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I'm looking for a wonderful, affordable photographer to take
headshot photos for my website,
sensitiveuniverse.wordpress.com. I'd love to do the shoot
outside; the closer to Berkeley, the better. Any
recommendations you have would be much appreciated! Eva
I'd like to recommend Shoey Sindel to you. She's a skilled
photographer and very personable and good at putting her
subject at ease. She's located in Berkeley and goes onsite
or offsite for photoshoots. Her website is
www.shoeysindel.com. Take a look and see all those beautiful
I saw your post on Berkeley Parents Network. I recommend
Eliot Khuner in Berkeley (510) 524-3569. He has a knack for
taking good headshot photos. He knows how to work with
outside light, and his relaxed manner helps you to relax and
look your best. Look at his website to see samples of his
work. http://www.khuner.com/ Just yesterday, a guest at my
wedding, where Eliot was the photographer, asked for a copy
of the photo of her husband and her. She said it was the
best photo they ever had! stu
Robert Shahi of Tiger's Eye Photography does excellent
headshots. He did several different types for me and I was
extremely pleased with his keen eye. His specialty is
natural settings. He can be reached at 510-290-4523. View
his website at www.tigersiphoto.com, it's amazing!
Ben Krantz is an excellent headshot photographer, and
totally reasonable prices. He does a lot of theatrical
headshots and shot my wedding beautifully. Easy to work
with, easy to negotiate with. I'd recommend him to anyone.
I recently had a headshot taken for my upcoming book's
author photo. The photographer I used was Helen Bae, and
she was awesome! She met me at a park in El Cerrito and took
a bunch of outdoors shots, no muss no fuss, which was
exactly what I wanted. I wasn't looking forward to it
because I hate having my picture taken but she's so friendly
and funny that it ended up being surprisingly enjoyable. And
the pictures came out great! Plus, she was quite affordable.
You can see my headshot at
she has a gallery up at
Good luck to you-
It's been almost 9 years since I had my headshots taken and my agent
is urging me to take some new ones. Does anyone have recommendations
for professional photographers who specialize in taking head shots for
agencies (and who work w/ make-up artists) and can you tell me
approximately what they charge?
Thanks so much for your help.
I recommend Jennifer Graham. She was affordable, very warm, fun, and
encouraging during the shoot, and took excellent photos. She's b/w
Campus and Rockridge. See www.JenniferGrahamPhotograher.com.
I have a great headshot everyone loves. My friend, hairdresser &
makeup artist Kathleena Gorga, actually took the photo herself, but
says, ''Abigail Huller is the best photographer I work with; she is
incredible. Contact info: 707.778.8777, www.abigailhuller.com. The
cost depends on how many 'looks' the client wants, starting from
around $450. Makeup & hair is $200 more.'' Kathleena Gorga, Conscious
I need to have a head and shoulders photograph taken of me to include in a
press pack. I need to look professional, but I want to have some style,
too. I've been mostly a SAH mom for some time, so it's been awhile since
I've done anything like this. I'm looking for a photographer or studio who
can advise on clothing, make-up, etc., as well as take a good photograph.
I have looked in the archives, but most of the recommendations there are
for more artistic or casual purposes. Can anyone recommend a photographer
or studio who works with businesses?
I'd recommend Fernando Aguila (www.fernandoaguila.com). He is a
very talented photographer and does all types of photography -
artistic, event, family, and corporate. We hired him as our wedding
photographer and have since taken some really nice studio portraits
with him. He has a great studio in Berkeley. Contact him at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-502-1566.
Misti Layne did business shots for us (software company) and she
also did a business meeting, along with my husband's more casual
shots...she is reasonably well-priced (I think the pros just cost
more, but the output is better). She is at www.mistilayne.com
The photos are professional, but not 'stuffy'.
She doesn't really do makeup, but she is very easy to talk to and
brings out the best in everyone.
I recently had my head shots done by Ann Gordon of Gordon
Photography. She is a certified photographer and has won awards
for her portraits. And, she made me look thinner, bless her heart!
She actually specializes in family and pet photography but I was
thrilled by my new head shots. Several friends have now had
their's done and she is just as magical with them. She can be
reached at (510) 222-4115.
Karle Fried took my head shots as well as some other photographs
for my business collateral, she was fantastic. She learned about my
business and listened to what I wanted and made it happen. You can
reach her at email@example.com or 510-593-8895
Christina Shook is a fabulous photographer. I needed a head shot for my
business and am very happy with her work. My picture is very natural looking
and it was taken in her garden. This works very well for my type of work.
Christina makes the process very comfortable and she is great at capturing
your personality within the photo. You'll see what I mean if you check out
her website at www.cshook.com She can be reached at 415.713.9717. She works
out of Orinda.
happy with my headshot
Can anyone recommend a photographer for glamour/''tasteful'' boudoir shots? Preferably
one who's in the East Bay, who also works with or can recommend a stylist. The
recommendations in the archives are several years old. I'd love to hear if anyone has
had a good experience doing this. I'm uncomfortable in front of a camera even under
the best of circumstances! Oh, and I'm middle-aged, not glamourous and don't usually
even wear makeup - but my husband would love a gift like this and I'd like to make an
Will need a glass of wine for this
Give Pia Navales-Cook a call (510-387-7927) to get your boudoir
photographs taken. I am working on a design project with Pia and she
showed me a recent boudoir series she did, and the photos are
*gorgeous*! She must have made the subject quite comfortable during the
session to get these lovely, natural images. Also, we just had a family
portrait photo session with Pia and I thoroughly enjoyed the session
and love the results.
I would like to have a few pictures of me done by a professional
photographer specializing in portraits and close-ups. Would you
please post some new recommendations?
I have been very pleased with Amy Perl's services. I heard
about her from Crackerjack's baby store (also fabulous!) on
Piedmont Avenue and had her do a home session for my 6 month
old son. She is wonderfully creative and her personality is a
hoot. I really enjoyed working with her, rates are quite
We used Eliot Khuner as our photographer. He has a way of
relaxing everyone, works well with children, and the quality is
(510) 524-3569 www.ekphoto.com
I would like to recommend Dennis Galloway for folks looking for a
truly talented portrait photographer. His services seem
underpriced for the quality of his work. Dennis is a very
dependable, ethical, honorable, kind and gentle soul.
Contact him via email: dennis[at]dennisgalloway.com or by phone:
Pat Boyd is an EXCELLENT photographer. She is detail oriented
and is truly passionate about her work. Pat is easy to work
with and her rates are reasonable. I've recommended her to a
bunch of my friends and poeple I know and all the feedback has
been nothing but positive and wonderful. We are actually going
back for another photo shoot with her in November!
This is her contact information:
If you need more info, you can also shoot me an email and I'd
be happy to talk to you more about her.
P.S. She also does Pet portraits!
I'd like to recommend Adina Meastas, I was so impressed with her
work! She first photographed myself pregnant then photographed my
newborn and older daughter together, in one word ''WOW''! She is an
extremely gifted photographer, our only dilemma was narrowing
down our images to our favorites because we truly loved all of
them! She made us all feel very comfortable and just made the
whole experience special.
Her info: www.photographyam.com, photography by Adina Meastas
I am interested in posting a profile with a picture on one of
the Internet dating sites. I have not had good luck having
friends take a picture of me with which I am satisfied. So I
am thinking of having something professionally done. Does
anyone have any recommendations of someone who could do this?
The picture would be really for the purpose of placing it on
the Internet site, so I don't want multiple film portraits, and
I am interested in keeping the cost down. Any recommendations
would be appreciated.
There is a photo studio on the ground floor of Sun Valley mall
next to the steak sandwich place that will do 3 or 5 poses for
you to chose from for $12.95. I can't remember the name of it
but it was not Picture People.
If you have a regular film camera, get your prints developed at Long's and get
either the pictures on disk, or on the web (although I HATE Fujifilms user
interface) for the same price as double prints. You don't need super high
resolution for this purpose (screens are only 75 dots per inch!), nor a posed,
formal head shot. A picture showing you doing something you love, having
fun, will draw better than something that looks like it belongs in a third-rate
Been There, Done That
My husband revealed to me that there was nothing he'd like
better for his birthday than a nude photo of me (nothing showy
or tasteless, but arty, in black and white, with no ''parts''
showing, just something provocative). Well, I don't even know
where to begin to look for someone to do this! This will be a
difficult thing for me to do, as I am fairly modest, and I would
only be comfortable doing this for a female photographer.
Please don't suggest having a friend do it; as much as I would
like to, I don't know anyone with good photo skills. Any
Jen Molander specializes in artistic, tasteful images of women
nude. Her 'bare truth' porfolio of natural and compelling
images can be seen at
There's an AWESOME photographer in San Anselmo named Jeanette,
who did similar pix for me many years ago. She's not as good
with ''public pictures'' (like weddings) in my opinion, but
her ''private pictures'' were tasteful, sexy, and artistic - not
just in my case, but throughout her portfolio. If nobody else
happens to know her, I can try to find her last name for you.
Email if so.
Limor Inbar Hansen took some beautiful photos for my website (not
nudes!) She is very easy and comfortable to work with. Her own
website shows many portraits. www.indelible-images.com
I'd like to recommend a fellow photographer to you. As a male
photographer I completely understand your interest in a female
photographer for this purpose. While I photograph children and
families I usually refer women who want maternity shots to
female photographers for the same reason.
Laura Turbow does excellent work and I'm confident she could
help you feel comfortable. You can view her work here:
Look under portraits for sample pictures. She is based in El
Cerrito but will do work at your home. If it turns out she is
too busy, let me know and I can refer others - she's just the
top choice in my book.
When I was pregnant I had a photoshoot with Jen Molander. She
takes black and white, artsy photos. On her website
(www.jenmolander.com), look under Bare Truth for an example of
her nude photography. SHe was very easy to work with and made
me feel totally comfortable.
a wonderful photographer friend has a website you can visit to
see her work. some stuff is ''experimental'' yet beautiful. one
particular photo came to mind after reading your request of a
black n white shot of pregnant woman that is quite lovely. she
does 35mm, digital, color and b&w.
go to: photosbyalyssa[at]yahoo.com
Contact my friend and EXCELLENT photographer, Anna Myers. Her
website is www.digitalmecca.net She is very friendly and
professional plus she does amazing work. You won't be sorry.
On her website there is a contact page with her phone number
and email address. Tell her Jessica sent you.
I would look no further than patricia kingsley
(www.patriciakingsley.com). Very good, very tasteful, very
good. She does B/W well and is a female.
Hi. I highly recommend Jen Molander. She does various kinds of photography and one of them is a series
called ''Bare Truth.'' They are sensitive, tasteful, stunning nude portraits of women in natural settings.
Her website, where you can see samples of this work, is http://www.jenmolander.com
She also took all of the photos for my web site which is http://www. cometoyoursensesevents.com
We had very classy nude and semi-nude b/w and color photos taken
by Debra Seal when I was 8 months pregnant. We were VERY happy
with the session, the photographer, and the photos. Her style
for the nudes and semi-nudes is artsy, dreamy, classic. Her
knowledge of lighting, timing, and exposure are exceptional. And
she is very easy to work with, coming in with her own expertise
but willing to work with your ideas too. I thought her prices
were good - and we looked around a lot. She even did some great
photos that included both myself and my husband. Now she
specializes in babies, children, family, and maternity photos
but she may be willing to do a similar style to her maternity
photos even if your not expecting. I don't think she would do
more of a boudoir type session but it's worth asking if that's
what you're thinking-if not she may have a recommendation. The
best thing about her sessions (especially for the shy) are that
they take place in your home but look like you went to a studio.
You can see some of her work at Debraseal.com and there is a
mostly clothed example of our photo shoot in the maternity
section. It's the b/w one of the man and very pregnant woman
with the very long hair. Good luck.
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