Through the lens of a professional, a portrait can be so much more than a photo of you at a moment in time. It can convey your personality and characteristics to the viewer while being a work of art to showcase on your personal website or hang on the wall.

In the heart of Los Angeles’ entertainment industry, Beverly Hills boasts no shortage of portrait photographers who can capture stunning headshots and help build your portfolio. In this article, we’ll share 10 of our favorites whose work makes you look twice.

Click West Photo

Three professional headshots by Click West Photo [Click West Photo]

Click West Photo specializes in portraits and headshots for Los Angeles’ up-and-coming actors and entertainment professionals. They offer fun and fast photo sessions in their relaxed studio, with a variety of background and lighting options depending on your portfolio requirements. If you prefer to do an outdoor shoot, they are also happy to travel throughout the metropolitan area. Their talented photographers understand the ins and outs of the entertainment business and the importance of your brand images being up to date.

Dan Warner Photography

A portrait of Earl Billings [Dan Warner Photography]

Based in Beverly Hills, Dan Warner works with clients throughout Los Angeles to create talent headshots and glamour portraits. He has extensive experience working with actors and performers, with a knack for knowing what’s required to capture their character on camera. In the corporate world, he regularly shoots business professionals and executives and has garnered a reputation for capturing headshots that stand out from the rest. Dan works from his boutique studio in Los Angeles, as well as traveling to photoshoot locations throughout Southern California.

Just Headshots LA

A woman smiles at the camera [Just Headshots LA]

As its name suggests, Just Headshots LA is a go-to for professional headshots, whether you’re an actor, a performer, or a business executive. They work with a diverse range of clients throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, and boast an extensive portfolio that shows the versatility of their work. With more than 20 years of professional photographic experience, lead photographer Sonia Keshishian heads a talented team that covers everything from initial consultations to post-production and retouching services.

Karine Simon Photography

A professional headshot of a woman by Karine Simon [Karine Simon Photography]

Originally from northern France, Karine Simon began her photographic journey at the age of 15 when she was gifted a Contax camera. After studying photography at the School of Fine Arts in St. Luc, Belgium, she started shooting fashion shows and developing black and white portraits. Since moving to the United States, she’s honed her skills as a makeup artist in film and theater and eventually transitioned into headshot photography. Her portraits skillfully combine her fine art photography skills and spontaneous personality to create artworks that are fresh and alive.

T H i R D -i- P H O T O

A striking portrait of a woman by Joy Newcomb [T H i R D -i- P H O T O]

Owned and operated by Joy Newcomb, T H i R D -i- P H O T O is a professional portraiture, event, and wedding photography business that offers family portraits, business headshots, and engagement sessions. Joy has more than 24 years of experience in the industry and is currently traveling around the United States in her RV to document clients throughout the country. Since picking up her first camera at the age of 14, she’s won awards for both her photojournalism and fine art photography and says: “Looking through the lens, a creative and vibrant world opens to me”.

Shani Barel Photography

A young girl relaxes on a sofa with festive baubles [Shani Barel Photography]

Focused on family photography, beauty, and branding, Shani Barel has garnered a reputation for her bright, modern, and creative style. She regularly captures the joy and energy of celebrations, such as weddings and Mitzvahs, as well as all the mess and mayhem of family life. Her unique style combines both formal posing and candid moments to result in works of art that are like no other. Shani can also be booked for pet portraits and to discuss your commercial photography needs.

Jessica Franz Photography

A stylish portrait by Jessica Franz [Jessica Franz Photography]

Jessica Franz’s journey as a photographer began when she was a teenager and began shooting with a Nikon 35mm camera. She describes her style as “vibrant, colorful and lively”, with a diverse portfolio that ranges from wedding portraits to architecture, events, and corporate branding. Aside from being a skilled photographer, Jessica Franz heads her own production company and works as a screenwriter, saying that she approaches every job with the aim of creating something unique.

Westside Studio

A group of girls walk through their college [Westside Studio]

Drawing on over 30 years of experience in the photographic industry, Westside Studio is the brainchild of Dennis Trantham and Steve Tracy. They offer in-studio sessions and on-location shoots throughout the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles areas, creating individual, family, and business portraits, as well as headshots for actors, musicians, and entertainers. When you book a shoot with Westside Studio, they can connect you with professional hair and makeup artists to ensure the results stand out from the rest.

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