SOUTH LONDON HEADSHOTS

Professional Headshots Photographer – It’s your brand, your image, your signature

Is your old headshot holding you back and costing you success?

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE SESSION

TIME: There is no time limit on a session so we can take the time together to get the right headshots for you.

DIRECTION: I work in a very relaxed and friendly way and will direct you throughout the shoot.  We will concentrate on expression and the right angle for you. I will make sure you are conveying the confident, approachable professional that you are.

BREAKS: We will take regular breaks so we can review each image and get your feedback.  We can then fix any problems and continue with the shoot.

MUSIC: I will be playing music during the entire shoot so please feel free to let me know any requests or feel free to bring along you own tunes.

What is our process?

From start to finish we will ensure that you have the perfect picture.

  • Contact us & book a date
  • Shoot
  • Receive images

Why choose us?

Delivering high-quality images for your business

  • Specialist headshot photographer
  • Over 15 years experience
  • Organised and professional environment
  • A diverse range of headshots

Professional Headshots

  • Headshots

  • Photoshop & Lightroom

  • Lighting Specialist

15

YEARS HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER

365

Day available

3472

Cups of Coffee

1

South London Location

START YOUR JOURNEY TO SUCCESS

Headshots that make a huge first impression

Get noticed by Casting Directors, get callbacks & auditions.

I have over 20 years of experience delivering actors headshots which stand out from the crowd. I photograph a lot 1st, 2nd and 3rd year student headshots from all the major Colleges, Universities and conservatoires.

Look professional, confident & approachable.

Whether you a CEO being photographed for your website, an estate agent needing a profile headshot or a dentist who needs a profile picture for the meet the team page I can give you a headshot that looks professional.

ABOUT ME

I’m James Keates, professional Headshot Photographer based in Epsom, Surrey. Creating dynamic and captivating headshots for working professionals. My Actors & Corporate Headshots business took off in early 2004. Since then I have seen some amazingly talented professionals succeed at obtaining their dream and making their career go from strength to strength.

FEELING NERVOUS? DON’T BE I AM HERE TO HELP

My sessions are relaxed and fun. I will direct you, make the camera your friend, find your best angle, capture a great expression and create some amazing headshots you will love and more importantly work for you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there parking at your studio?

Yes, I have an off street drive which you are more than welcome to use or there is plenty of free on street parking.

How long until I get my Headshots?

I aim to get your Headshots back to you in 24 hours of the shoot.  Sometimes this is 48 hours if it is busy.

Can I get extra retouched images on top of the 3 which are provided in the package and how much are they?

Yes, absolutely, they are £15 per images.  You will be supplied with a version in colour and B&W.

Can I bring a friend of family member with me to the shoot?

Yes you can, they can be my assistant!

How will I receive my Headshots?

I will send you a link to download all of your high resolution Headshots.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS REALLY THINK

Very happy with the photo shoot. James is very good at making you feel comfortable.  I have some incredible headshots.

Maria Pavlovich

James is very professional, he produced top quality headshots and makes you feel very comfortable in the studio.

Kyle Taylor

Delighted with the photos from James, he supplied me with a superb range of images that look fantastic.

Susie Williams

James is a really lovely photographer who seeks to create the best possible headshots for the individual. He is easy to work with and the resulting photographs enhance my best features. Highly reccomended.

Merrilyn Greer

Great photographer, fantastic value for money, good and convenient location, highly recommended!

Adam Hypki

Recommended to everyone.  Throughout the session I feel at ease and in very professional hands.  The end results are the most amazing headshots I can use for lots of different castings.

Nova Reid

PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS PHOTOGRAPHER

Preparing for a successful headshot

 

A good headshot can get you noticed and open doors to where you want to be.  My goal is to capture the real you and for your headshot to get in front of agents and ultimately find you work.  After all this is an investment for you so let’s get it right from the start and for that preparation is key.  So here are some tips on how to prepare for a successful headshot session:

  Think about your casting types.

Think about roles you have played or would like to play.   Where you would like to take things in the future and your goals.  Speak to colleagues, friends, tutors and peers to get honest opinions.  The more information you can give me on this the better.

  If you have headshots from previous sessions bring them along with you even if you do not like them. It is useful to see what has worked and what has not in the past.

  Look though my headshot portfolio and let me know which images/style you really like and feel free to bring any examples from other photographers as well.

  For clothing bring along as much variation as possible. You want to bring clothes that fit you well and make you feel relaxed.  We are going to use 6 changes of top during your Headshot session but that doesn’t mean you can not bring along more.  Variety is the spice of life!  Think about necklines and colours especially ones which bring out your eye colour.  This will help you really stand out and for the images to pop.  Have a think about bringing some layers such as couple of different jackets as this could be helpful in  bringing a different element to some shots. Please make sure the clothes are neat and not creased.

  Avoid any jewellery such as necklaces and earrings as it will distract from your face.  

  For make up a natural/nude look is best and how you would turn up for an audition. Any blemishes can be taken care of in post production, that’s what Photoshop was made for!

  For hair you do not want it over styled. Go for natural and a style which will compliment your face. Do not get a hair cut the day before the shoot. A few days before is fine as your hair will have had a chance to relax and not look like a new haircut. 

  Embrace your face!  Practice looking at your face in the mirror and at different angles. Get used to doing different expressions and smiles. You are a unique person so embrace that slightly wonky nose or that eye which is slightly bigger than the other or that scar you have had since a kid. All of this is your character and is ultimately what will get you an audition, so love the skin you are in!

TIPS FOR GREAT HEADSHOTS

  • Drink lots of water the day before the shoot.  Staying hydrated will give you energy and make your skin look great. Avoid alcohol the night before and grab an early night to get plenty of rest so you feel energised before the shoot.
  • Speaking of energy, come to the shoot with plenty of positive energy.  I have been in this industry for over 20 years and have heard so many times “I hate having my headshots taken” or “I look awful in headshots” etc. This will put you in a negative space even before we have taken the first picture. It’s good to share your thoughts with me but there is no point dwelling on it for the entire shoot. The trick is to think the opposite and to put your mind into a positive mental state as this will be reflected in your headshots.  It’s my job to make you look as castable and flattering as possible. Your end of the deal is to come with and an open mind and let me direct you to get great headshots.  It’s a two-way street.
  • Plan your journey the night before. Public transport cannot always be relied on, especially during the weekend so check your route and arrive with plenty of time to spare.  You will arrive not stressed and you can always grab a coffee from the cafe across the road.
  • I have the facilities to play music during the shoot.  I am an avid music fan and it will be playing during the shoot.  So why not bring along some of your own favourite tunes or let me know anything you would like to hear during the session. A lot of clients find it a way to relax and even helps them get into character. 
  • I have a driveway here so feel free to use it. Alternatively, there is plenty of free street parking outside.
  • Above all enjoy the shoot and have fun. I look forward to meeting you and creating a great range of headshots for you.

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CONTACT US

For all enquiries, please call and ask for James Keates and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Address: 202 Fir Tree Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3NL

Email: info@southlondonheadshots.co.uk

Phone: 01737 362043 / 07816 825578

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