los angeles Sep 2016


Productions in the Sun Los Angeles Photo Production and Location Scouts

Joining creative forces over 10 years ago, Shawn Harrison and Audrey Norton formed Productions In The Sun, Inc. as a full service photo production and casting company specialising in automotive and advertising photography.

With offices in Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ, the company produces photo shoots throughout the US and Canada. Overseeing every aspect of the production process to ensure a smooth and successful shoot, Shawn and Audrey have the ability to foresee issues, solve problems, take care of the smallest details, and ensure everyone is having a good time along the way.

Recent clients include AudiFIATNissanSubaruLexus, Acura, Beepi, Infiniti, New Balance and Toyota.

Paige Dorian Productions Los Angeles photo production

Paige Dorian Productions is a full-service production company based in Los Angeles. Managing productions all over the US, the company's philosophy is simple; take care of every detail effectively, so the creatives can be free to create.

Services include budgeting, locations sourcing and management, permitting, casting, managing crew, crew referrals, vendors, catering, production vehicles and base camps, travel arrangements, call sheets, production books, behind the scenes videos and everything in between.

"Delivering the job on time and on budget and giving everyone a great experience in the process is what we love to do."

Clients include Chrysler, Buick, Nike, Adidas, Target, LegolandMicrosoft, Asics, Vans, FIAT, Toyota, FedEx, Sony Music and Bloomberg Business among others.


Shoot It Productions & Casting®, LLC execute photo shoot projects locally and in exotic and remote locations all around the nation, to the exacting standards of each individual client.

Located in Los Angeles, California with a national reach, Shoot It Productions provide full service production that include individual model/talent casting and/or location management services.

With 15+ years experience and the highest standards, its boutique-styled philosophy ensures prompt attention to the smallest details.

"Achieving all objectives effortlessly. No matter what you require we are always under budget, armed with a happy, positive attitude and completely up for the challenge!"

Renee Farias Los Angeles advertising photographers

Renee Farias has years of experience in the field of lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and commercial photography. His many accolades are a combination of his hard work and genuine adoration for his profession.

At a young age, Renee found it humorous to "borrow” his mother’s camera and use all of the film; she wasn’t too happy about that, but when Renee turned photography into a lucrative career, she was undoubtedly proud to have influenced such a tremendous accomplishment.

With great creative direction, lighting skills and an inviting personality, Renee has gained a reputation of being a fun loving photographer who creates and captures the enduring spirit of his subjects by making any advertorial campaign come to life.

Joe Schmelzer Los Angeles interiors & exteriors photographers

Joe Schmelzer is an editorial and commercial photographer specialising in hotel, food, environmental and celebrity portraits. Recognised for the natural window-light quality of his images, and with a knack for making even the prickliest subjects feel at ease, Joe’s work has appeared in every major interiors-centric magazine, website and blog, with Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and Vogue UK among his clients.

Joe’s ability to help clients achieve their own creative vision has also made him a sought-after commercial photographer for high-profile brands including Dorchester Hotel Collection, Sub-Zero/Wolf Appliances and Pottery Barn.

Joe and long-time canine sidekick Parker now make their home-office in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Joe oversees all aspects of photo/video projects through his independently owned company, Treasurbite Studio, Inc.

Easton Chang Los Angeles car & transportation photographers

During the last year, AIPP Australian Advertising Photographer of 2015, Easton Chang has been shooting cars, aviation and machinery across Australia, India, Thailand and the United States. Over the last 12 months his clients include Hitachi Machinery, Textron Aviation, Ford Motor Co, Jaguar Land Rover and Mercedes Benz.

In between this busy schedule, Easton has been teaching high-end photography and a premiere documentary on car photography for RGGEDU across the United States. He also took on a major speaking role in the 2016 The Nikon Event in Melbourne. 

Bret Hartman Los Angeles Portrait & Celebrity Photographers

Bret makes photographs of people that straddle the lines of cinema and classical painting. His lighting and attention to detail between the subject and their environment appears seamless and pushes the viewer to keep them engaged.

Equally comfortable in the field as he is in studio settings, Bret introduces his subjects to their viewers in a signature style that is consistent in approach and quality. Bret has successfully taken his photo journalistic background and parlayed it into a rewarding editorial and commercial career.

More of information is available on Bret's website and Instagram

Ryan Forbes Los Angeles advertising photographers

“I look at every job as a beautiful blank canvas to create something magical and memorable.”

Ryan Forbes is an award-winning advertising photographer based in Los Angeles, California. Since graduating from Hallmark Institute of Photography, he has been working for the last 20+ years pursuing a career in creative photographic storytelling. Incorporating compositing and dynamic lighting into much of his work enables Ryan to take the images to another level, where the lines of reality and imagination are blurred.

His creative vision and dramatic point of view has landed him jobs working with Cirque du Soleil, Taco Bell, Singapore Airlines, Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts, Peninsula Hotels, Live Nation, Equinox and more.

Eva Napp Los Angeles fashion photographers

Eva Napp is a people, lifestyle and fashion photographer who calls the world her home. Born in South Korea, she grew up in Germany, studied in London and now lives in Los Angeles. She has worked with a wide range of people, enabling her to move swiftly between different cultures and drawing inspiration from interesting people all around her.

Eva loves working with a team of creatives to make an image come alive, whether imagining something in the studio or utilising the beautiful light that California has to offer.

Clients appreciate her German values - punctuality, reliability, and great organisational skills - combined with the competence of getting things done even in difficult situations.

Eva has been working for well-known clients including Jaguar, BMW, Nokia and Apple. She was recently published in Blickfang, the annual compendium of Germany’s best photographers and has had appearances in the TV show TAFF by German network PRO7. Her personal projects have been shown at several exhibitions, including a recent one at the prestigious Leica Gallery Los Angeles.

Hristo Shindov Los Angeles car & transportation photographers

Hristo Shindov is Los Angeles-based photographer working with “heavy metals” be it cars, heavy machinery or rock and roll bands. His work tends to evoke emotions described as intense, striking, dramatic and heroic.

Based on such visuals some heavy weights in the advertising business have borrowed Hristo’s eye to present their own product in ways as described above. Such companies are Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Sony, Newell Rubbermaid, Irwin and Lenox tools and many others.

Hristo is a problem-solver who has proved himself in finding a solution to every scenario in the ever-changing and demanding advertising business.

Visit Hristo’s website for more information.

Rachel Jeraffi Los Angeles fashion photographers

Rachel is a bi-coastal fashion and beauty photographer based out of LA and NYC. Having originally come to the US in 1990 and opening a portrait studio specialising in pregnant women, Rachel decided to turn her lens onto fashion and beauty photography in 2012.

Today, Rachel is still focusing on the beauty of the female form, but in a whole new way.

"I am passionate about what I do and am committed to delivering strong professional images in a fun and creative environment. My clients have been telling me they love the warm, straight forward, no nonsense side of me. As a photographer, I love to focus on the beautiful things around me and I love the challenges of bringing out the client’s vision and working together to create magic!"

Her style has been defined by clients as: upscale, classy, clean, couture, ethereal, and with a retro feel (but who needs definitions?).

Recent clients include L'Officiel, Genlux, Jute, The LA Fashion Week, Beauty Launchpad, Ellements, and Jobbeh among others. Some of the celebrities Rachel worked with include Kobe Bryant, Lou Diamond Phillips, Carlos Mencia, Mario Domm, and Jacob Vargas.

Russ Quackenbush Los Angeles people & lifestyle photographers

Russ Quackenbush creates visual images of humanity that reflect the qualities we cherish most in each other. In his portraiture, he gently documents the relics of a subject's life experiences as they unfold and present themselves in the emotions of their face, the language of their body, and the energy of their being.

"Russ' photography gives us license to laugh, play, rejoice, or to mourn. It is through his images that we are led respectfully and thoughtfully into the life of another."

After starting his business in 1996, he received a myriad of awards from the Photography and Advertising Annuals of Communication Arts, The Ad Club, and The One Show. Creativity Magazine, Archive, and Photo District News have all featured Russ and his work. In 2001, PDN distinguished Russ in its '30 Under 30', presenting him as a young talent worth keeping an eye on. He has since enjoyed living up to that reputation!

Jon Dragonette Los Angeles people & lifestyle photographers

Jon Dragonette brings an intimate, first person perspective to his pictures that sets him apart from his peers.

Displaying a keen eye for detail and subject matter - whether it’s on the road, running time trails at the Bonneville Salt Flats, or creating portraits in the studio - he provides the viewer with a decisive view into the cosmos of the culture he is immersed in. Authentic, personal and unpretentious, Jon’s shots of friends, acquaintances and colleagues offer a gritty yet humane perspective of a specific strata of urban Americana.

Clients include: Arnold Worldwide, Jack Daniel's, Active Ride Shop, Alp-N-Rock, Bliss Magazine, Brixton, Canvas Magazine, Dark Seas, Dice Magazine, Flaunt, Grips Apparel, Inked Magazine, Interscope Records, Juxtapoz Magazine, Liberation, Loser Machine, Lot-Stock- And Barrel, Supra Shoes, Thrasher Magazine, Transworld Skateboarding, Turbokolor and XXL Magazine.

Dana Hursey Los Angeles advertising photographers

Dana Hursey is an award-winning Los Angeles-based commercial advertising photographer and Southern California Native. Having graduated from the Art Center College of Design, Dana’s broad-based knowledge has offered him the opportunity to shoot for a wide range of clients. Be it lifestyle, still life, or quirky conceptual images, he is able to imbue a sense of vibrancy, cleanliness, and humor.

His work has been exhibited both in the U.S. and abroad and his years of experience have afforded him the privilege of serving on boards of several organisations. In addition to his acclaimed portraits from the '14 Days in Great Britain Documentary Project', Dana has also recently completed a compilation cookbook featuring portraits and recipes from '35 of L.A.’s Top Chefs'. You can find more of Dana’s work at hursey.com.

Clients Include: American Express, Chevrolet, Citibank, Four Seasons, Google, Habit Burger, Kohl’s, Lowes, MasterCard, Microsoft, NBC, and UnitedHealthCare.

Kelly Elaine Los Angeles people & lifestyle photographers

"I'm Kelly of Kelly Elaine Photo, specialising in natural light portrait and lifestyle photography. I've been told that I'm great at helping people to emote, which is why my portraits and campaigns usually look very authentic and full of feeling.

We've had some super exciting projects lately! One clothing campaign I shot last month for an up-and-coming L.A. designer was featured in HUF Magazine, and I recently had a photo from a music artist promo shoot featured in Marie Claire Kazakstan.

In May I shot all the portraits for Athleta's Southern California brand ambassadors, and a music video I directed earlier this year was just featured on BuzzbandsLA, a prominent Los Angeles-based music blog.

I'm really interested in working with active and outdoor brands in the market for lookbooks, catalog photos, and social media campaigns. Let's build something that markets your business perfectly and pulls in some new clients for you! When I'm not photographing, I'm doing yoga, hiking, spending time with friends, and enjoying all that Los Angeles has to offer."

Kelsey Wilhm Los Angeles fashion, underwater and lifestyle photographers

Midwest raised, California washed, Kelsey Wilhm is continuously humbled by how the ocean can always make you feel tiny, yet inspired. Finding comfort in the unpredictable, her images are where water and reality meet.

With water as her backdrop, she derives her inspirations today from swimming, teaching, scuba diving and traveling. In search of the next tide, Kelsey moved to Santa Barbara, California to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography at Brooks Institute.

Now located in Los Angeles, or found on the beaches of the world, Kelsey is a strong believer that travel is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer.

''To unpathed waters, undreamed shores'', her photographs continue to explore the uncertainty and ever-changing world on and beneath the surface.

Wilder Marroquin Los Angeles Portrait and Sports Photographers

Wilder Marroquin is a Los Angeles-based photographer specialising in sports advertising and portrait photography. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Double BA in Design and Intermedia (Video and Photography).

He has developed his photography and visual style while assisting and working alongside top fashion photographers on a variety of fashion and advertising campaigns, with clients such as:

Guess, Coca-Cola, Apple, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Variety, Flaunt, Absolut Vodka, Charles David, Vince Camuto and many more.

Hayley Fisk Los Angeles fashion photographers

Hayley Fisk is an award-winning published photographer and photo retoucher living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Fisk moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue a career in commercial photography and retouching. She has worked for prestigious companies including Fox Sports Network, NFL Network, Reformation, and Guess Inc., performing both photography and/or retouching services.

Currently, Fisk owns her own photo business, Hayley Fisk Photo, a one-stop shop for photography and retouching services specialising in fashion, commercial, promo, brands, and portrait photography. She has covered prestigious fashion events including the spring 2016 FWLA, Art Hearts Fashion, Style Fashion Week, and the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival.

In addition, her runway and editorial work have been published in magazines and websites including LA Dreams Magazine, Apparel News, and DNA Magazine. She was also announced as a winner of the 2016 International Portrait Photo Awards contest, an extremely competitive award.

Along with fashion, Fisk is a staff photographer with National Geographic working on various projects to help raise awareness for all wildlife including endangered animals and animals living in wildlife sanctuaries.

XIX studios Los Angeles rental studios

"XIX Studios (est. 2013) is a rad photo studio on the East Side of Los Angeles," located just 10 minutes from downtown and three minutes from Silver Lake. The studio is a generous 2,500 sq. ft., featuring a 30’ x 20’ corner cyc wall with a 5’ floor radius.

Additional highlights include six remote-controlled skylights, 16’ ceilings, an 11’ wide drive-in door, and a 230 sq. ft. hair and make-up room, complete with wardrobe set-up and dressing room. The space also features a 500 sq. ft. custom-built chill room with full bar, television, and two mini fridges.