best portrait photographers in los angeles award
Also for 2020 & 2019
best portrait photographer in glendale award
Also for 2020


“Rafael is amazing!!!! So affordable and probably the best headshots I’ve ever taken! He made the experience super comfortable… He helped me pick out outfits and my photos later on! He knows his stuff too! Commercial versus theatrical lighting, how to light headshots with glasses.”
– Sarah Shearburn
“I recently had a photo session with Rafael to get professional head-shots done; and my experience was fantastic! This was my first experience taking head-shot photos, so wasn’t sure what to expect, but Rafael made me feel relaxed and comfortable with the whole process.”
– Jose Garcia
“Rafael, the photographer, was extremely kind and listened to all my suggestions and added some of his own as well! Great experience! Will definitely be back to this studio if I needed more headshots, plus the price is very reasonable compared to all the other studios in the area. 10/10 would recommend!”
– Yaser Nyrabeah
“Had a great shoot with Rafael! It’s tough to find a photographer who has really good equipment, knows how to use it, and has a good vibe to work with AND knows how to properly retouch a headshot. He’s got it all! I’m very pleased with the results and so is my manager! And he’s affordable and you can shoot as many looks as you want in the session you book!”
– Blaize Hall

Professional Headshots Los Angeles

Actor Headshots

The studio offers a select few sessions to cover multiple looks across commercial, theatrical, comedic, etc. Sessions can be in-studio, outdoors, or both. Actor headshot session options include hair and makeup styling in-studio, and video productions such as slate videos or for readings. Light retouching is included in sessions.

Corporate Headshots

Many business professionals are regulars at the studio including accountants, attorneys, finance executives, doctors, psychologists, real estate agents, technology executives, and more. Creatives include authors, dancers, and musicians. There is a quick one-look session for those just wanting a good headshot for LinkedIn or their website. There is a session option for ERAS headshots for medical residency applicants. Sessions are also offered with hair and makeup styling, and with video options to get across your unique selling proposition or other marketing and branding video.

Modeling Digitals

Most models opt to do their own modeling digitals with their phone or have a friend do it with their camera. Some models opt to work with a professional photographer, understanding the photos will stand apart as they look to submit to model agencies for representation. The digitals can also then also be used for pursuing freelance work.

Lifestyle Photo Shoots

Lifestyle photos are those that showcase you in action at your job. It could be a chef slicing food in their kitchen, a real estate agent in front of a just-sold home, a financial advisor working behind their computer, and so on. The images help customers visualize how you will work for them, adding an extra layer of imagery to set yourself apart even more. Lifestyle shots are also used for more personal scenarios too, like social media profiles, dating profiles, graduation portraits, and for other individual business and personal uses.

Video Shoots

Actors can get slate videos done and videos doing other quick readings and performances. Business professionals can get brief videos to use in their marketing to talk about their services and more. Video services are currently in-studio only. Professional-grade mics are used for premium audio and full-frame 4K mirrorless cameras for premium video quality. Video productions get basic post processing to crisp up the audio and coloring of the video.

Studio Located in Greater Los Angeles

The studio serves the greater Los Angeles area. It is located in Glendale, around 10 miles north of downtown LA and around 10 miles East of the San Fernando Valley. There is 1-2 dedicated free parking spots in the rear and 2-hour free parking on the street right in front.