Headshot Sessions

London Headshot Photographer | Natural studio portrait with natural light | London actor in a studio | Philippa Sian Photography

Style

As a London headshot photographer I love capturing faces naturally, authentically and using natural light. I will sometimes use additional light sources like led lights and reflectors to add light to faces and contrast the shadows but you won’t find me in a dark studio with large soft box lighting.

Approach

All sessions take place in the comfort of my home using a backdrop and also on location close to my home (W7).
I have worked with people and faces for a long time so I know how awkward and uncomfortable it can be to get in front of a lens. I too find it tricky. SO, when you arrive for your session, we will first start with a nice cup of tea or coffee and a relaxed friendly chat. I want you to feel comfortable and I also like to know my subjects so that I can look for any natural expressions that may work beautifully if re-created for a headshot.
We will first start with shots against a plain backdrop in my home, where you can comfortably change your top and look if desired. We will then go outside on location close to my home and shoot against any natural backdrops, whether that’s in an open space with greenery or textured brick walls. We will allow for a minimum of 1 top change while on location so that you get a at least 2 looks.
I like my clients to get the most from their session with a variety of looks and backdrops however if you would prefer all your shots to be outside on location, or on the contrary all against a plain backdrop rather than a mix of the two, then that’s absolutely fine. Just let me know your preferences.
If we have time during the session, I like to give my clients the option to view their headshots as we go. I will load them up onto a screen for you to view so you can check you’re happy with the direction and we can make some initial selections for your proofing gallery.
If you would prefer to shoot at a location of your choice, I am very happy to travel and some minor travel costs may be added to the fee. Please note that not all shooting benefits will be available if we shoot at your chosen location, including but not limited to, shots against my backdrop and being able to see/select images during the shoot on the computer.

Rates

All-inclusive headshot photoshoot fee | £250
• 2 hours with me at my home studio (W7) and on location shooting with natural light (although the shoot takes as long as we need!)
• Around 4 outfit changes/looks
• Time during the session to go through the shots for you to shortlist your favourites loaded to a watermarked proofing gallery for final client selection
• Full re-touching of 3 images selected by the client from the proofing gallery
• Final 3 images will be provided in colour plus copies in black and white will be available to the client via download
OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
• Additional headshots re-touched/cropped for final use: £25 each
• high quality lustre 6x4 prints from £10*
*minimum print order value £20

Incentives & Referrals

SHARE THE LOVE:

Fancy an additional image from your shoot FOR FREE? All you have to do is follow these three simple steps:

1) Follow me on all my social media channels:

  • Instagram @shotbyphilippa
  • Facebook @shotbyphilippa
  • Twitter @shotbyphilippa

2) Share and rave about your new headshot on all your social profiles Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. Make sure you TAG ME so i can see your posts 🙂

3) Tag 2 friends in your posts who you think would love a headshot session with me.

Follow these simple steps to receive x1 additional complimentary image!

REFERRAL SCHEME:
•  Refer me to your friend or colleague and if they book, you will receive either 20% off your next session full price session or an additional re-touched files from a previous shoot. They will also receive one additional complimentary retouched image in their package by booking via referral.

Top Tips

Girls: if you want to come with lose hair and then spend time half way through the session putting it up then that’s geat.
Guys: perhaps come unshaven and then mid-way through the session you are welcome to shave.
Any quick changes like this will simply add variety to your shots and mean you get the most from your session.