A veteran model and actress with more than 15 years’ experience, Maria Tornberg brings her camera expertise to shutter-clicking as she photographs small groups and families of up to four in 90-minute sessions. Tornberg meets with subjects in parks, using natural light to draw out candid beauty more reliably than a spoon of peanut butter lures lurking elephants. Tornberg offers styling assistance and suggests poses as she collaborates with patrons to capture distinctive personalities and interpersonal dynamics. Subjects take home a disc of all images and choose one shot for retouching. For an additional fee, more pictures can be retouched, eliminating blemishes and making naturally red eyes redder.
Photographer Stuart Townsley uses a trained eye and high-tech equipment to capture memories into frameworthy prints and digital art, using 10 of LA's most attractive landmarks as backdrops. The famed local sites where he sets up camp—such as the roaring Pacific Ocean under Santa Monica Pier or the 1930s architecture and picturesque fountain of Union Station—elegantly complement subjects' smiling visages. His shutter snaps hundreds of times during each photo shoot, immortalizing the faces, poses, and secret handshakes of families and well-behaved pets. Well-versed in state-of-the-art retouching gear, Stuart unfurls his astutely edited creations onto glossy prints, canvases, and online albums.
Stuart's advice on what to wear and bring to shoots, garnered through 12 years of professional experience, conveniently resides online to aid in the selection of appropriate outfits for every mother, father, child, or hamster.
The photographers of the three studios that make up The Boudoir Cafe pride themselves on helping their female subjects own their womanhood through sultry, flattering photographs. But it's not just the subjects who've been impressed—the team's photography has earned them features in Shutterbug and Nikon World. From tasteful lingerie shots to adventurous scenes awash in stilettos and leather, the photographers use professional hair and makeup artistry, specialized lighting, and stylized poses to make every woman on their set feel like a supermodel. The crew also harnesses that fashion finesse to meticulously document opulent weddings from the engagement to the ceremony to the celebratory pit stop at the nearest bird bath.
Tiana Taylor got her start photographing the happy tears and raw emotion of military members reuniting with their families. From this heartfelt beginning, her business has grown to encompass everything from engagements and weddings to headshots and boudoir portraits. These photo sessions take place in-studio or on-location and can produce high-resolution images and edited photos.
New Faces LA pushes clients one step closer to breaking into the entertainment industry with professional photography and talent services. Shutterbugs capture aspiring stars and starlets at their most flattering angles and help them assemble the best images for modeling portfolios, headshots, or Christmas cards to old flames. Boot camp—a five-day casting call that includes transportation and scheduling—also helps actors and models on their quest to making it big. Additionally, videographers and web-design experts play a part by creating music videos and websites. Marketing specialists, meanwhile, pitch in to spread the word about up-and-comers, including small businesses.
At Headshots by Rachael & Jo, hairstylist Rachael Joy and photographer Joanne Garcia work together to produce professional photos for working actors, individuals, and families during fun and creative photo shoots. Rachael enhances subjects’ features with artful makeup, and utilizes hairstyling techniques honed during her continuing education to create flattering hairdos. Photographer Joanne Garcia steps in next, snapping flattering shots of her subjects in sunlit settings, which she tailors to her client's personal aesthetics and fear of trees or flowers detailed in pre-shoot consultations.