Studio Headshots + Introductory Deal (Los Angeles, CA)

I’m now offering studio headshots, a wonderful tie-in of many of my experiences:

  • portrait photography
  • directing real people and models
  • studio set-design and lighting for fashion and commercial jobs

My focus is to keep your look authentic and capture your essence in the session. Whether you want to stand out from the rest and get the audition, create a signature look for your brand, or update your social media feed, I’m here to help!

Studio portrait work is all about confidence, consistency, and accuracy. My retouching and color work does not change you into someone you’re not. Same goes for direction. We’ll work together and create the most flattering representation of you.

Between now and September 30, 2018, I have an ongoing introductory headshot deal for all new bookings. If you book a headshot session with a friend, you’ll each save 10%. Studio headshot sessions begin at $300 and you receive three retouched images + 25 edits. Edits are corrected for color and brightness to match retouches.

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Appointments are 90 minutes, multiple outfits encouraged. Appointments must be booked on the same day between 9am and 6pm. Appointment date must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

Jennifer & Jordan: Classic Hollywood Engagement Portraits

When I met Jennifer and Jordan, they had a clear idea of what they wanted before they even hired a photographer. However, they had not yet found a wedding photographer who could do more than just environmental and available light portraits. They liked the way that I use shadows in my wedding work, but they did not know I had a strong studio foundation as well. To go off on a slight tangent, shadows are important. They define our visual selves – our faces, our eyes. The use of shadow is the same as the use of light, the very foundation of what makes photography possible. Our couple wanted a studio session instead of your typical outdoor portrait shoot, but they also wanted it in a certain style.

As fans of old Hollywood glamour and film noir, they wanted a certain classic finish to the final product. I knew I could do it. I’ve had years of experience on commercial and studio jobs. The catch though was that I’ve never been asked to shoot something like this. How many photographers actually deliver old Hollywood glamour portraits? How many fans have what it takes to pull off the look? I was excited for a challenge. These unique opportunities are what I live for.

This was also an amazing chance to put my Mamiya RZ67 to work. After Jennifer had her hair and makeup done and picked out her favorite dress and jewelry in the studio. Jordan donned a timeless tweed jacket and pants combo that complemented Jennifer’s vintage style. We put on a playlist with tunes from the 1920’s and 30’s. With a couple of rolls of Ilford HP5, getting rich shadows and grain on black and white was a perfect tool for executing Jennifer and Jordan’s vision.

Hair and makeup – mariaaspegren.com

Classic Hollywood engagement portrait - Stephen Tang Photo
Classic Hollywood engagement portrait - Stephen Tang Photo
Classic Hollywood engagement portrait - Stephen Tang Photo