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Captivating Headshots
by Andrej Valko

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Lincolnshire based, business and acting profile headshot photographer who can also travel to you.


Impactful headshot portraits open opportunities and help you make the right impression wherever you cannot be in person.

 

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Hi, I’m Andrej, UK based photographer specialising in headshot portraits that you can use professionally or personally across business or personal websites, acting directories / Spotlight, LinkedIn, business cards, CVs, agencies, social media and everywhere else where you need to look your best even though you may not be present.

 

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This is how I see people.
Present. Confident and yet approachable.
This is what I’d guide you to.
This is what I capture.

And, of course, more than that when it comes to ACTING RANGE:

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.
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.

The focus of my headshot portraits 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).

This will allow us (the photo session is teamwork of you and me) to create headshot portraits that will connect with the viewer the right way. This will make, and continue to make a strong impression, conveying that you’re confident and know what you’re doing and, at the same time, that you’re easy to work with.

 

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Acting headshots, professional, corporate profile pictures that elevate your personal brand

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.

An impactful 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!”

Ellie Pickering

“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!”

Jarred

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.

Tracey Matthews

“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.”

Maxine Rödiger

 

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.

Stacey Gough

 

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!

Steve O’Dare

“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.”

Pat Neal

Andrej was fantastic to work with, his coaching combined with an extensive knowledge of what makes the perfect headshot produced great results.

Anish Chauhan

“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!”

Emily Bickerdike

“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.”

Joshua Westoby

“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.”

Bradley Taylor

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!

Zuzana Spacey

 

“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!”

Carmen Lykoo

 

“Amazing work!”

Andrew Baker

“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!”

Jennifer Waters

“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.”

Luke McShane

“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! “

Ray Richardson

“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 “

Lulu Okonkwo

“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!”

Ashleigh Russell

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.

Melody Flyte

 


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