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About Shoott

We're on a mission to make portrait photography better for everyone
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For clients

We dramatically reduce the upfront cost, effort, and lead time of finding a trusted local photographer. We rigorously vet applicants for technical skills, experience, and personality so you can book a session with complete peace of mind.

With Shoott, you get to book risk-free and view your gallery before making a purchase because we’re that confident in our photographers’ ability to deliver.

About Us

For photographers

We want you to be able to focus on what you love most: photography. Shoott takes care of all the marketing, operations, customer support, and sales.

Our business model works because of how we aggregate demand at our locations, and we’re proud to offer our photographers a minimum pay guarantee per shooting hour, flexible scheduling, tips and regular paychecks.

Our story

Shoott was launched in the summer of 2018 in NYC and has since expanded to 600+ locations across 60+ US cities, running thousands of photo shoots per week. We're proud to maintain a 4.9 average star rating across Facebook, Google and Tripadvisor based on thousands of reviews and recommendations.

Our elite team of talented photographers are freelance contractors who have shot for some of the world's biggest brands, including Forbes, Elle, GQ, The Cut, V Magazine, Buzzfeed and more. We select only the top 2-5% of applicants and screen for amazing technical and creative skills as well as a winning personality.

Our goal is to create the ultimate win-win by connecting clients with their top local freelance photographers through our affordable mini sessions while simultaneously providing photographers with supplemental gigs to support their personal photography business.


Meet the team

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Jennifer Tsay

Cofounder & CEO
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Jennifer Yeh

Cofounder & COO
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Daniel Kaufman

Cofounder & Chairman
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Alex Ho-Latreille

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Colton James

Director of Customer Service
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Rachel Wasserman

Service Delivery Manager & Lead Photographer
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Kyle Hines

Photographer Recruiting Manager
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Mehdi Belaid

Software Developer
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Dmitry Feoktistov

Software Developer
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Kevin Janeiro

Software Developer
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Marc Louis Aberin

Software Developer

Kat Tchernavskikh, Cofounder

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