We don’t have a set number of exposures we take in a session. We shoot as many as are needed to get you a variety of great looks. An average session has anywhere from 150 to 250 shots taken.
We work with you until both you and the photographer are 100% sure you have all the looks you need. On average our actor headshot session is an hour and a half. Expect to add a half hour to that if booking hair/makeup.
Our Toronto studio is located at Queen West. We love natural light and do a combination of studio shooting as well as natural light outdoor. That said, if you prefer to do everything in studio or everything outside we can certainly tailor the session to your taste.
Absolutely. We are always happy to speak with your rep to make sure we deliver a product everyone on your team is happy with.
You are more than welcome to send us looks you like but it is not necessary. Your photographer will spend time at the start of the session to find and discuss your different looks and will cover a huge range of of them throughout the session. Your photographer is trained in finding poses and angles that work and will guide you through that process.
Absolutely! You can connect your phone/iPod/whatever to our speakers via bluetooth or AUX and blast your favourite tunes. We can also put on anything you want on Spotify or any other music streaming service you enjoy.
We have a roster of a few super talented hair/makeup professionals who have many years of experience working specifically on portrait headshots as well as on set doing film and TV. These professionals are trained in shooting high definition images. We highly recommend these professionals as we know they do great work.
Please note hair/makeup is not included in the above rates.
If you book our hair/makeup professional then you don’t need to worry about anything. It’s optional but always recommended. Our hair/makeup artist gets you set up at the start of the session and changes your looks as needed throughout. The artist does touch-ups and watches for things like stray hairs, how your hair is falling in the photos, shine, etc. throughout the session.
Please note that hair includes styling only. It does not include a wash and dry. Just have your hair clean when you come in.
If you are comfortable doing your own makeup then bring the supplies you need for each look. It’s best to start from a natural look and then build throughout the shoot. It is easier to add more makeup than it is to take away, so please come with a natural look and we can go from there.
Bring a couple of wardrobe options, keeping in mind different looks you would go out for. No need to be too specific (keep the doctor smocks at home). Do bring an option or two for casual daytime, a night out, and a more professional look. Your photographer will help you mix and match the wardrobe with your hair, makeup, and different background and lighting setups. Remember, it’s not so much about the clothes. It’s about you and the energy and personality you bring from shot to shot.
As a general rule: Bring stuff you would wear to an audition, a fun night out, or on a date. Clothes you feel good and confident in.
Stay away from distracting patterns and large logos. Smaller logos can be photoshopped out.
If you think you’ll still like it in a few months’ time then feel free to bring it. Keep in mind that the focus with headshots is your eyes, so you might want to stay away from big or otherwise distracting jewelry.
Our photographer will go over all your shots and upload them to a password protected client page. You’ll be able to go on and view all your photos, and are welcome to share them with family, friends, your agent, manager, and anyone else you want to help you make your selects.
We use a professional post production process to get your favourite photos looking their best. Among other adjustments, your selected photos will be cropped, colour corrected, and things like stray hairs and blemishes will be addressed.
Yes. Post production is included in the price. Number of touched up shots you get depends on the package you buy.
Absolutely. Additional edited shots are $25 each. You also get a bonus free edited shot with every referral!
We can usually arrange rush and same day requests.
Yes! Please credit us as “photography by Callback Headshots” for web and publications, and @callbackstudiosto for Instagram. We ask that you do not use a filter when reposting as it alters the photographer’s composition of the work, thank you.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to CONTACT US.