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Captivating Headshots
by Andrej Valko

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Corporate and acting headshot photographer in Lincolnshire

Hi, I’m Andrej – Slovakian born, UK based photographer, passionate about the craft of close-up photography – which, admittedly, may sound scary for many. One of the reasons it can be your advantage – because people often shy away from their close-up – one of the most powerful tools we have when it comes to connecting with others. We are visual beings and we connect with the face of one another the fastest. We’ve learned to read different expressions to gauge if we can trust and rely on people – that’s why the right impression really matters. I’ll be your guide to get you there, making the process a bit more fun than you’d think it would be. So that you can present the best version of yourself in a single frame (or more than one for that matter).



I’m based in Grantham, Lincolnshire

You’re welcome to come to the studio if you’re based close (even if not and you’re from London for example – Grantham is quite accessible and just an hour by train from London King’s Cross).

My set-up is portable so I can travel to you if that’s more convenient – covering Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester, Peterborough, Cambridge and beyond.



What I’m always after is change for the better. I will be your guide, helping you craft your external image. I’ll work with you to bring out your best features while minimising uneven and less flattering features.


This is when the good stuff starts to happen and with a bit of help, guidance and smart lighting, you’ll look like you do on your good day – and even better. And not just look – you’ll feel better about yourself too.

And by doing so, the resulting image will be representing you the way you need it to, improving your personal brand so that people perceive you as capable, confident, knowing what you’re doing and yet friendly and easy to deal with.

The facial expression and body language are picked upon automatically because we all make an initial judgement (consciously or subconsciously) right or wrong within just seconds of seeing one’s photograph.

Every one of us should make the right first impression. Let me help you with yours.



    Feel free to contact me and find out how you can get your perfect headshot photo:

    or you can reach me at:

    or by phone:


    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Ezra PriceEzra Price
    22:56 26 Apr 24
    Absolutely amazing experience and perfect end results. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for headshots. Not only is Andrej an exceptional photographer he has lots of knowledge on what people look for in a headshot and how to achieve this.
    Jarred HarlandJarred Harland
    18:03 11 Mar 24
    I recently had professional headshots taken by Andrej and the experience was outstanding. Andrej's warm demeanor and expert guidance made the session enjoyable and comfortable. His ability to capture the best version of his subjects was evident in the stunning quality of the final photos. Each image perfectly blended creativity with professionalism, truly capturing my personality. I highly recommend Andrej for anyone in need of top-notch headshots. Thank you, Andrej, for a fantastic photography... experience!read more
    Anya JaneAnya Jane
    20:42 27 Nov 23
    Andrej is fantastic! The coaching was incredible, his advice was brilliant and he really helped me feel at ease behind the camera. I love how the finished photos turned out and couldn’t be more grateful! Highly recommend for getting headshots done, thank you so much!
    Carlo BenetelloCarlo Benetello
    14:02 19 Nov 23
    Andrej was completely professional and friendly. He new exactly how to direct me to get the very best head and full body shots for my acting career. I am extremely happy with the results, Nice one Andrej 👍
    Helen StoneyHelen Stoney
    07:54 28 Oct 23
    Andrej created stunning acting headshots with my daughter. It was so difficult to make the final selection. The session was relaxed and fun. Andrej guided her through the shots with lots of encouragement using his experience to create a portfolio of different and interesting facial expressions that catch the eye. We would thoroughly recommend. You won’t be disappointed.
    Zoe BloomfieldZoe Bloomfield
    11:41 13 Jul 23
    I very much liked the pictures and he was brilliant to work with. He guided me through the entire process and produced some amazing shots.
    Philippa lucyPhilippa lucy
    20:25 07 Jun 23
    I had a great experience getting my Actor headshots taken by Andrej. From the first contact he was Professional, helpful and responsive. Andrej knew a huge amount about Headshot photography and had clear and precise direction to help me get the best out of the session and to create the Headshots I needed. He was very easy to be with and helped me to feel relaxed and comfortable. He worked with me right to helping me choose the best final photos for my needs. I fully recommend Andrej for Actor... Headshots.read more
    Anthea HardingAnthea Harding
    08:05 30 Oct 22
    I was quite apprehensive before the photoshoot as I had never experienced one before, but I needn't have worried! Andrej's professionalism showed through when he explained what I should expect during the session and his great sense of humour meant that the whole process was very relaxed. I would happily recommend Andrej to anyone needing a photographer.
    Julie DossettJulie Dossett
    20:25 19 Apr 22
    I cannot recommend Andrej enough - he is incredibly talented and a consummate professional. He tailors the photographs to your exact requirements - but improved anything that I could have thought of with his experience and abilities. He makes you feel immediately at your ease and the whole package was enjoyable and productive - I couldn't believe how quickly he captured the images I needed and he was prompt to deliver the final results too. Absolutely brilliant!
    Dean MarshallDean Marshall
    10:41 11 Jul 21
    If you are looking for a great head shot Photographer then Captivating Headshots is the place to go.Andrej was brilliant, he made me feel very comfortable , confident and at ease during the shoot.I have had many headshots over the years but the quality of these shots far outweighs my previous.Not only was Andrej a pleasure to work with, he has extremely good directing skills, helping me hugely in getting the pictures I requested.Extremely impressed, could not recommend him any higher.


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