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Professional Headshots

For whatever the reason, if you need a technically amazing photograph of how you look, it’s time to invest in some professional headshots.

What is a Professional Headshot?

There are lot of types of portraiture within the world of photography. What makes a professional headshot a professional headshot is that it is shot in a technically skilled way to document how the subject/model looks in real life. There are many uses for a professional image like this including:

  • Press releasing/announcing something to the public.
  • To maintain your reputation as a professional within your field.
  • To position yourself as an expert within your world/community/industry.
  • For auditions and or publicity as a performing artist.
  • For go-see’s or being signed to a professional model agency.
  • Entering the world of up-market online dating.
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Pilates Professional Headshots of Jo Proctor shot by Laura Pearman Creative

If you know you need a professional photo, but after reading this list you feel that professional headshots don’t hit the spot for you, you might need a different style of photography. Here are 2 explainer videos to help you with this:

Professional Headshots of Clive Perry Sunderland Painter and Decorator - Shot by © Laura Pearman Creative

Planning for a professional headshot doesn’t take a huge amount of planning and pre-production. You may have gathered up your own ideas or inspirations to show me as examples for how you want the final set of images to look, or you may wish to follow my suggestions.

In some scenarios you may have been issued with a precise specification on what the final photography needs to look like. This is common with applications to performing arts schools and courses, and sometimes with the press.

So that you can feel assured that the result is going to be fit for purpose, I keep the planning relatively flexible to accommodate your requirements. Often, we can plan together via email or a quick chat on the phone or zoom before your shoot day.

How Professional Headshots Photography Works


Preparation will include:

  • A planning call/zoom or couple of emails.
  • Shoot Production Planning: Logistics, Specifications & Contingency


Execution will include:

  • 30minutes of professional headshot photography time.
  • Coaching and guidance on posing to create a wide range of appropriate results.


Completion will include:

  • Presenting a gallery of images from our professional headshots shoot day.
  • Working together to narrow this collection down to the best 7 images.
  • Retouching the final collection.
  • Optimising the final collection for SEO performance.
  • Fulfilling exact technical specifications (if you have any).
  • Delivering the final collection to your preferred cloud storage.
  • Commercial licensing so you don’t need to worry about copyright.

The Results

You can add to your growing collection of professional headshots or begin a new collection of professional headshots to support your plans to grow your career and/or fulfil your dreams.

Why Choose this service?

  • It’s time for you to show up and stand out (for all the right reasons).
  • Work fast and efficiently with a remote/in-person hybrid service that fits your schedule.
  • Get serious. Use the years of experience and refined skill of a qualified professional photographer instead of winging it with a selfie.
  • Build your confidence with some expert posing coaching.

The Investment

You can add more images into your final collection of 7 images if you wish. Additional Images are £35 each. Very detailed finishing requirements may come with an additional design fee, but this will be made clear to you before you book with a custom quote. Payment Plan Available.


Swift Service and Fuss-Free

I needed a quick update on my professional headshots and after meeting Laura at a networking session decided to book her. The shoot was fantastically fast which worked within my busy schedule and I’m pleased with the final results. Swift service and fuss-free. Would recommend.

Paul Steel – Financial Planning

Business Headshot for Paul Steel Mortgage and Financial Advisor Newcastle upon Tyne
Paul Steel
Financial Planning

I have had great feedback

I booked a professional headshots photoshoot with Laura to coincide with a conference I was speaking at, as I’d seen some of the work she’d done for colleagues in my industry and it was great!
Despite having a very busy schedule on the day, Laura didn’t try to rush my session and found several locations to give a variety of different, interesting backdrops.
She put me at ease and I think that showed in the results! I have had great feedback on the photos I chose from the session, which I continue to use to this day.

Dr Julia Bramble – Social Media Manager

Professional Headshot Dr Julia Bramble Social Media Manager. Devon
Dr Julia Bramble

Fast AND Fantastic!

After meeting Laura at another photoshoot, I knew she would be the photographer to get an updated professional headshot just right for me. She worked around my busy schedule and I really liked the final work. Great job, highly recommend this service.

Liam Hodgson – Associate Director Incendium Consulting

Business Headshot for Liam Hodgson Associate Director of Incendium Consulting
Liam Hodgson
Incendium Consulting

Now I can release my EP!

I heard about Laura through a couple of contacts, she came highly recommended. I had a really specific vision for how I wanted this shoot to come out. It had to represent my music and me as an artist. Laura was so respectful of that and she offered up several ways to shoot what was in my head. If you’re looking for a skilled creative collaborator, Laura is your gal.

Natty Lou – Singer-Songwriter

Professional Headshot of Natty Lou Singer Songwriter skilled creative collaborator
Natty Lou

Laura is now a part of the Fliprunway family

I saw Laura doing her thing at a conference and knew she would be a great addition to my Fliprunway community and events. We have loved working with Laura to help us with workshop retreat photography, speaking and shooting a conference. She’s photographed an awards event and has been a compare and judge at a virtual awards event! We consider Laura to be a part of the Fliprunway family and will continue to work with her in the future. Such a talent!

Myra Tomlin-Reed – Fliprunway

Bespoke Retreat Photography Myra Tomlin-Reed Fliprunway Paint Distribution. retreat photography Professional Headshots
Myra Tomlin-Reed

I got the job

Changing industries in your career is tough. I re-trained and got the qualifications but really needed that little bit extra to get invited to interviews. I decided to try adding a relevant headshot to my job applications. Laura took this brief and really ran with it, so much so that this professional headshot was actually a talking point at the interview and then I got the job! Well worth the investment, I shall continue to recommend her to anyone looking to change up their career.

Thom Crowder – Water Sampler Northumbria Water

Professional Headshot of Thom Crowder Water Production Operator Northumbria Water. Tyne and Wear
Thom Crowder
Northumbria Water

One of my best Creative Suppliers EVER

Laura is one of my best Creative suppliers EVER. Creating the magazine, and coaching has meant I have come into contact with hundreds of different creatives over the years from all over the world. Laura is one of THE best. She has a wonderful way with words and creates a hugely popular column for the magazine on branding and photography. We engaged her to shoot for the cover and also to shoot and direct a creative content crew when we covered a prestigious awards event. This is just the beginning, we will be hiring her a lot more in the future. Book her now, she’s worth the wait.

Tricia Scott- The Female CEO Magazine

Bespoke Photography for Tricia Scott Editor in Chief of The Female CEO Magazine. creative suppliers
Tricia Scott

So much more fun than I expected

Being able to build trust is hugely important in my line of work. People need to feel comfortable about letting me in their home or place of business. Laura has managed to get this into the creative professional headshots she did for me. I’m thrilled. It’s already making a difference in enquiries.

Clive Perry – Painter & Decorator

Business Headshots Clive Perry Painter and Decorator. Sunderland
Clive Perry
Clive Perry Painter & Decorator

Worth every penny

Working in marketing and public relations has a lot to do with image and reputation. It was crucial to me that my clients and future customers could see that I walked the talk and could be trusted. I had a bunch of scattered ideas when I decided to begin working with Laura on a Personal Brand Photoshoot project. She brought the best of these ideas together and over-delivered on planning, directing her creative crew, creating a social media buzz about the shoot, and creating subsequent content that showcased my business AND a collection of magnificent photos I love. If you’re looking to work with the real deal, you need to hire Laura. Trust me.

Kathryn Baird – Marketing Manager

Personal Brand Photography for Kathryn Baird PR & Marketing Manager Tyne and Wear. Worth every penny
Kathryn Baird

This proves how disruptive we really are

One of the most important drivers for this recruitment agency is to disrupt the market we are in. We wanted to underline this by using team photography that feels non-stuffy or overly corporate. Laura is so skilled at getting anyone to relax in front of the camera. We will continue to hire her to capture our growing team.

Amit Pandit – Founder of APT Search

Bespoke Photography for APT Search E-Discovery Team Headshots Session
Amit Pandit

She delivered on my vision

Laura and I first worked together back in the days when she had her studio in 2013. This shoot was an ultra-fun vintage pinup-style shoot, we connected that day and kept in touch. When it was time for me to launch my website and get ready for my book to be published in 2018 I had no hesitation in booking her to help me bring the vision in my mind of how I wanted everything to look and feel to life. Laura delivered on my vision, she can do the same for you and your Personal Branding too.

Ceryn Rowntree – Medium, Therapist, Writer and Guide

Personal Brand Photography for Ceryn Rowntree Medium, Intuitive Coach, Guide and Author. Northumberland. She delivered on my vision
Ceryn Rowntree

The results from this are still paying off in my business now.

Laura offering this in-a-day branding service in a way that respects my time felt like a perfect fit. The results from this are still paying off in my business now.

Jo Davidson – Female Leadership Coach.

Brand Strategy In A Day Jo Davidson Female Leadership Coach
Jo Davidson

So Creative

I wanted some relaxed and Professional Headshots. Laura brings such a creative take on how to explain what you do for a living in the photography she creates. I would never have come up with this idea on my own.

Caroline Ford – Mortgage Advisor

Business Headshots for Caroline Ford Mortgage Advisor. Northumberland
Caroline Ford
Metro Mortgages

Order AND Action. An incredible talent! Laura YOU are magical!!!!

It took me seconds to feel on a deep level that Laura is a Goddess of order and action. That’s pretty rare for a Creative Talent as big and beautiful as hers. Shooting with Laura in the gorgeous La Jolla San Diego was a truly magical couple of hours. She brought out the best of me and I LOVE the photography. It’s so much more than just a photo shoot when you work with Laura. She has laser-insight, knows SO MUCH about how to articulate a brand and what’s more, she can break all of those big ideas into order and action that feels manageable.

Trish McKinnley – Manifesting Goddess

order and action. Personal Brand Photography for Trish McKinnley Manifesting Goddess Guide. San Diego
Trish McKinnley

Exactly what we needed

Making my yoga studio a beautiful zen space in the middle of the city centre has been a labour of love. Laura came in and captured this mood so that we could show new members what it’s like to join or even just try out any of the classes we have to offer. Laura has helped us so much with creating more social media posts and updating the website. The content shoot service is a great option for any small business owner like me.

Lissa Foley-Hughes – Yogalilies | Life & Lilies

Content Photography for Lissa Foley-Hughes founder of Yogalilies and Life and Lilies
Lissa Foley-Hughes

I love my cover shot!

I am someone who absolutely hates getting my photo taken. The idea of a photo shoot filled me with so much dread. However, within 5 minutes, Laura had me completely relaxed and laughing – and even enjoying it! I am so pleased with how my cover shoot turned out. Laura has such a lovely way with you when she is shooting and can put even the most awkward at ease. I love the final results and am so proud of how it all came out in print too.

Elaine Parker – Serial Entrepreneur

Bespoke Photography of Elaine Parker SaferDate App Founder for The Female CEO Magazine Cover. Editorial Photography
Elaine Parker

I thought I was going to be nervous

I’d like to thank Laura for the great photoshoot experience she delivered for me. It was relaxed and productive. I was always going to hire her to do my headshots, her professionalism and creativity are second to none. I thought I was going to be nervous on our shoot day but Laura has a great way of making you feel relaxed and at ease, which I think has translated very well into the final results. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Gerry King – Funeral Director Websites

Personal Brand Photography for Gerry King Funeral Director Websites
Gerry King

She made me feel like Beyonce

When I had booked to go to Social Media Marketing World I knew it was important to document it. Having worked with Laura before when I was a speaker at an event, I was thrilled I had the option to book her. She planned every inch of the shoot and the whole experience made me feel like Beyonce herself. I now have a collection of inspirational imagery that works perfectly to articulate that modern businesses can trust me to manage their content.

Natalie Hailey – Content Manager

Personal Brand Photography for Natalie Hailey Content Manager. San Diego. feel like beyonce
Natalie Hailey

Visual Marketing Excellence

Visual Marketing Excellence… and I should know. Working in the realm of visual marketing has given me a discerning attitude about how the best brands stand out for the right reasons. Laura knows these subtleties too. She shows up with personal style and brings enthusiasm, originality and a whole heap of talent.  Being out on our Personal Branding photoshoot in downtown San Diego felt like a stroll with a buddy. When I booked her to shoot me deliver a talk at a conference it was like she wasn’t in the room. This approach speaks volumes about how skilled she is. The results are masterful. Do not hesitate to work with her.

Jeff Sieh – Manly Pinterest Tips

Personal Brand Photography for Jeff Sieh Visual Content and Producer Manly Pinterest Tips. San Diego. Visual Marketing Excellence
Jeff Sieh

Happy to recommend

Me and the team at Michael Offord Optometrists are more than happy to recommend Laura. She was recommended to us back when we were celebrating our 35th anniversary of trading in 2016 and needed some professional photography. When it was time for us to get some fresh Team Photography in 2022 we knew straight away we wanted to work again with Laura. She always does a great job and is a delight to work with.

Michael Offord – Michael Offord Optometrists

Bespoke Photography for Michael Offord Optometrist and Optician. Gosforth Tyne and Wear. Happy to recommend
Michael Offord

Now I’m really ready to go for it

Setting up a business takes a LOT of guts, determination and focus. When I learned that Laura had a photography service to help me get a decent number of visual assets to pass to my website designer to sort out for me I was delighted. What’s more, she came to my home bakery and was exceptional at working around and with my kids too. Now I’m ready to get those online orders in.

Nicola Montgomery – La Petite Fleur Cakes

Content Photography for Nicola Montgomery Cake Maker. La Petite Fleur Cakes Northumberland
Nicola Montgomery
La Petite Fleur Cakes

My previous headshots felt a bit stiff

Coaching and mentoring staff as well as project managing several moving pieces at once makes me the central point of contact in my work. A huge part of this is being seen as calm and relatable. My previous headshots felt a bit stiff and I wanted to get this message across a bit better. I’m so happy with how this set of images came out. Definitely recommend.

Kate MacKay – NHS Consultant & Author

Business Headshots Kate MacKay NHS Consultant and Author
Kate MacKay

I forgot she was there!

Getting visual proof of you as a dynamic speaker is a fantastic way to build authority. When Laura was offering this service at one of the conferences I was on the lineup for it felt like a no-brainer to take advantage of this. When I was up there speaking and moving around the room, I completely forgot she was there in the shadows working away. I still get great comments about these shots. I highly recommend this bespoke photography service to any fellow professional speakers out there.

Chris Marr – Global Coaching Performance Director

Bespoke Photography Chris Marr Content Expert and Professional Speaker at Marketed Live. Nottingham
Chris Marr
IMPACT Sales & Marketing Training

My retreat was levelled up enormously

I have a lovely community of Fitness and Wellness Pros from all over the UK and beyond. One of the highlights of the year is to host a luxe in-person retreat. After seeing the incredible photography work Laura did in San Diego I asked her to join us in a 6-Star Resort in Marbella, Spain. She did not disappoint. She was available to my delegates for mini branding photoshoot sessions, she was on the speaking lineup talking about implementing visibility into a fitness and wellness brand, and, we even had time to shoot a FABULOUS Personal Brand session for me. I love my photography, and my community have fallen in love with her too, I highly recommend her especially for online community-based businesses that host a retreat.

Yvonne Radley – Big Me Up Media

Bespoke Photography for the Big Me Up Media Business Retreat to Marbella. Yvonne Radley from Big Me Up Media
Yvonne Radley

A Fantastic Creative Partner

We needed two types of Content Photography to update our marketing and website. Laura was brilliant at adapting her photographic and creative talents. We shot the entire product line at her studio and then worked together on a luxe fashion shoot. Laura was able to ask me the exact right questions to ensure the work she did support how I wanted our brand to be perceived. With a niche audience, my specifications were meticulous.  She delivered on this and is a fantastic creative partner.

Claire – Laland & Bo

Content Photography Session for Laland and Bo Equestrian Jewellery and Fashion. Creative Partner