Eva Kolenko is a talented photographer, filmmaker and visual artist based in Novato, a small city close to San Francisco, California. Eva received her BA degree in Advertising Photography from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. She shoots a lot of lifestlye, editorial, advertising and food photography. Kolenko’s clients include Mars M&M’s, American Leather, Fast Company Magazine, OnEarth Magazine, Metropolitan Home, among others.

I’ve had a love of shooting since I was 10 years old and have never doubted I was meant to be a photographer. Pursuing that passion lead me to the Academy of Art in SF and enabled me to graduate at the top of my class. Capturing images with my camera, be they moving or still, allows me to connect moment to moment with the world and it’s inhabitants in a direct and honest way. When I’m not shooting commercial work, my love of story telling drives me to continually search out personal assignments to further hone my vision and expand my portfolio.

My curiosity, adventurous outlook, fierce work-ethic and collaborative spirit has enabled me to cultivate a diverse collection of advertising and editorial clients like Chobani, Diamond Nuts, Starbucks, Bon Appétit, Google, Yahoo, Ray-Ban, LinkedIn, Mars M&Ms, Rubio’s, USPS, Williams-Sonoma, Random House Publishing, Weldon Owen Publishing, Chronicle Books, PNC Bank, Novartis, ParaGard, Country Living, Food and Wine, Fine Cooking and Sunset Magazine to name a few. I feel extremely fortunate for the amazing experiences that my career has provided thus far and am always excited for what’s next!

In between my personal and commercial shoots, I enjoy spending time with my husband, young daughter and a pitbull named “Bub” in our home in Novato, California, where I spend most of my free time gardening.

-Eva Kolenko