Heashots Photography Price Guide
Headshot photography is always a big part of my studio business. Over the years, I have learnt several lighting techniques and ways to coach people to be able to create the best results in the session.
As a headshot photographer, I noticed that other photographers charge lots of money for the service they provide and that’s fine if the work they do is good enough.
However, there are many part-time photographers with not enough experiences producing a low standard of work and overcharging clients. So the most important thing to remember when you are looking for a portrait photographer is firstly checking what you are paying for.
Have a look on their website, try to find some reviews and research the photographer and his work.
Check how long the session will be, how many outfit changes and how many images you will get in the package price. Also look for hidden costs, extra editing charges, printing charges etc.
Portrait and headshot photography can cost a lot.
Portrait and headshot photography can cost lots of money in London.
How much should you pay, and what is the difference anyway? I had a good look on some of the London-based studios and some of the photographer’s portfolios to give you more information and make your life easier in search for your photographer. So here are a few things you should remember before booking a session.
So, what you are paying for?
Headshots on average can cost anywhere from £50 to over £400.
You can find a headshots photographer for as little as £50, but you may risk ending up with a few poor edits and no guarantee of the quality of the images you will get.
Some photographers are just starting and charging a minimal fee so they can get experience and build their portfolio. Their work may be average, and although you might find the quality acceptable, there is always a risk of not getting genuinely satisfying results.
£100-£150 – In this price bracket you should be able to find a good headshot photographer. Most likely 1-1.5 hours session with two to four outfit changes and 2-3 edited images. In this price, you are probably going to have an outdoor session as many photographers do not have their studio. Extra copies usually cost £10-£15 each.
£150-200 – most commonly a 2-hour photoshoot, a good number of outfit changes, you should be able to get 4-5 properly edited images of your choice.
In this price bracket, you should get an established headshot photographer with lots of experience in this industry. Most likely having his or her studio and giving you both indoor and outdoor session options.
£200-300 – For this price you are looking to have an established photographer with 2-3 hours photoshoot. Unlimited outfit changes, and five good fully retouched images of your choice. Also, many photographers may offer a make-up stylist in this price, so it’s always worth it checking is that is the case. Additionally, you may have access to an online gallery to help you choose your extra shots.
Always make sure that the time the photographer is offering you is enough for you to achieve the best results. In the end, you must obtain the right images that fit your requirements to get you the results you want to make. It could be a modelling job, a beautiful portrait for your yearbook, or being the next film superstar.