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.

HEADSHOT PACKAGES

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



EACH PACKAGE INCLUDES

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 rorylewis@me.com For Availability


PRICING / INFO

(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 rorylewis@me.com For Availability


ADDITIONAL RETOUCHES
C$ 35 /image​
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MAKEUP PRICING


WOMEN’S MAKEUP
& LIGHT HAIR


C$ 189
2 LOOK SESSION


C$ 219
3 LOOK SESSION


C$ 249
4 LOOK SESSION


MENS GROOMING
(makeup & grooming)


C$ 139
2-3 LOOK SESSION


$154
4 LOOK SESSION


F.A.Q’s

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY LOOKS?

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.


“WHERE DO WE SHOOT/ WILL WEATHER EFFECT MY SHOOT?

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!


​IS THE MAKEUP ARTIST REQUIRED?

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.



WHAT IF I WEAR MY HAIR BOTH CURLY & STRAIT?

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. )



WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY SHOOT?

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.


OK I AM READY TO BOOK …NOW WHAT?

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!


DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION LIST?


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 rorylewis@me.com For Availability

 

Angela Lewis-Wright Actress Headshots London

Actress and Model Angela Lewis-Wright arranged her first portfolio of Actors Headshots at the London Studio last month. Entering acting later in life, this new body headshots will help to illustrate her acting ability to casting directors and take her career forward. On the day of her session I directed Angela to assume different expressions and characters. Creating an exceptional new representation of her talent as an actress.

London Actors Headshots 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 StewartSir Ian McKellenSir Derek JacobiDavid Warner, Natalie Dormer, Iain GlenJulian Glover and the list goes on.” Based in London and holding sessions monthly in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds & London studios. 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.

London Actors Headshots Rory Lewis

Katherine McKalip Actors Headshots Los Angeles

Thank you to Katherine McKalip for arranging her Actress Headshots at the Glendale Studio in Los Angeles. After majoring in Music and Drama in college in the ’60s, she later did almost 10 seasons of theatrical acting/training at Western Stage, building up to leads, among them being Frau Gabor in Spring’s Awakening, and M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias. Now in Southern California, she’s doing TV (TLC, Discovery, National Geographic), movies.

 

It was a real pleasure to work with Katherine, an exceptionally talented actress. Throughout the session we worked on Commercial and Theatrical Headshots. I hope to have the chance to see her on stage at some point in the near future. The below is from one of the theatrical sets photographed.

 

Katherine McKalip Actress Headshots Los Angeles Rory Lewis

“I enjoyed my shoot with Rory. His wife was very helpful with details while I was getting ready, too. Rory chose a good background for my white hair, and I esp. liked that he would shoot a group then turn the camera round and show them to me & ask for input. I wanted certain moods and he worked at getting that just right.”

Katherine McKalip


 

London Discounted Headshots 24th January 2018

 

Iain Glen Rory Lewis Photographer (Actors Headshots London)

 

”In need of a new Headshot? Photographer Rory Lewis will be holding a discounted Introductory Actors Headshot Session in London. Rory has created Actors Headshots for the 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”

Natalie Dormer & Emma Rigby Rory Lewis London Headshots Actress Actors Photographer

“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 Headshots.”

Sir Patrick Stewart Los Angeles Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

 

For some actors having their photo taken can be extremely nerve-racking experience after all stills photography is an unnatural concept for actors who as used to moving on stage and screen. For others it’s not such an ordeal. Make the Right Choice for Your Actors Headshots. Professional, Inventive, Expertly Directed, Relaxed Sessions. Rory Lewis Actors Headshots Photographer.

Can’t Make These Sessions Don’t Worry Check Out My Packages Here Available in London All Year Round. CLICK HERE

Introductory Package £99.00

Click Here to View Results from Last Session


London Discounted Headshots Thursday 24th January 2019

Sessions will run from 10.00am-5.00pm


Bleeding Heart Studio

 2 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ


PACKAGE DETAILS

30 Minute Session with Rory Lewis

150 Images Presented VIA Digital Gallery

1 Image Retouched

(Time Slots Available from 10am – 5pm)


Thursday 24th January 2018

BOOK YOUR SLOT USING LINK TO EVENTBRITE BELOW Only 50% Deposit Required to Book, final payment due on the day of your session. 

 

 

 

I shoot in colour and convert into 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 web page within 24 hours.

Once you have chosen your two photos I will re-touch and crop them for you and changes can be made before you receive your final photos.

Steven Cole & Craig Charles Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

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 via email or your private page so please make sure you pick the right photos.

You will receive all final photos by via your private page.

Alliance Megala LA February 2018 Sessions

Alliance is a future star of stage and screen, currently studying acting at UCLA. Taking advantage of my Discounted Actors Sessions in Los Angeles, Alliance arranged her first headshots with myself at the Glendale Studio. Your headshot is your first point of contact with any agency or casting director. If it doesn’t stand out; if it doesn’t have the energy; the raw talent which demonstrates your craft.

 

I pride myself on providing a unique actors headshot service across Los Angeles. Capturing dynamic and powerful Actors Headshots. Headshots which enable you to stand out from the crowd and gain the interest of agencies and casting directors. My headshots are not your typical airbrushed, smiley generic headshots. They aim to show detail, structure and your acting ability. 

 

If your in need of new Actors Headshots Session check out my Los Angeles Packages, I’ll also be offering a series of discounted sessions on in May.

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Don’t be Typecast, New Headshots, New Profile, More Casting Options

Rory Lewis Photographer provides a unique service across Los Angeles. Capturing dynamic and powerful Actors Headshots. Headshots which enable you to stand out from the crowd and gain the interest of agencies and casting directors. Rory’s Headshots are not your typical airbrushed, smiley generic headshots. They aim to show detail, structure and your acting ability. 

LA HEADSHOT PACKAGES

Capturing the perfect headshot requires time, and when you book a session with Rory Lewis you will enjoy a  relaxed service. A professional photographer should also be a skilled director. On the day of your session, Rory will direct you with inventive scenarios to bring out your acting talent. In other words acting to camera, as to show potential agents your energy, your vibe and your ability as an Actor.

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Los Angeles Actress Fiona lakeland recently arranged her Headshots Session at the Glendale Studio. Your Actors Headshots are the first point of contact with Casting Directors. Often typecast, Fiona wanted to add to her portfolio of Headshots updating her casting profile with new images to illustrate her acting ability and get casted for new and exciting parts.

Fiona Lakeland LA Actors Headshots

Fiona Lakeland, Facebook Review

“I am so glad I decided to shoot with Rory when he was in LA this September! I signed up for one of his headshot mini sessions, and though we only shot for 30 minutes, Rory sent me over 250 images to choose from.

I was completely surprised by how many good, and TRULY INTERESTING shots there were. Not only are these photos some of the best headshots I’ve ever had, but they actually look like me… like the real me… like the personality me.

Shortly after starting to use these new shots, I booked an awesome short film playing a role I never would have seen myself playing.

Rory was a true pleasure to work with, he was very professional and made me feel completely at ease. I received all my photos the same day, and his turnaround time and pricing for retouching was fast, very fair, and the quality is excellent.

I highly recommend shooting with Rory if you can!!” 

LA HEADSHOT PACKAGES

Simon Rhoden London Actors Headshots

Actor Simon Rhoden currently starring in the London Musical Kinky Boots. Arranged his Actors Headshot Session at the London Studio. Needing an update for his Spotlight and Casting Call Pro Pages. Simon opted for my unique and professional service.

 

Based in the centre of London, with a studio in Farrington. I can offer a comprehensive Actors Headshots Service. I have developed my 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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Marleen Matthews Actress Headshots

Dutch Actress Marleen Matthews arranged her Headshots at the London Studio last month. It was a pleasure to work with Marleen; a very experienced Actress. Marleen was in need of new headshots to illustrate her acting ability. Directing Marleen to assume different expressions and characters we created an exceptional new representation of Marleen’s Talent as an Actress.

Rory Lewis Photographer London Actors Headshots

Rory Lewis Photographer London Actors Headshots

Make the Right Choice for Your Actors Headshots. Professional, Inventive Relaxed Sessions with No Time Limit. Rory Lewis Actors Headshots Photographer Based in London, weekly sessions also available in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool.  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.

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Actors Headshots with Energy

Having been in the business of photography, with a strong focus on Actors Headshots, for over a decade, I’ve got an excellent understanding of what casting directors are looking for in your Actor Headshots. I’m not in the business of churning out uninventive passport-style pictures that don’t reflect who you are as a performer. I work to bring a dynamic and inspiring edge to the images you receive, and which go on to become an essential element of your portfolio.

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I create shots that make you stand out from the crowd – essential when a casting director is potentially viewing thousands of different options available to them. You won’t be lost among the masses. With the right photoshoot and expertly handled images, your shots will grab the attention of the casting director and point directly to your talents and accomplishments whilst also reflecting the truth of the person you are.

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Selecting Your Photographer – What to Look For

 

Knowing which photographer to use for your Actor Headshots can feel a little overwhelming. Can you trust them? How do they work? Do they have a proven track record? These are all valuable questions worth asking.

It may help to look at the portfolio of a photographer to see who they have photographed before now. Sir Ian McKellan, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Patrick Stewart, Brian Cox, Iain Glen, Natalie Dormer, David Warner and Julian Glover are just a handful of the famous names from the acting world that I have had the pleasure of working with.

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Where to Look

 

With a schedule that is likely tough to manage – with you frequently being in different location – choosing a photographer who will be available where you are is also essential. Whilst some photographers have one base alone, Rory Lewis Photography can be found on home-turf in Liverpool but also across the UK in Manchester, Leeds and London. And if that doesn’t suit, then I’m frequently a pond-hopper and able to conduct shoots Stateside, most often in Los Angeles.

Rory Lewis Photographer Photographing Sir Patrick Stewart

Rory Lewis Photographer Photographing Sir Patrick Stewart

What Does the Headshot Represent?

 

In my experience of successful shooting, an Actor’s Headshot needs to represent one thing: energy. The energy that you will bring to the stage or screen and the character you are looking to play. To create and nurture this energy to come across in the photographs you need a relaxed session with expert guidance. Used to acting in movement, my job is to create that same energy in a still: sometimes a tricky achievement for actors used to a very different style of constant flux.

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I pride myself on being able to get you to act for the camera and in so doing, teamed with my photographic knowledge, capture an image that is full of energy and dynamism. The result is a shot that will represent you as the actor or actress that you are.

 

What to Expect from a Headshot Shoot

 

When you’ve chosen me to undertake your headshots, you get direction in the same way that you are used to when working on stage or screen. Together we bring out your varied emotions, movement and characters spanning the breadth of your desired roles…from heroes to villains, hopeless romantics to cheeky comedians. Your portfolio will soon be varied and reflective of every approach you need for every casting situation.

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As Edgar Alan Poe wrote, the eyes are the window to the soul, and with my direction we capitalise on this whether you’re looking for Shakespearean artistry to images expressing anger and villainy. Your acting talents will be captured in pure essence.

 

Staying Still for the Camera

 

I fully understand that actors are movers. Your energy feeds from movement and sittings aren’t necessarily naturally comfortable settings for such individuals. With my understanding and expertise we work in an improvisation class style to allow your acting talents to meet the stillness of the camera. Even if you hate having your photo taken (it is possible with actors too!) chances are you will soon come to forget that the camera is even there.

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Taking Our Time

 

I pride myself on offering my clients one key thing: time. I will not rush a shoot. I believe time is what makes each and every shoot successful. There will be breaks, including coffee, for banter and relaxation, which is then reflected in the next stage of the shoot. Producing energy for the shots takes careful nurturing. We will be inside and outside as possible. You never know, you might even have fun.

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Putting it All Together

 

Once the shoot is complete, with plenty of opportunities for feedback and adjustments along the way, I work on compiling a large selection of photos for you to browse and narrow down. I offer different packages depending on the number of costume changes you’re looking for, and the number of final headshots.

I offer student reductions, make-up options, and child actor options. You won’t find Rory Lewis Headshot photography nerve-wracking. You will get a portfolio reflecting your energy as an actor.

 

Click Here to View My Headshot Packages…

Charlie Hiscock Actors Headshots

Actors Headshots Manchester Rory Lewis Photographer Actor Charlie HiscockActor Charlie Hiscock young star of the Borrowers, arranged an Actors Headshots update session at the Liverpool Studio this week. It was wonderful to meet Charlie and I hope his career is a successful one, it was wonderful to listen to stories about his experiences filming the Borrowers and the celebrities he encountered. Based in Liverpool and holding sessions monthly in Manchester, Leeds & London studios. I have developed my 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.

Actors Headshots Manchester Rory Lewis Photographer Actor Charlie Hiscock