Together we'll create images that effectively communicate what makes you unique.

Hello, I'm Pamela

I’m a San Francisco native who returned to the Bay Area after living in Manhattan and London for 25 years. I’m fascinated with the storytelling capabilities of photography. I’m a person who climbs up on ladders and crouches on the ground with my camera, always looking for the best light, the most flattering angles and beautiful backgrounds. I’ve had my photography business for 12 years, I’ve photographed hundreds of people and won some accreditation awards, and I still love what I do. But really this is about you!  So let’s chat to see if we’re a good match. Together we can make the magic happen.

Photo by: In Her Image Photography

— G. Bruce Boyer

"Real style is never right or wrong. It’s a matter of being yourself on purpose."

"Real style is never right or wrong. It’s a matter of
being yourself on purpose."

My clients are entrepreneurs who are passionate about their small businesses. They are warm and engaging, creative and thoughtful.  They juggle many different roles and find that the days are never long enough to accomplish all their interests. They connect with many people, but don't always have the visual tools to effectively communicate what makes them unique. They would love to have a library of images at their fingertips to effectively share their vision, their business, and themselves. If this describes you, then I’m your photographer.


Swimming Pools

And if they are designed for lap swimming, even better!

Live Theater

Actors, sets, costumes, lighting, sound. The give and take between performers and audience. And the electricity generated by a shared audience reaction.  Magic!


Visiting new places and people, and  incorporating some of what I observe back into my daily life is always invigorating.


Biographies, autobiographies, documentaries, and old movies inspire me to bring these storytelling elements into my photography.

Family Photos

The impact of family photos can take my breath away. Grateful to have these images of my mother and great-grandmother.

Being Outdoors

I love being outside and California is truly spectacular all year round. It always feels so good to spend time outdoors!

more joy!


6 things in life that bring me joy


ice-cold diet coke
per day


bronze merit award images


digital photographs organized on my hard drives


happy clients


I loved working  with Courtney to showcase Courtney B Smith Designs. Courtney creates vibrant interior designs, always with beautiful patterns and a fabulous sense of fun. Twice when it has come time to sell her homes, once in Manhattan and again in Ross, the prospective buyers have insisted on buying the homes fully furnished. Amazing!

Courtney B Smith Design

Imagine that a fantastic classical Pilates studio opens minutes from your home where the two co-owners trained at your favorite NYC Pilates studio. This is my reality. The Studio Marin  is a light filled space with incredibly knowledgeable instructors who specialize in really getting to know their clients. I loved collaborating with Sarah and Carolyn to create these images.

The Studio Marin

Eight years ago Pooneh Yamini had a dream of going to Paris to Patisserie school.  And, just like Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina, she made it happen! Mon Rêve is the culmination of that dream and Pooneh offers amazing chocolate and patisserie workshops at her studio in the beautiful Mill Valley Lumber Yard. Her workshops are creative, fun and inspiring. Perfect for groups and parties!

mon rêve dessert
art studio