Whether you are a singer, dancer, actor (maybe you're a triple-threat) or a performer, you are going to need a headshot in the professional world. Maybe you need that killer profile photo for your LinkedIn business profile. Your headshot shows the world who you are.
A headshot is a type of portrait, usually close cropped to the shoulders and head and where the subject is looking directly at the camera. Of course there are "rules" to a headshot and, thankfully, more and more photographers are bending those rules while at the same time keeping the integrity of it being a headshot.
Why do I need headshots?
Whether you are in business or the arts, a headshot is a must-have asset.
For performers, having a variety of headshots to showcase your style and send along to casting agents is essential and can make the difference between getting the audition or not. It's that first impression that all so important.
Similarly, in business, having a professional headshot sets you apart from the rest. If could be for your businesses website, a corporate profile, or your LinkedIn page and it definately makes a difference
Investing in a professional headshot that reflects who you are can make the difference between getting the gig and not.
My headshot packages
My headshot sessions take place at your home, workplace or other venue you choose. I work with multiple backgrounds, strobe lighting and natural light to capture a variety of shots from which you can choose. With every package you are guaranteed to have LOTS of shots to choose from because capturing that perfect expression is key. Having a choice of headshots that can be selected specifically for the type of role you may be going for is vital in todays competitive world of entertainment.
I typically shoot around 400-500 shots in a 90 minute shoot and almost all of these (I weed out the worst) are presented to you un-edited, in an online gallery. You then tell me the shots you like and want retouching and editing and these become your final images.
Get in touch with me for corporate shoots and group sessions.
About This Service
Idea for a business profile photo or a performers headshot on a budget.
Profile Photo - £75
Up to 60 minutes
Up to two outfits
2 fully edited digital images
About This Service
These sessions are ideal for singers, dancers, actors and performers of all kinds.
This session could be shared by two people.
Essentials - £150
Up to 4 outfits
3 fully edited digital images
School Group Sessions
Contact for Pricing
About This Service
Are you a dance school, drama class, or theatre group? If so then I can offer excellent rates for a block booking.
Drop me a line to discuss you requirements.
Group - Contact for Pricing
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Additional re-touched images - £15 each
Q: What shall I wear?
A: The age-old question. Firstly, these photo represent you so it should be your style. Choose a good selection of outfits and it pays to go with your best clothes. While these are headshots and generaly your bottom half isn't in the photos it's best to commit to the whole outfit.
Q: I wear glasses, is that a problem?
A: Not at all. I have a few tricks to avoiding glare from the flashes but it really helps if you wear anti-glare lenses. If you don't wear glasses all the time it's worth having shots with and without them to show your versatile look.
Q: What is image re-touching?
Q: Can I shave during the shoot?
A: Absolutely! In fact, for men, I would recommend having shots before and after shaving to give you shots that showcase versatility in your look. Of course, this might not be suitable if you've got a groomed beard you've been growing for 3 years!
A: This is the editing process I undertake to ensure your photos are the best version of you. I remove things like spots and blemishes, stray hairs and other things that aren't permanent. When it comes to birthmarks or scars I like to keep them in. What I don't do is smooth out the skin so that it no longer looks like skin. The photo will still be you.
Q: Should I wear make-up?
A: This is a really personal choice. For a corporate of business headshot I recommend wearing the same amount as you would to work. For a performers headshot I recommend wearing the same amount you would wear to an audition. Try to wear matte makeup rather than anything shiny and definately no glitter. If you bring along some makeup remover, it's gives the opportunity for some more versatile shots by removing makeup and getting some natural shots at the end of the session.
Q: How long do you keep my photos and can I keep the unedited one?
A: I keep archives of all sessions for 12 months after the shoot, after that I keep portfolio version of the the edite photos only. I'm afraid you can't keep the unedited photos.
Q: Can I bring a friend or family member along?
A: Sure you can. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable during the shoot. I may even rope them into assisting!