Actor Headshots

Actor headshots with a modern cinematic twist



In photographing actors, my aim is to combine bold and engaging headshots with the cinematography of the screen. The results are headshots that are dynamic and characterful, which give a powerful impression in any actors portfolio.

My sessions are all studio based, and my aim is always to create images that are unique to each individual. No two sessions are alike, and I look to tailor each image to a particular direction and mood that you want to capture.

By using lighting and posing cinematically, my hope is that my photographs look almost like a still from a movie set, or a moment on the stage.

I work to coach my clients through the whole process, from posing to expression, to capture images that are eye-catching and dramatic. The sessions are relaxed and informal, and I look to work collaboratively with actors to bring their talent to the image.


All sessions are based out of my home studio in Wallsend. There's no need to feel 'on the clock' as in some photoshoots. We will work together towards capturing images that are both authentic and dramatic, talking through each step as we go.

Using 'tethering' software, you'll see the images appear on the screen as they are taken. That way we can discuss what works, and what doesn't, choosing the direction that we want the photographs to go in. It also means there'll be no nasty surprises: you'll see the photographs as they are being taken, rather than waiting for the results after the session.

At the end of the session, you can look through all of the images and choose your favourites there and then. This means that you can leave the session confident that you have captured the right images for you.


I try to keep pricing as affordable and as fair as possible. At the same time, my focus is on quality over quantity. I have spoken to many clients who have had poor experiences of paying large sums to photographers for many images, only to find that few of these were useable!

Current pricing for studio sessions begins at £80, but please get in touch for a more exact price for your particular requirements.

I do not accept payment for photographs that you are not happy with. That is why I encourage clients to review the images at the end of their session, and perhaps even select their favourites. If you are not happy with the photographs from the session, you will not be charged any fee.

Leon Dunn, 2019

Leon Dunn, 2019

My experience with Jon was great; he made you feel relaxed and confident. Nothing was any trouble for him: he took pictures the way you wanted them and then gave me many options to pick from at the end. I recommend highly to an actor or non-actor. A brilliant photographer.
— Leon Dunn
Working with Jon was a pleasure from start to finish, and he instantly had me at ease. He delivered a very challenging & creative shoot that really tapped into how to get the best result for your needs for a fantastic result. I’d highly recommend Jon to anyone, his professionalism & knowledge is second to none.
— Dan Westgarth
Dan Westgarth, 2019

Dan Westgarth, 2019

Dan Dryden, 2019

Dan Dryden, 2019

I was very nervous about getting acting headshots for the first time, Jon made me feel right at ease from the moment I walked in! His session was relaxed and he gave me some valuable advice for future sessions. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
— Dan Dryden

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