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Hello! We are Sky and Olya and we are Unicorn Productions LA.

We love shooting and shoot a plethora of varied work and we strive to create naturalistic cinematic magic in any genre that we are commissioned to shoot.

In 2014, we embarked on our first professional photojournalism assignment to the country of Montserrat - which is a British Overseas Country. We spent 8 weeks shooting every single day in natural light and on locations; we simultaneously covered a political campaign and shot people both lifestyle and candid - whilst shooting events for the British Embassy and PDM political party.In the evenings, we spent several hours learning to edit and color grade (using film making color grading techniques).

This is why many of clients - in particular in the Entertainment Industry (agents & actors) love their final edits because they feel and look as if they had been shot on a tv or film set.

Many of our first images were taken on location and with natural light. We didn't know it at the time, but this helped define "our style" We love to shoot stories and also relish the fact that clients from many different genres ask us to shoot for their brand.

One of our most recent and interesting developments is our Medical Imaging. We spent one week as a photojournalist team with a charity similar to Doctors Without Borders in Honduras. Our task was to document the American Surgeons lead by award winning Professor Gazi Zibari as they set up infrastructure to teach local surgeons the latest first-world surgical techniques whilst performing pro-bono operations themselves:


We shoot many genres - everything from portraits of actors and artists to medical missionary work a la Doctors Without Borders.

We strive to create naturalistic cinematic magic in any genre that we are commissioned to shoot.

Some of what we shoot:


No matter what type of genre we shoot - the process is very similar; it's vital to find out what shots are needed and why .

We will often ask the client to provide samples / reference shots that they love for inspiration.

We then fuse our ideas with the client's ideas and put together a storyboard. Storyboards are used by us for STILL PHOTOGRAPHY and VIDEO WORK to help excite both parties and to make sure that the final result is on point with THE BRAND or the subject's brand.

To give you an example: ACTORS often have agents and managers who need SPECIFIC photos ("headshots") that can portray a SPECIFIC CHARACTER/ROLE TYPE to casting directors and producers. We will:

1. Ask them WHAT role/character type that they want these photos to portray them as AND/OR what their Agent/Manager wants the photos to resemble

2.We ask to see previous work:videos/headshots

3.We then start researching ourselves with and without the actor/agent/manager's input to create a STORYBOARD that helps define WHERE, WHAT AND WHEN we shoot and of course wardrobe.

THIS VIDEO shows our background and THIS PROCESS FOR ACTORS - which as we have said, is similar in process for all genres that we shoot :)


We are constantly becoming inspired by other fantastic photographers and film makers. Some of our earliest "heros" of photography were Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Annie Liebowitz and so on. Whilst it is true that we can tailor the look that a client wants, we prefer to keep our artistic eye and flair.


Yes, we almost always are asked to shoot natural, no artificial lights or set ups and on location. That does not mean however, that we never shoot with our lights, flash or in our studio -- but we certainly prefer our own natural cinematic on location style!

To see some of our work in PDF form, you can see the individual pages above OR click here for the PDFs:



In March of 2014, we set off to the country of Montserrat to start our journey as photojournalists. In the beginning, we were documenting the filming of a documentary about the volcanic eruptions of the 90s...Eight weeks later, my partner Olya and myself had helped a new government get in to power with our photojournalism and embassy work. This reel incorporates this journey until where we are now - LA based photojournalists shooting all over the world many different genres: portraits/ headshots, publicity photos, event work and more.

We love shooting portraits, headshots, editorials and publicity photos and we have taken portraits of politicans, actors and artists and much more. This is a small snippet of our work:our PORTRAITS REEL .

In 2017 we embarked on our first medical photojournalism mission with a team of surgeons from America. This is the video we made on the fly chronically this amazing experience in Honduras for the Doctors Without Borders charity who took us with them - THE AHPBA (Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association).


" Premier of MontserratThe passion and work that Olya and Sky of Unicorn Productions brought to the country of Montserrat and my political party, the PDM, over the course of 6 weeks, contributed immensely to our historic victory and my election to Premier of Montserrat. Many, many thanks." "
Premier Donaldson Romeo, Premier of the country of Monterrat

" President of Premier's PRWith passion, remarkable visual clarity, and vivid effect, Sky and Olya turned photos, images and graphics into unforgettable masterpieces for our electoral campaign. The pictures they took painted a wonderful portrait of a newly formed political party (People's Democratic Party) and its rise to power. Through the use of discipline, timeliness and professionalism, they captured strategic moments that contributed significantly to our recent landslide victory. Informal and official photos of The Premier Donaldson Romeo - are part of that island's rich leadership legacy. Their work will last a lifetime!". "
Dr. Isaac Newton, President of Paramount Communications NYC

" Gregory Wilcox Sports Minister Montserrat"Unicorn Productions gave me a strong brand through fantastic photos which are comparable to none that I have taken in my political career. Olya and Sky had unquestionably high standards which were exhibited at all times. Sky and Olya were a fantastic team of support and success in my political campaign and my new Governmental position would not have been as attainable without their photos and commitment to the work. I strongly recommend unicorn productions." "
The Hon. Gregory Willock, Politician of Sports, Montserrat

"Duncan Pattle, Hollywood Actor & Krav Maga Expert,MINC TalentSimply put, Unicorn Productions would have to be one of the top 3 photography services in Los Angeles. Both Sky and Olyias photography skills are up there with the best in Hollywood. Personally, I feel they should be charging a lot more for the quality they produce and the outstanding customer service they provide. Unlike other over priced photographers I have used in the past, Unicorn productions takes the time to work on producing photos that are uniquley you! 5 stars all the way!""
Duncan Pattle, Hollywood Actor & Film Maker

"Nick Lavelle, Hollywood & British ActorUnicorn productions are an amazing team with a refreshing outlook. They made me feel comfortable and at ease in preparation for the shoot and helped me to identify my strengths in order to get the best quality shots. They have a large array of back drops and locations to use which guarantees variety and produce images that are certainly a cut above the rest. Customer service through out and in post was spot on, they are always happy to go the extra mile which in this day and age is hard to find! I will be back for more Unicorn-Thank you!"
Nick Lavelle, Hollywood Actor

"Bella Stephenson, Hollywood Actress, ICM-Primary Wave"Sky and Olya are a great team! They're so talented and care a LOT about their subjects. I felt really welcomed and comfortable in my first shoot and I loved the shots so much I returned for a second photo shoot! Highly recommend Unicorn Productions. No where in LA will you get as good a price for the highest quality!"
Bella Stephenson, Hollywood Actress, Primary Wave/ICM

"Elena, Hollywood LawyerI had a great experience! I got great pictures from them that I can you in my portfolio - corporate shots and personal! Very nice and professional people! Totally recommend them for any style of shoot!"
Elena, Hollywood Lawyer

"Justin, Owner of CalipaintI hired Unicorn Productions to do a photo shoot for my business. They did an excellent job. I loved the quality, hard work and creativity they brought to the table. I am a customer for life. I would highly recommend this company. Thanks guys for the great work."
Justin K, Calipaint, Los Angeles

"Jason Bud, Hollywood Actor and WriterOlya and Sky, of Unicorn Productions, L.A., make a brilliant team; and they have a beautiful creative synergy in their possession! Their formidable talents arise from their own personal experience in front of and behind the camera lens; as professional photographers, models, and actors.. This, in turn, gives them a truly nuanced and intimate understanding of the aesthetics of Film, TV, Print, and Digital Media - used by the Entertainment Industry today; in the ever-changing 21st Century.. Their combined creative vision in digital media, design, and photography, has expanded my knowledge of aesthetics; and as a result of their seasoned collaboration and artistic direction, I have been able to consistently acquire more parts as a professional working actor, here in Los Angeles, California. As a matter of fact, we have already planned to shoot again very soon in the near future! Unicorns are golden!"
Jason Bud, Actor and Writer, Los Angeles

"George Khouri, Hollywood Actor and PresenterI recently did a headshot photoshoot with Unicorn Productions and am extremely impressed by their professionalism and quality of work. I was completely blown away when they sent me my final images! Sky and Olya operate together as a high spirited, upbeat team. While one is shooting, the other is closely watching on the monitor to ensure that the lighting and framing is perfect. Sky's experience as an expert model reflects in his direction. He gave me insight and instruction on my posing during the shoot. This unique application of his professional modeling skills differentiates him from other photographers. I can confidently say that Sky and Olya brought out the best in me. There's a lot of pressure on any person standing in front of the camera, and these two easily alleviated that factor and made me feel entirely comfortable. They even cracked a few jokes to make me laugh! The wide-smile shot that resulted from their joke is now being used for my commercial profile. Photography is more than just shooting and editing, and Unicorn Productions further proved that to me."
George Khouri, Actor, Host and Writer, Los Angeles