Stephanie Russell is a coach, speaker, and writer who has dedicated her career to supporting and empowering women and girls. She reached out to me for some fresh headshots and lifestyle photos for her blog and website that would reflect her carefree personality and love of the outdoors.
We ended up shooting in Point Reyes Station, which is northwest of San Francisco in West Marin. That area has become one of my favorite locations for lifestyle photos, offering a mix of lush greenery, golden grasses, bayside trails, and rolling hills – all within a short driving distance.
We explored the Point Reyes National Seashore together, chasing the sunlight as the fog rolled gracefully into Tomales Bay. All the while, we chatted about our work and our families, what inspires us, and the societal pressures that women and girls face to have Instagram-worthy lives. It was such a lovely day with a fascinating person and yet another reminder of why I truly love this work.
Fun little sidenote: She was actually three-months pregnant with her second child so we captured a few early maternity shots featuring the cute baby bump, too.
Check out some photos from my session with Stephanie below, and if you’re interested in booking a personal branding session of your own in the Bay Area or beyond, I’d love to hear from you.