Headshot Photographer in LA Reviews & Testimonials
Alan Weissman is an award-winning professional headshot photographer in Los Angeles. Experience how a pro behind the camera can make your headshots pop.
"Such a delightful day! Thank you so much for being so amazing. Alan is just a delight! I loved every moment. Can't wait to do it again! Soon!"
Michael Jay Copeland
"The all seeing, all knowing Alan Weissman. One who is unique in every kind of way, who transcends all others on every level.
He also happens to be a regular guy, who can make ones photo shoot experience as if just two people sitting back having a friendly conversation".
Had the best experience with Alan and his crew. This was my first professional session and he and his crew made me very comfortable and made the whole experience fun! Using my input as well so I felt included.
Well, Alan will make you look how you would look on the best day of your life, it's the beset version of you. His eye for detail and putting every little thing in the right place is just amazing to watch; lighting genius. He spent 3 to 4 hours on the shoot with me and we discovered things as we went along! It was my first shoot ever and Alan really made me feel like I have been doing it forever. Pure artist! Saying I am satisfied with the photoshoot would be an understatement. I highly recommend Alan to anyone looking for some real photographs! The final photographs really came out perfect.
Well, Alan will make you look how you would look on the best day of your life, it's the best version of you. His eye for detail and putting every little thing in the right place is just amazing to watch; lighting genius. He spent 3 to 4 hours on the shoot with me and we discovered things as we went along!
It was my first shoot ever and Alan really made me feel like I have been doing it forever. Pure artist! Saying I am satisfied with the photoshoot would be an understatement. I highly recommend Alan to anyone looking for some real photographs! The final photographs really came out perfect.
Such an amazing and talented photographer, it took me two months to find a photographer for my headshots, yet TWO minutes to fall in love with Alan’s experience, techniques and knowledge.
From the time I entered his studio, Alan welcomed us (my sister and myself) with a great smile, lovely crew and adorable dogs. With his funny character and humor he made us feel very conformable and only after few minutes we felt like we are sitting in our own living room with someone we know for years!
He took a lot of his own time trying to know me further, helped me pick the right outfits for the session in order to get the best out of me. Such an amazing person.
He then brought all his +28 years of experience into live with his amazing techniques on poses, lightings and angles. And what I liked the most was the fact that he changed the whole lighting system and place dozen of times just to get the best out of me !!
He truly made me feel and look like a STAR and the pictures turned out to be AMAZING !! so Thank you, Thank You and Thank You
Special thanks to Alan’s assistance “Stav” as well, who was amazing in coordinating and responding all my queries/mails in a short period of time with her funny, approachable and professional personality.
My advice to you !! Stop wasting your time searching for headshot photographer!! Just go to Alan Weissman site and book your session with one of LA’s best headshot photographer, I guarantee hours of FUN and AMAZING PICS ... Looking forward for further headshots!
Everything I've ever been told by industry professionals is to never short change your headshots. NEVER. Yeah you can probably just go with those cookie cutter $100 quick in quick out headshot sessions and walk away with one good shot. I went on my quest to find my guy/girl, someone with 20+ years of headshot experience, takes their time to get to know YOU and uses that information to create a relaxing environment to shoot in. Also someone that wouldn't rack my bank account, ambitious I know...I was somehow fortunate enough to stumble upon Alan's website. I couldn't be more happy with the results, while usually you only get a few good shots, Alan literally took 300 absolutely stunning photos making it suuuper difficult for me to pick which ones I wanted retouched and man, that is a fantastic problem to have.
Agents can be super particular of which headshots you use and the looks they provide, so in the case that they don't like any of the ones I had retouched I can just be like well here, check out this online gallery of 100's of beautiful headshots and pick one!!!!!!!!! WOOOO! I not only found my headshot photographer I gained a friend, CAN YOU SAY THE SAME ABOUT YOUR HEADSHOT PERSON!?!? oh and Stav, his intern, is an absolute sweetheart!!!!
"I absolutely loved working with Alan! He knows exactly what to say and what to do to get that perfect shot. And he is an absolutely loveable, fun, warm, interesting person and such a delight to work with. I’m a model so I had lots of photo shoots and worked with many photographers. But Alan now has occupied the one of the top positions in my “The photographers I would love to work again and again” list. It is so important for a photographer to know how to shoot this or that person. Alan is the one who can figure that out in a second. And if you are a tough case or if that’s your first time in front of the camera, Alan will make you feel relaxed, confident and will take the best picture of you ever!"
The most wonderful, professional and brilliant photographer. His reputation says it all and his in personality and charm top the cake!
Mr. Weissman is everything you would want and more in a photographer. Kind, considerate and a perfectionist.
You will not go home disappointed.
I must add also, that his staff is wonderful, including his wife. Just a wonderful team and package.
His makeup artist, Mr. Ames is divine as well. I don't think it's the same artist at every shoot, but if you can book him, then my goodness, your day with Alan just went from an A+ to an A++...
I shopped and shopped seeking just the right photographer. I went to a few before and nothing compares.
I went to Alan for headshots but he does portraits and other photography as well.
If my career takes off as I hope, Alan will be my go-to.
GO TO ALAN!
"Alan is a perfectionist. He listens to his clients wants and needs to make sure he meets their expectations 100% of the time. He is an icon in the business of entertainment and corporate photography and his portfolio proves it! Above all he makes you feel comfortable and relaxed during his shoots. His staff is friendly and helpful in guiding you through the process. This guy is truly gifted I wouldn't trust anybody else with my head shots."
Alan is one of the most professional photographers I have personally worked with, he’s fun & enthusiastic. His aura makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera so there’s no awkwardness in which ever pose you may be in. In East London cockney slang my final pictures well & truly made me look like a “sort” (beautiful). I couldn’t of worked with someone better, an absolute pleasure and great gentleman! Highly recommended!
David Crown, Los Angeles Property Management Group
"I chose Alan because his reviews were strong, and he was near our office. I had no idea how the experience would unfold. Needing about 10 different employees to have headshots, I wasn't sure that I should step up to a professional level photographer for business pictures. I mean when you see the 'A list' celebrities he deals with, wow. But when I reviewed the pricing, it was reasonable. And thinking this was something I wouldn't do often, I thought it made sense to do it right, and pick someone that looked like a real pro. It couldn't have gone better. From the highly professional treatment that his staff sets the tone with when you first call in, to meeting Alan and going through the process, I can't imagine a better experience. And the results are more than we'd hoped for. These days, with digital media being as important as it is for all kinds of businesses, you have to do something that sets you apart. For us, this was it. Simply put, choose Alan and you'll be thrilled you did."
Alan is not only a great photographer but he is also a great guy. He is warm, personable, professional, and of course, super talented. I felt very comfortable in his beautiful home during our shoot and loved hanging with Lulu and LePew (his sweet pups) in between shots. Quality photographers are surprisingly hard to come by in this town, but Alan is one. The proof is in his work.
I promise you one thing: if you need high quality, pristine, and amazing headshots that capture your absolute best, you need look no further.
Alan and his team are simply wonderful. Alan is warm, friendly, disarming, and passionate about his clients and his work. His immense talent and skill in the world of photography and headshots is blatantly obvious while working with him.
Alan really takes his time getting to know you prior to shooting. He offered coffee and water and sat me down to get acquainted with me and what shots that would serve my individual career best. Stav, his assistant, asked what music I'd prefer and adjusted it throughout the shoot to my liking. Alan even helped me choose my wadrobe which made me totally comfortable with our selections because his expertise with what would work best were obvious. He then creatively picked 3 different locations to shoot and began to build the lighting. We then started shooting and his ability to direct me was perfect. I'm a good actor, but modeling or doing stills isn't my forte. Alan made me feel like a pro while he coached me through each of the shots. Myyyyyyy goodness, when he pulled me over to the monitor to review a few shots I was 100% blown away. I never knew I could look so good! He said, "man, you look like a movie star" and with absolutely humility, I agree with him. My shots look like serious A-list caliber work.
Everything about my experience was a 10!! I can't wait to get back and work with Alan again soon, as well as share this gem of a person and photographer with friends in the business.
If you can't tell, I'm head over heels for Alan Weismann photography and his team. Thank you so much you guys. You exceeded the best expectation I could've ever imagined and for that, I'm immensely grateful.
Thank you Alan
I had heard that Alan was the "Master of Lighting"; the photos on his website proved it. I've had some unsatisfactory headshot experiences, so I wasn't looking forward to making an appointment. But when I called Alan, he immediately made me feel at ease - he's got a great sense of humor. He's passionate about his work & even over the phone you feel confidant that this person is going to work hard to give you images that you want, & THAT is something that I didn't get from anybody else.
The real kicker is when you meet with Alan & he starts setting things up for you. He has a gift for making an uncomfortable, artificial process become organic - I actually enjoyed my photo session.
I will definitely go back to Alan Weissman in the future & highly recommend his services.
Alan is more than a photographer. In your eyes, he can find the best of you, and capture the most unbelievably beautiful pictures. He makes you feel like you are at your own home. With his friendly style, he conquers your trust, and makes you feel like you have been friends for a long time. This is what me and my family felt from him.
Alan is way more than a photographer, he is a true friend. Thank you Alan for the nice session and for your friendship. See you soon.
Alan and his team are amazing! I'm a commercial real estate agent that was in desperate need of a professional head shot. I was wanting something exceptional, so after thumbing through all his celebrity photos, I booked a photo shoot with Alan. I happen to be incredibly un-photogenic and uncomfortable having my picture taken but Alan and his team were fantastic!
I booked his make-up artist, Yasmin and I'm so glad I did. She was great! The whole experience was really relaxed and I felt like a celebrity! Can't thank Alan and his team enough for the great photos. Alan is an extraordinary photographer! You won't find anyone better!
"It’s hard to describe the experience of working with Alan, because I can assure you it will surpass your experience with any photographer in Hollywood. Whether you are a veteran in the entertainment industry, or if you are just arriving in Hollywood Alan is the guy for you. His 20+ years in the industry speak for itself, and his successful cliental throughout his career demonstrate he is among the elite in Hollywood. While working inside his breathtaking studio Alan is a complete perfectionist about his craft, and he delivers the same amount of professionalism, dedication, and effort with every client. Alan is known for demonstrating exceptional lighting in his photographs, and he truly understands how to bring out the full potential in each of his clients. With the support of a high-quality staff you will receive valuable insight that will help bring your career to a new level. I would recommend Alan to everyone in Hollywood. If you want to bring out the best in your career and in yourself, I would think you would want to work with the best person to help you do that."
Amazing photographer. Wonderful man. I just had my photo shoot with Alan and I have to say, I’ve never had a photographer be so detail-oriented, so dedicated, so committed to his work. He spent a lot of time with me, more than other photographers have, to take beautiful photos, and even went out of his way to take a few final shots of me after we had wrapped, because the natural light on my face was “perfect” and he wanted to capture me at that exact moment. So dedicated and full of energy, and so warm, approachable, funny, genuine, humble. He has photographed many celebrities and is a far cry from the typical Los Angeles narcissistic photographers I have met. The hair and makeup artist, Jeffrey, was amazing too, he had me looking my best but still natural. I felt like Alan and I had known each other for years and we had just met. I highly recommend.
There are not enough words to express the energy that Alan gives you! This has been by far one of the most funniest, comfortable, and professional shoots I’ve had. He and his assistant Morgan make for a great duo…I also used his make up artist Rita, who I absolutely loved! Did I forget to mention how great my head shots came out?! Alan is a visionary.. I told him what I wanted, not knowing exactly what that even was…and he made it come to LIFE!
Melissa Joi—–Is a Satisfied Client!
"If you want the most personalized experience possible and know that every dollar spent was worth it, then look no further than Alan. The moment you meet him and his staff you are greeted so warmly you feel as if you had already been friends for years. His studio set up is very professional and he makes sure you feel as comfortable as possible, especially since he asked what music I liked to listen to and ended up playing it the whole time (Travis Scott and Lil Uzi Vert, my boys!!). His assistant, Susie, was there next to him the whole time helping with the process and really making me feel comfortable in front of the camera and created a great dynamic with Alan. They wanted to get to know me as a person and didn't just see me as another numbered client. Originally I just wanted to do two looks, a commercial and theatrical, for acting but ended up doing a third look because I enjoyed the experience so much. If I had more money, I might have just kept throwing money at him for how good these photos were turning out during the entire session. He spent some time picking out the best photos for me for all the looks and I've never felt more excited for starting to get out there in the acting world after seeing the winners that we found. All in all, I can't recommend this guy enough. He takes his art and craft of photography very seriously but at the same time knows how to have fun and is extremely charismatic. It's a celebrity experience unlike any other."
I highly recommend Alan and his staff if you're looking for a professional that will make you feel relaxed and enjoy the experience. The best part is when you see the final results - the pictures! His staff can apply make-up and touch up your hair. It was the best experience I had with a photographer.
Working with Alan and his team was a dream come true. Professional, and welcoming, I felt at ease right away. I had a phenomenal shoot and lots of fun; it was such a great experience! Alan's assistant, Stav, was warm and helpful all the way through, and his camera assistant, Thea, was wonderful. The make-up artist, Yasmin, did an excellent job as well and stayed with me throughout the shoot, as did the entire team. One of the things I hoped for most was expertise in lighting, and Alan is a genius. From the moment I walked through the door, I knew I was in the presence of a special talent that was surprisingly affordable.
I can't thank Alan and his team enough.
"Alan is not only a great photographer but a great person to work with. My daughter is 15 and really loved getting photographed by him. He has a way of bringing out your personality which is so important in a headshot. He made her feel very comfortable, even putting on her favorite music. He took the time to make sure we got what we wanted. He really enjoys his profession and you can see it on the quality of his work. His prices are very reasonable for anyone just starting out."
ALAN WEISSMAN is THE BEST headshot photographer in the business. There were so many great shots, it was hard to narrow them down. For me, doing photoshoots was like going to the dentist, but Alan made it so easy. He is professional, likable, fun, funny, has great prices, and works with a wonderful makeup artist. I promise you will love him & his terrific, incredibly helpful associate, Shoushan. FIVE out of FIVE STARS.
"Alan is truly an artist. It was a mind-blowing experience! He is so friendly and professional!
He will take the best out of you to enhance it in a way you have never seen before! He masters lighting and is insistent on trying to capture the best shots to make sure the both of you will love the result. If not he will die trying and take more time to craft his arts...That is true professionalism.
The time I spent with Alan and Natalie was so great. Alan made me feel comfortable enough to snatch the real nature out of me. Your pictures need to be just like you and the end result was much more than I was expected... I never felt so relaxed with an unknown photographer before shooting with Alan and I wish to thank the both of you for the amazing job you have done. My headshots speak the truth for themselves.
Alan is just brilliant, complete, genuine..."
I went to Alan to get my headshots taken, and it was an incredible experience. He is so welcoming and warm, made me feel extremely comfortable throughout the shoot, and it was just a lot of fun. His studio manager Morgan, was also really helpful and accommodating to all my questions and concerns, before, during, and after the shoot. The pictures I took turned out great, but more importantly, it was such a pleasant experience, I’ll definitely be going again when I need newer headshots. Quality guy and a very talented photographer!
Nora Chiang Wrobel, Pianist
I was referred to Alan by an opera singer and friend for whom Alan took very beautiful headshots. Being a professional pianist, I've had headshots taken at least a dozen times in my life by professional photographers. None of the photographs I've used for my work has EVER compared to the candor and variety of Alan's photos. For one thing, Alan took hundreds of shots while other photographers took a fraction of that amount.
Among the many things that makes Alan's work remarkable is that his studio is in his beautiful home and his makeup artist Yasmin and his assistant Danielle are part of the artistic discussion throughout the shoot. The easy banter and affection between the three put me immediately at ease, as did the casual conversation I had with Alan before we started working. While we were chatting about nothing in particular, I felt Alan not only studying my face but reaching out to know me as a person. Alan's quirky artistic personality, easy friendliness and
beautiful but cozy home created a very relaxing setting where I felt I could be myself. It didn't hurt that Alan and I hit it off right at the bat and became old friends immediately. And a warm cup of home tea was also very welcome.
Alan, Yasmin and Danielle looked at the pictures on his computer throughout the shoot and were always making small changes to improve or create more variety. Yasmin tweaked my hair, makeup and clothes, Danielle changed the background and lighting equipment while Alan not only made suggestions to alter my facial expression but continued our casual chatter throughout. As music of my choice was playing and I was enjoying my new friends, the shoot was suddenly over. I never knew four hours could pass so quickly!
I now have hundreds of photos from which to choose. I have never before had so many pictures that catch all the different sides of my personality so beautifully. Alan is truly a wizard. My long search has ended. I have finally found the photographer to whom I can go for reliably artistic and candid photographs. Thank you Alan, Yasmin and Danielle!
Alan goes above and beyond, and then some for his clients. He's hilarious, makes you feel relaxed and welcome, and delivers the best headshots you'll ever get. His prices are a bargain for the quality of photos you get, and he always makes sure to sit down with you and look at your pictures to ensure you got what you were looking for. His excellence is unmatched, and his home is beautiful!!
— OWEN E.
He is literally THE BEST photographer I've ever worked with. Sure he's accustomed to celebrity photography, but he treats all of his clients as if they are the most important thing to him and his pictures reflect that. I have booked numerous jobs when I first started out with only 2 of the shots that we took, and he gave me loads to choose from and helped me to pick my best look.
I've tried others just to test the waters, but I've regretted it since. Alan Weissman is the best and there simply is no substitute for great quality, hard work, dedication, and a passion unlike any I have seen before. Thanks Alan! I only regret not writing this review sooner! You do phenomenal work and everyone should know. I look forward to booking with you again in the near future!
Jeffrey Michael Scott
The photoshoot was amazing! I believe these photographs are the best I’ve ever seen of myself. Your ability to light is superb. You really know how to capture the essence of ones true feelings in the moment. You truly are an original. Thank you, and I look forward to working with you again.
I want to thank you so much for my incredible pictures! I got home yesterday and showed them off to all my friends and called my entire family immediately to tell them how thrilled I was with my headshots. They look better than I could have ever expected. Not to mention,
what a wonderful time I had taking the pictures. It was so fun! You, Caroline, Rita, and everyone else made the experience relaxed, comfortable, and memorable. Now armed with these pictures,
I have so much more confidence to go out in the business.
Thank you for everything Alan, and I promise you haven’t heard
the last from me…I will come by soon!
P.S. When all my girlfriends saw the pictures, they said “I want pictures this beautiful of ME…It would be great for my self-confidence!” Hahaha
Alan WILL get THE shot… and you won’t even realize it! Alan lets his love for photography, his child-like creativity, and his joy of people guide him as you spend a few hours together, laughing, talking, and -oh yeah- taking the best pictures of yourself you have ever seen! While taking literally hundreds of shots, Alan kept me focused on other things; favorite tv shows, my ex-girlfriend, even my near car crash with William Shatner on my way over! It brought out a wide range of emotion, and he captured all of it expertly! He is a good man, and he is GREAT at what he does! Thank you Alan!
You are an artist. I (and everyone else) can’t say enough good things about your photos, but let me try… In the ONE year after taking photos with you I have: –Signed with 3 Big-Time talent agents! One each for theatrical, commercial & print representation. –Starred in an independent feature film that will premier at next year’s Sundance Film Festival! –Gues Starred on an episode of MTV’s new show, “the Andy Dick Show!” All because of you! These are all miracles, and you are the miracle worker! Before I took pictures with you I didn’t have a career and now the most amazing things are happening! I can’t thank you enough, not only for the photos but the prestige & professionalism that rubs off you onto everyone fortunate enough to find your help.
Alan, I can not begin to say how much I LOVE my new headshots! You are the best, which is why I refuse to shoot with anyone else. I didn’t even feel like you were taking my picture. You are a man proud of his work and it shows in every single photo you took that day. I had a terrible time deciding which ones to make my final choice because they all were phenomenal! Every single person I have shown them to has had the same reaction…THOSE ARE GREAT! Not only am I proud of them myself, I am being called in to audition time and time again! I’m ready to knock down every agent’s door in Los Angeles and plow right on through. Just wait and see what will happen, I promise it will be spectacular:) Thanks again, I will keep in touch.
Alan, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you, thank you, thank you so much!!!! for my amazing headshots. I can honestly say that i have never had such a great experience working with a photographer… and have never been so happy with the photographs. Usually there are one or two pictures that I like when i get the proofs back… but when i got the proofs of the pictures that you took, i couldn’t find a bad one. From the very beginning when we were picking out wardrobe I had a good feeling because you helped me pick the right outfits but at the same time helped me find what i liked best as opposed to just telling me what to wear… you could tell that i wasn’t happy with certain shirts… and even if you liked them you told me not to wear them because if i didn’t feel great in the shirt… it would come across in the photos! I know nothing about lighting…. but all i know is you sure brought out the RED in my hair which makes everyone happy! I am so excited to go out on castings and auditions with these new pictures, because i feel that they really capture me. You, Caroline, and the lovely Lafit made the whole shoot such a happy one….
Well I’ve just got to thank you for the terrific photo session and beautiful finished photos you did for me. You made it such a fun experience and very easy for a novice such as me. I must share with you that the very next day after mailing out my pictures to agents, I received a call from an agency that wanted to represent me. I interviewed with him and several days later, he sent me out on an audition for a commercial for Microsoft. It all started with your pictures!
You took my headshots this morning, and I walked out of your studio feeling two things: 1. I felt like a star! 2. I felt like I’d made a friend Thank you for a beautiful insuring of laughter, creativity, and fun. In a city like LA, where everyone is fighting and struggling to get noticed, you find a person’s unique beauty in a seamless, simple way. Your photos don’t have to fight for the spotlight, because they radiate in and of themselves. So thank you again-for your talent, your art…and of course, my FABULOUS new head shots!!!
It was a pleasure working with you yesterday. I absolutely love your film noir work and was very happy to find a photographer who is not afraid of getting creative. So many in the industry are inflexible to playing with ideas. They are set on a structure and fail to see that art is about difference and ways of expressing it. As an artist I need a photographer who is on my same page, who understands my differences and is able to bring them to life. You brought out the artist in me and I’m thankful for that.
Dustin Bryant Uy
"Alan is absolutely AMAZING. I’ve done a lot of research and saw many potential photographers to book for new headshots but the moment I saw Alan’s website and his work, I knew I had to book him. BEST. DECISION. I’VE. EVER. MADE. Alan will treat you like a friend he had known for years so if you’re someone like me who can be a bit shy at first, I promise you you’re in good hands. He’s also really fun to work with, very collaborative and very supportive. I told him I’ve had headshot troubles in the past so I developed this insecurity that I’ll probably never gonna have a good headshot. But he reassured me that that’s not true and he really helped me bring out the best of me. Alan is simply the best and the greatest."
"I absolutely love my new head-shots! They came out excellent! I'm always hesitant about taking new head-shots mainly because i feel the pictures never come out with my personality in them but you Alan found my good angles , capture great lighting as a person you were so easy going, fun, and professional. The whole experience with the talented photographer Alan Weissman was great your differently one of the top photographer for sure i'm absolutely certain i will be seeing you again and will recommend you to all my actors friends that's a promise! Excellent Work Alan Weissman......Thank You, Ryan Lockett"
Recently I have had my photos done by you for an actress headshot. I must admit I was a little nervous and unsure of what to expect, I haven’t been in front of the camera for years.
The minute I walked in to your amazing studio I felt calm and relaxed. The cool vibe of your place really helped me get comfortable. When I met you and your awesome dog, Lafitte, I knew I had chosen wisely. You accepted me with warmth, patience, and not to mention, professionalism. I felt we bonded right away.
A few days ago I received my photos in the mail and they were perfect! You have captured the real me. The way I really feel, it reflects in the photo as soon as you look at it. Thanks to your great skill and talented eye, I feel more confident today to go to an audition knowing they will love my photo. I feel more confident about myself! When I am famous, and I will be, I will be sure to mention the “Great Alan,” the wiz photographer that helped me start my career. So thank you.
Alan, Working with you was truly a great experience. The whole process flowed so well and I couldn’t have been happier with the end results. You truly are a credit to the art of capturing the soul and moments of people. I look forward to working with you again in the future and cannot thank you enough for your mastery and guidance on an essential tool in my career.
When I came in, somewhat nervous, I felt as if I came into a room of old friends and when Alan took pictures of me I felt as if he had known me for years and was able to bring out what I was most proud of.
Even though I understand neither lighting or colors it was obvious to me that he did when I saw the pictures he had taken. Alan made me feel relaxed and after only a minute it was clear to me that I was in for a very good time, we laughed and joked around while he took some of the best shots I have seen of myself.
I had a great time and I felt so secure.
Alan is one of the “great masters” when it comes to lighting and making people look absolutely glowing and beautiful! Thank you for your amazing talent!
Thank you so much for giving me the gift of great headshots. You are a genius in your field and deserve all the success and recognition a person could want. The way you work is truly unique and I am so glad I was able to meet you and work with you.
I wish you all the best and hope to see you soon again.
My whole experience with Alan was amazing! the make-up artist was fantastic! I loved the whole photo taking experience, usually I hate how I look in photos but Alan made me feel so relaxed and comfortable and I loved how I looked in every photo, I also loved that he let me take pictures with his adorable dog Lafete!! After I got the pictures back from being retouched I couldn't believe how amazing they looked! I had such a great experience, I recommend Alan to anyone!!!!
Alan was terrific to work with and made getting great headshots fun and easy. He goes above and beyond to make sure you look your best in each photo while his humor and care put you at ease and allow you to effortlessly be yourself in front of the camera. I can't recommend him enough!
I was timid about spending so much but after booking with Alan was so friendly from the conversation on the phone to the moment I walked into his home. He instantly took me under his wing and I felt like I had made the right decision from the get go. I just loved how comfortable I felt with him and the makeup artist. Not to mention that my head shots are AMAZING! I could not be more satisfied.
Alan, I honestly couldn’t have imagined a more comfortable photo session. Your professionalism, humor, and confidence really put me at ease. You truly delivered such exceptional shots and I appreciate the added time you spent ensuring that the final product met your standards. Thank you so much, I look forward to the next time I sit for you.
"One of the things I can't stand is posing for pictures, whether for headshots, on the red carpet or during family events.
I always feel frozen and fake which is the opposite of what an actor should feel.
Alan was so wonderful to work with. I immediately felt at ease and I had FUN! He will NOT stop until he's satisfied which takes the burden off of me because I honestly don't know what the heck is the difference between a good photo, a great photo and a PHOTO THAT GETS YOU IN THE DOOR!
His home, his team, his wife and his dogs are just as lovely as him."
"What can you say when you've experienced amazing creativity and professionalism during a photo shoot? "Thank you Alan!" Alan Weissman and his studio staff are truly a joy to work with and you will not be disappointed at all with the finished images taken. Located in the heart of Studio City, Alan Weissman Photography will capture exactly what you want in a relaxed and very friendly environment. Whether you need headshots, portrait ,fashion or commercial editorial Alan can do it all! Cannot recommend Alan enough ! "THANK YOU ALAN! Can't wait until the next shoot!"
"Going to Mr. Alan Weissman's studio was such an amazing experience! At first I was very nervous about the photo-shoot, but when I got there he welcomed me in and helped me with my small luggage; I instantly felt a sense of ease and good aura coming off of him which took a chunk of my nerves away. Not only that, but right off the bat I felt like he really enjoys his work and likes to think of the many possibilities he can help you, the client, get the photos you need; and that is exactly how it went throughout the shoot. His team are super pleasant and easy going, and I'm very thankful for the work they also put in. I hope you enjoy creating great head-shots with him and his team. It is worth it!"
Alan Weissman is without a doubt the most professional photographer I know. He will take his time with you, make you feel at home, and make sure you are satisfied with your headshots. This isn't my first time working with him and it's absolutely not going to be my last! :)
"It was a joy to work with Alan and his assistant, Danielle, and even Winston, his dog! They were so professional, from the beautiful headshots to contacting me thru email. At first my daughter was shy but they made her feel comfortable very quickly."
"The experience with Alan was prob the most fun times I had while shooting! He puts in hard work but most importantly makes you feel confident and at home and very comfortable! Thank you so much Alan for the amazing photos!"
"This was my first experience getting professional headshots and I have to say I don’t foresee going in any other direction with any other photographer. Not only was Alan incredibly dedicated to accomplishing the perfect shots, he was wonderfully welcoming, hilarious, accommodating and utterly professional. He knows how to make sure his clients are comfortable in front of the camera and won’t stop working on a look until it’s undoubtedly just right. He understands the individuality that comes with his subjects, and uses each clients’ personality to capture the most authentic pictures by highlighting their inner character. I am beyond thrilled by his work and imagine everyone else in need of a professional photographer would be to if they chose to work with Alan!"
Chantelle Alissa England
"Alan was amazing! He made my first shoot a blast and easy. Alan has a great sense of humour, put me at ease and made me feel comfortable from the start. He was very patient and inturn able to capture the real me. I will definitely be using Alan for my next shoot 100%."
"Alan and Ashley where great to work with. They put on my favorite music and made me feel comfortable and welcome in Alan's home/studio. My photos turned out great too. There were so many great options for me to chose from. The hardest part about the whole experience was deciding which shots I wanted to use. I definitely plan on coming back to Alan when I am due for some new headshots. Thanks Alan and Ashley!"
"Alan has been my main photographer for over 20 years. He's photographed some of the most notable people in the entertainment industry including my ex-husband David Carradine. Alan also took my portrait for my book. He has ALWAYS - from day one - been upfront about fees, proceedure and has conducted himself with honesty and integrity. He is an absolute sweetheart of a person and will go to great lengths to explain things. In all the referrals and recommendations I've made regarding Alan to actors, musicians, or even non-industry people who wanted just a great pic with their pet, I have not heard of one complaint...Not one. Just praise and happiness about the results. He is a professional through and through and among the creme de la creme of photographers as well as a person. I can't praise him enough. Marina Anderson"
"Best of the best portrait & headshot photographer!"
"I did my research before choosing a photographer that I wanted to work with. I loved the photographs that were posted for review and read other peoples opinion on his work. Needless to say, I chose Alan as my photographer. I was very pleased and comfortable with Alan. He is very professional and you can tell he truly loves his work. He has compassion for creating beautiful pictures. I loved the fact that he can show you what your photos look like as you are shooting them. His sense of humor kept me laughing. Again, I can't stress enough that Alan is amazing at what he does. He is a perfectionist!!!"
"Alan is an amazing photographer who went above and beyond my expectations. From the moment I met him, he made me feel at ease and took the time to discuss his ideas about the shoot. He is professional, imaginative and a master at lighting. He spent extra time with me making sure I looked (and felt) my best. I would strongly recommend him to anybody interested in getting the highest quality head shots or portraits done."
"What a fantastic day I had with Alan. It was easy being myself and he has excellent taste. I would love to work with him again."
"Alan is a class act! His technique and style in photography is second to none. He is very professional and has a lot of experience working with people. I was in a bad mood when we had our photo session and was worried that it would transfer over to my pictures and they didn't. The pictures came out great and my friends and family absolutely loved them!"
"So much fun! Not at all what I expected! This was my first headshot session and the minute I arrived, Alan greeted me with his two dogs and then we sat down and talked and laughed like old friends. When the shoot began Alan made me so comfortable with humor and kind professional direction, I knew my photos would turn out great. And in the end they exceeded my expectations. Working with Alan as a young actress was like being in my own living room, time flew by and I didn’t want it to end.
Thank you Alan, your wonderful make-up artist Emma and assistant Shoushan for making my experience one to remember and for the fabulous photos."
So much fun! Not at all what I expected! This was my first headshot session and the minute I arrived, Alan greeted me with his two dogs and then we sat down and talked and laughed like old friends. When the shoot began Alan made me so comfortable with humor and kind professional direction, I knew my photos would turn out great. And in the end they exceeded my expectations. Working with Alan as a young actress was like being in my own living room, time flew by and I didn’t want it to end.
Thank you Alan, your wonderful make-up artist Emma and assistant Shoushan for making my experience one to remember and for the fabulous photos.
"Alan Weissman is truly a gifted photographer. I've dealt with MANY photographers over the years and he is the only one that is amazingly professional, friendly, funny, and serious, all at the same time. He gets done, what needs to be done, in a very short amount of time. He makes each session very personal to the artist that he is shooting, never making any sort of duplication. So you're not just another subject on the assembly line.
It truly feels as if you ARE the subject while he is working with you.
Throughout my career as an Actor, Alan Weissman will be my ONLY go to guy, whenever I need a headshot.
No other photographer in California can do what he can do. Period."
"Wow iam so glad that i found Alan Weissman.What a great experience.I was given the red carpet treatment,He made me feel like a GODDESS,with the helpful assistance of Tara Shakespeare make up artist,and i do mean artist!!! I now have the pictures i need to make it happen!!!! Thanks Allan your the best...."
Dee Dee A.
Alan and his staff were amazing! They really knew how to bring out the best in my daughter and made us all feel very welcome. They even let me bring my new puppy to the shoot!
"I don't understand why Yelp is not recommending the majority of Alan's reviews, and I'm actually a bit upset because he is literally THE BEST photographer I've ever worked with. Sure he's accustomed to celebrity photography, but he treats all of his clients as if they are the most important thing to him and his pictures reflect that. I have booked numerous jobs when I first started out with only 2 of the shots that we took, and he gave me loads to choose from and helped me to pick my best look. I've tried others just to test the waters, but I've regretted it since. Alan Weissman is the best and there simply is no substitute for great quality, hard work, dedication, and a passion unlike any I have seen before. Thanks Alan! I only regret not writing this review sooner, and if Yelp doesn't feature this I'm contacting corporate because that's absurd! So I came here to Google just to reiterate. You do phenomenal work and everyone should know. I look forward to booking with you again in the near future!"
"My Teens had an amazing experience shooting with Alan! He was fun, professional, and their head shots are incredible. He made them feel at home and like family. Alan will be our family go to photographer in the future as well."
"Alan was great! He was funny and made me feel completely comfortable. He also took the best pictures I've ever had done!"
Alan is amazing! As an aspiring actor I need the best headshots to send to auditions. By the end of the shoot, I literally had too many good pictures to choose for retouching by the end. A good problem to have. You should jump at the chance to book Alan.
Looking to do my first headshots, I found a list of reputable photographers online. I sent emails to several of the ones I judged to be better, explaining that I was looking to go into acting and that I had never done a photo shoot before.
Alan was the only one to go to the trouble of calling me. He patiently walked me through what the process of a photo shoot and and explained what actors need in a headshot. I was particularly worried about my wardrobe and Alan sensed my concern. He gave me detailed instructions on how to prepare the appropriate wardrobe, which made me considerably less nervous. By the time he finished explaining, I was sold and booked an appointment.
The shoot itself was great. I expected getting headshots done would be unpleasant and difficult. Most of all, I expected to be a bumbling idiot and was worried I that I would have no control over my facial expressions. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. Alan knew it was my first shoot and could tell I was nervous. He went out of his way to help me relax by telling jokes, and walked me through the entire process. Soon after the shoot started, I was actually having fun!
The pictures themselves turned out incredible! I had no idea I could look that good in photo. Alan is a master of his craft and you should jump at the chance to book him.
Alan joked that I had so many good pictures that I would have difficulty choosing ones to get retouched. Not a bad problem to have haha."
"I had a great experience with Alan; I look forward to working with him again.
Creativity and professionalism sold me."
"It is amazing watching someone do what they love with excellence. Alan and Stav were both professional and very kind.
I don't usually write reviews but they deserve it. One of the best headshot experiences i've had."
"Alan Weissman is so fantastically, freakishly gifted at his craft and he uses that to capture the best of people. As his client, we're fortunate enough that we get to put out the highest quality of photo on the market for others to see. Hands down, the best we've worked with! He gave us a stellar photos...I'm talking unbelievably high quality.
Do yourself a favor, book Alan. He may be a "Celebrity Photographer" and he definitely has the experience and the cred to back that up but he loves working with the everyday working man/woman/child/pet too...and you'll never regret it! He's really, truly that great and a bag of cookies."
"I live in Seattle and I wanted to get headshots from someone in LA who knows what it takes to get them. First I did research and came across Alan Weissman. I liked the shots on the website and read a few good reviews so I decided to take the chance and give him a call. Within the first minute on the phone with him I was comfortable. I knew this was the guy. I booked a shoot and flew to LA. It was the best decision I have made in my young career as an actor. Before we began shooting he spent a good 15 minutes getting to know my wife and I. Showing us his beautiful home and just made us feel right at home. He left nothing off the table. We set up to shoot and took test shots to make sure everything was perfect. He even goes as far as putting them up on his big computer screen so we can all discuss them. I have had headshots done in the past with 2 different photographers, and I was blown away by the quality difference I received from Alan's work. I didn't show it but it was almost emotional. It's just me thinking out loud, but if big named actors put their faith in the hands of Alan, I don't see how anyone who is need of headshots wouldn't go get them done by him as well. His ability to capture the perfect light, enhance your best features, make good look beautiful is unlike anyone I have seen. I really could go on and on and on.
I'm going to end with a huge thanks to Alan for everything, you truly are an artist and craftsman.
"Alan is a funny photographer that kept me laughing with his jokes and witty humor the entire session. His years of experience made me look great on camera and brought out my true smile.
Thanks Alan, you are the best!"
"I went to Alan to get my headshots taken, and it was an incredible experience. He is so welcoming and warm, made me feel extremely comfortable throughout the shoot, and it was just a lot of fun. His studio manager Morgan, was also really helpful and accommodating to all my questions and concerns, before, during, and after the shoot. The pictures I took turned out great, but more importantly, it was such a pleasant experience, I'll definitely be going again when I need newer headshots. Quality guy and a very talented photographer!"
"Shooting with Alan was a great experience. Scheduling an appointment was easy to do with his assistant and when I arrived, they helped me carry my bags to the shoot.
The shoot wasn't rushed; Alan and I sat down and reviewed the wardrobe changes and throughout the entire shoot, I felt very comfortable. Everything was so relaxed while we shot that I didn't realize how many photos had been taken. Between wardrobe changes, we reviewed the photos and he made sure that I was satisfied before shooting the next look - he was very professional and provided his expertise during the shoot.
Alan is very professional, knowledgeable of what the industry looks for in photos for actors and models, and takes the time to make sure you have a great experience. He uses a top-quality camera and does an exceptional job with the lighting.
I highly recommend Alan for the great job he does, his professionalism, and I found his pricing to be better than other photographers with his resume/experience. STM"
"16 years ago, I got headshots from Alan, and I remembered how great the experience was, so I returned some weeks ago and again the experience was as I remembered - creative and professional. Establishing a comfort level with clients is something I have to applaud Alan in doing. I felt that we were partners in creating the perfect images that would represent me as an artist. Would I recommend him to others? YES! Is he professional and works at revealing your authentic self? YES! Do you walk away feeling that the entire experience with Alan was a worth every penny? YES! Alana is a master of his craft."
"Alan and the staff were wonderful to work with. I was nervous at first , but they were so fun and easy to be around. Alan is charismatic, professional, and extremely talented. Keen eye for detail. No rookies here!! Thankyou Alan and the girls.You guys are great!"
"I worked with Alan Weissman to create my new Headshots for my 50 Plus And Fabulous! Brand. Alan made me feel right at home and provided a warm, professional environment for my session. Alan is a genius when it comes to showcasing the true essence of the individual through his camera lens. Alan's Associate Rita provided her exceptional skills to create a beautiful, fresh and natural look for my make-up. Rita has a very calming presence and is highly professional. If you are lucky enough to work with Alan, you will be extremely pleased with your new photos!"
"I don't know why I shoot with anyone else! I've worked with Alan off and on over 20 years and his shots have always gotten me more calls into casting offices. When I was living in New York, my agents there referred me to a photographer, I spent a fortune (for me at the time) on pics and they were just dreadful. I realized it would have been less expensive to fly out to LA shoot with Alan, come back to NY and I would have had terrific pics! I was one of his first clients to walk through his door when he first started and have always been thrilled with his work. He's a pro through and through, a great guy and a true artist. Thanks Alan! Karole F."
"What a great experience! I am new in the acting industry and I chose Alan to do my headshots. He definitely went above and beyond in terms of making me feel comfortable throughout the session which is very important. He put in a lot of effort to make sure he captured the best pictures and the pictures came out perfectly! When I need to get updated headshots Alan will definitely be who I choose again!"
"I had just shot the past weekend with Alan. I was referred to him by one of my teachers, and I couldn't have been happier with the results. Alan is not only a great photographer, but what makes his sessions special is that he really tries to put you at ease. I had headshots done in the past and felt like my poses were forced. Alan is a creative photography genius, he constantly comes up with different ideas and looks to enhance your appearance. He takes great pride in his work and is a true perfectionist, and really cares about his clients. He made me comfortable smiling which is something I was never comfortable with. He put you at such easy that you don't even realize when he is snapping pictures. The session lasted well over 3 hours and felt like it was not more then an hour. I would highly recommend Alan Weissman to anyone who wants to get top of the line headshots or photos from a true master of photography. Next time I won't even need to look for someone else, Alan is the choice!"
"I recently had the pleasure of working with Alan. He is one of the most humble, warm, and charming individuals I've met working in the industry. He is a true professional who cares greatly for his clients, and does not fib when he says that he personalizes each shoot with each of his clients. He ingeniously tailored my photo shoot upon my arrival at his studio, and I am very impressed with the outcome.
A photo shoot with Alan felt like brunch with an old friend; we swapped stories and laughed, as he captured moments away on his camera lens. He is also remarkably talented and knowledgable in lighting, and his experience truly shows in his work. Every frame was so well lit that I would've thought each had been digitally enhanced, if I hadn't been there in person!
Even the staff on-hand, Ellen & Kaley, are extremely helpful and knowledgable in photography. They both offered insightful comments whenever we reviewed frames between takes. The camaraderie at the studio is extremely admirable.
I am very much looking forward to working with my newfound friends; Alan, Ellen and Kaley again!"
"The shoot with Alan was easy and zero stress. The best part though is that the pictures that he took are amazing. We had tried several other photographers and not a one of them have given the clarity, originality or quality of Alan. If you need great headshot pictures, this is definitely the photographer to go to."
"Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner, Jody Foster, Billy Crystal, Liam Neeson, Angelina Jolie, Geena Davis...the list goes on.
Alan is the best in the business. Movie star quality at starving artist prices. Fun, friendly man who really takes an interest in his subjects. His award winning photos of China and India are mind-blowing. he's always open to meeting you and discussing your shoot in detail before you commit. Check him out!"
"My shoot with Alan was the first professional photoshoot that Ive done and it was freaking awesome! I didnt even know that my pictures were being taken so all of them were very natural. He was also a very interested person to talk to and being a lazy 19 year old, I showed up with a wrinkly shirt and he worked his magic and the photos still turned out fantastic. Would definitely recommend Alan to other aspiring actors or people who just want to get cool pictures."
Craig & Chris
You Sir were born to do what you do !
Professional, personable, creative, good sense of humour and very welcoming.
His two dogs are very cool also.
What more can you ask for ?
This was a first for me and something I really did not see myself doing, until my family and girlfriend said " you should do it " !
As we are all our own worst critics, I built up the courage to go all in.
I think the hardest part was where to look for a great photographer that is genuinely interested in you and not just another shoot, as their are a ton of photographers in LA.
Well thank god for yelp as I narrowed it down from all the great reviews about Alan which led me to view his website.
As they say the gut never lies, and from face judgement I said " This man looks like a good fella " !
Alan's assistants Morgan and Ashley are very professional, well mannered & on the ball.
They made the process super cruisy, and hassle free.
If you are looking for a photographer to get you to smile without trying and looking stiff whilst also bringing the best out of you, Alan is your man.
Great work Alan & Team !
Craig & Christine."
We had such a great relaxing time today. Alan did an amazing job at making my son feel comfortable and truly got the best out of him. Alan is so detailed oriented and a true professional. Highly recommend him!
"I could not have picked a better photographer to work with than Alan Weissman! I moved out to LA just a few months ago and needed my first professional headshots taken so I did extensive research into who would be the best fit for me and what I wanted. Alan and his team made me feel like I was home again, and for someone being very homesick, this was more than I could ask for. I wasn't super excited about having to get pictures taken of me but Alans excitement and passion for his work put all my fears to rest and we really had such a great time. Alan is professional, warm, inviting, funny and brilliant at what he does; the only time I felt disappointed was when I had to leave because I could have stayed there all day just to hang out. A huge thanks to Alan, Ellen and Tara for making my time there so special!"
"Very courteous. He works miracles. My photos are amazing! I can not believe the amount of time he spent with me and alllll of the extra frames! Very necessary frames for me by the way. I especially loved the inspirational setting. Also let me not forget how at ease he made me feel. He is a lighting genius. I'm very thankful and I look forward to going back He is a people pleaser and that's very important."
"I got my headshots here today, and he was great!!!He was friendly, and funny, and so were his dogs!
He took the time to get to know my mom and me, and let my play with his adorable pets. His assistant, Stav ,was also AMAZING!!! Alan would tell funny jokes as we were shooting, and would make me laugh out loud creating the perfect shot. They took so many great photos, and I'm sad that I can't fit all all of them on my resumé. Almost 300 beautiful photos!!!He said that the more he took, the more likely it would be to have the PERFECT shot, and it was true. When I took my headshots years back in Dallas at AMTC, the photographers only took a few photos, and my eyes were closed in the ones on my resumé!!! They did not look that appealing, and photographer did NOT take the time to get to know me. I just want to say thank you to Mr. Weismann and assistant for my truly WONDERFUL photos!"
"Alan Weissman was the best choice I could have made for new headshots. Very professional. Alan was great fun to work with and he captured my personallity on the dot. I have had great responses from casting directors as well as booking 3 new jobs since the shoot a month ago. Can't wait to work with him again!"
"I recently had the pleasure of working with the prestigious Alan Weismann, at the urging of my agent, for new headshots. Naturally, I was a little nervous, but that quickly faded! Not only was the ambience cozy and inviting, but Alan, himself, was so charismatic and funny that I quickly felt at home! When we started shooting, Alan asked me about myself, my hobbies, and really took great interest in getting to know ME. Not only was this shocking in itself, considering his very impressive clientele, but before I knew it we were done shooting. Turns out his philosophy, in taking a great headshot, is capturing the real you, raw and completely natural. And let me tell you something, the moments Alan caught on camera were absolutely breathtaking images, making the headshots incomparable in nature to any other photographer. I highly recommend Alan to anyone and absolutely everyone who needs a great headshot, portrait, or just a plain old excuse to have great photographs taken, GO SEE ALAN!"
I have nothing but good things to say about Alan. He did an excellent job on my son's headshots. He truly has an eye for the best color and lighting for the perfect shot. I've received many compliments on my son's photos. I'm from San Diego and know a lot of other local photographers. I am so glad I went with my gut instinct and drove all the way up there. Totally worth it!
Alan Weissman is hands down one of the best photographers in LA, his work is amazing and he is so passionate about photography and making sure that not only will your photos look beautiful but the best to where you have a greater chance of getting booked. His studio is so cool and the views are wow and he makes your feel right at home.
I did a lot of research before I chose who I wanted to invest my money in and one of the reasons I chose alan because when I spoke with his assistance on the phone she was kind, honest, upfront, and went into details and if i needed her to repeat she was kindly and patient enough to do that, and your able to speak to him anytime for more info. When i went to get my head-shots done his work and ora reminds you of why you love LA so much. Whatever you do if you want your photos to be perfect and still look beautiful like you are...go to Alan I swear you'll be writing a 5 star review next!
Alan is a tremendous talent who made me feel at home in his studio. His warmth, humor, and creativity made my confidence shoot-up one hundred fold. From the first minute meeting Alan we were on the same page. He’s very perceptive and knew what I wanted before I even articulated it. Upon meeting Alan, I just knew I was going to shoot with him…I didn’t even interview other photographers.
It took a long journey for me to think I deserved the best of anything but I’m thrilled I’m finally there and could hire such a fabulous photographer! It’s been a week since the shoot and I’m still going over each glorious shot knowing I could choose from many. You caught my personality and essence and just knew I’m a glamor girl at heart. The lighting is fantastic and I’m so glad I listened and trusted you! I’ll call soon with my final choices but for all you actors looking for a great headshot -just book the man and get the best photos in town!.
Alan is not only a great photographer but a great man. He is very easy going and immediately has a way of putting a person at ease if they are nervous at all. He knows what types of shots to take and how to get them to maximize the chances of whatever your goals may be. Seriously Alan literally took almost all day with me to make sure everything was the best it could be. He went out of his way which is something that 99% of the people do not do in my experience. I say its no wonder he is one of the top photographers around. Thank you Alan.
"Alan is an incredible photographer. I wanted to take some new, professionals headshots, that can take my acting career to the next level, and Alan took some amazing photos and I am very satisfied with his work. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for some really, great headshots."
I knew that I made the right decision the first moment I met Alan. Not only did I have a wonderful photographer, but I made a great friend too. Alan makes you feel comfortable and most important have fun! My first set of head shots are gorgeous!
This has been such an amazing experience. Alan has an incredible team working with him – Caroline, Rita, Emma and Tammy – Thank you girls so much for everything! Alan you're the Best!!! Hats off to you!!!"
Alan Weissman is a breath of fresh air . . . he’s fun and able to be in-the-moment. After looking at my initial test shots and seeing they were of PERFECT photographic quality (and by that I mean the lighting, coloring and angles) I knew I could relax, have fun and not concern myself with the quality of his work. Because Alan is able to grasp the comfort level of his clients, by the 200th shot — right when I began to feel myself wilt away behind the hot lights — Alan was able to perk me up with his sense of humor and quiet sense of professionalism. This is the first week I’ve been using these new headshots and I’ve already booked two jobs!
I cannot thank you enough for the amazing headshots!
I will neverforget the moment I showed my mother and she was so pleased to see how well they turned out. I am so proud of them and I tell everyone about the wonderful experience I had during the shoot. You were able to capture an honest connection with me all while keeping me relaxed and at ease.
Thanks for all of the laughs! I will keep you updated on what happens in my career.
"I just got my headshots done with Alan Weissman - well first off - his quirky personality and off-beat sense of humor puts you at ease immediately. I am so happy with my photographs. He captured expressoins and moments and got a spark of my personality in print. That is priceless. Alan is someone you can trust to do a great job!"
"Alan is the BEST!!!! Professionalism and courtesy is a small portion of all that Alan has to offer to his clients."
"My step cousin came all the way from NY and needed to get a head-shot for becoming a new actor in Hollywood. Fortunately, I have a actress friend who has been in film business for quite sometimes. She has referred to Alan as the photographer. We got on the phone with Alan and has given us an easy instruction what he needs for the head-shot and arranged an appointment. I have seen what Alan can do from my friends head-shot and from his website which made us feel comfortable. He made my cousin feel relax during the photo shoot which I had to laugh through out the time. The result came out great then we have expected and my cousin was over whelmed.
If you are hesitated to find a photographer, contact Alan Weissman. You can't go wrong with the man. I'm definately going to refer all of my actor friends to him.
His house warming studio rocks!"
Alan was wonderful to work with during my photograph session and the results were just what I had hoped for! The photos he took will grace my personal website and blog, as well as be used for numerous promotional purposes regarding my leadership of our 31 year old national organization.
Alan is an amazing photographer who crafts you to perfection with light! I've seen the works of many around the world, yet no one beats the way Alan creates headshots. Have a look at his website and compare them to others, and you will see what I mean! Also, when Alan is shooting for you, he is patient and takes the necessary time (however long it may take) to capture your personality, your essence in the photograph. He takes no short cuts... he even experiments with new ideas if he suddenly thinks that might bring out a new, interesting side to you. A funny, intelligent person to work with, you will enjoy a day of taking your headshots, and will love the results Alan has created for you at the end of the day.
I took my 15 year old son for his first head shots to Alan Weissman. I had no idea what to expect. Alan immediately put my son at ease and got some fantastic photos. His professionalism and experience were apparent. He made it fun and I wouldn't recommend any other photographer for head shots. Absolute pleasure.
"I just got the first glimpse of my headshots, and all I can say is WOW. Alan did the most amazing job. From color, to posing, to background, to lighting, he made all the right choices. Alan was so fun to work with, he made me feel comfortable and relaxed, which was exactly what we needed for the shots. I'm now in the enviable position of having to choose just a few of several amazing shots to use as my headshots. If you want a gifted photographer, then Alan is your guy."
"Alan is a really amazing photographer. I love my headshots. He and his team do great together, beautiful space and very welcoming he has the cutest dog too.
I'll begin by saying my hunt for headshot photographers went on for quite a while until I made a decision on who to go with. The minute I stumbled upon Alan Weissman Studio I knew it was the right place for me. I initially spoke with Morgan who is his assistant and was extremely sweet and informative. Then she proceeded to ask me if I'd like to speak with Alan himself to answer any further questions I may have, I said yes of course. Alan was so so personable, got to know me and joked with me while on the phone to get a feel of my personality. He uses this during your shoot to bring out personality on camera. I instantly had a great connection and felt so comfortable.
My Headshots turned out amazing and he walks you through each step from beginning to end. Meaning Headshots, retouching, and where to print. His make up artist Rita was also outstanding. She brought the best out in me while still making me look naturally beautiful. The entire experience and energy at his studio was the best and I feel so lucky to have found him.
Thank you so much Alan, Morgan, and Rita.
"Alan was terrific to work with and made getting great headshots fun and easy. He goes above and beyond to make sure you look your best in each photo while his humor and care put you at ease and allow you to effortlessly be yourself in front of the camera. I can't recommend him enough!"
I had the pleasure of working with the great Alan Weissman and his lovely assistant Madeline. Madeline helped make all the arrangements to accommodate my schedule and is quite possibly one of the nicest people I've ever met. When I arrived I was greeted by a magnificent home tucked away in the hills of Los Angeles. Alan's use of his studio and home space for pictures is nothing short of brilliant. He created a relaxing environment that was easy to work in. His eye for detail and creating a natural look surpassed my expectations. I will definitely be returning anytime I need any photos of any kind taken. Do yourself a favor, get your picture taken here.
Best shots I have ever taken. He really got me, and the whole process was effortless. Alan knows how to put people at ease, and his enormous home studio space was beautiful, comfortable, and relaxing. The makeup artist I got through him was excellent as well. And great customer service! His assistant Shoushan deserves a shout-out too.
Alan is honest and real, and strives to not just take a “pretty” photo, but to capture YOU. Anyone can take a “nice” photo and provide you with a “nice” headshot, but to bring real LIFE to a still photo-This is an art form. What I strive to achieve as an actress, as an artist in my own right, Alan achieves in his. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why I was so drawn to him from the start.
During the shoot, Alan was patient, diligent, thoughtful, attentive, audacious, fun, and exciting to work with! A wonderful human being!! And I cannot go without mentioning his sidekick Lafite- who happily came to sit on my feet to calm my nerves and steal Alan’s limelight at every opportunity. (His sidekick happens to be incredibly adorable and of the four-legged variety!)
I was simply beaming when I stepped out of the studio, and was overjoyed when I received my photographs!
I had a fantastic headshot session with Alan. This was my first time getting professional shots and I am happy with my final product. He took so much time to get the perfect lighting and made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera.
He also taught me which poses and angles accentuate my look which was extremely helpful. I highly recommend him!
What a great experience! I am new in the acting industry and I chose Alan to do my headshots. He definitely went above and beyond in terms of making me feel comfortable throughout the session which is very important. He put in a lot of effort to make sure he captured the best pictures and the pictures came out perfectly! When I need to get updated headshots Alan will definitely be who I choose again!
Alan is fantastic photographer, he put his soul in the photoshoot to achieve perfect picture. He is really passionate about what he is doing and open to experiments and spending longer hours to get the best of the best. He's team is also very helpful, make you feel relaxed and comfortable.
Don't waist your money on other cheaper photographers like I did before, go straight to Alan and you'll not gonna regret.
What a nice experience to have a photoshoot with Alan!
My teenager son needed new head shots and a friend in the industry gave me his contact. This has been so far the best photographer we have gone to. He is very knowledgeable, professional, perfectionist and warm person. We just loved him! I can't agree more with what all the reviews said about him and his team.
Let me first start off by saying that I am extremely shy to be in front of a camera, but from the moment I walked in the door, Alan and his team were incredibly welcome, friendly and silly. Alan began by just having a natural conversation with me and talking about how the day would go. He was patient, professional and engaging the entire time and had me laughing constantly.
He strives to find the best light and expressions that showcase you and your own style and he doesn't stop shooting until you both are happy. I am ridiculously appreciative of Alan and his team Ashley and Jeffery (the makeup artist I had). They made me feel confident and beautiful the whole time and I could tell they genuinely cared. Thank you all so very much!! It was a pleasure working with you all.
Alan is a well seasoned and intuitive photographer. Our photo shoot was a true collaboration.
I was searching the internet for headshot photographers and the quality of light in Alan's work is what captured me.
It's rare to find people in any industry with the ability to exude a genuine character, a kind manner and a listening ear. With Alan, such attributes are met along with a rich history within his craft, a desire to know people, and his command of the camera. It was my first photo shoot for headshots and a memorable way to kick off my acting career with the proper resource.
I wish I could give this 100 stars.
Never in my life could I have imagined the incredible product produced by Alan Weissman (photographer) and Stephen Dimmick (hair/makeup). I walked in truly not knowing what to expect because I had actually already had a "professional photo" taken that I was not happy with. I guess this was my final try.
I AM SO HAPPY I GAVE THIS A TRY!! The photos turned out 1000x better than my expectation.
Alan and Stephen were very professional, very fun and kind as well as funny. I walked in feeling a bit nervous but with some coffee and some chatting, I immediately felt comfortable with both of them. I felt like they were both on my team--trying to get the best photo possible! Not once did I feel rushed or uncomfortable!
The photo shoot is done in Alan's beautiful home--he has an assistant, who was sweet. He has a whole room set up as a studio with all the lighting made to be perfect!
I highly recommend the makeup and hair artist Stephen too because he made my skin look so beautiful and fresh and he even did several makeup touch ups during the shoot! He was constantly jumping in to fix my clothing just so or to move my hair to make it perfect.
Alan took his time during the shoot, he made me feel special and as though I was inspiring him--he is a true and genuine artist, you can tell he loves his work. He gave me the perfect amount of direction: turn your head this way or tilt your head that way. His attention to detail was amazing!
After the shoot, I called my mom and she told me she could hear the confidence exuding from my voice! I told her that I thought the whole experience was worth 4x more than it costed me...
How much would you pay for the PERFECT shot?
P.S - I was getting a professional shot for application to residency from medical school and I highly recommend this for the ERAS application. The final shots that Alan got just scream "I am intelligent, confident, and you WANT to hire me." This was exactly what I wanted and exactly what I got. I will be recommending Alan to all of my medical school friends.
I chose Alan because his reviews were strong, and he was near our office. I had no idea how the experience would unfold. Needing about 10 different employees to have headshots, I wasn't sure that I should step up to a professional level photographer for business pictures. I mean when you see the 'A list' celebrities he deals with, wow. But when I reviewed the pricing, it was reasonable. And thinking this was something I wouldn't do often, I thought it made sense to do it right, and pick someone that looked like a real pro.
It couldn't have gone better. From the highly professional treatment that his staff sets the tone with when you first call in, to meeting Alan and going through the process, I can't imagine a better experience. And the results are more than we'd hoped for. These days, with digital media being as important as it is for all kinds of businesses, you have to do something that sets you apart. For us, this was it. Simply put, choose Alan and you'll be thrilled you did.
Alan was Fantastic! He was so easy to speak with and made my daughter and I comfortable from the moment we walked through the door. He's the kind of guy that you just love hanging out with and THEN...you see the photos he's taking and... WOW - he truly has a gift!! We also had the most amazing makeup artist in Stephen, not only is he incredibly talented, but also a light filled human being - we LOVED him!
We've been to multiple photographers over the years and couldn't be more excited to have found Alan. Can't wait to show her agent and manager these amazing photos - the worst part is going to be deciding which one to choose!!
Alan was awesome! Did a fantastic job, never once did I feel tense or under pressure. I felt as if we had been friends for along time. Laughing and joking around. Talking to me about who I am. Actually trying to get to know me. Who cares about me? Normally it's just about businesses get the best shot and move on your just a number. Not with Alan. He has a high passion and love for what he does. I couldn't have wished for a better experience. Words don't express the quality of his work. He captures the real you, from the inside. He is hands down one of the best in the industry. You can't find too many people that have pride for what they do anymore. His staff as well are great. Very knowledgeable and helpful in every way. Thanks again for the great experience!! I highly recommend Alan Weissman.
"These photos turned out incredible. Alan is a very kind man, who made me feel beyond comfortable during the shoot. Furthermore his dogs are adorable and polite."
Thanks for the great shoot today Alan. Love how you and your team made me feel so comfortable. And loved that you took your time to direct me to get the right shot. I received more than I paid for. I cannot believe he used the lighting off of the bbq! The photos turned out amazing.
This place is absolutely essential for any serious actor in Los Angeles. I was very lucky to find him on google. Best headshot I've ever had. Alan and his interns Tonya and Owen are are really helpful and make a great friendly environment to work in. I will be back again in the future for sure! Look no further for serious headshots! This is the spot!
Alan is absolutely AMAZING. I've done a lot of research and saw many potential photographers to book for new headshots but the moment I saw Alan's website and his work, I knew I had to book him. BEST DECISION I'VE EVER MADE. Alan will treat you like a friend he had known for years so if you're someone like me who can be a bit shy at first, I promise you you're in good hands. He's also really fun to work with, very collaborative and very supportive. I told him I've had headshot troubles in the past so I developed this insecurity that I'll probably never gonna have a good headshot. But he reassured me that that's not true and he really helped me bring out the best of me. We got a TON of great photos to choose from! :) Alan is simply the best and the greatest.
I have never liked having my picture taken. I don't think I photograph particularly well and it's not something I look forward to. Honestly, I'd rather go to the dentist's office than have my picture taken. But Alan's detail oriented approach as well as patience and experience in trying to get a natural reaction definitely produced the best photograph I've ever had taken of me. Whether you're an actor or not, I'd strongly encourage you to spend the extra money on Alan. I highly doubt you'll regret your choice.
Alan is the real thing!
These days anyone who owns a camera thinks they can call themselves a photographer, but photography is an art that not only requires a good eye and technological knowledge, but most of all it requires a talent for capturing the essence of the subject. Alan's true talent is lighting. He is a true master! If you want your headshot to rise to the top of the pile Alan will deliver!
Working with Alan was such a great experience! I've always struggled to get great headshots because it's not easy for me to get out of my shell. Alan and his assistant are both very genuine people who made me feel comfortable and Alan was so goofy I didn't feel awkward just standing there getting my picture taken. They also lit me differently for all three of my looks and went above and beyond to get me shots which would really bring out my personality. Then afterwards, they made sure my retouches were just right before they gave them to me for approval.
Alan and his assistant were incredible! His decades of experience was immediately apparent. I felt comfortable and at ease at his studio. I would highly recommended him to the beginner or celebrity. His pricing is beyond reasonable for the experience he presents. He was a pleasure to work with and the next time I need to update my headshots I'll come running back! Thank you Alan!
Alan is the best photographer to work with. He has an amazing personality that instantly makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. I have gone to a few photographers in the past for head shots, but no one can compare to Alan. I instantly felt welcomed, as he was one of the most open and personable photographers I have ever worked with. I felt like myself in front of the camera, as we were constantly interacting during the shoot. I was able to pull of multiple expressions confidently, and he made sure we got the desired photos. I constantly had a smile on my face, and my happiness genuinely showed in the photos. Everything was so organized and professional, yet super fun. I was extremely pleased with the outcome, and I am so happy I got to meet such a wonderful photographer, who is very talented and passionate about his work. I 100% recommend working with Alan if you need head shots, you definitely won't go home disappointed!! :)
OUTSTANDING! Alan is one of the best photographers in town. He takes his time to capture one's essence. He is excellent in bringing out one's personality in the photograph. He really knows how to light his subjects. He is highly respected and recommended by many in Hollywood. People know his work!
Alan Weissman is by far the most professional, knowledgeable, charismatic Photographer I've ever shot with. The studio has an extremely comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Mix that with Alan's humor and direction and your bound to have nothing short of an amazing experience. Thank you Alan Weissman photography!
Alan really knows how to capture the true essence of his clients. He is patient and works with you to bring out your natural features. You will feel comfortable and at ease with Alan from the very start. I would recommend Alan to anyone, I was so impressed by the quality of his work and I left a very happy customer. I am looking forward to working with him again!
"Alan is incredibly skilled and goes above and beyond for his clients. Love my new headshots! Also, he has a delightful personality and it was a pleasure shooting with him."
"Alan was Fantastic! He clearly loves what he does and it shows in the beautiful photos he creates. If you're considering him, you won't go wrong. Stephen was also the most amazing makeup artist! Can't wait to show the agent and manager these amazing photos - the worst part is going to be deciding which one to choose!!"