Cost to hire a Acting Headshot Photographer on Bidvine

£100 - £150

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£100 - £150  National average range
£100 - £150



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How much do acting headshot photos cost?

Oct 03, 2018

Acting is a challenging but rewarding business! If telling stories is your passion, then being an actor is a logical career choice. But special steps are required to land an acting job. In addition to a resume, you also need to have a good headshot. This helps to create a professional acting profile on professional social platforms like LinkedIn.

Whether you want to be on television, in movies, or on the stage, you’ll want to have an excellent headshot that will help you land your next big role. For this, you need a professional. A selfie simply won’t do! You need professionally taken photos that will help you put your best face forward.


Hiring a professional photographer will give you great shots that you can use for your acting.

Of course, you’ll want to find someone who is qualified and has experience taking headshots for professionals. So before you start your search, you’ll want to consider the following factors as they will lead you to the right person. And as these details can also influence the cost of your headshots, take the time to educate yourself to budget accordingly.
Format of Photos
When you work with a professional, you will be able to choose the format you need. You’ll want something that is versatile and allows you to use it in a variety of different ways, such as with digital photos.

These usually use a removable media such as a CD, DVD, or USB. With digital copies of your headshots, then you can print copies whenever you need.

Of course, you may also want to get physical proofs from your photographer. This is certainly an option. All you need to do is let your photographer know you want your photos printed for you. They can even prepare an album for you so you have a variety of shots to show off your abilities and looks.

Plus, working with a photographer can make the selection process easy. They will prepare proofs for you to evaluate the results of the headshot session. You can examine these either online or in physical proofs. Then, you can select the best shots to use. This way, you get the right pose and look for the role you are auditioning for.
Do You Need Hair & Makeup Services?
Before you book a session with your photographer, you should take the time to consider any extra services needed to make them great. Due to the professional nature of these photos, you will want to look your best. This can require you to line up the help of some experts to take care of your hair and makeup. When it comes to your appearance, you won’t want to leave it up to chance. This can help bring your overall vision for the photos to life.
Would You Like The Photos Edited?
Most photographers are accomplished photo editors. This gives you another advantage when working with a pro. Not only are you getting help with the photo-taking process itself, but you are also getting their expertise when it comes to the final product. An expert can edit a photo to fit your ideal vision.

Some editing is usually included in your photo package. They will make sure that the lighting is perfect and there are no unsightly spots or blemishes to ruin an otherwise perfect photo.

But you can also advise your photographer what kind of editing you expect. Do you want the background touched up slightly to make your face stand out? Or are you hoping for some dramatic black and white more rending to make you appear ready for the stage? No matter what you want, you can check with your photographer to ensure it will happen.

Length of Photoshoot

A photo shoot can be anywhere from an hour to two hours in length. It depends on a few factors that you have control over, such as how many shots you ask for. More shots will naturally take more time to complete than a smaller request. It’s still best to have all of your photos done in one session, however. If you decide to book multiple sessions, there can be an extra fee to bring your photographer out more than once.

Another factor is the number of styles you wish to have captured. For example, if you choose to have photos done with different backgrounds or wish to change clothing, this will also increase the time of your photo shoot. Discuss the option with your photographer to work out a good compromise to keep the time down.

Qualifications and Experience

Make sure to check on your photographer's qualifications and experience before you hire. You need to know that you are going forward with someone who is an expert. This will take away any anxiety about the session since you’ll be confident about the results.

Check their Bidvine profile for training or years of experience taking photos. Make sure you also look for through their picture portfolio! They should have a variety of shots, that way you can get a feel for whether their style meshes with your goals for the photos. You can also use this for inspiration about your own session if there is a look you want to duplicate.

Most of all, you want to be comfortable with the photographer you choose. This will give you the best results when it comes to your photos since all people will see is your great smile — not your nerves.

Location of Photoshoot

Where you get your photos done can add a new layer of interest to your photos. However, don’t forget that your face should be the focal point! Your photographer can offer some suggestions for locations with the right light for your shot.

Most photo shoots are done in a studio. These spaces have great light, and the photographer knows how to work within the space since they are used to taking photos there. Your photographer can also travel to you or a designed location for the shoot.

You can also go outside for your shoot. Natural light makes for excellent pictures! But if you are having your photos done outside, you'll be dependent on the right weather, so keep this in mind.

Cost Comparison of Related Services

Planning to have your hair and makeup done for the photoshoot? Easily compare prices for services related to acting headshots like hair and makeup artistry using the chart below.

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Modelling Headshot Photography
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As an actor, a headshot is necessary to help you land the role. Bringing in an expert will help you get the professional shots you need for your career.

Not sure where to find the right photographer? Just answer a few questions about your goals for the photos when you submit a free request. Easily find a great local professional you can trust. Then you can get your shoot booked and get ready for your next audition!

Acting Headshot Photographers near you


Joe Howarth Photography

(55 reviews)

108 hires on Bidvine

Beckenham, South East London BR3 1PH

Iva P.Verified Review

Joe was our wedding photographer, he is very fruendly, polite and has good ideas for wedding photos. Work quality is excellent, we had about 150 photos to choose from. Good value as well. If you like to have album Joe will do this for you. I highly recommend Joe. Thank you


JM Photography & Video

(43 reviews)

44 hires on Bidvine

Annan, Lowlands DG12 6LL

Alison G.Verified Review

I got married in September and I hate getting my photo taken! However from first meeting John he made me feel at ease. He showed me some of his previous work and let me decide how my days photography would go. I had prompt replies everytime I made contact about arrangements. On the day John showed up right on time to photograph myself and my mother and bridesmaid getting ready, also the guests arriving. Excellent pictures during the ceremony and after without being to obvious which meant I felt relaxed. I was so pleased when I received my album, perfect images and the whole package was more than reasonably priced. I couldn't fault this photographer and would recommend him to everyone (infact I have) , not just for weddings but for any occasion. 10/10


Alex Class Photography

(35 reviews)

30 hires on Bidvine

Muswell Hill, North London N10 2LG

Larry L.Verified Review

amazing pictures and angles. Really good! And Alex is super friendly and understanding , our kid was having fever at the last min and get scheduled without any concern right away. And he knows how to handles the kids. Again, really recommend!


Elwood Photography

(32 reviews)

31 hires on Bidvine

Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear NE26 1BB

Janice G.Verified Review


Solid Imagery

(26 reviews)

75 hires on Bidvine

Verwood, Dorset BH31 6LH

Gillian M.Verified Review

Jon Ball seems a very professional photographer and I hope I will feel the same on my wedding day.


ParaDigital Media

(25 reviews)

25 hires on Bidvine

Chelsea, West London SW3 2AA

Jane D.Verified Review

I have just hired them because they were highly professional, prompt and helpful. The work is not started yet but I am sure it will be just what’s required as a website revamp.

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