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  • Maintaining a six-foot distance from clients whenever possible
  • Providing image review on a monitor for safe distancing
  • Disinfecting high traffic surfaces with bleach before and after each client
  • Disinfecting props before and after each use
  • Washing provided wardrobe (if any) after each use
  • Frequently washing hands
  • Using paper towels instead of cloth towels to dry off hands
  • Using masks
  • Requiring makeup artists to wear a mask and a face shield
  • Using CDC disinfection guidelines on grooming tools
  • Using more disposable grooming tools

Los Angeles + Detroit Headshot photographer, Vanie Poyey

The Headshot Photographer for People Who Don’t Like to Pose

Voted one of LA’s Favorite Photographers by Backstage Readers 3 years in a row

Selected as the photographer for Cree on the “The Tia and Tamera Show

Selected as the photographer for comedian Romesh Ranganathan in “Just Another Immigrant

I do what I do because I want to help you succeed. I want to empower you with the tools you need to market yourself. My goal is not to give you the most beautiful LA headshots you’ve ever taken, there’s plenty opportunity for that when you’re BIG?. My goal is to give you images with life instead of vacant stares. Whether you’re an actor, a business person or looking for social media + dating headshots, my goal is to give you images that specifically showcase your range without pushing you against type. My goal is to figure out your stereotype, your essence and to capitalize on it. I do this by consulting with you, by directing you every step of the way and by producing specific marketing looks that will help get you in the door. I am a director, an LA headshot photographer for people who refuse to pose! Click here for more info and ask me how I can help you!

How to Make the Most of Your Headshot Session

Listen to this interview with Vanie on the podcast
No Business Like Show Business

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One on One Career Guidance

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If you’re feeling lost and hopeless about your career, whether you’re a newcomer who has no idea where to start or a veteran actor who’s stuck, our one on one career consultations might be just what you need! Inspired by the fact that he LOVES helping actors and would sometimes spend an entire headshot session giving clients career advice, my associate photographer and working actor, Kayvon Esmaili, offers personalized career advice.  See what your peers are saying HERE and email us for pricing and package details!

Casting Networks Interview

“Headshots are often the first impression casting directors have of actors. They see a thumbnail for a brief moment as they scroll through a large volume of submissions, and as an actor, you hope something about your headshot makes you stand out. But as top LA photographer Vanie Poyey tells us, it’s more than just taking a pretty picture. Knowing which characters you’re right for, as well as having a grasp of your overall brand, allows you to best market yourself as an actor. But how do you translate all this to your headshots? Poyey took time from her busy shooting schedule to give actors some guidance on the process.”

Rock Your Reel Interview with Melissa Blue


Style Network

Selected by Style Network as the photographer for Cree on the “The Tia and Tamera Show”. Watch the clip!



Selected by Showtime as the photographer for comedian Romesh Ranganathan in “Just Another Immigrant”, Episode 3.  Watch the preview!


One of the top

Headshot Photographers Los Angeles

, Vanie Poyey works to create great LA headshots for children's headshots, models, actors, authors, and corporate headshots for LinkedIn profiles. And finally, these days, who doesn't need outstanding internet and online dating photos? Vanie has over 16 years experience in Los Angeles headshot photography, and is one of the best Los Angeles headshot photographers. Before any session, Vanie advises clients on headshot wardrobe tips for Hollywood headshots, acting headshots, Kids headshots as well as internet and online dating photography. To learn more click here.

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... no need to look any further! Vanie Poyey serves the Greater Los Angeles areas: Valencia, Tustin, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Walnut, Studio City, Long Beach, Oxnard, West Hollywood, Culver City, Silverlake, Brentwood, West Covina, Huntington Beach, Burbank, Oceanside, Venice, Play Del Rey, North Hollywood, South Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Ingelwood, Pasadena, Irvine, South Bay, Downtown LA, Inland Empire, Echo Park, Ontario, Agoura Hills, Laguna Beach, Los Feliz, Orange County, Glendale, Lawndale, Marina Del Rey, La Mirada, Alhambra, Gardena, South Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Malibu, Topanga, Manhattan Beach, North Hollywood, Mar Vista, Northridge, Pacific Palisades, Santa Ana, Century City, Rosemead, Canoga Park, San Fernando, El Segundo, Rancho Palos Verdes, Orange, Redondo Beach, Santa Clarita, Riverside, Calabasas, Rowland Heights, Thousand Oaks, San Dimas, Palm Springs, West LA, San Gabriel, Torrance, Seal Beach, Westwood, Sherman Oaks, Whittier, Simi Valley, West Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Redlands, Ventura etc. We also serve Detroit.