My name is Sonia Alvarado, I shoot headshots in Los Angeles County, in the San Fernando Valley, near Northridge. I will also shoot in Orange and Ventura counties when there is a group of 4 or more people. I specialize in headshots because it's what I love to do. I was born in Chile (so I speak Spanish fluently) and moved to West Hollywood with my family as a child.
I didn't start as a photographer, I got my degree in TV/Film production and became a TV producer. I won 3 Los Angeles Emmy Awards as the producer of a weekly business television show on KTLA-5. A critical part of my job was to create an atmosphere where 600 entrepreneurs, who had never been on TV before, could feel comfortable telling their personal stories in front of a television camera. This skill is also critical in headshot photography since many people get nervous about the thought of someone photographing their face. It is very personal and can make you feel vulnerable. I promise that it will be easy and enjoyable. I like interacting with people and capturing their unique essence in my images. It is fun for me, and it will be for you too.
I left TV in search of a more flexible work schedule and started producing corporate videos. Then I decided to spend more time pursuing one of my lifelong passions, headshot photography.
Growing up in Hollywood I always enjoyed shooting headshots for family and friends. 5 members of my immediate family were members of SAG for many years. Capturing a person's look and personality in a still image is a rewarding collaboration. I now offer this service to business people, actors, executives, real estate agents, and anyone who needs a good photo. Headshots are not just for actors anymore. Who doesn't want a great picture for their LinkedIn, Facebook, or dating profile too? I invite you to put your best face forward.
I'm currently offering special discounted packages. Let's spend some time together in a relaxed atmosphere while creating awesome images you can be proud of.
Please note that I shoot primarily in the San Fernando Valley, North Hills 91343. I shoot outdoors using natural and artificial light, combined. Even shots that look like I shot inside a studio, I shot outdoors. I am open to traveling to a client nearby or adding a travel fee if the location is further away. Below are my prices and descriptions of the different packages, please email me to reserve a spot.
HEADSHOT MINI-SESSION - (package A) $95 (reg $140)
HEADSHOT SPECIAL - (package B) $180 (reg $270) Includes:
HEADSHOT - (package C) $280 (reg $450)
CORPORATE SPECIAL (package D) $350 (reg. $500)
TIMELINE - QUICK TURNAROUND on Packages A-C
24-48 hours -Online gallery ready
2-3 days - Edited/retouched shots will be ready online after receiving your choices
RUSH ORDERS - $50 fee to book a session with less than 24-hour notice
Call my personal cell# if you are in a rush to book a session
For $50 we can rush your 2 edits within 24 hours after you select your favorite headshots.
Most shots you see on my website were done at my location in North Hills, 91343.
I'm less than 1 mile West of the 405 Fwy, Nordhoff off-ramp.
5 minutes from Cal State Northridge.
I have a 16.500 sq ft lot and off-street parking.
We can shoot at Balboa Park, 3 miles away if you prefer, or I can come to you. There will be a travel charge if you are further than 5 miles from me (for an individual shoot.)
You can come to me, or I will go to your office and shoot headshots. Let me know what you need and how many people will be photographed.
When shooting 5 or more people, I will travel up to 10 miles without a travel charge.
Email me for a custom quote [email protected]
We accept Cash, Zelle, credit cards, Venmo, PayPal
GIFT CERTIFICATES - Give headshots to someone dear to you who is:
Whatever the reason, get them a headshot photo shoot as a gift.
Email me and I will send a digital gift certificate to you with the recipient's name.
Certificates expire after 1 year of purchase
MAKEUP and HAIR
I suggest you come camera-ready with makeup and hair. I can recommend a makeup artist. Some people get their makeup done at Sephora, which is more affordable.