Not All VCs Give Boring Holiday Gifts

One of our advisors recently contacted us with an interesting question: “When companies we’ve backed raise their next round of financing we want to celebrate the milestone. With pictures! What do you think?” -  Hunter Walk, Homebrew The answer on our end was pretty straight forward, “Absolutely. They’re going to be some lucky companies!”...

Pastry Photography Tips

Baking and Pastry Photography Tips

From what a person had for dessert to wedding cakes, it seems like everyone is taking pictures of their food these days. So why shouldn’t bakers just pick up a camera, take your own pastry photos, and save a few bucks? This may work for some, but for the majority of people, this will tak...

5 Ways to Make Your Event Photography Go Smoothly

5 Ways to Make Your Event Photography go Smoothly

It is the desire of every host, event manager, and even couples getting married for their event to run smoothly. If changes are necessary, it’s ideal to keep them at a minimum and not alter the perceived flow of things. With event photography, there are certain things that you can do to ensure that you...

Outdoor Senior Picture Locations

The Best Outdoor Senior Picture Locations

As your senior year of high school begins, it’s a good idea to start thinking about your senior portraits. After all, you’ll soon be competing with the rest of your classmates and seniors from other high schools for the timeslots of professional photographers, and it’s the early bird that gets the worm! Senior Portraits by...

Living Room Photography by Philip Campbell

Preparing Your Living Room for A Real Estate Video

Once you decide to show off your house to the marketplace, creating a real estate video focused on living room videography is one of the best ways to get buyers interested. With a video, buyers can quickly visualize your entire property and decide if your location is one they are serious about purchasing. For you...

The Best Time of Year to Take Senior Pictures

The Best Time of Year to Take Senior Pictures

Your senior year will be full of momentous occasions, including your senior pictures. From touring university campuses to enjoying your final football games and dances as a high school student, your weekends and afternoons after school are sure to be packed. As you start planning your schedule, remember to leave plenty of time for everything...

Winter Engagement Photography by Kim Thiel

Fantastic Engagement Photography Ideas for December

Even though December and other winter months are not a popular choice for weddings, they are a great time to capture engagement photos. The season allows you to create your own winter wonderland and show off your winter duds. It gives couples a variety of prop and clothing options to play around with, and t...

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You’re Officially Challenged to a Pumpkin Carving Contest

That’s right – you’re officially challenged to a pumpkin carve off. And you’re double challenged if you’re a startup in San Francisco on 2nd St. Consider this your public call out. Yes there’s a Giants parade today, yes it’s nasty outside, but channel your inner pumpkin carving spirit and you could win some free headshot...

Engagement Photo by David Ehsan

7 Amazing Theme Ideas For Your Engagement Photos

 Photo by David Ehsan Photography Themes are a great way to spice up your engagement photo shoot. They can be about a creative location or just something you both love. Engagement photo themes add a unique twist and an additional element of fun by allowing you to dress up in a fashion you rarely, if...

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Introducing the SmartShoot Performance Index

One of the challenges marketplaces face is creating efficiencies that work for both the buyers and the sellers. In the case of SmartShoot, we want to provide clients with access to the absolute best professional for their project. For photographers and videographers, we want to connect you with clients who fit your business. There are so many...