Cost to hire a Headshot Photographer on Bidvine

£100 - £150

National average price

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



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How much does headshot photography cost?

Mar 22, 2018

On average, headshot photographers usually charge a rate of £100. Then, considering that most headshot photography sessions are about an hour in length, this rate generally covers the cost of the photos. However, this rate can vary. Factors such as session length, the photographer’s experience, the number of headshots, and the location of the photoshoot can all impact costs. 

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Headshots are useful in a variety of different situations whether you are a professional, a model, an actor or simply looking to update your social media profiles. No matter what’s motivating you to get your headshot, it will undeniably be useful.

Type of Headshot

The type of headshot you need will primarily depend on your purpose for taking the headshot. Professional, modelling, actor, and glamour headshots are all taken in a unique style.

Specifying which headshot you would like ensures that your photographer is able to prepare properly for your photo shoot.

Number of Different Headshots

Depending on the purpose of your headshot photo shoot, you may need a few different types of headshots. For instance, if you are looking to take both professional and glamour headshots the photographer will need to take two different headshot styles.

To achieve the required look for these headshots it may involve changing the background in the middle of the photo shoot, booking multiple sessions, or booking a longer photo shoot. If any of these are the case, you should expect higher rates to cover the photographer’s additional work.

Photo Format

On the Bidvine request form, you will also be able to specify which format you would like to receive your pictures in. Some of the most popular options include online proofs, physical proofs, and removable media like a USB or CD. If you would like to receive multiple formats, it’s possible that this may increase cost. For a precise cost estimate that includes your preferred photo formats, it’s best to ask your professional directly.

Price Comparison of Popular Headshot Photography Services

Photography Service
Average Cost
Acting Headshot Photography
Corporate Headshot Photography
General Headshot Photography
Modelling Headshot Photography


Generally, most headshot photography sessions are about an hour in length. If you need to book longer sessions than this, be aware that this will affect the average rate.

Do you need your photos edited quickly? In some cases, depending on their availability your photographer may be able to offer you a rush order. Keep in mind that the cost for rush orders do tend to be higher than regular photo sessions. Still, if you need those photos quickly, the peace of mind will be well worth it.


Where would you like your headshots to be taken? Would you prefer your photographer to take them outdoors or is indoors against a clean backdrop a better fit? Both outdoor and indoor shoots can affect headshot photography rates.

If you are planning an outdoor photo shoot at a distant location your photographer will need to cover transportation costs. However, indoor photo shoots can also influence rates. This is especially true if your photographer is renting space at a studio.

Do you live in an area where the cost of living and transportation costs are generally higher? Then expect these factors to affect your photographer’s rates.


In the UK, photographers aren’t required to obtain a particular certificate before they take on clients. So, they can obtain their experience from studying at a photography school, or by immediately working in the field. Their experience may even come from a combination of the two. If you are curious how your photographer has acquired their skills, simply ask.

Keep in mind that this experience can impact rates as well. Seasoned professionals who have been working for some time are likely to have higher rates than budding photographers. In contrast to seasoned professionals, budding photographers often charge more cost-effective rates in order to build their business.

No matter whether your professional is a seasoned pro or budding photographer, one of the best ways to determine if they are a good fit for your project is to check their reviews. If you pop over to their Bidvine profile you will can see reviews that previous clients have left. These reviews can provide insight into whether the photographer is a good fit for your project.

Additional Services

Beyond the expertise of the photographer and the photos themselves, you may find that you require additional services. Booking these services will ensure your photos are picture perfect!

Hair and Makeup

Hair and Makeup can be tricky to tackle on your own. To make sure that your photos are perfectly stunning, consider hiring a hair and makeup specialist. Whether you are looking for a natural look or something a bit more bold your hair and makeup specialist has you covered.

Photo Editing

Sometimes photos just need that extra special touch to achieve the desired look. If photo retouching is something you’re interested in, it is best to let your photographer know ahead of time. That way they’ll be sure to provide you with proofs for feedback first. However, if you don’t realise until afterwards that you’d like photo editing, your photographer should still be able to make accommodations.

Be mindful that in either case, most photographers do charge an additional fee, which is often a flat rate, to retouch your photos.


If you want your headshot to look stellar, hiring a professional headshot photographer is the way to go. With their expertise, you’ll be looking at brand new, stellar and professional photos in no time at all. So what are you waiting for? Submit free requests for headshot photographer costs today!

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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