About Joanna DeGeneres

jobwFrom working on both sides of the camera I know how important an actor’s headshot is. As an actor myself, I am aware of the trends and changes that this business goes through. I am also constantly researching and talking to agents and casting directors to find out what they are looking for in a headshot.

I have my MFA from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) and I hold a B.F.A. in Fine Art — painting and drawing from Michigan State University. I moved to Los Angeles in ’02.

I started shooting headshots about 8 years ago when the industry switched from black and white film to color digital in Los Angeles. While pursuing my career as an actress, I had worked as an assistant and associate in a casting office where I had the experience of looking at thousands of headshots and sitting in on incredible auditions. I still love acting and use my training to work with you during your session. My goal is for you to accomplish yours. I approach your session as your scene partner and team mate. Being an advocate for actors is extremely rewarding to me. I love what I do and I take my time with each individual that I meet. No one will work harder to make sure we achieve the best possible headshots for your career.

It is important to me that you walk away feeling like you got the shots that you wanted, so I will take a lot of time making sure we are capturing what is unique about you and what can advance you in this business. I also think we should have a ton of fun and the session should be playful and energized. I work to make sure your shoot has lots of variety and that your eyes stay alive in the photo.

My goal is to give you a picture that you can hand to a casting director and know with confidence that you look like that picture and are representing yourself with truth. Your shoot will be unique and how we work together will be tailored to your individual level of experience.

I love to meet before a shoot and really get to know you. I am also happy to answer any questions that you can’t find answered here. I have photographed famous people and brand new actors and I always approach the session with the same open heart, respect and excitement.

I use the best available digital camera and equipment.

Happy shooting!

Joanna’s photos have been featured on 2 episodes of the Ellen DeGeneres Show


Joanna DeGeneres is a headshot and portrait photographer located in the Los Angeles area. Headshots, professional quality headshots as well as theatrical and commercial headshots. Agents and managers recommend Joanna for headshot services.

Joanna is also great with children’s headshots and on-line dating photos in the Los Angeles / LA.  Joanna has clients in Hollywood, West Hollywood, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Fernando Valley, Burbank, Pasadena, Culver City, Universal City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, North Hollywood, Venice and throughout the LA area.

Joanna does head shots for actors and actresses, twitter accounts, on-line dating for Match.com, j-date as well as many other photo services. Joanna brings her acting and casting expertise to help you with what head shots you are in the market for.

Casting directors and agents recommend Joanna for Los Angeles Actors and actresses head shots every day.

Welcome to my website for head shots, digital photography, actor and modeling headshots and on-line dating photos.

Joanna DeGeneres is a headshot photographer that shoots all digital headshots and specializes in using my acting and casting background expertise to get you the best head shot . Los Angeles and Hollywood photographers are using natural light. To achieve the best natural digital head shots. I also provide on-line photos for dating sites. Some of the most popular on-line sites are match.com, you will need a competitive photo to stand out. On-line dating has become very competitive and your photo is very important.

Joanna also provides modeling head shots as well as actors and realtors. Joanna recommends professional hair and make-up for your photo shoot. There are several artists that Joanna works with and she will match up the best artist for your photo shoot. Hair and make-up is an important part of photography.  Joanna has top agents and managers in Los Angeles that recommend her photograph services. Agents and managers are an important part of the headshot business.

Joanna DeGeneres Headshot Photography is based in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, but you can make an appointment and visit me through other cities of Southern California. Joanna can provide photo services throughout Southern California. Joanna has clients in cities such as:San Diego, 
Santa Monica, Burbank, Brentwood, Venice, Hollywood, Studio City, N. Hollywood,Anaheim, Bel Air, Costa Mesa, Bell Gardens, Riverside,Culver City, Laguna Niguel, Canoga Park,  Palos Verdes,Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Orange County, Studio City, Mid Wilshire, RS Margarita, Orange, Sherman Oaks, West Valley, Laguna Hills, Beverly Glen, Westwood, Beverly Hills Head shots, Chatsworth,  Echo Park, Downtown LA, El Monte, Silverlake, El Segundo, 
Gardena, South Bay, Encino,Costa Mesa, Downey, Hermosa Beach, Woodland Hills, Covina,Hollywood,  Inland Empire,Inglewood, L.A.,  Laguna Beach,Ontario,Irvine, Lawndale, La Jolla, Manhattan Beach, Encino, Aliso Viejo,Thousand OaksLa Mirada, 
Long Beach,Orange County, Agoura Hills, Alhambra , Los Feliz, Carlesbad, Downtown LA, North Hollywood, South Los Angeles, Malibu,  Glendale, Mar Vista, Seal Beach, Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Culver City, Santa Barbara, Long Beach, Pacific Beach, , 
San Bernardino, North Los Angleles, West LA, Laguna, Orange,Topanga, Newport Beach,El Segundo, Northridge, NoHo, North Hollywood, Oceanside,Diamond Bar, Oxnard, Pacific Palisades, Century City, Pomona, West Hollywood, Playa Del Rey, 
Huntington Beach, San Gabriel,Westlake Vill,  Santa Clarita,  Sherman Oaks,Whittier, Simi Valley, Marina Del Rey, Seal Beach, La Canada, Hermosa Beach, South Pasadena, Studio City,  Calabasas, Thousand Oaks,  
Valencia,  San Dimas, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Riverside, Rosemead,  San Fernando, San Fernando Valley, Santa Fe Spr.,La Miranda, Santa Ana, 
Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Van Nuys, West Covina,  Redlands, West LA, West Los Angeles, Torrance, Westlake, Actors travelling from San Francisco, New York and Manhattan are getting great head shots in Los Angeles. Westminster, Ventura,Burbank, Glendale, Torrance, Angeles, LA, Tustin,Westwood, 

Joanna has been taking photos in Los Angeles for over 6 years. Headshots and actor portraits as well as business and dating photos. Joanna works with makeup artists doing photography. Photos and head shot photography as well as acting and actors. Joanna has taken photos for celebrities and beginning actors, child actors, specialty agencies, actors agents and managers recommend headshots for their clients all the time.