Professional Headshot & Branding Photos


If you’re looking for a fresh, flattering headshot for a dynamic online presence you can be proud of – a presence that helps get you more ideal clients or land that dream job – then you’re in the right place!

Located in Epsom, Surrey, I create professional headshots in my relaxed home-studio, beautiful outdoor settings, or if you’d prefer, your place of work. Feel uncomfortable in front of the camera? Don’t worry. I’ll give you tips on how to prepare for, relax and feel confident during their shoot. Plus the shoot itself is very relaxed and friendly.

This page contains details about The ExperiencePrices, a Booking Form & FAQs. Take a look around and if you have any questions then don't hesitate to get in touch!

“Paula accommodated me at short notice, was warm, welcoming and put me at ease. I have been able to grow my online private practice to full capacity over the past year and firmly believe the good quality headshots have helped in that.”
Claire (Google review)
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“Paula is fantastic to work with! She planned my shoot really carefully and when the day came, it was great fun. Paula got the brief perfectly and I am delighted with my headshots.”
Louise (Google review)

The Experience

With a professional headshot, I keep the process as straightforward as possible to take the pressure off you. We have a quick chat on the phone to establish your goals for the session and I'll take care of the rest. I'll give you ideas for the perfect location (for environmental headshots), what to wear and how to get the most from your headshot session.

I have a relaxed and friendly working style, and the focus really is about making you feel comfortable and getting natural shots of you. I work with my clients, directing them as needed to find positions that feel comfortable in. There is no awkward or forced posing, I simply build on what you feel most comfortable doing. You may prefer to stand, sit or perch on a stool, I just work around you.

What to Consider

Your headshot should work for your market and expresses your personality and strengths. Think about how you want to come across. You want to look like ‘you’ but in the way you want ‘others’ to see you in your role.

You'll need to consider:

  • What the images are for? E.g. LinkedIn, new website
  • What type of impression you’d like to portray? E.g. friendly, corporate
  • What you'll wear and how many different looks you need
  • Whether you'd prefer a studio shoot or an outdoor shoot
  • How many you need and when you need them for.

I'll send you some info to help you prepare for your headshot session and if you have any ideas or images in mind, feel free to share them with me – images are always great to help me visualise what you’re after.


Prices & Packages

Choose from
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Headshot Mini

  • 3 retouched images
  • 30-minute session
  • Studio OR outdoors
  • 1 outfit change
  • Private, online gallery
  • High & low res digital files
  • Black & white versions (on request)

£125

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Headshot Classic

(Client favourite!)
  • 6 retouched images
  • 60-minute session (ideal if you want to try a few different things)
  • Studio OR outdoors
  • Multiple outfit changes
  • Private, online gallery
  • High & low res digital files
  • Black & white versions (on request)

£175

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Headshots & Branding photos

  • 20 retouched images
  • 1-2 hour session
  • Location of your choice (to be agreed)
  • Pinterest board to share ideas
  • Mix of headshots & personal branding images – for web / social media
  • Multiple outfit changes
  • Private, online gallery
  • High & low res digital files

£295

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.

Simple!

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. 

FAQs

Surrey headshot photographer

My home studio is located in Epsom, Surrey KT17 (close to Epsom College). On-street parking is available.

Most of my outdoor sessions take place in locations near Epsom e.g. Alexandra Park, Nonsuch Park, Bourne Hall where I know the light will be suitable.

I'm happy to travel to your place of work and further afield too. A reasonable fee to cover additional time and expenses (parking, congestion charge, ULEZ charge) may be required.

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

Your headshot should work for your market and expresses your personality and strengths. Think about how you want to come across. You want to look like ‘you’ but in the way you want ‘others’ to see you in your role.

Read my blog post How to Prepare for your Professional Headshot in 7 Easy Tips for more on this

Studio shoot: Bring a hairbrush, make-up for touch-ups and if you’re changing outfits, clean, ironed clothes on hangars. There is a private, changing area with a full length mirror where you can check your appearance and change outfits.

Outdoor shoot: Bring a mirror, hairbrush and clothing that you can change into easily in a public area. e.g. jacket or scarf that can be added or removed easily.

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 but on a really good day!

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

Heavy retouching e.g. tattoo removal, adding hair, softening deep creases is also available for £35 per hour.

The first thing that (almost) everyone says when they arrive is btw, I hate having my photo taken, so don't worry you are not alone! Here are a few helpful tips to help you feel confident and relaxed:

Firstly, try to visualise the photo shoot going really well and imagine how good you’ll feel when you can upload your flattering new headshot as your new profile image.

Secondly, take a look at my blog post How to Prepare for your Professional Headshot in 7 Easy Steps which includes ideas for getting prepared beforehand and combating nerves on the day of / during the shoot.

Thirdly, just so you know, my home-studio environment is VERY relaxed and so am I. We'll have a chat, the radio will probably be on, and I'll take lots of shots (up to 100 in 30 minutes) so there will be plenty of images to choose from.

Fourthly, if you think you may need a bit of time to warm up, choose the extended (60-minute) session so you have plenty of time to get used to the camera and don't feel rushed.

And finally, if there’s anything specific about the photo session or the end results that you feel concerned about, we can discuss this before the session to put your mind at rest.

Yes absolutely! Discounts are also available for group bookings.

Please contact me with the number of headshots you need plus the location and I’ll happily provide a quote.

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

Blog

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