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A great photo can get you noticed and elevate you to the next step of your career, it can be the difference between getting a job or not, or just making the right first impression, so why compromise?

The aim of my shoots is to not put pressure on you to ‘perform’ in front of the camera, as soon as someone feels they have to project something into the lens, thats when it all goes wrong! I want you relaxed and comfortable and only then can we capture some LIFE in the image. I use a lot of direction during my shoots to get you in a different headspace and thinking about your casting and where we want the photos to get you.



Check out my interactive FAQ video to (hopefully) answer all your headshot related questions!

Just click on the video and select the questions you want answered!


We is me really, but sounds better when I say 'we'

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Nic Dawkes

I love what I do. I've been shooting headshots now for about 15 years, and thats a lot of faces but I never get bored.


Every face is different, from your skin tones to your features. Match that with the ability to give off 7000 expressions per face, and whats to be bored about?


I treat every client individually and am not running a conveyer belt of headshots for a quick buck. I believe that having your headshot taken is an intimate experience, one-to-one, that requires time and a relaxed environment.

The Studio

My studio is based in Chiswick, London, Situated between Chiswick Park and Gunnersbury and easily accessible by tube and road.


It is situated within The Lightbox building, a hub of creative studios with a great cafe and open plan reception area to hang out and relax before or after your shoot. The studio is equipped with amples of natural light and a laid back vibe to let you relax into your shoot.


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