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Actor Headshots London, Bristol & Birmingham

Only pay for the images you love! 

Amazing actor headshots and you only pay for the images you love!!!

We want every actor to have access to great headshots at an amazing price! In our London, Bristol and Birmingham studios, we offer our “Buy What You Love” sessions where you only pay for the headshots you love.

No pressure or paying for something you haven’t seen. Simply choose from your own online gallery after the shoot. Single, fully edited images are just £30 each, five for £120, ten for £190 and further discounts if you want more. Our 200+ Five Star Google Reviews prove that there really is no catch. 

Over 200 Five Star Google Reviews!!!

Actor Headshot Pricing

With our ‘Buy What You Love’ actor headshot sessions there’s no need to decide how many images you would like in advance. You simply choose your headshots from an online gallery which are then edited and sent in high and low resolution. 

Any questions? Call Helen on 07810 004451 or email  

Buy What You Love

£ 30
  • One hour headshot session in the studio
  • 1 fully edited image in high and low resolution included
  • Great for Adult and Child actors
  • As many looks as possible (typically 5-6)
  • Extra Edited Images: 5 for £120, 10 for £190, 20 for £250
  • Headshots, 3/4 and full body shots available
  • London (Chiswick), Bristol (Portishead) & Birmingham
  • Other major cities available on specific dates
  • Choose from your own online gallery

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Even for the most seasoned actor, we know that having new actor headshots taken can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may have lots of questions about preparing, what to do with your hair, how long until you get your photos, etc.

To help, we have put together a ton of information that hopefully helps answer all your questions. Of course, if you have any more, email us at

To go directly to an answer, simply click on the question below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Actor Headshots for £30? What's the catch?

We know it may sound too good to be true, but we honestly believe that great quality headshots should be available for all actors and performers. Unlike other headshot photographers that will photograph one to two actors per day, we photograph more. This allows us to offer you great headshots at the prices we do.


You can simply have the shoot and first edited headshot for £30. We create a wide range of headshots in every session, so you will have plenty to choose from. 


Of course, we would love you to buy more photos but these are reasonably prices with discounts for buying 4 or more. But there really is no pressure to buy.

How much are edited headshots?

Single images are just £30. These are fully edited to the same standard as you see on our website and our Instagram

1 Edited image – £30

5 Edited images – £120

10 Edited images – £190

20 Edited images – £260

All your edited images in Black and White for just £20

Do you require a deposit?

When you book your headshot session through our website (Click Book Now from our menu above), you will pay a £30 deposit to secure your shoot. That £30 will then be redeemable against any purchases when you buy your final selection. You will get a coupon code to enter at checkout (like on Amazon)

What is your availability?

We shoot in London, Bristol and Birmingham on regular days. Plus, we also shoot on certain Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month. The best place to check availability is by clicking the “Book Now” button from the menu above and selecting the right location for you. Because we have 8 – 10 slots available every day, we can often accommodate a last-minute request for a headshot shoot if you need one. 

How do I book my headshots?

For all three locations, we have a dedicated page where you can book your headshot session. Once you book, you will receive an email with a confirmation, directions, and details of what to bring and how to prepare. 

To book a headshot session in London, click:

To book a headshot session in Bristol, click:

To book a headshot session in Birmingham, click:

How long is a headshot session?

All headshot sessions in the studios are 1 hour long. This is plenty of time to get a great range of headshots. Typically, we achieve about 6 different looks in that time and can include hair up and down, slight makeup changes, etc.


We even have some male actors shave halfway through, and although this does have an impact on shooting time, it’s a great way to get different looks.


We know its shorter than many headshot photographers, but the session is not rushed or pressurised. We know what we are aiming to achieve, and once we have it, we move on. 

Do you offer Actor Headshots for Children?

We love photographing Child Actor Headshots! We have a dedicated page on the website (Click HERE) dedicated to what we do and how we photograph young and child actors.


We offer the same one-hour sessions so young actors can either use the whole hour or take a small break in the middle to burn off some steam! As many child actors are in school, we also have Saturday and after school availability. Click Book Now above to check availability.

To book a headshot session in London, click:

To book a headshot session in Bristol, click:

To book a headshot session in Birmingham, click:

I have more than one child; can they share a session?

For siblings, we recommend you book separate sessions for each of them. Of course, it may be a good idea to book these back-to-back. While they are being photographed, we will photograph each of them independently and with their sibling.


The images will be split into separate galleries to make it fair for individuals booking sessions.

How do I see the images from the shoot?

We aim to get your unedited images online and to you as soon as possible. Its typically between 2-3 days but can be a bit quicker depending on workload. You will get an email to your private gallery and instructions on creating favourite lists and buying your images. 

Can you edit out my spots?

Yes, of course, and editing like this is included as standard when you order. This also goes for shine, redness, etc. Essentially anything temporary is removed. Our editing aim is for the image to look like you “On a good day!”. For actors, we would never want to over edit your headshots so that it doesn’t look like you to a casting director.

Can you shoot full body as well as headshots?

Yes, we can. In many of our shoots, we will include ¾ and full body shots if you like. Remember to bring a complete outfit. 

Are you open at the weekend or in the evening?

In London and Bristol, we have a regular weekend as well as evening sessions available. Click “Book Now’ from the menu above to see our next dates.

Do you recommend a hair and makeup artist?

We have a list of great hair and makeup artists in London, Bristol, and Birmingham; just email us at, and we will send over the right list for you. We recommend that you have your hair and makeup done off site as we have limited room in the studios. Most makeup artists will have a space where they can offer this.

Can two or more people attend a headshot session?

It’s great when we have more than one actor in for a headshot shoot. How is works is that you book consecutive sessions but come in together.


This means that the two of you would be with us for two hours. Three for three hours, etc. Of course, you still get your own private gallery, but it can be great fun to come with a friend, and we often get more of a range of headshots. 

Do you shoot headshots in landscape or portrait orientation?

UK actor headshots are typically shot in portrait orientation. However, if we think the image will look good in landscape, we will often create two versions in different orientations. 

What is the turnaround once I have picked my final photos?

We will get your order edited as soon as possible. Typically, it can be about five working days, depending on how many orders we are working on at any one time. 

What type of backdrops do you use for actor headshots?

We love to give you a great variety in your headshots. The looks and backgrounds change all the time. If you look at our Instagram will see the latest looks that we have created.

They really do change all the time. We typically decide on the looks during the shoot to compliment your skin tone, wardrobe choices, etc. 

Can I simply buy one actor headshot?

Of course. Whether you buy 1 or 20 images from your session, it’s entirely up to you. We get lots of people coming to us because they’ve had a new haircut, want images with a beard, or try a different look.

Can I choose some of my favourite 'looks'?

Of course, you can. We love your input. If you have seen images on our portfolio here or our Instagram ( that you would like to recreate, just let us know. Its best to email screenshots of your favourite images before the session. 

What is a 'look'?

A “look” is a particular set up for a headshot. It can be a background style, a change in lighting, or an outfit change (or all three!). During the session, we will aim to get you as many looks as possible to give you a wide range in your headshots. 

Where is your London Headshot Studio?

Our London headshot studio is in Chiswick. We are very close to the High Street and close to both Turnham Green and Chiswick Par Tube Stations. There is also lots of buses and even parking (Use the Pay By Phone app for ease) 


The Barley Mow Centre, 10 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, London W4 4PH

Where is your Bristol Headshot Studio?

Our Bristol studio is actually in Portishead, which is about 8 miles west of Bristol itself. Its our home studio and just on the Marina. Tara, the Cocker Spaniel, loves shoot days here as she gets lots of fuss!! (If you are not that keen on dogs, she is quite happy to go to bed). 


19 Martingale Way, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7AW (Do check the directions when you book as parking is easier across the Marina). 

Where is your Birmingham Headshot Studio?

In Birmingham, we photograph actor headshots at the Lampworks. It’s a fantastic building within the Jewellery Quarter in Central Birmingham. 


The Lampworks, 3 Key Hill Dr, Birmingham B18 5NY

Do you shoot in other cities/drama schools?

Yes, we do! During the year, we photograph actor headshots at Drama Schools throughout the UK. Often when we do this, we will also open up ‘pop up’ studios offering our “Buy What You Love” sessions.


Check out our socials of these dates. If you organise headshots at your drama school, we would love to hear from you! Call Helen on 07810 004451. We’ll manage everything for you. 

I have a few performer friends, can we organise a group headshot session?

Group shots are great fun. We typically say that 4 is the right number before it descends into chaos! However, we can always do numerous shoots if there are lots of you.

In fact, if you have a drama group, school, etc., just let us know and often, we can come to you and arrange a headshot day or two.

Do you shoot outdoors?

We actually prefer to shoot in the studio. Its warmer, no wind, no one stares, and we can control the light. We do have some looks that appear to be outside, but it’s all done from the warmth of our studios. 

Can I use my headshots on Spotlight, Mandy, StarNow, etc

Absolutely. Our headshots are designed to help you stand out on these and other actor websites. Your final images can be downloaded in high resolution for printing and lower resolution (still excellent quality) for posting online.

Please post them anywhere you can. These are typically the first impression new people have of you. Share away on social media too! (tag us in @wearelumosia) 

Do you offer a student discount?

Sorry, our pricing is designed to be as competitive as possible. We only charge for the images you love with no paying in advance, and if you don’t like the photos, you are under no obligation to buy any. We can’t bring the prices down anymore. 

Do you have a cancellation/change of date policy?

We will always work with you to help if plans change. You can change your shoot time and date through a link in your confirmation email, or you can cancel altogether (up to 48 hours before the shoot) and receive a full refund. 

What clothes should I bring to a headshot shoot?

The simple answer is lots!!! We have a full guide here: Our best advice for what to bring is a range of tops, t-shirts, jumpers, and jackets (plus jeans and footwear if you would like full-length shots).



Mid-tones such as red’s, oranges, browns, and green’s work so well in giving a warm tone to your headshot. Try and bring a range that suit your skin tone as well as jackets, coats, etc., to create different looks.


By all means, bring a black t-shirt, just make sure that that is not all you bring!

How should I wear my hair for a headshot shoot?

We will always aim to get you a range of different looks, including giving you the chance to change your hair. You know your hair best, so have a few ideas of what you can do with it. By all means, bring straighteners, products, etc., to help you get a great range of looks.  

What makeup is best for my headshot shoot?

We recommend natural make up for your headshot shoot. You can always change it throughout the shoot but remember that you should look like you in your headshots (albeit on a good day!). 

Any tips for helping my skin, eye bags, etc.?

We recommend that for the few days before the session, you live as healthy as possible! Lots of water, lots of sleep, no alcohol, eat lots of fruit and veg, etc.


You would be amazed what a few days of living clean can do. Of course, we can help in the editing should your skin not play ball! 

How many looks do we get?

Our studios are set up so that we can switch looks quickly. This means that during most sessions, we can create between 4-6 different looks. I also advise you to bring lots of changes of clothes which significantly adds to the variety we can create.

Here’s a link to an article on our blog about what to bring

Can I shave during the session?

Of course, it’s a great way to get some very different looks. We typically aim to get you to shave about halfway through and on average, takes about 10 minutes, so we do loose some time there but make up for it with the variety in your looks.


If you have sensitive skin, it may be worth booking a second session when you have had more time to shave, and your skin can recover a bit. 

Can I get some shots with glasses on?

We are more than happy to take a few with glasses on but recommend leaving them off for most of the shoot. Casting Directors want to see what you look like. If they are casting for the new Gladiator film, you probably won’t be wearing glasses in that role!  

Can I bring a friend, mum, etc. to the shoot?

Please do! It’s great to have some support and a familiar face for your shoot. Plus you can go out for dinner or drinks afterwards!! 

I hate having my photograph taken…..

Non-Performers always think that actors, etc., all love to be photographed. We know this isn’t true. We aim to create a super relaxed atmosphere with great music and chat to help you through the shoot. However bad you think you are, we have seen worse and will help you throughout the process! 

Can I choose the music we listen to?

We love discovering new music. The studios always have some upbeat music playing in the background and are more than happy if you have a playlist or artist, you would like to listen to. Music can really help people to enjoy a shoot. 

Can I plug in my straighteners (phone, curlers, etc., etc.)

 Of course, you can. There is a full-length mirror too for checking hair, makeup, etc. We also have iPhone chargers, which prove very handy quite often. 

Is retouching of my headshots included?

Yes, every image you order is fully retouched naturally like the images on this site. We want the photos to look like you when you go into a casting. We will, of course, remove any blemishes, redness, etc. 

How do I choose my headshots?

After your shoot, we will put most of the images taken in the session online in unedited format (we only remove blinking shots and where something went wrong!). The gallery is live for a week for you to choose your favourites and put your order through.

The system allows you to create favourite lists, share the galleries with your agent, friends, etc. When you are ready, you can just put your favourites into the shopping cart and pay for us to receive the order.  

How long until I get my final headshots?

We aim to get you your fully edited images to you as soon as possible. Unless you have paid to have your edits expressed, your pictures will be edited in the sequence that we receive the orders.


You will typically receive your final edits within five working days of your order. 

Can I show my headshots to my agent?

It’s a great idea to ask your agent what images they like from your shoot. They should know what images represent you best. Of course, you should have your own opinion too as its your face on them, but its best to get opinions from your agent, friends, etc.


Simply send the link to whoever you would like to see the images. 

What payment methods do you accept?

Our online booking and ordering systems accept a wide range of credit and debit cards. There is no need to bring cash with you to your headshot shoot. 

How much editing do you do?

Our editing is as natural as possible. It should still look like you when you walk into a casting. However, we will make sure that the images look like you “On a Good Day”. We remove blemishes, reduce tired eyes, remove stray hairs, etc.   

How often should I update my headshots?

For adults, assuming you have not changed your look dramatically, you should update your headshots about every two years. Of course, if you change your hair colour, grow a beard, etc., then certainly get new headshots that show your new look.


For young actors, it depends on age, growth spurts, etc. Every 6-12 months is a good idea for younger child actors, or for tweens and teens, every year. 

Do you offer Colour and Black and White Images?

Yes, we do. All our actor headshots are presented in full colour, and you can get copies of all your photos in our signature Black and White for just £20 for all images. 

Can you help me choose my headshots?

It can be a challenge to look at images of yourself and choose the best ones. We are more than happy to help you select your best photos. The best thing to do is narrow the selection down to a broader range, and we can certainly help from there. 

Can I have the unedited version of my images?

Sorry, we only release edited versions of our work. 

How big are the final digital images?

When your images are edited, you can download them in a variety of sizes. Full resolution images are huge and great for printing (6720px on the longest side!!).


You also have the option of downloading web resolution images (1024px on the longest side), which are great for posting online on sites such as Spotlight, Mandy, etc. 

Can I get prints from my final files?

Yes, of course, you can. Use the full resolution files for this. There are some excellent photo printing companies out there (avoid High Street printers such as Snappy Snaps, they will rarely replicate the colours accurately). There is an option for buying professional prints of your final edited headshots in your gallery.

What if I delete my files?

It’s a great idea to back up your final images in a few places. Google Drive, DropBox, etc., are great places to store your images securely. However, if the worst happens, just contact us. We don’t keep the unedited versions but should have your final ones for at least a couple of years after your shoot. 

If you have any more questions about our actor headshots, call Helen or Sean on 07810 004451 or email We will be happy to help.

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If you are looking for Actor Headshots or Performance Photography, We would love to hear from you.  You can call us on 07810 004451 or email If you prefer, fill in the contact form below. 

Contact Sean & Helen

If you have any questions, you can always call us on 07810 004451. We photograph in London (Chiswick), Bristol (Portishead) and Birmingham, as well as on location. 

London Actor Headshots Studio: The Barley Mow Centre, 10 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, London W4 4PH

Bristol Actor Headshots Studio: 19 Martingale Way, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7AW

Birmingham Actor Headshots Studio: The Lampworks, 3 Key Hill Drive, Birmingham B18 5NY

07810 004451,