Producing a great headshot is a craft mastered by Karen Somers & Company. Our headshots get our clients into the casting room and onto the big screen.

Karen Somers & Company keep their photo shoots simple –the average photo shoot takes about two hours but Karen works with clients for as long as it takes to get the perfect headshot.

Karen Somers & Company has a lot of experience working with actors and understands the language that motivates the perfect moment for a great headshot.

Session Basics

Headshot Consultation – This pre-shoot meeting establishes the purpose of the photos. For example, are the photos to be used to get an agent or strictly for casting purposes? Are you being “type cast” and want to expand your opportunities? We are here to help you to achieve your acting goals. This discussion will establish wardrobe, hair and makeup needs.

Hair and makeup – This is a key component to creating a great headshot. Women are encouraged to hire a makeup artist that works with our team. Karen will personally handle the makeup basics for men. Men that are clean shaven will be asked to grow out a bit of a “scruff” for an alternate look then shave once those photos have been captured.

Wardrobe – Includes three to five different “looks” that will be determined in the headshot consultation.

Location – Karen Somers & Company likes to shoot at a warehouse space in Los Angeles but the photo shoot can happen anywhere in the city. Location will be determined in advance.

Delivery of Photos – An online photo gallery will be posted within 24 hours of the photo shoot. The client will pick four photos as their “finals”. These photos will be prepared for printing using photoshop techniques to perfect the final headshot.

Final Photos – Karen Somers & Company prepares up to four final, approved photos utilizing Photoshop to re-touch, color balance and edit the final images to ensure a perfect headshot. The retouched digital photos will uploaded to another online gallery so the client’s printer can download for the final product. Printing is the clients responsibility.

Headshot Session Price: Call for a Competitive Quote


Headshot Session includes:

• Headshot consultation

• Hair and Makeup for men only*

• Photo shoot

• An online gallery of the resulting session photos

• Four headshot photo choices delivered print ready

*For women, hair and makeup is, on average, $125 -$150 for the session depending on the choice of makeup artist. This fee includes the hair and makeup person on site for the duration of the photo shoot. Contact us to book your make up artist.