Yeah.. So.. That heat wave last week was brutal!
This week is much better but still, it's warm and shooting photos when you're feeling hot and sticky is not fun.
I'd rather go to the beach or take a siesta! :D
And the thing is... Right now...
Summer is a great time to get things done!
For actors, it's really important!
Commercials are going to pick up soon!
And casting for episodic television
will be in full swing!
You know what is fun..?
Shooting in the cool cool breeze of the evening!
And shooting in the cool cool breeze of the evening with me!
Yeah! Let's shoot photos and have some FUN!
I am booking shoots at night in my white box studio.
We usually shoot from 7:00 - 9:00 pm or 8:00 to 10:00 pm. And ...Omg! It's...So much better!
Here are some samples of Actor headshots, creative portraits for social media and fashion portraits that look great and we shot it all at night!
A couple of these pics ..were shot outside at night!
Fantastic Ambience! And easy shoot location. Just a mile away from my studio
and they are GREAT theatrical shots!
For models and creative people they're great fashion portraits and creative portraits for social media and your book!
" LOVE The STAR QUALITY of the PHOTOS & GREAT Value!" - Tom Jenkins, Criminal Minds, Versace, Days of Our Lives
" LOVE LOVE my photos!" - Vanessa Giselle
" NOT LONG AFTER MY PHOTOS WENT UP ON SERVICES... I BOOKED MY FIRST COMMERCIAL"
- SEAN LUCERO
" BOOKED OVER 10 NATIONAL SPOTS!"
- Theo Clark
So.. Let's shoot! I have a SPECIAL price for the first 10 people who BOOK a shoot!
323 854 0007 -
Call direct & book now!
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Meet my friend Satish Dholaki.
Over ten years ago I was looking for a teacher not a guru.
A mentor. A shrink. An NLP practitioner. A psychic. A healer. And a true friend.
I found all of that in Satish and I’m truly thankful!
Yep. Holistic solutions for Realistic challenges. (I borrowed that from Satish’s website.)
It’s taken me some time to write about Satish. I mean... This blog post simply scratches the surface.
But I wanted to share about his healing because he truly helps people!
And now.. I think more than ever before we ALL need help and healing.
So.. I'll give you a little background.
Satish is an energy healer. A master NLP practitioner.
A Clairvoyant and Clairaudient since a child and a great listener.
Born and raised in Mumbai, India. Satish was a natural born healer and at the age of eight years old would meet with his neighbours and other people in the surrounding villages and work with them.
Later as a young adult Satish started a healing school that interesting enough… taught metaphysics and mathematics and it was widely received.
In 1991 Satish founded Inner Cosmos in Mumbai, India and has travelled the globe teaching and healing ever since.
One of the things I love about Satish is that he’s not bound to any traditions or philosophies.
He instead shares his abilities and wisdom with an open heart.
I have been for healing sessions for physical issues ( a recent visit was due to an overzealous ride on my gyms vibration machine that threw my body out of whack) to working on spiritual and psychological issues as well.
Satish taught me to balance chakras and to meditate. Which is huge. I remember I would ask about the breath work , “ It can’t be that simple Satish?!”. He would just smile and say.. It is. And it’s very powerful healing.
If I could sit with Satish every day I would. It would be an honour.
He is full of beautiful energy and wisdom.
And he has helped me in all areas of my life.
And yes, here is a portrait I shot of Satish. During the session he would constantly change and direct his energy in such a beautiful way and it was so interesting to watch.
We ALL do this. We all move our energy when we are the subject of a still camera or video session. So fascinating.
If you are curious for more information.
Satish is available for private sessions ( very reasonable $) and he also teaches healing workshops that are wonderful!
Based in Los Angeles, Satish.. As I mentioned travels the world (Japan, Germany, London , South America. San Francisco to name a few) so if you are not in Los Angeles you can inquire about his upcoming schedule.
And when you meet Satish you will be blessed with his kindness!
And I’m so happy for you!
Because that is such a beautiful thing!
WEBSITE : https://www.chakramagic.com/
All my best!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
So... Ah yeah.
Hair can make a HUGE difference!
Yep. Really! #Actor, #writer Chris Hill has booked 100 commercials!
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
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!
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. :)
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.
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.
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
#Actorslife Kid #Headshots + Family Portrait = Great Deal!
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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!
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!
And.. If you sign up NOW,
Save $100 off with Early Bird Special!
DISCOUNT CODE : EARLYBIRD
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
It's tuesday Nov 29th 2016 and it's feeling a lot like winter! Even by L.A. standards!
I don't know about you but.. My skin had been getting crazy!
One day it was itchy and dry, the next itchy and oily!
A couple of weeks ago it started looking corse. I said to my mom in my best jersey accent " Ma! What the hell?! Do you see what I'm seeing?! My skin looks like crap!"
Of course my Mom never lies to me and she agreed my skin was looking completely wack. Totally stressed me out. :} And.. Guess what? I had ran out of my sweet "BEE Magic" and foolishly thought I could get by without it for the last month. Silly Keli! :)
I ran, not walked but ran to my local Whole Foods, hey I needed to pick up some almond milk barista style and a piece of chocolate raspberry cake with real raspberries, so delicious! Wow do I sound LA or what?! I walked into WF and there it was like a ray of sunshine! "Medicine Mama's sweet BEE Magic" All in one healing cream!!
Ingredients: organic extra olive, fruit oil, organic cera alba ( beeswax), organic honey, propolis extract, bee pollen, royal jelly.
MY SKIN HAS RETURNED! YAY! No more dry itchy skin. Texture of my skin has done a complete 180 and I'm looking like me again! Woo Hoo! :D
For those of you who like Egyptian Magik face cream, I find that BEE Magic works even better on my skin and it costs much less!
You can get a small jar of Bee Magic at Whole Foods to try out for around $20 or less when it's on sale. Remember when you buy anything at Whole Foods keep your receipt. If you buy a bottle of sweet BEE Magic and you don't like it, take it back with your receipt and Whole Foods will give you a full refund.
But.. If you have dry problem skin try BEE Magic you're gonna love it! :D
Let the healing begin!
Thanks for checking out my ninja blog!
Your pal, KST :D