About Us

Behind the scenes at SmartShoot.

Founded in 2012 in San Francisco, CA, SmartShoot is growing fast. With thousands of professional photographers and filmmakers in our community and over 100,000 successful on-location shoots under our belts, we are the leaders in connecting you with these pros. Our clients range from individuals and small businesses to some of the world’s premier brands, including BMW, CBS, Expedia, Google, YouTube and Yelp.

Meet the team

Chris Abad

Customer Success

Peter Christy

Head of Product

Melissa Clark

Customer Support Manager

Nathaniel Ford


Molly Francis

Account Director

Kyle Frost


Aaron Golub


Leah Gonzales

Customer Success

Tony Ho


Ben Jones


Casey McCallister


Justin McCarthy

Co-Founder, CEO

John McWeeny

Co-Founder, COO

Kini Natekar


Thomas Nelson

Systems Integration Engineer

John Pfeister


Jeff Placencia


SmartShoot is solving a problem that affects a broad swathe of people, from individuals all the way up to Fortune 500 companies.
It's hard to search for photographers and videographers.

Craigslist is great for finding a deal on a used couch, but not a great source for finding the perfect photographer for newborn pictures. We love Google too, but pointing you to a cool-looking, singular portfolio page doesn’t tell you whether a videographer has the right temperament needed to work on your most important customer’s testimonial video.

Not only can we help connect you with an incredible engagement photographer or videographer for a customer testimonial, we can do it at scale for huge companies. A plethora of logistical issues arise when attempting to coordinate photographers and videographers in distributed locations. Scheduling, payment, support, and delivery all become painful issues. We've handled those problems, which is why companies like Yelp, Zillow, Apartment Guide and more choose SmartShoot to handle their photography needs. Learn more about our Enterprise offerings.

More than anything, we love beautiful photography and video. We are scouring the world for the most talented photographers and videographers in order to make it easy to work with them. At SmartShoot we focus on quality, transparency and simplicity to bring them to you each and everyday.