I love photographing fellow entrepreneurs. They embody their craft (no matter what it is) and have a drive to share that passion with the world. Tiffany Whipps is just that. A creator, a designer, a metal-smith and a girl with a love of street fashion. Tiffany is originally from Oregon.  She moved to the bay area and made her way from Santa Cruz to Oakland where she opened a small studio space in the art district near 23rd and Telegraph.

I met Tiffany for her consult near her studio and we walked around the art district avenues which inspire her daily. We discussed her vision for her session and I asked how she wanted to use the images. Would they be for her website, for print materials, for profile images, for Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram … as all of these platforms means shooting a variety of compositions and orientations. As the photographer I need to be aware of this so I can be sure to shoot for the circle image format of G+, or the square format of Instagram or allow plenty of negative space for text overlays on a homepage.

As we wandered the arts district she pointed out corrugated walls, colorful paint and metals. Although she loves the buzz and grit of city life; she’s most at home in nature. So we thought about how to blend these two environments together and the answer: Jack London Square in Oakland. It’s got the urban vibe and textures, representing her new home, but nestle on the waterfront a nod to her fly fishing days.

For the session Tiffany brought her popular finger rings, a newly designed necklace and a few other pieces to work into the outfits. We strolled to several locations that I had pre-scouted and found a few more to stop at along the way. Tiffany kept telling me how camera shy she was and how she felt so funny being photographed.

Afterwards she had this to say, ” So much love to my girl @shuttershelly for a fun photo shoot! If you have a complete photo phobia (like me) or just need a little help getting into the groove in front of a camera, Shelly’s your girl! Check her out!”

Thank you Tiffany for trusting me to capture images that will help up level your brand and make you feel amazing.

Check out Tiffany Anne Studios the First Friday of every month in Oakland at her studio and every day on her website.

Need headshots for your business? Email me today and we’ll design the perfect session to fit your needs.

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Since it officially began just a week ago, it seemed only appropriate that this week’s prompt be SUMMER!!

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For a lot of us summer is the season to wait for, bringing to mind those long, warm days full of sunshine and loved ones. So this week, we’re inviting you to fully welcome summer! Find at least one moment to either consciously take a second to do something you’ve been putting off, or pay attention and document it as it happens naturally…

We’re eager to see you roasting marshmallows, camping in your backyard, flying a kite or just getting your knees stained with grass playing outdoors! Oh and don’t forget splashing about in the pool, the sprinklers and the ocean.

Post it with #wpmyview on Instagram! Can’t wait to see!

How to See Other Poster’s Images

When you have a moment – look through the gallery! To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sunday your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

A reason to look forward to Mondays:

The Creative JumpStart is so much more than just the weekly photo prompts. It’s has the lastest news from Waldman Photography as well as fun art projects, great ways to get your images off your device and into your life and other fun creative inspirations. Why not drink your morning coffee with a bit of creativity to jump start your week? Sign up above (hint… in the blue bar).

This week’s prompt is DAD!

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Hope you had an awesome Father’s Day this weekend! This week we’re inviting you to continue celebrating the father-figure/s in your life by sharing photos of your dad (or whoever played the role of dad for you – nurturing and inspiring you).

You could also share something symbolic or that reminds you of that person – a place that’s special to you both or an item that you treasure from them.  Dad’s are awesome, and we want to get to know yours a little better!

Post it with #wpmyview on Instagram! Can’t wait to see!

How to See Other Poster’s Images

When you have a moment – look through the gallery! To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sunday your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

A reason to look forward to Mondays:

The Creative JumpStart is so much more than just the weekly photo prompts. It’s has the lastest news from Waldman Photography as well as fun art projects, great ways to get your images off your device and into your life and other fun creative inspirations. Why not drink your morning coffee with a bit of creativity to jump start your week? Sign up above (hint… in the blue bar).

This week’s prompt is Looking Through!

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Have you ever look through a passing car’s window? Or had a ball go over a fence and looked through the slates to see where it landed? Well this week I encourage to look through to the over side. Look through the glass at the fish in the aquarium, look through the garden gate on your scroll down the block, look through the window of your bedroom, kitchen, car or airplane. Look through the cracked door into the bedroom where your little one is sleeping. If you ever thought you’d be a good spy, this is the prompt for you.

Be stealth. Be curious. Be prepare to take your image. Then post it with #wpmyview on Instagram to show of your spy-like abilities.

Looking forward to seeing what you find on the over side.

How to See Other Poster’s Images

When you have a moment – look through the gallery! To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sunday your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

A reason to look forward to Mondays:

The Creative JumpStart is so much more than just the weekly photo prompts. It’s has the lastest news from Waldman Photography as well as fun art projects, great ways to get your images off your device and into your life and other fun creative inspirations. Why not drink your morning coffee with a bit of creativity to jump start your week? Sign up above (hint… in the blue bar).

This week’s prompt is URBAN!

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Sometimes it’s easy to forget your everyday surroundings, because, well, they’re always there. This week, we’re challenging you to notice what you usually take for granted in your man-made environment, and share it with the rest of us!

Urban environments can be made up of so many textures and materials. You can have a field day shooting everything from the grit of industry to the glam of the shopping district. Even in the small town I’m visiting this week in Northwest Indiana there’s plenty of things to get a photographer’s creative mind churning. From a wide angle shot of the small downtown area to close-up images of signs in shop windows, there’s a plethora of colors and stories to capture.

What’s the urban story you’re going to tell?

How to See Other Poster’s Images

When you have a moment – look through the gallery! To check out images in the Instagram app – click the magnify glass, click photos and select hashtag then type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through, like and add comments to. It’s a great way to ‘meet’ others in our SFADA community.

Be Featured on My Instagram Feed

On Sunday your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.

A reason to look forward to Mondays:

The Creative JumpStart now includes more than just the weekly photo prompts. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing fun art projects, great ways to get your images off your device and into your life as well as other fun creative inspiration. Why not drink your morning coffee with a bit of creativity to jump start your week?