Category Archives: San Francisco Portrait Photographer

Exploring Sutro Baths During Golden Hour


In San Francisco, I get to see a lot of out-of-town visitors because it is such a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. Last week, I got to see one of my oldest friends–not that she’s old–I met her when she was 8 years old and we were both heavily into the Irish step dancing circuit (She has competed at the World Championships!)! Not only that, this was her first time in San Francisco, so in our short time together, I knew I wanted to take her somewhere special. We made it to the Sutro Baths just […]

San Francisco lifestyle photography by Vero Kherian. verokherian.com.

Dreamy Maternity Session at Ocean Beach


It’s been a long while since I took these maternity photos for C and C–their little one is nearly a year old now! I was SO worried that this session wouldn’t even happen at all. That day, we had heavy rains in San Francisco until about 20 minutes before our session was supposed to begin! Luckily, the sky opened up, and the result was a rather dreamy, surreal look on Ocean Beach. I love the contrast and popping colors in these photos–they are nearly as dramatic and memorable as C + C’s love for each other!

Headshots For Attorney and Performer Adam


When San Francisco corporate attorney and singer Adam Bier contacted me about updating his website photos, I knew this would be a different kind of session. First off, he only wanted black and white images. He already loved his previous headshot, and wanted us to emulate the old image when shooting his new one. Second, he knew the exact expressions and qualities he wanted to convey in his images before even reaching out to me. After going over his photography and branding needs, we decided to shoot on location near his office, where, by chance, a wonderful alley with richly […]

SF Bay Area San Francisco headshot and portrait photography by Vero Kherian.

News: Purchase Prints Via Your Online Gallery!


Hello, my friends! Building my photography practice has been fast in some ways, and so slow in others! The importance of printing your photos is a subject I’ve touched on with all my clients. After all, if one day your hard drive dies, don’t you want to make sure you still have those memories you took the time to photograph? I’ve taken my time to find you the easiest, best quality printing options before offering them, but have finally found a great solution. I’m so happy to finally announce that you can now purchase prints of your session via your private online galleries. […]

San Francisco family lifestyle photography using natural light. By Vero Kherian.

The Human Connection and Photography


I am a relative newbie when it comes to photographing portraits, but with each click of the shutter, it is already clear to me why I love doing it. It’s not just about creating the most beautifully composed shot, or finding the most beautiful light. It’s really about connecting with my subject in a new way, one that is personal and revelatory for both subject and photographer. When I was growing up, I was a pretty shy person. I was even voted “most shy” in my senior chorus class. It remained that way until I started a law practice in San […]

SF bay area singer portraits and headshots.

The Sound of Inspiration


Right now, I feel change afoot—they’re all good changes, but I’m taking on many new creative projects in some new areas. Photographing my clients, all of whom are ambitious, active, passionate members of the community, helps me continually connect with incredible people and draw inspiration from them. Recently, I had the privilege of photographing Samuel Palmer, a San Francisco singer, yoga instructor, voice teacher, and sound healer. I had never experienced sound healing before, and was ready to give it a try. Who better to do it with than with someone I trust? The experience was, to sum it up briefly, […]

Let Your Photos Resonate


After photographing Jane Erwin Hammett, a local acting and singing coach, mentor and performer whom I had the privilege of working with this year, I started trying to articulate this connection so many of us (me included) have to music. She shared her passion for resonance with me, and explained how it can be used to calm anxiety. She mentioned that things want to vibrate at the same frequency as a neighboring object—they seek accord naturally. Carrying her tuning forks with her, she demonstrated the healing power of sound. It got me asking, “Why do I sing classical music, or […]

San Francisco Maternity Photo Session: Bobby + Karissa


Recently, I had the distinct honor of photographing Bobby and Karissa’s maternity session in the Presidio of San Francisco. Bobby and I first met when we were singing in the same church choir; I still recall singing one of his choral pieces with great fondness! Karissa, a labor and delivery nurse, often graced the choir’s presence with her characteristic warmth and wit. When I learned that these two beautiful people were pregnant, I rejoiced inside because I couldn’t think of any more deserving and positive parents than these two. When they asked me to photograph them, I was absolutely elated! […]

Planning a Sunset Creative Portrait Session


We had already had one beautiful portrait session at sunrise, Sarah and I. We realized, though, that it wasn’t enough. Our sunrise session captured her in a hyper-stylized, posed way–which we both loved–but as we reviewed our images, we both felt like the need to capture Sarah in a more relaxed way. And so we planned a another portrait session at sunset. Lucky for both of us, the sunset that day was absolutely spectacular. So many people stopped us to congratulate her (they thought she was getting married because of the white and light grey gown she made and wore). I can’t tell you enough […]

Annie Leibovitz’s WOMEN: New Portraits In San Francisco


Recently, I had the chance to see the exhibit entitled WOMEN: New Portraits by Annie Leibovitz. In a relatively small square exhibition space, viewers were nearly on top of each other to see the small wall of portraits strung up along one side. Two large screens on two other sides projected a rotating display of portraits, while a large image of Queen Elizabeth II shone along the 4th back wall. There were so many great things about this show! First, seeing so many images together allowed me to appreciate the extreme diversity in Ms. Leibovitz’s work—from lighting, to mood, to […]

San Francisco portrait photography. This lovely lady is a great opera singer and artist. I was so honored to capture her in these, her first portraits in many years!