headshots information

"I sincerely recommend Mark to everyone. It was such a nerve wracking experience for me having professional photos taken as I absolutely hate being in front of the camera. But l actually really like the photos he has taken and he put me at ease from the moment we met, talking through the process for the 1 1/2 hour session! I shall remember the techniques he taught me when anyone takes a photograph of me from now on. He is a miracle worker and I will be recommending his services to ALL! Thanks again."

Client testimonial for Colchester, Clacton, Chelmsford, Essex Headshot Photographer Mark Coventry

"You only get one chance to make a first impression"

What to expect:

We will have a consultation meeting before the shoot to discuss everything, so that you are fully informed about all aspects of the session. This can be conducted over the phone, via a Zoom meeting, or at the studio.

During your headshot session I will shoot as many different looks as possible in the time allowed in order to give you a range of images to choose from that will suit your needs.

I like to review the images as we go so that I can coach you and give you tips and tricks that will help you to look amazing in your Headshots. By editing as we go we can adjust the look and feel of your images if we need to.

At the end of the session we will go through and choose the images you would like to purchase. I will then edit them for you and deliver them as fully edited digital files.

Editing and Retouching:

I will personally edit and retouch your chosen images to the standard you can see in my headshots gallery. Images will be edited to give a pleasing colour balance that is correct on my computer screen, with pre-discussed blemish removal carried out to a level that I feel is appropriate. If you would like any additional retouching after delivery, there will be an additional charge.

My style:

I like to shoot in a style that produces eye-catching, stand-out headshots that will get you noticed. If you would like your headshots taken in a particular style please mention this before your session. As stated above, we will review the images as we go, so if there is anything you feel that you would like to change with regard to the style, this should be addressed during the session, as it's obviously too late to fix anything after you have left the studio.

What to wear:

Plain clothing works best, as anything boldly patterned or striped can be too distracting. Bring at least 4 different clothing options, but more if you can, so we have a good selection to choose from and can see what will work best for you. Only bring clothing that is a good fit, and that you are happy and confident wearing. Iron your selection and hang them on hangers to transport to the studio to avoid creasing.

Jewellery should be kept to a minimum. Stud type earrings are best, and distracting hooped or dangly earrings should ideally be removed. Necklaces can also be distracting.

Hair and Make-up:


Hair should be ready to shoot in the style that you would like to present yourself. We can shoot a couple of different styles as the session progresses.

Make-up is best kept subtle, as bright colours will be very distracting. It's best to start off fairly light and maybe add as we go to achieve different looks. It's also best to avoid any face powders that have a sheen to them, a matt finish is preferred. Lipsticks can be a gloss finish.

If you would like to have a Hair and Makeup Professional attending as well there would be an additional fee to cover their costs.


I don't advise men using any make-up at all. All chosen images will be retouched, so blemishes can be removed.

Hair should be ready to shoot in the style that you would like to present yourself. If you have facial hair it looks best if it is groomed so please be ready for your session.

If you would like to have a Hair Styling Professional attending as well there would be an additional fee to cover their costs.

Booking and Deposit:

The Session Fee is required at the time of booking to secure your date and time, and is non-refundable, although you can reschedule your booking, due to unforeseen circumstances, once before losing your session fee.

I look forward to helping you promote yourself or your business, but if you have any questions please feel free to contact me for a no obligation chat.