James Joyce Photography

Actor head-shot

Actors headshots and portraiture - London


I shoot outside in central London using daylight, which provides the most flattering light and a natural context.

I know how important getting the perfect headshot is, and to achieve this I create a relaxed environment, taking time before the shoot to get to know you. During the shoot you will be very welcome to change outfit, hairstyles or shave. Typically a session lasts 2/3 hours, it is however never rushed and there is no real limit to the number of pictures taken, we only finish when we are both happy we have all the images we need.

I shoot in both landscape and portrait, which provides you with the classic 10x8 portrait headshot appropriate for Spotlight, and the 6x4 landscape photographs used in the US and international markets and perfect for your IMDB portfolio.

After the shoot I will carefully edit down the photographs to the very best examples and send these to you within 5 working days. From here you will be able to choose which you would like me to retouch and these chosen images will be provided to you within another 5 working days.

After each shoot I will always offer to give you a breakdown of which images from our session I would recommend. This is based on my regular contact with UK and international casting directors and what they look for in a great headshot.

My sessions are friendly, fun, relaxed, and focused on you. This is the best way to ensure you get a smashing headshot!


Student - £250

Actor - £280

Prices include 3 retouched photographs provided as high-resolution jpegs in both colour and black and white. Further retouched images are £15 each.