2nd Chakra Studio
2nd Chakra Studio
About 2nd Chakra Studio
2nd Chakra Studio specializes in editorial, lifestyle, portrait and headshots, and fashion photography for websites and marketing materials. We work with entrepreneurs, businesses, performers and models to perfect their brand with stunning, professional images that help to deliver a story and solidify a strong brand presence. Our work can be seen in magazines, ad campaigns, and on many websites.
What differentiates us
I realized long ago that my main mission on this floating marble was to inspire and motivate people like you to be in their own spotlight. With my nifty toolbox of marketing skills and photography, I help others become successful by showing off what they do best.
Why marketing and photography? Well, because believe it or not, your images are sending out messages to the world. And if you don't understand what messages your sending, how will your audience? An image is more than just a pretty picture. You know that old adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words?" Well, it's true. If you are in the business of selling a product or service, your images need to be in direct alignment with your marketing directives or else they will fall flat and your images will not be working for you. In fact, they could be working against you. So, that's why I pair up marketing and photography. Because I understand the importance of delivering a message that is consistent with your goals.
How we were trained
I grew up in a creative environment. My father was an artist and I just wanted to be like him. I learned early on how to draw and people were my favorite. I focused on portraiture, studied art in and out of school until university where I studied advertising art. From there, I entered into the digital world of art and became a designer at some of the top ad agencies in Southern California. Some of this work involved retouching photography for magazines and print ads. Photography has always been a part of my art, design and retouching work. So, naturally it made sense to move more in this direction after some time. I'm fortunate to have assisted with incredibly talented and successful photographers. And those experiences (along with LOTS of practice, trust, focus, and vision) have taught me more than I could have learned in school.
Why we love what we do
What's not to love about what I do? I have always loved creating beautiful things. My background is in art and design and I've always been fortunate to have great cameras to play with. I am deeply passionate about photography as a tool of self-expression and creativity. There is something absolutely magical about witnessing through my lens, a momentary glimpse into the eyes that reveals the inner beauty and spark we all have. I am grateful, humbled, and inspired by everyone who has stepped in front of my camera.
Yelp Reviews (12)
The last time we got glammed up for photos was for our wedding. Fast forward 11 years later, we decided it was time to document our next biggest mi... read more
Having never gotten professional photos before, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I am very pleased to say that I wound up having such a fun & e... read more
Alanna did family photos for my Christmas cards in 2010. She captured beautiful pictures of my daughter and us as a family that I will treasure for... read more