Actor Headshot Photographer

Actor Headshot Photographer Jenny Gavin-Wear has over 10 years experience creating headshots for actors. No matter whether you are new to acting or a seasoned professional, Jenny can work with you to create stunning images that promote you for your chosen acting types.

Actor Headshot Specialist

As an actor you need an actor headshot photographer who specialises in actor headshots, and JGW Photography does nothing else. This is SO important. If a photographer does not understand the requirements of a headshot, your photos might even get rejected by Spotlight, agencies and casting directors.

Jenny’s studio has been designed using only the highest quality equipment from leading brands and offers the optimal conditions for the perfect lighting. Warning – cheap looking headshots will not make you look the professional you have trained to be.

Actor Headshot Styles

Studio – the most traditional actor headshot style is for a plain or graduated background and is created using 100% studio lights. One key advantage is that the light can be completely controlled by the photographer.

Natural Light – this style involves using an attractive blurred background (see: bokeh) and it has become a popular style in recent times. Luckily Jenny can offer this style in such a way you won’t get rained on and bookings aren’t totally dependent on fine weather! Some studio lighting is still added to give depth and accent and make your shots stand out.


Located in Codnor Park, near Ripley in Derbyshire Jenny is easy to find and there is plenty of room to park.

Jenny’s clients have come from all over the UK. In close range (less than an hour) are the cities of Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leicester.