TESTIMONIALS

I spent hours researching headshot packages in the Bay Area, looking for someone affordable yet professional. I chose Protege Headshots because their prices seemed very fair. Photographer Timothy IMMEDIATELY responded to my request and answered all of my questions upfront and incredibly promptly. We scheduled a date within the week for me to go to his studio. I arrived early and he was able to accommodate me right away. Seeing as how I knew NOTHING about headshots or what a casting director looks for, I was nervous about the whole process. Timothy was a god send. He made me feel so incredibly comfortable and was so encouraging. Not only that but he offered incredible direction and advice. The lighting was so flattering, too. He was so professional and friendly and I am thrilled with my results. Oh, and also I must mention that I was able to view all the photos One Hour after the session, now that's fast service! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for awesome headshots and a wonderful experience.

 

Annie Holt

 

After reading all the raving Yelp reviews, I decided to hire Protege for my headshot updates.I needed some very natural headshots and I was very specific about what I wanted. I gave photographer Tim the idea and he manifested it! Based on my brand I was looking to sell, he found the perfect spots to shoot and directed me towards the energy I was looking to bring across. It was a pleasure working with him and our chemistry was on point. He is someone I definitely plan on working with again whenever I need any type of photos done. Thank you PROTEGE!!"

 

Charles Finnegan

 

Timothy is a true talent. He is insightful and great at getting the best look out of people. He gives feedback and never makes you feel uncomfortable. One could tell that he cares about his work because he is patient, makes sure to get as many shots for different roles actors may need, follows up with his customers, and makes sure to do touchups to the customer's satisfaction. Thank you, Timothy"

 

Carrie Swanson

 

"I loved working with the Protege staff from start to finish. They turned the sometimes-maddening experience of taking headshots into a relaxing, fun time. Tim's laid-back manner immediately put me at ease and in the right frame of mind for the headshots. In the end the only difficult part was deciding which shots to use. My managers and agents were thrilled as well. Seeing a slideshow of all the images taken one hour after the session was a very nice touch! I will definitely use him again the next time I need new shots."

 

Allison Geron

 

"When I went shopping for a new photographer, I started looking through the Yelp review and discovered the Protege Team.  Based on the positive reviews, I decided to contact the company. What I got from them was a very professional e-mail reply.  We set up an appointment time and place and the photographer Timothy arrived on time and prepared.  He made me feel at ease and supplied ample ideas to combine with my own to help me look my best for my photo session. The end result was a wide range of digital images, many of which I have been able to use as publicity photos.  I have gotten endless compliments on the shots.  I have to say that photographer Timothy Leung made me look great, and it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg."

 

Nina Lee

 

"Shooting headshots had always been a necessary evil for me. All that changed when I shot with Timothy and his team. Wow, I must say that Tim is a true craftsman behind the camera. While it can be tough enough to have my representatives get enthusiastic about one shot - my agents and manager requested a combined total of eighteen! In my opinion, you won't find better quality for your buck."

 

Tomio Roussos

 

Five stars does not seem enough for Tim, Barbara & Holly at Protege, Inc.  What a an amazing experience we had taking our photos!  From the moment we stepped foot in his unbelievable, fantasy like studio we knew we were in good hands.  We were treated like royalty and made to feel so comfortable that the time flew by.  Tim is truly a gifted photographer and so gracious and humble, our whole family bonded with him including my husband who is not one who likes photos.  The most important thing is Tim captured the essence of our family with the photos he took.  I promise that you will not walk away disappointed if you chose Protege as your photographer, prepare to be impressed!

 

Karin Pardela

 

Tim and Anna from Protege Photography were fantastic to work with. The experience started from the moment I made the appointment - questions about the types of look, our makeup and hair, what we need to do to prepare for the session. They came to our office for the headshot session. The next hour was pure joy - setting up really great shots and in a very relaxed environment. I absolutely recommend this entrepreneurial team to work with. They are professional, highly detail oriented, very talented and fun. If you need professional headshots, don't put off having this company do a photo shoot for you!

 

Karen Mariner

 

I just had the most amazing photography shoot with the Protege team. Not to mention the incredibly diverse and oh so beautiful studio that Timothy has set up in Pleasant Hill.  He is by far the most talented photographer I have ever experienced.  He is a natural and makes the whole experience almost effortless as his ease with photography and positioning you for the photos comes only with professionally experienced photographers.  He also had a make up artist and hair stylist available to help us look optimal in each photo.  I have nothing but the most positive comments to say about him and his style.

 

Arlene Barton

 

We  love love love the pictures taken by PROTEGE,  they are spectacular pieces of art!!

Timothy Leung and Barabara were  a pleasure to work with , they made the photoshoot such a fun and memorable experience. Seeing the digital version of the pictures, we have received numerous compliments from all those who have seen the  work. They are speechless at the quality and creativity of the PROTEGE team's work!

The team had done extensive preparation for the day which, combined with their  professionalism and courtesy to us helped make the shoot such a wonderful and easy experience. The PROTEGE team was able to capture the spirit of the day so naturally and perfectly, we couldn't have asked for anything more..... definitely a very UNIQUE experience!

I highly recommend working with PROTEGE.

 

Radika Sweta

 

"I am getting so many compliments on the new shots. I had such a great shoot and love the results. Protege was GREAT! I felt SO taken care of and in good hands. Photographer Tim's confidence is infectious and the freedom he encourages is such a relief."

 

Cheryl Stokes

 

"I hate getting pictures but you made it so easy. I don't ever remember being that comfortable in front of the camera and it really showed through. There were so many good shots I couldn't decide which one to use. Not only is everything top quality but the price was also reasonable. I thank you and more importantly my agent thanks you! I will recommend you to all my friends!"

 

Mike Donalson

 

"It's very difficult to get one great headshot, much less three, but that's exactly what Tim and his team did. In fact, he captured so many great shots, it took my agents over a week to narrow it down to just three. I love the shots. And, most importantly my auditions have increased ten fold. Plus, Tim is a first class professional. I highly recommend working with him. His excellent shots can be the spark that your career needs. "

 

Jared Mendel

 

"I adored working with Timothy, he was smart and creative- a devastating combo! My photos were so real, interesting and beautifully shot, I'm having a very hard time picking from the fantastic selection - Narrowed it down to 22 - How often can you say that? I usually live and work in Los Angeles, but would consider flying back to SF just to have him shoot my next headshots, it would be more than worth the plane fare."

 

Caroline Murphy

 

"The Protege team really gets to know you and brings that out in your pictures, capturing what every actor needs to have in a headshot: themselves. Sessions with them are a comfortable interaction, they creates an atmosphere of warmth which allows you to relax and be you. Most importantly casting directors are always complementing my pictures and how much they truly reflect who I am!"

 

Stacy Lawson

 

"Tim and his assistants goes out of his way to make certain you feel valued as his client, and 100% satisfied with their work. He really took the time to ensure all of my needs were met both before and after our shoot. My photos are fantastic and I will definitely return for what I am sure will be another successful experience. Keep doing what you're doing Tim, and thanks again!"

 

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