Amanda Pinto and Jake Nathanson met in high school. They sat next to each other in photography class where they learned to shoot on black and white film. When they moved to NYC to attend NYU for different reasons (Amanda for acting and Jake for what ended up being a whole lot of different things), they discovered they could combine their respective passions to become a headshot-taking-superhuman-power couple. They love Ohio, their families, their dogs (shoutout to Cleo and Bill), good TV, and happy hour margaritas.

Alex Leyva moved to NYC in 2010 to attend NYU Tisch School of the Arts for acting, where he met Amanda while putting a fellow actor in old age makeup. A part of the team since 2013, Alex is an Aveda Institute certified stylist and now balances being a hair and makeup artist and an actor. If you're lucky, you may catch him moonlighting as his drag persona, Adonna. He loves baking, religiously going to the movies, never missing an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race and making people look stunning honey.


Our approach to headshots is simple: to make you look and feel your best. If you are feeling great and having fun, it's going to show through in every photo!

Countless clients begin their session by telling us they "hate having their headshots taken." WHY?? That's no fun! We want to change this! Because of our backgrounds in the field, we understand the pressures of having a headshot that captures your personality and stands out from the rest, especially in the age of digital submissions. We also understand that headshots can be outrageously expensive in New York City, which can make a session even more stressful.

At Sub/Urban, we are committed to keeping our prices low, quality high, and clients one hundred-percent satisfied with their experience and results. We offer different packages to accommodate a variety of needs and budgets. We want you to feel relaxed throughout your shoot, which is why we do not time our sessions but rather shoot until we've gotten shots that you love. Plus, we have lots of fun tricks and treats that will keep you cool and confident throughout your shoot (music requests are highly encouraged). 

Well, we don't want to give away ALL of our secrets.... so click here and let's chat!