Growing up in a family full of photographers, I always had cameras around. I was my sister's assistant for more than 7 years back in Iran, helping her with all her photography projects in college and university and after that when she starts her own studio. After I moved to California, I lived with my uncle who's been a photographer for 40 years and learned a lot from him while assisting in different projects. He saw potential in me and encouraged me to take some photography courses in college and I did. From film photography and developing to digital photography, studio lighting and editing techniques.