Photography has been my lifelong passion and when I met my wife, who works as an actress, it became evident to me how important headshots are in the entertainment industry. It is your single most important marketing tool. But also how difficult it was for actors to find a photographer that they felt confident and at ease with. Soon I started solely focusing on shooting her acting friends and a hobby grew out to a full time career with my own studio.
At Zen Studios we want to help you succeed. Actors spend a lot of time looking past the camera and it can be quite discomforting to look straight into the lens. Which is why I like to make sure that you feel comfortable; everything is taking care of and when you come in you can relax and focus on what is most important: you!
You may or may not have much of experience in front of the camera, that doesn’t matter; at Zen Studios we are really good at directing and bringing out the best in you. In all of my headshots, whether they are for actors or corporate the final product brings out your essence and personality with depth and character. Armando Rodriquez
Articulate, elegant, witty, sensitive yet roguishly engaging. Carla certainly knows how to write her own profile;) I fell in love with photography snapping pictures for our High School year book. Originally I’m from the Netherlands, I studied theatre in Barcelona, Spain and after having travelled extensively I now call Los Angeles home. It is important for me that you feel comfortable and we have fun when I am taking your picture. I want your headshot to look like you on your best day, not some washed out glamour shot, with which no one will recognize you. When I’m not taking your headshot I’m probably swimming or cycling. Carla Lekkerkerker