About Me

I became interested in photography while studying Film Production and photography at Boston University. After moving to New York City, I pursued acting and worked for a few years doing television commercials and soap operas. At the same time, I became a makeup artist and began working with the top photographers and producers. My work has appeared in such magazines as Allure, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Ebony, GQ, Sports Illustrated, TV Guide and Vogue. I did makeup on such celebrities as Diana Ross, Susan Lucci, Richard Dreyfuss, Caroline Kennedy, Eriq La Salle, Martin Lawrence, Camryn Manheim, Michael Michelle, Lou Rawls, Christina Ricci, Ving Rymes, Al B. Sure, Rev Al Sharpton, LL Cool J and Michael Jordan.

I met my husband, Jarrod Bunch, a former NFL player (NY Giants and Raiders), turned actor while doing his makeup for a photo shoot in 1995. I started photographing him in 1999. His agent loved his headshots and started sending me their clients. I began to find photographing actors equally as exciting, but more consistently rewarding but it was not until we moved to LA from NYC in 2003 that I officially became a headshot photographer. I have over 20 years of experience as a Los Angeles headshot photographer and over 30 years as a celebrity makeup artist and hair stylist.

Being the makeup artist on all my shoots gives me an opportunity to establish a rapport with my clients allowing them to feel comfortable and relaxed during the photo shoot. As a former actress, I understand actors anxieties and the need for getting great headshots. I understand how much is riding on their acting headshots. With my background, I have insight to what the industry responds to in photos. My goal is to give my clients headshots that make them stand out, catching the eye of agents and casting directors.

Every actor has their own unique spark that makes them different; it’s my job to help bring that out in the photos. I have done headshots for many aspiring actors who went on to become successful working actors. I want to do the same for you!

I look forward to working with you!

Robin Emtage