TEDSHOTS

Headshot & Portrait Studio

Los Angeles, CA

TEDSHOTS

Headshot & Portrait Studio

Los Angeles, CA

about

TED SAUNDERS

More than your typical photographer

A Passionate Perfectionist

Ted Saunders is an award-winning photographer, cinematographer and director with a talent for capturing people in their essence.

Having founded Tedshots in 2010, Ted is proud to serve hundreds of clients all over the world, from large corporations such as Salesforce and LinkedIn, to humble individuals who simply need an excellent headshot.

When not shooting headshots, Ted runs a creative media agency called Infinit Studios, where he produces media content for brands and businesses.

In his downtime Ted enjoys, hiking, workouts, audiobooks, scriptwriting, philosophy, nutrition, technology, and his girlfriend, Zoe.

packages

LOOK YOUR MOST AWESOME

More than just a shoot, it's an experience.

The Professional Headshot Package

Perfect for LinkedIn, website bios, press releases and publications.

The Shoot:

  • 30 minute shoot + 30 minute touchup session.
  • 150+ photos taken.
  • Tethered capture with immediate results.
  • Skin de-shine makeup provided.

The Edit:

  • Relax and take a seat while Ted selects your top shots.
  • We narrow it down to the best shot.
  • Ted touches up your best shot in front of you. 
    • Nobody in LA offers this!
  • We email you the best shot(s) and link to your online archive.

DONE  …in one hour total!

  • We settle payment and you are good to go.

The Creative Portrait Package

Perfect for Artists, Musicians, Models, Actors and Personalities.

The Shoot:

  • 2 hours of shooting + editing.
  • Various lighting setups and looks.
  • 1000+ photos taken.
  • Skin de-shine matte makeup provided.
  • Includes studio assistant.

The Edit:

  • Ted selects your top 50 photo proofs.
  • Together we decide the top 10 shots.
  • Ted touches up your best 10 shots.
  • Ted emails you the best shot(s) and a link to your online archive.

Done.

The Thought-Leader Package

Perfect for Coaches, Authors, Entrepreneurs and Influencers.

The Shoot:

  • 4 hours of shooting.
  • 2000+ photos taken.
  • Various looks, outfits and locations.
  • Includes a dedicated assistant for hair and wardrobe help.
  • We settle payment at the end of the shoot.

The Edit:

  • Ted sends your top 50 to choose from.
  • Together we decide the top 25 shots.
  • Ted touches up your best 25 shots.
  • Ted emails you the best shot(s) and a link to your online archive.

Done.

Headshots for your Team

We bring our studio to your location.

Contact Ted for Discounted Group Rates

The Shoot:

  • Ted takes 45 minutes to setup and calibrate the studio.
  • We schedule your employees to rotate every 10-15 minutes per person.
  • Ted provides skin de-shiner. 
  • Ted packs up the studio, you pay and then…

The Edit:

  • Ted emails online proofs same day.
  • Either your team or Ted chooses each persons best photo to touch up.
  • Ted touches up each persons best shot.
  • Ted emails you the final shots in full Resolution.

Done.

Looking for a custom shoot?

We can tailor any shoot to fit your exact needs.

Actor portraits, family photos, weddings, aerial photography, events, video, you name it.

If it can be shot, Ted can take care of it.

Need a hair and makeup stylist?

  • $250  for Professional Headshot Package.
  • $400  for Creative Portrait Package.
  • $550  for Thought-Leaders Package.
If you need hair and makeup for your custom group shoot, Talk to Ted to discuss options.

touchups

PERFECTION IS POSSIBLE

Consider Ted your digital surgeon

Flawless is our forté

Ted fixes your impurities, while you still look like you.

  • Remove unnatural elements such as blemishes or fly away hairs.
  • Decrease and remove select wrinkles.
  • Whiten eyes.
  • Whiten teeth.
  • Fix bumps in hair and wardrobe.
  • Fill in missing hair.
  • Remove or decrease scars.
  • Remove glare in glasses. 
  • Color balance and cropping. 

Price for additional touchups is $75/photo

testimonials

DON'T JUST TAKE TED'S WORD FOR IT

Genuine. Professional. Approachable.

Winnie Ma
Winnie Ma
Product Designer
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Wonderful experience -- I need a corporate headshot and Teddy went above and beyond in making this work last minute. He is professional and has a great manner to make clients feel at ease. Would wholeheartedly recommend!
Fereshteh Fattaahi
Fereshteh Fattaahi
Corporate Finance
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I found Ted thanks to many pleasantly accurate yelp reviews. He was professional, personable, did a great job with the photos, and he provided a speedy turnaround with the photo edits. I am very pleased with the overall experience.
Romeo Milan
Romeo Milan
Sales Manager
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Great work here everyone! Ted is extremely friendly and professional at his studio. He guides you through the whole process from prep to post. He provided me a great headshot at a very competitive price. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a headshot for your personal and/or company brand.
Brett Berns
Brett Berns
Real Estate Developer
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Ted was great. I found him on yelp and he was able to accommodate my necessity to have the head shots done in a timely manner. He was nice, professional and the photos came out really well. The whole process was quick and efficient and I highly recommend him if you need head shots!
Viviana Vigil
Viviana Vigil
CEO
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Teddy is the photographer you dream of having. Professional, courteous, accommodating and his work is beautiful! I brought my entire team for company website shots. He made the progress smooth and fun! We even brought our pet pig for a headshot! The studio is conveniently located, clean and comfortable. Teddy's work was also quick and efficient- he had our proofs ready the same day as our shoot and final proofs within the same day we made our selections. I would definitely recommend TedShots. I plan to use his services again when needed.
Omar Ramos
Omar Ramos
Financial Advisor
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Amazing, funny, caring and very professional. I needed a professional headshot for work and Ted made the magic happen. I'm very shy around the camera and Ted worked very well with me. He was funny, he had amazing suggestions, and even did some magic with the pictures. He is truly amazing. I'm glad I found him via Yelp and I would definitely use his services again. Can't thank him enough for his work.
Randy Bishop
Randy Bishop
Co-Founder
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We have worked with Ted on a couple occasions to take corporate head shots and he will continue to be our "go to" photographer in the area. He is professional, efficient, and made the experience surprisingly enjoyable. Ted accommodated our request for both indoor and outdoor shots and everyone was happy with the results.
Seth Laderman
Seth Laderman
Entrepreneur
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As a person who has had a difficult relationship with the camera lens, I approached my wife's idea of getting a professional photo with some trepidation, but Teddy made what could have been an embarrassing ordeal into a great triumph! The pictures he took of both my wife and me were terrific, and we've immediately put them to good use in support of our professional activities. Teddy was extremely friendly, patient, and immediately responsive -- with a quick turnaround and editing process. I highly recommend Teddy, and absolutely would go to him again were I to need additional photos.
Daman Coffman
Daman Coffman
Programming Manager
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Excellent photographer. He helped me with a LinkedIn corporate headshot. He'll take a multitude of photos then go over them with you to choose the best one and from there he'll adjust it in Lightroom and email you that photo along with seven or so of your top ones. Easy to work with funny and cool guy.
Lydia Beckham
Lydia Beckham
Data Analyst
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I am not an actor or a big corporation, and don't have a big event planned, I just wanted some personal photos. After searching for months I'm so glad I found Teddy. He's just awesome. Whatever you want on film he can do, from a studio portrait to a movie. He was very professional, made me feel comfortable, understood what I wanted, was fast and affordable. I will definitely be using his services again.
Gerald Cole
Gerald Cole
Actor
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Worked with Teddy very recently and he was amazing. Had really great ideas on my look and was very professional yet really chill to work with. Made shooting fun and comfortable. He was too good, now I'm having such a hard time choosing from all the amazing shots we got. I would recommend to anyone and definitely plan on going back anytime I need more shots. Ps. played really great music in the background which made things even more fun and exciting.

See the Reviews for Yourself:

the studio

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A clean, professional experience.

Clean Studio

Our modern studio located in the heart of Hollywood provide top of the line equipment, a clean space and a comfortable lounge vibe.

Covid Compliant

We wear masks, take everyone’s temperatures and provide sanitizer. You don’t have to wear your mask during the shoot, but we keep ours on.

Free Parking

There is ample parking on our street with no time limit.

Clean Studio

Our modern studio located in the heart of Hollywood provides top of the line equipment, a clean space and a comfortable lounge vibe.

Covid Compliant

We wear masks, take everyone’s temperatures and provide sanitizer. You don’t have to wear your mask during the shooting, but we keep ours on.

Free Parking

There is ample parking on the street with no time limit.

contact

GET IN TOUCH

In the heart of Hollywood

Studio Location:
1310 N Gardner Street
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Call or Text Ted:
310 739 9091

Message Ted:

If booking a session please note your preferred dates and times. 

Ted can often fit you in with short notice. 

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Some things to know

How do I book a shoot?

Call or email Ted to schedule a time. He will then send you a calendar event and email with all of the information that you need.

How soon can I book my appointment?

It’s best to schedule a week or two in advance, but sometimes we can take you as soon as same day.

What should I do to prep for my shoot?

Make sure your clothes aren’t dirty or wrinkly, come looking your best, and drink plenty of water the night before and morning of to keep your skin well balanced.

What if I have no experience being on camera?

This is actually very common. Ted has many methods to capture the most authentic version of you. He will direct you along the way, so that you get into the moment and out of your head about how you look. It’s actually quite fun and often funny.

When do I get my proofs and final shots?

If it’s a quick one-off professional look then the final shot is chosen and touched up before you leave the studio. If it’s a longer shoot or an on-location shoot, then right after the shoot Ted sends you a link of online Proofs. Once you pick your favorite shots from the proofs, touchups are complete usually within 24-48 hours.

Do you watermark your photos and make me pay to remove your logo?

No. We don’t keep your photos hostage. Although we recommend you wait for your final touched up, you are free to post any raw proofs online. We only watermark images for clients who have yet to pay.

Do I need to book hair and makeup?

This is up to you. If you think you need hair and makeup then we can bring you one of our partner stylists for an additional fee. You can also get your hair and makeup done before your appointment.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Of course. We even accept bitcoin.

Got a question that has not been answered? Ask Ted.