Vanie Poyey Photography

Vanie Poyey Photography

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1300 Factory Place, Suite 307, Los Angeles

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Voted LA’s Favorite Photographer three years in a row, named one of “Hollywood’s Best” by Ricki Lake, Vanie Poyey is the headshot photographer for actors that don’t like to pose!

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Overall Rating: 4.81 / 5 based on 27  reviews

Vanie Poyey Photography
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they make you pay extra money to get your high res photos that you need to get headshots printed out!

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Awesome shooting experience - and since I never had my headshots professionally done, they really helped me get into character! Thanks Kayvon & Vanie

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5

Vanie is the BEST headshot photographer ever. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that her photos look natural, beautiful and artistic. She directed my session in a way that I felt like I was acting rather than posing. She made sure I saw all the photos before she moved on. She made sure I was happy with my hair and make-up and she just made the whole process so much fun. Time went by and I didn't even realize we were working for 2 and a half hours. I got my CD within a few days and my Agent was over the moon. My photos did not need any retouching or coping. Vanie was friendly and up front with all her fees and discounts. I will be going back for years to come!

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5

I cannot possibly say enough good things about my session with Vanie (and make-up artist extraordinaire Tara).

I have never in my life had such a fun photoshoot and NEVER in my life gotten such specific, colorful, alive and vaaaaastly different photos. Vanie likes to say that she's the "anti-pose" photographer, and that is absolutely 100% true, and what she does instead at your shoot is encourage the huge sense of play. She encourages you to bring in your own playlist, she speaks to you in character, she laughs with you, and she plays WITH you so that what you end up turning out are these super candid, super genuine, and very You photos. And, to top it all off, you have an absolute blast.

I am so so so so thrilled that I chose to shoot with Vanie, and so so so pumped to show these shots off. (So are my reps.) ALL the thumbs up for this awesome lady!

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5

I always go back to Vanie because I'm never disappointed with her shots. Her photos get me into rooms and she creates an extremely comfortable environment for her clients. You won't be disappointed with your photos and you'll have a ton of fun, promise!!

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5

I had a marvelous time! Huge success indeed! I feel so fortunate to have landed in the talented hands of Vanie the Great!! The communication from the start was very clear and direct. I admit, I was super stressed out but as I walked into my session my worries vanished. I felt in a safe space and very well directed, which allowed me to relax. Vanies' confidence assured me that it was all gonna be great and that there was no need to stress! I was also very well taken care of by the lovely Tara, makeup artist, who did an incredible job from beginning to end. High quality you two! Thank you!

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5

So happy with my overall experience! In love with them so much and cant wait to update my sites with these lovelies!!
Here is my story:I have never been one of those actors who "loves" getting my headshots done, I mean, I'm an actor, I always feel so weird modeling!! I always feel awkward and cheesy while doing them. A few years ago, so many people in the industry would hear of my experiences and recommended Vanie's Studio, at the time I was still green in my career, and I did not fully understand the importance of professional, well done headshots, and made the unfortunate choice of going with a lower bidder, and was very displeased with the lower bidders photos! Not only was I out all that dough, I was stuck with headshots that did not even look like me, and I didn't even want to show them off! Well fast forward to now, the two years were up it was time to go with my gut and go with Vanie, she set me up with her photographer Kayvon, who instantly made me feel comfortable! And the best part was I never had to model!! I just improved scenes while he shot! They look like me, Im proud to show them off, and have already recommended her to friends!

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5

I've shot with Kevon twice now and both times my agent and I were extremely happy with the quality of my head shots. Both Kevon and Vanie are very easy to work with and professional. I could not be happier with my experience and highly recommend getting your head shots done.

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5

Vanie is amazing. Best headshots I've ever had and makes for a very fun shoot!

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5

One of the best headshot photographers in LA hands down! She plays fun and creative improv games to help you capture your true essence. She makes you feel at ease and makes the entire day about YOU. Very professional and a ton of fun. I highly recommend her, especially if you have trouble holding a smile (like me) for hours on end!

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5

I had a wonderful experience shooting with Vanie. She kept me in character and acting for the whole shoot. The photos have more personality than anything I have ever shot! And the shoot was a blast!

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5

Really happy with my new head shots thank you Vanie!! If you look at her work you can see how she has consistently captured an interesting moment/expression on their faces.

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5

Every shot in my proofs is a total winner. I have been getting headshots taken for 13 years and have never been so impressed as I am with these images. My personality really comes alive in each shot. Her new studio space in the downtown fashion district is a beautiful.

Vanie and Kavon were so friendly and made me feel prepared and instantly at ease upon arrival. I had 4 costume changes with my actor's headshot package, and I feel strongly that we caught more like 8 different looks! The lighting was the real game changer that stepped up the professionalism of my shots. We worked each look as if expanding on precise characters. It helped to specify the looks we were trying to capture.

I am so grateful for this great experience and know that I will always be a loyal costumer.

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5

Wow! Amazing! I just got through looking at my photos from my first Vanie Poyey photo shoot. My agent loves them. My wife loves them. My kids love them. My mother loves them. I love them. Not only do I look great, I actually look like me. The best version of me ever. And Vanie made it all it seem so easy. Vanie is fantastic.

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5

What a pleasure to work with. As someone who has never been truly comfortable in front of the camera, finding a photographer like Vanie who makes me feel at ease and captures me in my best light makes her worth every penny.

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5

I took a commercial acting class and my teacher, Chris, highly recommend Vanie. I was surprised how far in advance I had to book my photo session but the results are totally worth it! Vanie True professional. She made me feel comfortable during entire session; told jokes and directed me so I can look my best for my shots. I recommend Vanie for anyone looking for high quality headshots.

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5

The best head-shot experience I've had. So professional and fast! Before I knew it, I was comfortable and feeling really open and honest and before I knew it, we we're done. Vanie always made sure I felt good about what we got before moving on. And more importantly, she had to feel good about the shot. She's a master at her craft. I will definitely be back!

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5

This was our first experience getting head shots taken for my son. As soon as we arrived, we felt welcomed and comfortable. Kayvon has a gift for putting people at ease and for turning what could be a stressful experience into a really fun time! Kayvon was able to draw out my 6 year olds personality from the get-go. We had an awesome experience. There are sooooo many fantastic pics from this shoot. We will definitely be returning when it's time to get more shots done. Thank you so much, Vanie and Kayvon!!!! These guys are the BEST!!! :)

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5

Vanie is the best photographer I've shot with so far in LA and I've been here for a few years now. I highly recommend her if your serious about booking work!

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5

I had the most wonderful headshot experience with Kayvon Esmaili, Vanie Poyey's associate photographer. He was professional and friendly, helpful and patient. From the moment I walked into the room, I was immediately at ease in front of and away from the camera. Tara's make up was so natural, I went out and bought it for myself! The day flew by amidst great conversation, music and a lot of laughs. You need new shots? This is definitely the place to go.

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5

Such a great experience! Vanie and her make up artist were so genuine and helpful in creating my looks and helping me get a variety of great shots. Her studio space is amazing and it was a lot of fun! I have so many great shots that really convey the characters I could realistically get cast to play. Thank you Vanie!

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5

Vanie was recommended to me by absolutely everyone. She made me feel so comfortable and used simple techniques to get natural expressions that are perfect for characters both commercially and theatrically. The images were FANTASTIC and the only problem I've had since our shoot is choosing my favorites...because there are so many. Now that's a good problem to have ;)

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5

Vanie is so good that she is an inspiration to other great headshot photographers in Los Angeles. My previous headshot were great, but after I shot with Vanie, the photographer that I used saw them and told me how amazing they look and she said that Vanie is an inspiration to her every day. Wow, now THAT'S a compliment! Thank you Vanie, looking forward to lots of bookings this year.

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5

Vanie is by far one of the best headshot artists in LA! She delivers very marketable looks and makes the entire photo shoot experience a blast! I had so many great shots after working with Vanie I had a very hard time deciding which to go with. I cannot recommend her as a photographer enough!

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5

I finally have headshots I am extremely proud of and EXCITED about. Vanie was able to capture every emotion I was feeling. I love that she's not into taking just another pretty picture. We're actors so we should act and not pose. Her team is AMAZING! Just see for yourself! And her headshots don’t look like anyone else's in the business.

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