Actor Headshots

If you’re looking for a striking, authentic headshot to get you noticed, then you’re in the right place. Based in Epsom, Surrey, I create professional headshots for children, young people and adults in my relaxed home-studio - or for multiple headshots in an educational setting, I can bring the studio to you (space allowing).

This page contains details about The Experience, Prices, a Booking Form & FAQs. Take a look around and if you have any questions then don't hesitate to get in touch!
“I came to Paula for acting shots of my son. I asked for natural, realistic photos that made the best of his look. I found Paula to be knowledgeable, supportive and collaborative throughout. The photos look great and we will definitely be using her services again.”
Caroline (Google review)
"Paula has done a fantastic job. She followed the brief perfectly and offered great ideas. She turned round the photos within 24 hours which was amazing. Would definitely recommend her!"

The Experience

My style is to chat away with you during the session (it may look like I'm not doing much) but it's how I get the best from you and authenticity in the photos. I direct and guide the session so don’t worry if you have never had a shoot before. It might feel strange being in front of the camera at first, but you will relax during the session and get used to it, I promise.

What to Consider

  • What the images are for? E.g. Spotlight profile, agent, acting profile
  • What emotions you want to express e.g. happy, sad, neutral
  • What you’ll wear and how many different looks you need
  • How you'll style your hair / make-up

Do ask your tutor or agent what they recommend here and I'm happy to offer guidance too. For best results, make sure you prepare everything beforehand. Click here to visit my blog for a few ideas right now...

Actor Headshot Packages

Choose from

Headshot Mini

  • 3 retouched images
  • Up to 1-hour session
  • 2 outfit changes
  • Up to 100 images taken
  • Private, online gallery
  • High & low res digital files
  • Black & white versions (on request)
(Fast-paced session - ideal for young children and those who are very comfortable in front of the camera)

Headshot Classic

  • 5 retouched images
  • Up to 90-minutes
  • Multiple outfit changes
  • Up to 200 images taken
  • Private, online gallery
  • High & low res digital files
  • Black & white versions (on request)
(Client favourite)

Headshot Premium

  • 10 retouched images
  • Up to 3 hours
  • Multiple outfit changes
  • Multiple backgrounds
  • Up to 400 images taken
  • Private, online gallery
  • High & low res digital files
  • Black & white versions (on request)

(More relaxed pace - ideal for those who need a several headshots and want to try a few different backgrounds and looks)

Returning clients, students, children & concessions are eligible for £10 discount on any package.

Your Headshots in 4 Simple Steps

Fill out the form and I’ll be in touch for a quick chat on the phone to discuss what you're looking to achieve with your headshots.

Once you’re happy with the details, we'll find a date that works with your schedule. To secure the date you'll need to pay for the headshot session in advance.

You’ll receive an invoice for the required amount which can be paid by debit / credit card or by online bank transfer.

Turn up and enjoy the shoot. The shoot will either be in my home studio (Albert Road, Epsom KT17) or in an agreed location. 

You will receive a link to a private, online gallery, soon after the session. Your gallery will feature your best images – from which you can select your favourites.

Once you have made your selection, I'll retouch and upload them to your gallery in approx one week. You'll be able to download your headshots from within your gallery in colour, black & white, high and low res digital files.

If you need your headshots sooner, please let me know at time of booking and I'll do my best to get them to you quickly.


Let's Plan your Shoot

I would love to hear from you. Leave your details below and I will get back to you within 2 working days.


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My home studio is located in Epsom, Surrey KT17 (10 minutes walk from Laine Theatre Arts). On-street parking is available.

  1. Get a brief from your tutor, agent or we can just try a few different ideas.
  2. Get your haircut a couple of weeks in advance.
  3. Prepare your clothing in advance. Clean & press clothes, hang on hangars and put in a garment bag. 
  4. Get a few early nights so you look rested and moisturise your skin and lips.

For a few more ideas click here to visit the blog

Yes absolutely, I'm very happy to show you the back of the camera during the shoot, so you can see how things are going, and we can change things up if we need to. 

Allow approx 15-minutes per look.

Soon after the shoot, you'll be sent a link to a gallery containing your best images. The images are watermarked. You are welcome to share the gallery with others to help you choose your favourites.

Retouching means editing an image for small details.

Distractions such as stray hairs and temporary blemishes are removed so that the focus is on your expression. Retouching is subtle, it serves to complement the image, not to change how you look. You will look like you on a really good day!

Images are also optimised for brightness, colour and contrast.

Yes but only during outdoor sessions - there simply isn't enough room in my studio.

Yes absolutely! Please contact me with the number of people who need photographing and the location and I'll give you a quote.

Potentially yes. The minimum space needed to set up the studio and have room to manoeuvre is 4m x 4m, with a minimum ceiling height of 2.7m. However, a slightly larger room would be ideal, as there is more room to manoeuvre.

It may be possible to do the shoot in a smaller space, providing there is a suitable backdrop.

Please contact me with your requirements if you'd like to discuss this.

A quick overview: I have been double vaccinated and do regular lateral flow tests. My studio is very well ventilated.

Please postpone your shoot if you have tested positive for Covid or are showing any symptoms. Thank you.

View the policy in full HERE


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