“Capturing the best side of me in my headshot, is what Yana manages to do, every time” – Kaiser Executive.

Soleil Portraits Photography has been in business for over 16 years and founder and photographer Yana Rudakov has worked with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Florida, Moscow, Paris, and beyond.

Her passion is to capture moments of people’s lives in an artistic and creative manner. As a professional photographer, Yana strives to offer personalized artistic portraits that beautifully reflect who the clients are, and candid images that embrace a journalistic quality. She will capture a unique and emotional portrait showing your true beauty and spirit.

Yana’s talented working style is very relaxed and friendly, yet her attention is focused on every detail so that she can capture images that will satisfy her clients. She specializes in Portraiture, Business photography portraits and Event photography.

Yana is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and of Professional Photographers of California (PPC). She is also a proud member of Foster City Rotary International and a Board Member of Peninsula Equality Network Group and Co-Founder and Board Member of Foster City Village.

Yana believes in giving back to the community, and often donates the gift of photography to local fundraising charities and events.  You will often find her at local events in San Mateo, Redwood City, and through out the San Francisco Bay Peninsula. You will always see her at Sustainable San Mateo County and Hip Housing Fundraisers.


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Soleil Portraits has been offering an efficient and quality portrait photography service for 18 years. We understand that flexibility is important, thus we work hard to accommodate busy schedules.  We are always happy to work out a solution which allows everyone to be photographed at a convenient time and within your budget.

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What People Are Saying

Her fine work brought us back to her when we needed staff photos for our website.  Once again, her work was superb.  I highly recommend her talents and abilities to anyone needing quality photography.

Bob M., San Mateo

I had the opportunity to work with Yana on several occasions; she is extremely personable and easy going photographer.  Her eye to detail is impeccable and I would  not hesitate in working with her.  She is well know in Redwood City. So getting local references (which you must) will be an easy task since she is well know in San Mateo County.

Hector F., Los Altos

She made us feel comfortable and was open to suggestions as far as poses/using different backgrounds etc. A couple of days later I received the link with the images and there were many good ones to choose from.  We've never had a family picture taken and this is something I've always wanted to do so I'm so glad that I found her Groupon and look forward to doing business with her again.

Mari P., Fremont