A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more

Lifestyle Headshots

Headshot Photography

  • Lifestyle Headshots

    Headshot Photography

Headshots by The Light Committee
Headshots by The Light Committee

Headshots by The Light Committee

Top Pro

starting cost

Select a service
Zip code
Photoshoot location

It’s free, with no obligation to book

Introduction: Hello! I’m Rafael. I love photography and shooting professional headshots, lifestyle shots, social media content, and more. I've often been told by customers at the end of a photography session how much fun they had, which they did not expect. I always do my best to make it fun for everyone while ensure professional results. My studio is located in Glendale but we can also go after outdoor natural light sessions. About my background... I’ve been doing photography since high school and commercially now for seven years. I earned a BA, Journalism, from Cal State Northridge. I also previously served in the US Air Force and California Air National Guard. Headshots by The Light Committee - was rated by EXPERTISE as a top 10 portrait studio in Glendale 2020, and top one percent in LA 2019 (out of more than 1,200 photographers they researched). Please see my portfolio here on Thumbtack for examples and, again, let me know if you have any questions. I'm happy to answer them. Thanks very much for checking out my profile! Rafael *INSURED: Hartford #72SBA-AR9878-DX

Current Top Pro

Hired 12 times

Serves Glendale, CA

Background checked

Verified business

1 employee

7 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Credit card, Google Pay, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

Currently a top pro

Top Pros are among the highest-rated, most popular professionals on Thumbtack.

Jan - Jun

Photoshoot location

, ,


Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

32 reviews


Read reviews that mention:

Chuck D.

Headshot Photography

Rafael was polite and very professional. He asked questions and answered mine; we were on the same page. He was accommodating with his time as I changed clothes for different backgrounds. Quality and value are good. I would go back to him for future projects and would highly recommend him and his work.
Headshots by The Light Committee's reply
Thanks, Chuck.
May 25, 2020
Nantarat M.

Portrait Photography

I had a great experience with Rafael. He is very professional. I have a lot of photos now and all of the photos are amazing.
Headshots by The Light Committee's reply
Thanks :-)
Feb 22, 2020
Thumbtack Customer

Had a great shoot with Rafael! It's tough to find a photographer who has really good equipment, knows how to use it, and has a good vibe to work with AND knows how to properly retouch a headshot. He's got it all! I'm very pleased with the results and so is my manager! And he's affordable and you can shoot as many looks as you want in the session you book!
Headshots by The Light Committee's reply
Thank you, Blaize. I appreciate it!
Dec 8, 2018
Review from Google
Angelo F.

Commercial Photography

Rafael provides an excellent service. Professional, punctual and very affordable. I highly recommend his photography services.
Headshots by The Light Committee's reply
Pleasure working with you, Angelo.
Dec 20, 2017
Joe R.

Headshot Photography

Great experience working with Rafael! I'm really happy with my photos.
Headshots by The Light Committee's reply
Thank you, Joe!
Nov 14, 2019
Business Verified

Headshots by The Light Committee verified

Background Check

Rafael Larin


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Rates start at just $125 (subject to change without notice - see official website for current rates) for 1 look and 1 selected photo for retouch. This session is around a 30 minutes and the total appointment time is around 40 minutes. It also includes the extra photos from the session that were not selected for a retouch, just without retouching. Rates for two looks / retouches are $150, and so on.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We setup a studio session. Mobile headshot services are also available. After the session, an online gallery is provided for your convenience in selecting the photo(s) for retouching. Each retouched photo is provided as a print-quality (if you want to print an 8x10") and web-optimized digital photo file (ready to use for online posts, email, etc.). After retouching is completed, a download link is provided to receive the photos. Typical turnaround time to setup the gallery is 1-2 business days and the typical time it takes to retouch and prepare the photos is also 1-2 business days after receiving your selection(s).

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a BA, Journalism, California State University, Northridge.

Not what you’re looking for?

No problem: we have pros for every job.