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About Me

I host workshops for you now !!

Shiva now hosts ongoing photography workshops around the Bay Area and sometimes weekend adventures beyond. This is a creative photography group that offers a variety of sessions with different locations and concepts to photographers looking for growth and content creation opportunities with amazing professional model talent to produce evocative new images for your portfolio. I have been a photographer for nearly two decades and now I am helping others learn and build their portfolios too!

Please join the Meetup group linked above if you are interested and would like to stay current with event announcements. Also join our Facebook Group which serves as a better discussion board for my workshop community.


I am a female photographer born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I have experience within many various styles of photography and I am always determined about creating excellent imagery. I have been a serious shooter since 2003. My photography is an artistic style that I have cultivated and developed over many years. I do not like to rush the process of capturing great imagery. I do like to make people feel at ease and do not push people to be something they are not. In addition to working with many models, I have done many shoots for portraits, events, weddings, brand & portfolio development, florists, designers, musicians and more. I also do landscape, adventure & travel photography for enjoyment as well.
~ I love all aspects of photography! ~

My MM pictures are outdated, timeless but outdated, so be sure to visit my Instagram for more of my recent work !

W W W. A L L S H I V A .C O M  ~ 


I work very well with models of all different levels of experience. All my models work within their comfort level! I feel most models have always had a strong sense of confidence and trust in my work style turning out results. Having drive, a little creativity and an easy going attitude is mostly all that is needed to accomplish great results.

In general I am 80% of the time always an on location photographer.  My style preference is to be in a real environment, whether outdoors or indoors as studio white or black backdrops become very visually boring for me and lack the adventure and dynamic advantages to on location imagery.  Yes I can shoot with you in a studio with advanced scheduling, I do have access to using a handful of industry affiliated studios around the Bay Area. On the other hand I am always looking for those willing to help me with suggesting new locations that we could possibly utilize. So please let me know if you can offer any indoor or outdoor location recommendations. I love discovering odd/new places to have as a shoot location. Of course I am also capable of networking my own studio and ample outdoor sites, but it is always nice when someone offers ideas for this too, because they might think of something or know of places I haven't thought of exploring yet. Collaboration always makes the process of shooting much more fun! right?

I am generally involved with ALL concepts & styling work with my models which are looks that are usually pulled together from what the model has on hand in her closet and what I have from my wardrobe as well and then doing some amazing styling mixes for great portfolio looks. This is represented throughout my portfolio, otherwise I always give credit so long as I know to who the designer is that credit should be given.

I do ALL my own Retouching and post-processing work
which means many additional hours goes into every photo shoot. Please be patient it takes about a month to finalize the best results.

I ask my models to handle their own makeup unless we plan for something else with an MUA that is special and preplanned through our email correspondence.

Don't forget bring flat shoes for walking around in and heals for when we are shooting the photos. Yes I have had models not bring walking shoes before. For any "skin" type of shoots please avoid wearing undergarments beforehand that will leave marks.

~Models seeking or open to TFP~
I have become selective about the models that I will take the time to TF mostly because I often have very limited time in my schedule, but I am always open to someone reaching out to me because they like my work and would like to schedule a TF with me!

I AM OPEN TO BOOKING TF collaborations for Spring/Summer 2022!
My 2022 calendar is going to be more open to accepting TF collaborations. Please send me a PM if you are interested in modeling for me.

If I have made initial contact with you then I am likely offering a TF assignment because I think your look would create something amazing in front of my lens. Most models I have contacted have wanted to work with me as they view the quality of my work and assignment ideas as something that is worthwhile and would benefit their modeling portfolio.
I have had a number of models get signed by an agency right after their sessions with me and suppling the agency with my images I captured of them. I don't say this to gloat but was honestly surprised when I started receiving  this feedback from models thanking me for helping them get started. So that always makes me happy to hear such things.

I supply 6 retouched high resolution digital images as well as maybe 15-30 more extra unedited JPEG originals for you to review depending on # of concepts, locations or outfits we shoot, etc. I believe in the mutual value of collaboration so I truly supply to you just AS much AS I would expect to receive if I had been modeling. But what you will get is pretty much everything that came out great and the best from our session. I no longer supply everything that I do not wish to be posted on social media that isn't fully representative of my professional style.

~Models asking me for pay~ Models get paid when I have paying clients, workshops and/or on rare occasions when a model is traveling and has a very professional book/look that fits one of my current projects ~  I do not pay models when we are doing a collaborative session that we both use to our benefit ~ I have long standing professional relationships and rarely as an artist can afford to pay model fees and am on a limited annual budget. I have had several poor experiences with past models so I seriously vet talent before any personal bookings. Good attitude can go a long ways with me if you are looking to become one of my regular muses, especially for my outdoor fine art work in nature. As a retired model you will find me to be very understanding to collaborate with on any shoot.

~Always Available for BOOKINGS~
If you are looking for portfolio development, updating your content or have a specific concept you want to capture I would love to assist you in accomplishing your goals. Whether you are  looking for portraits sessions or are a model, a makeup artist or hair stylist, clothing brand or couture designer, jeweler or accessories or other independent business that needs to start or update your product imagery for marketing or web content, please email me at [email protected] to inquire about scheduling and details.

Prices vary per booking depending on involvement to achieve concept, production, hiring a stylist team, location rentals, travel and retouching services, etc. Service fees start around $300 to $800+ and up for half day to full day sessions. If we are shooting for your benefit please do not ask me for a trade. My rates are very reasonable and can be discussed. Please inquire for a quote on your request. A non-refundable 30% deposit fee is required for reserving my time and will likely need to be scheduled 30 days in advance, at certain points in the years sometimes there is a 90 day wait time.

You may see more information about some of my basic services linked below, but I am open to hearing about whatever imagery you wish to accomplish, so long as it is not explicit.

The largest full day photo shoot assignment that I have coordinated was 18 looks for a new clothing line with 2 MUA's and 8 models both male and female.  It was a great day, lets make things like this happen!

~Thank you!

Shiva Sharifi
AllShiva Photography

W W W. A L L S H I V A .C O M  ~ 

In photography you really have to have a understanding for people. You have to be empathetic and capable of seeing into people to understand them sometimes in a way better than they understand themselves, because most of the time they are coming to you to be shown who they really are. ~ Shiva

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"I had an excellent time working with Shiva at one of the workshops she hosted last August. Shiva is very communicative and attentive to detail and just a wonderful host. I appreciated her eagerness to make sure everyone was comfortable and she made time for plenty of breaks to warm up in the cold temperatures. She not only is a talented photographer but the fact but she was a model for many years herself adds to her expertise behind the lens. I would 100% recommend working with Shiva to anyone who has the opportunity." Read less

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"I had a great time working with Shiva at one of her workshops. You never know what you'll get with a workshop, but I was thrilled with how Shiva organized hers, not only did she make sure the photographers were well behaved, she gave me ample time to take breaks during our pointe ballet portions, an area all to myself for getting changed into the next outfit, and gave me a ride to the BART afterwards. She's well organized and has beautiful ideas for the photographers to work with. I highly encourage everyone to take the opportunity to work with her at one of her workshops, both for photographers and models." Read less

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"Shiva is a total powerhouse. She conducts herself with utmost professionalism and shows passion for her work. One of the things that I really appreciated about her was the ease of communication when discussing details for the workshop she hired me for. During the workshop, she was very attentive to my needs as a model, while also helping the photographers with various aspects of their creative process. She also hired me to model for her personally, and we had a blast exploring the natural wonders of the Northern California coast and taking foggy photos. I highly recommend Shiva to models as well as photographers looking for an awesome, well-organized photo workshop to attend." Read less

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"Shiva was an incredible host for the group workshop I participated in. She made the experience feel much more professional and enjoyable than other group shoots that I've done. I would highly recommend that other models work with her, either one on one or in a group setting." Read less

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"Shiva is a professional on all levels. Her history as both a model and photographer has made working with her so easy, smooth, and pleasant. Not only that, but she is excellent at facilitating a group shoot on behalf of the model and the photographers. She made sure we were all comfortable and had what we needed. You couldn't ask for more!" Read less

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"Shiva was an absolute treat to work with. She was intuitive and guided my posing when necessary. Her ideas were fun to execute. You would love to work with her if given the opportunity. Would absolutely love to work with her again!" Read less

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"Thank you Shiva for such a sweet comment ! I loved working with you and appreciate your professionalism as well !" Read less

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"Shiva was awesome to work with! Very creative, professional, adventurous, and fun. I love the images we created and recommend working with her!" Read less

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Credit Notes

I wish to give thanks to all the models that have worked with me. Your beauty, your time, your energy to inspire and create some amazing work.

Some of My Favorite Models, Photographers & Other Industry Associates.
The people on these lists are some of my favorite models,  industry related artist, friends and connections I have made over the years....

Models :::
Alice Sin #1705
Apanduh #2390092
Ashes Monroe #1333
Astrid Kallsen #3259504
Bri Chronicles #2186567
Charlotte #3529782
Floofie #65089
Erin Lydia #155824
Eva Luna #2001318
Ivy Red #692663
JEM #713507
Jenni Lee Cupcakes #410234
Jessi Jayne #1065073
Jennifer Jones #1466518
Katharine Cane #1274578
Kumi #3707
Kisa Hues #3766411
Laura New #751285
Lindy Mei #232674
Liz Ashley #26159
Lux Lacheln #671776
Marlo Marquise #712342
Miss Elly Diamond #2347580
Miss Rockwell Devil #195637
Mzre Yuen #4011
Olivia Dantes #2033082
Natalya Bryant #21723
Nikoley #1299496
SaraLiz  #23425
Sekaa # 3086048
Shelly D'Inferno #1566187
Sophie Nova #764254
Tiana Hunter #9675
Ulorin Vex #2178

Photographers & Other Associates :::
Brian Sullivan #7645
D.M. Gremlin #9546 (R.I.P.)
Eddie Muller & Film Noir Foundation ~
Gerald Oar #5497
Joel Belmont #7582
Josh Coffman #634536
Phil Edelstein #2496
Owen Johnson - Studio Imago
Rafa #1312782
Shaun Alexander -
Tyher #2593
Ward George #220503