In today's world, first impressions are paramount, and a captivating headshot and photos that represent your brand authentically can be your most invaluable asset. I believe that a good headshot transcends a simple photograph; it's a genuine representation of your unique personality and business. Whether you're a professional seeking to elevate your online presence, an artist showcasing your creativity, or an entrepreneur looking to make a lasting impact, our work together will produce images that will capture your confidence and help you stand out. 

Elevate Your Image, Embrace Your Brilliance.

Modern Headshots & Branding for Today's Professional

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area,
Silicon Valley and beyond

Headshots vs Branding?

Welcome to the world of elevated images and vibrant brands! Choosing the right session for you is like finding the perfect filter – it enhances your uniqueness and makes you shine. Here's a quick guide to help you pick the perfect fit:

Headshot Sessions:
For those seeking a standout professional image, our headshot sessions are your go-to. Whether it's a quick 15-minute session with one look, perfect to update your LinkedIn or a more extensive 2-hour shoot, we've got you covered. Crisp, confident, and undeniably you.

Branding Sessions:
Ready to tell your brand story through visuals? Our branding sessions are a creative playground. Spend the day crafting a narrative that resonates in multiple settings, with images that echo your brand's voice. 

Choosing Your Path:
Elevate your image with headshots or embrace your brand essence with a full-on branding adventure. How to pick? It's simple – your goals. Want a quick, professional update? Headshots. Looking to amplify your brand identity and create content for your social media and marketing needs? Branding. Whichever you choose, we'll make sure you're camera-ready.

Weekday Availability:
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Whether you prefer our West Oakland studio or a location that resonates with your professional identity, we've got you covered. Our on-location sessions bring the studio experience to your preferred environment.

Special Requests:
Need a headshot outside of our regular hours? We're here to make it happen. Simply drop us an email, and we'll work together to find a suitable time that fits your schedule.

Weekend Mini Sessions:
Keep an eye on our Offers page for exclusive weekend opportunities. Periodically, we host In-Studio Mini Session Days, bringing the weekend into the picture.

I believe that every schedule deserves a standout headshot. Reach out today to secure your session, and let's capture the best version of you – on your terms.

I'm here to make your headshot or branding session an effortless and exciting experience. Here's a sneak peek into what you can expect:

Headshot Sessions:

The Click: Your dynamic session captures your essence and individuality – a snapshot of your brilliance.

Proofs That Pop: In just 2-3 business days, we'll send over your proof gallery. Get ready to explore the best of the best, highlighted by an expert eye.

Select with Confidence: Choose the shots that truly resonate with you, or lean on my recommendations for standout selections.

Swift Delivery: Your finalized, downloadable images will be in your hands within 5-7 business days. Time to let your new headshots shine!

Branding Sessions:

Capturing Your Narrative: We delve into your brand story during your vibrant session – a visual representation of your journey.

Gallery Unveiled: Your proof gallery arrives in 5-7 business days, showcasing a tapestry of possibilities. Explore, contemplate, and envision your brand's future.

Crafting Perfection: After your selections, we fine-tune your chosen images, ensuring each one embodies your brand's essence.

Grand Reveal: Within 2-3 weeks of your final selections, your polished gallery is unveiled. A collection that tells your brand's story, ready to conquer the world.

Your headshot session is all about showcasing your unique personality and style. Here are some tips to help you put your best look forward:

Keep It You:
Choose outfits that align with your personal brand and the image you want to convey. Comfort and authenticity are key.

Color Confidence:
Opt for solid colors that complement your skin tone and bring out your eyes. Bold colors can exude energy, while softer tones offer a timeless elegance.

Flattering Fit:
Wear clothing that fits well and flatters your body type. Avoid overly baggy or tight attire to ensure you look and feel your best.

Textures and Patterns:
Subtle textures add depth, while understated patterns can add visual interest. Avoid bold patterns that may distract from your face.

Layers of Confidence:
Layers can provide options during the shoot. A jacket, sweater, or scarf can easily create multiple looks without changing your entire outfit.

Footwear Counts:
Even if not fully visible, footwear can affect your posture and confidence. Opt for shoes that match your chosen outfit's tone.

For branding sessions we will make a mood board! 

I am here to answer all your wardrobe questions and make sure you are you in your photos.

Elevate Your Look: Professional Hair and Makeup Services

Curating the perfect image goes beyond the frame – it's about feeling confident from the inside out. While not all sessions include hair and makeup, we offer the option to add a touch of professional grooming and beauty to your experience.

If you're considering adding hair and makeup to your session, simply let us know. We'll work with you to find the ideal artist, ensuring your grooming and beauty needs are met seamlessly.

Your photos are all about personalized experiences. Whether you opt for hair and makeup or not, our priority is capturing your brilliance while making you feel comfortable and confident every step of the way.

Contact us today to discuss your session details and the option to include professional hair and makeup services. Your journey to a polished, radiant image begins here.

Need Your Photos ASAP? Let's Make It Happen!

We understand that time is of the essence, and we're here to accommodate your urgent needs. If you're looking for a speedy turnaround, here's what we'll need to know:

Deadline: When do you need the final images in hand? Providing us with a clear deadline helps us align our schedule to meet your requirements.

Session Type: Is it a headshot session or a branding session? Different session types might have varying editing and processing times.

Quantity: How many images do you need in a rush? Knowing the quantity helps us manage our resources and ensure quality even in a tight timeframe.

Editing Requests: Are there specific editing requests or preferences you have for your images? Let us know if you have any special requirements.
Additional Fee: Please note that expedited services may incur an additional fee to cover the resources required to meet your deadline while maintaining our high standards of quality.

Remember, while we're dedicated to delivering your images quickly, we also prioritize maintaining the high quality and standards that define our work. Feel free to reach out to us as soon as possible with the above information, and we'll work closely with you to ensure your images are ready within the timeframe you need.

Choose Your Setting: In-Studio or Your Preferred Location

I believe that the right setting sets the stage for extraordinary headshots. Whether you're drawn to our West Oakland studio or have a specific location in mind, we're here to create the perfect backdrop for your vision.

Step into our studio in the heart of West Oakland, where creativity and professionalism converge. Our controlled environment ensures optimal lighting and a seamless atmosphere for focused headshot sessions.

On-Location Magic:
Prefer a specific spot that resonates with your brand? We're more than happy to accommodate. Whether it's your place of business or an outdoor setting, we'll bring our expertise to you.

Travel with a Touch:
For locations beyond 25 miles, a travel charge may apply to cover the logistics of bringing our studio experience to you. Feel free to reach out for details and personalized options.

The Choice is Yours:
Your headshot, your setting. Wherever you choose, we're dedicated to capturing your brilliance with professional expertise and a dash of creativity.

Navigating Retouching: Honesty and Enhancements

I believe in the beauty of authenticity while enhancing your best features. Here's how we approach retouching to ensure your headshots reflect the real you:

The Authentic Touch:
Our philosophy is rooted in capturing your genuine essence. We embrace your uniqueness and ensure that your final photos showcase the real, confident you.

A Gentle Enhance:
Basic retouching is included to refine small imperfections and highlight your natural beauty. The goal is to accentuate your features while maintaining the honesty of the image.

Beyond the Basics:
If you're interested in additional retouching, such as more extensive edits or adjustments, a fee of $30 per photo applies. This ensures we allocate the necessary time and expertise to meet your specific requests.

Honesty is Key:
Our commitment is to transparency and collaboration. We want you to love the final result, so we encourage open discussions about your retouching preferences during our process.

Your Vision, Our Expertise:
Whether it's a light touch or a more refined enhancement, we're here to work closely with you. Your input guides our skilled team in creating a final product that reflects your vision.

I believe in blending artistic expertise with authenticity. Contact us today to discuss retouching options, and let's create headshots that represent your best self, naturally enhanced.

Beyond Headshots: A Diverse Range of Services

My expertise extends far beyond headshots. We're here to cater to a variety of needs, ensuring every moment is captured in the most compelling and authentic way:

Group Headshots with Instant Delivery:
For larger teams of 8 and more, we offer in-office headshot sessions with instant delivery. Streamlined and efficient, this option is perfect for ensuring consistency and professionalism across your team's imagery.

Capturing Corporate and Not so Corporate Moments:
My extensive experience in event photography speaks for itself. With almost a decade of capturing events, retreats, and group travel trips under my belt, including for industry giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, I expertly chronicle moments no matter the gathering size.

Your Products, My Lens:
Enhance your business with captivating product photography. I bring your products to life with my creative eye, ensuring they shine in every image.

Beyond Business Boundaries:
Away from the work world, I embrace the spectrum of life's moments. From intimate boudoir sessions to capturing the radiant glow of maternity, and your family's yearly portrait and even the occasional wedding, I'm here to document your life. 

My versatility is my strength. No matter the occasion or scope, I'm ready to craft images that tell your story with authenticity and finesse.

Yes. Yes you can.  Fill out the form below and I'll be in touch.

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Simply fill out the form and share your needs, preferences, and any questions you have. I will get back to you promptly to discuss how we can create images that align with your vision.