Models and Entertainers

Whether you are an actor or business person, singer or job seeker, your headshot is a critical element to your success. How often you get called into casting meetings and how many inquiries are coming from your LinkedIn profile is an indicator of whether or not your headshot is working for you. If the phone isn’t ringing, you might want to check your headshot.

Is your “portfolio” filled with images you cropped while on vacation, holding a fruity rum drink? Are you leaning over the shoulder of someone cropped from the shot? Are your eyes pointed with red from a flash? Is your image background busy or shadowy? Is your face hidden or shaded? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time for a new headshot.

Regardless of how professional the photography, the key question should be “Does my current headshot photo look like me?” Hairstyles change. People gain or lose weight. Style and fashion change. People get plastic surgery and change their look.  If you no longer look like yourself, then it’s time for a new head shot.

As a general rule, child actors and actresses need new headshots every 6-8 months. Agents and managers may require several updates as a part of their contract with you. Adult actors and actresses should get new headshots every year. Your headshot is critical to your success – update often!