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JOHANNESBURG: Headshot Photographer - Marta Kochanowska


Individual headshot portraits commonly used for personal or business purposes.

What is a headshot?

A headshot is a head and shoulder portrait. It helps identify who we are, how we see ourselves or how others see us. It focuses on the face.

Why do you need a headshot?

Humans have always been drawn towards visual and graphic images. Our eye is drawn to the most noticeable pictures before reading any solid text. Once our attention has been grabbed by the visual element of the story we’ll turn our attention to the written word.

Across all your marketing, whether that’s online, in the press, via print adverts or newsletters, your visuals need stand out. You need to distinguish yourself from your competitors in a world that is more competitive than ever..

A professional headshot will make the difference to your personal branding. It is a must have for all professionals. It is an investment that should be high on your personal branding list. .

How much does a headshot photo session cost?

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Where are headshots used?

  • Annual company reports
  • Social media profile - LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+
  • Résumés or CVs
  • Corporate catalogues, brochures and advertising material
  • Company publications - internal & external - as well as websites
  • Press releases and other announcements
  • Marketing materials - business cards
  • Articles and newspapers
  • Author pages
  • Actor profiles
  • Model Z-Card
  • Online dating profile

If you are ready to book your headshot session contact me.

Who should have a headshot?

Headshots are a must have for anyone needing a photo of themselves for business or personal use.

Not all headshots are equal. A headshot for an artist is not the same as an executive headshot. I will work with you to ensure you look the part.

  • Professionals
  • Executives
  • Staff
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Influencers
  • Bloggers
  • Speakers
  • Authors
  • Artists
  • Musicians
  • Models
  • Athletes
  • Teams
  • Online dating

I have worked for clients in finance, banking, insurance, architecture, construction, property, law firms, as well as PR, human resources, industry, manufacturing, marketing, tech, film & TV, design and advertising agencies across South Africa.

I have produced striking personal branding for their marketing, design, advertising, PR and editorial use.

When should you have a headshot taken?

The days of using a “selfie” as your headshot are long past. You know this. That is why you are looking for a headshot photographer.

If you don’t have an online personal branding profile contact me now.

Let me help you look your best.

Where are headshots taken?

Your headshot can be taken at my professionally equipped Johannesburg studio.

I have a mobile studio setup if you want your headshots taken in your office or on location.

The “studio style” headshot are photographs of individuals using special studio lighting. These photos are usually shot against a seamless backdrop. White, black & storm grey are popular backdrop colours.

It is important that whatever background is selected people should never see the background before they see you in front of it.

How to prepare for your headshot session?

Headshots usually require the person to wear something formal – suits or coats and ties for the men. Office attire or smart casuals for the women. The hairstyle of the person must also be kept and the makeup must be clean and appropriate. For the men, a clean shaven look is highly recommended.

What can I expect from a headshot session?

I will guide you through the entire process, make you relaxed, to get that perfect headshot

I will shoot plenty of photos during the session.

You will receive a contact sheet via WeTransfer to make your final selection from. It is a good idea to get a second opinion when you make your selection. We are so critical of ourselves.

Your final edited images will be sent to you in high resolution via WeTransfer.

Because your headshots are important to you I backup them up. In the event that your digital files get lost they can be retrieved for a fee.

If you are ready to book your headshot session contact me.





Who can help me with my brand identity?

Let Caroline Melton-Thorpe create your brand identity. She is a visual person, a lover of all things creative. Versatile and practical, she takes a hands-on approach to unlocking the creative in any given project. Caroline has a natural interest in the human psyche and creative ideation that brings the intersection of brand identity and product design together.

Contact Caroline

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