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Today, I’ll be sharing 3 steps to shoot beautiful flat lays with just your phone! I like to think of flat lays as on-brand “stock photography,” and you can easily create them at home with a few simple, affordable props.All of the photos in this post were created at home using my iPhone XS. Flat […]

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July 15, 2020

How to style and shoot flat lays with your phone

flat lay featuring a marble desk, flowers, MacBook, pens, a journal, and AirPods.

You just upgraded your iPhone. As the top of the box slowly separates from the bottom, you can’t stop thinking about all of the AMAZING pictures you’re going to take. You set it up and open the camera app for the first time. “Omg, I can’t wait to test out the new lens.” You go […]

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June 19, 2020

Quick iPhone camera trick for higher quality photos

iPhone Settings Hack

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

When I moved to California, my first friends were creatives that I met on Instagram. Whenever I’m out shooting, I’m always telling a story about how awesome all of my clients are. That usually ends with, “oh, you should meet her – you two would get along so well!” A few months ago, I decided […]

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September 8, 2019

Spring #BossLady Studio Shoot

Earlier this month, my blogger BFF Sonia hosted a brunch in SF! (Also, huge shoutout to her for driving me there. What would I do without you? 😘) Sonia and I are huge believers in community over competition. This was the first time I’ve gone to something like this, and I’m so glad I did! […]


April 23, 2019

San Francisco Blogger Brunch at Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen

Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It’s something quite magical. -Nicole Kidman This #bosslady has turned her hardships into her triumphs. Before the day of the shoot, all I knew about Tameka was that she was a public speaker and needed new content to […]


April 9, 2019

Tameka | Content Creation | Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer

Fun, energetic, and joyful – 3 words I’d use to describe working with Yvette! Rain couldn’t stop us from getting this shoot done ✔ Yvette was in need of content for her Instagram so she could step up her blogger game. She brought her friend Joanna to the shoot, who’s primary job was hype, music, […]


March 28, 2019

Yvette | Bay Area Fashion Blogger | Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer

Working in tech + pursuing creative endeavors outside of the usual 9 to 5 seems to be a common theme throughout many of the lovely clients I get to work with! Nam booked a content creation session a few weeks back to grab outfit photos for her blog, Tres Nams. She’s currently working at Poshmark […]


March 5, 2019

Nam – Bay Area Fashion Blogger & Influencer | Bay Area Influencer Photographer

  Click, click, change! If you’re a fashion blogger or influencer, you’re probably used to these sounds. Although this is a dramatization (of course you get more than two photos!), it’s not far from what happens at blogger photoshoots. As an influencer photographer, I’ve gotten to know the ins and outs of how to best […]


February 11, 2019

5 Photoshoot Tips for Fashion Bloggers, Influencers, and Instagram Models

I remember starting my very first business. Early in my high school years, I ran an Etsy shop. I sold polymer clay jewelry and trinkets. Then, holiday season hit – and I was burnt out. I came home from school after band practice, crafted Harry Potter charms to stay on top of orders, then did […]

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January 29, 2019

Lindsey | Styled Shoot in Santa Cruz, CA | Bay Area Senior Photographer | San Jose Senior Photographer