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.

    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.


    - '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.

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  • Efy Levy
    Efy Levy
    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.
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