Paul Eiding & Colleen Kelly-Eiding Actors Headshots Session Los Angeles

Paul Eiding and Colleen Kelly-Eiding, husband and wife and both extraordinary actors. Arranged their headshot session at the West Hollywood studio. The couple arranged their session at the Studio City Photography Studio. Working through several looks I photographed both Paul and Colleen in back to back sessions. It was enjoyable to work with them creating a varied portfolio of headshots. I wish them both the best with new castings and opportunities in 2019.

RORY LEWS BRITISH, Headshot Photographer to the Stars of Stage & Screen, Recommended by Backstage Casting. Based in Los Angeles (CA) able to shoot at studios in West Hollywood.


Bill Brochtrup Potential continuation of “NYPD Blue”.

Wonderful news, the potential continuation of “NYPD Blue” at ABC is bringing back some familiar faces. Bill Brochtrup will return in the role of Police Administrative Assistant John Irvin.


Brochtrup also joined “NYPD Blue” in Season 2, staying with the show until its final episode. His credits since include “Dexter,” “Shameless,” “Without a Trace,” and a recurring role on the TNT series “Major Crimes.” He is repped by Emery Entertainment and SDB Partners.


I captured Bill’s headshots last year, I wish him all the best for the NYPD renewal and reprising his iconic role. If you are interested in headshots in Los Angeles, please take a look at my packages.

Desirée Mee Jung Actors Headshots Los Angeles

Desiree Mee Jung is a Korean actress based in Los Angeles. Looking to update her portfolio of headshots. Desiree arranged a session at the Studio City Photography Studio. Working through several looks I directed Desiree to assume different characters, expressions and emotions. Thus creating a varied portfolio of headshots. I wish her all the best with new castings and opportunities in 2019.

Desirée Mee Jung Los Angeles Actors Headshots Rory Lewis

RORY LEWS BRITISH, Headshot Photographer to the Stars of Stage & Screen, Recommended by Backstage Casting. Based in Los Angeles (CA) able to shoot at studios in West Hollywood.

Desirée Mee Jung Los Angeles Actors Headshots Rory Lewis

8th – 13th April 2019, Vancouver and Toronto Actors Headshot Sessions Canada with Celebrity Photographer Rory Lewis

Sir Patrick Stewart (Rory Lewis Photographer)

Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after Actors Headshot Photographers, photographing Actors Headshots for many years. Rory has created Actors Headshots for the finest Acting Talent, Stars of Stage and Screen from William Shatner to Sir Patrick StewartSir Ian McKellenSir Derek JacobiDavid Warner, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Julian Glover and the list goes on.” Rory has developed his own unique style of working with actors ensuring their photographic headshot experience is an enjoyable; relaxed session; to create the very best in Actors Headshots.

Craig Charles Film Actor Character Actor Portfolios Vancouver and Toronto (Canada) Actors Headshots

Make the Right Choice for Your Actors Headshots. Professional, Inventive, Expertly Directed, Relaxed Sessions with No Time Limit. Rory Lewis Actors Headshots Photographer.

Rory Lewis Session with Sir Patrick Stewart Vancouver and Toronto (Canada) Actors Headshots

Stephen Graham Vancouver and Toronto (Canada) Actors Headshots

For some actors having their headshot captured can be an extremely nerve-racking experience, after all stills photography is an unnatural concept for actors. After-all actors are used to moving on stage and screen. For others it’s not such an ordeal; whichever it is for you the one thing that helps to get the best photos is time. Yes, Time and LOTS OF IT, this will ensure you are completely relaxed and will photograph at your best.

Vancouver and Toronto (Canada) Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

So after we have put the world to rights over a cup of coffee we will have plenty of time to work. I always like to start with a few test shots which we can view on the computer so that any necessary changes can be made. We then get to work in the studio for a time, this gives you a chance to get a feel of how I work and I can find out what works best for you.

Vancouver and Toronto (Canada) Actors Headshots

Clothing and hairstyles can be changed whenever needed. (Makeup Artist can be provided if Needed). From time to time I will show you photos so you have a clear idea of what is going on. We then take a series of outside shots; by this point, I will have a good idea what is best for you and you will feel even more relaxed.

Throughout the shoot, we will aim to get as many looks as we can, with clothes, different hairstyles, angles and emotions. The session will last around Two Hours and in that time I will take about 500 photos. I will then cut down the 500 to around 200/400 Depending on Your Package.

LA Actors Headshots

I shoot in colour and convert to black and white you receive both colour and black and white copies of your retouched images. You will receive your contact sheets on-line via your own private website within 24 hours.

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Once you have chosen your photos I will retouch and crop them for you. Changes can be made before you receive your final photos. With regards to airbrushing, I feel this is a very important area as too much can spoil a photo. This is why I spend a great deal of time working on your photos and like to include you in this process. To make sure you pick the right photos, which stand out for your Casting Profile Pages.


Rory will be visiting Canada from 8th – 13th April 2019, he will be available for a limited number of sessions.


Toronto 8th – 10th April 2019

Vancouver 11th – 13th April 2019


Headshot session in my full service air conditioned photography studio
Wardrobe Consultation when you arrive for the shoot
Clothing rack, steamer, and changing room
Beverage station with Coffee, Tea, Water, and snacks.
A Downloadable Online Link to your Session in High resolution & resized for web use
Your selected retouches sent to you in high resolution and resized and optimized for your online casting profiles


To Book Please Email Me For Availability


(All Packages Include Gallery of All Images)

C$ 529

1 Hour Session (2 LOOKS)
2 RETOUCHES INCLUDED​ (250 Non Retouched Presented Via Online Gallery)

C$ 659

1 Hour 20 Min Session (3 LOOKS)
3 RETOUCHES INCLUDED​ (350 Non Retouched Presented Via Online Gallery)

C$ 789

1 Hour 45 Min Session (4 LOOKS)
4 RETOUCHES INCLUDED (450 Non Retouched Presented Via Online Gallery)

For 5 or more looks please inquire


To Book Please Email Me For Availability

C$ 35 /image​



C$ 189

C$ 219

C$ 249

(makeup & grooming)

C$ 139




Looks are considered wardrobe changes. Along with the wardrobe we will change the lighting and backrounds as well. You may add or take away one piece such as glasses or a jacket to a look without having count as a different look. The minimium package is a 2 look session. I do not shoot single looks.


Everything is shot in my  Studio. We have full control of light, temperature, and backgrounds. There is a lighted Makeup Mirror , Makeup table & chair, clothing rack, restroom & changing room, and coffee station with Coffee, Tea, water, and snacks for clients.
Weather will not change or cancel the shoot, so no need to worry about that!


Although using my Professional Makeup Artist is not required, it is recommended, especially for Women. My Makeup Artist stays the entire shoot to touch up, make small changes, make sure the hair is in place, and keep you looking your best while shooting!

We will talk to you about how you typically wear your hair & makeup so that we can make sure it is an accurate representation of you! The makeup should be fresh and natural looking making your features POP, not heavy and noticeable. The hair should be camera ready when you come so we can see how you wear it, and the MUA will perfect it for camera. How you look that day has to represent the same person that walks into a casting! It is a collaboration, and we can’t read your mind, so we encourage you to speak up if you want something changed , or something does not feel like you with the makeup.

*If you prefer to use a MUA outside of my studio, you are welcome to do so, but you must come to the shoot camera ready. Your artist is welcome to come to your shoot for touch ups and small changes.


We understand there is a lot of variety in changing hairstyles for women and different looks can change your casting as well! If you have representation talk to them to see their thoughts on how it affects your acting and if they indeed want you wait in different styles for you shoot. We defiantly recommend wearing your air how you normally wear it so that your headshot actually represents your look. If indeed you want to make a big hair charge (like doing both strait and curly) there are a few options.

-To achieve it in the same session you can bring your hot tools with you to the shoot and we will give you a 20 minute window to complete the hair change (if you are doing it yourself) you must tell us in advance so we may schedule accordingly

-If you would like assistance on the change and you have our makeup Artist on board they charge an additional rate of $50 to do a complete & full hair change. (Adding a few curls or waves to already strait hair is included in the normal pricing. )


In the days following the shoot you will get an email to an online gallery of your shoot which you can download your images from. From there you will choose which photo you would like to be retouched, and receive them back within 3-5 business days.


I usually book up at least 1-2 months in advance. Please send an email through the contact page , with your basic info and when you are looking to shoot, and once we find a date that works for you, I will get you in the books, and send you a session agreement. Once the agreement is filled out, you will receive all the info for your shoot including the address, wardrobe advice, payment info, and other helpful information!


Yes! Once you book a date please let us know if you want to be added to the cancellation list. If another Actor has to cancel or reschedule then we will notify Actors on the list in the order they were added, and you will be offered the chance to shoot sooner

To Book Please Email Me For Availability


Soldati della Repubblica Exhibition/Esposizione/ Palazzo Cusani/ Milan/Milano

Thank you to everyone who attended my first Italian Exhibition 11th – 14th December 2018 at Palazzo Cusani in Milan. The exhibition featuring portraits from my Soldati della Repubblica project. In which I spent the summer of 2018, travelling across Italy, capturing portraits of the wonderfully historic and diverse Italian Army.


Over the 3 day period, I was delighted to speak about my work, and reconnect with several of the sitters. I’m looking forward to expanding the project in 2019, and putting on a larger show in Rome for the general public. You can view a video of the highlights from the exhibition below.

December Military Portrait Commission

Just before the Christmas break, a recent Sandhurst graduate, commissioned a portrait at the London Studio. Coming from a distinguished military family, the sitter wanted to replicate a pose from a portrait of his Grandfather. I was glad to oblige and continue a family tradition. The portrait will be appreciated by generations to come. Portraits are very important to military personal, to be captured in Uniform looking ones best and in full finery can fill one with pride for the service.

London Military Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Based in London Rory Lewis is the UK’s foremost Military Portraitist Photographer, who is regularly commissioned to photograph high profile Military Officers for all three branches of the Military Army, RAF & Royal NavyRory Lewis Photographer offers a comprehensive service to Members of the Armed Forces, RAF, Royal Navy and Army who are looking to capture a professional portrait. Available at studios in Central London, Edinburgh and in Leeds; or on location.

(Discounts Available for Large Groups) for Quote Email Me or Call 07717 139 637  For Availability.

London & Los Angeles Photographer, New Year, New Headshot.

New Year is all about new beginnings, new resolutions, new opportunities, building new relations and so on. So why not create a new and fresh image for yourself. Whether it is a total professional makeover or a few tweaks and trims, a new image can energise your spirits for the New Year.

Los Angeles Actors Headshots, Rory Lewis Photographer

Once you get a makeover don’t you want to make a good impression with this new image? As a professional, you have to deal with lots of other professionals, so updating your professional headshot with a new look will create a fresh and lasting impression on others.


Professional headshots are very important because they convey the message that you are approachable but also serious about your business or career. Executives, consumers, casting directors look forward to associating with a professional who they can rely on.

Los Angeles Discounted Actors Headshot Sessions 12th, 13th, 14th February 2019

With the new year in mind its time to think about a New Headshot. Whether a business person, legal professional, performer or actor. Rory Lewis Photographer can accommodate your needs throughout the UK. Utilising London, Leeds and Liverpool Photography Studios or visiting your office with his portable equipment.


Using old headshots can be boring. Familiarity breeds contempt. Don’t you get bored with the same look yourself? An updated professional image on your website and social media pages will deliver the message that you care about how you present yourself to others.

Iain Glen Rory Lewis Photographer (Actors Headshots London)

The technology in photography is improving every year. You do not want to look outdated, do you? Especially for those of you in the entertainment business, styles and trends change frequently, which is why a new image could also attract new offers.

David Cameron Portrait Sitting (London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis)

New online headshots are also beneficial if you are looking to move into a new role or if you have just left a business. The old headshot may associate you with your previous work and a refreshed image can make you feel better about your image. Our looks change without us noticing, so an updated headshot lets people recognise you.

Sir Patrick Stewart London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

“Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after Actors Headshot Photographers in Britain, photographing Actors Headshots for 15 years. Rory has created Actors Headshots for the UK’s & USA’s finest Acting Talent, Stars of Stage and Screen from Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, David Warner, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Julian Glover and the list goes on.” Based in London and holding sessions monthly in Liverpool, Leeds & London studios. Rory also, holds sessions in Los Angeles several times during the year. He has developed his own unique style of working with actors ensuring their photographic headshot experience is an enjoyable; relaxed session; to create the very best in Actors Headshots.

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David Cameron Prime Minister Portrait Sitting

One of the most challenging sittings of my career, I was recently commissioned to capture a portrait of former Prime Minister David Cameron. Serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. Brexit has been a challenging time in British Politics, resulting in David Cameron’s resignation. There is a great deal of tension in the UK about Brexit and very mixed feelings about David Cameron as a modern figure in history. I’m no stranger to photographing political figures and former world leaders, having been commissioned last year to photographer former Prime Minister Sir John Major.

I began by looking at other portrait photographers representations of Mr Cameron. I found myself wanting, not many stood out to me as a portraitist. Was this due to him being a difficult sitter?


My idea was to capture Mr Cameron as a meditative Statesmen. Brexit has left the UK in very uncertain times, and I wanted to seek inspiration from a portraitist who had recorded political figures during a period of uncertainty. Researching all the greats, I found Sir James Guthrie. Guthrie was a Scottish painter, best known in his own lifetime for his portraiture, although today more generally regarded as a painter of Scottish Realism. Sir James received a commission to paint portraits of all those statesmen who had served in office during the First World War.

(Left) Henry Herbert Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, (Right) William Ferguson Massey. (National Portrait Gallery Scotland) Sir James Guthrie Artist.

Of all his depictions two sketch studies really stood out, the first that of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith 1852 – 1928, a British statesman and Liberal Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. The second of William Ferguson Massey, 1856 – 1925. Prime Minister of New Zealand. The First World War indeed a very trying period in British History. Guthrie, sketched Asquith and Massey in a very complex and meditative state, almost reflecting on the past and career’s as heads of state.

With this inspiration in mind, I explained my ideas to Mr Cameron and he was pleased with the mood board and style of portraiture I wanted to evoke. The session took place in June of this year and from a short sitting of around 30 minutes,  I directed David to assume a series contemplative and thoughtful expressions. David was indeed an easy sitter, inquisitive and delightful to work with.

David Cameron Portrait Sitting (London Portrait Photographer) © Rory Lewis 2018.

These portraits are true to history, as a historian and National Portrait Gallery acquired photographer. Capturing depictions which can be used as historical source material is very important. Like Sir James Guthrie, I’m a realist wanted to create a precise and accurate representation keeping every mark every line and capturing my sitter as a neutral object in history.

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Advice on What to Wear for Your Actors Headshots Session

Choosing your outfit for your actors headshot photography session can make a big impact on the way the photos turn out, and you want to make sure to select clothing that will be comfortable and attractive at the same time. The goal with the headshot is to make you appear confident, talented and emphasise your face and your eyes instead of the clothing. Celebrity Headshot photographer Rory Lewis offers tips and advice for What to Wear for Your Actors Headshots Session.


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“Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after Actors Headshot Photographers in Britain, photographing Actors Headshots for 15 years. Rory has created Actors Headshots for the UK’s & USA’s finest Acting Talent, Stars of Stage and Screen from Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, David Warner, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Julian Glover and the list goes on.” Based in London & Los Angeles. Rory has developed his own unique style of working with actors ensuring their photographic headshot experience is an enjoyable; relaxed session; to create the very best in Actors Headshots.