How much does headshot photography cost?


How much does headshot photography cost?

Mar 22, 2018

The average cost of headshot photography is £100.00 (based on the UK average). Considering that a headshot photography session is usually an hour long this often only covers the costs of the photographers time taking the photographs and editing them afterwards.

This rate though can, and does, vary between photographers based on their experience, the length of the session and the number of photographs you want as a result.

There are times though when you have your own budget for a project or headshot photography. If you would like to find out if I can provide your headshot photography within your budget please visit my Headshot Photography page and fill in the request form.


As with most things though there are certain factors that will affect the cost of your headshot photography.

Type of Headshot

What is the reason for your headshot photography?

Professional, modelling, actor, and glamour headshots are all taken in a unique style and will require different and sometimes more complex setups. The complexity of a set up will either affect that amount of time available to take your heashot or will result in your headshot photography session being longer.

Be specific about the headshot photography that you would like as this will ensure that the headshot photographer knows what you are looking for and can prepare and price correctly.

Number of Different Headshots

This goes back to the type of headshot that you are looking for. What is it you are trying to achieve with the headshot photography and what will it be used for?

Depending on where you want to use the headshots and how they will be used will have an an impact on the number of photographs you eventually need.

If it is headshot photography to update your profile photograph you may only need a couple of shots. However if you are looking to use them on a website or in a portfolio it could be worth thinking about what you will be doing in the future. Are there plans there where the photographs could be taken now? It would save you if you had those photographs done at the same time.


Are the photographs to be taken indoors or outside?

Whichever you prefer a suitable location will be needed. Many photographers use a studio which will have an impact on the price (they do have to pay for the premises). Do you have space available or will a venue need to be hired?

This would need to be taken into consideration. Do you know of somewhere that can be used for the location or do you need the photographer to find somewhere for you. If the photographer needs to find it this could impact the cost as they will need to do the research, especially if it is in a location that they have not used before.


If you are looking for headshot photography it does pay to do your homework firt and think about what it is you really want from your headshot photography session.

If you have thought about this and would like to find out if I can help you with your project please feel free to complete the request form on my Headshot Photography page. I reply to all requests and help out where I can.