Services & FAQ

Headshots

Our goal with headshots is simple: To get you seen by agents, managers, and casting directors. We get photos that capture your personality and your different looks so that you have the right photo for each submission. Our focus is also to make sure that the headshot shows the real you. So we don’t go for glamour as much as we do for authenticity. The headshots are you on your best day.

Demo Reels / Show Reels

Reels are an increasingly necessary tool for actors. Whether you are looking to do a few 1 minute sizzle reels or a more comprehensive 3 minute reel we have filmmakers and editors who will cut together something awesome for you.

Hair/Makeup

Optional but recommended. We work with some of the very best hair/makeup artists in the business to make sure you look your very best for the shoot.

Not an Actor?

We offer business portrait packages that we can take both in our West Hollywood studio or on-site at your office.

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FAQ About the Session – Before and During

How many shots do you take?
We don’t have a set number of exposures we take in a session… We shoot as many as are needed to get you a variety of great looks. An average session has anywhere from 150 to 250 shots taken.
What if I just need one shot?
We do offer mini shoot option. Check out our Rates page to see out packages.
How long is a session?
We work with you until both you and the photographer are 100% sure you have all the looks you need. On average our actor headshot session is an hour and a half. Expect to add a half hour to that if booking hair/makeup.
Where do you shoot?
Our Los Angeles studio is in West Hollywood. We love natural light and do a combination of studio shooting as well as natural light outdoor. That said, if you prefer to do everything in studio or everything outside we can certainly tailor the session to your taste.
Are discounts available?
Yep. Full list of our discounts are available on our discounts page. If you were referred by someone you get a free touched up shot or 10% off your session. Same offer goes to the person who referred you.
My agent has specific lighting/posing in mind. Can you match this?
Absolutely. We are always happy to speak with your rep to make sure we deliver a product everyone on your team is happy with.
Should you send reference photos? Research poses?
You are more than welcome to send us looks you like but that is absolutely not necessary. Your photographer will spend time at the start of the session to find and discuss your different looks and we will cover a huge range of of them throughout the session. Your photographer is trained in finding poses and angles that work and will guide you through that process.
What if I’m early? Late?
If we’re able to let you in early we absolutely will do that. If we’re in a session or not yet at the studio there are plenty of nearby cafes to hang out at. If you are late we will do everything we can to accomodate you but you may be cutting your session short if we have someone after you. We ask that you please call your photographer as soon as you think you may be running late.
Can I bring my own music?
Absolutely! You can connect your phone/iPod/whatever to our speakers via bluetooth or AUX and blast your favourite tunes. We can also put on anything you want on Spotify or any other music streaming service you enjoy.
Can I bring my own hair or makeup artist?
Experience has taught us to not work with outside hair/makeup artists. We have a roster of a few super talented hair/makeup professionals who have many years of experience working specifically on portrait headshots as well as on set doing film and tv. These professionals are trained in shooting high definition images.

Alternatively, you are welcome to come to the shoot hair/makeup ready!

What kind of hair and makeup services are provided?
If you book our hair/makeup professional then you don’t need to worry about anything. It’s optional but always recommended. Our hair/makeup artist gets you set up at the start of the session and then touches up and changes your looks as needed throughout. She’ll also watch things like stray hairs, how your hair is falling in the photos, shine, etc.

Please note that hair includes styling. It does not include a wash and dry. Just have your hair clean when you come in.

If you choose to do your own makeup then bring the supplies you usually use day to day to prep for an audition.

How many outfits should I bring?
Bring with you a couple of wardrobe options, keeping in mind different looks you would go out for. No need to be too specific (keep the doctor smocks at home) but do bring an option or two for casual daytime, a night out, and a more professional look. Your photographer will help you mix and match the wardrobe with your hair, makeup, and different background and lighting setups. Remember, it’s not so much about the clothes… It’s about you and the energy and personality you bring from shot to shot.

As a general rule: Bring stuff you would wear to an audition, a fun night out, or on a date. Stuff you feel good and confident in.

What clothing should I stay away from?
Stay away from distracting patterns and large logos. Not to worry, smaller logos can be photoshopped out.

As a general rule: Bring stuff you would wear to an audition, a fun night out, or on a date. Stuff you feel good and confident in.

Should I wear any jewellery?
If you think you’ll still like it in a few months’ time then feel free to bring it. Keep in mind that the focus with headshots is your eyes, so you might want to stay away from big or otherwise distracting jewelry.

How to prepare for the shoot

  • Get a good night’s sleep – Our makeup artist can absolutely conceal tired eyes but you’ll feel better.
  • Have a good breakfast – Don’t worry… Breakfast wont add noticeable pounds to your photos. Have a nice breakfast so your mood and energy are up.
  • Think about your looks – What kind of roles do you tend to go out for? What does your agent or manager submit you on?
  • If you need a haircut, get it a few days before the shoot – If you need a haircut we recommend that you get it at least a day or two before the shoot. That way you will have time to get it fixed or adjusted if you don’t like it.
  • Prepare your wardrobe before the day of the shoot – This is just with the intention of keeping your shoot day fun and stress free. You don’t want to be running around the day of the shoot shopping for a new shirt… Have a look at your wardrobe a day or two before and decide what you want to bring. Not sure about a piece? Not to worry. Our photographer will help you choose.

FAQ on What to expect after the session

What happens after the photo shoot?
Our photographer will go over all your shots and upload them to a password protected client page. You’ll be able to go on and view all your photos, and are welcome to share them with family, friends, your agent, manager, and anyone else you want to help you make your selects.
What happens to the selected shots?
We use a professional post production process to get your favourite photos looking their best. Among other adjustments, your selected photos will be cropped, colour corrected, and things like stray hairs and blemishes will be addressed.
Is production included in the cost?
Yes. Post production is included in the price. Number of touched up shots you get just depends on the package you buy.
Can I purchase extra shots down the line?
Absolutely. You can always purchase additional touched up shots and you also get a bonus free touched up image with every referral!
I have a last minute audition/book. What if I need my photos same day?
We can usually arrange rush and same day requests.

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to CONTACT US.