Meet Our Team



Evan Melchior


Evan's passion for photography originated from his appreciation for videography. Purchasing his first DSLR camera shortly before making the move from Wisconsin to California, he admired the idea of capturing the greatest moments in life and having the quality images of those times to forever look back on. While working as a videographer/editor for a production company in Santa Barbara, his interest in photography grew as he would spend weekends at the beach, or hiking in the mountains, snapping photos of friends and the stunning scenery that California's central coast offers. When not in the studio, Evan enjoys his attempt to complete his checklist of attending a game at every professional sports stadium in California.


Alaina Kraning

Marketing Director + Photographer

Alaina is a photographer & graphic designer from Southern California. Following her love & desire to improve her skills, she attended California Baptist University in Riverside, CA where she graduated with a BA in 2012, majoring in Graphic Design & Digital Media with a concentration in Public Relations. 

She’s not a fan of the same ol’ same ol’ & is sure to keep you on your toes. Puns are a love language of hers, another is celebrating half birthdays & she will insist on throwing you a party for yours! When she’s not consuming her weight in coffee, you will find her outdoors exploring with her family. Her husband, Kolin is her number one fan &  her two adorable little girls Everly Lennon & Indie Reyn, keep her life full, busy & constantly entertaining. 


Katie Jarman

Digital Artist & Media Coordinator

Katie's first experiences with photography was going on camping trips with her father & brothers, hiking around & taking panoramic photos of the beautiful southern Utah landscapes. Her love of nature and photography have always gone hand in hand. Since then, she's expanded into commercial photography, graphic design, and other creative mediums. She's been doing creative design work for many years, covering everything from book illustrations, to hand lettering & everything in-between. When Katie's not in the studio, you can find her grubbing around in the garden, or off on an adventure with people she loves. She enjoys fresh cooking, art, live music, and enjoying nature.



Conner Thomson

Assistant Editor

Conner was one of the first members of the Luminis team. He started as an intern while still a High School student. He was taught the business and editing skills over the years of commitment and persistence. Presently he is attending college, however he can still be found helping the team out between his school breaks. When not studying or editing, he enjoys kayaking in the ocean and driving his Jeep across Northern California.