Marisa Q Photography


Considered the “Headshot Guru” - Marisa will help you define your marketing strategy, decide on wardrobe and deliver stellar headshots that will take your career to the next level!

Contact Information

1111 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Los Angeles, California, United States 90290

phone: view phone323-362-6748




Marisa Q Photography Headshot Philosophy

A truly great headshot is so much more than a picture of your face.  I believe it can capture the most beautiful and unique aspects of who you are at your core… which, (along with being the most rad gift you have to give to the world) also happens to be your greatest and most valuable ASSET.  

In a world where everyone is trying to “be like” so-and-so or “look like” such-and-such…  I believe the truest way to stand out is to be completely, and uniquely YOU.  

Simply put – my job is to bear witness to who you really are – and help you translate that into a marketable image that will resonate with those in a position to hire you. 

Because after all, what truly makes you stand out in an industry full of people trying to “be something” is actually just you… being… YOU.  You’re not always going to be the right person for the part, or the job, or whatever the case may be…  but if you are clear on who you are, and your value in this world – the roles and jobs that ARE right for you will be yours for the taking! 


I look forward to capturing what you got!




  • Unlimited Wardrobe Changes! 

  • Online Proofing Gallery: Emailed to you within 3 business days

  • Direct Download: Your complete shoot of full-size images will be available for download within 3 Business Days of shooting

  • Retouching Included in ALL PACKAGES!

  • Personalized Wardrobe Consultation (via email or in-person depending on the package level you choose)

  • Preview images as we shoot!

  • Retouched Images Sized and Optimized for the web – so your images look sharp and stand out online! (a great value, as professional printing houses charge an additional $10 per image for this service!)


​More About the Photographer

Marisa Quintanilla has been a professional in the entertainment industry for over 10 years – as a photographer, a producer, and a working actress.  Throughout her time in the industry she has worked alongside some of the industry’s top agents, managers, directors, casting directors, and PR professionals – experience that has given her a unique insider’s perspective to shooting effective headshots for actors, models, and business professionals.

Her role as “Huilen” in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 allowed her to experience the Hollywood publicity machine first hand – an experience she learned can be quite overwhelming for actors new to the PR game.  Lucky enough to have been mentored by some of the industry’s best – she leveraged the knowledge she gleaned on the Twilight circuit and established the Branding + PR Strategy leg of the Marisa Q Photography business.

Since then, Marisa has been a guest speaker specializing in Actor Branding at The National Association of Latino Independent Producers Actor Summit, at classes run by esteemed casting director Dan Velez of Dream Big Casting, and on various industry panels at film festivals and acting classes across the nation. 


Clients of Marisa Q Photography, Branding & PR Strategy have also continued on with great success in the industry – signing with some of the industry’s top agents and managers, as well as booking starring roles on major television series like Grey’s Anatomy, General Hospital, Mad Men and more.  Commercial clients can been seen in national campaigns for Fortune 500 companies like IKEA, McDonalds, & Target – and in Print Ads for brands like Tilly’s, Bose, and Ford to name a few. 

Hours of work

Open 7 days a week 9am-6pm by appointment only.


Currently located in the peaceful hills of Topanga Canyon just 10 minutes from the beach, the Marisa Q Photography studio is air conditioned and bathed in beautiful natural light - providing a zen-like experience for clients. Come enjoy a serene day of pampering courtesy of our industry celebrated make-up artists, followed by an easy-breezy shoot experience. We strive to create a peaceful, stress-free environment for you to enjoy.

Studio Address: 1111 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. 90290 - parking is free. Appointments are required, no walk-ins please.

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