As a headshot photographer based between Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes I get a lot of requests from actors, and those in the acting industry. Many of these requests are from new and aspiring actors who are just starting out on their acting career. These budding actors are looking to start their portfolio and need images to upload to agencies (e.g. Spotlight, Mandy or Backstage). Some already have a portfolio and are looking to update the images that they already have.
There are some cases though where actors need a portrait for other promotional work. This was the case with Lisa, a local newspaper had offered to run an article on her work as an actor and she needed to provide some new headshots to go along with the article. Of course i was more than willing to help out.
Lisa told me before hand what she was looking for from the session, she even provided so example shots which is really helpful. Armed with this information I was able to have the studio ready for when she arrived so we spent more time taking photos rather than setting up the lighting.
Within and hour we had a great range of images for Lisa to select from and we even had time for a change of outfit.