I started shooting photography when I had some personal headshot sessions go incredibly wrong. I was an Actor living in LA and I could not seem to get photos that worked for me to help me get momentum in the tv/film industry and I shot over 10 times. The last straw was when my expensive photoshoot went horribly wrong and my new agent told me, “I hate to tell you this but these are in very bad lighting, shadowed and grey coloring too!” I was so frustrated! I turned that frustration turned into my passion–wanting to help other actors, entrepreneurs and business owners get photos that would get them more work and truly would get them great photos to help them get more opportunity and more work!
I am also an Actor who also has a marketing degree and over 20 years experience as a makeup artist. So getting to combine all my artistic and creative endeavors to help others figure out their branding, flattering colors, makeup and approach to great photoshoots is very rewarding to me! I am very passionate about combining my talents to help others to get amazing headshot sessions so they don’t have the frustration I did! I learned alot from all my mediocre and bad shoots, and from a few shoots that helped me get some pretty decent shots too!
I am so happy I passionately stumbled into shooting photography– because I love helping people to capture who they are, what they do, and to help them get even more work! The fact that I can take all my obsessive analyzing over great headshots throughout the years–and help others get great headshots – is very fulfilling. The fact that I can use all my expertise in makeup, branding, acting– and combine my marketing skills with it to help people, and help guide them into amazing looks to help brand them and further their career– is a huge gift to me. My brain is extremely creative and active, and I was a marketing major- so to me this whole photo shoot prep and planning excites me. As soon as I talk with clients about who they are, what they do and what they want to do more of– and I ask them many questions to get to know their personality– and then my brain can’t stop planning and brainstorming for their session to make it on point! I was made for this! Wahoo!”
I get the photo thing. I get that you need standout- awesome photos– but how to go about getting them is the key!
The key to a successful shoot is to have a great shoot plan, and to shoot with someone who takes the time to understand YOU, what you do, who you are, what your goals are; someone like me who honestly takes the time to learn about you. Also I like to make it all fun and less stressful. I understand shoots and dynamics that can take away from your shoot. I stress having fun, being balanced, being YOU, embracing your inner uniqueness and bringing yourself to your photos. I love to get to know your goals and about you first through our chats, emails and your preferable way of correspondence– and then I go ahead and make a great shoot plan for you! I can recommend looks and colors for you, too if you want suggestions and shoot prep help. But regardless, when we get to the shoot, we will have fun while taking photos together. I look forward to getting to know you and getting you some amazing new headshots! Contact me for a consult, to inquire, or book your session directly with my online booking calendar.
What sets me apart from other photographers is my helpful and personable personality; my personal entertainment industry experience and knowledge contributes to being up on the trends, and the fact that I’m a not only a Photographer, but an Actor/Artist and a Makeup Artist with a Marketing Degree and a helpful & fun personality. I have a great ability to help guide and suggest colors and wardrobe for clients, and to help make great shoot plans for my clients. My experience and obsession with analyzing industry headshots will assure professional photos that are up to current industry trends.
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