On the red carpet, celebs such as Jessica Biel, Charlize Theron, and Robert Downey Jr. all take a minute to pose for Marcelo Araujo. The self-described beauty photographer believes gorgeousness lies not just in his models' good looks, but also in their confidence and poise. Rather than requesting specific poses from behind the camera, Marcelo strives to capture the inherent allure and drama of candid images during his beauty and fashion shoots. Alongside these specialties, Marcelo will also schedule shoots for headshots and catalogs.
Armed with a camera and plenty of photo retouching expertise, photographer Maria Shamsa creates professional headshots as well as treasured family heirlooms. She snaps shots on location to capture images using natural light and scenic backdrops, and she artfully edits images after shoots, erasing red eyes and other flaws before injecting them on CDs.
Upon clicking the shutter on her first camera as a teen, June Czerwinski was immediately smitten with the art form. She continued studying and practicing her skills in the U.S. and abroad while working as a Club Med costume designer in Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For the last five years, with the help of her all-female staff, June has combined her passions for costuming, art, and photography with her desire to empower women through boudoir sessions at her boutique studio.
Frequently working with professional hair and makeup artists, June helps accessorize her clients' own garments with flirty fishnet hose and suspenders so her models pop before her minimalist backdrops. June lets the personality of clients guide her shoots, capturing classic pinup poses along with cropped shots of legs or torsos clad in alluring lingerie. From proofs assembled in an online gallery, clients can determine which pictures best befit their print options, which can include a custom tabletop book, 12-month wall calendar, and Mayan calendar with their likeness etched in stone.
For more than 15 years, Travis Tanner has brought out the inner essences of performing artists and everyday people. He specializes in headshots, editorial work for models, and images of actors, singers, and dancers. Tanner also photographs children, capturing facial expressions that could only otherwise be memorialized by freezing them that way. He can touch up photos by digitally enhancing body contours, whitening teeth, and removing blemishes or wrinkles.
Dipaolano Photography captures subjects outdoors using natural lighting. During one- or two-hour headshot photo shoots, clients may change their wardrobes as many times as desired. Following a session, clients receive digital images from the shoot on DVD.
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.