Nancy Jo Gilchrist Photography

★★★★☆

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I cannot recommend Nancy Jo highly enough. I knew that her professionalism was exceptional from the outset. I never had to wait more than a day for her to respond to my inquiries, via email or phone, and usually it was within the hour. She was completely kind and friendly throughout the entire process, and eminently knowledgeable in her field.
Nancy Jo treats her photography as it should be, an art form, but she also has a deep understanding of headshots as they relate to an actor in a business sense. Her experience is palpable. She gives firm but calm direction in her shooting. I knew that I was in good hands from the moment I stepped on her property.
Any serious actor would do well to research Nancy Jo. Her rates are also far below what they should be, and this speaks to her kindness and empathy for the working actor. Her work, meanwhile, speaks for itself.
Is five stars as high as it goes? Happy to provide more info for any interested clients.

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I cannot recommend Nancy Jo highly enough. I knew that her professionalism was exceptional from the outset. I never had to wait more than a day for her to respond to my inquiries, via email or phone, and usually it was within the hour. She was completely kind and friendly throughout the entire process, and eminently knowledgeable in her field.
Nancy Jo treats her photography as it should be, an art form, but she also has a deep understanding of headshots as they relate to an actor in a business sense. Her experience is palpable. She gives firm but calm direction in her shooting. I knew that I was in good hands from the moment I stepped on her property.
Any serious actor would do well to research Nancy Jo. Her rates are also far below what they should be, and this speaks to her kindness and empathy for the working actor. Her work, meanwhile, speaks for itself.
Is five stars as high as it goes? Happy to provide more info for any interested clients.

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The reviews on this page are so odd. Either she is the greatest thing since sliced bread or utterly horrid. The truth is like most things somewhere in between. She is an ok photographer. It is true she only uses natural light and doesn't have a studio, but then again her prices are low so you get what you pay for I guess. My photos and a lot on her website seem a little dark. I guess that is the natural light thing.

I can understand where the one really bad review is coming from. Part of Nancy's service is a critique where she goes over all your physical flaws and tells you what you need to improve. I mean I guess this is part of the biz and agents will do the same thing BUT it can be a little shocking if you aren't expecting it.

She also seems a little lonely and in need of some one to talk to so she goes on a lot about her personal issues and problems. I found this a little hard to deal with since I was nervous enough about the photo and was kind of at a loss for what to say to her about her issues. I was also a little uncomfortable being in her house alone with her. Not that I felt unsafe but it was just kind of creepy. From no on I'm only going to photographers with studios.

Overall I'm happy with my photos but given the choice I probably wouldn't go back.

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The reviews on this page are so odd. Either she is the greatest thing since sliced bread or utterly horrid. The truth is like most things somewhere in between. She is an ok photographer. It is true she only uses natural light and doesn't have a studio, but then again her prices are low so you get what you pay for I guess. My photos and a lot on her website seem a little dark. I guess that is the natural light thing.

I can understand where the one really bad review is coming from. Part of Nancy's service is a critique where she goes over all your physical flaws and tells you what you need to improve. I mean I guess this is part of the biz and agents will do the same thing BUT it can be a little shocking if you aren't expecting it.

She also seems a little lonely and in need of some one to talk to so she goes on a lot about her personal issues and problems. I found this a little hard to deal with since I was nervous enough about the photo and was kind of at a loss for what to say to her about her issues. I was also a little uncomfortable being in her house alone with her. Not that I felt unsafe but it was just kind of creepy. From no on I'm only going to photographers with studios.

Overall I'm happy with my photos but given the choice I probably wouldn't go back.

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There is no doubt in my mind Nancy Jo G. has made her mark in the Los Angeles ("hollywood" if you will) community FOREVER for doing such stellar work for so many people including myself. In addition to being a great Headshot photographer, Nancy is truly a great person who knows how to talk to actors and knows how to react to every type of situation. Nancy has taken what I and all of my friends consider the best picture ever taken of myself. Nancy's headshots are so above the curve of what is out in hollywood now a days there is really no comparision. I am not hiding behind a computer screen like one nasty commenter below me, my name is Jake Berko please email me anytime at jake.berkow@gmail.com and i would be glad to give you my cell phone # and speak to you about my personal experience with Nancy. On top of all these facts, Nancy charges way below what she should be charging for her headshots. NO OTHER PHOTOGRAPHER TAKES AS MUCH TIME AND ENERGY FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEIR CLIENTS AS NANCY DOES. SHE TRULY IS A MASTER OF HER CRAFT! - Jake Berko

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There is no doubt in my mind Nancy Jo G. has made her mark in the Los Angeles ("hollywood" if you will) community FOREVER for doing such stellar work for so many people including myself. In addition to being a great Headshot photographer, Nancy is truly a great person who knows how to talk to actors and knows how to react to every type of situation. Nancy has taken what I and all of my friends consider the best picture ever taken of myself. Nancy's headshots are so above the curve of what is out in hollywood now a days there is really no comparision. I am not hiding behind a computer screen like one nasty commenter below me, my name is Jake Berko please email me anytime at jake.berkow@gmail.com and i would be glad to give you my cell phone # and speak to you about my personal experience with Nancy. On top of all these facts, Nancy charges way below what she should be charging for her headshots. NO OTHER PHOTOGRAPHER TAKES AS MUCH TIME AND ENERGY FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEIR CLIENTS AS NANCY DOES. SHE TRULY IS A MASTER OF HER CRAFT! - Jake Berko

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The review: DON'T EVER GO TO HER contains accusations and claims that are simply impossible. Two months ago I took my son for his head-shots to Nancy (we found her on Internet). She did an excellent job. Everything she did was totally opposite to the claims from that review - and results were superb. My son got a top agency to represent him and they wanted us to keep the same head-shots! Based on my experience (I'm director-producer with MA in Drama Arts) that review is simply malicious attempt to hurt someone's professional integrity and as such it is abusing InsiderPages as a media. I strongly recommend Nancy - she is an excellent photographer wit great people skills. She will get a maximum from anyones appearance and personality. If you still won't like what you see... sorry, you might need a miracle worker, not a photographer.

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The review: DON'T EVER GO TO HER contains accusations and claims that are simply impossible. Two months ago I took my son for his head-shots to Nancy (we found her on Internet). She did an excellent job. Everything she did was totally opposite to the claims from that review - and results were superb. My son got a top agency to represent him and they wanted us to keep the same head-shots! Based on my experience (I'm director-producer with MA in Drama Arts) that review is simply malicious attempt to hurt someone's professional integrity and as such it is abusing InsiderPages as a media. I strongly recommend Nancy - she is an excellent photographer wit great people skills. She will get a maximum from anyones appearance and personality. If you still won't like what you see... sorry, you might need a miracle worker, not a photographer.

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Nancy Jo is hands down the best headshot photographer I have ever worked with and I will definitely be going back every time I need new pictures.

She takes the time to get to know you before the shoot and at the shoot; she went through all of my wardrobe choices with me and discussed what I wanted to sell. That connection alone let me know immediately that we were going to be on the same page throughout the shoot. She does the makeup for the shoot too, and it was so phenomenal that when I got the pictures retouched there was almost nothing left to do. The whole experience was fantastic, I felt at ease and the process felt quick and yet thorough.

The headshots themselves are stunning. I am so happy that I have so many to choose from and there is not a doubt in my mind they will be effective.

A fantastic experience with amazing results, you really can't ask for more with your headshot shoot.

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Nancy Jo is hands down the best headshot photographer I have ever worked with and I will definitely be going back every time I need new pictures.

She takes the time to get to know you before the shoot and at the shoot; she went through all of my wardrobe choices with me and discussed what I wanted to sell. That connection alone let me know immediately that we were going to be on the same page throughout the shoot. She does the makeup for the shoot too, and it was so phenomenal that when I got the pictures retouched there was almost nothing left to do. The whole experience was fantastic, I felt at ease and the process felt quick and yet thorough.

The headshots themselves are stunning. I am so happy that I have so many to choose from and there is not a doubt in my mind they will be effective.

A fantastic experience with amazing results, you really can't ask for more with your headshot shoot.

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I LOVE Nancy Jo- I have been shooting with her for the past 15 years, probably every 2-3 years. Sometimes for a full shoot, others just for 1 or 2 looks to freshen up the shots I'm using already. We've done film shoots, and most recently, digital. She's amazing and knows how to speak to actors and get their best essence to come through. I've worked with many photographers and done lots of shoots, for headshots, print, etc., and always come back. I can't believe anyone would have a bad experience with her. She's definitely honest and works really hard to get the best out of me every time, maybe she's too honest for some, but that's what I love about her!

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I LOVE Nancy Jo- I have been shooting with her for the past 15 years, probably every 2-3 years. Sometimes for a full shoot, others just for 1 or 2 looks to freshen up the shots I'm using already. We've done film shoots, and most recently, digital. She's amazing and knows how to speak to actors and get their best essence to come through. I've worked with many photographers and done lots of shoots, for headshots, print, etc., and always come back. I can't believe anyone would have a bad experience with her. She's definitely honest and works really hard to get the best out of me every time, maybe she's too honest for some, but that's what I love about her!

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Nancy Jo took so much time to prepare me for the shoot. And then, in the shoot itself, she took hundreds and hundreds of shots. I ended up with lots that I can use - including the one that I consider to be the best photograph EVER taken of me. I am so happy with the pictures and have been recommending her ever since.

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Nancy Jo took so much time to prepare me for the shoot. And then, in the shoot itself, she took hundreds and hundreds of shots. I ended up with lots that I can use - including the one that I consider to be the best photograph EVER taken of me. I am so happy with the pictures and have been recommending her ever since.

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Horrible Experience. I got ripped off $500 for photos that I couldn't even use. She'll say nasty things about the way you look and make you feel very uncomfortable. She has done this to others, I've seen the reviews elsewhere. I was very glad to know I wasn't the only one. I really want to warn any others from making the same mistake I did. I thought she was a respected photographer. It turns out, she has no idea how to work a digital camera, or use lighting equipment, which is why she only works with natural light. But she doesn't know how to make use of that either. I was appalled at the whole experience, and had to turn around and pay someone else to do another head shot session for me. It was a huge blow to my pocket book and ability to trust people in LA. You would think with all the cash she makes, (cuz that's all she accepts) that she could take a day or two off and read a damn book on photography. But no, she has found her groove of overpricing her shoddy work. I don't know how she sleeps at night.

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Horrible Experience. I got ripped off $500 for photos that I couldn't even use. She'll say nasty things about the way you look and make you feel very uncomfortable. She has done this to others, I've seen the reviews elsewhere. I was very glad to know I wasn't the only one. I really want to warn any others from making the same mistake I did. I thought she was a respected photographer. It turns out, she has no idea how to work a digital camera, or use lighting equipment, which is why she only works with natural light. But she doesn't know how to make use of that either. I was appalled at the whole experience, and had to turn around and pay someone else to do another head shot session for me. It was a huge blow to my pocket book and ability to trust people in LA. You would think with all the cash she makes, (cuz that's all she accepts) that she could take a day or two off and read a damn book on photography. But no, she has found her groove of overpricing her shoddy work. I don't know how she sleeps at night.

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