I am a nomadic, van-life photographer with a small dog named Bread. We love working on creating imagery through play and adventure and have an amazing network of skills, experience, resources, and fellow creatives to bring authentic stories to life.
I started with a Nikon DSLR that a co-worker loaned me, since then it’s been a process of learning and growing through telling stories. After years of collaborating on photo-based imagery with peers and mentors in the acting, modeling, photography and general creative community, I’ve met and worked with so many incredible people. My goal is to bring quality, affordability and community to artists, performers and business owners; anyone passionate about what they do!
I started my education as a civil engineer, progressing through a masters program in sustainable design. Once I expanded into photography and filmmaking, an area I’m incredibly passionate about, it became a joy to ‘go’ to work every day. As an actor as well, I have experienced first-hand the experiences in front of the camera as well as behind it. I want to share what I’ve learned and continue learning on behalf of the artists I can help with my own developing skills not just in image creation, but in how it plays into marketing, business growth and audience appeal. I believe art is a community effort and artists need to support one another. This is my way of closing the circle, fueling art with art and helping make it known what our community has to offer. And I couldn’t be more excited about it!
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2022 was a massive growth year. Im grateful for all the referrals to new headshot clients that have allowed me to expand into more and better spaces to provide services to clients.
In addition, I’ve been able to expand my photo journalism and travel work and am in post-production on my first documentary, Beautiful Monsters.
Working with Risa on my podcast art was one of the best investments I could have made. She spent a lot of time with me, getting to know the backstory behind the podcast and what my vision was for the photos, and then she worked out a plan for our shoot that perfectly represented that vision. We did some really cool concept stuff that completely paid off—and now I have stunning photos with which to market my podcast.
Kaila Tova | Your Body, Your Brand Podcast