Headshot photography for TV production company Headline Pictures

It was a joy to work with Headline Pictures a few months ago, to produce some headshots for their website.

Headshot of co-managing director of a production company, photographed by Josh Caius

Christian Boute headshot

Headshot of development editor of a production company, photographed by Josh Caius

Shahenaz Jivani headshot

Headshot of co-managing director of a production company, photographed by Josh Caius

Tom Sherry headshot


The brief was fairly straightforward in principle - photograph the most senior staff/directors for the website. The images should appear fairly natural (rather than formal), and include a real background rather than a plain one. One problem: they were between offices, so they didn’t have anywhere to shoot. Thankfully, a couple of the team were staying overnight in a nice house, so we used this to do the shoot before they went off to work in the morning.

Headshot photographer Josh Caius creates natural environmental portraits for companies in London.

Headshot photography for production company in London


Every photo shoot presents unique, and not so unique challenges. Due to the nature of the space we were to use, it was going to be a case of scoping the house on arrival and coming up with ideas on the spot. This is why I brought along my trusty assistant Paul Graville, who is able to move around lighting, keep an eye on the details and make suggestions where necessary.

For this shoot, I wanted to keep a lot of the natural daylight in the photography, and elevate it with some flash without it feeling overly “lit”. I also wanted everybody to have slightly different backgrounds. This was achieved with one light and a bit of experimentation with the naturally lit house (which was beautiful but typically dark as a Victorian terrace painted in darker Victorian style colours). We shot straight into a laptop, so everybody could see their headshots during the session. This helps with posing ideas and making sure everybody is happy with their images.

Thanks again Headline Pictures!