HEADSHOTS & PORTRAITS

Headshots are one of the most requested services offered by Stand Out Studio. We have the skills and expertise to create high quality, engaging portraits for corporate, casting or portfolio use.

Investing in a high-quality, professional headshots is an investment in your personal brand. It shows you at your best, the way you want prospective clients to see you. However, having a headshot taken might not be your top priority. It could simply be because you don’t love having your picture taken, you might be questioning whether headshots are worth the investment, or perhaps, you've just been too busy to fit it into your schedule.

If you’re on the fence about booking a headshot, we’ve got a few good reasons that just might sway you.

your headshot helps build relationships

Do you want to form a connection with your customers? Show them your face.

People don't build connections with businesses, they form relationships with people. A company that displays nothing more than logos, text, and stock images appears lifeless and unrelatable. But by sharing photographs of the living, breathing people behind your business, you present a more personal side that customers can identify with.

A great headshot helps you and your brand appear authentic and genuine, key ingredients in forming relationships with prospective customers.

Headshot photography in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham by Stand Out Studio Ltd.

The key ingredient: A great headshot helps your brand to appear authentic and genuine. (James Moinet, director of Kitchen Garden Foods and Wolfys - Picture by Carl Hewlett © Stand Out Studio Ltd)

Your portraits should match your brand

When you hear “headshot” or “corporate portrait”, you might envision an expensively dressed professional in front of a solid background, looking directly at the camera.

While traditional portraits like these are very common - especially in more formal businesses - they aren’t the only style of headshot taken. Your portrait style should be consistent with your brand personality and the image you want to exude.

Many of our clients are now taking a more genuine approach to photography of their teams. To see some examples of the more relaxed headshots and environmental portraits that we've shot recently for brands across Gloucestershire, take a look at our portfolio.

Headshot photography in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham by Stand Out Studio Ltd.

Portraits can be more genuine when shot in your office surroundings like this picture from a series of team images photographed for Kava Communications. (Picture by Carl Hewlett © Stand Out Studio Ltd)

Your headshot from 2008 is outdated

If you're still using a headshot from 10 years ago, it’s time for a new one. Your headshot shouldn't be of a younger version of yourself. We strongly recommend retaking your photo every couple of years to keep things up to date.

And it’s not just age that matters. Consider having a new portrait taken with any major change: growing a beard, drastically colouring your hair, shaving your head, new glasses, major weight loss, etc. Embrace your individuality and all of the things that make you who YOU are.

A good rule of thumb: your photo should be an accurate representation of what people would see if they met you in person today.

Headshot photography in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham by Stand Out Studio Ltd.

Keep it current: Considering updating you headshot every few years. (Kieran Lockey - Picture by Carl Hewlett © Stand Out Studio Ltd)

Your headshot can be used for more than just your LinkedIn profile

With so much business being conducted online, it’s difficult to make yourself memorable. By adding a professional headshot to your website, social media profiles, email signature, or media publication, you will stand out and make a solid first impression.

Speaking of websites, did you know that a company “About” page is one of the most visited pages of any site? And it makes complete sense. When people visit your website, they’re looking to learn more about you and your business. Sharing a photo of yourself helps visitors put a face to a name and feel as though they’ve already been introduced.

Headshot photography in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham by Stand Out Studio Ltd.

First impressions: Photographs of you team help customers put a face to a name. (Headshot for WSP Solicitors - Picture by Carl Hewlett © Stand Out Studio Ltd)

Your headshot needs to be professionally photographed

When it comes to headshots, you get what you pay for. No matter your industry, you cannot use a poor-quality photo as your headshot. That means no selfies, no amateur photography, and no cropping yourself out of a group photo taken at the last Christmas party. Don't risk looking sloppy or unprofessional. Your portrait should reflect your reputation and competence.

With a professional photographer, all you have to do is show up looking camera-ready. The rest is in their hands. They’ll guide your posing and expressions, and bring out the very best in you. A professional can also offer a small amount of editing to touch up any blemishes or flyaway hairs.

Over the years, Stand Out Studio photographer Carl Hewlett has photographed more people than he can remember: entrepreneurs, small business owners, CEOs of large corporations, entire company teams, as well as many celebrities and members of the Royal family. Stand Out Studio have photographed people in every industry and from all walks of life, helping them project an image and style unique to themselves and their profession.

Headshot photography in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham by Stand Out Studio Ltd.

Your portrait should reflect your reputation and competence. (Nutritionist Justin Mace - Picture by Carl Hewlett © Stand Out Studio Ltd)

Pricing & Packages

Simple Studio Headshot Session

- Standard low-key shoot on black background
- 30 minute session at our studio in Stroud
- Colour & monochrome versions of each image
- Edited images supplied via our client gallery
- Prints available to purchase direct from your gallery


£90+VAT

Corporate Location Headshots

- Location shoot at your office or home
- White, black or environmental background
- One hour shooting time to photograph multiple members of staff (£60+VAT p/hr thereafter)
- Edited images supplied via our client gallery


£145+VAT

Casting Headshot Package

- One hour shoot at our studio including hi & lo-key backgrounds
- A further hour on location near to the studio for lifestyle portraits
- Edited images supplied via our client gallery
- Prints available to purchase direct from your gallery


£120+VAT

Get in touch to book

Use the form below to book or enquire about our headshot sessions and we'll get back to you with more information as soon as possible.


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