Noriko Cooper, a native of Los Angeles, is a stock photographer and makeup artist who specializes in lifestyle photography. While they say necessity is the mother of invention, it is also what led Noriko into the business.

Although she has a background in marketing, she could not adhere to the rigorous demands of any career once her daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia. She knew that in order to stay home and care for her, she would need a career that offered flexibility.

Never one to let a hurdle stop her, Noriko picked up a camera and has not slowed down. Since then, her work has been represented by a number of companies and products including Stoneyfield Farm Organic Yogurt, Target, Sparkletts Water and Home Depot just to name a few. In addition, you can find Noriko's work on several stock agencies as well as with Istock and Getty Images.