testimonials

  • Carolina Korth

    As an actor, Alex is a story teller. And her photography shows that.  In the brief amount of time that she has with you, she figures out your story and what stories you should be telling on screen, and she finds a way to capture them both. She knows what will draw a casting director’s eye to you. Beyond being a savvy actor and photographer, she’s also a lovely human being. I really can’t recommend her enough.

    – Carolina Korth

  • Tommy Buck

    Alex has been shooting my headshots for five years. She’s the best. She has a great eye. Using her headshots, I’ve booked work on NBC, FOX, HBO and several feature films. If you’re trying to get your foot in the door, or understand how to market yourself better, she’s is the photographer for you.

    – Tommy Buck

  • Franck Juste
    Since working with Alex I’ve gotten a stronger sense of how to market myself, and I’ve just signed with a manager for representation! WHICH IS YUGE! I’d totes use her again for headshots and I always referred people to her. Mad props to her for being on point with the camera!
    – Franck Juste
  • Justine Cotsonas

    Alex takes gorgeous photos, but more importantly, she truly cares about capturing the most truthful and effective image of you to use as a tool in this strategy game of a career path. She’s also delightful.

    – Justine Cotsonas

  • Lauren Engleman quote

    I got new representation: All of my agents were very happy with the new shots and I received positive feedback from several casting directors including Marci Phillips, Dani Super and Susanne Scheel!

    – Lauren Engleman

  • Stacey Weckstein
    I got four auditions the first week I put up my new headshots! I LOVE them, and so does my manager. Each one is so precise and right for all the different types I can play. Taking photos with Alex is like taking a great acting class. She is a master storyteller. She pushed me to get more specific and bring more of me to each shot. It was so much fun to get specific and think in character.
    – Stacey Weckstein
  • Leah Raymond

    Shooting with Alex was fun and we got great shots at the same time. The environment and attitude is down to business while being personal too. She really knows how to help you get in touch with you and what/who you are trying to portray. I fully trusted her opinion and the proof was in the pudding. I would recommend working with her hands down.

    – Leah Raymond

  • Gabriel Hernández quote

    The thing that impressed me most about working with Alex was how frankly, deftly, and respectfully she was able to talk about some of the sensitive issues facing actors of different racial backgrounds. It’s not always easy having a conversation about what ethnicity casting directors are going to assume you are and thus what kind of roles you might get either pigeonholed into or not even considered for. It helps when your photographer is an ally. The shots look great; but even more important than that, the process was affirming, collaborative, illuminating, and a lot of fun.

    – Gabriel Hernández

  • Victoria Miller

    One year ago I found a photographer who asked me to be me. Just me. Not commercialized, not angled to look skinnier, not angled to change the appearance of my profile. Just me. Because she’s an incredible woman, and an incredible soul, and she wants to capture the people that come to see her truthfully. If you’re in the business, go work with her. Thank you, Alex for allowing me to be unapologetically me in front of your camera.

    – Victoria Miller

  • Nathaniel Kent
    Alex was terrific to work with and I love the way my photos turned out. She is interested in capturing the best photos for your personal goals, which creates a really positive experience from the pre shoot process all the way through retouching and printing. Very helpful at every step of the way, with great advice and an honest and thoughtful approach to the business of acting.
    – Nathaniel Kent
  • Serena Williams

    Alex made me feel right at home the minute I walked in her door. She took the time to address any questions/concerns I had and evaluated my previous headshots to understand the direction I needed to go with my new headshots. Within 5 minutes of meeting me she figured out my style and made sure it came through in my pictures. I would recommend Alex to anyone and I would definitely go back, although I may not need to because my pictures came out so perfect!

    – Serena Williams

  • Ellie MacPherson

    Shooting with Alex is like shooting with your dearest friend who happens to be a photography whiz. She immediately makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera and in your own skin. Her technical knowledge led to some of the best photos I’ve ever taken, truly me on my best day.

    – Ellie MacPherson

  • Oscar Pavlo

    She brought back that sparkle I needed to keep pursuing my American dream. Thank you, Alexandra, for being such an amazing photographer and truly unique person.

    – Oscar Pavlo

  • Julia Kelly

    Alex has an extremely keen eye PLUS she has an actor’s perspective and language at hand. The response from my headshot was huge. Alex and I worked together to cultivate the exact look I wanted and needed and it was very much reflected in the shot she took. From casting directors, to colleagues, I can’t count how many people told me the picture is a perfect reflection of who I am!!

     – Julia Kelly
  • Sarah Bierstock

    I had a fantastic experience shooting with Alex.  The only difficult part about the entire process was that I had so many fantastic shots to choose from, it made selecting challenging!  She was very patient, clear, and positive — and I was genuinely thrilled with the outcome.  At Alex’s suggestion, I started focusing more  on commercial print work, and immediately secured representation at CESD.  I highly recommend Prospect Photography.

    – Sarah Bierstock

  • Stephanie Carlisle

    When it comes to photographing actors, Alex is in a league of her own. Her enthusiasm and positive energy helped me relax in front of the camera. Her photos exceed expectations. She knows how to capture your spirit and personality. My headshots were so amazing that I had a difficult time choosing my favorites. She is truly a fabulous photographer!

    – Stephanie Carlisle

  • Rebecca Scolnick

    Alex is amazing to shoot with and she’s dedicated to making you feel comfortable and getting the best shot possible. I’ve gotten great feedback from agents, managers, and casting directors about my headshot! I couldn’t be happier!

    – Rebecca Scolnick

  • Paul Krasner

    How does one feel immediately relaxed and get a great headshot? Go see Alexandra Turshen. Simple as that!

    – Paul Krasner

  • Aaron Phillips quote

    She’s professional, talented and as an actor herself, knows what an actor needs… but above all, Alexandra will subtly coax you into being yourself. Your personality will shine straight through in your photos and casting directors will notice.

    – Aaron Phillips

  • Andrew Lemonier

    We got very specific before the shoot about my career goals. We decided what we wanted and we got it. It really has started to turn my career in a direction I feel I had a hand in establishing.

    – Andrew Lemonier

  • David Arkema quote

    Before she even picked up her camera, Alexandra was a schrewd investigator of my work, style, and acting career goals. She really got me day-dreaming about what I want to create. Everything we discussed went toward creating a shot that expresses all of those things and is me.

    – David Arkema

  • Alexander Hill quote

    I was at a Casting Director’s night and during the “headshot chat,” out of the 15 people that were there, they only loved two and one was mine! All the CDs said they would call me in with this shot. Thanks again!

    – Alexander Hill

  • Joe Blute

    It not only felt like a headshot session, but an acting business class as well. The knowledge Alex shares with you about the business is invaluable. It was eye opening to say the least. A shoot with the wonderful Alex Turshen is everything an actor could hope for. The hospitality, the energy, the analytical approach, and the relaxed atmosphere provided while getting your headshot taken. I recommend everyone gets a chance to get their headshots done by the amazing Alex.

    – Joe Blute

  • Angela P

    The best thing about working with Alex is that she is so spot on with branding.  In previous headshot sessions I’ve always tried to get a “pretty” picture.  Alex focuses on what “looks” will sell you, what will get you in the room. I’ve had such incredible feedback from agents and casting directors about my new shots because they are specific and show them exactly who I am.  I highly recommend Alex…she’s amazing!

    – Angela Petruzziello

  • Sarah Arakian

    I don’t think I had ever experienced the feeling of “rightness” that I had upon seeing my headshots from Alex. Even now, over a year later, I get butterflies in my stomach when I see them, which is pretty often. That tells me she’s gotten something honest and special that had been lacking in my previous shots. How does she get that honesty? Alex has a specific process that helps her get to know you, and, in the process, you discover a hell of a lot about yourself. It is like a headshot session and career reality check rolled in one.

    – Sarah Arakian

  • Lula Brown

    Alex is my secret weapon! Yes, she’s an incredible photographer, but she’s also an accomplished actress and therefore has the special ability to help me convey the emotion I want to express on camera… because we don’t always appear how we think we do on-cam. I’m so grateful to have worked with Alex on my new website, and am thrilled with the photos she took. They convey the exact energy I was aiming for and look crisp, high-quality, and super professional.

    – Lula Brown, Integrative Health and Weight Loss

  • Robin_Singer

    Top casting directors and several agents and managers have complimented my new photo. One even told me he absolutely NEVER calls in anyone from just a picture, but there was just something about this shot. I feel incredibly lucky to have shot with a photographer who understands how to capture the soul of a subject and how to take a photo that grabs the attention of people who sift through headshots all day.

    – Robin Rose Singer

  • Nicole Vaccaro

    Alex, creates an atmosphere that not only feels relaxed, but also welcoming. A photoshoot can be overwhelming, but she makes you feel at home.

    –  Nicole Vaccaro

  • Aleigha Spinks

    Alex is an excellent photographer and all around great human to work with. Her experience being an actor really comes in handy to deliver shots that truly capture the essence of her subjects. Not only have I booked gigs based off of my headshots alone, but I had such a positive experience that I immediately recommended her talents to all of my friends! She is simply THE BEST.

    – Aleigha Spinks

  • Rena Aliglu

    Every Agent and Casting Director who have seen my headshots have complimented them and asked who was my photographer. Alex does a great job, she really cares about you and makes sure you get the best pictures. Plus she is the nicest person in the world.

    – Rena Alioglu

  • Anna Holbrook

    Alex  is a powerhouse photographer for many reasons. She has a great eye, great sense of style, is a savvy businesswoman, who – oh yeah – also happens to be a superb actor. In other words, she gets us. She’s ahead of the game, articulate about it’s needs and therefore a super opportunity for anyone who wants to up their game.

    – Anna Holbrook, Daytime Emmy Winner

  • Nat Cassidy

    It doesn’t get better than this. Alex is a remarkable photographer, an insightful show business professional, and a fiercely intelligent human being. You’ll come out of a session with not only stunning shots but with a deeper understanding of how to market yourself in today’s business.

    – Nat Cassidy