Your Consultation is Preparation for Success

Headshots Los Angeles and blog by Vanie Poyey The key to a successful headshot session is to prepare with your photographer.  So how do you do that? Your initial interview with photographers will [...]

Marketing Look Wardrobe Samples.

Headshots by Vanie Poyey I’ve had a few clients ask for wardrobe samples for each marketing look presented in one place.  So, drumroll please… here it is!  Of course there are plenty [...]

All photographers are hustlers!

On the day of his session, one of my clients expressed to me how happy he was to have decided to spend the money and finally shoot with a “real” photographer.  He thought, and I quote [...]

The term is retouching not editing!

For many years, before owning Photoshop became affordable, and before digital media replaced film, photographers used the word ‘retouching’ to mean the following (as defined by the [...]

Avoid Repeated Reshoots: Trust Your Photographer

Recently a client came in and the first thing she blurted out with a big sigh as she plopped down on the couch was that she’s had three shoots in the last year and she hopes she gets it right [...]

Six Tips Demystifying Wardrobe for Headshots

With all the insight I provide during our consultation, the wardrobe guideline I send upon booking a headshot session, the wardrobe tips with samples, and all the sample photos underneath my blog [...]

Agents and Managers Tell Us What They Look For In a Headshot

How to stay in the “Safe Zone” with your wardrobe choices.

Headshots taken by LA Headshot Photographer, Vanie Poyey If your headshot package includes four outfits, you should bring four outfits right?  Wrong!  I stress this over and over during my [...]

4 Tips When Hiring a Stylist

Hopefully you’ve done your research before your headshot session: you’ve determined your marketing looks and put together the proper wardrobe for each look.  If you’ve already [...]

When You Hire a Photographer, What They Do Is What You Get

I recently had the unfortunate luck of shooting with a client who should have hired another photographer.  I’ll explain in a moment, but first, here’s what I’ve learned over the [...]