Kevin Thom - Hamilton, Toronto, Ontario Photographer

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Headshots for actors, musicians, and other artists

Headshot package - $400

Price valid until July 31, 2014

actor's headshotA headshot is a very useful thing. It's like a business card. But more than that, it must instantly convey the subject's personality and character. It must seize the viewer's attention. For actors in particular, this is important, because you only have a split second to catch that casting director's eye.

At the same time, it can not deviate too far from the standard headshot composition that is designed to show the basics of someone's appearance. For this reason, it's always my goal to create headshots that are like visual resumes: they should convey an actor's extraordinary attributes as succinctly as possible.

I decided to go with Kevin Thom and I am very happy I did. I had trouble choosing because there were so many shots I loved. Kevin Thom is relaxed yet professional, listens to what you want and delivers flattering photos in a shockingly timely fashion.‎”

- Laura Salvas, actor

Actors are not the only people who need headshots. Musicians, performers and business people can get headshots too.

I have a standard package for headshots. This package includes the following:

  • A photoshoot of approximately one hour
  • Two or three outfit changes. I suggest you bring dressy, trendy and casual outfits.
  • Approximately 50 exposures
  • A password-protected web gallery of proofsProofs are web-sized versions of the photos that you can use to select your final choices. They will have a watermark on them to protect them from being copied or printed.
  • Two finalized images with blemishes touched up and color calibrated for printing
  • I'll prepare your photos in a printable headshot layout with your name on the bottom
  • I'll also provide your chosen photos in high resolution JPG for submission to print media, and web resolution JPG for use on websites
  • I'll provide your finalized images on CD or for Internet download
  • A license to use the two finalized photos for your personal promotional needs. You'll be able to print as many headshots as you wish.
  • The optional professional hair and makeup artist costs $120. If you'd like to hire a hair and makeup artist, please allow me a week to coordinate the dates and make sure we can have someone available for you.

Hair and makeup

hair and makeup artist for portraits and headshots

I work with a number of very talented and skilled hair and makeup artists. Even if you do your own hair and makeup every day, I recommend that you hire a professional for your photos. The pros know how to get your look "just right" for the camera. Makeup for photography is slightly different and requires more perfection than everyday makeup. The cost is $120 for this service.

How to book your headshots shoot

  1. Contact me to discuss your headshots. You can find my contact info at the bottom of this page. We'll talk about the intended purpose, decide if you need a hair and makeup artist, and answer any of your questions about the process.
  2. While we're on the phone, we'll decide a date for your shoot. Typically I need about a week to line everything up, but if you're in a real hurry, we may be able do it sooner.
  3. Pay your deposit for the shoot. The deposit is 50% of the fee for the shoot. It holds your reservation on that time slot. The deposit is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel or re-schedule, you may do so up to 48 hours before your shoot without losing the deposit. You can visit my Payment Page for more information about making your deposit.
  4. Once I've received your deposit, we're all ready to go. You just need to show up for your shoot and let me take care of the rest!

What to bring

  • Two or three different outfits representing the styles you'd like to portray in your headshots. I recommend casual, slightly dressy, and trendy outfits. You should try to avoid colors that are too loud and bright, and also avoid strong patterns, logos, or other distracting elements in your clothing.
  • If you have dry or chapped lips, consider bringing some lip balm or chapstick.
  • If you have red eyes, consider bringing some eye drops, like Visine.
  • If you've arranged with me for a hair and makeup artist, show up with clean hair and no makeup on. If you are doing your own hair and makeup, please arrive with your styling already done. You can bring hair products and makeup to do touchups and adjustments here if you wish.
  • Bring some music that you like to listen to. It's not mandatory, but it's fun!
  • Payment for the photo shoot, and the hair and makeup if you've chosen that option.

More questions?

To contact me by email:

I respond to all emails sent to me. If you are using Hotmail or mail, you might find my replies in your Junk folder. If you find my mail in there, please click the Not Junk button.

My email address is

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Think about it: Your headshot represents you when you're not there. So, it should express something about you, and show you as you want to be seen. Your headshot should not only show your appearance, but your attitude and personality too.

Click to see some sample headshots.

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