Professional Headshot 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!

“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!”
(Google review)
“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.”
(Google review)

The Experience

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

I have a relaxed and friendly working style, and the focus really is about making you feel relaxed and getting natural shots of you. I work with you, directing you as needed to find positions that feel natural to you. 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.

A week after your shoot you'll receive a link to a private, online gallery where you choose your favourite headshots. These are then carefully retouched to a high standard and ready within a week. Need a faster turnaround? Just let me know when you book and I'll do my best to make it happen!

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, professional, confident
  • 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

Headshot Mini

3 retouched images
30-minute session
Private, online gallery
High & low res digital files


(fast-paced session, ideal for corporate headshots)


Headshot Classic

(client favourite!)
5 retouched images
1-hour session
Studio or outdoors
Multiple outfit changes
Private, online gallery
High & low res digital files


(Ideal for those who want to try a few different ideas / outfits)

personal brand photography

Headshot Deluxe

10 retouched images
2-3 hour session
Studio and/or outdoor location*
Pinterest board to share ideas
Multiple outfit changes
Private, online gallery
High & low res digital files


(More relaxed pace. Ideal for those who'd like a few varied headshots with diffferent backgrounds / looks)


Heavy retouching per hour - £45

Extra 30-minute session time  - £30

Additional retouched headshot - £25

24-hour turnaround** - £15

Black & white conversions - free


*Up to 12km travel from KT17 included in price. Locations further afield may incur additional expenses for time and travel.

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

Your Headshot in 3 Simple Steps!

1. Plan your shoot

2. Enjoy your shoot

3. Choose your headshots


Let's Plan your Shoot

To check availability or discuss your ideal headshot, please complete this form.
I'll get back to you ASAP within 2 working days. 
“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)

Need More than a Headshot?

On-location Headshots

I come to you (with or without studio) and photograph multiple headshots at your convenience. 

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Personal Branding Photos

Impactful, authentic images that reflect you and your business for your website & social media profiles.

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Surrey headshot photographer

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

Mostly in locations near Epsom e.g. Alexandra Park, Nonsuch Park, Bourne Hall where I know the light and backdrops are suitable. These usually work best in warmer weather.

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 space.

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, hairspray for fly-away hairs and clean, ironed, well-fitting garments 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 £45 per hour.

The first thing that (almost) everyone says when they arrive is "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 super-relaxed and so am I. We'll be chatting, 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 an 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, do let me know so we can discuss it beforehand and put your mind at rest.

Yes absolutely! Group bookings are available where I come to your offices / location at your convenience. 

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

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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