On-location Headshot Information

My studio is based at my home in Epsom, Surrey and is super relaxed and friendly. However, it's possible to bring my studio to you too. Maybe you're part of an organisation that has a few people needing headshots or you're super-busy and want something more convenient. There are a few things that need to be considered first which are detailed on this page and I will do my best to make everything as simple and straightforward for you! 

Bringing the Studio to You

My studio equipment is made to be portable so it’s no problem to bring it to you and set it up in your space. Your headshots won’t look any less professional to those taken in the studio.

The equipment folds down pretty small and is easily transportable. Here’s the kit I’ll bring with me. Along with my camera and your choice of backdrop.

Corporate Headshots Kit-3

What to consider

1. Suitable Space

I’ll need a space with a minimum size 4m x 4m to set up in. Ideally it will have plenty of natural light and be decorated in a light / neutral colour to avoid any colour-casting on the images.

For adult headshots, the ceiling height must be a minimum 2.7m to enable them to stand for the shoot, this is to allow space for the studio lighting as it needs to be positioned higher than the subject. If the ceiling is lower, it may still be possible to go ahead with subjects sitting on a step ladder / stool. All details will be discussed and confirmed prior to booking.

2. Time of Day

The shoot needs to take place during daylight hours. 4pm is the latest finish time during winter months.

3. Lighting

A room with plenty of natural light is ideal. However if there is bright sunlight streaming in through the windows, please consider choosing a time of day when it's not, as the bright light / dark shadows won't make for flattering portraits. Even with the bright studio lights I'll be using, the sunshine can show up on both you and the backdrop.

If, by any luck, there are sheer blinds or sheer curtains installed then happy days, but if not, I'll bring some sheer material to drape across the windows. A few photos / 360 video, at the same time of day as the session, will be needed beforehand to check the lighting situation.  

Harsh, direct sunlight


Soft, diffused light is ideal


4. Timings

  • Please allow 1 hour 15 minutes to bring the equipment to the location and set everything up
  • Time for the shoot itself (as agreed with photographer) 
  • 45 minutes for photographer to pack up.  

Overall timings examples:

30-minute headshot: 2 1/2 hours

1-hour headshot: 3 hours


5. Additional Fees

There is a one-off fee of £75 to set the studio up in your preferred location. Includes travel to location of up to 15km. Additional fees for travel over 15km, parking, overnight accommodation, ULEZ and congestion charge maybe required. 

children's headshots

Paula Deegan Photography

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