A bit about Shani (pronounced Shah-nee):
I was born outside of San Francisco, CA where I was always surrounded by art. My dad is a musician, my mom is a visual artist, my sister is a designer (www.shop-nima.com), my uncle is a visual artist, my grandpa was a musician...you get the picture. Because of this environment, I went on to win the highly coveted "Best in Show" award at the Terrace Park Elementary School art show in 6th grade with my linoleum block print. Since that was my one and only art show win, I decided to try my hand at the Hartt School to obtain a BFA in Music Theatre.
Throughout my life I have always adored taking photos, however it wasn't until I moved to New York City and needed an artistic outlet that I had control over that I started my photography business in 2011. Since then, I have worked successfully as an actor and photographer and am constantly amazed at the incredible people I get to work with.
Since I am activiely auditioning and acting, I take pride in understanding what it feels like to be in front of the camera. I use this knowlege, along with my knowledge of photography, to create an affirming space for all while capturing photos that will either help you get the job or be framed on your walls for years.