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It was very relaxed, very informal, and he took a lot of time to try out different shirts/ties/angles to get something that he liked. I received a good range of different shots, ranging from relatively informal to more formal, all at a high professional standard. For the photos we liked (chosen with the help of my wife, of course!), there was a slightly annoying bit of hair sticking up! Andrew was able to remove this with Photoshop to get photos we were happy with, so, the final photos were exactly the right tone, and very professionally finished.
I would recommend Andrew to anyone looking for similar headshots.
Alex Kilcoyne, Cardinair
I’ve never really had a professional photograph taken before for work purposes so wasn’t quite sure what to expect but Andrew gave me lots of suggestions and tips on what to bring and how to prepare for the shoot. The session was very relaxed, Andrew and his makeup artist really put me at ease, chatting throughout the shoot, so much so you hardly realise you are being photographed (apart from all the lights and fancy kit). Their attention to detail to get great shots was really refreshing. The photographs turned out great, really relevant to the purpose that I need them for and I’ve had lots of positive comments about them. I’m now proud to share my Linked In profile with other professionals
Anne Moore, Voice Coach
My photo shoot with Andrew was a most enjoyable and relaxing experience, as he was totally able to creatively capture the essence of my personality. Thank you so much I am so delighted with my wonderful photos.
Claire Dalton, Live for Work
I’ve not been too keen on being photographed in the past. Andrew made me feel very relaxed and at ease on the day, and had some good ideas about how I should present myself.
The photographs were great, he is obviously an expert on lighting!
Emma Guy, Acupuncture that Works
I have worked with Andrew for a number of years both with my own business Acupuncture That Works and with Aqueous Digital my husband’s agency. Andrew puts you at ease and you feel very comfortable with him taking your photo. He makes you smile when you least expect it which shows he knows how to capture you naturally. Both our teams respect Andrew and his professionalism when he has taken the teams photos in the past. Every session I have been extremely happy with the photographs Andrew has taken and used all the photos in our respective websites.
I would highly recommend Andrew and Headshots for a professional, first class service
Krystyna Petersen, Inspire Excellence
I had some headshots done by Andrew and was very happy with the results. I don’t particularly enjoy being photographed but Andrew made me feel very comfortable and at ease and managed to get some shots I actually liked! Andrew is a great photographer, very professional and I would highly recommend him.
Having heard of the reputation that Andrew has for taking head shots, I was extremely pleased to be given the opportunity to have my photo taken. The experience did not fail my expectations. From Nicole the make-up artist, to Ewan who assisted with the technology and Andrew himself who put me at ease straight away, the whole session was relaxed, calm and professional …. And fun! With three changes of clothes and make-up touches along the way, I felt like a film star! I am so proud of the photos that have been taken which are so ‘me’ and so natural. Highly recommend this professional experience. Thank you Andrew!
Louise Bennett, TB Electrics
Andrew was great, he came out to our office and his team made us over – all good fun and the pictures were great, even our dog was involved!
Louise Carlisle, Deep Blue Costs
I have always hated my photograph being taken so was not looking forward to having headshots done for my business social media and website. Arriving at one of Andrew’s headshot days I was given tea and biscuits and had my make-up applied by Nicole, a lovely lady who put me at ease. Andrew himself was fantastic taking the photos and I went from being rigid with nerves to relaxed amazingly quickly. I went to Andrew to choose the photos and was pleasantly surprised not to completely hate my photos (a miracle for me)! I will be very soon having a photoshoot with my grandchildren – yes I am actually choosing to have my picture taken which is entirely down to Andrew. Highly recommended!
Sarah Fox, 500 Words
Andrew is a joy to work with – professional, warm and witty. He put me immediately at my ease, worked around my outfit changes and needs, and made sure I looked my best. I had so much fun that I can’t wait for another excuse to update my photos.
Tim Ashcroft, Innovas
In the past I never had a professional photograph and I also thought it would be very expensive to get done properly. More recently I have come to appreciate the importance of this photo as it is your representation in an increasingly virtual world. It is indeed the first impression you make on potential clients, friends and associates. It was a very relaxed affair. Well organised and didn’t take too long. All together a very professional experience.
Andrew has produced a good series of photos for me to use and choose from for use in different situations. They most certainly look professional and I now use them in all publicity, website, and LinkedIn.
Chido Maunze, Accountant
Being photographed in the past has always seemed like a chore (especially for the type that I was taking – mostly business portraits). A very stiff process, something that must be done, and then usually to get a working shot from the ones taken is difficult because they don’t normally capture who you are. I met Andrew when he was taking pictures at a work function (Summer Ball), where there were a lot of us queueing to have our picture taken, but he took time to chat with us and though it was a couple of quick shots, it was very pleasant, and then getting our pictures after the function was also a pleasant experience. When I then needed to have professional/business head shots taken, Andrew came to my mind because of the experience I’d had above. I live in the Isle of Man, which is a bit of a distance from Andrew’s place of business but having looked around locally, and then even had a few pictures taken I could not find exactly what I wanted. I asked Andrew for a quote and he responded timeously including an option to come to the Isle of Man (which I couldn’t afford). After communicating back and forths to find a date/time that worked, I was able to come to Manchester, and proceed to picturesque Lymm where I had my pictures taken. Being photographed by Andrew was a great experience. Andrew and his team gave me individual attention. I was not sure what to expect and was a bit nervous about it, but he put me at ease from the minute I arrived and he picked me up at the airport. We got to chat and I was comfortable with him as he told me his story and I told him mine. By the time we got to taking the pictures, I was fully at ease and happy to try different poses etc., because I could just be me. Andrew’s make-up artist Nicole was also brilliant. Very warm and also put me at ease. We took shots in Lymm and in Manchester, and this was a process which took the greater part of the day.
It was well worth the trip from the Isle of Man.
I absolutely loved the photographs when I received them. It was very hard for me to narrow them to a few shots, and Andrew included a lot of additional shots (over the number we had agreed on when we were working pricing). I had discussed with Andrew the different portraits I needed for work, professional social media, and non-work social media, and the photographs produced gave me so many choices. Andrew also helped me to narrow them down based on what we’d discussed and my feelings about the different shots. The final decision was always mine. I am still very happy with the photographs I received and I hope to be taking more in the future.
Alex Dodgshon, Uscita Solutions
Did I want to have my photo taken? No. Did I need to have my photo taken? Yes.
It’s a modern business world and I was looking at my social media profile pictures. They were okay but a bit wooden looking. The biggest problem was that they were old. I just didn’t look like the person in the picture any more. 10 years older, 10 years greyer, 10 years heavier, 10 years more life turned up to meetings than was in my profile pictures. Bit embarrassing really. I knew Andrew from a number of networking events I had attended, but in my mind that wasn’t going to make the process any easier. I just didn’t want to know how the camera saw me. On this point, I was wrong.
The day was buzzing as other people, just as reluctant as me, arrived for their allotted times. As the atmosphere was fun, I started to relax a little. I was settled with a coffee and cakes whilst Nicole did my makeup. I don’t do makeup and a heavier application to suit the bright lighting necessary would have just baffled me. She talked to me throughout, putting me at ease and the end result was me, just a little more me. No attempt to make me look like someone I wasn’t. Still me.
Knowing beforehand that I needed a white background, close in headshot, Andrew roughly positioned me and just chatted whilst snapping away, issuing the occasional order like ‘just turn ever so slightly to your left’ which meant he got the shots he needed and I barely realised they were being taken. The results are relaxed, natural business headshots that just look like me. What more could I want? Feedback when I updated my profiles was also fantastic. Apparently my personality and approachability also shine through. I’m still expecting to see the 21 year old me looking back, but I have to cut him some slack. He’s a photographer, not a miracle worker.
Would I recommend you speak to Andrew, absolutely.
Bruce Hunter, Marketing Consultant
I’d always understood the importance of a “good” headshot for linked in – but never really understood the importance of getting it done – or just how good the results could be. Andrew’s method of inviting many people to a day of shooting had some massive benefits. Cost effective, good fun – other people were there – all felt ‘in the same boat’. The makeup artist made a real difference to the shots. Andrew retouched the photos – and they have been well received – I felt good about them but – most importantly other people were delighted. I’ve suggested the service to others – all have been really pleased. Andrew captured the ‘essence of Bruce’ It’s a great initiative and helps us all push ‘the personal brand’.
Many thanks for Andrew’s great service!
Diane Dunion, Begbies Traynor
Having my photos taken with Andrew was such a fun and relaxing experience. He put me at my ease straight away and I soon forgot all about the camera. Andrew is extremely professional in his approach to taking photos and his attention to detail is second to none. I have been so pleased with the pictures taken and feel proud to use them, as they show the real me.
Paul Brooks, Antar
I recently used Andrew for the first time for head shots of myself and my staff. He came highly recommended and certainly did not fail to deliver. He engaged well with myself and the rest of the staff, including one who was very reluctant to have his photo taken. Andrew managed everyone superbly, putting us all at ease, and the results were excellent. We were provided with a selection of shots with accompanying advice on which ones Andrew believed best suited the different uses we had in mind for them (e.g. LinkedIn, Website etc.).
Lucie Barnes, Baines Wilson
I’ve generally felt unamused at previous professional shots for whatever reason – the brand purpose has been unclear or the shoot has been rushed. There’s been very little control or input expected. Smiling or looking a certain way, on command, is not an easy thing to do. Andrew’s shoots are a breath of fresh air. There’s always a cup of tea available, a good chat beforehand and he just knows how to get the best out of you. I’m always satisfied with the result, and left feeling decidedly amused.
Maria Wyborn, BioNow
I came across Andrew Collier profile when I saw some headshots on LinkedIn. The subjects really looked natural and relaxed and that was the first thing I was looking for. Andrew suggested that I took with me several outfits so that we could have a good choice. There was a make-up lady at hand, for those that were not quite sure of how much or how little make-up to use. Andrew knows how to make people relaxed and almost unaware that their picture is being taken, and this is certainly a very strong feature. Another very important feature is the fact that we could try various outfits and then choose from what we felt either more comfortable with or that looked better on us. In my view these two points certainly make Andrew stand out from other Social Media photographers and I do not hesitate to recommend his work to anyone that wants a photo that can be used in Social Media and that truly reflects the subject personality.
Tricia Peters, Cheshire Business Events
I have known Andrew for 10 years as a great photographer who has built up a great reputation for taking headshots, but he goes the extra mile. Nicole the make-up artist, and Ewan who assisted with the technology along with the cake made the session so calm and relaxing and actually fun. Andrew understands the importance of the right headshot for platforms such as LinkedIn and I have no hesitation in highly recommending Andrew to take your headshot.
Deanne Walsh, Dewa Consulting
In the past, I have avoided having professional business photos taken, as it has always felt out of my control. I couldn’t choose the pose, the impression I create or the images that would ultimately be used. Like most people, I don’t like seeing photos of myself and am very self conscious posing. However, from the moment I engaged with Andrew, I knew it was going to be a great experience. Andrew took time to explain in a call what the session would involve, how I should prepare and what would happen on the day.
When I arrived, the team were delightful. Easy to talk to, the atmosphere was so relaxed and they made me feel very comfortable immediately. My make up was touched up for the camera, I was advised which clothes to wear and the time arrived …. I was a little anxious, but Andrew really took the time to put me at ease. He took the time to understand my business, and me as a person, thereby building his view of the shots he needed to get that across in just a few images. He was careful to explain why we were using certain poses, using humour to reduce the tension and making encouraging noises when he looked at the shots he had taken 🙂
I was delighted to receive the photos. No awkward viewing with the photographer … they were delivered to my inbox, with plenty photos in a viewing gallery that I can review as often as I wanted to before choosing the images that I felt best suited my brand.
The whole experience was positive. the Head Shots package was great value, the communication was perfect, the team were amazing, the quality of photos were brilliant and I am totally delighted that I chose to have my photos taken by Andrew. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and the service to anyone.
Sue Lister, Tresil
I knew I needed to update the photos I use on LinkedIn and elsewhere but had been putting it off. Who else finds having your photo taken one of your least favourite tasks? Andrew’s headshot session sounded a good idea so I booked in. It included make-up touching-up and a warm welcome with tea and cakes – a nice ice breaker. Feeling relaxed, the result was, after several shots, a set of professional photos I’m pleased with. And which I’m using on my website and social media. Thank you Andrew.
Judith Kenyon, Jaykay Events
I recently attended a headshots session with Andrew at Justheadshots and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As an event manager and hosting many events, I’m very used to being photographed so it’s not something I have a problem with, although I know many people feel rather different. Andrew is great at creating a relaxed atmosphere and capturing a natural smile. He’s chatty and friendly and puts everyone at their ease. When Andrew sent me the selection of photos to choose from it wasn’t an easy task as they were all great, but eventually I managed to pick two, one of each style he had taken.
Peter Collins, Find n’ be Found
I’ve known Andrew for over two years now and we have very similar views on Quality Profile Photos for profiles and websites, more specifically on LinkedIn as far as I am concerned. Just take a look at his banner on this profile to get a really good idea of what he delivers. Having experienced one of his photo sessions and gone through the process I now view Andrew as the goto photographer when it comes to providing top quality LinkedIn Profile Images. I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew for his enjoyable sessions that deliver that perfect image for your profile – making eye contact with your audience, facing the right way and a relaxed and approachable look. You won’t be disappointed!
Sharon Charteress, Mood Design
Andrew has taken my photograph several times in the past and I have always been delighted with the results. I decided to go along to one of his headshot days which was so much fun.The make up artist ensures you still look like yourself but are camera ready. It was relaxed and everyone was very friendly. The studio is set up for your ease, moving smoothly from one setting to another, saving lots of time – something which most of us are short of. It’s great to have fresh professional photographs which I use for all of my online profile. Thank you for making it such a great experience.
I usually like being photographed but fear the outcome as not all photographers are great with what they do. Having been photographed by Andrew however, was an extremely enjoyable experience; not only I had fun during the session but the results speak for themselves. Andrew took several headshots for my Linkedin profile and he really captured the moment which shows how proficient he is as a photographer. Between each shot, he would show me the pictures and discuss what we can do to improve it for the next shot. Above all, when I received the photographs I was really happy with the outcome as it was what I was looking for and felt that the photographs really represented me as a brand, as a translator and communicator.
We all really enjoyed our Libertas photograph day with Andrew Collier at Just Headshots. With some misgivings, a new set of office photographs were booked with Andrew. I speak for the team when I say we’d all probably felt uncomfortable in previous photograph shoots and there was a natural reticence to put ourselves through this again. Whilst the ones we had were nice, we felt they didn’t quite fit with our relaunched brand image.
We were immediately put at ease by Andrew who took the time to visit the office and meet everyone before the booked day. He suggested backgrounds and locations, wardrobe changes and colour schemes; we considered patterns and poses and he answered all our questions before the day. He also suggested a makeup artist and very simple effective things like making sure clothing was properly ironed, all things that are very obvious once pointed out but that we hadn’t considered previously.
The preparation led to a very enjoyable photograph day in the office which was comfortable, well run and actually fun! The end result was the choice of a large number of quality photographs, all of which I feel show our respective characters perfectly.
The feedback from the team has been really positive too, with comments including “Surprisingly I really enjoyed having my photograph taken”, “I’m really happy with my new profile picture on LinkedIn now” and “That actually looks like me!”. These positive comments are reflected in the pictures we’ve now uploaded to our website and I am confident the personalities of the team members shine through. It was a job well done, we feel we got value for money and we’re really happy with the experience.
Where do I even start! I remember when I first met you and we spoke about having some portraits taken. I am not only glad that I finally did it but I did it when I did. – Thank you for being absolutely brilliant at what you do. – Thank you for making me fall in love with my 42 year old self all over again. – Thank you for sharing my story – And thank you for allowing me to be one of the faces of your posters. #legend
I have known Andrew since 2016 and in that time, I would speak to him and promise that I would have him take some headshots to use for my business. For some reason there was always a reason why I never got around to it.
I have had professional photos taken before and I had always found it a tad intimidating. So, end of 2019, after finally booking a session with Andrew, I arrived at The Abode Hotel in Chester full of trepidation. I needn’t have worried!
Andrew and his team are not only knowledgeable and respectful, they are so much fun to work with. The morning flew by and by the end of it I had a tummy ache from too many home baked cookies and laughter. I also learnt a lot about personal branding.
The photos when I finally received them were breath-taking. I really struggled to choose 3 because I love every single one of them.
Would I work with or recommend Headshots to friends and family, in a heartbeat!
Thank you Andrew and team.
Dr Jo Baldwin, Dr Jo Baldwin Coaching – Women’s Mindset Coach
Like many people, I really don’t like having my photograph taken, but the session with Andrew was actually very enjoyable. He very quickly managed to put me at ease with his friendly chat and easy manner.
Andrew was very amenable to me changing into two or three different outfits and he switched the background colour to suit the different styles and colours of my clothes. I was really excited to receive the proofs of the photos and was really pleased with the selection provided. Andrew had managed to produce several excellent shots in each of my outfits and there was a range of expressions, poses and styles. I felt he had captured the real me and my personality came through. The most difficult part of the whole process was narrowing it down to my final selection. I have enjoyed being able to select shots to use both in my social media accounts and also in association with a position of responsibility I hold this year.
The photos manage to represent a professional yet warm and friendly me. Thanks Andrew!
I’ve never been photographed professionally before but I’m usually happy to be within a group photograph as long as I’m not centre stage.
When I arrived for the session, I was made to feel welcomed by the team and Andrew was a warm and engaging person so I felt comfortable. My only regret was not taking advantage of the cake that was made available, but maybe next time?
I was very pleased with the photos that I received as I felt they were a true reflection of me and not a highly doctored image that doesn’t reflect the real me and they reminded me to continue the work on improving my health and fitness!
For my next photo shoot, I would add more business casual and informal photos and would take advantage of pre-shoot advice on colours and clothing
During my photo shoot, I found Andrew very easy and relaxing to work with, which made the whole experience just fun and not at all tense. When I received the photos there were so many good ones that I found it hard to choose. Having made the decision, I feel the photos are a great representation of me and I’ve plastered them all over my social media – which shows the best of my brand!
Andrew is a well established professional photographer that combines his industry skills alongside making his clients feel at ease and comfortable with the whole experience. For those who are camera shy I can recommend his approach. Quick clothing changes from casual to smart – together with various angle shots guarantee the best representation. Add to the mix a lighting technician and a touch of anti-glow make up and you are away.
Reasonable rates are charged and at my sitting even fresh cakes and tea was provided! I would recommend Andrew to anyone who needs a decent professional profile shot for their own self-promotion needs.
It took a lot of courage to have these headshots done. I needed new headshots, I’d avoided that ’nightmare’ for ten years but I had to get over my fear of being photographed. My fear of being photographed is real – I genuinely hate photos of myself. Even passport photographs result in at least an hour in a photography shop with endless retakes. I’m one of those people who doesn’t look great in photos! I needed professional ‘work’ headshots and ‘performance’ headshots for my comedy and writing and I was not looking forward to the experience.
I chose Andrew because I know his wife Josie and Josie always looks great in photographs – what better recommendation than that! I arrived for the shoot feeling very apprehensive. Andrew and the team immediately put me at ease and were very friendly. Nicole did my make-up (natural and light) and Andrew and I decided which outfits to wear and he explained why and what would make a better photograph. During the shoot Andrew talked to me – asking me lots of questions, asking me to explain things to him about my work and performance. I really felt comfortable with Andrew and believed he wanted to get the right photographs for me. Andrew is a very interesting and funny man to talk to and he made me laugh out loud a couple of times!
When the photographs arrived I was very apprehensive about looking at them. I had a quick look and noted down seven images that stood out as OK. I then left it a while and looked in more detail (this worked for me as otherwise I can become hyper critical of myself – focussing on the negative rather than appreciating the whole image). I looked through them a third time with my daughter to check I had picked the right ones. It feels odd looking at yourself in photos and seeing yourself as others see you! The images received were not ’touched-up’, bear this in mind.
I spoke to Andrew about the images I had chosen and he guided me through the images best suited for my needs e.g. close-ups for LinkedIn and work, images suitable for my creative pursuits, what works well in black and white and colour. I would really recommend you do this as I gained lots of insight into the images which really made me understand the decisions I’d made. We discussed what ’touch ups’ the photographs needed. I wanted to look like me but look the best I could look within reason! I didn’t want to be airbrushed and perfected like the cover of a magazine (don’t you just hate that when you don’t recognise the celebrity on the cover!) so I discussed what could be done with Andrew (brighter teeth, colour balance, tidying up stray hairs etc) and the final images received looked natural and professional.
I’m really pleased with my images! They reflect my personal brand(s) really well. They look like me! Relaxed and confident in my professional images. Energised and fun in my performance images. I chose an extra image too – just for me and my parents which is a happy one.
I highly recommend Andrew for your headshots. You need someone who takes time to know you, makes you feel relaxed and is really on your side. Andrew wants you to love your headshots – and you will love them!
Helen Johnson, Aaron & Partners
‘Briefing process and set up of the shoot was perfectly executed with Andrew clarifying the required outcome and working with us to generate ideas to deliver what we were looking for. Despite the inclement weather curtailing the initial plans, Andrew kept the group of 7 in check, relaxed and complying with Social Distancing guidelines throughout. In fact, the rain brought a new dimension to the shoot, as the inspired use of branded umbrellas created a striking finished photograph! Edits to the finished shots were done quickly and to the timescales given by Andrew. A successful session all in all!’
Graeme Pietersz, Code & More
I did not expect to actually enjoy being photographed, but Andrew it enjoyable and even managed to get me to smile. The photos were not just good, but fit for purpose thanks to the thought an effort Andrew puts into ensuring this: I wanted photos that would look work well on LinkedIn and my own websites, and that is what I got. I am happy with how I look and feel the photos make the right impression.
Julie Paterson, Wellbeing4performance
I looked forward to the photo shoot with Andrew as he had come highly recommended from a trusted source and I could tell from our initial meeting and planning conversations that he quickly appreciated what my business was about and what I was keen to achieve and capture in the photographs for our website. The photo shoot was an enjoyable experience, from meeting Andrew and his team at the venue, I felt relaxed, prepared and Andrew efficiently organised the morning in a calm, professional manner.
I was pleased to see the initial photographs, it was a tough decision to decide between them! A nice problem to have. Andrew supported me at each step to choose the appropriate shots for each section of the website. I now look at my brand with pride as Andrew has captured the “just right” image of Wellbeing4performance. High quality service, with a professional approach. Thanks Andrew. Julie Paterson (Director, Wellbeing4Performance)
I have been photographed a fair bit over the last 5 years but even so, I had great fun at the headshot session. Andrew was great at putting people at ease and the session felt fun, relaxed and unhurried. When the shots came through there was a good selection of suitable photos to pick from and I was really pleased with the way I looked in them. I think they captured me very well and gave me a range from more businesslike to a bit more relaxed. The business photos were quite relaxed because this reflects me as an individual.