Photography Assisting 


Hello! I have been assisting for the last three years while also taking classes and helping to manage Sue Tallon's photography studio on a flexible part-time basis. Photography is a second career for me. In my former life, I was in marketing/communications and planning roles in the nonprofit/public sector. While my path in photography is still in its early stages, I am a seasoned professional who is detailed oriented, responsible, and reliable. I have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, work well under pressure, and am ready to roll up my sleeves on set. Additionally, I'm always eager to learn new skills and systems. Some interesting assisting experiences have been herding baby chicks and learning the hustle. I'd love to add to this list :) 


  • Ongoing as needed, registered for Capture One workshop for Fall 2018

  • Certificates of Accomplishment in Studio Lighting and in Portraiture Lighting, City College of San Francisco

  • Master of Public Administration, City University of New York, Baruch College, New York, NY

  • Bachelor of Science, Scripps College, Claremont, CA


Proficiency with:

  • Lightroom and Photoshop, including tethering to Lightroom

  • Canon system

  • The following lighting systems:

    • Speedotrons

    • Profoto

    • Dynalite

    • Elinchrom

    • Paul C. Buff White Lightnings

    • Speedlites (Canon and Cactus)


I have assisted on location and in studio for lifestyle, product/still life, food, portraiture, and architecture shoots with the following photographers:

  • Barbara Ries

  • Peter Samuels

  • Weber Shih

  • Angie Silvy

  • Sue Tallon

  • Michele Lee Willson

  • Romulo Yanes

  • Bill Zemanek

  • Garry Belinsky

  • Molly DeCoudreaux

  • Ken Gutmaker

  • Tom John Kubick

  • Erin Kunkel

  • Mark Leet

  • Paul Markow

  • Richard Morgenstein

  • David Papas

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 "Other duties as assigned" – posing per Paul's instructions!

"Other duties as assigned" – posing per Paul's instructions!