Cost to hire a Headshot Photographer on Bidvine

£100 - £150

National average price

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

£100

£150

Your estimate

How much does headshot photography cost?

Sep 04, 2019

On average, headshot photographers usually charge a rate of £100 to £150. 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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Headshot Photography Costs

UK National Minimum Costs£100
UK National Maximum Costs£150
UK National Average Cost£125
Average Range£100 - £150

Included in This Price Guide

Considerations

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 photoshoot.

Number of Different Headshots

Depending on the purpose of your headshot photoshoot, 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 photoshoot, 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 the 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 ServiceAverage Cost
Acting Headshot Photography£150
Corporate Headshot Photography£200
General Headshot Photography£100
Modelling Headshot Photography£175

Time

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.

Location

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 photoshoot 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.

Experience

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 about 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 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.

Summary

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!