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Today, I’m sharing Part 1 of Indoor Lighting 101! In this first installment, we’ll be talking about how to find and manipulate light in your home. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3, where we’ll dive deeper into my indoor lighting photography tips and techniques. In these intro tutorials, you won’t need a fancy camera […]

business tips, for photographers, how to

April 2, 2020

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 1: How to Find & Manipulate Light in Your Home

Indoor lighting photography tips and techniques - how to find and manipulate light indoors

Taking on Drs. Michelle and Taylor’s chiropractor branding photos was such a fun project! The husband and wife team that makes up Pascal Chiropractic needed updated photos for their brand new website. Dr. Michelle works with kids, and Dr. Taylor works with adults. During their Strategy Call, we planned out how we’d get the “modeled” […]


March 29, 2020

Chiropractor Branding Photos – Pascal Chiropractic

Two chiropractors reading chiropractic books.

She She Shoes is the CUTEST little boutique in Los Gatos, CA. Pro tip: they have an online store, too – you don’t have to be in the Bay Area to shop their cute pieces! She She’s clothing and gift products are SO fun and trendy, so it makes for a great mix of both […]


March 22, 2020

She She Shoes – Boutique Product Photography

3 translucent purses with animal print details.

I typically listen to entrepreneurial and business podcasts on my commute to and from work. Now that COVID-19 has put a pause on commuting, I’ve been listening to them while doing the extra chores around the house that come along with the quarantine. Without further ado, here are my 5 favorite business podcasts for entrepreneurs […]

business tips, for photographers

March 16, 2020

5 Favorite Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

a woman wearing a white shirt talking into her podcast mic.

If you meander over to this Instagram post, I talk a lot about why I almost always recommend renting a studio space for your headshots. In a nutshell, the benefits are: Consistent lighting at any time of day. This is especially important in winter when we have limited daylight available. When shooting indoors, I have […]

for photographers, planning your shoot

March 8, 2020

5 Dream Bay Area Photo Studio Rental Spaces for Creative Headshots

Women lounging in a bedroom wearing clothes from Reclaim.

In January, I hosted my Winter Minis & Mingle! I love my clients, and nothing makes me happier than getting them all together and having them meet each other. It was great to host mini sessions in a studio that would otherwise be a little too pricey for a single person’s session. Huge shoutout to […]

branding, portrait

March 7, 2020

Winter Minis & Mingle – Studio Mini Sessions

A jewelry artist at her workstation with supplies spread out on the table.

Jessica works a full 9-5 job in tech, but on the side, she’s designing her own fashion label. She spends her Saturdays in class learning the ins and outs of fashion design, sewing, and pattern making. I personally cannot wait to see her first pieces – I know they’ll be elegant and sophisticated with a […]


March 7, 2020

Jessica Silva – The Label

A lifestyle portrait of a fashion designer with her sewing and patterning tools.

In this blog post, I’m diving into the details about the difference between branding photoshoots and traditional headshot or portrait sessions.

branding, planning your shoot

March 3, 2020

What is a branding photoshoot?

A woman wearing a bright pink shirt and leopard Spanx. She's in front of a white wall and pulling her hair behind her ears.

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

Dr. Diane Angela Fong working at her desk.

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