Sam Larsen - A Fascinating Face

Sam Larsen by Orange County Photographer, Mark Jordan

As you know, I (Mark Jordan Photography) generally do not post snippets of my portrait sessions, but I photographed such a striking face yesterday, I just had to share him.

The purpose for the session was for a simple headshot (yes, I know headshot is properly spelled "head shot" and that a more dignified description might be "publicity portrait" or "public relations photo," etc. However, the great internet god, Google, has taught us that if you want to be found in their keyword search, "headshot" is where it's at. And yes, I just began a sentence with "and" and ended it with a preposition...).

The vast majority of young faces that come to me looking for fame and fortune are just kidding themselves, much like the cacophonous flow of voices we hear on American Idol. In fact, you might recognize Sam as one their more successful candidates (great voice and songwriter). 

Regardless, the point is that he was just one of thousands of faces who have hired me initially looking for a portfolio, but after listening and getting a clear vision for what they actually need, I "talk-them-into" something more sensible. In the process, I save them hundreds, if not thousands, and provide them with what they really need: a simple headshot to get their face through the proverbial door. 

I've enclosed just a few images of Sam, beginning with a more traditional feel to something more grungy.

So what do you think? Does Sam have a chance at stardom?

Two years after this posting I discovered that Sam Larsen was one of the two winners on The Glee Project - can I pick them or what?


Orange County Photographer, Mark Jordan Photography, an Rancho Santa Margarita Photographer, specializes in crafting stunning contemporary, traditional, classic, and storytelling family portraits (high school seniors, children portraits, babies, maternity, pregnancy), headshots and pets. Mark Jordan, a Photography Hall of Fame photographer (with a Rancho Santa Margarita portrait studio), and provides portrait photography throughout Orange County and Southern California. Mark Jordan's Orange County portrait studio also serves San Diego County and Inland Empire. Studio Photography Services are also provided in Riverside County and Los Angeles County. Local Cites where Mark Jordan photography studio services are offered are as an Aliso Viejo Photographer, Anaheim Photographer, Costa Mesa Photographer, Coto de Caza Photographer, Dana Point Photographer, Dove Canyon Photographer, Huntington Beach Photographer, Irvine Photographer, Ladera Ranch Photographer, Laguna Beach Photographer, Laguna Hills Photographer, Laguna Niguel Photographer, Lake Forest Photographer, Mission Viejo Photographer, Newport Beach Photographer, Northwood Photographer, Orange Photographer, Orange Park Acres Photographer, San Clemente Photographer, San Juan Capistrano Photographer, Santa Ana Photographer, Tustin Photographer, Villa Park Photographer, Westminster Photographer, Yorba Linda Photographer, Corona del Mar Photographer, Riverside Photographer, Temecula Photographer, Chino Hills Photographer, Loma Linda Photographer, Rancho Bernardo Photographer, Carlsbad Photographer, Coronado Photographer, Del Mar Photographer, Escondido Photographer, San Diego Photographer, San Marcos Photographer, Solana Beach Photographer, Carmel Mountain Ranch Photographer, Rancho San Diego Photographer, Rancho Santa Fe Photographer, and San Diego Country Estates Photographer, Turtle Rock Photographer, Shady CanyonPhotographer. Portrait Photographers everywhere (photographers in O.C. as well) are welcome to contact our portrait studio for mentoring/guidance.