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Summer Acting Portfolio Sessions

Take advantage of special pricing on acting photography during our Summer Acting Portfolio Session.

Our complete package is available at a discounted price for a limited time, and includes three looks with professional styling, and a portfolio of 10 professionally edited digital files. Slate shots are available for an additional fee.

Due to popular demand, the Summer Acting Portfolio Session has been extended to an additional day. Six additional time slots are available on Monday, June 12th, from 4pm to 6:30. Time slots are filling up fast, so act now!


Acting & Modeling Photo Sessions

Get the look that gets you noticed!

Great headshots are the calling card that can get you noticed in the acting and modeling world. A solid portfolio that shows the range of your expressions and styles can help you stand out in a sea of faces. Having a photographer with experience in acting and modeling photography is vital to ensure you get the unique look that puts you on top of their list.

At kp studios, we’ve helped actors and models of all ages with their portfolios, including the talented young actors with Acting Out Academy. Our in-house stylist and make-up artist knows how to help you get the look you’re going for, and we know how to capture it. We have a variety of pricing options available to suit your needs – from a single look to a range of looks complete with wardrobe changes. We also provide slate shots – short (3-5 sec) videos that capture a glimpse of child in real life. This is a must if you plan to be on Actor’s Access.

Get the image that gets you noticed. Contact kp studios today to schedule your session today.

Take advantage of special pricing for a limited time during our Summer Acting Portfolio Session!

Save $150 on a professionally styled photo shoot on June 10th, 2017. Time slots are limited, so book your session today!

Headshots – Beyond School Portraits

Prepare your students for a bright future

If you need a headshot that will help make your little star shine, kp studios can help. These headshots from the Alabama School of Fine Arts make use of a professional stylist and creative lighting to make these young actors look their best. These photos aren’t your average photos that show up in annuals and parent’s wallets – they are intended to be used outside of school to land that big acting or modeling gig.

If you know someone that deserves the star treatment, you can count on kp studios to deliver. Take a look at our Acting & Modeling Headshots and contact us today to schedule your session.

Unique Considerations for Modeling Photos

Dressing the part for stunning modeling images.

Modeling photography differs greatly from acting photography. With acting photography, you want your natural features to shine through without any distractions, and makeup should be kept to a minimum. Modeling headshots can be more creative with the scene, lighting, and camera angles. They require a greater amount of consideration regarding the market and the look of the model – are they an all-American athletic type? Glam? Multi-racial? Blue collar? High fashion?

Regardless of the desired market, a stylist and makeup artist is usually required for modeling headshots. Wardrobe and backdrop choices are usually more elaborate, and final photos are more heavily retouched.

If you need photos for your portfolio, check out our acting and modeling portfolio and get in touch with us. Together with our Makeup Artist, Tabitha Boyd, we can help you get the shot that makes you stand out!


Acting Out in the Studio

Beautiful headshots for young actors and actresses.

The young actors from Acting Out Academy came by the studio to get headshots done for their portfolio. Check out some of the top picks of the session for this amazing group.

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If these shots are any indication, these young people have a bright future ahead of them!

If you need a new headshot, check out our Acting and Modeling Headshots Portfolio and contact kpstudios to schedule your photo shoot.

5 Tips for Better Acting Headshots for Children

Guidelines for a great acting photography session

The Acting Headshot is the single most important marketing tool for an actor. It will be sent out and emailed to tons of casting directors and agents, who see hundreds of these every day, on their desk and on their computer. If your headshot is bad, you look bad. You want to be seen as a pro, not an amateur, so the way you present yourself in your picture is everything. If you want people to take you seriously, you must have a good, high quality, killer headshot. The purpose of an acting headshot is to see the soul in the eyes, to see spark, character, intensity- you cannot just pose if you want a casting director to respond well to your images. Following these tips will ensure that you are well received by agents who may be looking to sign you for future work.

1. Dress simply with a pop of color.

You want to stand out for the right reasons in your Acting Headshot. Wear a simple, solid colored t-shirt, think primary bright colors and no collared shirts or fancy dresses. We want to bring attention to your face and bring out your eyes. Anything else will only take away from your face and distract from the range of emotion you can display, and that is what you are trying to sell.

2. Keep a natural look with your makeup.

These aren’t glamour shots, so keep the makeup looking natural. Focus on makeup to even out your skin tone and minimize the shine to enhance the lashes. Do your hair the way you would for any audition. You want to look the best for your headshot, and if choosing a multiple look package change it up a bit to show off your different personalities.

3. It’s all about the eyes.

Just like with on-camera acting, it’s all about the eyes, and what’s happening behind them. It’s your closeup, your moment. Your eyes should be perfectly in focus, alive, and energized, and not dead and glazed over. There should be strong inner thoughts, implying a backstory and a life behind the eyes. Strong piercing eyes will bring a picture to life and help it stand out in a pile of hundreds.

4. Think about your character.

Will you be going for a tough guy role? The sensitive type? Think about what role you are going for, and take the time to put yourself in their shoes. What color would they wear? What is their backstory? What emotion are they going to bring to the camera? You want all of this to come through in a single shot.

5. Practice.

Rehearse at home in front of a mirror. Practice poses and expressions. Visualize different emotions while looking in the mirror, and watch how this changes your expression. If you’re having trouble with expressions, watch your face in the mirror while running lines from a favorite scene. Imagine you are acting out a scene and pause the recording at that perfect moment that conveys all of the emotion of your character. Pick a few of these moments and study your expressions.

We want you to be successful and by following these guidelines you will make your session the best it can be.

Child Acting Headshots

Children’s Acting Headshots

If you have a rising star on your hands kp studios can help you get your child the professional headshot they need for casting calls and to be promoted to top agents. Birmingham, AL has some amazingly talented children and with the help of the Acting Out Academy they can get the proper training they need to succeed. Take a look at some Birmigham’s future actors.


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Modeling & Acting

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Can you say stunning! Love the dark hair color with the teal green color of her shirt. Did you know that your headshot looks best with a pop of color in your clothing. You want simple yet colorful when it comes to an attractive headshot. Most of us want to wear black because we think its “slimming” but black makes for a pretty boring headshot. So next time you are going to have your picture made spice things up with a pop of color!

Actor Headshot Birmingham, AL

We were excited to work with acting instructor Meg Deusner of Acting Out Academy here in Birmingham, AL for her professional actor headshot. Acting Out Academy is the premiere on-camera acting academy in the greater Birmingham, Ala., area. The three-year-old academy focuses on contemporary, on-camera acting, offering classes, audition coaching and taped auditions for kids and adults, along with on-camera private lessons to prepare students for professional opportunities in film and T.V.

We are happy to know she has our vote of confidence when it comes to her professional image.

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Acting Headshots for Children

kp studios specializes in acting and modeling headshots and portfolios. We have been working with local and regional talent for many years and know what the agents are looking for. Our commercial photography experience allows us to know exactly how these types of images should be styled and how they should look. An acting headshot shows off more personality than anything, the agents want to know what kind of attitude they can get from their talent, while a modeling shot has a much more glamorous look and feel too it.