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ACTING HEADSHOTS WITH PERSONALITY THAT LOOK LIKE YOU

So you go from broke to booked and finally call yourself a working actor!

YOU’RE A CHARACTER ACTOR WHO’D LIKE TO WORK CONSISTENTLY, BOOK QUALITY JOBS AND BUILD A SUCCESSFUL CAREER

But you’re struggling to even get auditions

Your agents and managers blame your headshots and constantly ask for re-shoots.

You're told repeatedly that you don't look like your headshots and that your headshots have no personality.

You're frustrated from constantly wasting money on headshots.

You feel hopeless because your career is on hold... still.

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STOP WASTING TIME AND MONEY ON GENERIC ‘PRETTY’ HEADSHOTS

AGENTS CAN’T USE

Headshots are a marketing tool, not just pretty pictures of you!

Unfortunately, too many

headshot photographers in LA

take generic “pretty” headshots which reps either don’t like, can’t use, or makes them ask for a re-shoot!

“Pretty” is good on Mom’s mantle and satisfies your vanity but it drains your wallet and makes you wait for auditions as time passes you by.

You’re more than just “pretty”, your headshots should be too.

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ACCOLADES

FROM HAPPY THESPIANS

If you want headshots that get you auditions, this is your photographer! I have never had as many auditions since I got my new shots. I have gone to all the big names but Vanie’s headshots are the ones that actually do what they are supposed to do!

HAPPY THESPIAN

D.J. Simmons

After my first session a few years ago, I saw an immediate increase in auditions. This go around, I’m expecting I will see a huge uptick in opportunity.”

HAPPY THESPIAN

Kelly McLaughlin

“I’ve taken photos before that just made me look pretty but didn’t show any depth or as much personality. I’m already getting called into more auditions because of it.”

HAPPY THESPIAN

Paige Elsen

WE CREATE PERSONALITY-DRIVEN HEADSHOTS FOR THE

specific roles you play

USING IMPROV GAMES AND DIRECTING TECHNIQUES

Look, I get it, as a former actress,  I know how discouraging it is to have your reps constantly ask for better headshots and for that to be the reason your career is on hold.

 

 

As a photographer I realized💡 that for headshots to be effective, you need to get specific with types and show your personality.

 

 

My team and I create effective headshots with specific looks based on the roles you play.

We create headshtos with personality that showcase your acting range for each character!

We direct you so you get out of your head and into character bringing out organic expressions that look like you!

IMAGINE GETTING A BUNCH OF AUDITIONS FOR ROLES YOU CAN ACTUALLY BOOK

Imagine paying off your headshots with an immediate booking

Imagine losing that “survival job” and being a working actor!

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No more re-shoot requests. Your agents and managers will have powerful marketing tools they need to get you seen by casting directors.

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You'll have headshtos that lead to better representation and more opportunity.

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You'll land roles on coveted shows just like our other clients who have been cast in shows like "The Morning Show", "Barry" "Physical" and more.

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You'll feel confident and empowered as a working actor.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

AN EASY, FUN + STRESS-FREE SESSION

1️⃣ FIRST, WE SEND OUR GUIDE ON LOOKS & WARDROBE

To help you figure out & get specific with the looks that are right for you, and to prepare the wardrobe for those looks!

2️⃣ NEXT, WE PROVIDE A MINI CONSULTATION

The day of your session, we guide you on what looks will get you the most auditions and which outfits will clarify those looks.

3️⃣ YOU'LL HAVE THE MOST FUN HEADSHOT SESSION EVER

We’ll direct you and throw lines at you, we’ll play improv games or have you be in character… getting you out of your head and acting!

4️⃣ YOU'LL GET HEADSHOTS WITH PERSONALITY THAT ACTUALLY WORK

Headshots everyone loves, getting you way more auditions and so you become a working actor right away.

“So many photographers take pretty headshots that have no real specificity or nuance. I’ve shot with Vanie three times now and my auditions have tripled since I started working with her. My reps are thrilled every time.”
 
Sarah Tither Kaplan

Almost everything I booked was because of these headshots.”

HAPPY THESPIAN

Joaquin Ticonderoga

Previous to my session with Vanie, I was getting called in for auditions maybe twice a month. Now that I am using my Vanie shots I am going out twice a day.”

HAPPY THESPIAN

Rachel Olsen

“I’ve been going to Vanie for three years now and each time the results get better and better. My agent is thrilled with the pics and I’m now a booking machine.”

HAPPY THESPIAN

Jim Hackett

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Hi, I’m Vanie

THE

LA HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER

FOR ACTORS WHO DON’T LIKE TO POSE

And I blame my parents for the misspelling of my name. My name is actually pronounced like Bonnie (Vah-nee). Over the last 25 years I’ve helped roughly 6000+ actors like you with headshots that land auditions and build thriving careers. Whether you shoot with me or my trained team, Kayvon and Joe, you’ll receive a fun, collaborative experience and headshots that are more than just a pretty picture – powerful marketing tools that help you achieve your acting dreams.

CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU!

Selected as the Photographer for Comedian Romesh Ranganathan in Showtime’s “Just Another Immigrant”

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

Voted One of La’s Favorite Photographers by Backstage Readers, 3 years in a row.

GOT

QUESTIONS?

I hate having headshots taken, how will you help?

You hate posing because you don’t know what to do with your face and other photographers only direct you to pose you. Working with us will be soooo different. You’ll never hate taking headshots again because with us, you won’t pose like a model, you’ll actually act like an actor. Everyone, I mean everyone says it was the most painless and enjoyable shoot they’ve ever had. Because when you’re having fun doing what you do, there’s no way you’ll hate it.

I'm just starting out, do I need to invest in pro headshots?

IF you’re all in, then yes! Otherwise, you’ll end up getting agents who ask you to re-shoot, causing you to spend more money, because you didn’t give them the marketing tools they need. We know what industry standards are and your friend with a camera does not.🤷🏼‍♀️

If I get headshots before getting an agent, aren't they going to ask me to re-shoot?
Not true! If you invest in PROPER headshots that clearly define your marketing looks and bring out your personality, your new reps will have the tools they need to sell you with! The biggest reason they ask for a re-shoot is because you didn’t put thought into marketing and gave them just pretty pictures of you.

The

best headshot photographers in LA

know industry standards and our headshots will not put you in that position.

If you’re green, bringing them the proper marketing tools will demonstrate you’re invested in your career!

I don't have an agent yet, should I wait to get headshots with you?

No! In order to get an agent, you’ll need to submit your headshots to them. You’ll significantly increase the odds of getting an interview by submitting headshots with personality and well-thought-out marketing looks. With our headshots, you’ll look like you’re invested in your craft and you’ll be taken seriously. Plus, you’ll hit the road running without having to wait for new headshots!

I've taken so many headshots and they never seem to work. How do I know these will work?

Have you invested in your career though or have you had friends take your headshots? Or are you the perpetual $200 headshot taker? If so, it’s time to invest in a pro because you WILL see a return on your investment.

If you’ve invested in

professional headshots

and they still didn’t work, it’s because they’re selling you as just “pretty” and don’t showcase your personality with clearly defined marketing looks! You’re more than just pretty, your headshots should be too!

What if I don't like my headshots? Do you offer a guarantee?

Nope cuz we are 100% confident your headshots will work – as long as you use them.

Plus, you’ll get to see every shot before we start (to check for hair, wardrobe etc.) and you’ll get to review every shot after we finish and before moving on to the next look.

So there really is NO WAY you’ll be surprised by what you receive later. If you don’t like something, we change it right away. Same for makeup by the way. We don’t move on to the next look until you like what you see.

That said, very very rarely people get tripped up about seeing themselves with personality and not as vacant models posing for “pretty.” If all you want is pretty we are not the photographers for you! We want you working, not just looking pretty!

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! When you book a session on this page through your referral link, to receive your discount, you’ll be paying in full with the option of getting on a payment plan.

I hate having headshots taken, how will you help?

You hate posing because you don’t know what to do with your face and other photographers only direct you to pose you. This experience will be soooo different. You’ll never hate taking headshots again because with us, you won’t pose like a model, you’ll actually act like an actor. Everyone, I mean everyone says it was the most painless and enjoyable shoot they ever had. Because when you’re having fun acting, there’s no way you’ll hate it.

I'm just starting out, do I need to invest in pro headshots?

IF you’re all in, then yes! Otherwise, you’ll end up getting agents who ask you to re-shoot because you didn’t give them the marketing tools they need. We know what industry standards are and your friend with a camera does not.🤷🏼‍♀️

If I get headshots before getting an agent, aren't they going to ask me to re-shoot?

Not true! If you invest in PROPER headshots that clearly define your marketing looks and bring out your personality, your new reps will have the tools they need to sell you with! The biggest reason they ask for a re-shoot is because you didn’t put thought into marketing and gave them pretty pictures of you and maybe with too much makeup on. We know industry standards and our headshots will not put you in that position.

I don't have an agent yet, should I wait to get headshots with you?

No! In order to get an agent, you’ll need to submit your headshots to them. You’ll significanlty increase the odds of getting an interview by submiting headshots with personality and well thought out marketing looks. With our headshots, you’ll look like you’re invested in your craft and you’ll be taken serisouly. Plus you’ll hit the road running withoug having to wait for new headshots!

I've taken so many headshots and they never seem to work. How do I know these will work?

Have you invested in your career though or have you had friends take your headshots? Or are you the perpetual $200 headshot taker? If so, it’s time to invest in a pro because you WILL see a return on your investment.

If you’ve invested in pro headshots and they still don’t work, it’s because they’re selling you as just “pretty” and don’t showcase your personality with clearly defined marketing looks! You’re more than just pretty, your headshots should be too!

There’s a whole strategy behind our approach. We’ll send you prep material so you understand and prepare well thought out marketing looks long before we see you and guide you through next steps!

What if I don't like my headshots? Do you offer a guarantee?

Nope cuz we are 100% confident your headshots will work – as long as you use them.

Plus, you’ll get to see every shot before we start (to check for hair, wardrobe etc.) and you’ll get to review every shot after we finish and before moving on to the next look.

So there really is NO WAY you’ll be surprised by what you receive later. If you don’t like something, we change it right away. Same for makeup by the way. We don’t move on to the next look until you like what you see.

That said, very very rarely people get tripped up about seeing themselves with personality and not as vacant models posing for “pretty.” If all you want is pretty we are not the photographers for you! We want you working, not just looking pretty!

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! When you book a session on this page through your referral link, to receive your discount, you’ll be paying in full with the option of getting on a payment plan.

WITHOUT PERSONALITY-DRIVEN HEADSHOTS

YOUR CAREER MAY STAY STUCK

You’ll struggle to get good representation with agents and managers who need proper marketing tools in your headshots.

Your reps, current or new, will continue to ask for re-shoots to get them better marketing tools.

You’ll continue to waste time missing out on auditions and waste money in the process.

You’ll feel frustrated and discouraged by the lack of progress in your career.

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PRICING JUST FOR YOU!

Because you are referred by an affiliate, below are your already discounted prices!

FUN WITH JOE

Associate Headshot Photographer
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Trained by me and with my team for 3+ years now.

 

Works weekdays. Booked 1-2 weeks

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2-Look, 2-hour Session $375

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 40-50+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $175, Men $150

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3-Look, 2.5-hour Session $475

Session Details 

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 60-80+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $175, Men $150

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4-Look, 3-hour Session $575

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 80-100+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $195, Men $175

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5-Look, 3.5-hour Session $675

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 100-120+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $210, Men $190

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6-Look, 4-hour Session $775

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 120-140+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $225, Men $205

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Unlimited Look, 3-hour Session $975

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • Fast pace, 10-14+ looks
  • 200+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites
  • One retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Image
  • Makeup + Light Hair

Add-Ons

  • Additional Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Additional hour $150

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FUN WITH KAYVON

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Trained by me and with my team for 15+ years.

 

Works weekends. Booked 1-2 weeks.

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2-Look, 2-hour Session $475

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 40-50+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $175, Men $150

BOOK NOW

3-Look, 2.5-hour Session $575

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 60-80+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $175, Men $150

BOOK NOW

4-Look, 3-hour Session $675

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 80-100+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $195, Men $175

BOOK NOW

5-Look, 3.5-hour Session $775

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 100-120+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $210, Men $190

BOOK NOW

6-Look, 4-hour Session $875

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 120-140+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $225, Men $205

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FUN WITH ME!

View my portfolio.

 

I trained myself.😉

 

I work Wed. & Thurs. Booked 3-4 weeks.

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4-Look, 3-hour Session $845

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 80-100+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $195, Men $175

BOOK NOW

5-Look, 3.5-hour Session $945

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 100-120+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $210, Men $190

BOOK NOW

6-Look, 4-hour Session $1045

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • 120-140+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites

Add-Ons

  • Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Makeup + Light Hair: Women $225, Men $205

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Unlimited Look, 3-hour Session $1,245

Session Details

  • Unlimited exposures
  • Fast pace, 10-14+ looks
  • 200+ Selections
  • All Low-Rez Images for Casting Sites
  • One retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Image
  • Makeup + Light Hair

Add-Ons

  • Additional Retouched Hi-Rez + Low-Rez Images $60 each
  • Additional hour $150

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