Oct 20, 2023

The SFPA is planning our first styled studio day in Oakland on 10.29.23 – sign up today if you’re interested in attending as a photographer as spots are limited!

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Cost: $100 / hour or $150 per two hours, 50% paid upon booking, remainder due at the end of the session (Venmo, Cash App, Zelle or Paypal)

What’s included: Two models + looks per hour, makeup + hair, wardrobe, studio rental, coffee + snacks

How it works:

    • Each photographer will have 30 mins. with each model; 15 mins. of photographer A directing, 15 mins. of photographer B directing. 

    • At the 30 min. mark, photographers A + B will swap models with photographers C + D  

    • There will be 4 photographers in the studio at one time (the studio we are using will have two seperate rooms so we can do two different lighting techniques in each room)

    • After 1 hour all models change wardrobe

    • If you book 1 hour you will be photographing two models, directing half the time

    • If you book 2 hours you will be photographing four models, directing half the time

    • You will be requested to share some of your images with the SFPA, MUAH artists and designer so we can use for our respective marketing (you can just send them to me and I will pass them along)

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This is a great way for us all to learn from each other, advance our studio skills and grow our portfolios!

PKOK, a fantastic fashion boutique on Haight St. in SF has been kind enough to lend us wardrobe for the day.  The aesthetic I’m hoping to curate will be edgy glamour, street-style vibe.  Classy and elegant but with a bit of an edge.  Perfect fodder for fashion portfolios 🙂

If you have any model recommendations, MUAH artists or lighting techniques you’d like us to incorporate feel free to send me a message with any ideas you may have!

And please join our newly formed Facebook GROUP as opposed to the PAGE I made before, not realizing no one could post in it besides me. Derp

Our FB Group:

Our IG@thesfpa

My IG@emilypillonphoto

Can’t wait to create with you all!

Time slots are limited so if you are interested in attending please sign up and send over your deposit ASAP so you won’t miss your spot! <3

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Emily was super easy to work with and very accommodating. This was our first time in the area and Emily was extremely helpful with assisting us in choosing the perfect location for our shoot. We enjoyed getting to know her as well as telling our personal story. I think she caught the essence of who we are as a couple and definitely memorialized this special trip for us. – Jamie A.

Working with Emily was awesome! It felt so natural and I was at ease taking photos. She knew what she was doing and captured spectacular candid pictures throughout the night as well! She took fantastic pictures despite terrible weather and lighting conditions. 10/10 would recommend hiring her for your wedding! Thank you Emily!! – Kayla F.

Emily did a fantastic job! I somewhat planned my engagement on the Fly with about a week (or less) for her to prepare and she did a phenomenal job working with me and making me feel at ease In a part of the country I’ve never traveled to. She was able to stay in contact with me (secretly) up until about 1 min before I proposed which was a MASSIVE help. Super easy to work with, made it fun, was also very professional and I would recommend her NO DOUBT. Thanks again! You made an insanely stressful “operation” (haha) go incredibly smooth! Her photos were fabulous and turned out great! I honestly didn’t know what to expect! Well done!! – Spencer H.

Emily is an outstanding photographer! My husband and I hired her for our outdoor maternity shoot with our first born. Booking Emily was painless, and she was extremely easy to communicate with throughout the entire process.  She suggested multiple beautiful locations to shoot. We met at a gorgeous nearby beach she suggested. To top it off Emily sent us our photos ahead of scheduled time. Overall, Emily is exceptionally professional, pleasant and creative. She is one of the best I’ve ever worked with. Book her for your next photography needs, and you won’t be disappointed!! – Samantha K.

We hired Emily for our engagement photo shoot this past weekend and I honestly cannot recommend her enough! Not only is she super polite, kind, and professional, but she is also extremely talented. She has such an eye for detail and is fantastic at helping pose her clients. We did our photo shoot on my cousin’s property and Emily was so good at picking spots and playing with the light and surroundings. My fiancé and I were both completely out of our element, because we had never done a professional shoot before, but Emily made us feel comfortable, confident, and natural from the start and we completely love every picture we received! On top of all that the turnaround time for pictures was quick and she was very communicative from start to finish! 10/10, highly recommend!  – Emily A.

Emily was amazing. She made my day easy and more special than I could have imagined. She’s sweet and knows what you want. She made her way around the family effortlessly. My family will definitely use her again. – Charmaine Z.

Emily captured my wedding in a way I never thought was imaginable! We had a beautiful outdoor wedding, Emily was really able to use the natural light in our favor. (I love natural light) She came early to set up and was extremely professional! Emily was easy to work with and great with my family and guests. I love the way our photos turned out and would recommend her to anyone that I knew!! Thanks again Emily you’re part of the family now! – Jennifer S

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