Small Business Brand Photography

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know that I love working with small business owners and learning about what they do. Jocelyn is starting her own skincare line and needed photos for her social media and website! We decided to shoot in downtown Mountain View (one of my favorite places to […]


November 1, 2019


What a (trick or) TREAT it was to meet and work with these ladies! They recently hosted a fall gifting. When Sonia asked me if I’d be down to shoot at a pumpkin 🎃 patch, I couldn’t say no! We seriously had the best time running around the pumpkin patch (which was basically a fall […]


October 25, 2019

Pumpkin Patch Blogger Photoshoot

You’ve probably noticed that images with yourself in them perform better than images that you’re not in. People love to see what you’re doing and connect with YOU – your audience wants to get to know the person behind it all! That’s why I was so excited when Tenley reached out about a brand session. […]


October 17, 2019

Tenley – Personal Brand Session for a Photographer