Getting to know you, and why that’s important

One might imagine that life as an acting headshot photographer means passing through a succession of clients of whom you may take great shots, but who you may never get the time to know well on a personal level.

After all, in a typical session with me, you can expect to spend between one and 3.5 hours in my company in the studio, having potentially many hundreds of images taken.

But once the session is over, the shortlisted images are presented to you and the necessary retouching has been performed on a much smaller number of selected headshots, you may never again be in contact with me – or only when the time comes for another set of headshots to be taken.

Think of it as a ‘fast-track’ friendship

It might well be true that the average working day for me is busy and that I may have several clients to serve within any 24-hour period. However, it’s quite wrong to presume that the relationship we will have for those few hours will be a mere mechanical, workaday one.

Ask almost any acting headshot photographer, after all, and they will tell you how much they delight in the sheer infinite variety of human beings. It’s a big part of why we are in this line of work at all, and we do love to strike up relationships that our clients will fondly look back on for all of the right reasons.

We realise that your headshots need to capture a distinct something about what it means to be human, and what it means to be you. This is why we take such great pride in cultivating what can be much better described as a mini, fast-track friendship than as a soulless business transaction.

What to expect when you have your headshots taken by me

This perspective has real implications for how I work as an acting headshot photographer. It means that I do take the time to get to know you and your personality, and to relax you to help ensure that we get the very best results out of our session together.

I love to chat with my clients, to laugh and to imbue our session with a great atmosphere, which I feel is so important if we are to get the best possible results on the day. I want the headshots that we create together to be natural, and to show you as you – a human being with qualities that make you interesting, attractive and unique. 

Would you like to have your next set of headshots taken by a professional and friendly photographer who also appreciates the vital role of the ‘personal touch’? Contact me, Steve Lawton, and let’s weave some magic together.