Frequently Asked Questions

How does your mobile studio work?

Our professional photography studio is inside a van, meaning we are completely mobile and can come to wherever is convenient for you. We’ll drive from our Bristol office to your location, park up and invite you (or your team) into our cozy studio to get your headshots done. At the end of your session, we’ll review your photos to make sure you’re happy and help you to choose one to be retouched. Your photo will then be sent over to you via email by the next working day.

How long are your headshot sessions?

On average, it takes around 10 minutes for headshot, or ‘look’, which is a particular outfit/background combination.However, everyone is different and exact timings can vary between 5-15 minutes. If you’d like to get a couple of different headshots (e.g. different outfits of backgrounds), then we can book you a double or triple slot. We recommend one headshot for most company employees, two for senior managers and three for actors.

What facilities do you have in your mobile studio?

Good question! We’ve tried to make is as comfortable for our customers as possible – we’ve got a mirror and makeup light for those last minute checks, a small bench for any guests, a big screen for reviewing your photos, an area to hang/store clothes and a curtain to keep out the draft/sun.

How many photos do I get?

One headshot means one photo with one outfit against one background colour

If you would like two photos with different ‘looks’, e.g. different outfits or background colours, this will count as two headshots

If you would like an extra photo from the same ‘look’, these can be purchased for £10.

How do I book a session?

To book a session, get in contact with us using our contact form here. Just let us know how many headshots you would like, where you’d like it done and your preferred date/time and we’ll get in touch to arrange your session. Alternatively, use the chat widget in the bottom right to talk to us online.

Is there anywhere to get changed?

Yes! If you need to change outfit we’ll step outside, close the curtain at the rear of the van and give you the place to yourself for a few minutes.

Where do you park the van?

Our van is a bit longer and higher than a family car, so we’ll need a little bit of room to park it at your location. We’ll get in touch with you before your session to arrange this, but it isn’t usually a problem (central London is sometimes tricky!) If you’ve got a car park at work, street parking or a driveway with at least 3m height clearance we should be able to park just fine.

How does your pricing system work?

We’ve tried to make our pricing as transparent as possible. It’s broken down into two parts: (i) photography and (ii) travel to make sure you’re only paying for what you need. The photography cost per person decreases as you book more people. Travel is charged at £1 per mile from our Bristol office (BS16 1QY).

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing what you feel most comfortable in. Plain colours work best as stripes and patterns can be distracting. For business shots, we recommend wearing what you’d wear to work. If you’ve booked more than one headshot, then don’t forget to bring multiple outfits.

How do you deliver your photos?

We’ll send your photos via WeTransfer or email by the next working day. If you’ve booked for more than one person, we are happy to distribute them to each individual being photographed as well as to yourself. Please let us know if this is something you would like.

How do I pay for my session?

Once we’ve finished your session, you’ll be able to pay by credit/debit card in the studio (unfortunately we do not accept cash). Depending on the distance we are travelling and the number of people, we may ask for a 50% deposit in advance.

Can I come to you instead of you coming to me?

Of course! We’re more than happy to have your session at our HQ if you don’t fancy paying for us to travel to you. We’re based at The University of the West Of England, in North Bristol. To see how much this would cost, just enter “The Headshot Van” into the location box on our pricing tool.

I'd like to book more than 15 headshots. How much will this cost?

Yes of course. Please get in touch with us to discuss your needs.

Where can I find your terms and conditions?

Our terms and conditions can be found on our website here.