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

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Fashion Alert: How to Get Better Photos With a Personal Stylist!

Fashion Alert: How to Get Better Photos With a Personal Stylist!

Every once in a while one of my clients really surprises me. As a San Francisco photographer I get asked so many questions about wardrobe. Each of my natural portrait shoots comes with a few changes of clothing to create variety and make sure that we get that perfect online dating photo or business portrait. But sometimes I am taken aback by their fashion choices. Recently I had a very positive experience with shock when a client showed up extremely well-dressed. Not necessarily over-the-top trendy, but just good quality nicely fitted clothing that looked like it might have been made specifically for him. So, I asked my 52 year-old client his secret. He immediately started gushing about his amazing stylist. “I really have no clue about clothes. This is especially an issue for me lately because I’ve just started dating again and I know that first impression makes a huge difference! When I hired Mimi,...

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GUEST POST: My eyes were dead in photos until I met Karina

GUEST POST: My eyes were dead in photos until I met Karina

*Written by Shaleah Dawnyel Meeting San Francisco photographer Karina Louise changed my life. It might sound crazy but it’s true. Have you ever had a really good picture of yourself? A single shot, whether business portrait or even something candid where you looked at it and said, “Wow, yes, that’s really me.” Being born and raised in Los Angeles, I was no stranger to the camera. As an outgoing child, I was constantly recruited to be “part of this church brochure” or “in that casual catalog”. Then as I got a little older and did musical theater in High School, the photo shoots continued. For a few years I even worked in the entertainment industry and came to intimately understand the never-ending quest for the perfect headshot. So many photographers, so little time! But in all of my photos, there was always a common theme. I could never see myself in these photos. The real...

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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 finding a day when all these busy, important people are in the office is hard enough, let alone pulling them out of their day for 20-30 minutes each to get their photo taken.  And since this scheduling conundrum is the main thing that most people focus on, many forget a vital component of coordinating a shoot. Beyond choosing the right business portrait photographer, there is another key component that I believe is ultimately the most important part of the process. And what is this mistake that so many highly functional organizers make? Coordinating wardrobe. Now, I know what you are thinking: “I am an administrative...

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