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, currently enrolled in Capture One workshop and POCP certification 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:

  • Phase One Certified

  • Capture One, Lightroom, and Photoshop

  • 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:

  • Richard Morgenstein

  • David Papas

  • Barbara Ries

  • Peter Samuels

  • Sue Tallon

  • Jamie Tanaka

  • Michele Lee Willson

  • Romulo Yanes

  • Bill Zemanek

  • Garry Belinsky

  • Tyler Chartier

  • Molly DeCoudreaux

  • Ken Gutmaker

  • Tom John Kubick

  • Erin Kunkel

  • Gary Laufman

  • Mark Leet

  • Paul Markow

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

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