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Walid's 3 Amazing LA Headshot Photographer Recommendations

Headshots are one of the most important tools for an actor to book film and television roles and work with a talent agent.


Here are 3 Los Angeles based headshot photographers that I highly recommend, plus special discount offers for when you book a session!



Before we dive in...


I do NOT receive any sort of commission from these listed photographers. Simply put, I trust their work from first-hand experience.


Also, so many actors I've met shoot headshots and end up with photos that aren't character-specific or hundreds of similar photos lacking variety, wasting their time and money.


It takes detailed planning with an industry professional to make the most of your headshot session and shoot the looks you NEED that will BOOK.


We can chat and brainstorm characters you can play with suggestive outfits that will help you book roles. Schedule a Career Consultation with me before your next headshot session!



And now, without further ado, Walid's 3 Amazing LA Headshot Photographer Recommendations:


1. Shandon Photography

"Shandon Photography" is a photography studio that has done headshots for some notable actors like Academy Award winning actor Viola Davis, Emmy Award winning actor Jane Lynch, and comedy legend Betty White!


They pride themselves on their ability to capture their client's charisma and unique spirit. All of their shoots are at their studio in Downtown Los Angeles.


One of their best packages includes a 3 looks/changes for a 2 hour and 45 minute session, which allows you to have the time and comfort to play around with your looks to really capture that character's essence.


"Shandon Photography" is located at 2100 N. Main Street, Suite B11, Los Angeles, CA 9003. They can be contacted through phone, 818-766-8389, or by filling out their contact form on their website, where you can also learn more about all packages and services.


Use the discount code below and mention that Walid sent you!

  • Enter "WALID" in the discount code box online at the time of check-out



2. The Headshot Truck


"The Headshot Truck" first started as a studio on the go with the ability to meet their clients at convenient locations.


They still own the famous truck and after years of shooting quality headshots for actors, they opened a physical location. All of their shoots are now at their studio in North Hollywood, and the truck is available for special requests.


One of their most unique services is the "Working Actor Subscription" which includes 6 different looks per year to help keep your headshots up to date!


"The Headshot Truck" is located at 4924 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601. They can be contacted through email, info@headshottruck.com, or through phone, 855-729-7465. To set up an appointment and find more information about all packages and services please visit their website.


Use these discount codes below and mention that Walid sent you!

  • "SPA10" for 10% off any packages

  • "SPA100" for $100 off unlimited looks package

  • "SPAFIRST" for 1st month free headshot monthly subscription



3. Vanie Poyey Photography


"Vanie Poyey Photography" is a photography studio that has been voted as one of LA's Favorite Photographers by Backstage Readers for 3 years in a row!


They keep a focus on giving headshots life for the characters and looks that their clients aim to achieve and by doing so empower their clients with the tools that they need to book.


One of their best packages includes a 3 looks/changes for a 2 hour and 45 minute session, which allows you to have the time and comfort to play around with your looks to really capture that character's essence.


"Vanie Poyey Photography" is located at 10636 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601. They can be contacted through email, vanie@poyeyphotos.com, or through phone, 323-856-6156. They offer several packages and services, to learn more please visit their website.


Use the discount code provided below and mention that Walid sent you!

  • $50 off by mentioning "Walid Chaya" when booking with Vanie Poyey via email or phone


Need help planning for your next headshot session? My Career Consultations provide all the support you need, and so much more.


Last, like with any important investment, I also recommend you do your due diligence to research and compare your options and consider each photographers style, format, accessibility, package, pricing, etc..


I hope you find the same success with your headshot session as I have with these three photographers!


-Walid Chaya

Director-Actor & Creative Consultant

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