Modeling & Acting Headshots
Land Your Next Gig with Professional Photos
Studio Located in Ogden, Utah
Why Should I Get A Headshot?
Agencies need to see an updated version of you
We want to see what you really look like! Agencies generally require that you get an updated headshot whenever you've made a major change to your appearance. This could include coloring your hair, cutting or growing out your hair, and getting permanent tattoos or piercings near or around the face. Actors and models should consider getting new headshots about every 6 months to ensure they have an updated picture of themselves. In order to land a gig, you need an updated picture of yourself that is professional and shows you in your best light!
I'm New to Acting/Modeling
I've never had my headshot taken, Will you direct me?
Welcome to the acting/modeling community! As a photographer, I want to make sure that you are comfortable and have a clear direction in front of the camera. I want you to feel good, see yourself in the best light, and get a picture that you can proudly use to land gigs. So, if you are new to modeling/acting, don't worry, I will make sure to direct you during our session to get the best looks. The first thing I do is help prepare models/actors for their headshot by sending an easy-to-read pdf of how to best prepare for your headshot session, including tips on what to wear. Whether you are getting your professional headshot taken in my studio, or outdoors, I make sure everything is set up and ready to go. Once in front of the camera, I find your best angles and talk you through the whole process, including posing and expressions.
How Can I Prepare for My Headshot Session?
When you know what to expect, you can prepare accordingly
There are several ways that you can focus on preparing for your perfect picture. You can prepare effectively by carefully choosing your clothing, getting a makeup artist, knowing your angles, and booking your session today. When you need to take headshots, preparation can make all the difference in the result. As a professional headshot photographer, I work closely with you to ensure that you can obtain the perfect picture to meet all of your requirements and land that gig you've been wanting to get!
How to Prepare For Your Session
Choose a Character
Your headshots are often used to help you get a role or land a job. In order to optimize this approach, you will want to consider what your character type is. What character roles would you most likely be cast as in a movie or production? You will then want to design your outfit, style, and overall look accordingly. This will help you to optimize the impact that your perfect picture will have.
Hire a Makeup Artist
When you are preparing for your perfect picture, you will want to ensure that you look your best. A makeup artist has the expertise to ensure that your makeup presents the most gorgeous, natural appearance for your photoshoot. When you work with a makeup artist, you will put your best face forward, which can greatly enhance your finished product. This includes men, in addition to women. Everyone should look their best when preparing for a photo shoot. If you need a recommendation for makeup artists, please contact me.
Get FAmiliar With yOur Angles
You’ve been taught that it’s vain to spend too much time studying yourself in the mirror, but this is exactly what we want you to do to prepare for your photoshoot. When you know your angles, you will be able to pose appropriately and create the ideal image that you desire for your headshots. Consider which side of your face you like the most. It can also be useful to determine what looks better with your particular facial structure. Practice posing with your chin tilted up, tilted down, to the side slightly, or in any other angle that you think of. This will go a long way toward improving your final outcome and achieving the effect you are wishing for. When you are getting a headshot, you are essentially modeling your face to the camera. By practicing beforehand and learning about your angles, you will ensure that you are comfortable doing so and know what works best for you.
Use a Variety of Expressions
Using a variety of expressions can be extremely useful in improving the impact of your photos. You don’t want to be using the same expression in each photo. By practicing a variety of expressions, you can convey your versatility and better market yourself. A headshot session is generally intended to provide you with variety. You will be able to get multiple different looks and even some outfit changes. In order to optimize this, it will be important to ensure that you are also practicing multiple facial expressions. Try taking one with a smiling expression, another with a serious expression, and even one with a “moody” expression. This will give you a variety in your headshots.
Avoid Bold Colors and Patterns
The clothing that you choose will have a significant impact on the aesthetic that you will achieve. When you wear colors that are too saturated, they will be distracting. With headshots, the aim is to frame your face. You don’t want to wear anything that will diminish this impact. In order to provide the ideal appearance, you will want to choose an outfit that has muted or pastel colors. You should also avoid clothing that has patterns or any other flashy aspects, such as sequins or particularly shiny materials. You don’t want outfits that will distract or take anything away from your face.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
My studio is located at 1186 E 4600 S #100, Ogden, Utah 84403.
How Long Are The Sessions?
If you are only needing 1 headshot, sessions are about 15 minutes. If you book a full session, purchasing 5+ images, then sessions generally run about 1 hour.
Can I bring different outfits?
Yes, you can bring different outfits to get a variety of headshots. However, I only allow outfit changes for those purchasing 5+ images, because of the additional time required.
Can you Do Outdoor Headshots?
Yes! When the weather permits, I am happy to do any type of headshots outside for a different look.
What type of backdrops do you have? And do you have other colors than black?
I use paper backdrops for a very clean, crisp look. I have a dark grey, black, blue, green, and beige. You can pick which color to photograph against, or I will choose for you. For those purchasing 5+ photos, you use multiple backdrops for different looks.
How Much Is a Headshot Session?
My prices start at $65* for the first image. Each image after that costs $30* an image.
Is there a deposit?
Yes, there is a deposit to reserve your session in my calendar. $69.71 ($65 + tax) is required to book with me, and that will pay for your first image.
What do I wear?
That's a great question! I send out a PDF with some tips for your headshot before the session. One major thing is to avoid wearing white unless you're layering it. Also, avoid distracting patterns, we want to focus on your face, not so much on your clothes.
Is the photo I'm receiving high-resolution?
Yes! I want to make sure you have a high-quality photo that you can use on any social media platform and your modeling/acting website. Since you will be looking high-quality, we also want your photo to be high-quality.