Getting here is easy: Deptford Bridge (DLR), Deptford (Mainline Trains), Greenwich (Mainline Trains, DLR) and New Cross (Overground) stations are all just a short walk away.

It’s absolutely fine to arrive early, there is a cafe at the main building where you can wait.

I will send you a link to your online gallery straight after the shoot or the next day latest.

Please have a look at our PREP PAGE that has lots of info about what to bring/how to prepare.

Once you selected the images that you want to get retouched the turn-around time is usually around 7-10 days.

If you have an earlier deadline let us know in an email so we can prioritise.

There is a possibility to do a joint session if you’d like to have one with your friend who is also an actor but please note that this would be still charged as two separate sessions. It’s best to book these via email kimhardyphotography@gmail.com

I do all sort of photography. Travel, Street, theatrical, commercial…etc. Have a look at my Instagram if you are interested to see. 🙂

Of course. Just bring all the tools you need with you.

Please have a look at our PREP PAGE.

Ideally by cash but we also accept bank transfers. We don’t have a credit card reader. You can also use Paypal just make sure any fees payable are paid by you, not us. We also highly recommend Wise for international transfers.

Not to worry I’m here to guide you through. I aim to maintain clear and detailed communication throughout the entire process to ensure you are well equipped to get the most out of your session, especially if it’s your first headshot session. Most actors including myself don’t enjoy the process of getting their headshots taken and this is something I’ve worked very hard to ensure we get the best genuine moments possible. I’ve developed a series of ideas that help you to feel more engaged and in the moment. Giving you context that uses your imagination rather than feeling like you have to do something on top of what is actually there. I adapted my methods according to each client as different things work for different people, the best thing to do is to keep an open mind and put your trust in me as much as possible. I know it’s a lot to ask however I’m confident that we will get more than enough tools for you to play with. Have a look at the testimonials page and see what others have said about their experiences if you wish.

Yes. It’s very important for me to review the images with you to see that we are going to the right direction and that we are covering all the looks you are after.

You can order extra retouches for £20 per image, graded images for £10 per image. To find out about the difference between grading and retouching please have a look at THIS PAGE.

No, sorry. I don’t give out unedited images because I want to maintain the highest possible quality that represents you and me at our best. But I keep your images on file so you can order extras as and when you need them for £20 per retouch.

Absolutely. Just please keep it very natural.

Personally, I love working with a makeup artist on my shoots and I alway feel that regardless if you’re a person who usually wears makeup or not, a makeup artist is a beneficial addition to the shoot. However, it is by no means a deal breaker not to have one. The idea for me is to alway keep things looking natural and even and that’s the idea when it comes to makeup for headshots. It’s an art form in itself and the girls who work with me are excellent at getting that right. Hair has a life of its own and we all know when it looks good or when it’s the typical bad hair day! It’s true that hair composition can make a shot have that extra “wow” factor and hair is extremely important for me to get right! I’m very good personally at styling hair so you’re already in good hands, but to add that extra expertise, having a MUA is always a good choice.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: You can still book a MUA, she will be using PPE during the session and will disinfect her equipment between clients.

Of course. If you feel like you need a friend’s support who will help you relax or just need some company for the journey by all means invite them over. But please note the studio is not suitable for small children or pets as there are lots of expensive equipment lying around.

No need to worry. It’s very easy to remove spots, cuts, cold sores, styes…etc with Photoshop.

Of course. It’s good to get a visual idea about what you are after. Send me some in an email or create a Pinterest board.

Ideally not. However, if you are struggling to get the money together before your shoot but you know that you will be paid soon after your shoot, let me know and we might be able to work something out. But please bear in mind that I won’t be able to release your retouched images until you paid in full.

If you need to reschedule please let us know at least 48 hours before your session. Let us know if you feel like a cold coming on or if you got pencilled in for a shoot, or if you are not sure how long your rehearsal will last. Treat your headshot session as a professional commitment. We will be able to move your session. We’re aware that sometimes auditions can come in last minute. Let us know about them so we might be able to push your session forward or you can come in later. But if you are cancelling last minute or not showing up we won’t be able to book you back in. Sorry, no time for time-wasters.

Juia is my assistant and retouching extraordinaire. She will be your main point of contact leading up to your shoot with me.

Julia is happy to answer any questions you may have prior to your session. She is also my wife so she is the boss. 🙂