I had heard that Alan was the “Master of Lighting”; the photos on his website proved it. I’ve had some unsatisfactory headshot experiences, so I wasn’t looking forward to making an appointment. But when I called Alan, he immediately made me feel at ease – he’s got a great sense of humor. He’s passionate about his work & even over the phone you feel confidant that this person is going to work hard to give you images that you want, & THAT is something that I didn’t get from anybody else.
The real kicker is when you meet with Alan & he starts setting things up for you. He has a gift for making an uncomfortable, artificial process become organic – I actually enjoyed my photo session.
I will definitely go back to Alan Weissman in the future & highly recommend his services.
Alan is literally THE BEST photographer I’ve ever worked with. Sure he’s accustomed to celebrity photography, but he treats all of his clients as if they are the most important thing to him and his pictures reflect that. I have booked numerous jobs when I first started out with only 2 of the shots that we took, and he gave me loads to choose from and helped me to pick my best look. I’ve tried others just to test the waters, but I’ve regretted it since. Alan Weissman is the best and there simply is no substitute for great quality, hard work, dedication, and a passion unlike any I have seen before. Thanks Alan! You do phenomenal work and everyone should know. I look forward to booking with you again in the near future!
– Teremy J.
Alan was awesome! Did a fantastic job, never once did I feel tense or under pressure. I felt as if we had been friends for along time. Laughing and joking around. Talking to me about who I am. Actually trying to get to know me. Who cares about me? Normally it’s just about businesses get the best shot and move on your just a number. Not with Alan. He has a high passion and love for what he does. I couldn’t have wished for a better experience. Words don’t express the quality of his work. He captures the real you, from the inside. He is hands down one of the best in the industry. You can’t find too many people that have pride for what they do anymore. His staff as well are great. Very knowledgeable and helpful in every way. Thanks again for the great experience!! I highly recommend Alan Weissman.
ALAN WEISSMAN is THE BEST headshot photographer in the business. There were so many great shots, it was hard to narrow them down. For me, doing pix was like going to the dentist, but Alan made it so easy. He is professional, likable, fun, funny, has great prices, and works with a wonderful makeup artist. I promise you will love him & his terrific, incredibly helpful associate, Shoushan. FIVE out of FIVE STARS.
Alan is not only a great photographer but a great person to work with. My daughter is 15 and really loved getting photographed by him. He has a way of bringing out your personality which is so important in a headshot. He made her feel very comfortable, even putting on her favorite music. He took the time to make sure we got what we wanted. He really enjoys his profession and you can see it on the quality of his work. His prices are very reasonable for anyone just starting out.
Alan is an amazing photographer who crafts you to perfection with light! I’ve seen the works of many around the world, yet no one beats the way Alan creates headshots. Have a look at his website and compare them to others, and you will see what I mean! Also, when Alan is shooting for you, he is patient and takes the necessary time (however long it may take) to capture your personality, your essence in the photograph. He takes no short cuts… he even experiments with new ideas if he suddenly thinks that might bring out a new, interesting side to you. A funny, intelligent person to work with, you will enjoy a day of taking your headshots, and will love the results Alan has created for you at the end of the day.
Lastly and maybe most importantly, you can suggest what you like, but also let Alan have room to create an individual style for you! He is very knowledgeable when it comes to what works for an actor’s headshot. I also recommend using the makeup artist from Alan’s studio as they gave me a peace of mind by staying there for the whole shoot (tidying my hair, makeup and outfit when they shift during the shoot).
Alan has been my main photographer for over 20 years. He’s photographed some of the most notable people in the entertainment industry including my ex-husband David Carradine. Alan also took my portrait for my book. He has ALWAYS – from day one – been upfront about fees, proceedure and has conducted himself with honesty and integrity. He is an absolute sweetheart of a person and will go to great lengths to explain things. In all the referrals and recommendations I’ve made regarding Alan to actors, musicians, or even non-industry people who wanted just a great pic with their pet, I have not heard of one complaint…Not one. Just praise and happiness about the results. He is a professional through and through and among the creme de la creme of photographers as well as a person. I can’t praise him enough.
Alan is one of the most professional photographers I have personally worked with, he’s fun & enthusiastic. His aura makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera so there’s no awkwardness in which ever pose you may be in. In East London cockney slang my final pictures well & truly made me look like a “sort” (beautiful). I couldn’t of worked with someone better, an absolute pleasure and great gentleman! Highly recommended!
So much fun! Not at all what I expected! This was my first headshot session and the minute I arrived, Alan greeted me with his two dogs and then we sat down and talked and laughed like old friends. When the shoot began Alan made me so comfortable with humor and kind professional direction, I knew my photos would turn out great. And in the end they exceeded my expectations. Working with Alan as a young actress was like being in my own living room, time flew by and I didn’t want it to end.
Thank you Alan, your wonderful make-up artist Emma and assistant Shoushan for making my experience one to remember and for the fabulous photos.
We cannot thank you enough for devoting your time, incredible expertise, generosity, and good humor to our head-shots and ‘scene’ photos. We had an amazing day watching you create the magic you make so well, enjoying your beautiful surroundings, and experiencing the synergy we all had working together as a team. Lulu was an excellent assistant, and we enjoyed meeting Rita and Natalie too. They were a great help. The shots came out great! They will really help us put our best faces forward for our business. We feel really lucky to have photos with the Alan Weissman signature of a true artist. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
-Linda and Viveka
I was careful to make sure I was picking the best photographer in Los Angeles, CA. I took my time to read reviews and look at photographs prior to making my decision. I made the best decision to use Alan to take my pictures for my real estate business. He is a perfectionist and loves what he does. Alan creates beauty in everything he does.
I recently had the pleasure of working with the prestigious Alan Weismann, at the urging of my agent, for new headshots. Naturally, I was a little nervous, but that quickly faded! Not only was the ambience cozy and inviting, but Alan, himself, was so charismatic and funny that I quickly felt at home! When we started shooting, Alan asked me about myself, my hobbies, and really took great interest in getting to know ME. Not only was this shocking in itself, considering his very impressive clientele, but before I knew it we were done shooting. Turns out his philosophy, in taking a great headshot, is capturing the real you, raw and completely natural. And let me tell you something, the moments Alan caught on camera were absolutely breathtaking images, making the headshots incomparable in nature to any other photographer. I highly recommend Alan to anyone and absolutely everyone who needs a great headshot, portrait, or just a plain old excuse to have great photographs taken, GO SEE ALAN!
Alan was really great with me. I had been expecting someone who would be really great at taking photos but who would not be willing to spend the time with me. Instead, he and I worked together making sure that the photos were what both HE and I wanted. He was insistent on doing the best he could, and even threw in a couple tips on how to deal with Agents and Managers when they look at your headshots. He was the best, I am so happy I got my headshots done by him.
Thank you again Alan!
Thank you so much for giving me the gift of great headshots. You are a genius in your field and deserve all the success and recognition a person could want. The way you work is truly unique and I am so glad I was able to meet you and work with you.
I wish you all the best and hope to see you soon again,
Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner, Jody Foster, Billy Crystal, Liam Neeson, Angelina Jolie, Geena Davis…the list goes on.
Alan is the best in the business. Movie star quality at starving artist prices. Fun, friendly man who really takes an interest in his subjects. His award winning photos of China and India are mind-blowing. he’s always open to meeting you and discussing your shoot in detail before you commit. Check him out!
It’s hard to describe the experience of working with Alan, because I can assure you it will surpass your experience with any photographer in Hollywood. Whether you are a veteran in the entertainment industry, or if you are just arriving in Hollywood Alan is the guy for you. His 20+ years in the industry speak for itself, and his successful cliental throughout his career demonstrate he is among the elite in Hollywood. While working inside his breathtaking studio Alan is a complete perfectionist about his craft, and he delivers the same amount of professionalism, dedication, and effort with every client. Alan is known for demonstrating exceptional lighting in his photographs, and he truly understands how to bring out the full potential in each of his clients. With the support of a high-quality staff you will receive valuable insight that will help bring your career to a new level. I would recommend Alan to everyone in Hollywood. If you want to bring out the best in your career and in yourself, I would think you would want to work with the best person to help you do that.
“Alan was wonderful to work with during my photograph session and the results were just what I had hoped for! The photos he took will grace my personal website and blog, as well as be used for numerous promotional purposes regarding my leadership of our 31 year old national organization.”
Kerby T. Alvy, Ph.D. Founder and Executive Director Center for the Improvement of Child Caring
Can’t wait to face the challenge of choosing which shots to put out there from today’s shoot. It was clear from the very first test click that Alan has earned his reputation as an experienced, gifted photographer. I would also highly recommend Rita, a makeup artist with whom Alan has worked for a long time. Both professionals have worked extensively with some of Hollywood’s most prominent stars. There’s a reason for that — they’re that good. But the prices are VERY reasonable. Although I had heard nothing but good things from friends who have shot with Alan, I was pleasantly surprised, anyway. I found my photographer. And I’m not letting him go!
-Nancy Van Iderstine
I had the pleasure of working with the great Alan Weissman and his lovely assistant Madeline. Madeline helped make all the arrangements to accommodate my schedule and is quite possibly one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. When I arrived I was greeted by a magnificent home tucked away in the hills of Los Angeles. Alan’s use of his studio and home space for pictures is nothing short of brilliant. He created a relaxing environment that was easy to work in. His eye for detail and creating a natural look surpassed my expectations. I will definitely be returning anytime I need any photos of any kind taken. Do yourself a favor, get your picture taken here.
“It was an absolute pleasure working with Alan. He made me extremely comfortable throughout the entire process and his professionalism is unmatched. I highly recommend him and look forward to getting my head shots updated with his studio in the future.”