I’ve been taking actors photographs for too many years to mention and am happy to be one of the leading headshot photographers in the country. I’ve done literally thousands of pro headshot shoots so if you come to me you’ll be in very safe hands, get great results and it will also be fun! Every one of you is totally unique and I can translate that into a casting headshot that will really work for you.


After training at Mountview and working in theatre throughout the ‘80s and early ‘90s I realized that the performing life wasn’t for me and decided instead to turn my love of photography into a full time occupation.

As a former actor myself, I really understand what it’s like having your photos taken – some of you adore it and some of you absolutely hate it - but I can promise I’ll take good care of you and give you just as much TLC as you want. I’ll also give clear direction and make sure you get the sort of casting shots you need, whether you’re a drama student, recent graduate or seasoned professional.

Hello! I'm Claire and I would love to do your headshots

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My dad was a photographer and that influenced me from an early age. It feels like I’ve always had a camera in my hand, trying to capture those elusive moments. I just LOVE people’s faces (quirky and characterful, stunningly beautiful - I love them all) and the way the eyes reveal every emotion takes my breath away. If your eyes are alive in your headshots they will work and I will make sure that happens.



Over the years I’ve developed a main headshot style that’s natural, fresh and captures your particular energy – let’s call it you on your best day - that any casting director will recognize when you walk in the room. And getting you into that room is without doubt the most important thing to achieve in a successful headshot. Together we’ll identify your ‘natural’ casting type and make sure we get stand out images that reflect that, plus others to show your further casting potential. Of late there’s been a huge shift towards colour images and a more commercial look, particularly suitable for TV, film, US and musical theatre castings. So dependent on your casting type and personal preference I can tailor the style of the shoot to your individual needs.




All shoots for the foreseeable future will be fresh-air studio with studio background. Shoot time of an hour and a half and a maximum of three changes of top. You will have a mirror and hand washing facilities outdoors and changes of tops will be behind a screen. You will have use of a toilet indoors but you will need to wear a mask and gloves for that, which I will provide. I'll be social distancing and wearing a mask for the session but promise it will still be fun and very creative, resulting in great shots of course!


The BUDGET STUDIO SHOOT special price is £200 with 3 retouches included.

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I am delighted and proud to be a Founder Member of the APHP, the Association of Professional Headshot Photographers, and to be qualified as LBIPP with the British Institute of Professional Photography.

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