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Actors and Authors Headshots


  • The importance of an Actor Headshot.

    A professional headshot is an opportunity to portray yourself to casting directors, producers, agents, and managers. You want to show that you are talented, what kind of roles you can play, and what kind of variations you are capable of.

    Your headshot is meant to exhibit the version of yourself that will convince agents, casting directors, and everyone else that they deserve the job.  The key ingredient to a good headshot is honesty. Actors  behave truthfully under imaginary circumstances. An honest headshot is a good first step in that endeavor.

    It’s not just actors, AUTHORS need professional headshots, too!

    An author headshot should show your seriousness of purpose, which leads to trust.  You need a portrait that captures your essence so that people feel like they are meeting the person they expected. It will help refine and distinguish the message you want to send about yourself, as well as show yourself at your best.


    headshot, montclair, njI wanted something that would engage the viewer but was concerned I would appear too stiff.  Phil was very easy to work with and made the session a pleasure.  I am very pleased with my photographs and picked four instead of one!

    — Laurie Benson, NJ


How you are perceived visually is just as important as what you do or what you say.

Be prepared with not only a first impression, but also a lasting one, with a professional headshot that will impress everyone.  Your actor/author headshot could be the difference between continuing your job search or landing that dream gig you have been searching for. You never know who is looking at you. Give yourself every opportunity to shine above the competition. Agents as well as publishers and readers want to see the confidence you convey in a photo.

Add a little personality to your portrait. Showing your audience a little bit of you, will help them make a connection and start a bond before they even meet you.

headshot, phil cantor, nj, photographyI love the photographs that Phil captured of me.  He is personable, professional, and amazing at capturing his subject’s personality!  I would love for Phil to photograph me again.

— Judy Dunkley, Glen Ridge, NJ

Don’t make this BIG mistake: Whomever you choose to do your photography, make sure they have an iron-clad guarantee!  You should be thrilled with your portrait. If you’re not, you shouldn’t have to pay!

Don’t put it off any further, call or email my studio and take the first step toward enhancing your acting or writing career, updating your professional image, and making your boss happy (even if you’re the boss)!


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