About Me


Hi! I’m Karen. I’ve been shooting actors for over 10 years now and I love what I do, the whole process for me is a joy. It’s my job to help you relax and enjoy the shoot.

As an actress I wanted a photographer who could lead me throughout the shoot so I knew what we were trying to achieve and this is exactly what I do.

I believe in having fun, use your nerves as you would for a casting to bring energy and passion. Feel as if you are speaking to the camera or reading a monologue.

I am the recommended photographer for several London agencies and it is great when I hear that my shots are helping actors get work.

My theatrical images have been published and I have exhibited my backstage work at a central London theatre.

I am still a working actress and now also a mum to two beautiful girls!

FAQ


  • Where are you based?
    I am in Colliers Wood on the Northern Line southbound in Zone 3. Full address is given at the time of booking.
  • Do you offer advice on clothes/make-up/facial hair?
    My confirmation email includes full details but I suggest that you take a good selection of tops that make you feel good and are comfortable to wear.
    Ladies, I don’t usually advise on using a make-up artist as it’s important that your head shot looks as you would for a casting. Basic make-up is best to start with and we can add to it as we shoot for a stronger look.
    Men, you are welcome to shave half way through the shoot for a clean shaven look.
  • What is included in the retouching?
    Natural retouching includes contrast, tone, blemishes, stray hairs, under eye bags etc. I do not overly retouch or air brush as the image needs to be an honest representation of you.
  • How long is the shoot?
    Each shoot lasts as long as is necessary to achieve what we both want but my standard shoot usually lasts up to 2 hours and my creative portfolio shoot up to 3 hours.
  • Are there indoor facilities at your location?
    Yes, toilet, kitchen, somewhere private to change etc.
  • How do you accept payment
    By cash, cheque or bank transfer.
  • Do I receive all the images taken?
    I don’t supply raw files or proofs, post-production work is part of the shoot. You will be supplied with images that are of the best quality and ready to use. I keep all the images on file and you can order further retouched images at any stage.
    If you would like all the proofs from the shoot to look through in more detail at a later stage I can send them as low resolution files for £20 but please note: all images need to be retouched to be used.
  • Do you provide prints?
    No. Most casting directors and agents will use websites or email to send and receive images. I do recommend Visualeyes though for your printing needs.
  • Do you shoot at the weekend?
    Yes, by special arrangement I can shoot weekends at no extra charge.
  • What are your working hours?
    I can generally shoot from 9am until a last shoot start at 3pm, which allows for the best use of daylight depending on the time of year.
  • What are your turnaround times?
    Proofs are generally sent to you within 48 hours of the shoot. Retouched images usually within 4 working days from receiving your chosen selection. If you do have an imminent deadline a quicker turnaround can be arranged.
  • Who owns the Copyright once the photograph has been taken?
    The photographer (as the author of the image) owns the copyright to the images.
    All images may be reproduced in relation to the artists’ personal publicity. For any other usage please contact me.