PortraitHER Session: Chaitali // Montgomery County Headshots

“I’m not cute, I’m a serious professional.” That’s what she told me she wanted to communicate in her pictures. While I think we nailed it, it was sobering to think that as women we even have to say this, “I’m not cute, I’m a serious professional.” It’s like the idea of being fully gorgeous and fully capable to not just hold our own but to lead in every sector is too hard of a concept for some men to grasp. But we won’t let that stop us from marching forward, kicking down doors and busting through glass ceilings! 

Meet Chaitali, a social impact, finance and fintech executive, and the Founder and CEO of Evergood. Evergood matches bold, impact-minded investors with the world’s most innovative, resourceful and mission-driven change-makers and growing enterprises.

I was so afraid to book a photographer because I did not want basic headshot or cheezy glamour shots. I am very picky when it comes to photography. I have a specific vision of what I want in an image. Shala made me feel comfortable, listened to me, understood my vision and it felt like collaboration rather than being pushed into it.
— Chaitali Patel
Shala delivered exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for sophisticated power shots. I got exactly that. My photos are AMAZING! Worth every penny from my startup capital. So so pleased with the work.
— Chaitali Patel
No woman in DC/MD/VA area should work with any other photographer! Shala is the woMAN for the job. She will make you project an image of strength and trust. Thank you, Shala!
— Chaitali Patel