Actors head shot’s are an amazing thing. Done correctly, they can be a large part of moving a career to the next level. A great head shot will open doors and give you the opportunity to shine in auditions.
You might not know everything you are looking for in a headshot. The whole process of finding the right photographer for you might even be a tad daunting. The photographer you select needs to be a good fit for your personality and know what your headshot needs to reflect about you. Here’s the deal, when it comes to actor’s head shot, personality is King.
This session is dedicated to drawing out your innate charm and star quality in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This is how we move you to the next level in your career. Truly, by reveling in your unique brand of awesome, we bake the best cake~
We will work through 4-6 looks. This will provide a wide variety of looks to serve manifold purposes. Generally speaking I encourage people to bring more clothes than they think are necessary. I like to help guide your choices and having lots to look through helps this process. It is important to only bring clothes that you feel fabulous in. If it isn’t one of the shirts that jumps out at you waving while you stand in front of your closet and ask “which one of you lucky shirts is coming with me today?”, well it just doesn’t make the cut!
I shoot horizontal head shots, so just mention to me if you need a horizontal shot or a 3/4 length and we will make sure we include it. You and I will go through the images as we shoot and by session end we will have shot 250-350 images with 75-100 final images that you approve for candidates for marketing purposes.
I recommend bringing between 10-15 tops (bottoms are only necessary if you need a 3/4 length shot). It’s pretty much a guarantee that if you feel good in something, you will look in it too. Of course the same can be said of an outfit that you are uncomfortable in, even if you think you should feel good in something- if you don’t, don’t bring it. Have fun with your favorites. Trust me.
Women— Makeup for the session is required for all women. The cost for Vancouver clients $200. In order to enhance your natural beauty, makeup works with my lighting system to give you a very natural, fresh look. We can adjust your makeup throughout your session to give you some subtle variety in your looks. If you prefer you can also book Holly Rose as your Makeup Artist. The kit fee is $150. (Approximately 80% of the images currently on www.hollyrose.ca feature the Makeup Artistry of Holly Rose)
Hair- We ask that you arrive with your hair audition-ready. You are your own best stylist when it comes to hair, you are familiar with working with it on a daily basis. Bring extra product to keep it going strong and feel free to bring products/accessories to change it’s shape.
Men- You can hire a makeup artist if you feel you need grooming on the shoot but it is not required. The cost for men is $150. Also, we highly recommend for those many guys who grow decent scruff and want to market another look, come in with a some growth and then shave after we have covered the scruffy look. So bring your razor, etc. it’s a great way to add extra dimension and value to your photo shoot.
Give the studio a shout and we will set something up the morning prior to your shoot. This will give you a chance to check out the studio and get familiar with Holly. Consultations usually last 15-20 minutes and have no fee associated.
The cost of this session is $500. Half of your session fee is ($250) due at the time booking and is non-refundable. The remaining amount plus any sales tax will be required on the day of your session prior to starting. After you have booked with us once you will always be eligible for image updates with our loyalty packages. These packages are specially priced, mini-sessions designed to keep your head shot fresh. We accept cash, cheques, Interact and Visa. All cheques can be made payable to Holly Rose Photography. Makeup Artists accept cash on the day of shooting.
My retouching services are handled by the best in the business, they leave nothing to chance and the finished result is perfection. I do not release high-resolution images directly to my clients, due to my commitment to quality. This means you will be working with my lab for retouching and printing. The retouching price per image is $45 . These guys are good people who will give you great guidance.
(a note on gear)
My studio uses only the finest Nikon gear I shoot with a Nikon D3 which produces pristine 24 MB files paired with only the sharpest f2.8 lenses. I utilize White Lightening Studio Lights, Alien B Ring Lights, with a great variety of light modifiers. For extra flexibility we also use battery packs which give us great portability. Long story short, I’m a bit of a gear-head but you don’t have to know the details to know it’s all gravy.
Just on the edge of Vancouver’s historic Gastown, is the artist community of Railtown.
Holly Rose Photography
321 Railway Street
While we have covered lots of ground, please feel free to contact me with any questions or call and come for a consultation. I look forward to chatting with you!