I am a freelance photographer, specializing in actors headshots and production stills. I have a base just outside of London (Walton on Thames, Surrey) and a base near Southampton, so offer sessions in both areas. I'm also a trained actress and I am still very much working in the field. I've worked in pretty much every kind of media from radio drama, TV and feature film to commercials and voiceovers.
I've always had a very strong interest in photography and was forever borrowing my dad's camera as a child (sorry dad!). After university, I got my first DSLR camera and began to take the photography more seriously.
I decided it would be interesting to be on the other side of the camera for a change, and so started to move into doing production stills on commercial shoots. As a stills photographer I enjoyed working with actors and capturing their emotions so much, that I decided to develop my portrait skills and set myself up as a headshot photographer.
I also do a bit of freelance work as a casting assistant. Through working in a busy casting office I've seen a lot of headshots. And I mean A LOT. It's given me a unique insight into how pictures come across from a casting perspective, and given me ideas of what works, what stands out and what really doesn't work in a headshot.
I tend to shoot outdoors as I believe that natural lighting is best for headshots, and use reflectors to really make the eyes stand out - the key to a really good headshot. Getting headshots done can be a daunting experience, especially if you are new to the industry and it is very important that you feel comfortable enough with your photographer to discuss your requirements so that you get a portfolio that is tailored to your needs.
My sessions are relaxed, friendly and I promise you will enjoy yourself!