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When shooting corporate headshots what to wear?

corporate headshots what to wear

 

Corporate Headshots what to wear :

When shooting headshots for your company, be it for the website, a brochure, pamphlets, or just for fun; it’s important to make sure you dress to impress and you feel confident!

Depending on the type of business you are a part of there are certain do’s and don’ts of the headshot world.

The lovely business woman above in her corporate headshot is wearing a simple black business blouse, clean and elegant makeup and a fabulous smile. Just be you.

Next time you’re looking for a corporate headshot photographer in LA, give us a call!  310.622.5819

 

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Finding affordable kid headshots Los Angeles

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kid headshots los angeles

Kid Headshots Los Angeles:  what to wear

one of the biggest questions we get when shooting kids headshots is what should we bring for the kid to wear?  You’re always safe with SOLID colors, but prints are totally fine if they’re not distracting.  Above, our kid actor is wearing a PRINT (flowers) and a chanbray vest (pink/white).  These could easily be distracting, but they’re not b/c they fit the character types we’re going for 🙂

 

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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.

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Headshots for Teens, Los Angeles

Headshots Los Angeles

Headshots Los Angeles

Headshots Los Angeles

Headshots for Teens

Shooting headshots for kids is (for the most part) pretty straightforward.  But, shooting headshots for teens in Los Angeles comes with a lot of “gray area”.  Teens are still widely cast in Nickelodeon style types – big personalities & smarty-pants humor.  BUT, when getting new headshots, teens should also remember to shoot for at least one “Gritty” type.  Teens are cast in Superhero movies, dark edgy dramas, & realism driven episodics.   A recent client, Piajae Marie, came to us wanting to explore more than just the “Cute Spunky Teen” type images.  She was interested in getting some shots that would show her range.  Above, you’ll see her version of Urban East Coast, Tough Action Star, & Ethereal Soul.  We’ll be posting more from her shoot when her agent selections come in!

 

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Senior Pictures South Bay

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Senior Pictures LA

Dominique is one of our 2013 MxB High School Senior Reps.  She shot with us a few weeks ago at our Los Angeles Senior Portraits location.  Usually, the seniors that apply to be MxB reps are extremely outgoing, because they know that they’ll be ambassadors for our photography studio.  Well, even in her application, Dominique admitted that she was shy…but that she thought maybe this might be a good thing, something to help her push the boundaries of her comfort zone with social stuff.  So, when she arrived for her shoot, we were prepared to really have to work at directing & getting great smiles & poses.  ….wow….we were wrong!  Within a matter of a few minutes Dominique was modeling as if she were a total pro!!  Being tall & super athletically built, she honestly photographed very much like a professional model.  To say we were blown away would not be an exaggeration…. So many of the cute poses & all the playing around that we captured on camera came organically from Dominique.  On the train tracks, our main direction was to say “just imagine you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, and you know to follow the tracks to the next city….but, along the way, while you’re walking, give little glances & smiles to the camera”.  That was it!  She took off her shoes & started taking little steps over the pebbles & rocks on the tracks…and when she’s slightly trip on one, she’s laugh & look right at the lens.  To be able to take your actual circumstances & use them to inform your expressions & body language is the very essence of modeling….and obviously, Dominique has it.

Senior Portraits Thousand Oaks

So many of our HS Seniors from Thousand Oaks ask about the urban locations they see in our LA Senior Pictures – and the same is true for our LA & South Bay Seniors….they often ask about the beautiful mountain shots we get at our Newbury Park location.  Both are such awesome locations for shooting HS Senior Pics that it’s tough to choose which location to book.  Our suggestion is to shoot both!!  We offer discounted rates for Seniors who decide to do 2 shoots – and the fun part is, you get double the amount of images at this totally amazing time in your life 🙂

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Senior Pics LA

Senior Pictures Los Angeles

Those of you who were lucky enough to get in on our 60% off May discount are asking for tips on how to do makeup for your senior portraits  So, below you’ll find one of our favorite natural makeup tutorials.  The makeup is done by a high school girl with products that most of you already have.  You’ll notice that the makeup is little punched up beyond “natural”, but when shooting pics in full length & even 3-quarter, you really want to make sure the eyes pop.  Using neutral tones & sticking to a simple black top liner & soft subtly smokey under liner, your eyes pop without looking overly made up.   SKIP THESE STEPS:  2 items she applies really don’t work for senior pics though & you should steer clear – the white liner in the inner rim of the eye often washes away with blinking, & can sometimes smear a bit with the under eyeliner.  And it doesn’t look that natural…. Also, the highlighter she uses toward the end of the video on her upper cheekbones is very often “bad for camera”.  What looks dewey and glowy in person, can look sweaty & glaring on camera.  Stick to MATTE powder, MATTE bronzer as well to avoid having a shiny face.  Hope this helps those of you who’re getting that awesome 60% off!

And for the rest of you, we STILL HAVE 40% OFF IN JUNE & 20% OFF IN JULY!!!!

Below is an example of some of our favorite Natural Makeup 🙂  Actor Katrina Law shot these in LA with makeup artist Karishma Ahluwalia, & we thought she achieved a perfect makeup look for each.  The left image is a little edgier, but without going over the top.  The lips & face were kept very natural, letting the eyes take center stage.  The image on the right is classic natural makeup.  The apples of the cheeks pop & the eyes have only a little neutral shadow for depth.  Katrina doesn’t need much, so the makeup artist let her natural beauty shine through 🙂

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Headshots LA

Headshots Los Angeles

Actor Headshots

You’re going to be seeing a lot more of this girl!  Yesterday, I spent a couple hours shooting Natalie’s headshots.  Her parents came with her and I could tell immediately that this was going to be a fun day!  Usually, when a teen’s parents come to their session, I’m immediately apprehensive that the parent is going to try and run the shoot.  That basically never works because the parent isn’t a photographer & unless they’re right behind me, they aren’t seeing what I’m seeing.  Natalie’s Mom & Dad could not have been different….they helped when I needed it ((obviously, natalie’s got a LOT of hair to wrangle, so I asked for Mom when it was necessary :)) but, otherwise, they hung out, made a few calls, peeked their head in from time to time & were a total joy to have on the set!  Actors headshots are pretty different from shooting Los Angeles Senior Pics – mainly, in that the subject has to be looking into camera the entire time.  If you’ve never been a model for 2-3 hours straight, then you really don’t know how hard it is.  It’s work!  and the person in the photos needs to LOVE  what they do.  AND they need to be talented at it.  Simple as that.  Anything less, & you get just “so-so” pics.  I don’t care how great the photographer is – the subject needs to have that “it factor” to successfully shoot for several hours.  I’ll be posting more pics from Natalie’s session & with all the looks we did, you’ll really get a good idea of how a professional connects with the camera & delivers in shot after shot.  …..and let me tell you, adding in super long wavy hair means even more work & patience from our model – – – and it doesn’t hurt to have a pretty great mom helping out with all that hair!  Come to think of it, next time I’m shooting Senior Portraits, I may see if the mom can come ready with hairspray & brush in hand!

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Sexy Saturday! Senior Pics Thousand Oaks

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Senior Pictures Thousand Oaks

Drae was one of our absolute favorites…she’s featured in our senior portraits portfolio & we thought she’d be perfect to be featured on our Sexy Saturday post!  Shot by photographer Amanda Max, of MaxBrandinPhotography & Amanda Max Photography, Drae does sexy the way should be done….effortlessly, playfully, & with classic beauty.  Unlike shooting LA actor headshots, shooting HS Senior Portraits means making sure the girls get the fierce & gorgeous images they want, while at the same time making sure they will be seen as classic, beautiful and never overly sexy.

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Benjamin Wolshin – Kids Headshots LA

Benjamin Kids Headshots Los Angeles

 

Los Angeles Kids Headshots

Shooting headshots for kids can be either the most fun an LA photographer can have, or the least LOL.  Taking Benjamin’s first truly professional LA headshots was definitely a blast.  He was a total ham with the camera & took direction with a natural ability that some people are just born with.

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Sexy Saturdays! Headshots Los Angeles

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Actor Headshots LA

Olivia May does “sexy” perfectly.  Never overdone, she mixes an innocence with sexy that feels natural & effortless.  As a photographer shooting headshots in Los Angeles, you’re always excited to work with such a talent 🙂

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Flashback Fridays! LA Headshots – Nate Torrence

 

Actor Headshots LA

We love us some Nate Torrence!!!

Headshots Los Angeles

When Amanda & I started shooting actor headshots in Los Angeles over 12 years ago, we were so lucky to get a ton of great talent in front of our cameras.  Back then we shot headshots in the South Bay, but now we also have locations in LA & Thousand Oaks.   These headshots of  actor Nate Torrence always crack me up 🙂

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Los Angeles Headshots – Heather Vandeven

Los Angeles Headshots

We shot these headshots in LA at my Los Angeles headshot studio location.  Heather was amazing – any photographer would be psyched to shoot such a beautiful and amazing actor.

Best Headshots in LA

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Briana – Headshots LA

 

Actor Headshots in LA

We shot Briana’s headshots at my Los Angeles location.  As a headshot photographer I really look forward to shooting pictures of up and coming talent in LA.  Great job Briana!

Best headshot photographer LA

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