“I have always been uncomfortable getting my headshots taken but Tim has always made me feel comfortable. As of now I have hired him to photograph my first album cover and my head shots for 15 years in a row! I highly recommend hiring Tim for your photograph needs.”
Sam Witwer – actor – musician
“Working with Tim was pure joy. He was a great support before the shot and knew exactly what he was doing at all stages. When I saw the pictures, I felt really grateful for meeting him; he really picked up my brain! He’s a sensitive and super professional photographer. I can’t wait to work with him again. Thank you, Tim!!!”
Denise Reddy – Fashion Designer at Harebell Group
“I am so thrilled with my photo shoot with Tim Sabatino; not only did my photos turn out to be beautiful and everything I could have wished for, but he has such a creative eye and joyful presence, that the entire day was a wonderful experience. If you are planning new pictures, Tim should be your first choice!”
Rebecca Holden – Actress
“Tim Sabatino has been shooting my head shots for over a decade now. That alone speaks volumes on what amazing job he does. I don’t normally like taking pictures, but he makes me feel very comfortable in front of the camera and I always love my head shots! Most importantly, I get a great response from casting directors. What more could you want. I’ll never go anywhere else! Loyal fan for life!”
Karen May – Actress, Comedian
“Hi Tim, I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate you. Thank you for all of your help, mentoring me. All of the your advice and constructive criticism, its all very helpful. I genuinely love working with you because you don’t make it feel like work. I really enjoyed the photo shoot, you are extremely talented…As the photos turned out amazing. Thank you for putting your all into every single shot. The quality is incredible. I am excited for what’s to come.”
Sincerely, Pascale Friend, model
“Not only am I an actor who recently hired Tim Sabatino for new headshots but an Emmy-winning ex-TV news consumer reporter, as well. I mention this because Tim’s work & the man himself have earned such a review from both perspectives. If you’re doing your due diligence like I did, trying to find the perfect place to invest a considerable but justifiable amount of coin to further your career as an actor or professional, please read-on!
After deep-diving into five highly-touted LA photographers, all with websites showcasing spectacular work, I found myself clicking back to Tim Sabatino’s. His background as a film director & 20+ years experience getting the right shots at the perfect resolution for loading onto casting websites put him ahead of the pack. But it was what he did all-through our 2.5 hour shoot (yeah, I needed a ton of looks) that really elevated him to a level of “Pro” that I’d never seen before (and I’ve been working in front of cameras for 35 years).
Tim’s a US Navy veteran & doesn’t waste a minute during the shoot, after spending initial time with him on the phone and during the wardrobe off-load, etc., getting to know you and your needs. Sturdy wardrobe racks & a clean bathroom are right there for you, as well as a hair and make-up person for a little extra.
For our shoot, Tim used ALL natural light during the Golden Hour with some reflectors, multiple instant set-ups of real stone walls, iron pieces and wood buildings that all have served functional purposes for decades. You really feel like you’re working as a team there, firing suggestions back-&-forth (his are better than yours, trust me). He plays to your strengths & works around your limitations – I am a broken-neck survivor & struggled giving him some angles, but he found ways to get really great shots and did everything effortlessly, it seemed.
As I used to run consumer units at several TV stations, I came to the ranch a little tense with the urge to control some things. Tim made it easy for me to let that go & just trust his instincts – boy, were they good…and I couldn’t be happier! Tim knocked each look out of the park!
All of this was not inexpensive and, with four kids in their teens & 20s, I am not a wealthy man. But it IS justifiable (not to mention a tax write-off ;). You must realize how crucial the right headshots are to opening doors. They show the folks who decide your chances with a click of the mouse whether you “get it”, whether you are serious about your craft. It’s just foolish to think, at a time when casting has 3000 little boxes in front of them for each role, that you’ll make it into their fold without something professional. Why not go to one of the most professional of the professionals?
As a consumer guy & working actor seeking to work a lot more, I can say without reservation Tim Sabatino can give you some of the best tools in your toolbox! Oh yeah- he’s a director and creates reels, too!
Thanks, Tim, for all you did for me and all you do for everyone at any level of their careers who needs to bump-up their arsenals!”
Rich Skidmore – actor