(figuratively and also literally)
A great headshot portrait opens opportunities and helps you make the right impression wherever you cannot be in person.
Hi, I’m Andrej, UK based photographer specialising in headshot portraits that you can use professionally or personally across business or personal websites, LinkedIn, business cards, CVs, agencies, social media and everywhere else where you need to look your best even though you may not be present.
This is how I see people.
Present. In the moment. Engaging. ALIVE.
This is what I capture.
The focus of my headshot portrait is not just on the face. The focus is to show your character in the best way.
Just you. Relaxed. Confident. Awesome.
You. At your best.
If you don’t think you can pull it off for the still picture, trust me – you can! How do I know this? Because it will not be just up to you – the photo session is always teamwork: you and your photographer.
If you’re camera-shy or think that you are not photogenic – I’ll guide you to overcome this in two ways: in a practical way and also by working on your mindset (which always impacts how we look).
Your headshots should portray your brand in the best way, be dynamic, showing the confident yet approachable side of yours. I’ll work with you to capture such headshots – they are your best friends in the online and also offline world, after all, your deputies, representing you / our personal brand wherever you cannot be in person.
Powerful business headshot portrait ensures that your presence and character is captured and shines through. It is paramount these days that your business presence is as strong yet approachable as it can be.
“Andrej was an absolute gem! He made me feel so comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera and that’s so important to me, as I was a little nervous at first because it was my first set of headshots. He gave me some great advice and actually explained how to improve the shot; I will most definitely take with me because I honestly couldn’t be happier with my shots. He’s truly captured something subtle and special in my shots and I know I’ll be getting more jobs because of it. I will definitely be shoving my actor friends in your direction for their next set of headshots, I know they won’t regret it. Thanks again, Andrej!”
“I can honestly say that I don’t really like having my picture taken and in fact I was quite nervous beforehand about my Headshot Portrait. I’ve never been particularly happy with my previous experiences at other studios, nor with the resulting photographs. I shouldn’t have worried though, because Andrej put me immediately at ease, he made the session fun and he captured a great set of photos too, with a range of looks for different situations and uses. He’s clearly passionate about the art of photography and has a real talent with the camera equipment. However, it’s Andrej’s ability to gently relax and coach the subject through the photoshoot, which is his special gift behind the lens. He somehow makes you forget the camera lens is pointing at you and that’s what gave the best and most natural photos. Thank you Andrej!
I would highly recommend Andrej for anyone wishing to show their ‘bright side’ in a photograph.”
“Andrej is an absolute marvel, patient, knowledgeable, expert at putting you at ease, he doesn’t charge enough in my opinion for the time and effort he puts into each headshot. Communication is excellent, his pictures are amazing and the time he spends with you goes above and beyond.“
“To begin with Andrej’s Website and offers are just as professional as his work ethic. He replies very fast and the whole experience was just overall amazing. As an actor, I loved shooting with him, since it was so relaxing and fun and he made me feel very comfortable. I got amazing advice on posing and body language, but what mostly impressed me was his knowledge on facial expressions and little tricks to make slight changes, that later on would have a huge impact on the picture. All in all, Andrej is so talented and amazing and I am more than excited to work with him again. I doubt that you’ll find someone who will offer a better price performance ratio than him. I got the most professional, captivating headshots.”
“I needed new headshots doing and as there are so many photographer’s that specialise in that field, recommendations are priceless. I spoke to several friends and Andrej Valko’s name was mentioned a lot. From the moment we met, I was made to feel comfortable and he gave me an element of confidence that I’d never had when having headshots done. He made the shoot fun but at the same time was truly professional. I couldn’t recommend his services enough & will definitely use him again. Top photographer & Top man.”
“Spent a good two hours with Andrej. He was excellent, very friendly, put me at my ease and we had a good laugh whilst at the same time producing excellent headshots. Andrej is very professional. Delivered my completed headshots to me in a couple of days after sending me a gallery to choose from. I highly recommend him to you!”
“Brilliant experience I was very nervous and unsure and Andre spent time making me feel very comfortable and the results are truly amazing – I take an awful photo usually and he has given me the headshots I need both for work and for social things – thank you Andrej you are a star.”
“Andrej was fantastic to work with, his coaching combined with an extensive knowledge of what makes the perfect headshot produced great results.”
“Having never had professional headshots done before, I was uncertain what to expect. Andrej made me feel completely at ease right from the get-go which was incredibly important to me. The session was very enjoyable and we really had a good laugh. Andrej helped me understand how to work the camera to get the best shots, and how to improve on each photo. By the end of the session we knew we’d really cracked it as we were getting great photos one after another. The photos we came out with are fantastic and will no doubt give me that extra step up in castings. Thank you Andrej!”
“This has been one of the best photo shoots I have ever been on with one of the most approachable and flexible photographers I have met. Even with limited experience in front of the camera, working with Andrej was laid back and professional. He produced some fantastic headshots and responded to feedback quickly and professionally. He clearly instructed me on angles, gesture and posture to achieve the best possible look which made me feel at ease. Anyone who is anxious about being photographed should certainly not be hesitant to work with Andrej, as I hope to do so again.”
“I was super nervous as this was my first time doing headshots, so I had no idea what to expect. To my (pleasant) surprise, Andrej was so patient and extremely easy to work with. He made me feel comfortable and really got me to enjoy and embrace the experience. He also taught me so much about the subtle changes which contribute to a good photo. I left the session way more informed and educated than I thought I’d be. Really impressed with the final shots too! Thanks again Andrej!”
“Working with Andrej was an incredibly enjoyable experience. I didn’t really know what to expect from the shoot but he made me feel relaxed right from the get-go and had a very laid back approach, which made him easy to work with. Another great thing was that he gave me loads of useful tips throughout the shoot that I’ll definitely remember and put to use in the future. If you’re seeking high quality and professional headshots then I couldn’t recommend Andrej enough.”
“Andrej is definitely one of the best headshot photographers out there! He gives wonderful directions, makes the whole shoot very relaxed and enjoyable and the final headshots are exactly what I was looking for. Can definitely recommend to anyone looking for a strong set of headshots! “
“Andrej is a fantastic photographer and I am very happy with my headshots. His superb interpersonal skills also made the shoot very enjoyable, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with him. Thanks again Andrej – I shall be recommending you to my fellow actors!”
“Working with Andrej was a fantastic experience. He listened carefully when I talked about my business and the kind of shots I was looking for to fit that image and complement my website. He gave plenty of great advice before and during the session, and went out of his way to get the perfect headshots that I was looking for. The whole process was thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable. I highly recommend Andrej’s methods as well as his work. Delighted with the results. Thank you so much!”
“Andrej made the entire experience enjoyable and rewarding. His sense of humour intertwined with his professionalism caused for an entertaining shoot with fantastic results. Although my first time modelling, Andrej made the entire process easy and his enthusiasm fueled the shoot. I would most definitely recommend Andrej for a photo-shoot. Mine consisted of headshots and body-shots, both professional and for modelling. Cheers Andrej.”
“Well worth the drive to Grantham for my new headshots, learned more in three hours from Andrej than from all the other photographers I’ve ever used, Highly recommended and will definitely be going back to him next time, passed his name and number on and I know they will be seeing him soon, thanks again Andrej! “
“I usually can’t be bothered to give feed back, I’ll just tell you but I think this time I have to allow others to know what they’re missing out on. The journey was absolutely worth every second of the day and experience. Extremely professional, innovative, creative and helpful during the session. Going beyond call of duty to create comfort and convenience for me. A photographer that offers both quality and quantity. Before I was thinking when I change my hair I’ll get new headshots done but after this experience even if I change my eye liner I’m coming down for new set of head shots just because lol… thank you so much, signed more than satisfied customer “
“Andrej was fantastic! Really put me at ease whilst taking my photos and we had a lot of fun in the couple of hours that we were doing headshots. Would definitely recommend!”
“Andrej did a wonderful job with my photos. I wanted quite a specific look and he researched it beforehand and captured it perfectly on the day with lighting and in post. His coaching during the shoot was great and helped us to achieve the desired look. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.“
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