The Headshot Process


The Headshot Guy® has developed The Headshot Process to guarantee you look amazing on camera…

Our Headshot process is designed to create a visual marketing tool that will help you stand out from the crowd and attract new opportunities. We do this by getting you into your zone where you are so comfortable and relaxed, every shot is a winner. We will direct and guide you towards what will become a captivating headshot tailored specifically for you and the messages you want to communicate.

On Arrival At The Studio (or at your location)

The first thing we do when you arrive at the studio is to go through your Branding Consultation so we are both clear as to your reasons for needing a headshot and the visual messages you’d like to communicate.

We’ll then have a look through your wardrobe (our Gok Wan bit…) and help choose the best styles and colours to suit you, your market and look awesome on camera (click here for more detailed Wardrobe Advice)

Next up is hair and make-up. You can either do this yourself or book one of our experienced professional make up artists.

1st Shots

When you’re ready we’ll get you in front of the camera and take a few shots to see how you photograph. We’ll also be guiding you on how to pose properly and tell you the top secret tips all the celebrities use to look fantastic on camera.

Shoot and Review

We shoot tethered which means we can immediately review your photos on the computer screen. This allows you to see why we’re getting you to pose in certain ways, which may feel a little odd and uncomfortable. We’ll also chat about any worries or concerns you may have when looking at your “close-up”.

More Camera Time

We then get you back in front of the camera and start to build your headshot portfolio. This is where we’re different to other photographers as we work hard at getting you into your zone, drawing on your personality. Slowly building each shot as we go along by making tiny changes and adjustments here and there that turn great shots into ones which will have you saying “WOW, I look amazing…” There’s no a limit to the number of shots we take. We shoot till we feel we’ve got each look covered. Typically we’ll do a selection of wide and upright shots. Depending on your session type we can also do some half and 3/4 length shots as well as some candid talking head “action” shots and product poses.

Wardrobe Changes

Depending on your session type we’ll aim to shoot a selection of looks in different outfits. We like to give everyone a wide range of looks so that you are able to use multiple shots for different marketing purposes. See here for more detailed wardrobe advice.

Choosing Your Winners

Between wardrobe changes we’ll pause and go through each shot and mark the winners for your final shortlist. These will all be candidates for marketing yourself (and possibly a few fun ones in there that we just can’t seem to delete!). By shooting and editing in this manner we can adjust the focus of the shots during the session to account for anything that you feel we may have missed up to that point. We want your shoot saturated with amazing shots, and have no problem deleting shots in order to find the ones that are going to open doors for you.

Guaranteed Results

We do feel that we have an incredible eye for detail and know our work is regarded as being the best available in this industry. And we do offer a full money back guarantee should you for any reason not be amazed with your results.

Please Get in touch if you’d like to have a chat about The Headshot Guy® and our headshot process can help you look fantastic on camera – Guaranteed.