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The best head shots & portrait photo shoots in Los Angeles.

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WHAT WE DO

The best headshot & portrait photography in los angeles.

321headshots is proud to introduce the most competitive professional head shot package in Los Angeles. We have been going above and beyond for our clients to capture unforgettable moments since 2016. And so we present to you, the best headshot & portrait photo shoot packages in Los Angeles. 

Traditional

What most people consider a ‘typical’ headshot. 

Our traditional portraits, also known as formal portraits, are popular with actors, industry professionals, or anyone that 

Lifestyle

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Family/Couples

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PHOTO RETOUCHING & AIRBRUSHING

OUR PORTFOLIO

ABOUT US

MEET YOUR CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER

My name is Dumisani Maraire Jr. and I would like to be your next headshot and portrait photographer. You've probably never heard of me, and that's ok. When I call myself a 'Celebrity Photographer', it's not because I'm famous, it's because I've worked with a whole lot of people who actually are famous. So blame them, not me 🙂

Hi there. I just want to take some time to thank you for dropping by and checking out 321Headshots.com, the domain that is home to my head shot portfolio.

Over the past 5 years I have captured the images before you as the Owner & Lead Photographer of 321headshots.com, however I also own and operate SuperVlogs.com & RedCarpetSeries.com, which are my video production and event photography portfolios.

Before going off and creating Top Flyt Media, which owns 321Headshots, I spent almost 10 years in 5-star hospitality in Beverly Hills learning exactly what it means to provide excellent, world-class service to a very particular clientele and before that I worked for Delaware and Maryland’s local CBS affiliate, WBOC TV as a sports videographer, news studio camera operator and CG operator, which was the first photography related job I ever held back in 2002. Collectively, I have over 12 years of experience working still and video cameras professionally in some capacity.

Through my multiple portfolios, I have been fortunate enough to work with a long list of celebrities including (alphabetically) Akon, B. Howard, Benzino, Bobby Brown, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Cat Zingano, Cee Lo Green, Chingy, Clipper Darrell, Dallas Austin, Dame Dash (Roc-A-Fella Records), Daniel Baldwin, Davido, Demrick, Dizzy Wright, DJ Skee, Donell Jones, Dustin Quick, Eva Longoria, Fia Johannsen, Floyd Mayweather Sr., Fredy Muks, Freeway Rick Ross, Jafaar Jackson, Jibrizy, Kathleen Bradley, Kym Whitley, LA Reid, Lloyd, LisaRaye McCoy, Meta World Peace, Michael Blackson, Montell Jordan, New Edition, Next, Omarion, Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, Shar Jackson, Sherri Shepherd, Stevie Williams (DGK), Suga Free, The Game, Thea Austin (of Snap!),  Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins, Tipsy Bartender, Too Short, Twista, Vivica A. Fox, Warren G, Wesley Snipes & ZNi, just to name a few.

I am currently one of Hollywood’s go-to guys for premium event photography, vlog (video blog) creation, and, of course, portraits and head shots.

I have served as Director of Photography for numerous productions including The Fixxx Audiocast on Dash Radio in Hollywood, The Jenny SuShe Show on Roku TV, Straight Out Tha Trunk on Accelerated Radio and The Reality Show LA, also on Accelerated Radio.

I have also created original online video and photography content for brands and corporations such as Kiss The Monkeys, Providence St. Joseph Hospital, The Well Being Trust, Lally Medical Group, All Access Broadcasting, Primerica, The Samira Network, Affinity Nightlife, Assuaged, The HAPAwards, and so many more.

It’s not rare to see me balancing cameras, remote flashes, diffusers, lights and reflectors to as my intention is to always provide exquisite service and literally roll out the red carpet for my cherished clients and give them the 5-star service they deserve. 

In my life there is absolutely no substitute for high quality and artistic freedom and so I’m extremely grateful that you’ve taken some time out to scroll through this limited selection of my extensive portfolio.

‘I am a creator and developer of art.’

– Dumisani Maraire Jr. Lead Photographer

THANK YOU!

TESTIMONIALS

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John Doe

Showman, The Company One Ltd.

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Jane Doe

Doctor, The Company Two Ltd.

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Jake Doe

Farmer, The Company Three Ltd.

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Jo Doe

Stewardess, The Company Four Ltd.

PRICING

Photo packages

Every photography package includes:

  • Digital proofs within 48-hours so you can get a sneak peek.
  • Fully edited pictures within 7 days.
  • A digital proof of every picture captured. Our proofs will already be edited for lighting, saturation, tone & noise reduction.
  • Our mobile lighting and camera setup allows us to literally bring the studio to you.
  • Our rates include travel within 15 miles of the 90025 zip code.
  •  Our outdoor photo shoots come with natural lighting courtesy of the sun and reflectors courtesy of your photographer, and if we’re lucky, natural diffusion courtesy of the clouds.
  • Our studio photo shoots include top of the line professional 3-point lighting including at least 1 ring light for shimmering hair & eyes and a wide variety of world-class flash options.
  • Unlimited online or phone consultations by appointment.

FAQ

Frequently asked Questions

Is it safe to do a photo shoot during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As a professional photography company, we have embraced the need to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, including shelter in place orders when they are in effect.

The primary change that has happened for us is that our photoshoots have largely moved outdoors.

By adhering to guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, photography businesses have been able to reopen safely, and at the same time, contribute in to the emotional and financial healing process that needs to take place in a post-COVID-19 world.

PPE such as masks and gloves are to be used by our staff at all times while working with our clients and we will continue with this measure through the end of phase 3 as outlined in recently released federal guidelines that were released here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/

The 321HeadShots team maintains social distancing, using no-touch posing methods when at all possible and capturing your pictures from a safe distance.

We would also like to urge our staff and clients to, above all, be good and responsible community citizens while the whole world works our way out of this crisis.

How many people are in your production crew?

To achieve the professional results that our clients love us for, sometimes it takes a team.

Thankfully, at 321headshots we always try to keep that team limited to 3 people total per photo shoot, which is well within the CDC’s & other health officials’ maximum gathering for a photographic shoot of 10 or fewer persons per shoot. 

Those three people will usually be your photographer, an assistant, and a videographer if you have booked a package that comes with a behind the scenes video.

If any member of our production crew falls sick before a photo shoot they are expected to stay home and we are constantly providing our crew with educational materials available through the CDC website on proper sanitation, hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, use of PPE, and other protective behaviors. 

Our production crew size also allows you to bring along a stylist, manager or significant other who you may consider essential to your photo shoot without exceeding the CDC’s maximum gathering recommendations.

Are hair, make-up and styling artists included?

Our rates include our photographic services only and hair, make-up or styling artists are not included in our rates. 

We’ve met many amazing hair, make-up and style experts along the way and would be happy to recommend some to you if you need help finding one.

Indeed, many of our clients in the past have felt courageous enough to handle it themselves and done a tremendous job. If you should be so confident in your skills, then so are we.

What do I need to book a photo shoot?

The first thing that needs to be done is to find out if your preferred dates are available, so do not hesitate to contact us using the contact form below or giving us a call at 310-428-1476. 

If your dates are available, we then have to send you our service agreement with will outline all of our terms of service.  

Once the service agreement has been signed, the third and final step is to secure your 50% deposit in order for us to block out your dates for your photo shoot.

This deposit is transferable to a future date if you feel sick or have to postpone it to a future date and fully refundable if you are not happy with your digital proofs after a successful photo shoot.

Once your deposit has been secured, you’re all set to go and can feel free to take advantage of your unlimited online and phone consultations if you have any questions before the shoot. 

We will also check in on you at least twice before the photo shoot, with a final consultation within the final 48 hours of your shoot. 

How long in advance should I book my shoot?

 All of our photo shoots are by appointment only. With that said, the more time we have to prepare for your photo shoot, the better we can serve you.

We normally recommend booking between 2-4 weeks before your preferred date to ensure that the date is available.

 

Do you ever do photo shoots outside of Los Angeles?

Yes we do! However, this is on a case by case basis, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Our rates only include travel within a 15-mile radius of the 90025 zip code so any transportation needs outside of this mileage may carry extra transportation, accommodation and per diem fees. 

What are digital proofs?

Digital proofs are the first pictures we send you so you can pick out your favorites that you want any fine tuning and final editing done to. 

Digital proofs will normally carry a water mark across them that says ‘digital proof’. 

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