Colin’s was the first website I opened when I was searching for a photographer to do some new headshots for me as I was leaving one job, and preparing for the next…
I didn’t really know what to expect in terms of price or the experience; I’d had some done before, but it was a favour from a photographer friend, and I’d changed a lot since those pictures were taken. I wanted to shop around but kept getting drawn back to the website, where I had also seen the headshots of one of my work friends. I asked what his experience was like and, well, all you have to do is go and read Ian Puleston-Davis’ testimonial too! I instantly felt confident that I’d chosen the right guy for the job and phoned him within the next ten minutes.
He. Was. Lovely. He advised me on what to bring to the shoot, offered the services of the fantastic makeup artist who he works with, Rebecca Tupman, and we even discussed what kind of roles I aimed to be cast in; a good point made, which I found invaluable, because after all, your headshot is the first thing a casting director sees.
On the day of the shoot, we talked about everything from music to photography; being a fellow photographer you can imagine the geeky, excited atmosphere! I had three outfit changes and for each one, Colin gave me a different character to think about, which really helped the overall look of the images; I did some smiley, geeky, girl-next-door ones, and some dramatic, period drama/theatrical ones.
Working with Colin is so easy; and that’s the easiest way of putting it. He’s a breath of fresh air and where some people may find having stills taken a traumatic experience, he will make it seem like you do it every day.
Throughout the whole shoot, he never stopped smiling, talking me through every bit of equipment and what it did and why he was using it. The only time I stopped smiling was when I had to keep a straight face on a photo, and even then, sometimes we had to take a minute because I’d be trying not to giggle.
I can’t recommend the team at Neilson Reeves enough. A great day followed by stunning results. I will return to Colin the next time I need headshots doing, no matter where I may happen to be based