Get headshots as unique as you are

Your headshots should show you at your best

Whether you’re getting headshots for business, acting or modeling, your headshot should represent who you really are and what you want to present to the world.

Your face is one-of-a-kind. That’s why my approach to headshots is to make each one unique. I work closely with you to make sure your headshot captures exactly what it is that makes you an individual. That means getting the lighting, expression, colors and all aspects of the photo exactly right to highlight your best aspects and make sure your headshot will stand head and shoulders above the crowd.

I’ve worked with hundreds of actors, models, dancers, musicians and business people. In each headshot session, it’s my goal to create a fun, relaxed and productive environment to draw out the very best from each person who sits in front of my camera.

Book a session with me and find out why I’m a top recommendation of casting directors, agents and repeat customers.

What Kevin’s clients are saying about their headshots

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

Everyone is very happy with their photos and the whole experience! You are professional, friendly and fun and when you combine that with excellent work, it’s a winning combination.

Tracey Cottrell

MD Management Ltd.

The photos are really wonderful. You did an amazing job. I was nervous about having my photo taken, and it was really a wonderful experience from start to finish.

Rachel Schwarz

Actor

I loved having my photographs taken with Kevin. He made the experience relaxing, fun and thoroughly enjoyable. One of the delightful dimensions of the experience was ending up with a photo that perfectly captured some of the personal qualities that I really appreciate about myself. Definitely a ‘two thumbs up’ experience!

Sharon MacQueen

Leadership Coach

Headshots package – $400

Price valid until August 31, 2017

My standard headshots 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 50-100 exposures
  • A password-protected web gallery of proofs
  • 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 by 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.
  • Additional finalized images are available at a cost of $35 each.
  • The optional professional hair and makeup artist costs $150 plus HST. If you’d like me to hire a hair and makeup artist for you, please allow me a week to coordinate the dates and make sure we can have someone available for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a shoot?
  • Fill out the form on this page and submit it. I’ll contact you back so we can talk about your headshots, decide if you need a hair and makeup artist, and answer any of your questions about the process.
  • Together, we’ll decide a date and time 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 do I 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!
What should I wear?

Acting Headshots

The focus of your headshots will be you, so you don’t want to be wearing anything distracting. I usually advise people to avoid very bright colors and clothing that has prominent writing and logos on it. Try not to wear white. It can really create a glaring bright spot in the photo! I would also avoid flashy jewelry and accessories. It’s important to wear clothing that matches the type of roles that you wish to land in your auditions. That being said, the standard advice of bring three looks–casual, trendy and business–is fairly tried and true. You’ll come out of your headshots session with versatile photos if you do this.

However, if you are set on being cast in specific types of roles, you should make sure that you bring clothing that might be suitable for that type of role. However, I’d only recommend that if you’re absolutely sure how you’d like to be cast.

Business Headshots

The most important thing is to wear something that matches the business image you wish to portray. For instance, if your headshots are for your corporate law firm, don’t wear a tanktop and cut-off jean jacket. In fact, I don’t ever recommend this particular combination of clothing, for anyone! Similarly, don’t wear a tuxedo if your headshots are for your auto repair shop’s website. Wear what you might wear if you were meeting an important client, because your important clients are going to see these photos! Most of all, common sense should dictate the wardrobe for your business headshots.

Do I need a hair & makeup artist?

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. I would be happy to arrange hair and makeup services for you if you wish. The cost is $150 plus HST for this service.

What kind of touchups do you do on my headshots?

For headshots, I will do minimal touchups on the final images you choose. I’ll cover blemishes, even out skin tone, and ensure that your eyes look clear and sharp. I also adjust color and calibrate it for printing. The main objective is not to make you look like a magazine beauty queen (or king), but to get a photo that captures your personality and looks like you at your very best.

Can I use a headshot as my profile picture on social media?

Yes, of course! A headshot is a great image for use in social media because it is self-representational. We want to get a photo that looks like you on your very best day, so why not use this kind of photo to show who you are on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ or even MySpace? We don’t judge.

What is an image license?

The image license that I distribute with most of my photo packages gives you permission to use the licensed photos that you’ve purchased for your personal and promotional needs. That means you may copy, print and distribute that licensed image. However, you may not sell that image to anyone else.

Can I license additional images on top of the ones included in my package?

Yes, of course! You may purchase licences for as many additional images as you wish from the proofs that I’ve provided to you. The base price for a headshot image license is $35 plus HST. The price goes down if you wish to purchase several of them.

What is your policy on deposits?

To confirm your shoot date, you must first pay a deposit of 50% of the total cost of the shoot, including hair and makeup if you’ve chosen to hire the hair and makeup artist. The deposit is non-refundable, and is due no less than one week before your shoot date. You may reschedule your shoot without losing your deposit if you give at least 48 hours notice.

What are proofs?
Proofs are low resolution versions of the photos we took during your photo shoot. They have a light watermark over them that indicates that the image is a proof. Proofs do not have any touchups or adjustments done to them. A proof is like a draft version of the photo. Their purpose is to allow you to choose the best photos from the shoot to be finalized.
How are my finished photos delivered to me?

I will provide your finished photos in digital format. The photos will be delivered in high resolution JPG files for printing and web resolution JPG files for sharing on the Internet (social media, profile pictures, emailing to agents, etc.). When your finished photos are ready, I’ll email you a link to download the photo package.

Talk to me about your headshots.

 

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