Professional Headshots2022-04-07T11:29:28+00:00

Professional Headshots to help you stand out

Do your professional headshots give off the right image?  First impressions matter, especially in business. With everything moving online these days, it’s more important than ever to have your online presence polished.

A headshot should shout ‘professional, yet approachable’. You want others to see you as someone who invests in their self-image, helping to push your career or business to new heights.

A professional headshot can make the difference between you being seen as bland, or brilliant. How do you want to be seen?

Easy as 1,2,3

Don’t know how to pose? Or what to do with your face? Not a problem! With over 8 years as a professional photographer, I’m confident in the process. I’ll coach you throughout, calming any nerves and finding your best angles.

We’ve got time for a coffee, and you can see your images on a big screen throughout the shoot. You’ll be able to leave excited about the photos, knowing that we captured you at your best.

Need a few portraits alongside your headshots? No problem, I’ve got you covered.

Once the shoot is finished, we sit down together and go through the photos. You can decide which ones you’d like to purchase, knowing you only buy exactly what you need. These are then fully retouched to remove any blemishes, and add my signature style.

Shoots take place at my private studio space in Stockport.

Omo
Omo
2022-01-18
Paul was very responsive, prompt, professional and he came through with my very amazing-quality headshots on such short notice. Would absolutely recommend!
Richard Hamer
Richard Hamer
2021-12-20
Paul was fantastic from start to finish, he is very knowledgeable and showed professionalism throughout to ensure my photos were of excellent quality
Gail Busby
Gail Busby
2021-12-14
I was tired of uninspired photographs of myself taken at work, so decided to hire a photographer. I was very impressed at Paul's website and quickly decided to book in with him. I was not disappointed. He was very pleasant, polite, chatty and immediately put me at ease and made the experience enjoyable. I was provided with tons of photos to choose from and ended up with 3 instead of the intended 2 as it was impossible to choose! I would recommend him highly. I have replaced all of my work/website photos with Paul's images.
Aaron Garland
Aaron Garland
2021-12-14
Paul made me feel super comfortable and had such a great focus on what I wanted from the headshots. My end result was more than I could have asked for and I've already recommended him to a few of my acting friends who are established in the industry. He was also best money value for the quality of photos by a long way! Definitely recommend 🙂
FZ Member
FZ Member
2021-10-06
I had some actors headshots taken a month ago at Pauls studio in Vernon mill. The studio itself was very pleasant and modern with an airy feel. The whole photo shoot experience was very positive. Paul was extremely friendly, chatty and welcoming, and made me feel at ease. He talked me through the whole process very well. He was very professional and helpful, and happily gave input in choosing outfits during the shoot as it was my first time so i was a little clueless. We went through the images as we went along. The turnaround time for the images was very quick and the selection process was easy to navigate. The final images were of high quality and very natural. Would highly recommend.
elliot ashton
elliot ashton
2021-09-03
Had my headshots taken by Paul at the end end of August 2021. Paul was extremely professional and was very helpful with chosing the correct facial expressions and choosing which photos work best. He is a lot of fun to work with and very chatty which is always great! would deffo recommend getting headshots done by Paul!
Andrew Braithwaite
Andrew Braithwaite
2021-08-17
Had a great shoot with Paul to get some headshots done for work. Really happy with the results!
Mud 4
Mud 4
2021-08-16
I had a really positive and collaborative experience on my photo session with Paul. I needed some headshots and he didn't disappoint. He's a true professional and knows how to get the best results! I highly recommend him, he's very down to earth and makes you feel comfortable with him whilst putting you at ease with the camera.
Ben Smith
Ben Smith
2021-08-12
I needed some photos for my job/linked in etc and arranged via Paul. He was quick to respond, and I was soon booked in - he made the experience really relaxed and put me at ease when despite the fact I hate having my photo taken! Really happy with the output and would have no hesitation in recommending him!
Lottifer's Attic
Lottifer's Attic
2021-06-21
Absolutely fantastic experience. Paul made me feel completely at ease straight away and the whole shoot was easy and enjoyable. I will definitely be going back to get more headshots in the future.

Team Headshots

If you require a set of team headshots for your company or staff, I can certainly help! Whether its 5, or 500, I can tailor the session to suit your needs.

I can come to you, creating a small studio space inside your offices. This allows me to control the light perfectly, so everyone will be captured at their finest.

For this option, please contact me directly, so I can talk you through the options.

Pricing

I’m currently running a special offer! My usual session fee is £120, but that is reduced to only £60 for a limited time.

You pay just £60 for the sitting fee, and then you just purchase however many photos you require on top.

Each image is professionally retouched, and only costs £30.

Sessions also include:

  • Wardrobe consultation before the session if required
  • Up to 1 hour of session time (although if you’re in a rush, we can be done in as little as 20 minutes)
  • Helpful guides before the shoot (what to wear, how to do your hair and makeup, etc)
  • Coaching throughout the shoot, so we can capture your best angles and expressions
  • Photos delivered in different sizes and crops, for different platforms

I stand by my work.

I’m proud of my work, so I offer a 100% money back guarantee on my professional headshots. At the end of the session, if you don’t love your new photos then I will give you your money back.

No ifs, no buts. I truly believe my images will help you to stand out, and that’s why I’m confident to offer this guarantee.

To book a shoot and start upgrading your images, please use the calender below. (Times outside of these may be available, just contact me directly to discuss).

Booking

Frequently Asked Questions

Never had your headshot taken before, and unsure what to expect? Never fear! Below are a series of my most commonly asked questions.
If you have any questions that don’t appear here, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Where does the shoot take place?2020-06-30T11:41:02+00:00

Currently shoots will take place in my light and airy studio space in Vernon Mill, Stockport. Location work is possible too, and I’m happy to discuss this.

Can we shoot outdoors?2020-03-11T12:05:40+00:00

For headshot and headshot plus sessions, I prefer to keep these indoors. It gives more control with the light and means I can really craft the final image.

Portrait sessions are best when we have a variety in environments, so I am happy to capture these indoors or out.

How do I book a session?2020-06-30T11:44:21+00:00

Just drop me an email or call, and I can get you in the calendar. All bookings require a 50% deposit to secure the date.

The additional 50% payment is taken on day of the shoot, via bank transfer or credit/debit card.

What should I wear?2020-03-11T12:05:00+00:00

I recommend bringing a few clothing options, so we can decide on the day what works best for you.

As a rule of thumb, don’t bring ‘busy’ patterns (plain colours are often best), and avoid anything with obvious logos on.

If you’re unsure, I’m happy to talk it through with you on the phone or email.

How should I do my hair and makeup?2022-02-22T14:12:34+00:00

For those with long hair, I’d recommend wearing it in your usual preferred style. But bring a bobble or clip, so we can try a few different styles out on the day if necessary.

With makeup, less is more. It’s easy for me to retouch out slight blemishes or unwanted extras like spots. But it’s difficult to remove excessive makeup on the computer.

Please see here for more information: https://www.paulrichardson.co.uk/makeup-hair-headshot-photography/

I had a spot appear! What should I do?2020-03-11T12:04:22+00:00

Don’t fret, it can easily be removed on the computer later. In general, I would prefer for you to leave it as it, rather than try to hide it with a lot of makeup.

How much do you retouch images?2020-03-11T12:04:04+00:00

My general rule of thumb is to remove temporary things (spots/blemishes/loose hairs, etc), and leave things that are part of who you are, such as scars.

If you have anything specifically that you would prefer for me to remove, feel free to let me know on the day.

Can I have all of my photos unretouched?2022-02-22T14:11:17+00:00

I put my heart and soul into each retouched image that I release into the world. As such when an image has my name attached to it as the photographer, I want to make sure it meets my high standards.

Handing out unretouched images can mean they inevitably get out into the wild or are retouched strangely by someone else. As such I only deliver the retouched images with my sessions.

How many photos will I get?2022-02-22T14:11:44+00:00

Session fees come with no photos included, and they can be purchased for £30 per image. Each image will be professionally retouched.

When will I get my photos?2020-03-11T12:03:07+00:00

You will receive an online gallery within 48 hours of the shoot, where you can access and select your final photos. Once these are selected there could be up to a 2-week period whilst they are edited – but often it is much faster.
If you require a particularly fast turnaround time, this can be purchased as an optional extra

What is your booking policy?2022-02-25T12:27:31+00:00

To book a session, I require the full sitting fee to be paid up front.

If you want to cancel the shoot up to 7 days prior to the date, I can provide a full refund.

Up to 48 hours before the shoot I’m happy to use the deposit against a different date.

Any shoots that are cancelled less than 48 hours before the shoot will be subject to no return of the sitting fee.

How will I receive my images?2022-02-22T14:12:10+00:00

All photos are delivered digitally. You’ll get an online gallery where you can view and download them.

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