iWink Studios is a premiere, full-service photography studio in Irvine, CA. Since the recording of this video we have added one additional studio, so we now have 4 professional studio spaces for rent. Studio A, B, C, and D. More details about our Studio Rentals here
Aside from studio rentals, we have a professional in-house photography team for a dynamic range of shoots: Headshots, Family Portraits, Product Photography, Fitness/Dance Photography, Fashion Photography, E-commerce Photography, Food Photography, Wedding/Engagement Photography, Real Estate Photography, etc. To take a look at our body of work visit our portfolio here
We also offer a range of college-level photography courses that are held here at our studios, as well as workshops and one-on-one photography lessons. More info on classes here
Sammy Z, co-founder of iWink Studios, is a professional commercial photographer, and video producer with 12 years of experience.
The bulk of his photography work is professional headshots, eCommerce photography, either on or off model, and high-end dramatic black and white portraits.
His video production is mostly with emphasis on effective content marketing for businesses. Whether it’s for YouTube channels, video integrated websites, or commercials, he is one the best in this space. He was the Director of Sales and Marketing of a $100M company for 5 years. Currently, he plays the director roll of the video shoots, guiding the camera crew to capture the footage that will ultimately support the marketing goals and brand image of the clients’ companies.
He’s the main photography instructor at iWink Studios, and prides himself for creating a photography learning space where adults can get cutting-edge, to-the-point learning experience without having to attend long drawn-out photography classes in colleges.
Besides going through multiple photography programs in different colleges, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from UCSD.
In his spare time, he competes in Triathlon events, and scuba dives.
Mahsa Zargaran is the director of marketing and PR at iWink. With her background in creative writing and graphic design, she is also the head writer and content curator on staff.
When she’s not shaking things up at the studio, she’s out touring the world with her music project, Omniflux.
Mayra Cardenas is a Professional retoucher and photo editor at iWink Studios, with over 5 years of experience doing portrait photography and retouching. Mayra believes there is beauty in every individual and strives to show that beauty in her work. She has an associate of science degree in photography from the Art Institute. Besides being a proud member of the iWink team, she photographs and does retouching for Confidence Mag. Mayra never shies away from an artistic challenge and is constantly surrounding herself with all things photography.
Outside of photography she enjoys getting her hands dirty with paint!
Scott has been an aspiring photographer for many years, and recently left his corporate life to join iWink Studios and the creative world. He particularly enjoys interacting with people and making a positive impact in their lives. This is why joining the iWink family was such a perfect fit.
Scott wears many hats at the studio. When you visit the studio, he may be the first face you see. Whether you are calling us regarding studio rentals, our photography classes, or to book a shoot, you’re likely to speak with him, and get his help in making your shoot a success or to enter to the class best suited for you.
Becky is one of our two Studio Managers at iWink Studios. She graduated at the top of her class with a bachelor’s degree in Communication, and has extensive experience in the hospitality and management industry, which qualify her with a unique set of skills to help run our studios.
Becky’s special eye for product photography and set design is a major asset for our team at iWink.
Outside of work, Becky enjoys home and commercial decor, event planning, and exploring her new habitat in California.
Abis Akolawala is a Freelance Videographer and Video Editor for iWink Studios with 7+ years of experience in the industry.
He is a visual storyteller and loves what he does, putting his own creative passion into every project that comes his way. Abis loves the spontaneity in collaborating with different people and in his spare time he does fashion photography.
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