ACTING HEADSHOTS

HAVING WORKED IN THE FILM, COMMERCIAL, CASTING AND FASHION WORLD, I UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AN IMAGE THAT SHOWS YOUR BEST YOU!

I started helping actors achieve their goals with their headshots after I came into the film industry back in 2005 in Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA. While I was there and I saw thousands of actors enter with all kinds acting headshots. I noticed that after an audition the headshot was the only tangible thing left for the client and casting director to remember an actor’s performance. A great headshot will remind those clients and casting directors of how talented and memorable you are. Creating a lasting impression. You are one in a hundred people that might be at a casting call and you need your headshot to stand out from the crowd.

So I made it my goal to not only take care of the actors, but to also provide them with the best tools to succeed in any industry. I am your expert resource in this Atlanta and Louisiana Film, Commercial and Print industry.

I have grown to be recommended by several agencies in Chicago, LA, Atlanta, Texas and New York. This gives you security that your headshots will work in all markets! 
You don’t need a good headshot...you need a GREAT headshot. My shoots don't just get you great images, I teach each one of my clients how to do them and how to get different characters. It's not your normal headshot session. It's more of a workshop for the actor and it's relaxed atmosphere is more fun and less about working and more about creating something new together. Each photoshoot/workshop you’ll learn how the world in front of the camera works so now it’s not just me taking your picture. You work with me to collaborate and create something new and memorable so now you’ll have something really unique that’s all your own.


Actor Headshot Pricing


ONE LOOK

1 outfit

1 retouched image

RAWS (average 50 images)

$295

+add hair and makeup for $125

TAKE TWO

2 outfits

2 retouched images

RAWS (average 100 images)

$475

+add hair and makeup for $175

THE STANDARD

3 outfits

3 retouched images

RAWS (min 100 images)

$650

+add hair and makeup for $225



All shoots come with Josh’s coaching, workshop on how to be more comfortable in front of the camera, and wardrobe breakdown to help you maximize your shoot to get not just your perfect shots but so much more than you ever thought you could!


*Please choose your retouched images within a month (30 days total) of receiving your RAW images*

*additional edits are $45 each (editing includes color correction, general skin editing, general stray hair removal etc. Anything extensive will be extra) *

Retouching - $45/image
Photo Editing - $120/hour


GROUP RATES
Contact us. Pricing start at groups of 4 or more

Slate Shots - $65/look

"Slate Shots" are used on Actor's Access, one of the main casting sites that every actor should have a profile on. They're short videos on your profile of you slating - while wearing the outfit that you wore in your headshot. For example, if you had a business headshot, you'd have a Slate Shot in that same business attire saying, "John Smith, Atlanta, Georgia, 5'10", 180lbs." These videos are important, because it gives casting a way of seeing you BE while existing as that character from your headshot.


After each shoot, the untouched photos are emailed to you within 2-3 weeks for the client to review and select for retouching. The final retouched images may take up to three weeks to be completed and delivered via download. PLEASE NOTE: The rates listed above are for non-commercial shoots only. Please use the contact form to request a quote for special projects requiring commercial image licensing. Rates are subject to change and do not include travel expenses for shoots outside of studio locations. Taxes, fees etc are calculated on you itemized invoice. All deposits are non-refundable and can be made in the form of cash, credit card or via PayPal. The remaining balance must be paid upon arrival to the shoot. A model release must be signed upon arrival or prior to the shoot. Models under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present at all times. 50% deposit/retainer fee required upon booking to reserve your date and time.

 

ACTING HEADSHOT GROUP RATES

IF YOUR PART OF ANY SCHOOL OR CLASS, THIS IS A CHANCE TO GET A DISCOUNTED RATE OFF MY ACTING HEADSHOT SERVICES.

You just spent a lot of money on an education that will help you achieve your goals – last thing you need is to spend a lot more on headshots. We understand this, so we created special pricing for groups of students to come into the studio and get their headshots taken. The discount varies on the size of the group and will require them to take place on the same day or adjacent days to receive the full discount.

 

TIPS FOR HEADSHOTS

This isn’t your typical list and it shouldn’t be. You taking headshots and its not often that a person focuses this much attention to a professional photographer. You need to be at your best and I believe this guide I have created below, will give wardrobe the proper love it deserves. So lets start.

The main focus of the headshot should be your face, and the only thing that can be distracting in an image is your clothing. You want a photo that will be striking and stand out from the others in a good way. In a way that represents you and gives everyone the most accurate depictions of you. This is not glamour shots and your clothing needs to reflect you.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for your headshot so we can achieve the best image possible.

  • Wear a top that is a solid color. Prints and patterns do not photograph nearly as well, and may take away from the focal point of the headshot–your face. Also try to avoid writing and logos on any shirts. They will do no favors and always end up distract the frame. Try to bring one option that matches and another that compliments your eye color – this can make your eyes pop. Textures can work but no patterns.

  • Focus on bringing a variety of necklines– this is all that will show in the majority of your shots. If you want to elongate your neck, wear a v-neck. To show off your collarbones, wear a scoop-necked shirt. Women, bring at least three Kami’s and Braw. I would like to recommend a black, nude, and white bra. This give use the most options with wardrobe.

  • Colors should be earth-toned and compliment the skin, hair and eyes. Neon and overly saturated color shirts will take focus away from you. If you have brown eyes, greens, blues or light browns will work the best. DO bring plain white and black shirts, these are good for your upstart and basic pics that everyone needs for their portfolios. Layering clothing can give you dimension and give your personality a different feel.

  • Bring several choices of tops with you to the photo shoot. This will give you options. Sometimes, what looks good in person does not look as good on film and vice versa. Therefore, you will want to have options and be able to change your look.

1 Look please bring 5-6 Tops
2 Look please bring 6-8 Tops
3 Look please bring 7-10 Tops

  • Resist the urge to wear accessories. In terms of headshots, less is more.

  • Make sure your clothing is well-fitted to your body. Tailored clothing goes a long way to making a shoot look great. Avoid bulky or rumpled clothes.

  • Don’t worry so much about your pants! Odds are slim we’ll ever see them but just in case please bring a dark pair of denim jeans.

Other things to consider before your headshot:

  • Make sure to drink lots of water in the week leading up to your shoot.

  • Make sure you are well-rested for the shoot.

  • Try to avoid excessive drinking or smoking in the week leading to the shoot – the effects on your skin will show in the photographs.

  • Lastly, If you have an agent please consult with them to determine the image types they want. This will greatly help you being successful in this industry. If you don’t have an agent then you need to analyze yourself and see what jobs you might be auditioning for. Common “types” for Men: Young CEO, Boy next door, athletic fit, grandpa, young dad. Common “types” for Women: Young Mom (ages18-29), Mom, young CEO, young business casual, Girl next door. I also recommend that you look at TV and print Ads and envision the roles you honestly see yourself playing.

MEN

*For corporate/professional shots, bring a few dress shirts (white, light blue, yellow etc.) and a few ties, all freshly pressed.

*Shave right before appointment, unless you are going for a scruffy look. Bring a razor and shaving cream in case you decide to go for the clean shaven look during the shoot. In which case you should bring your own razor and shaving cream to shave part of the way through the session.

*If you color your hair, make sure roots are not visible. It is extremely difficult and cost-prohibitive to correct.

*Earrings and uni-brows are not recommended.

Women

*For corporate/professional shots, bring solid color middle tone or dark pantsuit/skirt and a few long sleeve shirts (light color) that work under the jacket, all freshly pressed.

*If you color your hair, make sure roots are not visible. It is extremely difficult and cost-prohibitive to correct.

*Remove any unwanted facial hair.

*Make-up and hair stylist recommended.

Children

*Solid vibrant, middle tone/true colors recommended. No patterns or logos.

*Short or long sleeve Tee shirts, Polo shirts, Denim shirts with a Tee under.

Retouching / Photo Editing

Photo editing and retouching are not included in the session fee unless stated in the estimate. The following outlines the differences between retouching and photo editing. Hair and makeup services make this process much more efficient.

Retouching ($45/image): Includes basic blemish removal, light skin smoothing and minor flyaway taming.

Photo editing ($120/hour): Includes more complicated edits such as wrinkle removal from fabrics, hair adjustments, background changes, etc.

Deposit / Cancellation

A 50% deposit is required to confirm every session via online payment, which is credited to the session fee. The balance is due at the end of your session payable by cash, check or credit card. A cancellation of your session forfeits the deposit. 

Rescheduling

We understand that things occasionally come up and require a need for rescheduling. Your deposit is transferrable due to rescheduling as long as you provide us with 2 week's notice. The rescheduled session must take place within 30 days of the original shoot date. Once 30 days have passed your session will be considered Cancelled.   

Late Arrival / No Shows

We recommend you allow adequate time so that you arrive on time. Your shoot time is just that, your time. Being late deducts from your shoot time. If you have a 90-minute session at 10:00am but show up at 10:45, you have 45 minutes of shoot time remaining. It’s simple as that. It will be considered a cancellation if you fail to show during your shoot time and your deposit will be forfeited. 

Reshoot / Refund Policy

We will offer a reshoot or refund if we have a technical problem where your images are not retrievable. However, simply stating that you don't like your photos does not constitute a reshoot or refund. We are very consistent with our lighting and editing results so please take a look at our portfolio. We crop images so that they are aesthetically appealing and interesting. If you find a number of images in your gallery where the top of your head is cropped, I assure you it is NOT an error. Your head shot should not look like a passport photo.