Jason “Jay” Balanza | NorCal Lead
Jay is the playful team leader and founder of Playful Soul Photography. As the self titled, Head Photo Ninja Guy (seriously, look at his business card), his sense of humor shows through in every session. With nearly 15 years of experience in both film and digital photography, even more than that as a graphic designer in architecture, along with a healthy smattering of traditional art, he makes sure that every photo has that extra flair to take it above and beyond. Northern California based shooter.
Lauren “Elle” Dinh | SoCal Lead
Lauren is the other half of the Playful shooter team, serving as Photo Ninja Gal for all portraits and events. Always smiling and never without her camera, she brings the energy and feminine touch to every session. Starting out in front of the camera as a model, she took to photography as easily as breathing, giving her a unique perspective behind the camera. Her experience in weddings, fashion, and planning make her a force to be reckoned with. Southern California based but shoots all over.