About Us

“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.