For over 10 years, award winning photographer Joy Jacobs has created a sparkling collection of photography and video for influential brands in the beauty, fashion, tech, spirits and hospitality industries. Her high performing digital content has illuminated the pages of The New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, New York Magazine, StyleCaster, Forbes, Travel & Leisure and Elle, among others.
“An artistic and nurturing presence, Joy is an incredible spirit and lives up to her name because she is a joy to be around. She makes friends with everyone around her, and she has the most inviting smile. Joy has a big heart and emulates individuality, innate social aptitude, respect, and unique creative qualities and without any sense of ego or hierarchy. She is down to earth and brings with her a sense of grace. Joy is the rarest gem.”
Victoria Wall Harris is a commercial and editorial photographer and director, who’s favorite projects are those that combine stills and motion. Not bound by genre, her creative approach gives clients a way to tell their full brand story in a positive and truly cohesive style.
She studied photography at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and from there moved to NYC to pursue her career. She worked as an assistant and digital tech for some of the industry’s top photographers and learned the ropes of full scale photo and motion production while honing her own creative skills and building a diverse client roster.
After seven years in Brooklyn’s WIlliamsburg, Victoria relocated to LA in 2012 where she launched her own business full time. In 2017, she opened a daylight photo studio in LA’s Eagle Rock called Hilltop Studios.
Based in Los Angeles, California
In the beginning he aspired to smuggle gems from Sri Lanka and live on the island of Fatu Hiva where Gauguin painted. Instead moved to Micronesia and got lost for two years. Fell in lust. Slid down a coconut tree; very painful. Saw a blue moon. Was attacked by sharks but got lucky. Built houses, speared fish, Fell in love. Went home empty handed. Went to school, got bored then graduated. Lived in Mexico, fell in love, got drunk with a cartel hit man. Lived in Indian village, broke two ribs, lost all his money on a cock fight, got lost in a cave but now is found. Published widely acclaimed work. Made mama proud. Worked for newspapers. Worked for Sipa Press. Walked in the desert, got heat stroke, thought he saw God or Jerry Garcia. Recovered. Worked for Life, Fortune, Newsweek, National Geographic. Went to Cuba and smoked cigars. Fell in Love. Married in Havana. She saw him coming a mile away. Fortunate tragedy. Recovered. Worked for New York Times, Discovery Channel, Amgen, Target, etc. Worked in Latin America. Fell in Love with the wrong woman then Fell in love with the right woman Got Married, wife, kid, beagle and garden. The whole nine yards. Beagle ate the house. Likes tomatoes, green tea and bike riding. Most pressing question: "Are we living in a simulation?"
I’m a Los Angeles based portrait and lifestyle photographer living and working on both coasts. I love collaborating with people and being thrown into different situations. There is a unique story behind every face and I rely on those unexpected details to make images that are as special as the people. With the help of great crew, we strive to make magic happen for all of my clients. When I’m not making pictures I’m training for marathons or playing ice hockey to stay healthy and inspired.
Home base is currently Los Angeles, California where I live with my wife, daughter, large cat and Guinea Pig.
I’m a photographer living in Los Angeles with my dog and my husband to be. My work mainly focuses on the nuances between lifestyle and interiors in both residential and hospitality commercial spaces.
I was born in Seoul Korea and grew up primarily in San Diego. I earned a BFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After a three years between NYC and the Bay Area, I moved to LA in Fall of 2006 and have been freelancing as a full time photographer since the Spring of 2009. When I was much younger I wanted to be an architect and design cool spaces, now I take photos of them for a living!
If you’re into personality types: I’m an Aries. My enneagram is Type 2 “The Helper”. My Meyers-Briggs type is “Consul” ESFJ-A. My Love Language is Quality Time.
Other things I love in no particular order: Letterpress stationary / Graphic Design / Palm Springs / Aperol Spritz / Ramen / Italian Beaches / Home cooked meals / Love Letters / Crime documentaries / Canyon hikes
I take authentic, moment-based images for brands and publications. My work has varied in scope and subject matter, but certain things remain consistent: an emphasis on curiosity, human connection, and immersive experiences. I love exploring new places, meeting new people, and learning about cultures and communities outside of my own. Ask me to travel and I will say yes.
I’m Daniela, a Los Angeles based food photographer and creative director. I began my career as a chef with a passion for sourcing colorful produce from local markets. I love emphasizing the beauty of real food with my images. I’m also a food stylist and recipe developer with a gorgeous prop-filled studio in Venice, California.
Whether it’s stills or motion, I collaborate with brands, restaurants and publications, bringing their creative campaigns to life, from project concept to completion.
If I’m not in the studio, you’ll find me surfing the California coast or teaching my niece how to braid a perfect purple challah.
Joe Magnani and Jared Schlachet, the duo that make up JSquared Photography, have been working together for over a decade and remain one of the most sought after photography pairs in the industry. From studio and network work to publications, advertising, and brands, JSquared is known for their impeccable technical skills and their ability to bring creative visions to life in print and on screen.
Joe and Jared attended the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography, honing in on their craft from a young age. While they met after graduation, the duo began assisting one another on solo jobs and quickly realized that together, they could make magic happen on set. Their way of working is unique; two sets of eyes working together, with each photographer taking their turn behind the camera while the other directs each frame, guiding the shooter and ensuring every photo captures a detailed, moment in time.
Born and raised in Texas, Teal now resides in Los Angeles, California. With a keen eye for detail, color, and natural light, she creates original imagery for editorial and commercial clients across the genres of travel & lifestyle, architecture, and still life.
The need to travel was instilled in her at a young age. Growing up in a family of architects, artists and travelers, she is grateful to have been immersed in an environment of creativity and curiosity from the start. Before she learned how to make a photograph, she learned how to be a traveler. Travel is when she is most engaged, most inspired and most challenged. Learning bits of a new language and culture, getting lost in winding cobblestone streets or narrow dirt paths, meeting local people, and taking in every element of a moment – sights, scents, sounds and feelings. This is when she is most alive.
Select Clients: Apple, American Airlines, Four Seasons, INTERSECT by Lexus, Magnolia Network, Who What Wear, Crate & Barrel, US Bank, Fodors Travel, TripAdvisor, Smart Flyer, Paravel, Davidson Hospitality Group, and Parkview Private Collection amongst other travel and lifestyle brands.
Published In: Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Hemispheres, Health Magazine, Interiors Magazine, American Way, Fodor’s, Suitcase Magazine, and more.
I was born and raised in Southern California, and after living in San Francisco for 14 years, I was called back to the diverse and delicious lifestyle of Los Angeles. I was living and working as a lifestyle, portrait, and dance photographer in San Francisco after receiving my MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art.
I often find the most mundane moments endearing and try to capture them when I’m making photos. I like telling simple but authentic stories and showing the beauty in people as they are – human, real, and imperfect.
Based in Los Angeles, California
I’m a lifestyle and portrait photographer from Italy, currently residing in Los Angeles. As a young boy I had a colorful vintage 1960s map of the United States above my bed. Each main region was represented with a little sketch or figure, very detailed, and I had dreams that one day I was going to be there and discover all those places myself. My passion for visual arts encouraged me to study graphic design and work as web designer in Italy. The opportunity became reality in 2002 when I moved from Italy and my journey started in San Francisco. In few years I ended up in various circumstances in the city of Angeles. The multicultural environment, the vibrant lifestyle and the excitement for embracing this new adventure of life has been my motivation for taking photographs. A passion I cultivated since I was a young teenager and has transformed my life and career. After lot of training and experience, I consider myself very fortunate.
Edinburgh based professional photographer & creative director blending creativity with the curiosity and joy of adventure. Projects range from commissioned work for global brands to social media campaigns, aerial imagery & video services and fine art commissions with a strong focus on the outdoors and sustainable practices.
Based in Palos Verdes Estates, California
Jonathan Young is a photographer in Los Angeles specializing in corporate, editorial, and food photography. With a passion for storytelling, clean compositions, and attention to detail, he creates images that command attention. Comfortable on sets large and small, he often works alongside video productions with demanding production schedules. Grounded in 20 years of experience, he’s seen it all and can quickly and confidently work to meet and exceed client expectations.
Based in Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Patrick was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in a small town in Franconia. He studied photography and design at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (FH Bielefeld), where he subsequently graduated.
In 2011 he exchanged the urban setting of Berlin, where he lived and worked for several years, for the sunny beaches of Los Angeles, where he is currently based.
Patrick loves working with real people in their natural surroundings and stages them in an authentic way. His conceptual still life work often encompasses a humorous commentary. He is the happiest when he is in the midst of creating a new series of images and enjoys every part of the process, from conception to execution.
Before hitting his stride as a photographer and VMA-Nominated director, Andrew held creative positions at major record labels where he helmed the visual branding for artists including Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe, Shawn Mendes and Nick Jonas. When an opportunity to photograph the SXSW festival presented itself, Andrew’s focus shifted to shooting. Since then, Andrew has had the pleasure of lensing campaigns for American Express, AT&T, Revlon, Pfizer, WW, Johnson & Johnson and has directed music videos featuring Fall Out Boy, 2 Chainz, Elton John & Courtney Love. Andrew splits his time between New York and Los Angeles and is a proud member the LGBTQIA+ community. He is happiest spending a day on location getting to know a subject while making authentic imagery in the process.
Based in Los Angeles, California
I’m a commercial food, beverage, and product photographer living, mostly, but also working in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Phoenix (and still down to drive 6 hours through the desert to shoot there now and again). My background is in journalism and I graduated from ASU’s Walter Cronkite school in 2014 (so now you can probably figure out how old I am). Still down to do some journalism here and there, too.
To contact me, feel free to follow along at Instagram, or email me directly at [email protected]
Since I’m known to photograph a lot of drinks, this is where I say "Cheers!"
Based in Alhambra, California
I am a commercial lifestyle and editorial photographer with roots in family photojournalism. My work best serves brands who want to help people aspire to collect moments rather than things: experiential activities, family-friendly services, artisans, museums, education, minimalistic living, agrotourism, family travel, social documentary work, and visual ethnographies.
Gritty, intimate, honest photography casting light on the unique characters and stories that are shaping our future. Bringing life experience from global travels to military service, award winning photographer Tom Kubik evokes the infallible beauty of real human connection through lifestyle and portrait photography.
I’m a lifestyle and advertising photographer / director based in Los Angeles, CA.
I work with advertising & brand agencies & directly with clients. I’m at my best collaborating with people who appreciate integrity, authenticity, storytelling and caffeine.
As well as shooting personal projects I love cycling, eating and making friends with stranger’s dogs. If you think I’m a good fit for a brief please email or call for a chat.
Marisa Guzmán-Aloia is a Washington, DC based portrait and lifestyle photographer. A graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Marisa’s work is about capturing the stories in front of her lens. Her use of light and composition, in addition to her emotive direction, creates relaxed and natural photographs. Marisa enjoys collaborating with clients to bring their vision to life. Marisa has a wanderlust. Her life as a photographer has led her on breathtaking adventures. Documenting new places, cultures and experiences feed her soul. But, it doesn’t matter where in the world Marisa is, she will always be a California girl at heart. The world is a wonderfully big and diverse place. Marisa is aiming to photograph as much of it as she can. Marisa’s clients include Compass Real Estate Brokerage, Keller Williams Realty, TTR Sotheby’s Realty, CARR Properties, The Washingtonian, Virtuoso Magazine, Boston University Alumni Magazine, Rutgers Alumni Magazine, IBM Power Systems Magazine, Southbay Magazine and Terranea Resort Magazine.
Named after a blood-thirsty goddess and raised by a troupe of traveling thespians, Los Angeles-based film & creative director, Tanit Sakakini, shapes what ABC’s City Line calls “elegantly irreverent” magical worlds.
Sakakini works with brands, agencies, and other artists to develop ideas and give them form. The videos and stills on this website are projects she’s scripted, directed, or photographed. They’ve appeared in publications including Time, Newsweek, and Fast Company, and received distinguished recognition from Communication Arts, the Telly Awards, and the New York Photo Awards, among others.
She directed her first videos for Fidelity Investments while an undergrad at Tufts University, and was introduced to the manic/magnetic world of filmmaking, working for Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule. Equal portions visual artist and writer, Sakakini worked in advertising as a copywriter for agencies including Landor and Euro RSCG, and some years earlier, won a purebred Arabian horse in a high school essay contest – her best-loved accolade to date.
Jayme Burrows is a commercial and editorial photographer based out of Los Angeles, California. She is a foodie and a traveler. Jayme studied first at the University of California at Santa Barbara earning her B.A. in Art History and History. She then went on to study Visual Journalism at the Brooks Institute and eventually earned her MFA in Photography from Brooks as well. It is her training in fine art and journalism that still influence her commercial work today.
Based in Rancho Santa Margarita, California
I am a commercial photographer who creates sports lifestyle imagery. I am based in Southern California, living just outside Los Angeles in Rancho Santa Margarita.
My love for photography began when I was 11 years old with a Sports Illustrated subscription that included a free camera. Changing the plastic cameras f-stop’s from cloudy to partly cloudy, and even to the sunny setting was all the sophistication I needed to test it out the first time photographing Shamu on our family vacation. From there, as they say, the rest is history.
Having participated in sports and outdoor adventure throughout my life I naturally gravitated towards sports lifestyle imagery. It has always provided me with opportunities to challenge myself in new ways, creatively and technically. Whether I’m photographing an NBA superstar with a five minute time limit or capturing a runner in full stride, each day as a photographer is exhilarating and satisfying.
I shrink the space between empathy and action.
By shooting visual content in a creative and dignified manner, my work connects audiences with the powerful stories of real people.
If you’re an organization or corporation committed to doing good in the world, I’d love to partner with you.
San Diego is my home base. Let’s meet for tacos.
Based in San Luis Obispo, California
Laura currently lives on the California coast, working locally in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She received her BFA in Fine Art from the California College of the Arts, and was selected as one of PDN’s 30 Photographers to Watch in 2014. She loves to travel, and is available for projects anywhere in the world.
Amazon, Target, Tiki Brand, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, HGTV, Chronicle Books, California Tourism Board, Domino Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, and Kashi to name a few.
Jacob Kepler is a Las Vegas based editorial, commercial and advertising photographer. Before moving to Las Vegas, Jacob worked as a staff photojournalist for several East Coast newspapers.
I have always been interested in meeting people and telling their stories. That is what initially drew me to photography. I also enjoy challenging situations and working with a team.
Some of his recent clients include Rolling Stone, Politico, The Guardian, Bloomberg, Cirque du Soleil ESPN, Walmart, Southwest Airlines, Saveur, IBM, Spots Illustrated, IMG Worlwide and many others.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I almost became a Nuclear Engineer. Thankfully, after about a year of college physics and math, my creative brain cells wrestled control over the nerdy geek in me and pointed me to Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. I still have a bit of that nerdy geek in me, but in a creative photographic way. The San Francisco Bay Area is where I landed after graduation and where I launched Vantage Point Photography. I love what I do. I love the process. I love creating images that cause people to pause, to look, to think and sometimes to smile. My other loves? My kids, our dog, a good hiking trail, and my SX 70 loaded with Polaroid film.
Based in South San Francisco, California
I’m JJ (Jumoc-)Casas and I’m a portrait & commercial photographer in South San Francisco. I’m also the Creative Director of 8:45a, a photo and cinematography production company serving startups to Fortune 500 companies.
I’m a proud Wildcat of St. Ignatius College Preparatory (’05) and Don of University of San Francisco (’10).
When not photographing, you can find me: learning through my endless list of magazine subscriptions, browsing the internet for notable photography work, drinking Aeropressed coffee, or reading business books on my Kindle.
My first email: how I ended up photographing a billion dollar power couple through a DM in Instagram.
Lucas Saugen is a San Francisco based commercial advertising photographer who focuses on product lifestyle. His work for Apple, Target, Logitech, Ancestry, Salesforce, Walmart, Mozilla, Levis, Dockers, Girlfriend Collective, EKO, Illumina, ThirdLove, Wine.com, Hint Water, Preservation Magazine, Peek Kids, Charlotte Russe, Lumio, Maker Media, Museum of Craft and Design, Craft in America, Westward Leaning, Jelly Cat, Tile, JINS, Olio, Goodwill, Vode Lighting, and the Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis among other clients has appeared in print, web, newspaper, and out of home.
Mark Rogers is a San Francisco-based pet photographer with an uncanny ability to draw out the personalities and emotions of his animal and human subjects. His eye-catching, often humorous images of dogs and cats-plus a few other animals-appear in national advertising campaigns and print publications. Consistently selected as one of the Bay Area’s top pet photographers, Mark is highly sought by private clients to work with their pets. He also donates his time to animal welfare and rescue groups. Mark lives with his wife, Anne, their dog, Bizzy, and their cat, the mischievous Jimmy Chew.
Anthony Lindsey is a photographer living in San Francisco and working just about anywhere. Originally from Austin he earned degrees in both Architecture and Photography before choosing “door number two” and settling in San Francisco during the late ‘90s.
By 2006 he had been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Young Photographers in America” by American PHOTO magazine. Now older and (thankfully) wiser he continues to work with clients intent on making pictures that are pure, relatable, and timeless. He currently focuses on images of the built environment and the people who live and work there.
After work you’ll find him looking for the best spot to hunker down with some local food & drink and plan his next trip, preferably to somewhere warm near a large body of water.
Anthony has worked throughout the US and in Europe, China, and West Africa.
With a formal education in architecture (U.Michigan ‘13), Wells is a visual problem solver who seeks energetic, balanced compositions with clean leading lines.
Rooted in documenting authentic experiences, his work celebrates the natural world and humanity’s connection to it. Wells specializes in crafting outdoor lifestyle, food & drink, and travel stories with a focus on sustainability. Wells has captured compelling stories for various brands and publications including REI, Helly Hansen and Gestalten; he is passionate about collaborating with non-profits, B corps and mission-driven organizations.
Angela DeCenzo is a lifestyle, food and travel photographer that got her first taste of wanderlust traveling the country in her family’s VW van as a kid. Though she now calls San Francisco home, Angela’s adventurous spirit still finds its way into her everyday life and work.
She focuses on places, cultures, happenings, and the little moments between that end up being most meaningful. They’re snippets of contemporary human experience that are just as fleeting as they are universal. Angela approaches her shoots with genuine curiosity and the belief that everyone has a compelling story worth representing.
“I like capturing authentic moments and details that encourage us to appreciate the beauty of everyday life and the common thread beneath our differences. Photography reminds me to slow down, maintain a sense of curiosity, and explore the tiny moments and big ones that make life remarkable.”
Go find the strange and the arresting. Make it personal, with tenderness and respect. Go analog, go tethered, go untethered, change where the sun is relative to your lens, switch out the softbox, put a grid on it. Put a gel on it. Put another gel on it. Kick the tripod. Ask if there’s another view, another room, another flavor, a favorite record, a very first book, a pair of shoes that will never be thrown away. Say yes. Ask if there’s any way they can put sod down in time for the shoot tomorrow. Ask if there’s wifi, if there’s a good sandwich shop nearby, if there are any quirks, anything they’re known for. Ask if they know any good jokes. Tell a good joke. Ask if they like their smile. Make it sing. Make it up as you go along. Make it worth the expense. Make it great.
Jayms Ramirez is an Active Lifestyle Photographer based in San Francisco, California shooting Editorial and Advertising work for a robust clientele.
He specializes in Adventure/Travel/Lifestyle work, and Environmental Portraiture of people immersed in their passion space….
Before pursuing his photography career full-time, Jayms spent a decade on the road leading adventure travel trips through Mexico, Central, South America and Se Asia; and producing content for the Travel Channel.
He is very well traveled and has a great passion for shooting on location, while conveying an authentic sense of adventure for his clients’ branding, editorial and travel projects.
Jayms has great experience producing and shooting conceptual client work in the field and has a great of network of colleagues around the globe, ready to collaborate in creating adventurous imagery and video deliverables.
Based in San Francisco, California
Jaime Borschuk (she/her) specializes in environmental portraiture for editorial, personal documentation, and brand narrative. She loves making people feel comfortable about having their picture taken.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999, Jaime is originally from Iowa. She is a musician/music enthusiast, has a past life as a graphic and web designer, co-edits and designs an annual literary memoir zine called We’ll Never Have Paris, and enjoys a quality homemade Manhattan.
Jaime lives by the beach with her two cats, Earl Grey & Boone. She also has a photo studio in Potrero Hill, where she can capture you or your products against various colored backgrounds and surfaces.
Are you sold now? Get in touch to work together.
I was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. I could engage a target from 500 yards and fieldstrip an M-16 blindfolded. After serving with some of the bravest people I’ve ever met, I traded my weapon for a camera — and learned about myself.
In the years that followed, I was reborn through photojournalism. My work has since taken me around the world — and into the lives of countless beautiful people. Today I shoot a healthy mixture of commercial, editorial, and personal work.
If it’s true that we’re all on a fast train to somewhere, you’ll recognize me as the elder statesman with the kid spirit in the front car.
Don’t be a stranger.
Born in Toronto / Had a bowl haircut at 10 years old and a mullet in high school / Graduated from York University with a degree in Film & Photography / Heard about a US Immigration Green Card lottery / Entered the Green Card lottery / Won a Green Card / Moved to Phoenix / Got married / Had a son / Bought a dog / Received a couple of photography awards / Still plays hockey twice a week / And still listens to Rush
After studying art history and photojournalism at UC Berkeley and working for several notable international photojournalists, Meg built a busy career as a professional photographer and helped redefine wedding photography. Her clients have included Anne Hathaway, LeAnne Rimes, Jimmy Kimmel, and the late Robin Williams, among others.
Meg captures unfussy elegance with authenticity and brings that same sensitivity to her commercial work. Recently she photographed the first same-sex wedding fashion campaign for The Men’s Wearhouse,
and her third cookbook shoot (Gather, Casual Cooking from Wine Country Gardens) with over 300 of her images, was awarded the 2021 Independent Publisher Cookbook Award.
Local to Napa Valley (SF Bay Area) and Los Angeles, Meg has worked on jobs in France, Italy, the Bahamas, West Indies and Mexico.
Ian Hanson is a San Francisco based photographer who will never give up his New York number, ever. He is a lover of the great outdoors, animals, and making beautiful pictures with creative people. Classically trained at a small photography school in the Berkshires, Ian next moved to New York to further his education and training. After assisting a variety of talented interior, still life, food, and fashion photographers, his own style began to emerge. It was these diverse assignments and experiences that make Ian comfortable in many settings, with many subjects. Hanson likes anything with two wheels and a motor, as well as the adventure and beauty the open road provides. When he’s not in the studio, Ian can be found exploring the landscape and searching out the best eats with his wife and two boxers Tank & McLovin’, or maybe working on a personal project like the www.thefotobus.com.