What’s the difference between a portrait and a headshot?

There is a distinct difference between a portrait or portraiture photograph and a headshot.  A portrait involves a person or groups of people that captures the personality by using tools such as backdrops, lighting and poses etc and are generally more artistic.   A headshot aims to realistically capture a person’s appearance and have traditionally been used by actors, singers, models, businesses persons and more recently by everyday people wanting a professional picture for social media, LinkedIn, about us pages on websites, profile pictures for dating websites and personal branding.


Give us a call, email or use the form on the contact page.   Mark, our in-house photography or Ann-Marie, studio manager will give you a call back to discuss your requirements.  As we are open seven days a week, between the hours of 10:00am to 8:00pm, we can arrange a convenient time to book your photography session.  

If you are coming to the studio by car, there is free on street parking.  You can use Google maps below for direction from your location.  If your arrival is via public transport, we've provided a City Maps planner.  We are located between two railway stations, Streatham Station which is 10 minutes walk away and Streatham Common station which is 5-7 minutes walk away. 


We aim to create a relaxing atmosphere, so you will be welcomed to the studio with a beverage of your choice and some nibbles.  

You would have already talked to our photographer about your requirements on the phone or in person prior to your arrival however on photoshoot day please feel free to ask any further questions that you require.  

Take a brief look at what a photoshoot looks like  at our studio on the video on the left and below see the end results.   On this shoot there were dress changes and for your convenience there are two changing areas and a make up table with lighted mirror in the studio for last minute touch ups.  

After your photoshoot, at a time convenient for yourself, you will be invited back to the studio to pick your favourite print or prints to take home and to discuss how you would like your portrait presented.   The pictures below are from the above video's photoshoot.