Head-shot preparation material will be sent to you once you book your session. Please see below for a few guidelines concerning Model Head-shots.
A head shot for an actor is completely different than a head shot for a model because actors, they might be a character actor where they only do one thing. Model head-shots tend to be more artistic and generally flatter the subject with liberal use of lighting, make-up, composition, and angles. While model head-shots tend to be flattering, they should not be confused with the natural no make-up head-shots of a model that are intended to show a model’s skin and complexion.
Fashion and commercial agencies in big markets like New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, and Tokyo want to see real kids. They don't want Barbie dolls and photos from beauty pageants. To ensure that kid shots look real, make sure the head shots show clean faces void of makeup, no frilly dresses or boys in suits with bow ties, and absolutely no hairpieces.
Agents and scouts want to see the length and condition of your hair, so it's important to keep your hairstyle simple and well-groomed. If you have long hair take photos of your hair down and also pulled back. Make sure your hair is in good condition. If you need a haircut, color job, or trim, go to your hair stylist and colorist before you take your photos. Do not submit photos of your hair with extensions or weaves because agents will not be able to tell what your real hair looks like.
A simple pair of skinny jeans and a t-shirt are just fine. Agents and scouts are looking at you and your body proportions, not the clothing you are wearing. Never dress up in evening attire, black-tie, prom dresses, or wedding attire. Never dress in clothing that would be considered too sexual or provocative including showing too much cleavage or jeans so low on the hip the photo becomes suggestive.
Head-shots - $100 Sitting Fee Only
Up to 45min
- Gray Backdrop
First/Last name added to photo
- Make-up Optional
Proofs provided in online gallery via Photoshelter
Minimum of 75 photos available for purchase / $50 per photo
Unlimited Clothing Change