Vandiveer Photography Headshots

Vandiveer Photography Headshots

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Jonathan Vandiveer is known as one of the best headshot photographers in Los Angeles, his “career making headshots” have helped advance his many clients throughout the Hollywood, Los Angeles and Southern California area.

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Overall Rating: 5 / 5 based on 15  reviews

Vandiveer Photography Headshots
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5

Fantastic photographer! Head shots were perfect. Jonathan went above and beyond to ensure that the head shots were perfect. Could not be happier with results.

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5

Really enjoyed the experience, my first headshot. I'm a late-to-the-game burgeoning actor, had a lot of questions and didn't even know what to ask, really. Jonathan took the time to schedule a consultation, where he explained his approach and suggested several looks. On the day of the shoot Jonathan was prepared and utterly professional. I brought three prospective looks, we settled on two and were off. He encourages movement to capture his subjects in realistic postures, not just a posed studio sitting. As an actor himself, Jonathan has a keen sense of what casting directors are looking for. I am very pleased with the results. Now it's up to me to book those auditions and land those roles. Highly recommended.

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5

Jonathan did my 12 yr old sons headshots. He was professional and patient. He put my son at ease and made him feel very comfortable. We are thriled with all the photos we have to choose from. You will be happy with Vandiveer.

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5

I should start by saying I usually HATE taking headshots. I hate it so much that I put it off for an irresponsible amount of time. Jonathon is a wizard and you should shoot with him if you can. He's easygoing, fun, and really looks out for you. I had a terrible habit of tensing up and getting static in shoots before, so my pictures always looked stilted and weird and not like me. He did a great job of catching it and redirecting me. So if you're one of those actors that gets your proofs back and you say to yourself, "aw, crap my mouth looks weird in all of these" or, "aw man, why do I look bored/scared/maniacal in these?" or, "I love this shot but I'm missing half my head!" give him a try.

Also, the makeup artist who worked with me was great. I feel terrible that I don't remember her name. She really had her work cut out for her, because my skin was patchy as hell, but you'd NEVER KNOW IT.

All around, a really good experience.

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5

I just had a headshot session with Jonathan at Vandiveer Photography. He was totally professional, and it was great fun. I haven't done anything like this - well, ever before - so I didn't know what to expect. It was sort of like being in a silent film, or perhaps an improv scene, with the director throwing out suggestion after suggestion while the action/shoot was taking place. And the shots came out great. Btw, you get about a million takes to choose from.Take a chance on this guy . . . you'll be glad you did.

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5

I took my daughter, Kaelyn, for head shots with Jonathan about two weeks ago. He was so nice and it was a breeze to schedule online! We had hair and makeup done at his studio with Alexis, too, who was awesome. They both listened to what her agents were looking for and strove to keep her, at 15, natural and pretty while getting both commercial (smiling, girl next door) and theatrical (more edgy, gritty) shots. He obviously knew what locations and what wardrobe would work best for both and he nailed it!Jonathan was really good at putting my daughter at ease and making her feel good. He gave her specific, really helpful instructions and information so that she could get the best photos she could and made it fun. We booked only half a session and still we got around 500 photos and three locations with many different looks. Jonathan was wonderful to work with and the pictures came out really, really fantastic. Kaelyn's agents were very happy and got what they had requested in spades. The best part is we got the photos emailed to us within 12 hours of the shoot and once I gave him our choices there was less than a 2 day turnaround to get them photoshopped and optimized for both print and web. I had them on the casting sites within days of the shoot. I have never had that happen before! We will use Jonathan Vandiveer for all her head shots from now on!Thanks Jonathan and Alexis!Steph and K

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5

Love working with Jonathan. A photographer who knows actor because he is one. A photographer who will give you the shots that you are looking for and more. He is a dream to work with from prep to finish.Thanks JonathanElizabeth Sung

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5

Johnathan is the best photographer I've shot with. He has good direction and has a way of bringing the best out of you in photos. Love his website! He's so elaborate and gives great advice in how to be prepared for his shoots.

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5

Jonathan is not only an extremely talented photographer, but also a friendly and kind person that is so easy to work with. This was my first headshot session and while I was excited, I also wasn't entirely sure of how best to prepare -- I used the checklist on his site and showed up with a few clothing options that Jonathan helped me narrow down carefully to achieve the looks that worked best for me. Personally, I didn't have many in mind, so his help was so useful in determining the characters/looks I could go for in the shots. Once we chose outfits, I had my hair and makeup done professionally which I highly recommend. Takes so much stress out of the day and is tailored perfectly to how you want to look - and if you don't know what look to go for, they'll help you figure it out! Not to mention keeping an eye on me the entire time, touching up makeup and fixing my hair for the camera too!I booked a full session which flew by, with Jonathan explaining his approach and how we were going to get the best pictures possible - if there were any problems or if I didn't understand, he'd stop and talk directly to me so I understood exactly what I should do. His patience and energy really made the session so much fun, it's so easy to relax in front of the camera which is ESSENTIAL!After each look, Jonathan would show me the images on the computer and discuss what worked well and what to try for the next look. Seeing the images as you go not only erases any anxiety about the remainder of the session, but also makes you feel excited rather than worried during the waiting time before you receive the images! (Which were sent SO quickly, the next day!)Jonathan also marks his favorite images, so when you receive them, you can see what he think worked best. While you don't have to follow what he chooses, it made it so much easier for me to narrow down my top shots! And honestly, there were a LOT of top ones to choose from, such high quality and flattering pictures. Overall, the session itself went quickly and was so relaxed. The wait time was amazingly fast, and the final images were beyond what I had expected. I cannot recommend Jonathan enough - he is fantastic at what he does and knows how to get the best characters out of you and bring out your personality which is exactly what we all want in our headshots.If you want a stress free environment with the freedom to voice your ideas about what you want to go for, or if you have no idea and need a helping hand, Vandiveer Photography is a smart, affordable, professional choice!

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5

Jonathan was an incredible first experience. I feel as though I lucked out in his professionalism, patience and expertise, not to mention how at ease and fun he makes the process of getting great headshots.I know it may sound tacky to mention, but he was also far less expensive than a lot of other places whose samples seemed to be...lacking.I would and will repeat my business with Jonathan.

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5

This was the best headshot experience I have ever had, I got my manager and agent because they were so in love with my photo and said it truly represented me. You cannot go wrong with Jonathan!

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5

Jonathan was very professional while also making the shoot very fun and relaxed. This was my first time getting headshots done, and he made it a blast! Alexis, the hair/makeup artist, was also very nice and did an excellent job. My photos turned out better than I could have imagined! My friends have given great feedback on them; one of them said my photos look like they could be Neutrogena ads! Casting directors have also given excellent feedback. In fact, one told me that based on how great my headshots are, he had assumed that I'm a seasoned actress when in fact I'm just getting into the game! Thanks Jonathan! I'll definitely be back when it's time to update my pictures.

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5

Great Pics! Great time! I would recommend Jonathan to anyone! Thanks Jonathan :)

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5

Jonathan has done my headshots since 2007. I love his work and I always get lots of bookings when I update my shots. He is great at directing you to get you to express different emotions. He has a very relaxed manner and his studio is very calm and soothing. I love working him and based on my sessions with other photographers, he is one of the best in LA.

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5

I have used Jonathan for several years now. He does an excellent job and spends sufficient time with you to get the shots you want. He is keen on getting life in your eyes and in your shot without looking charactery. He also encourages you to know your essence and get shoots that show that essence. His studio is at his home and is private. It's a calm, clean, and professional atmosphere.

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