Cole's Headshots

Cole is pursuing his musical theater degree and let me tell you, this guy is going to get so much work. His charisma and energy is just palpable. He was instantly at ease in front of the camera and had me laughing just as much as I had him!


Cole gave me something from the get go I usually have to earn from my clients about 20 minutes into the shoot. Trust. I felt this overwhelming sense of trust from him and it allowed him to really get out of his own way and let me coach and direct him to get all of these great shots. I think that trust that he was able to give me came from a combination of preparation, knowledge, and from a sense of play.


He was prepared in the sense that he understood what his brand was all about. He knew his type and how he wanted to market himself. That left the guesswork out of his side of things, and gave me a strong foundation to build upon on my side. He was knowledgable in that he knew himself. That is so important for both you and I during a shoot. If you know you need to be laughing in order to get a great smiling shot, then let yourself be free enough to do that. If you know that blue is a banging color on you, then tell me that you’re feeling yourself in that awesome blue button down shirt you brought. And his sense of play allowed for him to trust in his prep, trust in his self awareness and knowledge, and just have a good time in front of the camera. I tell all my clients that “today, you get to act. You get to do the thing you love.” A great headshot is an exercise in subtext which arguably is at the core of any performance. Cole loved his acting job that day, and the results show it.


Austin's Headshots

Austin is a student that came my way looking to get some quality, affordable headshots before graduating and heading out into the trenches of the Los Angeles acting scene.


I love working with students pursuing their acting or theater arts degree because I too got my degree in acting. I remember how hard it can be to find affordable headshot photographers in Los Angeles when you’re just starting out in your career. Or the nervousness that washes over you when one of your professors says, “Ok, you all need to go out and get some acting headshots.” Your first professional headshot session (with a professional Los Angeles headshot photographer no less) can be pretty intimidating. But I’ve been there, and I know what helped me crank out the keepers during my headshot session.


We’re a special breed of people, us theatre students. We have our own jargon and lingo and slang, we can compare teachers and find common traits between them regardless of where we went to school, and we share a passion that can only be described by those who don’t have it as “insanity.” We crave attention yet often times will not seek it. We need to entertain but will more often than not, have to be convinced to do so. We are so free-spirited on stage and are willing to do anything up there, but are very reserved when not in the spotlight. I think Billy Crystal said it best by calling himself a “site-specific extrovert.” I think you can lump a good sum of theatre students into that category; myself included. I love working with clients that sometimes just need a scene partner before they’ll open up and start cranking out the keepers during their headshot session. I love being that scene partner.