I’m Sheryl Lynch, a portrait photographer living and operating out of my studio in San Jose, California.

I am a software engineer turned photographer and am enjoying getting to follow my dreams!   I love taking photos of people and providing clients images that will be treasured forever. 

When not behind the camera, I enjoy travelling with my husband and daughter, gardening and hanging out with my doggo, Luna.

“Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do.” – Rumi






I was a software engineer for over 20 years before switching to photography.

I am obsessed with the Jurassic Park movies.

My favorite food is Thai food – the spicier the better!

I love to travel all over the world, but Italy is my all time favorite travel destination.

I am a homebody and when I’m not travelling, I love being at home with my peeps.

I cannot swim and am petrified of the water, but I do enjoy snorkeling (with a lifejacket of course!)

The M in Sheryl M. stands for Melita, my godmother’s name and my middle name.

Summer is my favorite season of the year. Love the warmer weather, outdoor BBQs & the 4th of July!

I was born in Kenya and immigrated to the Bay Area when I was only 4 weeks old.

I don’t play any sports, but do like to watch football. GO 49ers!


My studio is located in the beautiful foothills of San Jose, California, overlooking Silicon Valley.

I have an indoor studio, complete with lighting and backdrops, that provides a more classic and timeless look, as well as a large outdoor area if you are looking for natural background options.  My studio is also equipped with a newborn posing beanbag, and plenty of wraps, outfits and props for a perfect baby photo session. 

The outdoor park area features a fully fenced yard for pet photos and much fewer distractions and people than a public park or venue.

The indoor studio has a dressing room for wardrobe changes,  a vanity area for hair and make-up touch-ups and a changing table for newborns.  

The convenience of having both indoor and outdoor options available at one location, in a private setting, are some of the unique features of my studio.