I cannot recommend John Adrian highly enough! Every aspect of my experience with John was positive. As we spoke through email and on the phone to plan our session I was pleased to find him to be a knowledgeable, accommodating photographer who was really interested in learning what I wanted to get out of our shoot, while also being able to offer guidance as needed. When we met I was so relieved to pretty much instantaneously feel like I was in great hands. Even though I'm an actor by trade, a still photoshoot is one of my least favorite experiences, but, John was so fun to work with even I enjoyed it! His experience in the industry made him invaluable as he was able to get a range of looks from me even before I had a wardrobe change. When It came time to select my photos, John was a welcome help. He has a thorough and efficient system to pick the cream of the crop. He was very communicative the whole time and I really valued his input in selecting the shots that have since gotten me booked regularly. Also, I recently signed with my FIRST COMMERCIAL AGENT!! .. I will be shooting with John again.
My session with John Adrian was great! I needed specific looks that John made sure we captured, and, he made sure that I was happy with each shot. John is very professional and easy to work with. My manager and I were so pleased with the images, the hardest part was choosing the favorites. I highly recommend John Adrian Photography to anyone who's looking to get great headshots!
John is an amazing photographer and I couldn't recommend him more. I have had many many headshots taken over the years and no one has ever "captured" me like John. He is the first photographer who made me look like me (on a great day, of course!) For some reason, other photographers make me look older than I am and sort of "hard-edged," not John. He has a unique eye and he really pays attention to what angles are your best. ALL of my agents LOVE the shots. Most importantly, they are working! I'm getting tons of auditions and I just booked another commercial. Thank you, John!
John was a pleasure to work with, and is very passionate about getting the "perfect shot". He goes above and beyond the efforts of a quality photographer. Also, during the photo session I felt at ease and relaxed. He is a professional, without a doubt.
Working with John Adrian for my kids' head shots was a great experience from start to finish. He is a true professional. John is very personable and easy to work with. My kids are 7 and 11 years old, and head shots are not their favorite thing to do. John made them feel very comfortable from the beginning. Johnny and Abbi were able to relax and have fun, and John was able to get shots that look like them! He truly captured their personality and their agent loved the pictures. In fact, there were so many great shots that it was hard to narrow it down. I would highly recommend John Adrian Photography.
When I spoke with John about the shoot he suggested some wardrobe options and then told me not to think about it anymore, just show up and he would take care of the rest. That is what I did and he was right. John takes the time to get to know the person and then relates that to the photo shoot to bring out authenticity. Using natural light and interesting structure, John gives more than pictures, he tells a whole story.
John is truly a gentleman - and one of the few people I have met that genuinely cares about his craft. He's professional and absolutely fully involved from start to finish. You can tell he gives every ounce and spends overtime plotting, planning and perfecting. It shows. I know I threw some last minute challenges and wishes his way, but he didn't skip a beat. He listened to my requests and needs, for both family and headshot photography, and totally pulled through. If you have a family or have worked with one you know the only certainty is some serious unpredictability! but it was all fun and fabulous. I can not recommend him more - my headshot is outstanding. Had no clue I could look that amazing : )
John shot with me until he and I were both happy. You really can't ask for anything more than that from a photographer. We got some great shots and I am extremely happy with the final results.
I have been meaning to write this review for awhile now because businesses like this deserve for the world to know about their practices. I first landed at John's for an audition taping. He was nothing short of wonderful. He was able to take me pretty last minute and his prices are exceptionally reasonable. Another huge plus was that he understands acting from both in front of the camera and behind it. "What an excellent experience" is what I left saying! Fast Forward- I needed head shots and so I took a chance off seeing some of his business cards that he could give me the look I need. Let me say, John has an amazing eye for detail, and my pictures came out wonderful. Seriously, I can't even choose because there are so many perfect shots to choose from. I never felt rushed and he worked with me for hours on hours. I love that he puts no limits on changes, which takes a load off an actor with an agent like mine who has a million requests for different looks.
I needed a good business head shot and wow! did I go to the right place! John was fantastic. He got my energy level up and we got some great shots which is just what I needed. He took a painful process and made it fun. I would advise people who are critical of how they photograph to see John.
I was referred to John by a friend and thats how he treated me throughout the process of shooting, like a friend. He cared about making sure i got the best shots, and went above and beyond to help make me look like a star. He's awesome to work with . I recommend him 100%
Besides from having a great eye and know-how, John really keeps the shoot loose. It's always been hard for me to come through looking natural in still photos because I get tense, but that wasn't a problem at all with John. His confidence and positivity really set the pace for a terrific session that give you some great shots as well!
John is eager to get you the pictures you want. He's very easy going and he really seeks to capture an actor's unique and varied possibilities. I do not enjoy getting headshots done, but, John made the process fast and extremely fun. I would hire John to shoot me again without hesitation.
John's attention to detail will get you the shots that will make heads turn. He knows exactly what the industry people want, and he over-delivers your expectations. One of the best photographers in LA in my opinion. You don't need a testimonial from me however, see for yourself.
"Thank you for the shots, John"