My name is Sonia Alvarado, I live in Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley) and I love to shoot headshots. 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 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 a company producing corporate videos. Then 7 years ago, I decided to spend more time pursuing one of my lifelong passions, 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 needing 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.
HEADSHOT MINI-SESSION - (package A) $95 (reg $140)
HEADSHOT SPECIAL - (package B) $160 (reg $270) Includes:
HEADSHOT - (package C) $270 (reg $450)
CORPORATE SPECIAL (package D) $350 (reg. $500)
CORPORATE SPECIAL (package E) $598 (reg. $700)
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 3 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. Because of the current pandemic, I only shoot outdoors.
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 come to your office and shoot headshots (outdoors). 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 it to you with the recipient's name.
Certificates expire after 1 year of purchase
MAKEUP and HAIR
I usually recommended people to help you with this service. At this time, for everyone's safety, I suggest you come camera-ready with makeup and hair.