Michael Wharley Photography

  • Contact Name
    Michael Wharley
  • About
    "Top Theatre Photographer...Leading voice on headshot trends" (The Stage)

    Oh, and I make happy actors headshot clients! More positive Mandy.com feedback than any other photographer.
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    Check out the video here, to take a step inside one of my headshot sessions: youtu.be/GJeB3GynsHk

    Get seen more with stunning portfolios from one of the UK’s foremost headshot photographers.

    My industry insight and photographic skill mean we’ll subtly capture your full casting range to create a portfolio truly fit for 2018, whether for the UK or US.

    Because one good headshot is fine, but a set of great headshots can open many more doors.

    How We Work Together

    I make my shoots like 3-4 mini sessions in one, working my ass off and using all my photographic, lighting and directing skills to make your session as productive as possible:

    - I treat you as an individual: learning how you've been cast, the roles you'd like & what your agent wants, considering your skin tone, facial structure & hair/eye colour.
    - We get as much variety out of the session as possible.
    - We shoot indoors & outdoors, in colour & B&W and choose a selection of tops that will show the greatest range.
    - Plus: I work to use different backgrounds, different lighting techniques & direct you to different moods to help capture your full casting possibilities.
    We spend time on simple posing techniques that will help you look your best, while appearing perfectly natural.
    - I ask you to help shape the session: I send a welcome pack to help you brief me, then during the session we regularly review photos to get the headshots you need.
    - I offer a range of packages to suit all budgets and needs (check out the link for full details of booking and sessions)


    Of course you can rely on my industry expertise (The Stage recently called me a "Top Theatre Photographer", and how many other photographers do you know who have surveyed all UK casting directors in the last year?), but I think this is the best way to get eye-catching shots capturing the full range of your casting.

    Plus, my sessions are relaxed - even fun - with music, tea, chat and no time-pressure, so you feel and look at ease in front of camera. Check out the video at the link above, for a taster.


    But the proof's in the pudding, right? So explore my work in more depth here, or on my website.

    Rates


    - 'The Pro' :(2hrs, 3 retouches): £350. - 'The Complete': (up to 3hrs, 5 retouches): £490. Agent Stud: £450.
    - Extra retouched shots are <b>always</b> £24, to reflect the 30-40 minutes I spend editing a shot, not to make loads of money out of you.


    Contact and website: Check out my website for full package details, to see my portfolio and to read client testimonials.

    If you have any questions, just drop email or call 07961 068759.

    You can also join my facebook page for news, discounts and special offers.

Contact Details

Testimonials

Angie Smith
Angie Smith
Actor
We had a great session - Michael makes the whole process so easy! I'm really happy with the results, ended up with lots of options to choose from - I think it's the best set of photos I've had done. I would recommend him every time.
Seun Odusanya
I enjoyed my shoot with Michael. He is a friendly guy who has a relaxed, professional approach and I was able to feel comfortable and relaxed. We were able to discuss my casting type, he helped me pick suitable clothing and engaged with me throughout the whole shoot. I love my new headshots and I highly recommend him.
Andrew Wheaton
Great to work with
Erika Poole
Erika Poole
Actor
Great relaxed session
Christina Hardy
Highly recommend. A fantastic photo shoot. Photographer Michael Wharley made it easy. He specialises in head shots and is APHA approved and Spotlight recommended. I am very happy with the results and the experience.
Alison Foster
Outstanding service, user friendly website and puts you at your ease.
James Charalambous
Absolutely worth the price, very friendly and made me feel completely relaxed.
Christina Dembenezi
Michael is brilliant, he gives you tips on how to make the most of your session from the minute you book the session. On the day of the shoot he helps to create a relaxed environment to get the best version of you on camera. I'm so pleased with the results, every single shot looked like me. Thank you again Michael!
Leigh Ariana Trifari
Michael was an absolute delight to work with! Extremely knowledgeable, technically proficient and very professional. I was amazed how quickly our session went and how many great shots I got as a result! It was very hard to choose my favourites. I couldn't recommend him more!
Elâ Sophia
Elâ Sophia
Actor
Highly recommend.
Carla Hart
Carla Hart
Actor
Michael is very professional, warm and welcoming. Everything was really easy to organise; from the booking through to receiving the photos... and he's full of helpful tips to get you prepared beforehand so you feel ready. I'm very happy with the results.
Ian Watt
Ian Watt
Actor
Fantastic human being who can build real rapport in a short time. Understood exactly what I was looking for and delivered beyond my expectations.
Tom Lorimer
Tom Lorimer
Voice Over: English
Fantastic photographer, so so talented
Toussaint Meghie
"Extremely pleased with my shots, great photographer"
Mitchell Ndema
Amazing to work with. He directs you through out the entire shoot and through the hour session. We came out with amazing results.
Jerome Dowling
Fantastic time working with him
Julie Binysh
Julie Binysh
Actor
Michael was great at putting me at ease and guding me through the session with helpful suggestions. I would strongly recommend him.
Tracey Ann Wood
Yes, very pleased with the headshots. Had lots to choose from the contact sheet. Michael is an excellent photographer and a master of lighting.
Cameron Panting
Very good. Totally relaxed environment, and happy with the result!
Gavin James
Gavin James
Actor
Fantastic photographer and nice guy...
Liam Fleming
Liam Fleming
Artistic Director
Michael Wharley is a professional and accomplished photographer. He makes you feel comfortable and gets great shots.
Madeleine Millar
Amazing to work with and I was very impressed with the result. I would highly recommend.
Monty Lloyd
Monty Lloyd
Actor
My time with Michael at the Headshot session was both professional and relaxing.
Georgina-Rose Robinson
Michael was absolutely fantastic. Such a lovely man and extremely talented at what he does. Couldn't recommend him highly enough. I found a photographer for the first time who I felt knew exactly what I wanted and how to get it.
Emma Moodie
Emma Moodie
Child Actor
Very professional, friendly, and puts the client at ease immediately
Ellisif Bendiksen
Having a background in modeling, and having worked with a lot of Photographers, I have to take my hat off for Michael. He's without doubt the most talented and professional photographer I have ever worked with! It's pricey, but it would not be fair with regards to the work that he does to charge even a pound less!
Seelan Gunaseelan
I have used Michael Wharley as my headshot photographer for the last six years and have had three separate sessions over that period. I love his shooting style and I am always pleased with the results. He is a great photographer who I can completely to trust to do a great job.
Tessa Mason
Tessa Mason
Actor
Michael was amazing to work with! Put you at ease straight away and came away with some great shots! Have done and will continue to highly recommend.
Tristan Pretty
Quick, fun but very creative and professional
Natasha Granger
Fantastic photographer. Professional and really put me at ease.
James Tobin
James Tobin
Actor
The kindest man you could hope to meet. I would recommend anyone to him in a heartbeat. He took the time to really discover my casting (actual and aspirational) and photographed them all. He also is very tech savy and knows how to best upload files so they suit any medium (online, in print etc).
Sam McPhillips
Michael is a great guy. Makes you feel comfortable. Communication was superb. He happily went out of his way to make adjustments and take extra shots when I asked. Highly recommend.
Jonathan Ellis
Super session; great outcomes
Scarlett Archer
Scarlett Archer
Child Actor
Michael is an amazing photographer. He can capture the personality of the person he is photographing. He makes the client feel at ease and is so patient.
Holly Franklin
A wonderfully friendly and talented photographer. A pleasure to work with.
Prince Shoyelu
Michael Wharley is by far the most experienced photographer in the UK especially when it comes to headshots for actors. His work is second-to-none and one every actor must experience. The quality and the uniqueness he incorporates into his work is mind blowing.
Andrew Lawden
Andrew Lawden
Promo Staff
great photographer
Gillian Harker
One of the best photographers I've worked with! Great guy, fun shoot, lots of tea, great music. Michael is gets your images across to you very quickly.
Annie Lewis
Annie Lewis
Child Actor
Michael is superb, highly recommended
Emily Scott
Emily Scott
Actor
Couldn't of asked for a better photographer, amazing photos, put me at complete ease- Look no further.
Suzie Voce
Suzie Voce
Actor
He was so lovely. The photographs were great! Highly reccomended.
Venetia Grivas
Amazing
Jake Hogan
Jake Hogan
Actor
Michael Wharley made me feel relaxed and comfortable in my first headshot session with him, he captured a range of theatrical, traditional and commercial looks all in one session.The resulting headshots were outstandingly professional and I would highly recommend him for any aspiring actor.
Barry McStay
Barry McStay
Actor
The best headshots in town
Oliver Bury
Oliver Bury
Actor
Super brilliant photographer and human! Friendly, naturally talented and knows how to get exactly what you want and works well with you to achieve that.
Terri Pace
Terri Pace
Make-up Artist
Superb photographer who knows his stuff and makes everyone feel at ease.
Thomas Ababio
Award wining photographer Google him
Orla Reilly
Orla Reilly
Child Actor
Fabulous Headshot Photographer
Mary Sheen
Mary Sheen
Actor
Very Good Accomplished Photographer - makes the whole experience pleasant & relaxed.
Paul Valentine
Fantastic photographer, makes you feel relaxed, and gets great results.
Samuel Armfield
Extremely happy with the photos! He is a top professional who makes you feel completely at ease throughout. Using his experience and knowledge, he really captures you at your best in a variety of casting types. Highly recommend!
Antonio Faria
Very good professional and very straight forward
Jake Herbert
Jake Herbert
Actor
Michael is an absolute delight to shoot with and completely makes it a collaboration from the outset. He understands all aspects of head shots from all perspectives of the industry. GENIUS!
Cassandra Lyons
This is my second headshot session with Michael so yes I am impressed with Michael. Michael makes everything about the session both hassle and pain free from booking to receiving your final shots. Michael (as he says on his website used to be a actor) this is so helpful as he knows what is required what will work and what won't. During the shoot Michael gives really clear concise accessible direction as well. Michael has a keen eye for detail and composition and creates striking and interesting colours and lighting as well as taking brilliant shots of everyone. Have a look at his website there is such a variety of faces ages sexes types etc and everyone has very arresting shots. As well as being delighted with the finished product I know in the past I have taken stress into previous shoots and perhaps what is really worth its' weight in gold is how calm and relaxing both Michael and his lovely Make Up Artist Terri Pace are. for the duration of the session I felt like I was just having a lovely old chat.
Charlotte Wallis
Amazing photographer, extremely helpful and made the whole experience very relaxed for my daughter
Daniel Tofangsazan
Michael is immensely talented and well versed in photography, I trust his judgement entirely when it comes to lighting and any small nuances that anyone else might miss.
Kaiden DuBois
Incredibly easy photographer to work with, and amazing final shots. I would definitely recommend!
Jessie Roberts
Jessie Roberts
Child Actor
Fantastic professional photo shoot highly recommend
Rebecca Cooper
Pro through and through.
Rebecca Quinn
Great result and was really relaxed throughout, would definitely recommend.
Devanshu Oza
Devanshu Oza
Actor
I highly recommend Michael! Made the photo shoot a breeze to go through. He certainly know what he is doing!
Sorcha Verey
Sorcha Verey
Actor
A brilliant headshot photographer! Excellent with me as a first timer, helped build a natural, comfortable and organic working environment. highly recommended.
Airlie Scott
Airlie Scott
Actor
Michael was fantastic, very professional, good at putting you at your ease too.
Sarah-Jane Dent
Michael Warley is very professional,and makes you feel relaxed.Im very happy with my Headshots.
Annie Orchard
Michael is an excellent photographer who puts you at ease from the moment you set foot in the studio. He has a great way of helping you achieve your desired looks and I was so pleased with my end selection of photos.
Amelia Blackwell
Wonderful headshot photographer, and lovely guy!
Daisy England
Michael was brilliant to work with! He was warm, understanding and worked with you to make sure you got the best head-shots possible.
Virginia Byron
Michael immediately put me at ease. I recommend him whole-heartedly.
Bo Molloy
Bo Molloy
Choreographer
I could not recommend this photographer enough. He was welcoming, friendly and treated me extremely well. Photos were retouched on time.
Angie Smith
Angie Smith
Actor
We had a great session - Michael makes the whole process so easy! I'm really happy with the results, ended up with lots of options to choose from - I think it's the best set of photos I've had done. I would recommend him every time.
Gavin Duff
Gavin Duff
Voice Over: English
Great service, makes getting your headshot fun
David Houston
At the top of his game. "Top theatre photographer" The Stage
Gordon Peaston
Michael is sublime. I was thoroughly impressed with the entire experience. He relaxes you, makes you feel comfortable and works very collaboratively with you and never dictates his own agenda. He is a wonderfully supportive photographer - i have no hesitation in recommending him. I'm delighted with my results.
Catherine McDonough
Catherine McDonough
Voice Over: English
Fantastic photographer, amazing to work with and pays attention to detail
Catherine McDonough
One of the best photographers I have worked with. Takes care and makes sure your shoot is individual to you. Relaxed and comfortable which is vital for great shots
Peter Donegan
Great photographer who makes you feel very relaxed. Will definitely be using Michael's services again.
Jd Hunt
Jd Hunt
Actor
A truly great photographer; Michael is knowlegable, patient and really puts you at ease. My session as worth every penny and we got some great shots cover a wide range.
Jade Kelly
Jade Kelly
Actor
It was awesome to have my first ever headshot session with Michael! Would recommend to all!
Christopher G. Jones
Michael was an amazing photographer. Impressively skilled and knowledgeable, easy to get on with and spent about 10 minutes grinding coffee for me before the shoot! His photographs speak much more for his skill than my words can!
Chris Vincent
I would go Michael again.
Carla Cresswell
I can not recommend this photographer enough! Headshot's to me are very daunting and probably my most least favourite part about the industry, but my mind was completely changed after my session with Michael. He made me feel so at ease throughout the session and was very encouraging as well as collaborative. The images are spectacular, he is well and truly gifted from god. He also comes with the option of a lovely MUA Terri Pace, which I can assure you that you are most definitely in safe hands when it comes to both makeup and photographer!
Scarlett Jolly
Scarlett Jolly
Child Actor
Fantastic!!!!
Jenine Stacey
I was really worried about feeling at ease and comfortable in my shoot and was also concerned that I just wouldn't get any decent photos for that reason. Michael immediately made me feel relaxed and was utterly brilliant. He communicated well during the shoot, allowing me to view photos and look at what did and didn't work. I left there feeling much more confident infront of the camera and reassured that I would have good images. Which I did.
Mark Topping
Mark Topping
Actor
Great to work with. Produces great headshots. Best in the business.
Joanna Wills
Joanna Wills
Actor
Great headshots - could not recommend him enough. TOP TOP GUY!
Carla Espinoza
Michael is great! He took so many great shots that I spend a week to chose my final ones. I am very pleased.
Alex Gaumond
Alex Gaumond
Actor
Couldn't be happier with my new headshots. I highly recommend Michael for his friendly, relaxed and efficient approach to getting the best out of the session and really delivering some outstanding results.
Kate Kelly
Kate Kelly
Actor
Micheal Wharely turned my usual dread filled, hateful headshot experience into a suprisingly fun and enjoyable afternoon. He's kind, honest, and extremely generous not only with his advice but his time too. He made me feel really comfortable and maybe for the first time I have headshots to be proud off. Very happy with the results.
Tom Lorimer
Tom Lorimer
Actor
Fantastic photographer. Consummate professional and great fun.
James William Ward
Michael Wharley does fantastic shots. He manges to create a truly diverse portfolio that is upto date and makes full use of the recent introduction of colour headshots
David Whitney
I can not recommend Michael enough he is brilliant . his photos have tripled my audiences
Yeliz Simsek
Yeliz Simsek
Actor
Very nice to work with Michael.
Noro Napravnik
Awesome experience. Easy going and knows exactly what to do. Time well spent.
Natasha Murphy
What an amazing photographer and lovely person to shoot with! I have some amazing Headshots for my portfolio showcasing a range of different looks. Highly recommend his relaxed approach and tailoring the session to suit you, brings out incredible results.
Kitty Roe
Kitty Roe
Actor
Absolutely loved working with Michael - he was helpful, friendly and very encouraging and gave great direction. He totally put me at ease and in control of my headshot session. There were plenty of chances to make changes or tweaks to my look, and to see the headshots we had taken and see if there was anything I'd like to change. Cups of tea and lovely conversation. Absolutely recommended, worth every penny. Thanks!!
Grace  Doherty
Grace Doherty
Child Actor
Michael was great, calm, efficient,incisive and made Grace feel very relaxed. An effortless shoot and a cool location.
Sarah Morgan
Sarah Morgan
Actor
Michael is fantastic to work with! He knows exactly how to help you get what you want from your shoot, and he's also great fun and made me feel very at ease. I would highly recommend him!
Anna Bolton
Anna Bolton
Actor
Michael Wharley lived up to all the reviews. The session was relaxed, professional and dare I say it - fun! I absolutely recommend him to any actor looking for high quality, tailored images which give you a range of looks to choose from and most importantly look like you at the end of it.
Cornelius Geaney
The best headshot photographer in the business
James Petherick
Terrific photographer; high quality pics, helpful, sensitive and professional.
Jodie McGregor
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Nelson.E Ward
An excellent headshot photographer.
Mark Arnold
Mark Arnold
Actor
Fabulous. Wonderful to work with.
Orlando Brooke
Brilliant session with Michael Wharley - he makes you feel at ease and brings out your personality with ease.
Lauren Hillyer
Michael Wharley is a fantastic photographer. He really makes you feel comfortable and takes his time to capture the perfect headshot. He works with you and makes sure you leave his studio happy with the results. You get to review your photos after each set, which is great because you can see what you like/dislike. Using natural lighting, he really captures the depth needed for a perfect headshot. I will be going back again next year.
Kathryn Goldsmith
Michael is a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. Easy, friendly and fun are perfect words to describe the session with him. My second shoot with him and even more impressed than last time.
James Petherick
James Petherick
Voice Over: English
Great photographer and lovely fella to boot! Would highly recommend Michael to anyone.
Tanya Page
Tanya Page
Actor
Michael is a great photographer who is incredibly helpful and puts you at your ease straight away
Owen G Bevan
Owen G Bevan
Actor
This man... if anyone, can make you feel like you're a professional once more. Clear shots giving colour and clarity and above all, PERSONALITY. His shots lift your image from the screen and page and give you real life in the eyes of a casting director. I would work with him, again and again.
Lucy Scammell
I'm pretty confident that choosing Michael Wharley for my headshots will be the best career decision I make this year.
Jane Goddard
Jane Goddard
Actor
Excellent photographer who only improves as years go on. He's done my last 3 sessions and I've always been delighted with the results.
Tanya Vital
Tanya Vital
Actor
Best Headshots I've had in 15 years! Made me feel welcome and comfortable. Never rushed and worked with me rather than against me. THOROUGHLY recommended
Elliot Hadley
Thoroughly impressed by Michael from the start. A true professional and a gentleman. We discussed what I wanted from my session and he put me at ease. It was so pleased with the outcome.
Penelope Read
Amazing photographer.
Chris Udoh
Chris Udoh
Actor
Very easy going and great to work with. Made my first experience taking head shots less daunting.
Eleanor Young
Fantastic, Michael gets you exactly what you're after and is wonderfully 'progressive' about modern headshots!
Sophie Jugé
Sophie Jugé
Actor
Michael made me feel relaxed and directed me gently and clearly throughout the session. Pausing to look at the shots that we had so far was really helpful in bringing out even more great shots. He is really talented and can't be recommended highly enough. A wonderful start to 2015!
Nick Edison
Nick Edison
Actor
great experience working with Mike. I don't like having head shots taken, but he made it fun and produced a load of great shots! Thanks Mike!
Christophe Hespel
Christophe Hespel
Voice Over: French
Very impressed with Michael's work! Amazing headshots!!!
Chris Hespel
Chris Hespel
Actor
I am very impressed with Michael's work! The best headshots I've ever had! Highly recommended!
Shirley Valentine
Great Photographer
Matthew Ronchetti
Matthew Ronchetti
Voice Over: English
Great session, very happy with the results. Well worth the money
Miss Asia
Miss Asia
Actor
Head-shots taken by Michael Wharley Photography in 2014.
Justin Groves
Michael was amazing to work with. As soon as I got to the studio he made me feel completely relaxed. When we were shooting the photos he made it feel like two friend hanging out, but still he produced very high professional photos.
Kluane Saunders
Michael's pre-shoot e-mail helped me prep well for the shoot. At the shoot itself he put me at ease straight away and made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. At the end I had lots of great shots with different looks to choose from.
Samantha Vaughan
Michael was fantasic. I had a great session, felt really at ease, felt like I was achieving everything I wanted from the time we had and had a lot of great advice thrown in, brilliant! Would whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a great headshot photographer.
Kate Lush
Kate Lush
Actor
Absolutely fantastic experience - great shoot and great results, and a super nice guy as well. Makes you very comfortable, while directing each shot to get the best shot.
Lindsay Atherton
Perfect shots that captured everything I needed.
David Curtis
David Curtis
Actor
Working with Michael was a really enjoyable experience. His professional friendly manner really put me at ease and made for a very fun and successful shoot. The pictures were all amazing and it was hard to choose.
Bomi Lee
Bomi Lee
Actor
I had a wonderful session with Michael. He was professional, helpful and fun! Highly recommend him!
Robert Chambers
Michael Wharley is a top photographer and lovely bloke. Put me totally at ease making it a really fun few hours. I'll certainly be getting further shots done through him
Lauren Backler
A fantastic headshot photographer who put me at ease straight away, and delivered fantastic polished results. I would highly recommend Michael Wharley to any actor looking to update their headshots!
Emma Kendrick
An incredible photographer who captures the essence of who you are. Would highly recommend again and again.
Kirsty Linton
Michael was brilliant to work with! Very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend him to everyone!
Louise Melville
Michael Wharley was great to work with, he really put you at ease and knew what he was doing! Great photographs as a result.
Laura Wolfe
Laura Wolfe
Actor
Brilliant headshot photographer, produced the best headshots I've ever had.
Helen Bovey
Helen Bovey
Actor
A fantastic photographer who is very professional and made me feel at ease during the photo shoot. I am very pleased with the results of the shoot and would recommend him to any actor.
Pearl Marsland
Fun and relaxing to work with and excellent results. Highly recommended!
Philippa Howard
Cannot recommend Michael for headshots highly enough!! I'm thrilled with the results. All the looks I hoped for were achieved, surpassing my expectations. Only problem was narrowing down the choices. Plus I had a blast! I had a real dislike and almost fear of photoshoots. This recent shoot with Michael has changed all that! He got to know what my needs were and still fought to fit that into the cheapest package for me. Despite my explaining I was willing to pay for the Premier. He carefully directed me and relaxed me to the point where I was having fun (unbelieveable!) We regularly checked to see we were getting the shots I wanted and Michael was very easy to be honest and open with. A fantastic experience!
Philippa Carson
http://www.michaelwharley.com/ He's awesome!
Ed Bailey
Ed Bailey
Actor
I had a great two and a half hours. Michael has knowledge, skill, warmth and free sweets. He ran the shoot brilliantly and delivered proofs and final shots very promptly. Absolutely superb.
Matthew Ronchetti
A very enjoyable session with great shots, would thoroughly recommend!
Sarah Rorbach
This is the second time I have used Michael, and I would recommend every time and to anyone. He really knows how to get the best out of you and will always give more than his best to create a professional, diverse portfolio for you.
Jade Smart
Jade Smart
Actor
A brilliant photographer who completely understands actors needs and wants. I felt completely relaxed and at ease, which allowed me to achieve the shots I wanted. I will most definitely be returning and would recommend to any budding or professional actor.
Katie Ward
Katie Ward
Actor
A true professional with a unique skill at capturing the real "you" in a headshot. A great experience and lovely guy!
Rhiannon Owens
I had a lovely morning shooting with Michael. He made me feel very comfortable and took the time to help me decide on the looks I wanted. We took some initial test shots and reviewed them to see what colours worked and discuss any concerns. We then went on to shoot indoors and outdoors with various lights and backgrounds. Michael provided plenty of guidance along the way and I got to review each new batch of pictures to confirm I was happy with them. I felt like I had plenty of time and left feeling very confident that I had achieved what I wanted to out of the shoot. I am very happy with the final result.
Ronan McMahon
Excellent headshot session, production and rapid turn around. Delighted with the results.
Hannah Farmer
These were my first headshots so I was a little nervous, not quite knowing what to expect. Michael was absolutely fantastic, explained to me what I would be doing, made me feel really at ease and I was very pleased with the results. I would highly recommend his services.
Natasha Staples
Natasha Staples
Voice Over: English
Michael is wonderful to work with and the results exceeded my hopes!
George McVeagh
Great guy to work with - very pleased with the end product
Dimitar Stoyanov
Michael is great photographer and artist
Veroniki Kyriakopoulou
Michael Wharley is an excellent photographer and great professional to work with. It was my first professional headshot experience and Michael was very helpful and understanding, always offering constructive suggestions. Michael’s experience as an actor himself also gives him a great understanding of how to keep your relaxation but also focus in the right place in order to get the most out of the session. Would definitely recommend him! Thank you again for some great shots! Veroniki Kyriakopoulou, 2 Year Acting - Drama Studio London
Lauren Donovan
I am so pleased with Michael's shots. The whole session was enjoyable as Michael makes you feel completely relaxed and comfortable. I would highly recommend to any actors needing new or first headshots.
Tamara Cole
Tamara Cole
Actor
It was a pleasure working with Michael Wharley, it was very professional and enjoyable.
Robert Rowe
Robert Rowe
Actor
Michael's approach is reassuring and encouraging, starting with the excellent advice on his website about how to prepare for the shoot.When you get there he works with you to get exactly what you want, using different settings and looks, and goes through all the results with you on the spot, advising you what will work best. He delivers the finished shots quickly and in very high quality. Michael knows the market inside-out and works with you to produce just what you need to get you noticed.
Sean Connell
Sean Connell
Actor
Great photographer, hugely informative about his process and works with you. Recommended!
Laura Fitzpatrick
Friendly and professional!
Bella Barlow
Bella Barlow
Actor
brilliant photographer and really fun shoot. would recommend to anyone as he really focuses on the individual.
Natasha Staples
The best photographer I've ever sat for.
Efy Levy
Efy Levy
Actor
The session was amazing! I couldn't recommend Michael more highly. Not only was he professional, but also extremely warm and nice and made me feel really confident. Having gone through other people's headshots I knew he would be the right person to go for, and I was right.
Ceridwen Smith
I am delighted with my headshot sessions with Michael, who has now done my photos several times. He always manages to put his clients at ease, as well as being knowledgeable with a good understanding of the industry. I find his sessions very reasonably priced, highly productive and enjoyable! I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Marie Bushell
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Alison Tennant
I would thoroughly recommend Michael to take anybody's pictures. His manner put me at ease straight away and he did everything in his power to make sure that I was 100% satisfied with the final products. I am very pleased with them.
Alexis Leighton
Michael was fabulous to work with, he had clarity and vision but gave space and freedom. A truly collaborative session and great fun as well. I recommend him highly but don't just take my say-so - try for yourself!!!!!
Ben Murrell
Ben Murrell
Actor
Absolutely great photographer, really cares about what he photographs. I would recommend to any actor wanting headshots.
Michalianna Ioli Theofanopoulou
Michael is amazing at what he is doing. He is a professional and at the same time makes you feel relaxed and helps you to get the best out of your pictures. It was my first photo session and I will be definitely going back!
Kelly Tennant
Brilliant photographer, very comfortable environment and made the whole session enjoyable. Photos are with you by the next day and within a week of choosing my final shots they were back to me in a perfect condition and ready to use. I would definitely recommend Michael to anybody, very reasonable price and fab photos at the end!
Heather Wilson
Michael was absolutely brilliant to work with, I felt confident throughout the whole shoot that my headshots would be wonderful and he didn't fail to impress.Excellent value, I will be recommending him to fellow actors in the future. I will also be using him again when it comes time to update.
Paul Valentine
Paul Valentine
Voice Over: English
Very good headshots. Worked in a relaxed environment. Highly recommended.
Nathalie Nightingale
Absolutely fantastic session with Mr. Wharley, made me feel very relaxed and comfortable, the three hour session just flew by! Really really pleased with the results as well.
Liam Fleming
Liam Fleming
Actor
Fantastic photographer who made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. I recommend him thoroughly.
Amanda Kelly
Amanda Kelly
Actor
Most enjoyable photoshoot, with a great guy and great results. Highly reccommed him.
Shyam Bhatt
Shyam Bhatt
Actor
So very impressed - Michael was brilliant to work with and knew exactly how to get what was needed out of the session. The session was relaxed and professional; I would return to Michael and recommend him to anyone else. Thank you!
Feyi Babalola
Michael is very professional and good at what his does. He has a great eye for detail and he does everyhing he can to ensure that he captures you at your best. Michael understands that actors need to portray a range of cast types which is extremely benifical and helpful for the actor. You are also able to view your images during your shoot which is fantasic.
Carole Bremson
Great photographer!
David McClelland
I can thoroughly recommend working with Michael Wharley. Not only does Michael understand the science and the art of the headshot, but he totally gets actors and knows how best to collaborate with them to get the best from a shoot. The session itself is relaxed and friendly but focused and productive. I particularly valued the opportunity to take a look at and discuss shots during the session, giving me confidence in the shots themselves as well as in myself. The results of Michael's work are there for all to see: superb headshots that get actors work. Now, isn't that what we all want?
Robert Harding
Michael Wharley is an excellent choice of photographer for anybody wanting a truly professional headshot portfolio. He has an acute ability to get to the heart of your casting range and will bring out all aspects of it. If you have a clear idea of what you want your headshot portfolio to show, Michael Wharley will definitely deliver the photos you want and, more importantly, need to succeed.
Rob Langston
Rob Langston
Actor
Really happy with my head shots from Michael Wharley, managed to create many different images with different light and feel.
Emma Burn
Emma Burn
Actor
Very happy with my new shots, highly recommend Michael!
Natalie Rosewood
Absolutely fantastic photographer, very pleased with the results. Made me feel relaxed and a lovely man to work with. Also very reasonably priced, I would recommend him to anybody seeking highly professional head shots.
Aaron Owen Bailey
A Fantastic photographer and a fantastic shoot. Could not be happier with the result.
Tamsin Goodwin
Tamsin Goodwin
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Highly recommended.
Magdalene Mills
This was a great session, and the pictures are fantastic. He knew what I wanted and made sure we got it.
Amy Pryke
Amy Pryke
Actor
I was so impressed and happy with the way my photos turned out, they really capture my casting and the session itself was brilliant; Michael made it very relaxing, and was very helpful answering any questions I had, gave great advice and was happy to listen to any suggestions. I would highly reccomend him to anyone who needs a great headshot
Simon Rhys-Jones
Michael holds a fun and relaxed session to get the best out of the model/actor/actress. I would defiantly recommend.
Owyn Stephens
I always go with Michael as i think he does the most fantastic photos.
Siobhan Schulz
I really enjoyed working with Michael and was more than happy with the results.
Pall Palsson
Pall Palsson
Actor
Very happy with the photo session and the results.
Kevin Golding
Excellent photo session with Michael.He kept the whole shoot very relaxed,gave me some great advice about the type of looks to go for.It all went wonderfully smooth and i'm very happy with the results.
Colin Burden
Colin Burden
Actor
Website michaelwharley.com
Sophie Wilding
Working with Michael was great. He was very friendly and helpful, taking the time to find out what I want over a cup of tea, offering suggestions and giving us time to look through the pictures several times throughout the session. I'm really happy with the results too!
James Hamer-Morton
A superb casual yet professional session. Had a lot of fun, and Michael found it seemingly easy to capture the best of me. Would highly recommend.
Dave Watkin
Dave Watkin
Musician
Fantastic photographer... highly recommend! www.michaelwharley.co.uk
Adrian Fear
Adrian Fear
Actor
I'd strongly recommend anybody having photos taken to have a look at Michael's site www.michaelwharley.co.uk and click on the link 'Wharley in 'The Stage'' and have a look at some of his excellent articles including ones on headshot trends and the nature of casting and perhaps most invaluably an article on what you get from various popular photographer and for how much. During the session Michael listens carefully to what you want from your photos and is technically and creatively expert to capture that. Turn around for contact sheet and finished prints was very fast and just another aspect of his attention to detail that makes him an excellent photographer.
Paul Linghorn
Excellent photographer who makes you feel at ease and charges incredibly reasonable prices particularly for students and those whom like his facebook page.
Joanna King
Joanna King
Actor
Michael Wharley is BY FAR the best photographer I have ever worked with. Over the many years I have struggled feeling comfortable in front of a 'still' camera and trying to display my character as an Actress.... Until I had my session with Michael Wharley. I had 24 perfect shots to choose from?! Never had to struggle to much to choose from 24! Absolutely the best session ever.
Chris Carroll
A great photographer. Michael makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed, and knows exactly what to say to get the best out of you. He is very professional, and best of all, charges a very fair proce. The turnaround on the shoot was very fast too, I had a contact sheet to view online, the same day and within another day or two had my final choices ready. Highly recommended.
Pedd Raam
Pedd Raam
Actor
Great collaborative photography session and professional and artistic insight and high quality heaedshots for professional actors - is what you get at Michael Wharley Photography :)
Robert Ravelli
Robert Ravelli
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Very good to work with.
Robert Ravelli
Very good to work with and provides quality feedback on which headshots work best.
Nitin Parashar
great stuff.highly recomended.very friendly and give you a time to bring real imotions.Thanx
Tamsin Goodwin
I had a very relaxing and enjoyable session. I was very happy with the photos and I think they represent the way I look and my personality well. I would throughly recommend him.
Alice Bell
Alice Bell
Actor
Instantly at ease with a warm welcome from this charming photographer. The results were better than I anticipated and I am delighted to recommend him to any actor wanting a portfolio. The only trauma is in choosing which to use, there are so many good pictures.
Simone Douani
I did my last headshots with Michael and was great to work with him. He is very professional and reliable.I Highly recommend him to anyone who needs very good headshots!
Jessica Gardner
An excellent photographer who really knows what he is doing. Gave me exactly what I wanted!
Rebekah Roe
Rebekah Roe
Actor
Great photographer, fantastic rates. A very relaxed, enjoyable photo session. Very pleased with the results. I recommend Michael to anyone and everyone needing headshots.
Alex Scott Fairley
Michael's an excellent photographer, and I was very, very happy with the shots he took. He's been an actor himself, so has a unique insight into how to put an actor at ease when shooting, and what an actor needs from his/her headshots. I'd definitely recommend him!
Hannah Whittingham
I'd recommend Michael highly - a great, chilled out session with a guy who seriously knows his stuff.
Nicole Anderson
I was very impressed with my session with Michael. He listened to what I wanted from the session, gave advice on my casting and talked with me about the variety of looks I wanted. I was extremely happy with the range of shots we took and think they have contributed to the casting calls I have obtained since.

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