Capturing San Francisco Painter Caitlin In Her Studio

Globetrotting artist and tech industry leader Caitlin has been on my “cool people” list as long as I have known her. Ever since our college days, her aesthetic has been thoughtfully curated and wonderfully considered. Each of her oil paintings feature vibrant color palettes and careful compositions, while her subjects vary between still life, commissioned portraits, and landscape work. When she asked me to photograph her at work in her studio, I knew I wanted to do my absolute best to honor her process and her artistry. You can contact her about commissions on her painting website, or purchase other […]

Artist atelier photography in the SF Bay Area. by Vero Kherian.

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.

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.

Learning To Enjoy The Creative Journey

Sometimes, I, and I think many of us, are plagued with doubt about whether what we are creating is “good enough” or worthy of anyone’s appreciation. It’s not quite “imposter syndrome,” but it is tied to wanting to always offer the best work one can possibly create. When these periods of doubt come, I have been learning more and more that I need to embrace that mistakes are allowed, that they are learning experiences, and that through them I will grow as an artist and human. This is how I approach my photography and all of my creative and technical endeavors. […]

San Francisco-based photography by Vero Kherian. Visiting Yosemite National Park.

A Dreamy San Francisco Forest Wedding

Amy and Matt inquired after wedding photography after I had already known Amy for a couple of years. We first met when doing a show. She was a shimmering, brilliant leading lady, and as I got to know her a bit more, I came to see that that was because she is actually at least part fairy princess, as one of her groomsmen later remarked. She has a marvelous green thumb, she loves animals of all kinds, and she sees the magic in every situation. Doing backstage photography with her in front of the lens was a way to understand some of these things […]

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, […]

The Power of Acknowledgement

When I was ten years old, I discovered the book Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. Harriet was a little girl about my age who wrote observations of life around her in great detail. Her practice intrigued me, so I took it up. My foray into journaling coincided with my discovery of swear words, so sadly, when my parents discovered my profanity-laced observations of playground life, they destroyed them. Mom and Dad may have been able to destroy those pages, but they couldn’t keep me from writing new ones! Now that I think about it, my love of documenting every day life is […]