Sheila Burnett - Headshot Photographer

  • Contact Name
    Sheila Burnett
  • About
    Sheila Burnett : Professional Theatre Photographer who also specialises in Actor's Headshots. She has had over 20 years experience and can offer advise on hair/make up and all things related to your session.

    I work from my studio in Maida Vale W9. I'm easy to reach by either bus or tube just 20 minutes from the West End. All sessions take place indoors and out, I have a place for you to freshen up, change, do make up, shave etc. I like to start with a chat about hair, make up & outfits so I can offer my advice and guidance.

    I tend to work in the afternoons, 12 noon onwards and also at weekends

    My special rate for CCP Members is £225
    ( 10% discount off regular rate - none members £250 )
    inclusive of vat and costs

    This includes a 2 hour plus shoot : 100 proofs in b/w and colour : 5 re-touched highly finished final shots. Your favourite photo will be printed for you on 10x8 glossy photographic paper and sent to you by post, meanwhile your final high res images will be sent online by WE Transfer.

    An average of 250 photographs are taken throughout, I do the first edit with your approval and send the proofs by email 24 hours later or sooner if urgent.

    All further details are on line, including Student rates and shared sessions.
    Any questions you have, you may find the answers on my FAQ page on my headshot website, if you would like to chat in person, call me on 020 7289 3058 or 07974 731391
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Testimonials

Tom Slatter
Tom Slatter
Actor
Wonderful woman. Highly Recommended.
Jimi Carruthers
Sheila Burnett is a great photographer, very good to work with. She put me at ease, we did some studio shots and outdoor shots in a lovely garden. I really like that the headshots look natural and not over-polished. When I have attended castings I have been told that they are pleased to see that the photos look like me and that sometimes actors do not resemble their pictures.
Ashley Clarredge
Very impressed with how my headshots came out and I couldn't recommed Sheila more highly or enough
David G Robinson
An excellent and most professional photographer.
Susan Graham
Susan Graham
Actor
The most wonderful photographer. Highly recommend.
Philip Delancy
This is the second time I've used Sheila. Very happy with the result.
Emily Deane
Emily Deane
Actor
Sheila is a fantastic photographer who really made me feel at ease, quick turnaround on photos too.
Harry Dillon
Harry Dillon
Actor
Brilliant and lovely
Emma Galliano
I really enjoyed working with Sheila, she is great at making you feel relaxed and I had total confidence in her ability as a photographer throughout the shoot. I would definitely recommend her for your head shots.
Karl Brown
Karl Brown
Actor
Sheila was amazing to work with. Very fun, got some amazing shots.
Angel Hearn
Angel Hearn
Actor
My session with Sheila was amazing! She really put me at ease during the process and I couldn't believe the incredible results!
Jill Donker Curtius
Fantastic session with Sheila. She made me feel very at ease (so important!) and we also had fun, which resulted in the best headshots ever. She was prompt in getting the proofs to me and helped me chose the best ones. I would whole heartedly recommend her.
Marie Hamm
Marie Hamm
Actor
Super friendly and puts you at your ease. Helps you to sucessfully capture your desired look. Takes studio and outdoor photos
Alice Bloomer
Absolutely wonderful to work with. Made me feel incredibly comfortable behind the Camera, and turned out Lovely photos.
Thomas Stocker
Sheila was a pleasure to work with, she made me feel very comfortable and took her time to get to know me which I really liked.
Michelle Campbell-Jones
The best!
Eddie Chamberlin
I always love working with Sheila she knows how to get the best out of you.
Jo Ola
Jo Ola
Actor
A female photographer you can rely on!
Elizabeth Lau
Sheila was wonderful to work with, highly recommended!
Lyn Mann
Lyn Mann
Actor
Sheila Burnett is a very experienced, warm and enthusiastic professional photographer. She gave lots of really useful advice and put me totally at ease. I was delighted with the range and quality of the headshots.
Veronika Smit
Sheila is a lovely person to work with, with a well of experience. She's fully devoted to the moment and to capturing her object in the best possible way. She made me feel safe and relaxed. I'm very pleased with the result.
Sydney K Smith
Sheila is so lovely.I had a fantastic time working with her. A true professional.
Helga Ragnars
Loved working with Sheila and would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for new images to work with. Very helpful coaching and varied photos from the session.
Benjamin Judah
Phenomenal - very professional, and a pleasure to work with.
Paul Willcocks
Really relaxed and enjoyable session. Fully supportive in finding the right look. A very professional experience.
Anarosa De Eizaguirre Butler
Sheila is a wonderful photographer and really puts you at ease . Her studio is very comforting and you just feel at home. It's like having your friend take pictures of you!
Gordon Lamont
Great to work with. A skilled and supportive professional with great results and an impressive client list.
Mark Stern
Mark Stern
Actor
Had a great photo shoot with Sheila, I would happily recommend her.
Aurora Ejikeme
I recently had a Photo-shoot session with Sheila. It was so good. She made me feel comfortable and asked me about myself. Sheila was polite and kind, to me. Then we decided together what outfits to where for the photos. And she gave me advise on what make up would bring out my best features (i.e mascara to make my eyes look bigger and brighter). The whole session lasted 2 hours. She was an absolute delight to work with. I have to say the best photographer I have worked with so far!
Michelle Campbell-Jones
Michelle Campbell-Jones
Voice Over: English
Absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Sheila makes you feel comfortable and puts you at ease straight away. The photos are all fantastic and Sheila really pays extra attention to checking up on your hair/make up through out the shoot. I'll can't recommend her enough!
Natasha Du Prez
I highly recommend this photographer, as she made the photographing experience so relaxed and enjoyable, and she produced many very high quality photographs for me to choose from.
James Barnes
James Barnes
Actor
Sheila is a wonderful photographer. She made me feel very relaxed and completely at ease
Tim Hilborne
Tim Hilborne
Actor
Sheila has such a great rapport that makes the sessions fun and productive with good outdoor and indoor set up. The resulting headshots have been excellent and the hardest part was narrowing down the choice from an wonderful selection.
Faye Steiger
Faye Steiger
Actor
Sheila is a fabulous photographer and a really lovely lady. I felt like I was chatting to a good friend, making me feel completely relaxed throughout my shoot. There's no 'faffing' around, just straight to the point with enough natural shots as needed. I'm very happy and extremely impressed with her work and how much we got done within in an hour and a half. Thank you Sheila! :-)
Joanna Adam
Joanna Adam
Actor
Sheila is great. I spotted her offer on Mandy. Sheila is very professional, friendly and engaging which encourages opportunities for great shots. Thanks Sheila!
Grace Ward
Grace Ward
Actor
A wonderful experience. Sheila made me feel at ease. She took her time and I could tell she cared about getting the perfect shot, which was really appreciated.
Hannibal Latuff
Talented, friendly and full of creative ideas.
Leonora Fyfe
Leonora Fyfe
Actor
Very happy with this shoot. Sheila is anextremely efficient, versatile, professional and friendly photographer. Great rate too!
Evangeline Beaven
As part of the Mandy Monologue winning prize i was lucky enough to receive headshots from the lovely Sheila. She is a delight, always trying to capture my "sparkle" - we got on well and got some great shots to add to my portfolio.
Matt da Gama
Matt da Gama
Actor
Sheila was fantastic! Chatty and casual put me at ease and took magnificent shots! I recommend and will go back when more are needed!
Jacqueline Haigh
Sheila took fantastic pictures of the show - highly recommended!
Toni Brooks
Toni Brooks
Promo Staff
Very relaxed atmosphere and easy to talk to.
Jack Middleton
Sheila Burnett shoots and produces sharp images that capture a wide range in her actors. Slick and smart.
Juan Contreras
Sheila was helpful, professional and most of all friendly. Extremely happy with the results.
James Hepworth
Having my headshots taken with Sheila was a real pleasure. Not only did she put me at ease with her comforting yet professional demeanour but the final product was of a superior quality and as such I am very happy with the final results and will recommend her services and return to her in the future as well.
Susanna Paisio
Susanna Paisio
Voice Over: Italian
really a good and capable photographer
Rob Trend
Rob Trend
Actor
Sheila Is the most incredible photographer and an absolute joy to work with. You are put at ease as soon as you arrive at her studio which is welcoming and comfortable to immediately relax you. Sheila very quickly knows what your looking for after chatting over tea and then begins her magic. The results are astounding and you receive the proofs within hours and finished images the next day. I wholeheartedly recommend Sheila Burnett and I know you will be thrilled with results. Pure talent. Thank you Sheila until the next time. Rob
Susanna Paisio
I felt very confortable with her. Sheila worked in a very professional and generous way, always passing ease and never hurry
Amanda Waggott
wonderful lady
Alex Cowgill
Alex Cowgill
Actor
Sheila was amazing to work with. Put me totally at ease and made the whole session enjoyable and rewarding. Highly recommended
Freddie Buck
Freddie Buck
Actor
Sheila is incredible. With years of experience she is undoubtedly the best in the field. Resulting in incredible headshots from a completely relaxed session. Definitely contact Sheila if you want the best headshots.
Janet Cost-Chretien
Sheila was absolutely great. Such a welcoming personality and very perceptive. Despite me suffering from sore eyes after just a few hours I was walking away with 6 very different looks. By the time I was sat on the train going home she had sent me two contact sheets with lots of good options to choose from. Her experience and professionalism shone through from start to finish. Oh, and she has access to a beautiful garden for the outdoor shots.
Hugh Jezard
Hugh Jezard
Actor
Outdoor shot. 6 more available.
Miranda Allender
Sheila is an expert in Headshots and a wonderful photographer to work with.
Alistair Findlay
Excellent
Eden Ford
Eden Ford
Actor
After an experience with a photographer that I would rather forget, I was apprehensive about getting some headshots to say the least. I read carl proctor’s advice this time and used the headshothunter site, both have information worth reading as has CCP. I had spotted Sheila Burnetts’ entry on CCP and then found it on Headshothunter. I already liked her photos and hoped she would be someone I could work with. Sheila has a beautiful flat in a period block on the 4th floor. The stairs were the only uphill struggle that day. From the moment Sheila opened the door my apprehension started to slip away and I felt like I was speaking to a friend. Hopefully all photographers know how to use their cameras and lights and are proficient editors but knowing how to use your subject, well that discipline is unobtainable for some and for the few that master it, only do so by study and experience. Sheila immediately read the angst in my eyes, sat me down made a joke then made me tea. After that, like a director that finds the performance within you that you would never have found alone, she gently takes you by the mind and eases you through the shoot. She is meticulous, patient and seems to know immediately what she is looking for and you will know when she’s got it. When I received the contact sheet (the very next day) I was overwhelmed by the amount of useable shots, like most actors I find it so easy to see fault in any stills I see my self in but with hers they are just me and the face I see is the same one I see in the mirror, except with a sparkle that has given me more confidence than any headshot has before them. Thank-you Sheila you are an Artist.
Lesley Stone
Lesley Stone
Actor
Yes I enjoyed my session with her.
Kassem Tuza
Kassem Tuza
Actor
I found an add for professional head-shots by Sheila Burnett on CCP, so I got in touch with her for an appointment. Very easy and quick response to my inquiries. When I went to her studio she was very welcoming, warm and instantly made me feel at ease. It was apparent to me that she is a master of her craft as she knew precisely what to do and how to direct and communicate with me during the photo-shoot. I was extremely pleased with how things were going throughout the whole process and couldn't be any happier with the whole experience. I highly recommend her and would most definitely be seeing her again next year to update my head-shots.
Alexander Furno
She is an amazing artist and kno how to shot the magicw
Rebecca Wilde
Sheila was great to work with, very relaxing and fun and really made the session about what I wanted to achieve from my headshots. Very happy indeed with the results. Would recommend to anyone.
Tom Slatter
Tom Slatter
Actor
Wonderful woman. Highly Recommended.
Antonio McCartan
More than just great photographer, Sheila is also a great person. I really enjoyed the whole experience. Thank You. Antonio
Anthony Wolfe
Highly recommended. Sheila is a wonderful photographer - highly professional, friendly and efficient. Above all, she delivers excellent results.
Marian Buzoianu
Very good professional headshots, highly recommended!
Steffi DE LA O
Steffi DE LA O
Child Actor
Sheila Burnett is an absolutely talented, experienced photographer that captures the essence of a person in camera. She is also a nice and friendly person which makes the total photo experience a memorable moment. She also gave Steffi a few tips. Overall Sheila is the best photographer we have met.
Ian Chivers
Ian Chivers
Actor
A thoroughly enjoyable shoot & a pleasure to work with.
Toni Brooks
Toni Brooks
Actor
Sheila is really great. She's friendly, puts one at ease and really listens to what you want. I had such a great time with her - she doesn't rush and she really wants you to love your shots - which I do. Can't recommend her enough.
Jemima Greentree
Sheila was not only professional, she was hugely supportive, consultative and directed all of the shots with ease. She made you feel comfortable and ensured that the shoot was enjoyable. I was delighted by her pictures and I cannot recommend her more highly.
Roli Okorodudu
Patient. Professional. Prompt. Fun session.
Vita Oldershaw
Sheila is an EXCELLENT photographer! I am so pleased with my headshots from her, she's captured exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you Sheila B!
Evan Simmonds
Sheila Is a complete professional through and through. she was completely accommodating and warm. I felt like I got to know her very well over an hour which made me completely relaxed when it came to shoot. Sheila knows what she's doing!
Wayne Swann
Wayne Swann
Actor
Experienced, talented and of course professional... Thank you Sheila!
Diana Brooks
Diana Brooks
Actor
Very pleased with the resulting photos and indeed the pleasant photo session.
Astrid Stevens
Very relaxed and friendly photoshoot and I was really impressed with the results. I would highly recommend this photographer.
Janis Hudson (Tiffin)
Sheila Burnett is a great photographer. She is very friendly and has been in the industry a long time. She knows how to capture a good image.
Robert Donald
I chose Sheila Burnett after carefully examining several websites and was delighted with the results.
Alex Hogg
Alex Hogg
Voice Over: English
A great relaxed day , Shelia know just the look I wanted...
Alex Hogg
Alex Hogg
Actor
nice friendly photo shoot with a relaxed style...
Alexander Briem
Sheila is a brilliant photographer. One of the best.
Ben Anthony
Ben Anthony
Actor
Fantastic artist - Creates an comfortable and professional atmosphere whilst capturing the inner actor.
Jane Ledsom
Jane Ledsom
Actor
Sheila is wonderfully personable, relaxed and engaging. She takes excellent photographs in outdoor and studio settings getting to know your personality in the consultation and putting you at ease to get the best out of you. She is very prompt at getting your images to you and helpful with photo selection. I would HIGHLY recommend her and hope to use her again.
Rachel Kelly
Rachel Kelly
Actor
She was unbelievably lovely, patient and helpful towards me during the shoot.
Carol Soper
Carol Soper
Actor
Lovely relaxed atmosphere, a great photographer with great photos.
Felix Pring
Felix Pring
Actor
Sheila is very friendly and put me at ease with a cup of tea, despite my nerves about having a bad hair day, in her pleasant studio near Little Venice, London, W9, whilst we discussed what I wanted to achieve. She provided the facilities for me to make several changes in look and coaxed me into interesting expressions. The session was very efficient and took less than 90 minutes. I soon received a contact sheet and then started the difficult bit. My deal included two photographs but I was spoilt for choice and ended up having six paying a reasonable extra fee for the other four and they all arrived as 2.7MB jpeg files on a CD printed with my name together with the 10 by 8s. I am very pleased with the looks achieved. She is a very experienced photographer who I wholeheartedly recommend.
Charles Mugleston
Professional, sensitive, warm, generous, highly recommended - thankyou Sheila and all the best for the future. Charles Mugleston
Clare Perkins
Quite simply the best photo's i've had taken apart from the ones she did for me about 15 years ago, lovely laid back personalised session. thanks Sheila xx
Annmarie Hodson
Annmarie Hodson
Voice Over: English
Excellent photographer! Makes you feel at home and takes great natural pictures.
Fiona Watson
Fiona Watson
Actor
She is really wonderful, I love the pics of me that Sheila took. That's a first.
Andrew Lothian
Simply the best photographer that's ever taken pictures of me. she know's EXACTLY what she's doing.
Andrew Holloway
Sheila was accommodating, friendly and really helped me to relax. I recommend her to anyone seeking new headshots.
Joseph Browder
2010
Ian Pope
Ian Pope
Actor
Really great headshots.
Tuesday Betts
Sheila is a lovely lady and a fabulous photographer. I visited Sheila at her home and studio in Maida Vale and she instantly made me feel at ease. We had a coffee and a chat before we started working on the photographs and she gave me tips on my make-up and hair and how to hold my face and mouth in the photos. The whole process took approximately 2.5 hours and the finished results were very impressive. Sheila also keeps all photographs taken during the shoot on file so you can always order more in the future. The session was very good value for money and I highly recommend Sheila as a photographer.
Kirsty Henderson
Shelia Burnett is a fabulous photographer! She was professional but very friendly. I felt comfortable with her from the moment I stepped through the door. She took tons of photos and showed me them as we went along. I though the best thing about Shelia was that she automatically looked for my best side and the pose that made me look my best so I didn't end up with a contact sheets full of useless photographs. She deleted all the pictures where I was blinking or that were bad and gave me contact sheets where EVERY photograph is great. For the service you get the price is very low when compared with other top photograhpers and its a personal experience like so many aren't. I'm thrilled that I used Shelia and I will 100% use her agin in the future.
Iain Peacock
Iain Peacock
Actor
Very relaxed photography session; Sheila made me feel very comfortable and took so many excellent photos that I was hard pressed to choose the 4 to be printed.
Nigel Bernard
I really enjoyed the process of the whole shoot. She took her time too make me relax so she could take the right shots and never pressured me once and that was really helpful. I receieve fantastic comments about her pictures regurlarly so a big THANK YOU! to her
Bianca Arlette
Sheila Burnett was a pleasure to work with and I will definitely choose her again when I need new photos. She has a very specific look, her photos stand out even in the spotlight books because of Sheila's very unique use of light. The contrasts between light and dark give the images a striking look which doesn't suit everybody but for those who have the right features, Sheila Burnett is pure photographer gold. Also, she is a genuinely nice person and lovely to spend a couple of hours with.

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