I started shooting photography as a necessity when my personal photo shoots (as an actor living in LA) just were not working like they should have! It was so frustrating! A few (3 to 4) just didn’t produce great results and I didn’t get the shots I needed for my career and marketing of myself. So…fast forward years later, an I turned my frustration into passion with a helpful, goal minded photography service for other actors, creatives and business owners! I would love to help you at you next photo shoot!
For the most part- I had been getting alot of “glammy” or blown out photos done while living in LA– and wasn’t getting time to collaborate and really plan out a a great shoot with the photographer. I wasn’t being asked many questions from the photographer; but I did always come with some ideas for shots and looks I wanted (both from me and/or my agent)– but back then I just went with it- figured the photographer just “got me” and it would work!…… but it didn’t work actually very often! I wasn’t getting alot of shots that “captured me” and that didn’t get me those “strong, industry shots” that I really needed!” I got a few shots here or there– but only really ONE photo from all the 6 shoots really generated much momentum for me! A few more worked to get me some commercial auditions– but just one photo really stood out theatrically or worked–and it was a very unique character look. I also had 2 shoots overall that didn’t work at all or get me even one look from the shoot that I could use! Wow! Man was I frustrated!!! Because of this frustration, I became obsessed with what made a shoot work and didn’t, and I developed ways to stay more connected and bring myself to the shoot with acting prep work. (Which I share if you are interested in my prep session). I also deeply (and obsessively haha) studied actor headshot makeup (and headshots themselves) from the big, expensive famous headshot photographer’s photos. And I really stress photo prep and being on the same page with the photographer for what you really need and talking about you shoot alot with them!
It is my passion to help others really get amazing shots and have great sessions- and with fun and less stress! So basically, my lemons turned into lemonade– and I get to give people alot of lemonade now and make them very happy! It’s truly a gift I have been given to make people comfortable in their sessions and to help create shoots and collaborate together to get them more looks that work, are them, that stand out and flatter! I’m thankful for those awful lemons that made me great lemonade!
You can read more about my story and how my shoots work–if you want to know more about how I started in photography and learn more about my personality and shooting style. I believe it’s hugely one of the things that sets me apart from other photographers. Long story short, not only am I an actor who kept getting not so great headshot sessions while living in Los Angeles (which then got me passionate to make sure that stopped happening to others people)– but I also know the industry and can help market you. I am a business marketing major and also a makeup artist of well over 20 years! I love people and love getting full of life, fun shots that show you! I see beauty in people and uniqueness and I like to help others embrace that. I am sort of silly, focused and fun. I can help people have fun at their sessions to best capture them. I am passionate to make your shoot amazing for you –and get you wonderful photos to help you do even MORE of what you want to do!
I offer shoots in Los Angeles, CA on the West side in Santa Monica/Venice and Marina Del Rey. I shoot on location in and around SLC, Utah
I am available to HIRE to travel worldwide for your session.
If you are an actor in SLC needing an actor headshot, you are in luck because I offer LA style headshots with an agency and industry standard style.
I look forward to getting to know you and coming up with an amazing shoot plan for you! Every shoot I do is customized, because no one is the same! Read the blog here if you want to read about the actor shoot prep process or contact me to get straight to it.
As an actor myself and an entrepreneur, I know that great headshots & photos help open more doors for more opportunities! I offer photoshoots that are helpful, no-stress and fun! I do targeted & customized photoshoots for every client with my photo prep meetings and consultations.
I also can recommend wardrobe, and I offer free consultations.
Makeup is available for sessions for an additional fee. I also have a Makeup Class and a Free Webinar that can help guide you into doing your own makeup for your shoots which will make a huge difference if you use the right photo makeup vs. just every day makeup.
Wardrobe styling is also available if you want me bring you look options to the shoot, I offer that as well. Let’s chat about your shoot and what you need! I am passionate about this and helping you get amazing headshots and photos.
I care deeply about learning about you and getting you amazing photos and headshots for what you need them to do for your career or business. I customize each shoot to get you results for your photo shoot, results that are unique for YOU. I love making the whole process fun & easy. After we chat through phone or email, I’ll make you a great shoot plan based on what you need and send you a color palettes for flattering colors that suggest the looks we are going for. I will recommend wardrobe and plan out matching locations to shoot you best. My process is we talk, I ask questions, and I plan it all out for you. My whole process is Helpful, FUN, Relaxed, No-Stress Photo Shoots.
I do also offer full makeup, which you can add onto your shoot. If you prefer do your own makeup, I teach a free photo makeup webinar for tips for headshot makeup and have a full headshot makeup class coming soon.
Being on the same page is important to me! It always makes for great shoots and makes you happiest with your photos in the end! During the consult, I can help generate ideas to help market you and can suggest wardrobe for the looks we are going for, including some good colors for you. No stress –just good photos and fun shoots is what I’m about. I help make branding simple, easy, and effective.
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As an actor living in Los Angeles, I quickly found out the importance of the headshot, and it took me a long time to get a headshot that worked. As mentioned, I discovered major frustration of having a few “not so effective and not too cheap sessions” myself, which didn’t get me a great headshot that gave me more momentum or that captured me or my essence very well or get me a strong, industry headshot. How frustrating! But, it has turned into my PASSION of helping people to get wonderful, striking shots that show their vibe, & that can help open doors! I truly care deeply about this and enjoy it, so it sets me apart as a photographer. In addition, I am a makeup artist of over 20 years and also provide makeup services. I am obsessed with clean, striking actor headshot makeup, beauty makeup, & natural makeup (hence I get hired often for the clean commercial look on commercials).
I’d love to help you! Contact me for a consult or go ahead and BOOK – using the online calendar to book now.
A wide variety of makeup service is available for your shoots, whatever your needs are. I specialize in beauty makeup and was on the Lancome Regional Artistry for over 10 years where I taught 1 on 1 Makeup Lessons and Beauty Looks to Women. I am the former owner of ‘Utah Bridal Makeup,” doing bridal makeup and more, and am a commercial makeup artist freelancer and a headshot makeup pro. I love and specialize in doing actor makeup for headshots, professional business headshot makeup, beauty looks, beauty makeup, the fresh clean makeup for print, and also more glam sessions for a more glam, pageant or personal glamorous signature look. I have over 20 years experience. Looks can range from classic actor sessions, commercial print, fashion, classic beauty, pageant glam, business headshots, soft glam, etc and we will discuss which you need for your shoot.
I teach a free makeup webinar, for those wanting to do their own photo makeup and to learn more about correct photo products and headshot makeup tips. I also am currently creating a photo makeup class, Photo Perfect Makeup, which teaches clean and striking headshot makeup. One on one lessons for makeup, are also available.
During our consultation before we get to the shoot and discuss your looks and needs, I will come up with suggested wardrobe for your looks. If you want a full service wardrobe experience, with wardrobe styling options brought to your shoot, I do offer that service, too! Just ask.
Need a corporate session or a group session? I can bring the studio to you! Commercial or Groups, Please Contact me for a custom quote.