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.

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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."

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Katie McCabe

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.

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Azucena De La Fuente

Alan, A stands for amazing person and amazing photographer, L for lively, loving and luminous,A stands for amusing and awesome and N stands for nifty. Thank you so much for catching my essence. You are so caring. I love these headshots. I am sure they will bring me a lot of work. Cheers! Azucena De La Fuente

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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!

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Jack Yates

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Alan. He made me extremely comfortable throughout the entire process and his professionalism is unmatched. I highly recommend him and look forward to getting my head shots updated with his studio in the future.”

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Robin Harvey

"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!!!"

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Owen Emerson

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.

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Katharine McEwan

Dear Alan,

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.

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Seth Meriwether

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.

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Nancy Van Iderstine

Can’t wait to face the challenge of choosing which shots to put out there from today’s shoot. It was clear from the very first test click that Alan has earned his reputation as an experienced, gifted photographer. I would also highly recommend Rita, a makeup artist with whom Alan has worked for a long time. Both professionals have worked extensively with some of Hollywood’s most prominent stars. There’s a reason for that — they’re that good. But the prices are VERY reasonable. Although I had heard nothing but good things from friends who have shot with Alan, I was pleasantly surprised, anyway. I found my photographer. And I’m not letting him go!

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Marina Anderson

"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"

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Andrew Scott

Alan was really great with me. I had been expecting someone who would be really great at taking photos but who would not be willing to spend the time with me. Instead, he and I worked together making sure that the photos were what both HE and I wanted. He was insistent on doing the best he could, and even threw in a couple tips on how to deal with Agents and Managers when they look at your headshots. He was the best, I am so happy I got my headshots done by him.

Thank you again Alan!

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Melissa Joi

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!

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Linda and Viveka

We cannot thank you enough for devoting your time, incredible expertise, generosity, and good humor to our head-shots and ‘scene’ photos. We had an amazing day watching you create the magic you make so well, enjoying your beautiful surroundings, and experiencing the synergy we all had working together as a team. Lulu was an excellent assistant, and we enjoyed meeting Rita and Natalie too. They were a great help. The shots came out great! They will really help us put our best faces forward for our business. We feel really lucky to have photos with the Alan Weissman signature of a true artist. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Jack-Henry Day

"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!"

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Lucy Lawless

You’re the greatest! And that is true. Thank you, Alan and Caroline for your big help and beautiful work!

I was thrilled with what Alan did. He’s crazy but a genius! He made me look fantastic even at the end of a trying week.

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Bryn Abbott

Alan,

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!

Much love.

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

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Zach Criswell

"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."

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Teremy Jackson

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!

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Eric Cummings

"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."

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Connor Muhl

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.

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Aaron Wilson

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.

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Diane Sodosky

"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...."

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Billy Demota

"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!"

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Kevin McDonald

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.

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Kimberly Carter

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.

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Ri Versteegh

Alan,

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.

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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."

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Laura Love

Dear Alan,

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!!!

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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%."

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Victor Velloso

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.

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Mimi Baranova

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.

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John Cox

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.

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Bob Picardo

"It’s such a pleasure to sit for you- and I usually hate getting pictures done."

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Sean Dube

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!

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Bryan Peterson

"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!"

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Ryan Lockett

"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"

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Chris Spellman

"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."

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Tara Hodge

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!

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Donna D'Errico

"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!"

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Ryan Shanahan

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

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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".

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Conor Burke

"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."

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Teri Craft

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!

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Ryan Larsen

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!!!!

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Rohit Mukul

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.

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Morgan Galavan

"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."

You Rock,

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.

You Rock,

Morgan Galavan"

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Dixie Herrera

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.

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Michelle Flores

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!

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Anastasiia Kyryliuk

"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!"

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Harven Danellion

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!

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Ada C.

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.

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Odalys P.

"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."

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Ahmed H.

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!

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Mavil G.

"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!"

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Karen R.

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.

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Anthony A.

"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..."

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John C.

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.

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Marie S.

Alan is so much fun to work with, he’s very warm and open. He was prepared when I arrived, so he was focused on getting to know me and getting the best expressions during the shoot. I’m very happy with my photos – the turnaround was quick and everything went smoothly. And he now knows all the verses to “Chantilly Lace”!

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Alan S.

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.

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Hattie Bryant

This is the fourth time over a twelve-year span of time that I have come to Alan for a headshot. Each time he has captured the moment to give me what I need to promote a television show I was producing, my public speaking and now my new book, I’ll Have It My Way. If you choose Alan you will not be disappointed.

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Glorinda Marie

Thank you for making me feel so comfortable and for coaxing me to bring out the best. Thanks to Morgan and Emma [assistant & makeup artist] for their contributions as well. It was a sheer delight to meet you all!!!

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Meday R.

The photo shoot was a nice experience for me and Meday. We are very grateful for your services and we are looking forward to seeing the end results.

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Noush

"Alan, You were great at putting me in a relaxed state of mind and letting me be me. Coming from a model background, it was always hard for me to do headshots where true emmotion could come across. With Alan, I finally have pictures that look like me, that are me – he made me realize we spend so much time trying to be someone else when it is so much easier and effortless being yourself!"

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Charles White

Alan, Thank you!! For your patience and professionalism. I really enjoyed the session and you perceptiveness is refreshing. Excited about working with you more in the future and having you as a friend.

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Kerby T. Alvy, Ph.D.

“Alan was wonderful to work with during my photograph sesssion 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.”

Andrea

Dear Alan, Light years later I have finally made a choice from all the wonderful pictures you took. Thank you so much for your patience, your generosity with your time, and your perfectionism. You and Rita made me feel at home in the studio; and I look forward to return visits. You have an extraordinary gift. I wish you all sucess in the world. Warmest Regards, Andrea ( la tua guida in Italia!)

Monica Bourne

Thanks so much for making my first experience the best. When I saved money to get the best picture I ever saw of myself, I made no mistake by having you bring that dream to real life. You made a very scary experience fun, easy and self-motivating. Thanks so much and I can’t wait to work with you again!

Dean Goodman

You are a genuine artist! In all the years during which I’ve sat for photo sessions, and that goes back to the Hollywood of the 40’s, I’ve never experienced a man behind the camera who took more time and care with his work, who came up with creative ideas yet politely solicited some of my own suggestions, and who made me feel more relaxed and comfortable during the shoot. The proofs are wonderful. I can’t tell you how hard it has been to make selections; you’ve captured so many shadings and subtle moods in these photos! My commercial and industrial agent here in San Francisco is delighted with your work too. Everyone in her office ooohed and aahhed over your exquisite lighting!Thanks so much, Alan. It was a pleasure meeting you and your staff, and it was a picnic sitting for you.

Ethan Phillips

Alan! I am very very happy with the headshots you took. After 35 years in the business of acting, I’ve had many photos taken, but your’s are the best, hands down. They are absolutely stunning, and completely capture who I am. Thank you so much!

Alina Kaufman

Alan, you are the nicest person that I met in LA. On top of this you are an amazing artist. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. My pictures are amazing. One of the casting directors in your intro video said that you could see actor’s soul through your pictures. I just got my pictures today and they are the most honest and beautiful pictures I have ever had. Thank you. By the way your dog is amazing too, the smartest dog I ever came across. You and him both have such a positive energy, which made my shoot relaxing and so much fun. It is always a pleasure to meet a true artist. I am so lucky that I met you.

Leisha Fox

Hi Alan i am back in the u.k now and i just want to say thank you so much for producing the best photograph i have ever seen of myself, the lighting in it is fantastic and its glows in any light. I had the best time of my life at the shoot you are truely one of the most talented people i have ever met and were the best person to meet out in L.A i will be using this head shot for a long time thanks again

Susan Hulbert

Thanks Alan for making me so relaxed and comfortable during my photo shoot. You allowed me to be involved in the whole experience, and you took your time to make sure you were get the best lighting, setting, and the best environment for me. It felt very personable. Thanks again and I love my head shots!

Anya Ruoss

Thank you, Alan, for making my headshot session such a wonderful and positive experience! You made me feel so at ease and I had so much fun throughout! I laughed and had a great time, and I got fantastic headshots as well!! I love how you used lighting and how you set up each shot based on the look we were going for. You are a true professional, so talented and kind, and I am so glad we met!!! Best wishes, Anya

Jennifer

You did such a wonderful job on my headshots! I absolutely love them!! And I was so relaxed and had so much fun while shooting!! Thank you so very much!!

Viet Hoang

Alan: Thank you for creating such a comfortable atmosphere during my headshot session. The whole experience, from having make-up done with Meghan, photographing three “looks” with you, and hanging out with your dog Lafite in between shots, was fun. I love my headshots — you did an excellent job of capturing my personality. I know it was five years between my first and second sessions with you, but next time, I will be returning much sooner. Thank you for truly caring about your clients and your work.

Nikki Pope

Hey Alan! its nikki, i just wanted to say thankyou so much for the shoot the other day and being able to fit me in before i went back to england! i am so impressed with the pictures, they look amazing! im so excited! ill call you soon…thankyou again nikki x x

Jennifer Amy

Alan, I can’t thank you enough for the incredible pictures you took of me. You are brilliant at bringing out the best in everyone you shoot. You have this gift of putting me at ease and making the shoot effortless. I had no idea I could be photographed so well! You are now my official photographer. I will never go to anyone else. You are the best Thanks so much

Joseph Mancuso

Alan- You taught me how to take the best photographs of my life. There is no question that I will be recommending everyone to you. Thanks always,

Ericanicole Leathers

Hey Alan!! You did my photos back in early march and I am sooo pleased with them. I am due however for more updated pictures and want you as my photographer!! You are the best that I have ever worked with!! We will be in touch!!

Sarah Padilla

Dear Alan, Thank you so much for doing my headshots. It was a lot of fun. You took so many wonderful pictures of me. I loved all the poses you and Rady made up. It was so exciting and fun getting my headshots done. Thanks again. Love, Sarah (Age 10)

Sarah’s Mom

Dear Alan, Thanks for doing a great job on Sarah’s headshots. The lighting in the pictures is incredible and just shows the creative genius in you. We are so pleased with how they turned out and excited to have such beautiful pictures to go forward in her agent search. You (and Rady) made Sarah feel very special and pampered that the experience alone was worth it. Thank you.

Shintaro Mitsui

Dear Mr.Alan, Thank you so much for doing my headshots. I love my headshots so much! And I also wanna say ‘Thanx’ to my acting teacher Anne DeSalvo who recommended Alan to me. Thank you again

Boce Robinson Mitchell

Dear Alan, For the fist time in my career I have headshots that I am truly proud of. I have no doubt these are going to make a world of difference in the number of auditions I attract. My session was unlike any I have ever experienced before because you took a personal interest in seeing that I got more than what I paid for. Thank you so much.

Stephan Katz

Dear Allan, I can’t tell you how happy I am that I chose you to shoot my first headshots. When I was “shopping” for photographers many people told me of you, “he’s too expensive”, and “He only shoots celebrities, so wait until you have more experience in front of the camera”. Before I even stepped foot in your studio, I called your studio to inquire about shooting with you and was given honest advice and personal attention. I knew Immediately after speaking with your assistant that this is the place I want to work with and have a relationship with. I came into the shoot feeling very nervous, and not knowing what to expect. Once, we started I felt very calm, and had a great time totally leaving my nervousness at home. All throughout the shoot I felt very comfortable and not nervous in the least. Your work speaks for itself. You have an amazing talent, but more importantly your a GOOD HONEST person. You spent so much time with me going over my pictures, and giving me personal attention, that I couldn’t ask for a better “First Photo shoot” experience. Thank you so much for your honesty and humbleness. Sincerely, Stephen Katz PS. Every time I call to set up an appointment with you and speak with Caroline, she is so pleasant and sweet! A real positive asset to your studio!!

Kelsey Glasser

Alan, Thank you so much for the wonderful experience and GORGEOUS photos!! You have such a talent for making people feel completely comfortable right away, and getting right down to the “true” them on camera. I had so much fun working with you! Give Lafitte a hug for me Thanks again, Kelsey

Bryce Wylie

VERY REPUTABLE…I’ve been researching photographers for years and Alan Weissman has a very good reputation with the local population and the celebrities!! I’ll make sure that I get my celebrity headshots taken through Alan Weissman Photography!

Tony Voci

Here’s the deal. I’ve shot twice with Alan. The first time in May 2001 and again in December 2006. Film the first time and digital the second. Both shoots yielded spectacular results – and I was highly skeptical about the digital shoot beause I loathe digital photographs. Let’s face it. Every wannabe photographer in Hollywood has a digital camera.

Alan is a professional. He lights the subject. He tests the subject and the lighting before the shoot starts. Even as a layman I know it’s more important to light the subject and test the subject more than the camera or medium being used. That’s where you get your moneys worth with Alan. He takes the time to test the shoot with either a professional film polaroid camera or in the digital shoot, he projects the digital results onto his monitor. Here is what’s important to the paying customer regarding the test shots. You see the results of the test right before your eyes which allays fear and anxiety. Fear and anxiety can be deadly to anyones confidence in a fairly expensive photo shoot. I’m not a celebrity so shooting with Alan was not cheap for me, but in weighing the less expensive “cost” to shoot with an amateur photographer would cost me thousands of dollars in “opportunity lost” when my mediocre headshot goes across the casting directors desk right into the trashcan. Don’t waste your time. Spend the money. Be ready. Be professional. Work through the process with Alan. You couldn’t be in better hands.

Simone White

I’m California Dreamin…you are my first stop when I get there! Your work is amazing!

Christine Hernandez

Dear Alan, I wanted to thank you, Rita and Caroline for helping me get the best head shots ever! I really appreciate what you guys have done for me

Noush Skaugen

Hey Alan You were great at putting me in a relaxed state of mind and letting me be me. Coming from a model background, it was always hard for me to do headshots where true emmotion could come across. With Alan, I finally have pictures that look like me, that are me – he made me realise we spend so much time trying to be someone else when it is so much easier and effortless being yourself! Thanks Noush

Veronica Small

"Alan does to photography what Picasso has done for art. Heaven must truly be missing a photographer. THANK YOU…so very much! Much LOVE to you, Caroline and LeFeat. V."

Savvy Brown

I will never go to anyone else. Alan is completely amazing! Elizabeth is truly an artist & Caroline is sweet & so helpful. I had difficulty choosing just 2 shots there were so many good ones & that was BEFORE touch ups. Also Tami is the best.

Nina Elizabeth Green

Dear Alan, thank you so much for giving me the best headshots ever ! You made me feel so comfortable, and it really shows in the pictures – a true proffessional ! I had so much fun, and I really appreciate you giving me such a great experience I’ll be back for my next headshots – that’s for sure ! Thanks again – Nina xxoo

Martin Clark

I’ve been a working actor in theatre, feature films and TV since age 12 and I’m in my 48th year as a working actor. The point is: I must have been through at least as many photographers as I have years and I have not had as pleasant an experience as I had being photographed by Alan Weissman! ( I regard having photos taken akin to having teeth pulled. ) It was really fun and I didn’t want to leave! But it’s results that count! I was 100% pleased with the outcome. We did a wide variety of shots and the transition of one to another was painless. I was able to instantly see the results which helped to inspire both of us for new ideas. Alan does so much with lighting, he created the moods we wanted to portray and I had to do virtually nothing. It’s no wonder he has photographed so many celebrities.

Jill Williams

Hi Allan, how are things? Can you believe my website is finished? I’m really happy with it. Thank you so much for introducing me to Sarah…she’s great!! And so are you!!!! I wanted you to know that I’ve gotten comments and compliments on your work from everyone I’ve sent it to. EVERYONE SAYS HOW GREAT THE PHOTOGRAPHY IS!! I thought you should know that. I’ll be in touch for the next shoot…Love & peace

Tara Clark

Alan, I love my pictures. Thank you so much for your inspiration, patience and talent.

I trusted your intuition and I’m glad I did.

Give Lafitte a big hug for me.

Klair Cristiani

Alan, I want to say thank you again for the work you did with me the other day. I’ve had some time to look over the photos and I was very happy with them. I also did take a minute to look through your photos of China. They were really reminiscent of home. I think you captured alot of the authentic feel of China. Thanks, Klair

Jennifer Bradner

I have been looking at your photos, as well as other photographers, for weeks and I have got to say, you blow them all away. I just absolutely love them.

Annette Langdon

Alan, I just had to thank you again for the FABULOUS picutures! The first picuture I sent out got me a commercial. Thanks again,

Vivan Hoas

Dear Alan and Caroline, and Rex and cute puddle LaFite Thank you for the most wonderful pictures that has ever been taking of me!!!!!! Alan, you made me look very beatutiful….I love you I am so sorry I have been pressing this matter, I think the headshots were delayed in customs, I saw that the package had been opened. I hope you still love me after all my fuss about getting my pictures? Whenever I visit LA again I will need some friends to say hello to, so I hope all four of you will be my friends, besides I have not gotten to meet handsome Rex and cute LaFite yet! Merry Christmas, you really made this Christmas special to me!!! Love Vivan PS. I cannot wait until my mother see my pictures, she will be so proud, you know mothers…

Vivan Hoas

Johnny Young

When I first walked in to Alans office I was a bit nervous because I had pretty bad experiences with photographers in the past and didnt know what to expect. As soon as I entered I was greeted by a very friendly receptionist who showed me Alans work and talked me over how Alan approached each person when he shot. Shortly then after Alan walked in and greeted me with a smile and broke quickly broke the ice with a few jokes which then made me much more comfortable. We then got started right away. The great thing about the shoot was that he actually shot a test shot so that he could not only test the lighting but show you what to expect from his shoot. So when we got into the actually shooting I chose a CD out his collection that I liked and we started. It was like sitting at cafe talking to an old friend, we just talked and talked and during the conversations he would shoot, make you laugh shoot and etc. He likes to make you feel real comfortable so that he can capture that real natural look about each individual. In the past some photographers acutally told me to smile certain ways and do things that really felt unnatural, but with Alan it was a completely different experience. Thanks again Alan Johnny Young

Hermine Ri Versteegh

Hi Caroline, Rex and Alan, I am excited that my picture might be on the homepage, I am an actor, naturally it excits me, right? 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 niether lighting or colors it was obvious to me that he did when I saw the pictuures 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 adn joked around while he took some of the best shots Ihave seen of myself. It is really true. I had a great time. and I felt so secure.

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Cheri

Mr Weissman, I am an Abstract artist in Ohio, I stumbled on your extrodianry work by accident. I was amazed……… I don’t watch television, so….I have never heard of you until today. Truly, your photo’s speak. I’ve never seen anything like it. I just had to contact you. Unbelieveable work…

Best Regards, Cheri

Christopher

Alan, I wanted to thank you for placing me on your website, comp cards, backstage west, etc… VERY kind and thoughtful of you. What goes around comes around. I will do whatever I can to spread the good word about your photography. I pimped you all day! Thanks for sharing that with me. People will soon realize that $50 bucks for a throw-away photographer isn’t worth it and that they should be with a professional!!! I’ll see you soon for some more stuff with the photos. Did you think you would get rid of me that easy!!! Remember, I am your favorite “pain in the ass”!!! -Christopher

Jill Isaacs

I’ve just finished reviewing the digital photos you shot of my husband, Danny Collins. There are so many good ones I’m actually having trouble selecting my favorites. You’ve done a marvelous job of capturing his personality. He looks relaxed, amused, even as if he’s having a good time. Thanks again,

Jill Isaacs screen writer

Cindy Kurtz

Hi Alan! I haven’t spoken to you in ages, but you’ve taken by far the best shots of me – hands down. (-: I live in New York now. I was wondering if you are ever in New York shooting as I’d like to upgrade my headshots.

Richard Setlowe

An author’s book jacket photo ideally ought to communicate that a great deal is happening behind the cover–adventure, romance, mystery, sex, wit. According to my editors, Alan’s photo of me conveyed four out of five. –Richard Setlowe, author of The Black Sea, The Sexual Occupation of Japan

Jordan Daum

Hey Alan!! The shots turned out great I’ve just started using them and getting a great amount of work already! I promise not to go to anyone else! Keep in touch! Jordan

Shannon Dee

After taking photos with Alan, I went from getting 1 – 2 auditions a week self-submitting, to recieving about five a week or more! Alan took great pictures, that I believe really capture who I am, inside and out. Thank you Alan; I can’t wait to work with you again!

Ryan Karr

Alan is a true professional. From the day I went to visit with him (and ended up sitting talking with Caroline for about an hour while Alan was busy doing what it is he does, that’s being a photographer, ya know.) I felt comfortable with him and he has a grand sense of what needs to take place in order for the actor or model to project themselves in the most positive way. To any up and coming talent out there I would suggest they work with Alan and his assistant(s) as they have what it takes. That being said, I’m off…

Sonja Fisher

Thanks Alan. I love my photos! accomplished the two looks I wanted. I can’t wait to send them out. Your a great photographer.

Thanks,

Sonja Fisher

Ashlei Loupe’

Hi Alan, just wanted to say thank you again for taking the best photos ever on me. I have had many headshots taken over the years, but the ones you took was by far the best! You were highly recomended and im so glad that i choose you. You even let me plug my ipod into your computer durng the photo shoot. I will tell everyone i know who needs great headshots about you! Thanks again Alan! youre the best.

James Rustin

Alan is amazing. No wonder he is considered the best. He will not only capture the shot, but a dozen more. It’s almost impossible to choose a headshot because literally everyone is incredible. To add to it he is so much fun to shoot with, and his staff is so warm hearted it is ridiculous. A def must. Thank you Alan! Will def. be using you again.

Richard Pines

Alan was truly amazing, what I mean by this he was patient, I was with him for over three hours and was truly a professional determined to get the right shot, I was pleased and have so many different looks it will be hard to choose from. But make no mistake people, if Alan shoots you and you do your mass mailing, it won’t be the pictures fault no one called, thats how good he is in the fact that the picture is actually talking to you, and he has a great sense of humor, and will make you feel at home.

Beatriz Urzaiz

Alan, I was so happy to work with you… your pictures reflect your personality… you’re great. You made me feel really comfortable ever since the beginning of the session. I couldn’t stop laughing when you were around.

You’re full of creativity, you love your job and it really shows in the results. I love my headshot.

Thank you so much!!!

Leah Marie East

Thank you for a fun! shoot Alan,you truely are wonderful people. I had a wonderful time the photo turned out looking GREAT!. xx leah marie East

Barbara Sirotti

27th March. After an exhausting acting class before auditions, I finally got the box with all my headshots made by Alan. As I opened it… I suddenly realized that all the training classes, theatrical experiences, and acting background…all this “made sense”. That was ME! my essence and my personality.

Alan, you are not only a Celebrity Photographer and a great Professionist, you work with your Heart. And for a passionate Italian actress like me, shooting with you has been such a great, deep, amazing axperience!

Hope to come back soon to L.A. and to keep in touch with U!! Big hug, Barbara

Tene’ Carter Miller

Alan, Thank you so much for your kind heart and generosity! As a result of your insightful photography, I have landed an agent! Thank You so Much and Many Blessings To You!

Maria Tikhonova

Thank you for great photoshoot and for helping me to find my style. It was pleasure and great experience to work with such gifted and hip photographer like you!! I had a very great time while photoshoot, I loved atmosphere, makeup done with Rady, and I fell in love with your dog, je lui embrasse !:) I am astonished by your vision. Thank you very much for your help! Hope to work with you again!! With love

Maria Tikhonova

TJ Rizing Productions Inc

I have had an absolute BALL! Have learned so much and fallen in love with Hollywood! I have definitely decided to move there and pursue my acting career! It was so exciting to meet people so high up in the industry and they have inspired me to believe in my dreams, because it can happen. I have LOVED meeting everyone and have REALLY had a wonderful experience. All in all I loved it! Hollywood was amazing it surpassed all my expectations. The experience was amazing and I made some great friends. We arrived at the airport and were picked up in a huge hummer limo and from a guy whoâ™s never been in a limo before this was truly unbelievable. The next day we were on our way to the Hollywood Hills to take our headshots from Alan Weissman a top Hollywood photographer. TJ was hilarious and also really helpful in everything we done. This company doesnâ™t work with ordinary people they have contacts with top top people. I really enjoyed the photoshoot with Alan Weissman. We got make-up and hair done by the pros, Earl and TJ made us all feel so comfortable, it felt more like a learning and growing experience, rather than work. I felt very well looked after and almost spoiled. I mean the limousine and then the photosession with Alan Weissmann. Iâ™ve been taking loads of pictures in my life, cos back in Austria I was working as a model â“ I had NEVER taken such good pictures!!

Victor Zaragoza

Hey Alan, I hope all is well in your hood? Just wanted to say THANK YOU, for a great job that you do. After 20 years in this business, I always dread the day I have to do a photo shoot! I’m not much into taking photo’s, but for some reason I really enjoyed & felt so good about the shoot yesterday! You actually made me look great to my liking! A great face for radio that I have! Hahahaha! Alan, thank you again for everything & I know that we will be working together real soon. Please keep in touch with me about the project we spoke about. I’m really interested in helping out! Take care. Victor Zaragoza HOT 92.3

Toni Bakal

Dear Alan, Thank you for your enthusiastic participation over the past 20 years. Focus On AIDS appreciates your warm support and passion to spread our message. We must send our honorable thanks for helping us get media coverage of the last event in 2005. A very large portion of the 1,500 attendees came because they viewed the coverage shot at the Farmani Gallery for the Preview Party. We value your contribution to this event and it directly aids our beneficiaries. Due to the generosity and compassion of the photography community, Focus On AIDS established the first of its kind Children’s AIDS Hospital, “Asha Kirana” (Ray of Hope), in Mysore, India. Sincerely, Tony Bakal Focus On AIDS Event Producer

Charisma Cordero

Alan…….MY Alan….. what would it be if I didn’t get an opportunity to know and work with you….you’re amazing…you bring me to life… i’m not going to thank you, because the journey with you will be never-ending…can’t wait for you to take pictures of me and my dance partner Kris (when he gets the day off!!!) till then……

Michael Lagrimas

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. Sincerely, Michael Lagrimas

Lizetta

Hello Alan: I want to thank you for everything. It is difficult to choose I LOVE THEM ALL! I would like to see you tomorrow and decide ok? Have a good night and it’s a pleasure meeting you.

Travis Aaron Wade

Alan I shot with you several years ago and looking back I learned what it was like to be treated like a professional working in the business although I had little credit. Several years later and a few small films under my belt I have realized it all started by working with someone who was so skilled in the art that it inspired me to do the same. Without Wax Travis Aaron Wade

Jeff Marchellettia

Dear Alan, Thank you sooooooooo much for the great headshots! Everyone loves them. The reproduction place even asked me for one for their wall. My manager and agents love them. I just signed with Cavaleri & Assoc for commercials and CED for print, and have a couple potential theatrical agents.. thanks to your shots (not bad for being in LA for 10 weeks.) Thanks again! You’re the best!

Valerie Whitlock

Alan, thank you so much. I love my pictures and disk, WOW!!! Alan, you’re amazing. I enjoyed every minute with you, and I’m super excited about submitting these. I know that the type of work I’ll get called in on is based on the quality of my headshots. I always knew that your shots would open doors for me. I’m so excited and grateful. Again, thank you Alan, for your gifts and talents, your passion, your beautiful creative way. you kick ASS!

Kay Foster

Dear Alan, 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!

Kay Foster

Judi Faye

I had met you (as you might remember) quite a few years ago. I was taken with your warmth and personality. When it came time for me to take pictures this time, I looked you up. Am I glad i did. From the moment i walked through the door, I was greeted with a feeling of this is right.. i looked through your book and was so impressed I booked immediately. This was the most enjoyable session, laughing from the time we started to the time we finished, yet still professional. What a joy to work with you.

Alyson Frank

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 couldnt believe how amazing they looked! i had such a great experience, i recommed Alan to anyone!!!!

Jennifer Still

Hi Alan! My headshots turned out beautifully — best I’ve ever had. Thank you so much and I want to set up another photo shoot soon.

Michael and Gloria Hasler

Thank you, Alan for such beautiful pictures! We enjoyed our special time together with you and La Fitte. You have such a talent for capturing the perfect moment, the perfect look. You are a master of lighting. Thank you for your kind spirit, and your creativity. God Bless!

Stephanie

Thanks for sharing your gifts of photography with connected concierge We love you and look forward to the future partnership! Talk Soon

Sharon Tay, Anchor/KABC NEWS

Alan Weissman’s work is the best I’ve seen, his pictures capture the essence and beauty of the moment and like magic – we find ourselves sharing his experience. His works of China introduces us to a world only few get to see. Although Alan’s work is demonstrative of the incredible talents he possesses – his attitude towards his subjects is equally kind. Working with Alan is a joy, I love his warmth and creativity. When Alan works his magic – I am confident – the shots will be something I’ll be proud of…

Catherine Laine

Thanks Alan for a great day! The best photoshoot i’ve ever had done, such a great atmosphere! Definatly will be venturing across the globe to you again! Send my love to everyone, Dan, the make up artist and your beautiful dog! xx

Natalia Romanova

Dear Alan,

I deeply thank you for the unique experience. Your photos are mirrors of the soul and you are a wizard. You emphasise the nicest sides in person and transform this into a masterpiece.

I thank you.

Samantha Daly

…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!

Samantha Daly

…Thankyou Rady for my beautiful make-up and staying to help out during the day, and thankyou to Caroline for helping me make this happen! (And for being so kind, friendly and patient in answering all my emails!)

Alan, thankyou for my wonderful photos and for such a marvellous experience! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all, and I hope to see you and work with you again one day-Whether it be on my side of the world or yours!

All my love from Australia, Samantha

(p.s. I hope you don’t mind that my message has taken up three guestbook entries! I didn’t realise there was a word limit!)

Sharon Bennamer

Dear Alan,

Recently I have 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 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.

Please give my love to Lafitte!

Luma Alessandra

Hey Alan, how is it going. Just to say thank you soooo much for my beautiful photoshoot. I’ve recommended you to my friends. I was sooo nervous and yes I was hiding from you in the toilet in a panic …but I cant believe how relaxed and good you made me feel that for the first time in my life I was really enjoying and loving a photoshoot. Ure a real star thank u

Lumaxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Samantha Lester

Today I braved the hill and picked up the disc of my pictures. Thank you so much. They came out great. Besides the whole deciding thing, I’m excited to get them printed up and start using them. I just have to tell you that you are one of the most real and authentic people I have ever met out here. You made me feel completely comfortable immediately. I mean come on the first thing you did was bet me a dollar that I would walk out of your house smiling. Of course, the horrible gambler that I am, I agreed to take the bet, and then everyone in your office started to place their bets on the table too. That was when I knew I was a gonner….yep I lost. Thanks for the good times (jamming to Spring Awakening, drinking coffee, playing with Lafitte) and the AMAZING pictures!

Gillian Doyle

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!.

Oliver Morris

Alan!! Thank you so much for the phtotshoot today. It was great getting to see you work especially with me as the subject I dont think the reallity of the situation has hit me yet, but spending the morning with you an TJ at the house was a truely aswesome expereance. The photo’s you took of me will be treasured for a long long time. I hope i get to see or work with you again in the future. I appoligise if i may have come across as a bit quiet or shy but the whole expereance had me a bit dumb-struck! Take care and Thank You So So So Much!!

Parker York Smith

Working with Alan was amazing! We sat and talked for a half an hour before he even took a single photo. He really took time to get to know me and put me at ease. He brings out wonderful emotion by just engaging in conversation. I would recommend him to anyone. I’ve been getting many more auditions since shooting with Alan!

Harmony Hartley

Hi Alan!!!

It’s Harmony! I just want to officially thank you so much for doing my headshots and the beautiful result! They arrived in the mail and across the house I hear my mom screaming and start crying of happiness! The experience itself cannot be described in words! I learned so much and even came out more confident and sure of what I want to do! You are an incredibly nice person and an amazing photographer. I had never really realized how much detail can be put into one shot! I hope you know how much I appreciate the whole experience and privelege it was to work with you. My self confidence was boosted and “FUN” was the base of the entire thing. This may sound cheesy but, when we had arrived back home, all I wanted to do was be back learning more about your work and doing different poses! I honestly just had so much fun! I really hope to see you in the near future and maybe even get to work with you again. Please give your adorable doggy a big hug and kiss for me! Thank you a million more times…

With Love,

Harmony Hartley

Emily Morgan

Thank you for making me look so natural and human. In all my years of acting, no photographer has achieved this.

Assad Raza

Just want to say thank you for the photo shoot last week. You have a real talent that brings the best out in people and it was fantastic to be your subject for the photo shoot. I also remember the story you told us when we arrived at your house about your ambition to become a Photographer. It will stick with me for a person who is determined, driven, has a dream and the courage to follow it can achieve anything. I hope I get to see you again and will treasure both the photos and the experience.

Brian Young

Dear Alan,

Okay! Okay! I’m a Weissman believer now. You’re work is amazing. I like the shots. My agent likes the shots. Let’s hope the world agrees.

Thanks again for the great job.

Sonya Rose

Thank you, Alan, for taking your sweet time. It was a great pleasure shooting with you. I’ve been looking forward to this photoshoot for some time since moving to LA from NYC. I like your honest & richly artistic fun working style. It made me feel Über Talented, alongside your wonderful dog, Lafitte You are truly an artist at heart & I’m really happy with the outcome. I hope to shoot with you again as I’m just getting my feet wet in LA. Have a terrific 2010!

Peace & Blessings,

Anthony Fontana

Alan! I absolutely LOVED working with you! You are an amazing photographer and you really know how to bring the best out in actors. You make the photo session feel like it isn’t even a photo session. I could barely tell we were taking pictures and they came out amazing! You are great and easy to work with and help to relieve any stress that an actor may have when coming to a session. ALL ACTORS should work with Alan! As actors auditions build up so many nerves and a photo session can be bring out even more nerves than auditions and an actor needs to feel relaxed and comfortable when they’re getting headshots taken. You achieve that. I am so grateful for taking headshots with you because a photo is an actors tool and I feel that I know have a great tool that I can use to get me some great auditions. Thanks so much!

Ha Adolfo

Did you know that you have made a HUGE contribution to the basset hounds at Basset Rescue Network (BaRNI)?

I talked to Dawn today about something else. She mentioned that BaRNI got 100% adoption rate from your pictures of the hounds.

They were placed on Petfinder and Facebook!

Of course, I have to run to my computer and send you this email. It’s so awesome.

Thank you. Thank you and thank you and thank you

Adam Joosten

"This is my second time going to you to have my headshots done and I could not be happier. You bring an energy and warmth that makes getting photographed so easy and fun! And also you have the most amazing dog I have ever met. I would recommend having your photo taken by Alan, and I will always go to him whenever I need headshots."

Calo Kidd

I and a friend, who happens to be an Emmy Award winning designer reviewed the photos you just took of me. His comment was…” His work gives me chills”.

My reply was…”I look like a movie star”.

Doesn’t get better than that!

Give Lafitte (I hope I spelled his name right) a hug for me. If not, ask him to forgive me.

Babs

Alan you’re the best!!! I had a great time today and I just love love love my photos. Thank you for everything and I hope we’ll meet again soon

Caroline Louvet

Hi Alan Thank you so much for the amazing pictures you are so sweet and your photos are amazing

this photo session was so much fun thank you so much for everything

Martyn Lee

Hi Alan….Wonderful photoshoot, I can’t wait to do it again sometime, you’re a genius

Elizabeth was great too.

Don’t forget to adopt me and hug Lafayette.

Bye for now, and thank you

Hossein Mardani

Thank you very much for your hospitality and your amazing pictures.I’ll hope to see you soon in LA and my wife really wants to meet you to,so I’ll bring her with me and you’ll love her.

Lance Wesley Ober

Wow…Alan! These new headshots that I got with you will open a lot of doors…you really captured the best part of me with your camera…you are so amazingly easy to work with.

Congrats on the museum work you got…that is cool. When and where?

Available for any shots you may need in the future.

Thank you man.

Lance

Guillermo

Hello everyone. I just wanted to inform you all about Mr. Weissman’s great work.

I recently went to his ‘Studio’ to get my headshots done. His place is incredible; very peaceful, organic, but mainly, very Zen. Lots of plants, quietness, light, but the view.. Beautiful!!

He played music for us (my friend and I), he introduced Lafeet to us (his adorable dog), they did tricks, he was very personal and open. His sense of humor and personality are superb.

I had a great experience.

I believe these are just a few of the reasons he is the BEST photographer.

Keep up the amazing work Alan.

Terry Crawford

Hi Alan.

I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to find images in me that even I didn’t know I wanted to show. Your honesty and intuitiveness find just what needs to shine, and I really appreciate your work. Thanks again, and best wishes

Terri

Stéphanie Hutchinson

"This was my first Photoshoot and I’m so glad I found you. Working with you was so much fun and so professional. I was afraid I wouldn’t have a headshot that I really love, thanks to you I got so many I could use. My favorite shoot was the third look."

Geoff Talbot

I came all the way from New Zealand via London to have my head shots taken by Mr Weissmann… and the truth is I would have travelled twice a far. Alan is down to earth, funny and easy to work with. He takes great cinematic photo’s. I was so impressed with the result. I highly recommend him to anyone.

Lachlan Patterson

"Thank you Alan for the great pictures.

You came highly recommended and now I see why.

My manager represents several working actors and comedians and gave me only one name when I asked where I should get headshots done. And when that guy wouldn’t return my phone calls, I called Alan Weisman. Oh, just kidding relax."

Claudia Blair

Wow!!! You did a fantastic job on my photos. As usual. It was great fun. Thanks, Alan

Andrew Scott

"Alan was really great with me. I had been expecting someone who would be really great at taking photos but who would not be willing to spend the time with me. Instead, he and I worked together making sure that the photos were what both HE and I wanted. He was insistent on doing the best he could, and even threw in a couple tips on how to deal with Agents and Managers when they look at your headshots. He was the best, I am so happy I got my headshots done by him.

Thank you again Alan!"

Jagoda Spoljaric

"Dear Alan,

You’re the greatest! And that is true.

Thank you, Alan and Caroline for your big help and beautiful work!"

Anne DeSalvo

"Every once in a while you come across a photographer who’s able to capture personality in such a unique, intriguing, and totally authentic way. Alan is gifted, never ceasing to create that magic and then some."

Paul Rodriguez

"I was in a conversation with Alan about everything, from cars to girls and the pictures all happened when I wasn’t aware of it. A picture should be like a surprise, you shouldn’t even know it’s being taken. I liked Alanâ™s pictures so much that I even send my mother one shot."

Ri Versteegh

Alan,

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.

Jen Moeller and Paco

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!

Thanks so much,

Tim Goodwin

"Alan, thanks so much for all of my fantastick headshots! You’re the best!"

Deannie Janowitz

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!

Ann Sanders

"Alan’s photography brings out the best in people. He is not only a great photographer, he’s a lot of fun."

Sarah Felice Slotkin

"Alan is not only a wonderful photographer; he is a wonderful person too! He makes you feel comfortable and laughing the whole time. Thank you Alan, Caroline and Rita for everything! Cheers to you all and LeFeat!"

David Gibbons

"This is great work. Nicely presented and a delight to see. Thank you for sharing your passion."

Paula Stout

"Such soulful intimacy! These photos are trully beautiful."

LeeTerri

This is just a note to thank you from my heart for your speccial efforts and super results on the pictures you took of me. You are certainly a “master” in the photography field. Each finished picture looks as if its a painted portrait with a high price tag. I also want to acknowledge your integrity in wanting to “live up” to your reputation. It seems as if every picture is “your child” and important to you. I appreciate who you are and, of course, your talent. If you ever tire as a photographer, you could also be a comedian. You are entertaining! Thank you for “giving” to others, but “taking” a little more for yourself! Respectfully, Admiringly, Lee Terri

Hannah Cowley

Hope you’re well and having a nice summer, it is starting to warm up here in Sydney as well which is great. Alan, I’ve got about four friends who are in dire need of some good acting headshots and wanted to let you know in case you are still considering having a mini-working holiday over here…I think I could easily round up a few more but there are four definites… Anyway, let me know whatyou think. Mark is sending me over the printed photos soon, very excited, you made them look really amazing and I’m going to replace the one that has been in all the casting books etc for the past year…It isn’t even remotely in the same league as yours, and looks positively ghastly in comparison!!! Best wishes, Hannah.

Mike Adams

Alan, Thanks for all the fun and the great headshots too! I think you should open a studio in Santa Cruz.

Jennifer Brandner

I have been looking at your photos, as well as other photographers, for weeks and I have got to say, you blow them all away. I just absolutely love them.

Sarah Slotkin

"Dear Alan 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 youâ™re the Best!!! Hats off to you!!! Cheers, "

Jon Bahnemann

"Alan- I want to thank you for such outstanding headshots! I have been showing them to my friends and family and they are astounded by how well they turned out! I appreciate everything you have done. I was very impressed with my session and I love that fact that you are never done with something until you are personally satisfied with it. I recall that after we were finished shooting my commercial shot, we previewed them on the television and they weren’t as good as we thought. Being the awesome person you are, you deleted them all and decided we should reshoot them!! Not any photographer would be that kind! You are truly a very talented photographer and care about your clients! I would never shoot with anybody else again! Thank you! "

Laura

Alan & Carolyn (sp?), THANK YOU for a wonderful photo session experience yesterday! I can’t wait to come back and look at the proofs (and play with you guys….;) ) You’re the greatest– so talented, full of humor and love of life. Will see you soon. Warmly, Laura (aka: #1 Fan of Alan Weissman Photography and All People and Animals Involved in Studio Affairs)

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Susan Gainer

“Alan Weissman”is the only modern photographer that has captured the lost art of the 1940’s pictures. The 1940″s was truley an era of beauty, sophistication and an honest expression of glamour. This lost art needs to be re-introduced to today’s society and Alans work is doing just that. Susan Gainer EMAP USA publishers/Peterson’s Photographic

Mary Carty

"Alan, I am a photographer getting back into the business and stumbled across your Web site while researching up-to-date head shot styles for an assignment tomorrow. Your work is exquisite and client list impressive! Congrats to you for sharing your exceptional gift of photography. "

Jon Simon

Thanks again for the great shoot yesterday! “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.” Jon

Rya Meyers

This was my first time taking headshots, and I didn’t really know what to do or what to expect. Alan told me that we would just have a conversation and he would take pictures while we chatted. I didn’t like the first pictures that were taken, and Alan shot way more pictures than he normally does to make sure I would leave with something I liked. I ended up with some shots that I love! Thanks Alan!

Jeffrey Michael Scott

Dear Alan,

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.

Don Donnelley

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!

Deron Shirley

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.

Sophie Hannah

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….

Kay Foster

Dear Alan,

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!

Mayra Veronica

Hello Alan,

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.

Sharon Bennamer

Dear Alan,

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.

Michael Lagrimas

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.

Deannie Janowitz

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!

Alyson Frank

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!!!!

Jacqueline Moran

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.

Edward Ferrari

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.

Chris Pardal

"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."

Nanette Estrada

"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!"

Patsy Arenas

"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!"

Tomas Velazquez

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! :)

Jennifer Lemvo

"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."

Taylor Smith

"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!"

Morgan Palmer

"Best of the best portrait & headshot photographer!"

Glyde Barbey

"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."

Peter Lawani

"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!"

Michael Antonio

"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."

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!

Teremy Jackson

"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!"

Coco and Lulu

Dear Alan, Well, since you took that fabulous pic of me and Lulu, she’s been officially launched in show biz! Lulu has a commercial, print AND theatrical agent!!! Check out her resume! Personal appearances (various charities, the opening/premier of Disney’s California Adventure Park, being Miss Arizona on Fox’s first Miss Dog Beauty Pageant and now a Ralph Lauren model! Look for her in print for the 2005 Kids Fall Polo Collection. They had her posing with kids and horses….she’s amazing. And you know she’s Lassie’s sister? Yep..Lassie IX! We both look forward to our next session with you in the next couple of weeks. Wait till you see the hand-command tricks she’s learned!! Hugs, and ARRRRRRFFFF! Coco and Lulu

Emily W.

"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."

Kimberly P.

"Alan was great! He was funny and made me feel completely comfortable. He also took the best pictures I've ever had done!"

Remy G.

"Short version:

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.

Long version:

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."

Anthony B.

"I had a great experience with Alan; I look forward to working with him again.

Creativity and professionalism sold me."

Levi D.

"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."

Conner S.

"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."

Josh P.

"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.

Josh Piper"

Kimberly M.

"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.

-Justice-15

Thanks Alan, you are the best!"

Ahmed Y.

"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!"

Shannon M.

"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"

Garry Y.

"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."

Mona G.

"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!"

Leigh B

"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!"

Karole F.

"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."

Dan W.

"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!"

Jim H.

"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!"

Adrian V.

"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!"

Olivia Y.

"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."

Justin Z.

"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

"Mr Weissman,

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 !

Regards

Craig & Christine."

Carla R.

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!

Amanda D.

"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!"

Tiffany L.

"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."

Angelique S

"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!"

Mel J.

"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!"

Claire S.

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!

Tamara C

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!

Jon S.

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.

Gillian D.

Alan,

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!.

John G.

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.

Khalil C

"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."

Sarah S.

"Dear Alan,

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!!!"

Jen M.

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!

Aaron W.

Alan,

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.

Shelley K.

"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!"

Ryan W.

"Alan is the BEST!!!! Professionalism and courtesy is a small portion of all that Alan has to offer to his clients."

Nori M.

"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!"

Kerby T.

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.

Lisa S.

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.

Jenna R.

"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."

Kwin C

"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.

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Patricia V.

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.

Sean D

"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!"

Seth M.

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.

Yi L.

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.

Samantha D.

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!

Sarah S.

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!

Dan W.

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!

Olivia A.

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.

Adriana L.

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.

Jess B.

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.

Sergio L.

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.

Christina H.

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.

David C.

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.

Sandy R.

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!!

Jack D

"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."

Shelley S.

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.

Frank K.

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!

Dustin B.

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.

Jeff B.

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.

Gaelle C.

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!

Lauren H.

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.

Shane H.

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!

Natasiia P.

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!! :)

Romeo P.

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!

HoneyComb T.

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!

Michelle E.

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!

Leah M

"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."

Sandy R.

"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!!"