Click HERE to book your actor headshot session. Payments must be made in advance and in full. The Headshot Truck is a cashless truck.
How do I book?
A typical session aboard The Headshot Truck is an hour to shoot 2 looks plus about an hour for make-up (30 minutes for guys). The Express Package lasts 40 minutes (20 minutes for light touch-ups and 20 minutes for shooting).
You'll board the truck and be greeted by our make-up artist / wardrobe consultants who will work with you getting to know your needs, goals, and personality. Average consult time is about 20 minutes per look. They'll not only help select and prep your clothes for you, but they'll also get you make-up ready. You'll then proceed to the shooting suite in the rear of the truck where our photography staff will create magic with you. The best part is, you can see the photos as their taken in real time! That way, when you leave the truck you'll know you've got the shots you’re looking for.
All of your photos will be delivered to you digitally 5 business days after your shoot. (10 business days if you are outside of Los Angeles.) All photos are color corrected. You'll get an email with a private link to your online gallery along with instructions on how to download all your photos in different sizes: low resolution for online use (LinkedIn, etc.) and high resolution for printing. If your package included a retouched image you will receive instructions on how to redeem your retouched image with your photos (retouched images take an additional 5 business days to be delivered).
Anywhere the wind takes us! We're mobile, so we're in different neighborhoods within the greater Los Angeles area every week.
Where do you shoot?
You may reschedule your appointment one time without a fee if you are more than 48hrs in advance. If you have to reschedule your appointment within 48 hours, you will be charged a $100 not-cool rescheduling fee.
If you miss your appointment, you will be charged the $100 fee to reschedule. (We do not guarantee providing service at the same location.)
No refunds will be provided for missed or cancelled appointments.
What if I need to cancel or miss my appointment?
Tell me more about make-up.
Our Express packages include 20 minutes of makeup touch ups before each look.
Can I bring my own make-up artist?
We do not work with outside make-up artists. You, of course, are welcome to come make-up ready too and forego our service (but it doesn't change the price).
What about hair?
Our make-up artist will touch up your hair and do slight adjustments for you but please come hair ready for your shoot. If you aren’t comfortable doing your hair for the day, take advantage of places like DryBar that do a wash blowouts and style for $40 - they have locations all around town.
Can I shave on the truck?
There is no running water on the truck. If you need to shave between looks we suggest you contact us about splitting your time over two sessions.
Clothing can make you feel great or miserable, as we all know! So this is an important part of your shoot. However you don’t want the main focus to be what you’re wearing so keeping your choices simple in color, design, and texture is important too.
Bring a variety (6-9) of tops, don’t discount options that might have odd necklines or even dresses! You know what colors work for you so have options that pop your eyes, skin, or hair color. Jewel tones, earth tones, and primary colors often shoot great. You should have a nice pair of jeans and darker pants just to have as an option. Men may want to bring jacket and tie options.
Please bring your clothing ironed or pressed, however we understand that wrinkling happens so we have a steamer for light touch ups in the truck!
Glasses will need to have the lenses removed
What about clothing?
This is a great question and we are glad you know there is some prep work involved! Your headshot is part of your business as an actor - it’s your number one marketing tool and we want it to be the best version of you it can be. This starts with you knowing how to market yourself. What roles do you go out for? What types do you fit? What colors, textures, styles work best for you?
Look at your past headshots and see if they represent the answers you just gave; if they don’t, think about what’s lacking in them. Looking through magazines (Vanity Fair, Vogue, etc.) or online at photos you like of actors you would group yourself with is a great way to get ideas for looks and styles. Discover what speaks to you about the shots and what you see in the images. Now think about bringing those thoughts and feelings to your shoot! A lot of what captures people is the eyes and, unlike your ability to move in front of a film or TV camera to convey emotions, your headshot will rely heavily on what we see you thinking about and feeling in your eyes!
Of course it’s also very important you are comfortable with our photographers. Talk to us; if something isn’t feeling right, if you want to see how an adjustment might look just ask! \We are here to help and work with you.
Is there anything specific I should/should not do the week/night before my shoot?
Your shoot day should be relaxing and fun so that you get the most out of it! To help make things a little easier, here are some of our thoughts:
Have your wardrobe options out and ready a day before so that you aren’t rushing on shoot day. Allow extra time to get to up, nobody likes how they feel after rushing in LA traffic!
If you decide to have a facial, haircut, or extra something before your shoot we recommend doing it at least a week prior as sometimes your face can stay irritated for days after the appointment before the glow appears.
Drinking lots of water is a great way to keep your skin looking fresh and of course try your best to get a goodnight sleep the night before!
How do I prep?
We schedule a full day of shoots and we want to give everybody our full attention while they are on board. We will have a seating area where you can wait until we are ready to start your session if you arrive early. Unfortunately, if you are late, it will only cut into your own session time. We don’t offer refunds for missed sessions.
What if I'm early/late?
Yes! While color correction and reframing are included in your package, retouching is not. We have an amazing retoucher who offers her services for $30/image or 3 images/$80. You can purchase retouching directly through the online proof sheet sent after your shoot.
What is retouching and how is it different from color correction and framing?
Color correction helps balance the colors in your images to really make them (and your eyes) pop! We make sure whites are white and reds are reds. Reframing helps correct off-balance photos. Retouching, on the other hand, is used to conceal blemishes, remove stray hairs, etc..
Do you offer retouching?
Your photos are available for download for 60 days from date of delivery. We strongly recommend you download them during that period. After that period expires, there is a retrieval fee of $25 for an individual or $35 for a group.
What happens if I need my photos again?
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