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Actor headshots, model portfolios, beauty & lifestyle, branding photography and business headshots in both Los Angeles, CA and SLC, UT.

Headshot Photographer for Actors in Los Angeles, CA
Angie Papanikolas, Owner of headshots by Angel Studio

Welcome! I’m Angie Papanikolas, Owner of Angel Studio.
I am a Headshot Photographer, Branding Specialist, Photo Makeup Artist, Beauty Educator, and Actor. I love helping clients to get amazing shots and sessions that will help create even more dream work!


(Behind the Scenes Model Portfolio at Salt Air)

Welcome! I love helping clients get amazing headshots with great results!

I love taking the stress out of shoots, planning custom shoots based on your vibe, dreams and goals, and keeping it all FUN AND POSITIVE, to capture the best photos of you!

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!


View my photography portfolio here.

(BACK TO HOW I STARTED DOING HEADSHOTS)…

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!

I am a very passionate, helpful, service oriented photographer

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!

About my shoots

I’m not the sort of photographer that just sees you at the shoot and shoots you.

I put alot of love into my shoots and plan you a great session. I spend time to get to know you, your work, your personality and your hobbies– to make the session more “YOU!” and so I can suggest looks that will help market you– incorporating the kind of shots you need and we discussed in our chats that are based on your goals for the shoot in the first place. 🙂

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 am passionate about getting my clients amazing headshots to help them do even more of what they love, what they are doing, and what they want to do even more of.

-Angie Papanikolas, Owner of Angel Studio

I specialize in photography for actors, models and business professionals:

I do customized, helpful branding session for Actor Headshots, Model Portfolios, Branding Sessions, Business Headshots, Beauty Shots, Fitness and Lifestyle. I work with people who are used to taking their photos and many also who never have. I’m very helpful before you session to help plan and suggest colors and looks for your photo shoot needs. I love having fun with you during the session to bring out your best during the shoot. I can (and do) help pose and direct you for great results.

Check out my packages here.

2 LOCATIONS- Los Angeles, CA & SLC, UTAH

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.

Shoot Prep & Consultations

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.

Actor Headshots/Model Headshots/Beauty Shots/Business Headshots/Branding Photography for Business Professionals, Actors or Creatives/Model Portfolios/Lifestyle Photography/LA Actor Headshots/Utah Actor Headshots

I love helping my clients get amazing headshots that show uniqueness, story and personality!

-Angie Papanikolas, Actor, Photographer and MUA

Full Service Photography Services With Branding and Marketing Help

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.

Fun and Stress-Free Shoots with My Shoot Prep Guidance

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.

Makeup Available

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.

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INQUIRE ABOUT A PHOTO SHOOT OR SET UP A FREE CONSULT

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.

Click the “contact me” red button below, or email me at angelstudio7@gmail.com with photos, links to your site, and a note about your shoot to get the conversation started!

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I KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HEADSHOT AND UNDERSTAND YOU SIMPLY NEED ONE THAT YOU DON’T ONLY LOOK GREAT IN, BUT ONE THAT ALSO CAPTURES YOUR VIBE, SHOWS MOVEMENT, CHARACTER, PERSONALITY, LIFE & STORY. BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HARD. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN! THAT IS WHY I AM HERE TO HELP! I OFFER HELPFUL, FUN, RELAXED SESSIONS IN SLC, UT & LOS ANGELES, CA. I DO NATURAL LIGHT AND/OR STUDIO. LET’S SHOOT!

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MORE ABOUT ANGIE FROM ANGEL STUDIO

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).

HOW TO PROCEED AND THE NEXT STEPS FOR A SHOOT

I’d love to help you! Contact me for a consult or go ahead and BOOK – using the online calendar to book now.

  • We will chat and get on the same page about what you need in your shots, and what you are using the pics for.
  • Next, I will make you a shoot plan after speaking with you. This will include sending you a summary of a color palette mood board customized for you, wardrobe and looks we are going for
  • The plan is to capture your vibe in different wardrobe and tones to best market you for what you are doing, or even better, for what you WANT TO DO. It’s as simple as that.
  • No more overthinking. I’ll handle it for you from clothing recommendations to the way I shoot you.
  • If you have scheduled a shoot and have not yet spoken with me, or sent me photos through my contact form, no problem! I will contact you to follow up about setting up a consultation and getting some photos from you that you currently use, and then we will discuss your shoot. I’ll ask you a few questions about your needs and about yourself through email and/or phone, and I will make some recommendations to customize your shoot to best meet your needs.

Welcome to Angel Studio. I’m Angie Papanikolas, Owner, Photographer & Makeup Artist specializing in Actor Headshots, Portraits, Model Portfolios, Entrepreuners, Branding Sessions, & Corporate Headshots. I offer helpful, relaxed & fun, no-stress shoots in SLC, UT & Los Angeles, CA. I shoot both in studio and on location.

Angie Papanikolas, owner of Headshots by Angel Studio

MAKEUP ARTISTRY FOR SESSIONS

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.

PHOTO PERFECT MAKEUP – MAKEUP CLASS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY TO LOOK YOUR BEST ON CAMERA

Photo Perfect Makeup Class

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.

WARDROBE & STYLING 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.

LOCAL UTAH BUSINESS HEADSHOTS OR REAL ESTATE HEADSHOTS FOR GROUPS AND COMPANIES

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.

Corporate Business Headshot, Real Estate, Agency Headshots, or Other Group Session Needed? We can bring the studio to you and do that too! Contact me for a quote.