San Francisco natural portrait photographer specializing in corporate headshots and online dating photos.

WHAT TO WEAR: San Francisco Women’s Corporate

WHAT TO WEAR: San Francisco Women’s Corporate


If you work in the corporate world, it’s pretty mandatory these days to have a LinkedIn photo and/or a business portrait for work. In recent years it has even become a signature feature on resumes worldwide. And, given that San Francisco is a very casual city, this makes dressing for...
A Simple Trick to add Cohesiveness to your Corporate Photoshoot

A Simple Trick to add Cohesiveness to your Corporate Photoshoot


Ever since I began doing corporate photography several years ago, I get calls all the time from busy human resource managers and executive assistants to set up photo shoots for their company. If you’re faced with the job of organizing an executive photoshoot it can be no small task. Just...
Guys! Look Away For Better Online Dating Photos.

Guys! Look Away For Better Online Dating Photos.


As a portrait photographer in San Francisco, I’m always looking for new approaches, especially for online dating photos. Okcupid.com has done plenty of research about online dating photos. One discovery I wanted to share with you is that women respond more favorably to a man’s profile photos when he is...
How to Use Pinterest for Photoshoot Inspiration

How to Use Pinterest for Photoshoot Inspiration


People seem to understand the fun of Pinterest instinctively when it comes to creating a dream board for a project or a visual identity for a brand. But it can also be a huge help when it’s time to choose the right photographer for you. Pinterest is an excellent platform...
Make Your Online Dating Profile Better with Full Body Photos

Make Your Online Dating Profile Better with Full Body Photos


There are countless online dating profiles where the primary photo is appealing, but when you click to see more photos of the person, the only shots they have are a really close crop of their face (perhaps cutting an ex out of the photo), or out of focus headshots of...
Are You Camera Shy? 7 Ways To Be More Photogenic

Are You Camera Shy? 7 Ways To Be More Photogenic


I get it – some people are just more photogenic than others. They get in front of the camera and they don’t get all weird or awkward like the rest of us. Ease while getting their picture taken just comes naturally, while for others (including ex-photo-phobes like me), building self-confidence...
Should I Make My Profile Photo Black + White?

Should I Make My Profile Photo Black + White?


I love color photos. If you take a look at my San Francisco photography, I almost always shoot in color. It’s how we see the world and for me, color portraits feel so much more natural and relatable than black + white. I rarely even think about changing a photo...
Nerd Alert: 5 tips for wearing glasses in photos

Nerd Alert: 5 tips for wearing glasses in photos


In fashion today, it seems that glasses are being fully embraced. It’s a part of hipster style, has always been part of intellectual trends, and many use their eyewear as a fashion trademark. As a San Francisco photographer I photograph everyone from creatives to lawyers to techies. Whether I am...
Match.com - Girl’s Night Out!

Match.com – Girl’s Night Out!


When I was first contacted by Match.com to photograph their Girl’s Night Out event, I didn’t even have to think before saying ‘yes’. Even with the rise of dating apps like Tinder, How About We, and Coffee Meets Bagel, Match.com is still one of the largest and most effective online...
My Top Tip for Relaxing Your Face in Photos

My Top Tip for Relaxing Your Face in Photos


I find that so many people share the same problems and bad habits in front of the camera. If you don’t already know, I am a portrait photographer who specializes in getting the best natural headshots from people who really hate having their photo taken. In so many ways we...
More Water = Better Photos: 5 tips for healthier drinking

More Water = Better Photos: 5 tips for healthier drinking


My photography business in San Francisco centers around natural headshots. As a result, I love finding simple ways to improve my clients photos, helping them to get corporate headshots or online dating photos that they really love. When I come across these tips, it’s always exciting for me to pass...
Men in Suits: Are Suits Making a Comeback in San Francisco?

Men in Suits: Are Suits Making a Comeback in San Francisco?


I have a confession to make. I know I’ve said over and over that San Francisco is a casual city. I have explained how in most of the largest Bay Area industries, men just simply aren’t expected to wear a suit. I have even written about the easy going local...
5 Ways to Help Your “About” Section Stand Out

5 Ways to Help Your “About” Section Stand Out


My love for natural portrait photography began with online dating photos. But very quickly, I branched out into corporate photography. With all the interesting tech startups in the Bay Area and other creative businesses, I find myself continually surrounded by brilliant individuals with companies who needed professional profile pictures to...
San Francisco Startup Style Inspiration

San Francisco Startup Style Inspiration


The Bay Area is arguably the startup capital of the world. When it comes to creating breakthroughs in tech, this city is filled with hungry, talented people who are at the top of their game. The Bay Area seems to be the best place to get it all going, and...
Avoid Professional Boredom- Introducing “Creative Corporate”

Avoid Professional Boredom- Introducing “Creative Corporate”


When I meet people and tell them what I do, they usually ask me what kind of photos I take. When I tell them I am a social media photographer specializing in online dating photos they are intrigued and surprised. When I tell them I also take professional corporate headshots,...
Is it Normal to Be Nervous?

Is it Normal to Be Nervous?


We all seek different types of attention in our daily lives. Because portrait photography in San Francisco attracts so many different types of clients, I meet people every day in very different situations. Many of my business clients, who are coming to me to update their LinkedIn profile picture, are...
Basic Make-Up Tips for Photo Shoots

Basic Make-Up Tips for Photo Shoots


Because I specialize in natural portraits in San Francisco, a topic of discussion that comes up with my female clients quite frequently is make-up. I had been somewhat avoiding the subject because for me it feels rather sensitive and personal to each individual. Sometimes I get in touch with just...
I Am Not Photogenic!

I Am Not Photogenic!


It seems there are two types of people: those that look great in almost every photo they are in, and then, there are the rest of us. As a photographer (and a person who for the majority of my life considered myself “un-photogenic”) I have noticed that there are lots...

Your profile picture is your first impression in the digital world.
Whether looking for a potential partner in online dating or a potential business opportunity,
great photos are a fantastic ice-breaker and make it easier to find what you are really looking for.

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Corporate Headshots

Corporate Headshots

Professional headshots used to be a requirement reserved for actors. But today busy, professional people (just like you) are finding that having a quality executive headshot is an essential part of the business or looking your best.

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Match.com - Girl’s Night Out!

Match.com – Girl’s Night Out!

When I was first contacted by Match.com to photograph their Girl’s Night Out event, I didn’t even have to think before saying ‘yes’. Even with the rise of dating apps like Tinder, How About We, and Coffee Meets Bagel, Match.com is still one of the largest and most effective online dating sites around. It’s where many people go if they want to meet their life partner. And for me as a San Francisco photographer, taking professional profile pictures of people who are at that stage is really fulfilling. Just the idea that a natural portrait I took would get the attention of someone’s future spouse makes me smile. The girls Night event was held at the Bebe store in Downtown SF. There was plenty of wine, hors d’oeuvres, music and clothes. The women who came had a fabulous time of pampering which included getting their hair done; trying on clothes and then getting some new...

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