Headshot Photography
Actors, Business, Corporate

Based in North Staffordshire, near Stoke-on-Trent and accessible to Birmingham, Derby, Cheshire, Manchester



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Why have a headshot photograph taken professionally ?

Whilst selfies are very popular, they do not make for a good headshot photographs for corporate, business, actors, models and performers to use on their profiles. Unlike selfies I use a suitably long focal length lens that gives a much more accurate representation of your face. No distortedly large noses and bulging eyes.

The first point of contact these days is often via social media or online agencies like Linkedin, Spotlight, Starnow, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, making the right 'first impression' is very important. The personal profile photograph that you use becomes very significant. It needs to communicate positive things about you as well as give a bit of an insight into the real you. People don't always appreciate the power of projecting a professional image. 'Looking the part' can have an impact on their success at finding the perfect job. We live in a visual world and a society where a book is judged by its cover.

What is important for a headshot photograph ?

Quality headshots require a combination of proper lighting, posing, clothing and background. For some including the the environment or background for the industry or business that you represent is important. Your headshot photograph can be taken in my studio space or on location at your work place.


Keep your headshot photo simple and on-target

The style of your headshot profile photograph needs to match your audience. Display the power within you in your portrait.

model headshot photograph with straw pink hair and faux fur neck wrap
Headshot photograph hair up geen shirt, brown background.


Corporate business photograph of a man in a suit
suit wearing busiess headshot photograph on a blown white background


Portrait headshot photograph of actor in black jumper on a white background
business profile headshot - corporate photography stoke-on-trent


headshot photograph
musician monochrome portrait in denim jacket and shades


Monochrome male singer headshot portrait photograph Stoke on Trent
Business headshot portrait photography in the Midlands


Portrait photograph monochrome
monochrome Portrait photograph of a girl with a pearl earring

Packages available

For individual headshot photo sessions I offer three different packages. If you do not see what you are seeking, let me know and a custom package can be put together for you.


Standard:

- white, grey and black backgrounds

- one clothing change

- images selected at the time of the session

- up to 6 images included as digital files

- iPad Retina sized files delivered via digital download

- £40 session fee, including the images ( £4 for each additional image )

- online proofing gallery instead of selecting the images at the end of the session add £15



Boutique:

- in addition to white, black and grey backgrounds you can also have a variety of colour backgrounds including mottled classic 'old master' backgrounds

- more lighting style options

- up to 3 clothing changes

- images selected at the time of the session

- up to 15 images included as digital files

- iPad Retina sized files delivered via digital download

- £65 session fee, including the images ( £4 for each additional image )

- online proofing gallery instead of selecting the images at the end of the session add £15



Location:

- Outdoor or indoor location session for a contemporary and personal set of photos

- up to 3 clothing changes

- images able to be previewed on location at iPad size and selections made

- up to 15 images included as digital files

- iPad Retina sized files delivered via digital download

- tarting from £75session fee, including the images ( £4 for each additional image )

- online proofing gallery instead of selecting the images at the end of the session add £15



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Frequently asked questions

Some of the questions that you might be thinking and that others might have asked

What is the best clothing to wear ?

Clothing that suits your work place style or the style and persona you want to project. Simply styled clothing that is not fussy or distracting from you, the intended focus of the photo.


Where can you do my headshot photo session ?

For studio style sessions of individuals or for a small number of people then my studio space in North Staffordshire at the southern end of Stoke-on-Trent is preferred. For Company headshot sessions I can come to you. For environmental sessions these obviously need to be done in your required environment.


How long does the session take ?

This isn't quite a 'how long is a piece of string ?' question. Some sessions are every short, 20 minutes, whereas some can be somewhat longer. It depends on how many people are involved, how easily they relax in front of the camera and how many clothing variations you want to try.


Can I have a mixture of styles of photographs ?

Absolutely, yes. You will have to allow time for my changing the background and lighting around for each set.


How soon after the session will I see my photographs ?

In the studio I tend to work tethered to a computer. This enables you to see the photographs before any adjustments just about as they are taken. At the end of the session you get to look through the photographs and choose the ones that you want me to process further.


How much does it cost ?

The session fee starts from £40 with up to 6 iPad retina sized digital files of a chosen images. More details are given above the FAQ. For group and location sessions, let me know your needs and I'll give you a quote.. Payment can be made by bank transfer, cash, PayPal or in-person credit / debit card via PayPal


Where is your photography studio space ?

I am in the Staffordshire Moorlands area of North Staffordshire, just at the southern end of Stoke-on-Trent. The A50 between Stoke and Derby is quite close as is Blythe Bridge train station.