I am moving in mid-March to Haringey (Nearest tube Turnpike Lane) and will only be shooting outdoors until then. (lockdown depending!) Further details will follow nearer the time. Please email me or message me if you want to book any time after the 16th March.
HEADSHOT SESSIONS AND BOOKING
I believe the best shots are captured when you are comfortable and I will do my best to make you as relaxed in front of the camera as possible! That’s why I like to start the session with a coffee and a chat. We can discuss what you want from the shoot and bounce some ideas around. It’s useful for me if you have any visual examples of the sort of things you’re after.
I am a professional Retoucher and have been shooting portraits on and off for around 6 years. As an Actor, myself, I understand how important it is to have headshots that you love and give you confidence without breaking the bank!
I shoot on location in London either at the Barbican or in Hampstead. I have also just set up a little studio at my flat in Muswell Hill so the choice is yours! I also shoot in Oxford or Stratford-upon-Avon sometimes so it's worth messaging me if this is nearer for you.
If you wish to enquire about portrait bookings or retouching services please email me.
Additional shots can be provided at £10-£15.
Both packages include a chat before hand either near the location or at my flat if we're shooting at the studio. Your online gallery will be available to view for up to two years so you can request them at a later date.
What outfits should I bring with me?
I'd recommend bringing around 5 tops with you but you can never have too many choices so feel free to bring more! It's good to keep your colours neutral or something that will enhance of your eye colour. No logos or bold patterns - we want to make sure all the attention is on you! However, it's sometimes nice to play with a bright colour or your favourite patterned top so do bring it along as an option if you want to. Think about your casting type and the characters you can see yourself playing. If you're really stuck have a look through other people's headshots (or mine, obviously) and get some inspiration from other people!
Is there somewhere to change?
As we will be shooting on location there won't be anywhere to change so I suggest wearing a vest top under any tops you bring to make it easier (and warmer!) for you. Obviously you'll be fine if we're shooting in the studio!
How much makeup should I wear?
I would suggest a little foundation and concealer under the eyes and on any blemishes, something to fill in your eyebrows as well as giving them a brush through them too!), and a coat or two of mascara. Curling your lashes also makes quite a difference and makes your eyes look wider. (I noticed this from having my own headshots taken!) I'd hold off on the powder if you can or if you really want to use it try sticking to a finely milled loose powder. I am an experienced retoucher but it's a lot easier for me to reduce shininess than it is to smooth out any flaking from powder!
Can I shave half way through the session?
On studio shoots - Of course!
Location - Again, because we will be outside there won't be access to a bathroom so if you would like to do this you will have to provide an electric razor. I bring a travel mirror with me but it would be helpful for you to bring one just in case!
Do I pay after the session?
After paying the £20 deposit through Photo Workflow to secure the session I will send over an invoice for the package you've requested. It makes things easier for me if you can pay before the session but will accept payments until up to the end of the day of the shoot.
You're a retoucher? Can I send you un-edited shots to edit?
Yes! I charge £15 per image. However, it's very important to get the photographer's permission. I know a few people that have family members that are photographers but don't edit or are brave enough to take their own headshots when they have something come in last minute and I'm happy to help them! But photographers own the rights to their images so I can't touch them if they're not happy! If you are a Photographer and want a batch of images retouching please email me for a quote.