As a Los Angeles food and product photographer, it probably doesn’t surprise you when I say that I’m a major foodie. I think it’s impossible to photograph delectable chef-inspired creations and not want to eat it all. (Actually, I try to eat before food sessions so I’m not tempted – ha!)   That being said, […]

3 Camera Lenses You Need So, you’ve been using the basic lens kit for a while, but now you’re ready to step up your photography game. With so many camera lenses on the market, it’s hard to know what your next purchase should be.   Want a peek inside my camera bag? These three camera […]

Imagine: You’re scrolling on your phone when you come across an ad with your photo on it – that you took a few years ago – for a company that was never your client. Your name or company are nowhere to be found on the ad, and that photo was intended for one-year use by […]

As a professional LA product photographer, you might expect that I have a perfectly streamlined system that never fails. Well, I’m here to tell you that even the most established system has hiccups at times. For instance, who could have anticipated a global pandemic that causes everyone to shut down or work from home? The […]

Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the majestic San Gabriel Mountains, it’s no wonder how Los Angeles earned its heavenly name. Few places in the US can match its beauty. Throw in the perfect year-round climate, and this city can’t be beat! But I love Los Angeles for more than the geographical features. The city […]

Well, here we are still stuck at home (for the most part). But staying safe at home during the pandemic doesn’t have to be all bad. Think of it as an opportunity to hone your craft or learn a new skill. Photography is more relevant than ever in today’s online world. Learning how to shoot […]

Images taken on a white backdrop look fresh and modern…if done right. A white backdrop is your best friend for selling products online. Many e-commerce stores and marketplaces (think: eBay, Amazon, Walmart Marketplace, Rakuten, Target Plus) require photographing on a white backdrop for product listings. The goal is to maintain a clean, cohesive look across […]

A permanent change is happening. We’ve been at home for weeks. Our society has adapted quicker than most of us could have ever imagined. Zoom calls take the place of in-person conference calls, employees are completing their jobs from home, restaurants are adapting to takeout/delivery restrictions, online education has skyrocketed, the list goes on. It’s […]

How am I supposed to be preparing for my photo session?! This question is asked A LOT! And there are different things you can do to to prep for any type of session – portrait, on-location food or product, lifestyle – whatever it is – the more you’re prepared, the easier it is on everyone […]

Food styling is hard. I learn so much about it with every job and on my own time. I am constantly researching different ways to make my job easier. Most of the time, I don’t have a food stylist on my shoots so the client is relying on me to make sure their food looks […]