Headshot Photographer in San Diegoccuthrell2020-07-24T05:58:28-08:00
Headshot Photographer San Diego
Internationally acclaimed headshot photographer Laurens Antoine brings editorial style headshots to San Diego.
Five things to look for in a headshot photographer in San Diego:
Your headshot photographer should have experience. Being talented taking headshots isn’t enough. A seasoned headshot photographer knows how to send the right message. Pretty pictures alone won’t do it!
A big well equipped studio with proper lighting is essential for any headshot photographer to have. Separate location equipment and lighting is important too.
There are natural skills needed to. Good composition is an important skill for any headshot photographer.
There are many ways to retouch headshots. You don’t want to have glowing skin like a glamour shot, nor do you want that cheap plastic looking skin tone unexperienced headshot photographers so often put out.
See who your headshot photographer has shot. That can be very telling!
The highest rated headshot in San Diego all of California.
Graham Kirk Editor, FHM Magazine
“There’s a reason Laurens is the most published photographer in FHM’s history and it’s not because of his his good looks!”
Scott Kritz Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment
“After years of working with Laurens, he’s definitely become my go-to guy. His creativity, dedication and reliability are the qualities anyone hopes for in a fantastic photographer.”
Ashlan Gorse Host / Correspondent E! Entertainment Television
“Laurens is flat out amazing. He made me feel so comfortable and really listened to my ideas. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and the proof is in the absolutely stunning photos he takes.”
LARRY WINOKUR Founding Partner: BWR Public Relations
As a founder of BWR, I have worked with Laurens over the span of 15 years, both directly, and through many of our publicists. He has always provided great work in a collaborative and professional manner. He has given us the tools to do even better work. We have great regard for Laurens and would place our most valued clients in his hands.”
JR Futrell NBC Universal
“I’ve worked with Laurens on a quarter million dollar shoot as he coordinated a staff of 30. It finished on time, and came out unbelievable. It wouldn’t have been as remarkable if it wasn’t that we were on an island, with inclement weather, lost cargo, and talent that fell ill. I don’t know another photographer that could have pulled that off!”
Jason Moscovitz Radar Pictures
“With A-list stars like Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bullock in our films, there are very few photographers I trust. I need one that gets along with celebrities, and I need great pictures. The first name I think about for photography is always Laurens Antoine. The images are extraordinary, and his handling of the talent exceptional.”
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Lauren is easy going and made us feel comfortable! Great job!!
I recently did a photo shoot with Laurens Antoine Photography and I am very pleased. I had mentioned to Lauren that I had knee/walking issues and that I hated complicated parking situations. Lauren created a game plan that included easy parking and minimal walking, and throughout the afternoon, checked in with me regarding how my knee felt. I was able to view the photos later in the afternoon and I was pleasantly surprised (I usually hate photos of myself). The finished products arrived in my email the next day. I have shown these photos to a few friends and they are all very impressed. Not only do they think they are flattering, but they think I look natural and at ease. These are photos I have no qualms sharing with others. I highly recommend Lauren (and his sweet assistant Rocki) for any photo needs, whether it is for personal or professional needs.
Amazing experience! And well worth the cost i have never been more excited to get my headshots done and it was one of the funniest photo shoots i have had the pleasure to be apart of, if you are looking for a place to get yours done then look no further this is who you should choose! I cant thank them enough for this great experience!
Lorenz and Erica were very accommodating and got me in for my photo shoot right away. They were very professional and very easy to work with. I was able to choose my photo and have it touched up right in the studio. I was very happy with my experience and I would definitely use them again.
Laurens and his team are phenomenal. They made me comfortable throughout our shoot and the results were exactly what I needed. Furthermore, their sanitizing protocol is extensive and thorough. All around great experience.
Lauren’s Antoine is absolutely amazing. I called many different photographers in the San Diego area. All said they were booked out for weeks. All I needed was a simple headshot. Lauren’s was very responsive and took me in even though they were booked. Additionally, they are very professional, knowledgeable and they make it fun. Would recommend them and refer them to anyone.
I just had my Headshots done with Laurens and it was a great experience! I was nervous about getting the photos done as it was my first time. The process was easy, communication was fast and I love the way my headshots turned out! Laurens and Erica made me feel comfortable right from the beginning (even with the necessary coronavirus precautions). I would highly recommend Laurens Antoine Photography, they did a wonderful job!
After going through this experience, I’m laughing at the fact I was nervous about not being able to loosen up. I say that because Laurens (and staff) had me laughing (and at ease) immediately out of the gate. Just saw the finished product and extremely happy and satisfied! Another aspect I really appreciate is how responsive Laurens was to my questions/e-mails prior to. Great experience overall and highly recommend Laurens and staff👍
Lauren and team are very easy to work with and they know how to shoot professional high quality headshots. I was in an out in under an hour and my shots were perfect for my two businesses. I highly recommend and thanks much!
First of all let me say, what a great experience and staff who are very kind and friendly. I felt very safe with the precautions they implemented due to Covid-19. They provided helpful directions before and during the shoot that allowed me to feel relaxed. I would definitely recommend them!
Laurens was great to work with. I was able to get scheduled quickly and conveniently. He made the process very casual and relaxed, enabling him to get the right shot. I highly recommend looking no further for any photography needs. Thanks, Laurens!
Honestly couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. This was my first experience getting headshots so I didn’t know what to expect. Laurens and his daughter were extremely kind and funny, and set me at ease almost instantly. I’ll definitely be returning here in the future when I need any photography work done 🙂
I appreciated the care taken with employing and sticking to Covid 19 protocols, to create an environment for the overall experience to be relaxed and safe. The end product was what I wanted it to be. .
Positive experience! Laurens responded quickly to questions prior to booking. The appointment started on time and I didn’t feel rushed. He provided good feedback while reviewing the photos and he retouched the final headshot while I waited. Very pleased with the entire process and the end result.
Laurens,Great headshots you took of me two years ago....which increased my self-confidence, marketability, and the ability to "land" well after exiting the Navy. Five months later I was approached out of the blue by an unheard-of company and offered a role with a 38% compensation increase and a 10-fold responsibility increase. Along the way, the portfolio of photos you took have stood the test of time and been applicable in multiple online environments.Best Regards,Dave Samara
Fun! Easy! Relaxing! I’m not naturally photogenic so I felt a bit apprehensive about my first ever photoshoot but Laurens made me feel relaxed and guided me through every step. The pictures were amazing and exactly what I was hoping for! Thank you, Laurens!
I needed a professional head shot for a Club Roster. I'm normally very uncomfortable in front of a camera but Laurens and his team went above and beyond to make.certain I was comfortable and natural throughout the whole process,.and I ended up with a photo that I am very proud of. He did the editing and any touch up right there with me and included my input. He also made arrangements for a hair and make up professional and she was absolutely perfect. They made something that I wasn't looking forward to into a fun day and I will be back for all my future photos!
I have been looking for a photographer for acting headshots for so long and I could not be more satisfied with my experience. From start to finish Laurens and his team were kind and extremely accommodating. When I emailed to schedule an appointment, they replied within minutes! They were very flexible and personable. The shoot was seamless and I had so much fun. They are extremely kind and make you feel comfortable to capture the best shots possible. I could not be any happier with my experience and the photos that I received. I would recommend their work to anyone! Thank you so much!
For a first timer I expected to be really nervous but the energy during the shoot was very warm and welcoming. Had a great experience and would definitely come back again. They like working with military and provide good military rates, I recommend it a lot.
Needed a headshot for work so I reached out to Lauren. Was super easy to set up an appointment. His studio is fun and spacious and Lauren immediately set me at ease. He kept the shoot light, fun, and professional. I would highly recommend Lauren for any of your photo shoot needs.
I rarely write reviews but i have to write a review about this company. I came here for head shot photos and my experience was great! they were very professional and very detailed. After the session, they spent time with you to review the pics. I highly recommend this company and i see why they have are busy.
Had a great experience with Laurens Antoine! Quick and easy and I got to review my shots as we went to make adjustments and try different angles/poses. Very professional but still fun and got a great new headshot that expresses me well.
The whole crew is very easy going but professional at the same time. They really care about the quality and the customer's preference. The puppy is a nice thoughtful addition! I highly recommend them for any photography occasions.
Laurens is an extremely personable person while remaining very professional. As someone who is new to being in front of a camera, he gave great guidance and made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. I didn’t know I could feel so comfortable in front of the camera and Laurens was a main factor in that comfort. His assistant, Torrey, is so lovely as well. She also made me feel very comfortable as well. Overall, a great experience! Highly recommend Laurens.
Great experience! Laurens and his assistant were lovely. I strongly dislike having my picture taken—has just always felt uncomfortable to me. But he put me at ease quickly and made the process so simple. Clearly a natural talent for working with people as well as a gifted photographer.
Not having had a professional photograph taken in years, I was not sure what to expect. Blown Away! Helped with my hair, shirt selection, and most importantly, made me feel very comfortable. My headshot way exceeded my expectations! Will definitely refer friends and colleagues.
As one of the least photogenic people on the planet, I was understandably nervous and anxious. Laurens and Tori immediately put me at ease and walked me through the process. In 15 minutes I was past the dread and was sufficiency relaxed - so much so I actually took the first picture I have ever liked.I highly recommend Laurens Antoine Photography. I wouldn't hesitate to go again if the need arises.Thank you, Laurens and Tori.
Lauren, Tory and Millie were awesome. Very fast, very professional, very affordable. The 3 versions of the photos are helpful and user-friendly, as is the one receives in advance and after the shoot. John Gavares
I felt right at home the second I walked in. Extremely friendly and professional. Will be coming back for sure, and highly recommend to anyone looking for a place that delivers a great product. Millie was a wonderful friend as well!!!
Laurens is amazing! His staff made us feel at home and welcoming! Best thing is his at home feel studio and on the spot editing of images. Would highly recommend him and his team! Ooh and did I tell you I had my makeup done there in studio and it was flawless!
I am a pretty shy person and can be a bit insecure with myself but Laurens and his team Tori & Jasmine are incredible. They made me feel comfortable and confident in myself. They made this whole process so amazing. I highly recommend this folks for your professional headshots or any pics you need that they do. Thank you Laurens and team again for what you do true professionals.
Laurens Antoine photography was spectacular. The moment I stepped in the studio, I felt a warm welcoming environment by Tori and Laurens. The shoot was seamless and a lot of fun. I got the shot I was looking for, so I highly recommend this studio. I’ll definitely be back for more photographs for my other businesses.
Great location and vibe in the studio. One of my first shoots with them and definitely will not be my last. Never felt so comfortable taking a picture and I took sooo many and I loved it. Thank you Laurens and Tori
Amazing studio with professionals who excel at what they do. Laurens had me relaxed within minutes, worked his magic with the camera, and we had that one great headshot in no time. When everyone asks about my new amazing profile pic I will be sharing my story of this morning’s fabulous appointment. 5 Star!
Figured it was time to get a professional headshot done. I was glad I found and selected Laurens to handle the job. What I liked most about working with him and Tori was that it was quite seamless. I was put at ease and we handled the shoot in very short order. The end result was spectacular as well. I highly recommend his services.
I was long overdue for some professional pictures and didn’t know where to look. Laurens guided through different options and when it can down to shooting, he made me feel extremely comfortable. Highly recommend.
Laurens was really friendly and professional! He was very accommodating and helped me get the photo I needed for my business. I hate taking professional pictures and the experience was so positive and easy. Would highly recommend!
Such a great experience having my headshot taken by Laurens. I did the modern shoot and couldn’t be happier with the outcome! He is so professional and easy to work with. I had Monica do my make-up and hair. Made all the difference compared to what I would have been able to do! Thanks for such a great experience!
Laurens and his assistant Tori will make you feel right at home the minute you enter the studio. I had a fun yet professional experience getting a headshot taken. They even did the photo retouching and delivery work before I left. I highly recommend Laurens Antoine Photography. Don't forget to pat Millie the dog on the head!
Beyond professional! Laurens Antione and his assistant, Tori, made my experience easy and enjoyable. Plus they gave me advice to take the next step in my career. I recommend them to every aspiring actor!
Great experience getting photos done through Laurens Antoine Photography, Laurens works with you and provides a liveliness to the shoot bringing out your best in every picture. Tori's his assistant is very helpful providing s second opinion on shots and Millie the studio pug is the cutest thing i've ever seen.
I am very happy with the headshots I got from Laurens. First of all, his studio and equipment are top of the line. He engages you in conversation and will make you laugh which is always how my photos come out looking good. I also underestimated the power of a good photoshop job. The session and the retouching job were great quality and I got my retouched photos the same day. I told him the look I was going for and he made it happen..thanks Laurens!
Laurens is efficient, easy to work with (dare I say fun?), and affordable -- but most of all, the man has talent and captures tremendous images of people, whether it is a standard corporate head shot, or a model photo shoot. He loves what he does, and it shoes. Do what i did -- get shot by Laurens!
Laurens is highly personable and professional and will make you feel at ease as he poses you for the perfect picture. With the help of his superb assistant, Tori, I felt supreme faith in their suggestions and opinions of which shots conveyed my pictorial goals. For an additional cost I would also strongly recommend, whether you are a man or woman, having your makeup done by Jazmin Cosmo to make sure you put your best face forward. Leave nothing to chance. For men, the subtle improvements of makeup will refine your look and accentuate your best qualities. Don't hesitate to book an appointment with Laurens, He will take care of you.
The "wow" factor! I needed a quick turn-around, last-minute headshot photo and Laurens (and Kiernan!) went above and beyond to get the perfect shot in a very short amount of time. He asked all the right questions about what I needed and then put together the perfect shoot based off of what we discussed. I could not be happier with the final two shots we chose. Will definitely return for future shoots and most highly recommend. You will not be disappointed!
The photographer had a great personality that made the process really enjoyable! Pictures are not something I love to do but I needed a graduation photo. He made the process super easy and light hearted. Fast retouching that looked amazing! The studio was really nice as well. And he gave professional advice on posing which I really appreciated. Great experience and photos that I love!
Im someone that hates pictures being taken of me, dont know if you can relate. For those of you that are like me, I'm telling you hands down this is who you want to photograph with. Laurens is great and so is the rest of his team. He gets you pics you will like. Can't say enough about my experience today. Can't wait to get my next shots done!
Great studio with an ultra laid back downtown vibe where parking isn't an issue. Laurens was great to work with, a true professional, and funny dude. I was amazed at how quickly they were able to turnaround our team's headshots. Everyone looked great!
We can't thank Laurens and his staff enough for the wonderful work they did! Our office staff needed updated head shots for our website and marketing materials. Seeing as we are all "Business Professionals" and not models by any means, Laurens worked his magic to make us feel comfortable and have a good time. My favorite part about his work is that it is important to him to catch natural smiles and edits the pictures so you look like you, but the best version of you. I also LOVE that his communication is on point from the first phone call, to the very last email and edit. No hunting down this fellow at all. All and all, we couldn't be happier with the results and the unexpected "Team Building" time it created for our staff.
It was so easy to deal with Laurens Antoine. I sent an email with a question and was answered the same day. I asked for their availability and was, again, replied to immediately. When we decided on a date and time, I was given an email with instructions. And then, after I paid the deposit, they sent me another email with a 4-page guide for the day of shoot, like how to choose clothes, location direction, parking, and what to expect. So, if you are new to this headshot thing, you will be guided well. When I got to the studio, the lights and camera were already set up. We chatted for a bit for them to get to know what the photos were for so he can adjust the shots accordingly. His directions were very clear and easy to follow. I felt relaxed working with them. They have a time efficient way of choosing the right photo. The proofs were sent via email in about an hour. I am satisfied with the back and forth correspondence. The photos I ordered came out really well. I am a happy customer. 😀
Had a great experience with Laurens Antoine photography in getting my headshot updated. Scheduling was prompt and they sent advance information about how to prepare. Location is convenient (East Village, easy on and off the 163 freeway). The actual shoot was relaxed but professional. Final photos were turned around same day and came out fantastic. You get what you pay for and I can highly recommend Laurens Antoine if you need a professional headshot.
I had the absolute privilege of working with Laurens and his team this past week to shoot photos for my business launch. As someone who doesn't take photos for a living, Laurens made it incredibly easy and captured exactly what I was looking for. I will highly recommend him to all my clients going forward. You will not be disappointed!
Laurens is great to work with. He (and his assistant Tori) made it easy for me to relax and feel comfortable. They were extremely professional and down to earth at the same time. Working with them to get my corporate headshot was a great experience. The images are fabulous. Super thankful I found Laurens and he and his staff were able to schedule me so quickly. Thank you!
Laurens was outstanding from my first interaction with him via email. He was quick to respond and immediately went to work getting me scheduled right away. He even rescheduled me and helped me book hair and makeup right there at the studio. On the day of the shoot, I was warmly welcomed into the studio and truly enjoyed the company while Monica fixed me up for the shoot. I am a person who does not like having my picture taken but this group made it a fun and easy experience. Laurens and his assistant Tori didn't give up until we found something we liked. After the fact, his retouching is outstanding. He has a great eye for what looks best and takes his time to be sure you are happy with the final product. The result is a top quality photo.The price is a great value for the treatment and experience of the shoot. I would recommend this crew to anyone looking for a great head shot.
We have instituted strict safety policies to provide an extremely safe environment for everyone. For full policy click “Covid” from main menu.
What we ask of you, our clients:
Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early. We have instituted a 30-minute break between appointments so that clients need not cross paths and so we can disinfect surfaces between clients and avoid client to client contact. During this time, we ask that you do not bring a guest with you into the studio.
Please put your mask or other face covering on before entering the studio. You will be removing it only during your actual shoot at which time you will be 15+ feet away from any other person.
Upon arrival please use restroom in entry area to wash your hands with soap and hot water for 20 seconds of longer. The studio interior door will be open so you will not need to touch and surfaces once in. Once you enter from the street, proceed inside the entry area and turn right down the hallway just before entering the studio area.
Please use a paper towel when touching door handles or facets after washing your hands.
Please always remain 8 – 10 feet from other people in the studio. There is only one time you will need to be closer (6 feet) and that is outlined in the PDF brief you will receive before your shoot. Obviously, no handshaking or hugging please.
We will not be accepting cash during this time. When you use your payment card, we will ask you to swipe it yourself while not touching the card reader. We will not be requiring signatures during this time.
Latex gloves will be provided upon request.
Other than when washing your hands when you come in there is no reason afterward for you to have to touch anything in the studio at any time. In other words, if you follow these procedures it will be impossible to be in physical contact with anything infected. That, along with remaining 6 feet from others in the studio makes in very safe for you, and us 😊
Obviously, if you have a fever, are otherwise symptomatic, or have been in contact with anyone symptomatic or is believed to have been in contact with an infected person, please reschedule your appointment.
The steps we take to protect you:
All staff is asked to take their temperature each morning. Should their temperature be at all above their personal baseline, staff will not come to work. Staff is still paid, symptomatic or not, without questions asked should they for any reason feel unsafe or ill. This removes all motivation to come into work if not feeling well.
All staff will wash and disinfect their hands between each client.
While clients have no reason to touch these surfaces, all used surfaces will be disinfected between each client. That includes cameras, computer keyboards/mice, card readers, payment station. Light units, wall switches and any other surfaces touched.
Only staff necessary for each shoot will come into the studio at any given time. All admin and retouching work will be performed virtually. The studio will be limited to a maximum of three crew members at any time.