We’re Allison and Matthew, the wife-husband team behind Tandem Photo.

Allison does the shooting, consulting, retouching, and editing. She’s been shooting portraits since high school and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Film & Television Production. She brings the experience of an actor, writer, cinematographer, and director to Tandem and loves working with people on set and in the studio.

Matthew, also an actor, takes care of all the less glamorous back-of-house stuff like accounting, organization, and quality control. He’ll go through your session and spirit away all those blinky faces. Like all great editors, he makes everyone look good. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering which isn’t all that relevant to a photography business, but is a fun fact.

Allison started Tandem in 2011 as an editing and web design company specific to actors’ needs (Tandem Web & Reels). In 2012, we added headshot photography to our menu, which quickly took over and we became Tandem Photo. In 2013, Matthew joined up full time and gave new meaning to the company name.

We worked out of our apartment for about six and a half years, providing great quality headshots in a 20sf shooting-area. But in 2019, we took a leap and expanded our business with a new studio in Atwater Village. We spent months renovating 270˚ Studios ourselves (with the help and support of family and friends) and we’re thrilled to now have a unique and versatile space to share with our clients and other creatives.

When we’re not shooting or renting the studio to other teams, you can usually find us in the shop at 270˚ making things out of wood for fun and sometimes profit. That side of things is known as 270˚ Craftworks.

It’s our goal to make every headshot session a fun and collaborative experience. So let’s work together to get your sh*t together!

Thanks for visiting!

Original logo design by Ilan Schraer / Bearded Maladies.
A visit to his Etsy store is highly encouraged

"Omg these are amazing!!!!"
"Allison and Matthew thank you so much! You did an amazing job and it's gonna be such hard work to pick. I'm so happy! Thank you thank you thank you!"
"Ho. Lee. Sheet. These are insane."
"I got an agent!! Your headshots are amazing!! I got signed to [LA agency]! Thanks so much!!...I’ll be in touch about getting some touch ups, although the photos are so good already...Thank you so much!"
"Ok I gotta tell you -- I booked like 20 gigs last year from those headshots and I'm STILL BOOKING."
"Really, really good stuff...In fact, I posted [a shot] on facebook and got about 400 likes, 30 something comments and a handful of DM's from people congratulating me on coming into my own.I mean...if you're looking for better feedback than that, you're a greedy MFer'"
"I am absolutely floored. I’ve never come out of a session so happy and feeling so confident. I literally can’t choose between photos because I love them all...Thank you guys so much!"
"I’m so happy you convinced me to do [a particular look]. Those pics are just so cool. It really reflects the kind of roles I’ve been dying to play but haven’t gotten the chance. It made me cry a little bit...So excited thank you xoxo"
"Thank you so much for such a great shoot!!...I am usually pretty nervous for headshots and you made it such a joyful easy experience. I really appreciate it!!"
"Oh my goodness—I’m so excited about these!! Thank you so much. Can’t wait to go through in more detail and pick my favorites, but I’m thrilled so far 🙂 Thank you for making such beautiful, creative choices with the PR stuff—it’s exactly what I wanted."
"My headshots have had great results already and I'm about to sign with a new agent!!! Thank you so much! They're amazing!"
"My reps LOVE the shots and we've already started using [them]. They're getting lots of attention. THANK YOU!"
"I am in love with these new shots...Thank you so much for capturing ME. They feel fresh and vibrant - exactly what I was hoping for."
"Wanted to thank you for the lovely experience you cultivated during our photo session. Just wanted to let you know, I was immediately signed to an agent from your headshots. She was so impressed with them all that she asked for your info and wants to send her other clients your way."
"I just counted. I booked 18 film/tv jobs off of the photos from our last session."
"It truly was a joy working with you. Headshots can sometimes be such a daunting chore, but you made it so fun and easy."
"Hey wanted to reach out and let you know that I am absolutely in love with these photos. Having the hardest time narrowing them down thank you so much ❤️"
"Just wanted to say thanks! I am really happy with the session and can't believe we managed to get all of that done in an hour! WOW. This is honestly the best I've ever felt about headshots."
"I'm happy! Reps are happy! [My agent] wants to replace all my old looks with the new-new vibe!"

Los Angeles, CA 90039

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