There are two sides to local photographer Joseph Sargent and one is just as interesting as the other.  One minute he's analytical, passionately talking about angles and the complex challenge of capturing light.  Then you see his gentle, reassuring side as he uses humor and kindness to create a comfortable environment for the picture.  Both sides are sincere and captivating, making every minute at Phoenix Studios in down town Los Gatos fascinating.

From the moment you walk into the doors at 8 Station Way, Joseph's great talent and 20-plus years of experience are unmistakable.  Trying to chose your favorite portrait on the wall of this amazing studio can be very difficult.  One picture after another captures the perfect expression, especially with children.  "I enjoy working with everyone," Joseph said.  "But I do love the challenge of creating a playful, happy environment for children.