Promotional Headshots

Promotional Headshots – The session

Your photograph is your first contact with a potential client, or casting director (if you’re an actor) so it is important to make a good professional and honest representation of yourself in the picture.

Some people shy away from having their photograph taken, and find it a somewhat stressful experience as they know the importance of getting it right. So it is essential when having your pictures taken that you feel relaxed. Our sessions here at Mike Turner Photography are relaxed, photographers are friendly and put you at ease straight away.

We will take approximately 60 shots during the session from different angles and lighting situations. You can change your clothing as many times as you like. (For advice on what to wear, see our ‘what to wear’ section)

The next step is choosing your images. If necessary, basic retouching is included at no additional cost, on the images you have selected.

Once completed the images you have selected are prepared to the proper resolution, they are then sent to you via WeTransfer or Dropbox. Prints can also be ordered and either collected from the studio or posted out but there is an additional cost for postage as they are sent by recorded delivery.

Headshot Prices

All studio sessions include:

    • Review all images as they are taken
    • Uploading of web contact sheet in colour and B/W with email links to you and your agent on the same day (if required).
    • Images downloaded to your agent (if required).


options Price includes online gallery
Any single print up to 10×8 or digital file £60 yes
5 low-res digital files £130 yes
10 low-res digital files £150 yes

What to wear

Simple is best. You should be comfortable. Bring a selection of clothing. Think about how you want to be cast. Avoid busy patterns and clothing that clings quite tightly to you. Don’t choose anything with a high neck Textured clothing is interesting without being distracting
Make sure what you are wearing is clean, without any marks For colour pictures wear a colour that is flattering to your skin colour and eyes. Don’t wear jewellery Avoid wearing white and very pale colours

Business/personal branding

Wear something suitable for your line of work. Looking professional but approachable usually does the trick. Including props can also add some context to your photos.


Wear something that is you; keep it more casual and relaxed, whilst suggesting generally how you want to be cast.


This needs to be a little more sophisticated, intimate and sexy without being suggestive. V-necks or open-collar tops are good for this.

Remember, casting directors need to be able to fit you into a role easily so too much fuss will distract them from you.


The same rules apply really. They need to be comfortable. Bring a selection of clothing that is largely casual and that suits the skin tone of the child. Basically, something they would wear on a daily basis.

Sample Profile and Gallery link

Names Interests
Hazel Turner TV, Film