Actor Headshots

If you’re looking for 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 adults, teens and children in my relaxed home-studio. 

This page contains details about The Experience, Prices, How to Book & FAQs. Take a look around and if you have any questions then don't hesitate to get in touch!
“Paula has an amazing talent and vision. Her calming presence made me feel at ease during the session. I am so, so happy with the results. I will definitely be going back."

Iqra Khan

“Paula was extremely easy to work with and made the session a breeze. Best of all, the headshots have generated lots of auditions!"

Posey Furnish

The Experience

I'm very relaxed and don't take myself too seriously. I play music during the session and my style is to chat away with you while I guide and direct you. I have an inclusive policy where everyone is welcome, no matter your background or preference, whether you've had lots of experience or none at all. 

Before the shoot, you'll receive guidance on how to prepare for your session. I take lots of images during the shoot, so you'll have plenty to choose from, in your gallery afterwards. The gallery is simple to share, so you can easily get input from others, should you need to. 

What to Consider

  • How many headshots you need
  • What you're going to wear
  • Whether you need images for any particular architypes and what you might wear for each
  • Whether you need any full-length shots (if so, you'll need full-length outfits too)
  • Whether you need your hair cut or styled beforehand (if it's covering your eyes, you should)

For best results, prepare everything beforehand. Click here to visit my blog for a few ideas right now...

Headshot Packages

Choose from
kids actor headshot

Headshot Mini

(For young performers aged 3 - 17 
4 retouched images
Approx 60 mins
Epsom Studio
Private, online gallery

(Ideal for Spotlight / agency updates or those looking to try the industry)

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Headshot Classic

4 retouched images
90-minute studio session
Epsom Studio
Private, online gallery

(Ideal for Spotlight / agency updates or those looking to try the industry)

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Headshot Premium

8 retouched images
2-3  hours
Epsom Studio or other location
Private, online gallery

(Ideal for those who'd like more images and more time to try different looks)

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*All online bookings are for weekdays in the Epsom studio. If you'd like an alternative location or a weekend / evening session, please complete the form below. Thank you!


Professional Make-Up & Hair Stylist - from £120*

Additional retouched headshot - £25

24-hour turnaround - £10 per image*

Black & white conversions - free, available on request


*subject to availability

Want to speak to me?

No problem, complete the form below and I'll be in touch soon!
If your enquiry is urgent, call me on 07908656840
"Thank you so much Paula for my amazing headshots. My spotlight and acting profiles look so much more professional."

Kelly O'Brien


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My home studio is located in Epsom, Surrey KT17, outside of ULEZ. Full address details will be supplied when you book.

By Car

The nearest M25 junction is Leatherhead (junction 9). Then it's a 15 - 30 minute drive from there (traffic dependent). It's very easy to find and on-street parking is available just outside.

By Train

The nearest train station is Epsom and it's a 15-20 minute walk from there. 

Yes absolutely! I appreciate not everyone can attend a weekday session so I often book sessions in the evenings and at weekends. However, they are not available to book online because I have to fit them around family life.  

If you'd like an evening or weekend session, just complete the form with some details of when you'd like to come and we'll make a plan that works for us both.


  1. Get a brief from your tutor or agent. If you don't have an agent, it's no problem, we can talk through what you're aiming to achieve and go from there...
  2. Get your hair trimmed a couple of weeks in advance
  3. Consider your clothing. Choose solid colours that complement your skin tone. Clean & press clothes, hang on hangars and put in a garment bag. 
  4. Get a couple of early nights so you look and feel rested.

For a few more ideas click here to visit the blog

Yes absolutely, I'll show you the back of the camera during the shoot, so you can see how things are going. It's a good way to check the direction of the shoot and we can change things up if we need to. 

You'll receive the gallery within 3 working days of the shoot.

As soon as you've selected your favourite images, the images will be retouched. If you have any requests with regards to retouching, this is the time to ask. Retouching usually takes a week or two (depending on workload) but if you need a quicker turn-around, it's usually no problem.

Just let me know and I'll do my best to work to your timescales.

Yes absolutely!  The gallery is easy to share. Your agent can choose the images they like and you can too. I'll be able to see what has been chosen and by whom.

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 absolutely! Gift vouchers start from £125 to cover the cost of the Headshot Mini.

There are a few things to consider before booking a shoot so please contact me so I can fill you in on the details and you can decide if it's 100% right for you / your recipient. 

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