New! Editorial Headshots :)

In this unique time of social media… There’s lots of opportunities. Brand deals. Endorsements.

And it’s a good thing to have photos that aren’t the normal actors headshot. But..Something that shows what you can be. Actually… These shots should look like you and they show more personality. They’re awesome to use for all markets. Especially…marketing on your social media.

So.. I love shooting this.

It’s so much fun!

And.. Clients LOVE the results.

Check out a couple of my featured shoots: Vanessa Giselle and Jamal Douglas. ( Click in menu)

They’re not models. They’re actors. And.. They’re so cool. I think you can see that in their photos.

So… If you’d like this for yourself..

And want to book a session, email or call 323 854 0007

And let’s get creative!

-Keli :

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CAN HAIR HELP AN ACTOR BOOK MORE WORK?

 Can hair help an #actor book more work?

Yes. Yes, it can!

Meet Madonna Magee. 

A beautiful actress with acting in her blood.

Now.. I LOVE to create looks and transformations. I love to style looks.

And I love to create new ways to market people and products and in this instance...

Madonna the Actress.

Madonna has super fine hair and I can relate. So do I.

So..The first thing I did was talk about hair with Madonna and how she could have a BIG range if she got some clip in extensions or wigs.

And what hair styles would work for her!

Some folks love working with wigs, while others really enjoy playing with clip in extensions.

NOW...

Madonna's BEFORE shot is a nice straight forward headshot. 

You can see in the first before / after what a HUGE difference HAIR makes!

Now Madonna has options!

 

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And so.. Madonna and I discussed hair styles ( braids, layered look, short, long etc.) and then I set Madonna up with one of my lovely & talented make-up artists who accompanies clients to the hair shop and helps them try on wigs and extensions.

Clients also enjoy a nice discount on whatever they order through my mu artist!

Check out these braid looks! Love them! And... They've been getting her AUDITIONS!

 

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Then we went over wardrobe and I worked with Madonna with styling a wardrobe and hair look for each specific category that the agent had requested. Madonna is repped for commercials by Hugh Leon at Coast To Coast and ... Hugh the agent requests many specific looks so the agency can submit on the nuance of the casting. 

It's a lot of work and planning but worth it to see the end result!

AND... We also got many theatrical ( film / television) looks too! 

 

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Which makes it a successful shoot! 

We did the work and created range and options for Madonna.

We got shots that show many different nuances and characters 

so Madonna and her Manager and agents can submit on a variety of different

roles in ALL markets, commercial / theatrical and print.

And... We had fun doing it!

AND... Lol.. Last "And" but it's a good one, AND... Photos are working

and Madonna is getting auditions!

YES!!

So... Ah yeah.

Hair can make a HUGE difference!

 

 

 

 

 

Have you booked 100 commercials? Meet Chris Hill!

Yep. Really! #Actor, #writer Chris Hill has booked 100 commercials!

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I've shot Chris's headshots. Even in the beginning when he was a wee lad & first getting started ( about 10 years ago)  on up to now. We just shot all his new stuff! 

Check out his commercial reel: https://youtu.be/gsOAa4M-XmE

Chris is represented for Commercial / V.O. by Coast To Coast Talent Group in Los Angeles

Partial list: 

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Chris is a classically trained actor. He sings. He writes. He does improv and sketch comedy. And in his new half-hour pilot that he wrote and stars in.. He's a damn good straight man too!

But.. That being said. This is really who Chris is and why he's so much fun to work with!

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He's a GREAT Host too. Check out this mucho excellent hosting reel  https://youtu.be/pRURCN8uK3U that was a self-submit and of course..He BOOKED IT!

Chris has a natural way of relating to the camera.

He's a genius at it.

And.. I know Chris has Chuckie Cheese fan's out there.. Who know him as Mr. Munch! Here are a couple of outtakes representing. :)

 

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Check it.. Chris's, Voice over reel. : https://youtu.be/r35fX2PUUJg

 

This photo is not a "headshot" so don't get it twisted but it is a sweet portrait of the guy from North Carolina. 

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This is what Chris and I call Frank Peterson as Yoga Ted. Styling by me, KST. :) So.. Next time you go to yoga class let that little diddy run through your mind.. " You're not too fat for yo-gaAAA! You're not too fat for yoga !"

 

Head shot of Yoga Ted.

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So.. I hope you enjoyed this little blog post about one of my favorite people in this big wide world, Chris Hill.

I'll leave you with a little video of Chris as

Marty Golden Gold!

 

Thank you mucho for checking out my ninja blog! -Keli :D

 

 

 

 

#KId #Teen #Actors BOOK! #DreamCamp 14 AGENTS & CASTING DIRECTORS July 25th-29th

While I was in New York a couple weeks ago, I shot photos of a super cool cat! And a really kind & lovely person to boot, Walid Chaya.

Photo below. He has kind eyes! 

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Walid is not only a great actor ( repped by Circle Talent & Abrams Artists) Walid is also the Program Director of  kids and teen actors workshops for the Actor Connection in New York and I can understand why! 

They do some GREAT stuff at the ActorConnection in NYC!

I was really impressed!

And coming soon is THE ULTIMATE DREAM CAMP for YOUNG ACTORS!

Los Angeles  PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMP with

14 Casting Directors, Agents and Film & TV Stars this JULY 25th -29th

LINK TO SIGN UP!

 http://www.actorsconnection.com/kids/14035

And.. If you sign up NOW,

Save $100 off with Early Bird Special!

DISCOUNT CODE : EARLYBIRD

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AND.. If you're a young Actor in L.A. 

RIGHT NOW until MAY 5th!

I AM offering a KID HEADSHOT SPECIAL - $250 - TWO LOOKS! #YAYYYYYYYYYY #KIDHEADSHOT #SPECIAL includes wardrobe consult & one retouched photo! CALL NOW TO BOOK : 323 854 0007

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11 MOVIES you need to see before the end of 2017

Looking for a good movie to escape in? Relax & check out the 11 must see flicks of 2017!

Looking for a good movie to escape in? Relax & check out the 11 must see flicks of 2017!11 Movies you need to see before the end of 2017

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