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ACTORS Headshots
THREE edits.
Up to a three hour shoot.
Access to contact sheet within 24hrs.
Final photos usually available seven days after I receive your choices,
(Up to fourteen days when I'm busy). 
I shoot outdoors on location in London.

​​Additional Edits

If you wish to select more than the four edits included in the package, these are charged at £20.00 each - all edits are retouched, colour corrected and will be sent to you in Hi Res. 
All photos are © copyright to Bessell Photography.
 Directors or Playwrights looking for a portraits, I offer a special 'scaled down' service for this purpose. Please get in touch for further information and rates. 
All photos are © copyright to Bessell Photography.
I regularly shoot professional theatre productions at competitive rates. Please get in touch to discuss further.  
All photos are © copyright to Bessell Photography.

FAQ - Headshots

How do I book a session?

The first thing is to send me an email and I'll see if I can arrange a date that suits. ​If you are in need of a session immediately for any particular reason, get in touch as cancellations can crop up.


What days are you available to shoot?

I work Monday to Friday and will do up to two shoots in a day, light depending. I can work weekends (subject to availability), so please contact me for details. 

Where are you located?

I shoot in a studio in Manchester and on location in London. I can of course arrange to shoot elsewhere, so please contact me to discuss your requirements. 

How long is the shoot?

I allow up to three hours, on average a shoot takes two and a half hours​, but I can extend the session if needs be. ​​

What is your cancellation policy?

I appreciate that things can come up at short notice, but I do ask you to inform me as soon as possible. If you cancel without acceptable prior warning (less than three working days notice) or just don’t turn up, I reserve the right to charge you a cancellation fee. 

How is payment made? 

If paying by bank transfer, cleared funds must be received prior to the shoot, alternatively you can pay cash on the day. Please inform me in your booking confirmation of your preferred payment method. 

​How many photos do you take? 

On average I take between 400-800 shots in colour. We will keep exploring in order to capture what really works for you. Essentially there is no real limit, we'll shoot until we're happy we have got what we need. 

How should I prepare?

When your booking is confirmed I will send you all the information you need about what to bring and how to ensure you get the most out of your session.  

What happens after the shoot?

I send you an invitation via email to view your contact sheet within 24hours, from here you can make your selections.  It usually takes seven days from receipt of confirmation for you to receive your final photos (this can take up to fourteen days at busy times). 

Do you retouch?

I do indeed, my aim in the edit is to offer Casting Directors a realistic representation of how you will look when you walk in the room. I also put a great deal of thought and care into the tone of your image and what that might portray, as well as reducing blemishes and eye bags before turning my attention to colour correction. Flattering but honest is something I keep in mind. 

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