Actor Headshot Photography

At The Beverly Hills Photographer, we don’t just provide professional looking actors headshots, but we capture our client’s personality. We specialize in actor headshots, actor portraits & all-inclusive headshot photography packages for new and existing actors. We work with actors of every experience. We offer easy packages with the flexibility to match your specific needs. Whether you come to our professional studio or we travel to your location, you can always depend on The Beverly Hills Photographer to deliver the highest level of quality & actor headshots. We make sure to guide you through every phase of the session from posing to posture & expressions. We provide a streamlined and simple process which makes any session smooth and efficient. We are flexible with booking and can accommodate most scheduling requests – even last minute deadlines. Our years of experience shows in our headshot photography & our highly-rated reviews reflect our quality.

Preparing For Your Actor Headshot Session

Get a good night of sleep and drink a few glasses of water the night before and on the day of the session. Hydration improves the appearance of skin and reduces the redness of the eyes and the dark circles beneath them. It is important to come to the session fresh and energetic. Make sure your schedule is free and that you are not rushed during the session.

Makeup

Makeup should look simple, natural and practical. Bring the essential items that you carry often. Apply makeup exactly as you would for an interview or an important meeting. Take your time applying it and make it appear subtle. Bring a few shades of lipsticks and I’ll help you choose the best color for your executive headshot photography.

Clothing

Bring a variety of shirts, v-necks, and round collared shirts. V-neck shirts lengthen the neck; round neckline shirts shorten it. A collar frames the face well, without decreasing the length of your neck. A collared shirt with a V-neck or a few buttons undone is most popular. Turtlenecks completely hide the neck, which is very unflattering and should be avoided. All clothing items should be fitted and wrinkle-free. If you are going to wear a t-shirt no logos or writing should be on them. Polo shirts can have a small logo, but it’s better not to have one. Be aware of the color choices. Avoid plain black or white colors because they may cause lighting trouble. Try to wear colors closer to your skin tone. This will help accentuate your natural features.

As for accessories such as necklaces and earrings, keep them simple and elegant. You may wear a pendant as long as it is no larger than the size of your eye as this takes attention from your face. Do not bring any overly exaggerated accessories and keep it consistent (gold earrings paired with gold necklaces, etc.) I can help you determine what clothing and accessories will photograph best so bring at least eight options to choose from.

What Not to Wear

The headshot is all about your eyes and your personality. You do not want the clothing to steal the focus from your headshots. Colors, textures and patterns appear differently than in real life. Keep it simple and clean. Bold patterns will be amplified and distract from you. So, do not bring distracting patterns to your headshot session. Be aware of the color choices. Choose colors that you have been complimented on. Bright colors express youth and darker colors express maturity. Be aware of the tones. Stay away from overly bright shades.

Types of Headshots

For actors, there are two types of headshots that express who you are. The first is the commercial headshot and the second is the theatrical headshot. It is important to understand what each is so that you know how to best prepare for your headshot session. Read on to learn more about these different type of headshots.

Commercial Headshots

This type of headshot emphasizes on the face of the subject—and relies purely on facial features. These headshots should be attractive, warm, and open. The actor should look relaxed and should pose with a casual, genuine smile. If you have a naturally beautiful smile show your pearly whites with pride. To add variety to your headshot session, try switching up your smile with a witty smirk, a half-smile, or a friendly laugh. Your facial expressions can make your headshots come to life. Let your smile show, but make sure to show what else you can do. Many of these headshots are close up and will focus directly on the actor.

Theatrical Headshots

This type of headshot should be more relaxed and should come more “natural.” We will represent your characteristics and personality as an actor. These headshots will be natural, deep and soulful. We will avoid uncomfortable, forced and unnatural poses. We will emphasize on your abilities as an actor and capture your emotion. Because these headshots are most often used for representing what capabilities the actor has, I will provide the most feedback in this series. I will be communicative and strong about what I want and need from the headshot session.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Actor Headshot Packages

BRONZE

In-Studio
1 Outfit
25 – 50 Shots
1 Advanced Touch-Up
Full Resolution
LinkedIn Resolution
Same Day Delivery

$200

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SILVER

In-Studio
2 Outfits
50 – 75 Shots
2 Advanced Touch-Ups
Full Resolution
LinkedIn Resolution
Same Day Delivery

$300

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GOLD

In-Studio
3 Outfits
75 – 100 Shots
3 Advanced Touch-Ups
Full Resolution
LinkedIn Resolution
Same Day Delivery

$400

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