KIDS HEADSHOTS

For scheduling and availability, please email info@jbustinphoto.com to book kids headshots.

You may think the point of a good headshot is to make you look good. That’s part of it — but not the most important part. Ultimately, what’s most important is not how you think you look in your headshot — it’s how the person using it to make a business decision thinks. Likewise, if you’re looking for professional headshots, then you’re probably on a real-world schedule. After we shoot, proofs are delivered within 24 hours. Then, based on which shots we select, final headshots are delivered within 24 to 72 hours. We can shoot on location — indoors or outdoors — or in my studio.

Kids Headshots

Breaking into — or even maintaining a place in — the child-actor realm is challenging.

There’s not only the need to develop acting chops at an early age. There’s also the reality that casting directors — on behalf of their creative team — are usually searching for just the right age-based “look.” Unlike adult roles that can have some flexibility grounded on powerful auditions, child roles are usually very specific to age, the ethnicity of who’s playing their parents, and the need to send narrative signals to the audience.

As a professional photographer in the entertainment industry — and an actor myself — I understand how important headshots are for making it as an actor. Increasingly, slate shots are vital for TV and film. These short video headshots — where the actor can give casting directors an idea of their voice and presence — also need to be part of the package.

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And let’s face it — a kid’s “look” changes a great deal in just a handful of years. See what happened to those cute kids between seasons one and three of Stranger Things?

I understand how many headshots a child actor will need over what is a relatively short timespan.

That’s why I offer reduced rates for kids under the age of 16. Because I also realize what an economic investment it is to build an acting career.

Having regular headshots will increase the likelihood of being cast; it betters the odds. And the last thing you want to do is have a kid show up to an audition not looking much like their headshot. That’ll get you on a permanent “do not callback” list very quickly.

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As I mentioned, I’m an actor myself. I understand that being a child actor can bring on a great deal of anxiety about ambition and appearance. After consulting closely with parents and child, I go out of my way to make shoots with kids fun and engaging. I , tease out the child’s natural characteristics without ratcheting up the stress level., emphasizing natural headshots — no airbrushing or makeup — that are professional in appearance and don’t make children feel like they need to be someone other than who they are.

It’s a fine balance to work in the entertainment industry and maintain a healthy childhood. I respect that and can be part of preserving that equilibrium.

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Remember what Lily Tomlin said: “It’s not called show art, it’s show business.”

Headshot Pricing

  • Basic Kids Headshot Session
  • $125
  • Pre-shooting consultation
  • One wardrobe
  • Headshot proofs delivered within 24 hours of shoot
  • Edited photos delivered within 72 hours of final selection(s)
  • One edited shot included
  • +$25 per additional touched up photo
  • Add a slate shot to your session for $25
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  • Best Kids Headshot Session
  • $175
  • 30 minutes of on location shooting
  • Pre-shooting consultation
  • Up to three different wardrobes
  • Headshot proofs delivered within 24 hours of shoot
  • Edited photos delivered within 72 hours of final selection(s)
  • One edited shot included
  • +$20 per additional touched up photo
  • Add a slate shot to your session for $25
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  • “Jeremy does great work. He has the eye to take the shots that make you look your best. We met on a cold, sunny afternoon and ended up being short on time (my delay). But he took numerous shots and edited the best. I'm very pleased with the work. It's the best headshot that I've ever had. I would recommend him highly.”
    Mike Fletcher
    Mike Fletcher
  • Jeremy is an artist with a keen eye for composition. He is talented and professional. This is my first experience working with Jeremy and I am impressed by not only his skill as a photographer, but also by his kind demeanor. He asks the right questions and his direction is fun, while being clear and precise. If you are an actor and need head shots, do yourself a favor and book with Jeremy. He is affordable. He is skilled. 5 out of 5 STARS.
    Jody Matzer
    Jody Matzer
  • Jeremy Bustin has an eye for detail and makes sure you are completely satisfied with your headshots! He is very sincere, professional, and dedicated to his craft! I did my photoshoot with Jeremy in July 2019 to get some updated headshots, and I can promise you...these are the best shots I have EVER received from any photographer. His attention to detail and keen sense of style brought the photos to life! Jeremy will work with you to bring out the best in your shoot, he provides amazing feedback, suggestions and critique so no matter the skill level, you will get the undivided attention you deserve! I will definitely be going back to Jeremy Bustin for my future shots and I encourage all those who are in the industry to book with him! Not to mention he has great prices and packages that you can't find anywhere else.
    Justin Paul Martin
    Justin Paul Martin

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