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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 & Beauty Photographer in Los Angeles & SLC, UT. I keep branding strategy in mind for all my sessions for powerful results! My goal in the end result is “photos that show YOU doing what YOU DO (or sometimes also what you want to do even more of!)

I love helping clients get amazing results from our sessions!

I am a helpful, creative photographer who is a Branding Strategist, Makeup Artist, Beauty Educator, and Actor. I love helping clients to get amazing shots and sessions that help create even more dream work!


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

I started shooting photography 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 shoots (talking three to four shoots!) just didn’t produce strong results and were very frustrating! I didn’t get the strong and powerful shots I needed for my career and for marketing myself. So…fast forward years later.. and I am blessed with the gift of turning my frustration into my passion! I am a helpful, goal minded photographer for actors, models, creatives and business professionals & entrepreneurs! I would love to help you at you next photo shoot with whatever your goals may be!


View my photography portfolio here.

I am a very passionate, helpful, service-oriented photographer

Partly because of my own personal experience and frustration with just so so photo shoots–It is my passion to help clients get amazing shots and have great sessions- and with more joy, fun and less stress! So basically, my lemons got made into lemonade– and I get to share my lemonade and connect with other wonderful people and help them with their goals and dreams! It’s truly a gift I have been given to help people be empowered and comfortable in their sessions–and to help them create looks that work, are them, that stand out and flatter!!!

Learn more about my bad LA actor photo sessions, my photography journey and how I started shooting headshots- by clicking here

How I Go About shoots

I’m not the sort of photographer that just sees you at the shoot and Then Starts shooting

I put alot of love into my shoots and plan you a great session before the shoot has started. 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– that we planned out based on your goals for the shoot in the first place. 🙂

CUSTOMIZED SHOOTS WITH Shoot Prep Sessions

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! 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, zoom, in person or email (if you prefer that way), I’ll make you a customized shoot plan. I will also send you a color mood board for flattering colors for you and that also still 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, you ask questions, I get to know you–and I plan it out for you. My whole process is Helpful, FUN, Relaxed, No-Stress Photo Shoots.

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, creatives and business professionals wether you are a seasoned pro, or new to shooting.

Fashion & Beauty Photographer for Beauty and Lifestyle Brands

I can help pose and direct you during the shoot for great results. I work with clients who are used to taking their photos –and also many clients where it’s their first photo snoot ever!!! I love having fun with you during the session and regardless of your level… we will bring out your best during the shoot.

I offer customized, helpful branding sessions for Actor Headshots, Model Portfolios, Branding Sessions, Business Headshots, Beauty Shots, Fitness and Lifestyle Sessions!

Check out my packages here.

LOCATIONS- Los Angeles, CA & SLC, UTAH

Los Angeles, CA

I offer shoots and makeup services in Los Angeles, CA.
My photography sessions are on the West side in Santa Monica/Venice and Marina Del Rey.

SLC, UT

I shoot on location in and around SLC, Utah
I am available to HIRE to travel worldwide.

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

You can read more about my story –if you want to know more why and how I started in photography. 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 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. This creates Fun and Stress-Free Shoots.

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.

PHOTO MAKEUP SPECIALIST

ANGIE ON CIRRUS AIRCRAFT LUXURY CAMPAIGN

I offer full makeup for your photo sessions! I am a professional makeup artist with an expertise in beauty makeup, headshot makeup and on-camera makeup for photography and video. I have worked for ABC, NBC dateline, Radisson Hotels, Cirrus Luxury Aircraft, Ancient Nutrition, to name a few of my commercial brands that I have worked for. I specialize in photo makeup that flatters and brings out individual beauty, all with the fresh Hollywood trends for actors and models in mind.

I highly recommend adding on makeup to your shoot for the most professional results with your final photos.

A wide variety of makeup service is available for your shoots, whatever your needs are. As mentioned 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.

If you prefer to instead do your own makeup, please sign up to watch my free photo makeup webinar for tips for headshot makeup. I also offer one and one zoom or in-person makeup lessons. I have a full headshot makeup class coming soon.

PHOTO PERFECT MAKEUP

FREE HEADSHOT MAKEUP WEBINAR

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BOOK YOUR PHOTO SESSION NOW WITH THE ONLINE BOOKING CALENDAR

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. Let’s chat about a shoot and what you need!


DETAILS ABOUT THE SHOOT PROCESS & PREP SESSIONS

  • We will chat on the phone or meet in person, and I’ll get to know you a bit, And then we will get on the same page about what you need in your shots, and what you are using the new photos 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.

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

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ME… READ ON

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 TRULY SERVICING MY CLIENTS TO GET THEM AMAZING PHOTOS–and I REALLY ENJOY THE WHOLE PROCESS, 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).


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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!

Contact me to shoot angelstudio7@gmail.com or use the booking calendar to schedule.

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.

GROUPS AND CORPORATE HEADSHOTS

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.

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