connected authentic

the stories of your life are 
small moments lived one by one 

Welcome! Xilo is all about  Documentary-Lifestyle ("Docu-Life") Photography and storytelling that highlights the heartfelt + intimate moments that authentically tell the story of your life. My work focuses on connection; those small, in-between moments 

that weave a narrative of love, affection, and nostalgia.Sessions with me are unposed, relaxed, flexible, and never forced. Our work encompasses both the stories of your life (newborn, family, + weddings) and commercial (events + brand marketing). 


Xilo is all about documenting the authentic + connected small moments of you and the ones you love the most. I would love to make your most memorable days in life unforgettable. 

Born and bred in Oakland, Xilo is black, woman owned and all about inclusivity and diversity. The name itself means clarity and perspective, words that form each and every click on my camera. 

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Kati Douglas
Oakland CA 94611

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Marina, Berkeley, california

We're completely over the moon and love love love all of them. We honestly cannot thank you enough. We love that you were able to capture so much of her personality. We're going to love looking back at these photos as she grows older. THANK YOU!!! 

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