Laura Burke

Laura Burke

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The Lot, 1041 North Formosa Ave, West Hollywood, Ca

818-749-4422

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Laura Burke (that being me) has been shooting Los Angeles actors for over 25 years now and still loving it!

My office is located at The Lot on Formosa Ave which has been home to many well known productions. It’s a great place to shoot since you are surrounded by a sheltered and energizing environment.

The Lot: http://www.thelotstudios.com/productions.

I love to create different characters that accentuate my clients talents with lighting and environment choices. Call me and we’ll tawk about your talents!

Check out more shots on my website: www.lauraburkephotography.com.

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5

My sister found Laura a few weeks ago and had some head shots taken for a professional event. The photos were fabulous! Then my company updated our website and put up a truly atrocious picture of me on it. I'm not an actor or model and can be very stiff and unnatural when being photographed, which contributed to the overall awfulness of the picture. So, I booked a session with Laura, to try and get a better picture to use. She was both informal and professional in all our communications and during the shoot. She gave me great advice beforehand on outfits to bring, and then made the most of the time I booked with her. Laura managed to get me to relax a little and coached me on how to pose for the best results. I am incredibly happy with the results, which give me many options to use for my company's website and for other professional and personal scenarios. The photos that Laura took are really great and I have received many compliments on them.

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5

I met Laura a few months ago at an Art opening. My friend introduced me to her and told me she is a great photographer.
A few months later, my agent tells me it would be great to have new Headshots with more looks. They give a small selection of the photographers they think are the best in town. Laura was the first that appeared on that list, and I instantly remembered meeting her before. It felt to me more than a coincidence, and I immediately called her.
The whole process with her was so professional and positive. Before the shoot, she helped me prepare and choose my wardrobe in advance, gave me some great advice.
And the shoot day just went fantastic. She welcomed me in her studio, she was very warm and affectionate, and her wonderful jazz music instantly relaxed me. It usually takes me a while before I can get comfortable in front of a photographer. With her, it was the opposite, I felt great during the entire shoot.
Out of all the Headshots sessions I've done in my life, I can honestly say that working with Laura was the best experience I've had. I spent an amazing day, the location is beautiful and offers many different possible atmospheres. It's a whole studio lot, so you can shoot outside or inside, depending on your tastes.
I'm incredibly happy with the results. My new Headshots are simply great!
Thank you Laura

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5

I met Laura a few months ago at an Art opening. My friend introduced me to her and told me she is a great photographer.
A few months later, my agent tells me it would be great to have new Headshots with more looks. They give a small selection of the photographers they think are the best in town. Laura was the first that appeared on that list, and I instantly remembered meeting her before. It felt to me more than a coincidence, and I immediately called her.
The whole process with her was so professional and positive. Before the shoot, she helped me prepare and choose my wardrobe in advance, gave me some great advice.
And the shoot day just went fantastic. She welcomed me in her studio, she was very warm and affectionate, and her wonderful jazz music instantly relaxed me. It usually takes me a while before I can get comfortable in front of a photographer. With her, it was the opposite, I felt great during the entire shoot.
Out of all the Headshots sessions I've done in my life, I can honestly say that working with Laura was the best experience I've had. I spent an amazing day, the location is beautiful and offers many different possible atmospheres. It's a whole studio lot, so you can shoot outside or inside, depending on your tastes.
I'm incredibly happy with the results. My new Headshots are simply great!
Thank you Laura

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5

I have had numerous headshot sessions done in LA by many well known and expensive photographers and have never been happy with my shots. They have all just been "okay". I often hear my shots don't do me justice. I knew I desperately needed new shots and my agent recommended Laura. I cannot tell you how happy I am with my shots! For the first time I feel like my shots do me justice and really show my personality. I loved every single look! I did the power hour and was so impressed by how quickly we were able to nail each look. Laura was incredibly organized, easy to work with, and made such an encouraging and un-intimidating place to play. Given my experience, I can confidently say Laura is the best headshot photographer in LA. I will definitely be going back to her.

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5

Laura Rocks! She made me feel comfortable, which is huge, 'cause I'm a headshot anxiety guy. The shoot was quick, fruitful and fun. Laura was an excellent emotional "mirror", so she easily guided me to the looks that I was hoping for. Plus, she's freakin' adorable.

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5

Loved working with her. Went with Power Hour package. No pressure environment. Very efficient and helped me get the looks/vibes I wanted.

Would definitely get with her next time around too!

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5

Laura was great!!! I did the power hour with her and got 4 VERY different looks in 1 hour. She is great at working with you and trying to get the looks that you want she will give you her honest suggestions and feedback but she is also willing to work with you. We had a great time doing my shoot and I really love my pictures. I truly recommend her for anyone that wants to get great shots!

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5

Laura is not only incredibly kind but an extraordinary photographer. Beyond thrilled with the experience and results! Highly HIGHLY recommend.

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5

I worked with Laura recently and absolutely loved her! She's so easy to work with and great at really showing your type! Definitely recommend !

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5

Laura is an easy to work with, smart, creative photographer who knows what the industry wants in head shots. I highly recommend her especially for new actors who need feedback on their branding.

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5

Laura's great! She's professional and easy to work with, and she made the shoot day fun. She has a lot of experience and made sure to capture a range of expressions so I had a variety of great pics to choose from afterwards. Go to her if you want smashing headshots (mine are amazing - I even booked my first job already!)

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5

Working with Laura was an amazing experience!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and she really captured my soul! She even dioscovered parts of me I was unaware of and now are obvious to me! Thank you so much, Laura!!! Looking forward to working with you and your sharp eye again!!

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5

As an actor just starting out, Laura instantly helped me by going through potential looks and outfits prior to our session. She truly cares and wants her clients to get the most out of their session. I felt comfortable immediately in the studio. I came in hoping to get a look or two and I came out with more than three. I'd recommend Laura to anyone in the industry. Whether you're just starting out or are a seasoned professional, she captures each unique personality. She simply rocks.

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5

Two things came out of my power hour with Laura: I got out the best shots I have ever taken and I met one of the most genuine and warmest people you could imagine. This woman is an absolute treasure and everyone who needs to get headshots taken in the city needs to go to her...PERIOD! With her exceptional tenure in the business and as a photographer, she was able to process what I wanted out of my looks and she got them out of me on camera better than I could possible hope for. I am truly showing ME in my pictures and that is thanks to her. Laura is the best and now officially the ONLY photographer I will shoot with as long as I am an actor!

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5

Not only is Laura an amazing photographer, she is a warm and wonderful person. When we first spoke, I told her that as I child I used to run f/the camera, and though have been working on it, was still uncomfortable taking pix. Her warmth, humor, experience & encouragement made it easy to relax and just be in the world of character instead of feeling self-conscious. Her years of experience has resulted in being able to get you prepared beforehand so that the shoot does not feel pressured. She has you send pix of the look/archetypes you want and advises/collaborates with you. She liked what I had, but during the shoot thought that one look could be adjusted a bit...she had a shirt there to use that was perfect. Both she and Simone, the talented MUA, were not only a great team professionally, they were super fun to hang with...the time flew by! I got the four-look package and got four very different shots that were great.
Thank you Laura & Simone...you two are awesome!!!

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5

Laura is an incredible photographer. It was an absolute pleasure working with her. She made the shoot as easy as it was productive. She is attentive and knowledgeable and full of warm, positive energy. I'm so glad I found her. We got so many great shots that started working for me right away. Laura is simply wonderful and a joy to work with. I would use her again and recommend her to anyone and everyone.

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5

Laura Burke is officially the best photographer in town. We highly recommend her if you want to get booked.

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5

Laura is the BEST of the BEST. I have shot with many photographers in NY and LA and can say without hesitation this is the best shoot I've ever had. Laura is a true professional and master of her craft and it's clear that she truly loves her work.
Thank you Laura for an amazing shoot!!

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5

I am so satisfied with my pictures I can't even explain. So I've been to many photographers and explained my vision but it wasn't quite captured. I spoke to Laura and decided to go for the power hour. Honestly, Laura took beautiful headshots for me. She has such amazing energy, she's open, real, makes you so comfortable and you can talk to her. I told her my vision and she went above and beyond. She is an expert and knows exactly what she is doing. I now have great pictures that I am so proud of. I am truly thankful and grateful to have met Laura. She captured me in my photos in a way I have never seen before.
Thank you Laura!!!

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5

Laura is such a delight to shoot with, her Vibe and Energy is beyond, which is such a breathe of Fresh air. Choosing photographers is already stressful enough especially making sure you find one that not only matches your Vibe and Energy but is damn good at what they do. I called her during the middle of the week and she responded immediately to set up a time later in the day we could chat. I felt like I could talk to her for Hours as she really listened to what I had to say in regards to the type of characters I wanted to capture in "The Power Hour." She asked me to send pics of the wardrobe I had intended to wear before my session so there would be no time wasted once on set with choosing the right looks, which was so helpful as it gave me the opportunity to just show up and focus on the conveying the right look. (No photographer has ever been this helpful/cared enough to make sure my money was well spent) Once on set she keep me focused, stopping in between takes to show me the images as we went along as well as helping me to adjust what needed to be adjusted. I was so comfortable with her and her feedback during the shoot that not only did I get lost in my characters, we wrapped the shoot shy of 3 minutes before my ending time and I ended up with 5 different looks to choose from which my Management has been raving over! She was everything I needed and the fact that she screamed and jumped up and down with me while looking over some of the images we created together let's me know she was Heaven sent! Ms. Laura is def the Real Deal when it comes to capturing an Actors True Essence.

Laura I Salute You! :-)

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5

If you're like me and you become stiff and uncomfortable when taking headshots, then Laura Burke is your gal. If you love taking headshots, she's also your gal. She makes the process so easy and fun. I LOVED working with her and I'm thrilled with the end result! Simone, the makeup artist, was just as awesome. Book a shoot with Laura Burke. JUST DO IT.

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5

I have worked with at least 4 different head shot photographers over the past 2 years to get the shots that are supposed to "get me in the door". Laura is not only the most fun and enjoyable photographer I have been able to work with, but she also got the best shots of me by far. We were able to shoot 5 completely unique looks in only an hour and a half. I finally feel like I have THE shots I've needed for so long. Thank you Laura!

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5

From the moment you start working with Laura she separates herself as a true professional. The Power Hour is perfect for getting the different looks that you need for variety! I really enjoyed shooting with her because she is very down to Earth as well. These are by far the best headshots I've ever taken! Experience and all! I would recommend her to anyone who needs pictures taken. You will love them!

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5

I had an awesome time shooting with Laura! She's a master at her craft. She's very detailed and patient. The lighting she brings to your face is second to none. Did I mention she's hilarious as well! If you are looking for the best I highly (I repeat highly) recommend Laura. Thanks Laura! You're the BEST!

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5

I just shot with Laura this past weekend. First of all, if you don't laugh at all when you shoot with her, you may have a lacking sense of humor. Above all, she's a professional and knowledgeable about what works and what doesn't. If you have rep, she advises you to consult with them first and she will shoot according to what they ask. I booked a Power Hour session with her and we got some really great shots that I love. Some of the best shots I believe I've ever had. She makes you feel comfortable and also gives direction when needed. Truly a fun shoot and a wonderful photographer to work with.

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