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Author Headshots that Speak Volumes

We’re all familiar with the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, and frankly, that’s a relief because my strength lies more in taking pictures than in writing! In my role as a professional headshot photographer, I have the immense pleasure of meeting a diverse array of professionals. Many clients approach me for author headshots, and here are some key considerations to contemplate before booking yours.

Choosing your Background

For all of my headshots sessions, you have the option of choosing a plain background or a more natural, environmental setting. The decision is entirely yours and will depend on the available space at your home or your office. Some authors prefer portraits against a backdrop of books, while others prefer a simpler background avoiding distractions. During longer sessions I can accommodate both options, even incorporating lifestyle shots of you reading or sitting with your book.

“Alex made me feel utterly at ease”

Alex is wonderful. She made me feel utterly at ease – no mean feat. She listened to exactly what I was after, used the various spaces creatively and delivered promptly a set of lovely photos which can be used for all the various occasions I need. If you need author headshots done, I couldn’t recommend Alex more highly. I have also seen a number of her beautiful family portraits and she produced a glorious set of leavers’ photos at my youngest’s prep school last summer too. She is multi-talented and just lovely!

– Jo Nolan

Author sitting in her kitchen with her new book on the table in front of her

How much do Author Headshots cost?

As with all of my headshot photography, the price depends on the length of your session. I can offer shorter sessions from my home studio in Ardingly or can travel to your home or office, depending on your preference. As a general guideline, my headshots cost from £175 for a brief session including 3 digital files.

If you are looking for author headshots I’d love to update them for you – please ether email me at alex@alexrickardphotography.com or call me on 01444 891596.