TikiGlam Fashion Photography Shoot

Had the opportunity to do a fashion shoot with one of America’s Next Top Model’s favorites and fashion designer, Kuteka Hill of TikiGlam. Kuteka designs her clothing for the girl that is fashion fearless. The girl who is not afraid to make a statement.

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Kuteka’s designs are completely bold and irreverent. My kind of designs, indeed.

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Speaking of bold and irreverent, hair and makeup was done by Miss Fierce herself, Sandi Amodeo…

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Stay tuned for some more TikiGlam styling in my next blog.

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To view more of Michele’s work, click here: www.michelelobosco.com

Fashion Photography by Los Angeles Fashion Photographer, Michele LoBosco. Michele is a bi-coastal portrait and fashion photographer based in the Los Angeles area.

Location Information: Michele LoBosco Photography is conveniently located in Los Angeles on Flower Avenue in Venice, California.

Learn more about Los Angeles Fashion Photography @ www.michelelobosco.com

Venice Alley Fashion Shoot

Did a fashion shoot recently that was so reminiscent of the shoots I used to do back in Brooklyn….we were going for a boho-rocker chic look, so we decided to walk up and down the alleys in my neighborhood in Venice Beach.

We took advantage of the authentic grunge, distressed walls and garbage laying around.

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Makeup was done by the super talented Sandi Amodeo and the gorgeous threads were provided by stylist, Erin Prieth.

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I told Erin that I was a fan of graphic tees, and she brought this awesome Blondie tee…(love Deborah Harry).

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Venice Beach Engagement Shoot – Maggie Jo & Bryan

Okay, so every once in a while you meet a couple that is so ridiculously in love, so fun to be around, that it just makes you giddy….Maggie Jo and Bryan are that couple. They have been together for ten years, but you’d think they just met, the way they act around each other.

We started our session on Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach….
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Totally love their hippie-styled outfits…!
Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

And they were up for anything. When I asked them if they would jump for me, without a second’s hesitation, up they went!
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Then we walked down to the water…
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Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

They are honestly just too cute…
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Time for a break…..
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There was an incredible sunset that night….
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Congrats, Maggie Jo and Bryan. On a beautiful love.
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Los Angeles Engagement and Wedding Photography by Los Angeles Engagement and Wedding Photographer, Michele LoBosco.

Michele LoBosco Photography offers a modern approach to the engagement session. Sessions are fun, playful, and irreverent, and the resulting images are expressive and authentic. Michele LoBosco is a bi-coastal portrait, fashion and wedding photographer based in the Los Angeles area.

Location Information: Michele LoBosco Photography is conveniently located in Los Angeles on Flower Avenue in Venice, California.

Learn more about Los Angeles Portrait Photography @ www.michelelobosco.com

Venice Engagement Session: Raimonda & Scott

Had such a fun and playful engagement session with the delightful Raimonda and Scott. Raimonda has such a playful spirit and Scott, a handsome marine and actor (interesting combination, no?), is a total sweetheart!

We started in the backyard…where Scott did a little serenading.

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Then we took a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood.

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They are so cute together….!

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Très chic.
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Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Love their matching red outfits!

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So stunning….

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

To view more of Michele’s work, click here: www.michelelobosco.com

Los Angeles Engagement and Wedding Photography by Los Angeles Engagement and Wedding Photographer, Michele LoBosco.

Michele LoBosco Photography offers a modern approach to the engagement session. Sessions are fun, playful, and irreverent, and the resulting images are expressive and authentic. Michele LoBosco is a bi-coastal portrait, fashion and wedding photographer based in the Los Angeles area.

Location Information: Michele LoBosco Photography is conveniently located in Los Angeles on Flower Avenue in Venice, California.

Learn more about Los Angeles Portrait Photography @ www.michelelobosco.com

Actor Headshots: Tell the Story of Who You are with Your Whole Heart

I love taking actor headshots. I really do.

I love it because each and every headshot session is a little pocket of time, a small segment of the life experience, a momentary passage of seconds, of minutes, of hours, in which you, the actor, have to be you. There’s no character you need to embody. There’s no role to play. It is a brief moment in time in which YOU get to be YOURSELF.

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Interacting with people who are real is something that is exciting to me. It knocks my socks off. It floats my boat. It bakes my potato. I could go on….I’m not kidding.

And this is why I get such a kick out of taking actor headshots.

Because, when you come to my studio, I invite YOU to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. To just show up, to be willing to share yourself, to tell me stories about your life, to connect, to laugh, to be silly, to be playful, to be outrageous. The more you tell the story with your whole heart…unabashedly, free-spiritedly, outrageously, the better the headshots will be.

And what I want to make clear is that there is really nothing you need to do.

Think of it this way. If you spent a few hours with a good friend, you would most likely experience a multitude of emotions. You’d likely laugh, be silly, be serious, you’d share your challenges, your victories…you’d be you. Right? We as humans, even in a short period of time, have the ability to feel lots of different things and express lots of different emotions. Naturally. And in that short span of time, all the natural personality traits you possess (or at least a bunch of them), would likely show their cute little faces. You would naturally demonstrate a wide range of emotional responses. So there really is nothing you need to do.

Except show up. And just be you.

To view more of Michele’s work, click here: www.michelelobosco.com

Los Angeles Headshot Photography by Los Angeles Headshot Photographer, Michele LoBosco.

Michele LoBosco Photography offers a modern approach to the headshot session. Sessions are fun, playful, and irreverent, and the resulting images are expressive and authentic. Michele LoBosco is a bi-coastal headshot photographer based in the Los Angeles area.

Location Information: Michele LoBosco Photography is conveniently located in Los Angeles on Flower Avenue in Venice, California.

Learn more about Los Angeles Headshot Photography @ www.michelelobosco.com

Los Angeles Headshot Photographer: One Part Silly and Two Parts Fun Equals a Seriously Amazing Headshot

Your headshot session should be fun.

Super Fun.

When it’s fun, you are relaxed. And when you are relaxed, you are genuine. And when you are genuine, your eyes twinkle, your mouth relaxes, and you start to experience the genuine moment-to-moment emotions we humans experience each and every day. And then my job gets easy, and I get to capture you being you.

So here’s my take. One part silly and two parts fun equals a seriously amazing headshot.

People always ask what a headshot session with me is like, and the best way for me to convey that information is to show you. You know what they say, right…that a picture is worth a thousand words? Well then, just how many words is a 3-minute video worth? Too many for my goofy head to wrap around.

If you want to know what a typical headshot session with me is like, take a peek at this fun video done by the AMAZING Rachel Alison.

Like I said, your headshot session should be fun. So I invite you to bring your silly selves, your irreverent selves, your fierce selves, your goofy selves and your openhearted selves. Come willing to be surprised at your own playfulness and I will take care of the rest.

To view more of Michele’s work, click here: Michele LoBosco

Michele LoBosco Photography offers a modern approach to the headshot session. Sessions are fun, playful, and irreverent, and the resulting images are expressive and authentic. Michele LoBosco is a bi-coastal headshot photographer based in the Los Angeles area.

Location Information: Michele LoBosco Photography is conveniently located in Los Angeles on Flower Avenue in Venice, California.

Learn more about Los Angeles Video Editor, Rachel Alison @ www.rachelalison.com
And by the way, she does actor’s reels…wink, wink…

Headshots LA: Let the Good Times Roll….

Sometimes I can’t believe how lucky I am.

People come to my studio, they share themselves, they open their beautiful hearts to me, they tell me stories about their lives, they tell me their goals and I snap their pictures. That’s my job. Connecting and capturing. I connect with people, and then I capture their images. It’s a beautiful life. Honestly.

In a typical session, my clients and I will crack up at least one. My studio is not a serious one…

Here’s gorgeous Sara getting her laugh on!
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Here’s the beautiful Laura Hunter having a good chuckle!
Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Here’s Alexandra Lavrova, one of the most fun and playful people (my kind of gal!) giggling away….
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So folks, consider yourself warned..

To view more of Michele’s work, click here: www.michelelobosco.com

Los Angeles Headshot Photography by Los Angeles Headshot Photographer, Michele LoBosco.

Michele LoBosco Photography offers a modern approach to the headshot session. Sessions are fun, playful, and irreverent, and the resulting images are expressive and authentic. Michele LoBosco is a bi-coastal headshot photographer based in the Los Angeles area.

Location Information: Michele LoBosco Photography is conveniently located in Los Angeles on Flower Avenue in Venice, California.

Learn more about Los Angeles Headshot Photography @ www.michelelobosco.com

Los Angeles Fashion Photographer: Street Fashion with Lamar

Right before I left NYC in December, I had the pleasure of working with Lamar from Future Faces. Lamar has been modeling internationally since he was super young (and at this point, is a total pro). He’s done campaigns with Armani Junior, Joseph Abboud, Roberto Cavalli, Pirelli, Benetton, Vogue Bambini, and Diesel….just to name a few.

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He’s a model, actor and dancer and ridiculously sweet to boot. We had a total blast running around the industrial streets of Gowanus, Brooklyn.
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I mean c’mon….
Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

To view more of Michele’s photography, click here: www.michelelobosco.com

Los Angeles Portraits by Los Angeles Photographer, Michele LoBosco.

Michele LoBosco Photography offers a modern approach to the portrait session. Sessions are fun, playful, and irreverent, and the resulting images are expressive and authentic. Michele LoBosco is a bi-coastal portrait photographer based in the Los Angeles area.

Location Information: Michele LoBosco Photography is conveniently located in Los Angeles on Flower Avenue in Venice, California.

Learn more about Los Angeles Headshot Photography @ www.michelelobosco.com

Los Angeles Portraits: I Heart Black and White

I love me some black and white.

There is just something so incredibly moody, dramatic and sensual about black and white portraits. I had a little extra time on my hands today, so I played around with a couple of images.

Here’s the incredibly beautiful Chella Ferrow and the very handsome Max Hambleton.

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

Michele LoBosco, LA Headshot Photographer

And if you are asking, Why Michele, pray tell, did you not spend your extra time going to the beach instead of sitting behind the computer? I am asking myself the very same question right now…

To view more of Michele’s portrait work, click here: www.michelelobosco.com

Los Angeles Portraits by Los Angeles Portrait Photographer, Michele LoBosco.

Michele LoBosco Photography offers a modern approach to the portrait session. Sessions are fun, playful, and irreverent, and the resulting images are expressive and authentic. Michele LoBosco is a bi-coastal portrait photographer based in the Los Angeles area.

Location Information: Michele LoBosco Photography is conveniently located in Los Angeles on Flower Avenue in Venice, California.

Learn more about Los Angeles Headshot Photography @ www.michelelobosco.com

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LA Headshots: The Art of the Thumbnail Headshot, Part 6

Okay, so hang in there people. We are on our last post of a 6-day post…

At this point, you should know the drill…first, we’ll take a peek at the 5 hints I introduced a few days back, and then we’ll move on to the final hint.

Here are the hints:

Use headshots that have a tighter crop
Consider choosing headshots that are a little off center
Choose headshots with juicy expressions

Use headshots with simple backgrounds

Have your headshots prepped for online viewing

And today, we are going to speak about the benefits of getting your headshots retouched and prepped for online viewing.

Before we talk about the whole retouching process and why it’s so important, I am going to take a moment and share that I know the whole business of headshots is an expensive one. I feel your pain. I really do. I have gotten my headshots done many times in the past, and it is not easy on the wallet. I know.

Now having said that, the next thing I want to say is: If you are going to get your headshots done, you might as well get them done right.

And you might as well take all the steps you need to take to ensure that they do what they are supposed to do. Which is get you called in for work. And generally speaking, images that come straight from the camera, even the most fabulous ones, need a bit of correction. Most headshots really benefit from a zip of contrast, and some slight color correction (these minor adjustments eliminate the chance that your image will look flat and dull, and maximize the chance that it will stand out from the other images on online casting sites). And sometimes there are a few rebellious stray hairs that have decided to leave the pack and make a name for themselves on the side of your head. Or your gorgeous blue shirt, the one that totally compliments your gorgeous blue eyes, has decided to wrinkle up on your left shoulder (….of course, in the very best photo in the bunch).

All in all, generally speaking, a bit of minor retouching can take a photo that is pretty darn good, and make it amazing. A bit of good retouching–really good retouching–can generate more impact, grab the viewer’s attention, and make an image stand out.

And here’s my honest, honest suggestion. Have a retoucher that specializes in headshot retouching do the editing. Your photo needs to look like you, and headshot retouching has to be done correctly and in a very specific way.

And that’s all I got to say about that…(a little quote from Forrest Gump, if you didn’t catch it…).

xox
michele

To view more of Michele’s work, click here: www.michelelobosco.com

Los Angeles Headshot Photography by Los Angeles Headshot Photographer, Michele LoBosco.

Michele LoBosco Photography offers a modern approach to the headshot session. Sessions are fun, playful, and irreverent, and the resulting images are expressive and authentic. Michele LoBosco is a bi-coastal headshot photographer based in the Los Angeles area.

Location Information: Michele LoBosco Photography is conveniently located in Los Angeles on Flower Avenue in Venice, California.

Learn more about Los Angeles Headshot Photography @ www.michelelobosco.com

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