About Shoott

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

Our story

Shoott was launched in the summer of 2018 in NYC and has since expanded to 350+ locations across 40+ US cities, running thousands of photo shoots per week. We're proud to maintain a 4.9 average star rating across Facebook, Google and other review platforms based on thousands of reviews and recommendations.

Our elite team of talented photographers 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.

We'll be expanding internationally in 2021, and are working on enhancing our offering to include retouching, prints and booking sessions on demand.

Shoott leadership team, Feb 2020

Meet the team

Jennifer Tsay

Cofounder & CEO

With a diverse background in investment banking, independent film producing, and acting, Jennifer combines her passion for all things process with her love of art and storytelling to manage the operations and strategy for Shoott. Jennifer attended UPENN and resides in NYC with her husband and 3 rescue pups.

Jennifer Yeh


Jen has over 10 years of marketing and process optimization experience with a particular emphasis on finding new avenues for efficiency and efficacy. Resident Smartsheet architect and a graduate of Cornell University, Jen makes time for family, friends, and glazed donuts.

Daniel Kaufman

Cofounder & Chairman

Daniel has co-founded over a dozen companies over the past 25 years, including the music service Jango.com, the musician promotion company RadioAirplay, the online shopping tool Dash, the cryptocurrency NeuCoin and wireless cable TV companies BBTV and AATV.

Alexandre Ho-Latreille


Alex is an optimistic person that always loves to learn, hence why he has been in web development for the past 8 years where things tend to move fast. He is a lifelong Montreal native and received his computer engineering bachelor from Polytechnique Montreal. Alex enjoys sports, movies, outdoor activities, and especially video games.

Vincent Lynch

VP of Engineering

Vincent is a technology enthusiast at heart. With a bachelors in electrical engineering and his prior professional experience, he has been able to create production-ready applications to serve a large user base and acquire a deep understanding of the application lifecycle from hardware architecture to user interfaces. He is a simple person that loves computers, games and the gym.

Colton Pometta

Director of Customer Service

Colton joins the Shoott team with a background in theater directing and producing, arts administration and customer service. He has directed plays and musicals in 9 different time zones, on three continents. He also produces his own salon series which has featured over 100 Broadway and off-Broadway writers in NYC. He lives in Manhattan and loves going to museums, eating Thai food and reading.

Rachel Wasserman

Director of Photography & Service Delivery

Rachel is a NY-based photographer who likes to see the beauty in the details. She's worked in the customer service/management world for 10 years, and delivering an excellent customer experience is a huge priority for her. She loves books, coffee and of course, her camera.

Harry Waller

Photographer Relations Manager

Harry hails from the UK and has a broad range of experience in the Arts, Administration & Events. He is delighted to be working for a company that captures people at their most joyful! Outside of Shoott, he teaches Shakespeare workshops for actors and lives in Queens with his husband and their many houseplants.

Kyle Hines

Photographer Recruiting Manager

With 10+ years of experience in the Arts and Entertainment Industries, Kyle brings with him a unique combination of tenacity, humor, and fortitude along with a myriad of random skills accumulated along the way. Kyle is a graduate of the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University and he resides in NYC with his wife, 3 rescue pups, and a rescue cat.

Dmitry Feoktistov

Software Developer

Dmitry is a free spirit who is always looking for a new challenge. After a brief foray into psychology, he decided on software engineering and is now focused on all things web development. When not poring over his computer, you will find him enjoying a variety of board games, or playing in a chess tournament.

Mehdi Belaid

Software Developer

Mehdi is a tinkerer you will rarely see idling. Although software is his primary passion, he loves to explore and extend the learning opportunities to various new fields. Electronics, metalworking, mechanical engineering and design in general are a few of the main interests he gravitates around. When he's not by his keyboard or his tools, you'll most likely find him in the middle of nowhere on his motorcycle.

Megan Hermann

Director of Partnerships

Megan brings to Shoott a diverse background with 10+ years of experience in development, engagement and relationship management. She enjoys building strong business relationships with partners, and closely working together to achieve goals and objectives. Megan is a graduate of Miami University and resides in Chicago with her husband and son.

Claire Guo

UX Designer

Claire is a UCLA student who strives to design experiences that bring more value to people. Blending her studies in cognitive science, computing, and entrepreneurship with her passion for art and design, Claire creates thoughtful, innovative, and delightful designs.

Serena Jiao

Local Marketing Manager

With a diverse background in technology, media, and finance, Serena enjoys learning about unique business and marketing strategies with an analytical perspective. She loves exploring good sushi and bubble tea places. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband and plans to get a chinchilla.

Safa Saud

Digital Marketing Specialist

Safa is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa where she studied Communication and Business Management. She moved to Canada 4 years ago from Dubai in hopes of a new adventure. Her passion for writing, creative design, and media is what pushed her to pursue a career in digital marketing. On a hot summer day, you can find Safa on a patio eating tacos and sipping on mojitos.

Paul Rescigno

Customer Service

Paul is an actor and writer based in New York City. His customer service career has spanned a wide array of industries from food to entertainment. (He's not only been a waiter, but he's played one on TV.) He graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University with a BFA in Drama. He loves dogs, classic sitcoms, and Ina Garten.

Amanda Crabtree

Customer Service

With a multi-faceted background in customer service and event production, Amanda loves interacting with customers and problem-solving to maintain great customer relationships and deliver quality service. When she is not at her desk, you can find her reading a book on the beach in sunny San Diego.

Megan Beard

Customer Service

Megan is a LA based actress with a background in hospitality and customer service. She is passionate about communication and teamwork, and loves working in a collaborative environment. She holds a BFA from Ithaca College, and is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200hr). She loves socializing, outdoor adventure, and can make a mean cocktail.

Max Kantor

Customer Service

Max is currently an actor and fitness instructor in New York City. He comes from a customer service background in the restaurant and fitness industries. Originally from Ohio, Max has lived in New York for over ten years. In his free time, he loves to read, explore the city on his bicycle, and play his ukulele.

Kat Tchernavskikh


Kat brought to Shoott a broad skillset including full-stack development, 360-degree marketing, graphic design and photography, where she specialized in editorial fashion. She holds a business degree from McGill and has lived and worked around the world, hailing from Siberia, Russia.