Actor Headshots

If you’re looking for a striking, authentic headshot to get you noticed by the right people, 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!
“Paula took my teen son’s headshots to update his agency and Spotlight profiles and we were all so delighted with how they turned out. She was extremely easy to work with and made the session a breeze. Best of all, the headshots have generated lots of auditions!"
(Facebook review)
“Such a joy to be photographed by Paula, her friendly and professional approach to create the look you are after is brilliant. The booking process from start to finish is efficient and easy, the helpful tips to prepare and the finished result speak for themselves. Thank you Paula for a great shoot. Loved it!"
Angela (Google review)

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
45-minute session
multiple outfit changes
Up to 100 images taken
Private, online gallery
High & low res digital files
(Fast-paced session - ideal for children and those who are comfortable in front of the camera)

Headshot Classic

5 retouched images
Up to 75-minute session
Multiple outfit changes
Up to 200 images taken
Private, online gallery
High & low res digital files
(Ideal for adults who want to try a few different ideas / looks)

Headshot Premium

10 retouched images
Up to 2.5-hour session
Multiple outfit changes
Up to 400 images taken
Private, online gallery
High & low res digital files
Multiple backdrops

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


Heavy retouching per hour - £45

Extra 30-minute session time  - £30

Additional retouched headshot - £25

24-hour turnaround** - £15

Black & white conversions - free


**This service has limited availability, please check before booking.

Actor Headshots in 3 Easy Steps

1. Plan your shoot

2. Enjoy your shoot

3. Choose your images

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.
"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!"


child actor headshot epsom studio | Paula Deegan Photography

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 couple of early nights so you look rested.

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. 

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. The goal is for a natural finish so you look just like your photo when you go for castings.

Images are also optimised for brightness, colour and contrast to bring out the best in them.

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

Yes absolutely!

Group bookings are available where I come to your location for your convenience. Please contact me with the number of headshots you need plus the location and I’ll happily provide a quote.

The minimum space needed to set up the studio and have room to manoeuvre is 4m x 4m, with a minimum ceiling height of 3m. Other options may be available, please get in touch if you'd like to discuss this.

Click here to learn more about on-location headshots.

A quick overview: I have had my double vaccine plus booster 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


Head to my blog for tips on making the whole photo shoot experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible!
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