Like it or not, the business of acting relies very much on how you look. While most people tend to think of it as a need to appear Hollywood perfect, that’s not necessarily the case. The fact is, if you’re going to be using your face and body to convey the words and actions of a character, those people involved in casting need to know if how you look fits with what they’re trying to achieve.
As part of my commitment to taking my performance seriously, I booked myself some headshots with Larklight Photography. From the start, Claire’s been a delight and after exchanging some light-hearted banter by email after making my booking I was already feeling pretty relaxed before we got to the day of the shoot.
Our photos were taken at a secret location of Claire’s choosing and it was pretty much perfect for the purpose. With her lovely mum wielding the reflector and Claire snapping away and showing off her full range of regional accents, the pair kept me laughing all the way through.
Only three days after the photos were taken, the final copies landed in my inbox today and they’re everything I hoped they’d be. They show me in my best light but still look like me. They have some character and warmth but offer enough of a blank canvas to allow a casting director to paint their own picture on what I have to offer.
If you’re looking for headshots and want a professional job with a photographer who understands performers and knows how to put you at ease, I can’t recommend Larklight highly enough. I had such fun on the day and hope to work with Claire again in future.