Monthly Archives: December 2014

Kid Headshots & Family Portraits

Family Portraits Thousand Oaks

kid headshots

 

Why not combine Family Portraits w/ Kid Headshots ?!

At Max Brandin Photography we’ve always been big on getting the absolute most for your money and time….which is why we encourage parents to consider combining their kid headshots session with a quick, fun, and easy family portrait session.  Some simple coordinating of wardrobe & a few minutes put toward a little hair & makeup for mom & or non-actor siblings gives us the opportunity to get some spontaneous and beautiful pictures shot in a No Pressure setting….  We never charge an additional amount for a quickie family portrait added on to your kids headshot sesh.

((( “Quickie Family Sesh” is no additional charge and inlcudes 35 frames.  If you’d like a more extensive family session added to your child’s headshot session, there is typically only a $50-$100 additional charge, depending on the size of your family and the location you’d like to shoot!!! )))   We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have, as well as consult you about hair/makeup/wardrobe.  Just contact us at 310.622.5819 to book a kid headshots session!

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Actor Headshots Los Angeles & Thousand Oaks

Actor Headshots Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles

Actor Headshots Commercial & Theatrical

For years, it seemed like the word “Commercial” was a dirty word to actors.  But, these days commercials have become a hip way to gain visibility and are honestly considered pretty cool by everyone in the industry.  That’s because, for the most part, they aren’t cheesy anymore.  They’ve become mini movies w/ a sketch comedy feel….and everyone wants in – even huge celebs like Matthew McConaughey are getting in on the action.  And any actor who has been in LA for a year or more knows the phrase:  “Commercials Pay The Bills”.  So, when planning your shoot and wardrobe, be sure to keep commercials in mind and go for wardrobe that can work with BOTH serious expressions as well as Smirks & Smiles.  Huge smiles with teeth showing still work amazing if you’ve got a really great genuine smile.  But, if you don’t love yourself in a big toothy grin no worries….many commercial casting directors have said “Smirks are the new Smile” when it comes to commercial headshots.

To see more of our work, visit our facebook page.  To set up an appt., call 310.622.5819 or visit our Contact Page.

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Teen Actor Headshots Los Angeles

Actor Headshots

Actor Headshots for Teen, Kids

Max Brandin Photography has a combine 28 years experience shooting teen & kid actor headshots.  Not only will be help you prep for the day with extensive and specific wardrobe consultation, but we’ll make sure to go over everything the morning of your shoot and help you with those final details which can be so important in making your pics stand out in the sea of competition out there.  Our headshots get actors in the door.

If your teenager is graduating from High School and already auditioning, you can combine your headshot session with a Senior Portrait session and get Double the bang for your buck….in one day, we’ll shoot BOTH senior portraits and actor headshots 🙂

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Pin Up Style Photoshoot & Senior Pictures Ideas

Pin Up style photoshoot

Pin Up photography los angeles

Pin up photographer los angeles

PIN UP STYLE PHOTOSHOOT

Pin up photography is as popular today as ever – it’s fun, playful, & just flat out gorgeous.  As a photographer, you have plenty of things to consider:  light, set, props…because although it’s fun to put a new twist on pin up, it’s always appreciated when you can nail the shot as a purely classic pin up.  You’ll also need to secure an experienced Hair & Makeup artist who can not only create the pin up look, but can also do it in a timely manner.  If your model is in the hair/makeup chair for 2 hours it’s going to drain their energy and make it very difficult to do more than 1 look.  Your model should absolutely practice in front of a mirror leading up to the shoot – but at the end of the day,  the photographer has to be ready with great direction and ideas for posing the model in a classic and flattering way.  Study images from that time period first, before looking at more contemporary pin up.  It’s better to start with the original, classic, basics….and then add your own twist.

PIN UP STYLE SENIOR PORTRAITS

Our model above is NOT A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR and the wardrobe is obviously a bit too sexy for a teenaged girl.  However, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this classic style photography into your senior portrait session by hiring one of our amazing and talented Hair/Makeup Artists and bringing along wardrobe that is age appropriate.  It’s also a good idea to consider just doing the “flavor” of pinup for your senior pictures, rather than going 100% realistic.  This will give us more room to play with more contemporary posing and feel less tied to being authentic.  We’re looking forward to our 2015 Senior Portrait Season….and shooting some fun pin up style images!

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Senior Pictures Los Angeles & Thousand Oaks

Senior Pictures Los Angeles

Senior Pictures Newbury Park

Senior Pictures Thousand Oaks

Senior Portrait locations in both Thousand Oaks and Los Angeles

14 years experience shooting actors, models, musicians and High School Senior Photography, with studios in both Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Mid City Los Angeles.  Female photographers Amanda Max Weber and Brandin Shaeffer strive to create images and senior portraits that are both unique and timeless.  Sessions typically last 2-3 hours…as long as it takes for our subject to feel comfortable and get the BEST senior pictures possible!

To see more of our recent work, visit our studio facebook page.  To schedule an appointment or ask a question, contact us through our site.

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