I'm often impressed by bloggers who are serious about their craft. They research to stay on top of trends, prep for photoshoots and bring their energy to the photo sessions, create blog content, and publish across various blog and social media platforms.
I try to make the bloggers' lives easier by matching their intensity to create high-quality images and by anticipating their needs. For example, I try to ease their workflow by providing images in a variety of crops for the different social media channels. The images are usually given in their original dimensions, as well as 1:1 (optimized for Instagram) and 16:9 (optimized for Snapchat and IG Stories).
Following a photo session with travel and style blogger Jenny, I sent her the photos in the various crop sizes. Afterwards, I also had fun taking the 16:9 images and posting them in my own Instagram stories.
Color Factory is a pop-up interactive exhibition celebrating color and material. This was the vivid backdrop for a photo session with Abbie and Sam, entrepreneurs who have created an Emmy-award-winning children’s show and series of books, designed to nurture emotional learning in kids ages 2-6. These mamas are a force to be reckoned with!
I accompanied food Instagrammer Elizabeth to a weekend brunch, hosted by Le Marais Bakery. Le Marais already has a few locations in the city, and we were excited to check out their newest spot in the Castro. As the food came out, it looked and smelled so good, it was difficult not to devour everything immediately. But as we all know -- the camera eats first!
If I weren’t a photographer, friends say that I should have been a tour guide. I love showing people around and telling the history behind sites. So when bloggers from other locations come visit San Francisco and reach out to do a photo session, I am excited to lend my local knowledge. Whether it’s getting the best vantage point of popular attractions or photographing in spots known only to the locals, I’m happy to strategize. We work together to determine which locations will best fit the blogger’s vision and travel schedule.
Check out a few photos from a session with visiting Chicago blogger Zainub, which we shot in downtown San Francisco.