Team

Tyler Chartier

Curious. Obsessive. Passionate. Commercial photographer & educator by day + father by night. For work, I shoot architecture and people for regional and national companies – and I shoot almost anything for fun. Combining a passion for the craft of photography with intense curiosity for my subjects, I help my clients build stories that create strong connections between their brand and their audience.

Why? Because I am in love with the challenge of taking a feeling or an idea, squeezing it into a rectangle, squishing it flat and then watching that little flat rectangle transport someone into my moment. It’s magic.

When I hear “What a great photo!” in a way I have failed. My perceived role as a photographer should be subtle, if not invisible. When I hear “What an amazing space!” or “I would love to talk to her!” then I’ve told the story.

I live in Petaluma, just up the road from San Francisco, with my wife, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 1 cat and 5 chickens. When I’m not squeezing bits of this world into little rectangles, you can find me out on the Tomales Bay in the dory my wife and I built, running barefoot in one of Sonoma County’s amazing parks, backpacking the Sierra, or blowing things up with my sons for Science Saturday. Once in a great while, I do indulge in a nap in the hammock under the big camphor outside my studio…

Caroline Hall – Creative Services Director

I’m a believer that some things can’t be taught. A good eye and good taste are some of those things. I like to think that I have both. It’s that, combined with years of experience, a type-A personality, creative drive, and a sense of humor, that makes me, and the work I do, distinct.

I have worked extensively in the commercial creative industry for the last 10+ years and have comprehensive knowledge of the entire image making process: from pre-production concepting and budgeting, casting and locations, art direction and team leading, prop and wardrobe styling, editing and post-production, to the final wonderful product. I am a master of translating creative direction into a reality, by combining both imagination with technical ability.

When I’m not working, I live in Petaluma, California with my husband, daughter, dog and cat. Although, in a sense, I’m always working on something, and often that involves the 1905 Victorian home where I live. I’m also an avid traveler, a lover of bread, cheese, chocolate, tea, beer, 80s music, TV, and everything British. 

Peggy Kinstler – Image Retoucher

Peggy has also struggled with an addiction to photography throughout her life. Retouching for professional photographers has been a natural outcome of her love of the photographic process, her deep understanding of the intricacies and problems photographers face, and how Photoshop can help bring the photographer’s vision to the final photograph.

Peggy has also published an art magazine for 20 years, interviewing countless artists about their painting, sculpture, drawing, etc. This experience has honed her ability to listen to an artist and understand his vision. As a retoucher, she understands the artist-photographer and how to use Photoshop to move his raw photo closer to what is in his mind’s eye.