These are some nice things clients have said about my actors headshots work
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“I love working with Michael. His relaxed nature and professionalism instantly puts me at ease. Michael’s experience as an actor enabled him to be sensitive to my needs and we quickly created a trusting relationship. The tranquil studio is also the perfect place to focus and create a diverse portfolio of photos. I recommend Michael to everyone!” Kirsten Callaghan, Howard Cook Associates.
“As a side to ordering these extras – just thought I’d pass on that practically every single agent/ casting director I’ve met since getting my shots done a year ago has commented on the quality of them – so thanks again for giving me such good shots to kick things off!” Luke Hobson, Rose Bruford grad, repped by Pemberton Assocs.
“I knew I wanted to achieve a different look when getting my new set of Headshots, and Michael managed to perfectly capture everything I wanted to in my pictures, showing my personality whilst also giving a variety of looks that could last me years! The atmosphere was incredibly laid back but also super productive and I managed to get loads of different looks done by the end of the session. The pictures are classy and a true reflection of me! Can’t wait to find an excuse to get more done! Thank you Michael.” Kirsty Whelan, actress & Arts Ed grad.
“What a great experience. Michael makes you feel totally relaxed. And I’m delighted with his choice of set-ups. My photos have great life about them. He brings out that ‘something’ that makes you, you. A true Actor’s Photographer. Couldn’t be happier.” James Barriscale, actor (Spooks, Murphy’s Law, Eastenders), Angel & Francis.
“Just wanted to say that since my headshots went up on Spotlight recently I have been called for more castings in a matter of weeks than I have been called for so far in the whole two and a half years I’ve been with my agency. I’ve finally had a commercial and a TV casting and so I have to thank you and your wonderful photographic skills for really giving me a much needed boost to being seen.” Stephanie Winiecki, actress (Linton Management).
“Michael is sublime. I was thoroughly impressed with the entire experience. He relaxes you, makes you feel comfortable and works very collaboratively with you and never dictates his own agenda. He is a wonderfully supportive photographer – I have no hesitation in recommending him. I’m delighted with my results.” Gordon Peaston, actor, Amanda Sarosi Assocs.
“Thank you so much Michael for an amazing shoot. I was quite nervous and really keen to get the right shot; you immediately made me feel comfortable and confident. I was very impressed with the range you offered me in terms of the different backgrounds, encouraging a variety of facial expressions and emotions, whilst keeping to the brief we discussed, in depth, at the start of the shoot. The turn-around of getting the proofs through and the final edits was so quick – I’m really excited about using my new headshots. I’d definitely recommend you in terms of quality, professionalism, and value for money – thanks again.” Louise McConnell, actor, Red Management.
“The photos we got together are brilliant and have got me some great auditions as well as a couple of job offers without even needing to audition.” Edward Day, actor, Mahoney Bannon Assocs.
“Couldn’t be happier with my new headshots. I highly recommend Michael for his friendly, relaxed and efficient approach to getting the best out of the session and really delivering some outstanding results.” Alex Gaumond, actor, BWH Agency (Trunchbull, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, The RSC, LEGALLY BLONDE, Savoy, SWEENEY TODD).
“Just thought I’d drop you a quick email to say thank you. I’m now signed to International Artists Management because my headshots ‘stood out’ when I emailed them and my agent absolutely loves them. Plus I’m in an advert for Ministry of Sound!” Nicholas Bourne, actor (International Artists Management).
“Hey Michael, thought I’d drop you a little message to say thank you again: nearly a year on from having my headshots done and they really have and are continuing to serve me really well, and have been complimented by a lot of people and agents I’ve met with! So thank you again and I continue to recommend you to anyone I can!” Siobhan Diffin, actress (Arts Ed 3rd Year).
“Working with Michael was a total pleasure: he’s a lovely bloke and the session was genuinely enjoyable. I’ve had decent photos before but rarely felt truly relaxed in the headshot situation, as I was here. We chatted away and gradually put together a pile of shots I’m chuffed with. Cheers Mike, I’ll be back!”” Alistair Donegan (SHEPHERD MANAGEMENT).
“Cannot recommend Michael Wharley enough. Was slightly dreading have to have new photos done, but his professional chilled manner and experienced eye made the whole thing really fun and had such a brilliant choice of beautiful prints at the end of it. He seems to have been picking up lots of awards recently so I would get in quick whilst you still can!” Bruce MacKinnon, actor (United Agents).
“Michael’s “philosophy” on the value of having a varied headshot portfolio really struck a chord with me. In an enjoyable and relaxed session, we worked together to produce a new selection of shots to cover the full breadth of my casting range.” Katherine Press, actress (in Poliakoff’s ‘Dancing on the Ege, on BBC2), with United Agents
“Michael Wharley is an excellent choice of photographer for anybody wanting a truly professional headshot portfolio. He has an acute ability to get to the heart of your casting range and will bring out all aspects of it.” Robert Harding, Actor, with Starling Management
“The agents are very pleased with the photos, as am I, and were thrilled at the amount of choice, commenting that you had managed to capture aspects that few photographers achieve” Mark Hadfield, ‘Wallander’ actor, with Curtis Brown.
“I am so happy with Michael’s shots. I normally find a headshot session terrifying but he made me feel very relaxed and gave me the natural shots I wanted. I honestly can’t recommend him enough.” Gillian MacGregor, Actress with JPA Management
I don’t know why I get so nervous when I do my own shots, but you certainly put me at my ease. I’ve had a look through, and they’re great. I can see a good dozen that I am particularly thrilled with to represent me. And my agents are delighted too.” Brett Fancy, Actor, with Felix De Wolfe
“Michael Wharley is an absolute joy to work with. It was my first professional headshot session and Michael made me feel extremely at ease through his unique blend of ‘friendly-relaxed’ and ‘efficient professional’! The perpetual tea helped, but I think Michael’s experience as an actor himself gives him an insight into how to keep you relaxed, and simply focused on creating some great work together” Fred Stewart, 3rd year student, RADA.
“I wanted to say that you, my friend, rock. Yep. Thanks to your headshots, I am not only on Spotlight, but my first audition is for the lead role in a movie. I kid you not. So, I want to give you a huge thank you for my stand out headshots.”
Sarah Rose, Actress.
“Quality headshots that me and my agent love, and a totally unpretentious, relaxed session – thanks Michael”
George Wood, Actor, with Felix De Wolfe
“I was very impressed with my session with Michael. He listened to what I wanted from the session, gave advice on my casting and talked with me about the variety of looks I wanted. I was extremely happy with the range of shots we took and think they have contributed to the casting calls I have obtained since.”
Nicole Anderson, Actress with JAM Agency
“I never used to get commercial castings but since having your headshots, I’ve got two of them in a week”
Zoot Lynam, Actor with PRINCIPAL ARTISTES
“I am not normally a fan of headshots, but Michael has completely changed my view! My session was so fun, relaxing and productive. It was an absolute pleasure, I recommend him to anyone.”
Elizabeth Twells, actress with The Tennyson Agency
“Thankyou so much for a lovely session, the results were fantastic which is why it’s taken me so long to choose!”
Natalie Woodward, graduating actress Middlesex University.
“Michael helps you to relax…He works to create as natural a photograph as possible, which will also capture something of your characteristics. It was a lovely session.”
Cate Myddleton-Evans, graduating East 15 actress.
“Thanks for a really relaxed and enjoyable photo session, Mike. Your ideas for set-ups were spot on and so many of the different looks we created could be useable in the future. It was hard to make the final selection with so many good shots, but I now have a smart, up-to-date portfolio on Spotlight! I would definitely recommend you to other actors!”
Nicholas J. Rose, Actor with CAM.
“It’s brilliant to have a whole bunch of brand new images displaying such a massive range, I am really happy.”
Charlie Sanderson, Actress with IML
“Good photos and a caring photographer who makes you feel your best. What more can you ask, especially if like me you’re an actor who HATES having their photos done?! Would have written this testimonial before but I’ve been shooting a feature film abroad – courtesy of one of Michael’s photos! Thanks Michael! So glad I came back to you – and so’s my agent!
Jane Goddard, Actress, with Collis Management
“Michael was great – friendly, informative, and committed to finding the right shot for you. Both money and time well spent.”
Lauren Nicole Cooney,graduating Actress Cambridge and Ecole Phillipe Gaullier student.
“Thanks for such a relaxed and fun photo shoot. I’m really struggling to pick my headshot, I have about five favourites!”
Brooke Colman, Actress
“Really enjoyed my session. Very relaxed yet productive and I’ve now got some perfect shots.”
Zack Wycherley, graduating actor, East 15 drama school.
“Excellent photographer with a very friendly and professional manner.”
Christopher Adams, Actor.
“I’ve used several different photographers and haven’t been any where near as pleased with the outcome as I have been this time round. Michael is a wonderfully open and friendly person who clearly loves people and taking photos. Two excellent attributes for a headshot photographer! He made me feel immediately at ease. Cups of tea, music and plenty of beautifying and face arranging facilities (always good for the female contingent). He invested time, care and enthusiasm, so I now have a variety of headshots, all of which I genuinely like for once. They are flattering and truly reflect me, as you get me.
Lucy Grattan, Actress, with Arena Personal Management
“Just to say how great I think the headshots are that you took of me, I’m really pleased with the variety of looks that you were able to get during the session, and that I think you’ve struck a fantastic balance of headshots that look like I look in real life but show me to my best adavantage too! I think you’re wonderfully professional, but also very relaxed and know exactly what actors are looking for. I thoroughly enjoyed the session and I’d recommend you without hesitation to anyone looking for new headshots.”
Alex Scott Fairley, Actor with VSA.
“Had my 2009 Spotlight Headshots done with Michael. Extremely pleased with the results. Wonderful shots from an experienced professional. Never felt rushed and felt it was really well priced.”
Owyn Stephens, Actor, with David Padbury Associates
“A really relaxed day, Michael made me feel relaxed in front of the camera and continued to show me the progress of the images throughout. This made me feel that I was also in control of how my headshots could look. The result was great natural headshots which both me and my agent still love. Would definitely use Michael in the future.”
Chris Dennis, Actor, with Felix de Wolfe
“Michael is completely dedicated to his craft. Extra time is taken to discuss what it is you wish to achieve from the session thus making you relaxed and at ease.”
William Owen, Actor, with P B J MANAGEMENT
“Michael Wharley took my headshots for Spotlight last year and they were fantastic…he gives you the confidence to relax and enjoy the session. I would recommend him without hesitation.”
Madalyn Morgan, Broadcaster and Actress.