There are a few photographers in Pasadena to choose from but be sure to check them out fully before jumping on board simply because they are in Pasadena. It might turn out that if you are willing to go a few minutes more, or a town or two over, that even greater options might exist, like The Light Committee.
The Light Committee is a headshot studio that primarily focuses on actor headshots and corporate headshots as well as other one-on-one shoots like senior portraits or grad photo shoots. It is nearby and has stellar reviews. Here are areas of focus:
Actor headshots: the studio works with actors to get their headshots done to submit for agent representation and for castings and auditions. Typically this can include studio headshots but also natural light headshots done right outside the studio.
Business headshots: All kinds of professionals come to The Light Committee for headshots. This includes attorneys, doctors, real estate agents, therapists, and much more. Usually they do around two looks and while sometimes it is to get two different outfits, it can also be to get a studio shot as well as one outdoors.
Modeling digitals: Models can get help with creating the digitals they need to submit to agencies. This includes a headshot, full body shot, and usually combinations of half and three-quarter body shots. It might include profile shots too, of the head and full body. They can be done against clean white seamless background or against a studio wall that is more like modeling Polaroids.
Lifestyle photo shoots: in addition to business environmental photos for a person, other such photo shoots include senior portraits or graduation photo shoots, dating profile photo shoots, modeling portfolio photo shoots, or social media photo shoots.
You can ensure you work with a good photographer by doing your research online. Read reviews and check out their website to see example photos. Look for photos of their studio too so you know they have one. And or course, find out their rates and what you get for those rates.
To accomplish the photo shoots, The Light Committee employs a mix of gear. As a result, the studio is capable of producing a broad amount of work.
Even with all these capabilities in a studio, sometimes people want to use natural light. It certainly can be a very nice option but it should depend on your end goals for how you plan to use the photos. There are some good spots to do photography in Pasadena.
Pasadena City Hall
100 Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Tip: the city is okay with photographers using the location, though abuse recently is making them rethink it. So, be respectful.
Colorado Street Bridge, West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA
504 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
Tip: Not just on the bridge but underneath the bridge are good spots.
1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Tip: As you can tell by the address, it is not in Pasadena but right near the western edge of it and the gardens are so worth it, especially in Spring and Fall.
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