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About Us

About Laurens

With 25 years photography experience and a background in fashion, Laurens has worked as a chief marketing officer, creative director and has helped cast television shows for many major networks.

As Director of Photography and the lead photographer for FHM Magazine, Laurens’ work with celebrities and models has been published and distributed to most the major countries in the world. An extensive background in publishing brings attention to detail and deadlines. Laurens is very proud that even in near impossible situations, he has never missed a deadline.

In 2012, having experienced shrinking distribution and budgets in publishing, Laurens opened Laurens Antoine Studios in San Diego, California. While continuing with editorial and commercial work, the studio focus is on headshots for corporations and their leaders, food, and a continuing emphasis on theatrical headshots.

About Kiernan

Almost all of Michelle’s childhood photos had her holding a camera. First as toys, and at the youthful age of 10 she finally got a chance with the real thing, at 16 she had her own professional gear. It’s no wonder that when choosing a college that she wound up at Brooks Institute of Photography. Later, she supplemented that by attending Mount Saint Mary’s University where amongst other things, she perfected her retouching skills to those of a Master Retouches.

While still attending college, she became the lead photographer for a busy retail studio in a Los Angeles mall, and interned and studied under Jim Jordan where she picked up her experience shooting models for modeling agencies.

Today, working full time at Laurens Antoine, Kiernan shoots all the personal portraits, most the food, and events including those for civic functions including the San Diego Greater Regional Chamber of Commerce events. Kiernan has benefitted from the highest levels of education available for still photography which is now blended with years of practical experience.

About the Studio

Located in downtown San Diego, at over 3000 square feet Laurens Antoine Studios is the regions’ largest still photography studio. The state of the art facility has a makeup area, refreshment center, shower and has a very large inventory of photography gear and lighting compromised of top brands including Speedotron, Profoto, Photogenic, Dynalite, with 100s of light modifiers for all possible situations. Full location equipment is wholly owned with specialty equipment for editorial work, headshots and food.

About the San Diego Greater Chamber of Commerce

Laurens Antoine Photography is a proud member of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, the largest chamber of commerce on the west coast. Aside from being a member, Laurens Antoine Photography also shoots chamber events, and members on a regular basis.

About the Southern California Photography Coop

The Southern California Photography Coop is an exclusive cooperative and referral service of many of the top editorial photographers in the area. All members going through a stringent vetting process, have a minimum 10 years experience in both advertising and editorial work, and a blue chip client base. The sole purpose of the cooperative is to provide clients with referral options when their primary photographer is booked, or on vacation. The list of photographers is not public, or used for promotional purposes by any of the members.

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