It was a great pleasure working with Lew Abramson. Scheduling and booking was a breeze. Lew provided clear ideas about what I should wear and was well informed of the current industry standards and style for actor headshots. When I told him I would arrive make-up ready, he said there was no need and I could do my make up onsite; he told me he didn't want me to feel rushed. Lew really cared about my being relaxed going into the session, which I appreciated so much. When I arrived he immediately made me feel welcome and gave me his undivided time and attention. I felt very well cared for. My last photographer's studio was chaotic and there were lots of people and noises which was very distracting. The atmosphere at Lew's was quiet and peaceful. Lew and I then discussed the clothes I brought. Looking back, his direction on wardrobe and make up was excellent. Lew showed himself to be very experienced by knowing immediately what was going to look best on camera and then was right about it. The style of his direction was very warm and to the point as such was his style behind the camera. Lew has great technical and people skills. He was able to give me very specific direction about how to get the best shots with a very relaxed and gentle approach. He guided me through, whereas a lot of photographers I've worked with rarely give clear easy to follow instructions. I felt comfortable with him the entire time. We joked around and we both had fun! He showed me the first takes of every look--and each time I could tell he was going to get lots of excellent shots. Lew has passion for his work, great skill and an excellent work ethic. Late in the session he was inspired to shoot me outside which was something we hadn't discussed--turns out it was an excellent idea because we then got some of the most gorgeous shots of the session. We were both thrilled! Lew was very generous with his time--we went over to get those last shots. After we wrapped, Lew carried my bags with me to my car--what a guy! When I got home, the shots were in my email and they are absolutely amazing. As a 15 year veteran professional actor, I'd say these are my best headshots as of yet. Lew's style is very natural and he truly captured my presence and being in his shots. Our mantra was to have the pictures look like me, which sounds simple but so many Hollywood actors and photographers miss that by allowing too much make up, the wrong clothes or excessive retouching. I am delighted with Lew's work and am already recommending him to my friends.