Kim Dalton's picture
Crew Mom

Who's in the Crew? - Spotlight on Laura Kinser

NAME: Laura Kinser

WEBSITE CREW PROFILE: https://headshotcrew.com/KinserStudios
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kinserstudios/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/laura.glines
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauraglineskinser/

WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I live in Salt Lake City, I grew up here and after living in Las Vegas, Massachusetts and Denver we moved back to Salt Lake about 3 years ago.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING HEADSHOTS?

I have been shooting headshots for almost 15 years.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU LIKE TO SHOOT?

I specialize in headshots and corporate events.

WHAT IS YOUR LIGHTING SETUP FOR HEADSHOTS?

Triangle, occasionally men’s or something else fun.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR STUDIO. DO YOU OWN IT? RENT IT? OR LIVE IN IT?

I have a studio I share with one other person. We have a space in Trolley Square, which is an iconic property in Salt Lake.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER PH AND THE HSC?

I went to a 1-day workshop that Peter was doing in Denver on his way to WPPI, it was whatever year he shaved his head. I took a selfie with Peter and he called me out for holding the phone too high, I loved that he didn't sugarcoat things. I met Tommy Collier that day and we were fast friends. Tommy taught me a lot and let me shoot in his studio. I signed up for a year of Headshot Crew and haven't looked back.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO JOIN THE CREW ONCE YOU FOUND IT?

30 min?

WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS ABOUT YOU?

I love to be on boards, Snowboards, surfboards, longboards, wakeboards etc.

11 Comments

Peter Istvan's picture
Protégé

Right on, great to read about you Laura.

Erik Daems's picture
Protégé

Great work Laura! And I love the Crewcasts on which you do reviewing, like together with James and Kim, or last week with Scott and Richard. So learnful and helpful!

Laura Kinser's picture
Mentor

Thanks! Reviewing is kinda fun (and nerve wrakking!)

Claudia Hoag's picture
Associate

I love it! And love the shots, and yes boards are the best!

Laura Kinser's picture
Mentor

We will have to do a skateboard shoot at the next headshot event!

Mikala Freitas's picture
Protégé

Great photos

Josh Line's picture
Associate

Love the family shot at the end here. So glad to have met you through the Crew!

Laura Kinser's picture
Mentor

Me too! It look like I’ll be in Vegas a lot after the first of the year!

Rainer Mueller's picture
Associate

Cool to know more about you, Laura!

Cindy Quinn's picture
Associate

It's always interesting to learn more about crew members. You and I Laura circulate in many of the same groups. I am always impressed at how much you get accomplished with two little ones.

Linda Packard's picture
Protégé

Cute family photo! I had no idea that you'd been doing this for 15 years!