LOOKING THE PART
By now most people have pretty much figured out that a “selfie” doesn’t always look great on your social media or blown-up on your homestead wall. Whether you’re after a photograph for a particular event or looking for an interesting gift idea you can now have an arresting set of groomed portraits shot in conjunction with Big Jim’s Trims, by an award-winning photographer that will show you (or yours) at their very best.
A UNIQUE PACKAGE:
Our Professional Portrait Shoot includes the following:
- Grooming and Styling from Big Jim’s Trims in their nearby salon.*
- Professional Make-up with our resident Film & TV Make-Up Artist Amrita Dhanjal.
- A pre-shoot consultation with Award-Winning Photographer Mark Esper on how to get the best out of your shoot.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR LOOK:
A picture can say a thousand words but it’s quite often the first impression that counts. With many years of experience in shooting both documentary and fashion subjects Mark Esper has learnt how to get the right shot first and fast. By understanding what aspect of your personality you want to convey he regularly helps people to look their best. For Mark, it all boils down to one thing: “In a word, it has to be authenticity. The clear sense that what I’m looking at is a real photo. You can’t connect with an image if there’s nothing genuine to hold on to in the first place.”
Some angles work better than others and it’s this experience that Mark brings with him to every shoot. By properly understanding what you’re after he can help you look your best and capture your essence with integrity. By taking the time to properly understand your needs you should be soon looking the part in your new photos.
Depending on the weather and your preference, your shoot can be either indoors or outdoors (or both) so that you get the right result. Ideally by bringing a change of clothing for 2 different looks (e.g. casual/business or “in” / “out” of character) we can make the most of your shoot.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOUR SHOOT:
Towards the end of your shoot you’ll review your portraits with Mark over a cup of tea (or coffee if you prefer). Looking through the shoot he will help you select six final images. These will then be edited & lightly retouched. The intention of a good retouch is to show the best version of you whilst not creating a distorted presentation. Ideally a great retouch* is one that doesn’t look retouched. After a final review, each of the final six retouched casting portraits (both in black & white and colour) will be sent to you by email for secure download.
- Grooming & Consultation at Big Jim’s Trims: 1 hour
- Make Up & Shoot: 2 hours
£300.00 (Additional retouched images can be supplied at an additional cost of £15.00 each)
BIG JIM’S TRIMS SHOOT DETAILS:
Your casting portraits will take place in our home studio in Chiswick, London. Both Big Jim’s Trims and our shoot location are only a 5 minute walk from Turnham Green tube station (if travelling by public transport). Metered street parking is available outside as well. Upon receipt of payment you will be sent a full confirmation email including a brief summary of your shoot, inc. address details and useful tips to help you prepare.
Please note: Non-attendance without prior notification 24 hours beforehand will result in the loss of your fee. In the event of a cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances you will naturally be offered a full refund or alternate shooting date (as you prefer).
* Grooming takes the form of a hair cut and some light trimming. If you would like any other treatments, they are available at an extra cost and with timescales allowing.
** Retouching includes tone and colour correction, removal of any dark circles under eyes / any temporary skin blemishes, so as to show ‘the best version of you’ without being misleading.
*** One discount code per customer per shoot.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
If you have any questions about setting up a shoot for casting portraits and would like to enquire about the availability of a particular date prior to booking please fill the form below or use the contact details on this site.
*All asterisked fields must be filled in before sending.