My main focus when shooting headshots is to make YOU happy! My photographs are meant to represent you in the most flattering way, while still staying true to how you look. During the shoot, I will be showing you the photos (if you wish to see them) and I only consider the session over once we are both happy with the images. 

My experience as a director helps me create a comfortable environment where we can bring out your authentic self and highlight your personality.

RETOUCHING - A very important thing to be aware before the shoot, is that I do limited retouching in Photoshop. I get rid of day-of blemishes, and smooth the skin just enough to make up for the camera's high resolution. Remember, this is a headshot, it is not a magazine cover. It's of the utmost importance to me to maintain the integrity of the photographs, and to provide you and Casting Directors with an accurate representation of the actor who will walk into the room. 


Men – Neutral-colored tops with varying necklines and layers (sweaters, t-shirts, collared shirts, etc.) No black, no white. 

Women – Same as above – avoid crazy patterns and textures.  Fitted shirts and tanks work best to give Casting Directors a good idea of your body type.


Men – You probably don't need to worry about this. But if you have some powder, feel free to bring it. 

Women – Keep it clean! Only every-day makeup. No crazy colors, or dark eye shadow, nothing that's SHINY. Avoid moisturizer and sunblock, and shiny lipgloss. You will be in the shade during the entirety of the shoot. 

For BOTH – a makeup artist is available upon request for an additional fee.  


I shoot exclusively outside and have a few go-to places around LA. Although it's nice and sunny 99% of the time, if it's excessively windy or expected to rain, we will have to reschedule the shoot. 


I tend to work pretty quickly after we shoot. You can expect your color-corrected pdf's within 24 hours so you can look them over and pick your favorites. Once you've decided on which ones you want, I will start delivering them within 24-48 hours. 

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