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Welcome to Taylor Hooper Photography!  I specialize in affordable actor headshots in New York City.  I have been called one of the best headshot photographers NYC has to offer and I strive to make that statement fact.  My mission is to create the absolute best headshots and that means a headshot that really says something about you! How do I do this? Well to start with, let's talk about the look. I can create a variety of different acting headshot styles for you: we can do indoor headshots using studio lighting, with a white, black or neutral background. With studio lighting I can create different moods from dramatic and artistic with lots of shadows, to bright and sunny with even light, perfect for Commercial or Musical Theater headshots. I also shoot outdoors, using natural light with an almost unlimited variety of backgrounds and settings. To get an idea of the many different looks I can create for you, please view my portfolio by clicking here.

With my "Ultimate Headshot Package", you have the opportunity to shoot both indoor and outdoors, thus getting a great variety and contrast of looks to show the different sides of your personality.  I also offer a very budget friendly package I call the Basic Headshot Session and an Extended session for comp  or zed cards- so there's something for everyone. For more information on my headshot packages go to my pricing page by clicking here.  Headshots NYC!

Reveal the Real You

Talking about headshots with agents, managers, and other actors you hear a lot of advice. "The eyes need to pop." "You have to have a legit, and a commercial/musical theater headshot." "A headshot has to show your type." "New York headshots vs. LA headshots" and so on and so on. But what does all that really mean?

The most important thing in a headshot is that it reveals the real you. It has to say something about your unique qualities. To that end, I tell my clients to think about the headshot session as a conversation with friends. We want to show you being YOU naturally. Your commercial or smiley headshot should look like you are telling a friend a happy or exciting story. Your legit or dramatic headshot should look like you are engaged in a more intense, mischievous or serious conversation with a friend. I try to make that happen by creating a relaxed and fun atmosphere where you can comfortably express yourself, then everything else falls into place. Click here to see a sampling of the many thank you notes and testimonials I have receive from satisfied clients.

While I agree with the mainstream that says "everyone should have at least two headshots -- a more serious and a more light or commercial headshot," my goal is to tailor that to you. If you are a comedian who wants to audition for specifically comedies, sitcoms, and lighter fare, then maybe your "serious headshot" doesn't have to be all that serious. Maybe it's simply a contrast to the laughing, bright, smiley commercial headshot that comes so easily to you. Maybe it's a closed-mouth smile, with a secret behind it.

Conversely if you are a very serious actor auditioning for more dramatic roles, soap operas, Shakespeare, etc., then the contrast to your intense, dramatic headshot could simply be a closed-mouth smile with a wry sense of humor behind it, or whatever level of levity is most common in your day to day character. To get an idea of the many different "looks" we can achieve in a session, check out online proof example, click here.

You're the Boss
Basically, you are the boss. This is your acting, singing, dancing, or performing career we are talking about. I will help you create headshots that are an asset to you and that help complete the package you bring to an audition or interview. For more tips on taking a great headshot visit my "Details" page by clicking here.