The Pro Session - Ryan Cowan - Photographer

The "Pro" Session

Take time to get over the stress of having your photos taken. You can achieve the best results if you allow yourself time to enjoy the process with me.

By taking things a little slower, you'll have time to relax into it. You will have more time to learn what works for you after seeing the results of the direction I give you.

We will regularly stop to examine the images we have captured, figure out what is working and what is not. You will have time to change into a few different tops or even adjust your hairstyle.

Overall we will end up with more images to choose from,  achieving much better results.

  • The Pro
  • ₤160
  • 120 min session
  • Direction
  • 2 Unique Looks
  • 40 images
  • Online Proofing Gallery
  • 2 Fully Retouched Digital Images
Headshot Portraits by Ryan Cowan

I will be able to direct you into looking your best despite how uncomfortable you may usually feel in front of a camera.

With 120 minutes to work, I will shoot a series of images, stopping to examine them with you at intervals, showing you what is working or what is not and then continuing to improve on those.

If you wish to, you may bring a couple of different tops along so that you can have a variety of looks by the end. We may have time to shoot against an alternate backdrop too if you so desire.

Backdrop options are white, light grey, dark grey and black.

We´re aiming to come out with approximately 40-50 images to choose from this whole session.

You will receive a secure online proof gallery of your images to view after the shoot.

Two fully retouched digital images will be included in this package. Choose your favourite two to get the finished treatment.

If you need any of the others retouched at a later date, they can be ordered for an additional ₤35 per image.

This session lasts up to 120 minutes allowing you time to change looks and clothing, but if you feel that you need more time you can ask to add another hour for a further ₤50.

In the case that you might just want to take advantage of an extra hour then I recommend scheduling at the end of my day in order to allow free time to extend your session.

Hair & Makeup Artist

If you wish to remove the stress of applying your own makeup or if would love to keep your hair under control throughout the shoot, I can suggest a hair & makeup artist for you to book.

Hair and makeup artists are highly recommended but they do need plenty of warning to make sure that they can attend your shoot. If you book a shoot with at short notice it is unlikely that we will find a makeup artist in time.

Please be aware that you will need to have finished with hair & makeup before we begin shooting the images. If you want the artist to stick around and keep fixing your hair, please make this is made clear to them.

If you want the artist to stick around and keep fixing your hair, please make it clear to them.

You will pay the hair/makeup artist directly. Their fees are usually £50 for an hour + travel.

It is best that everyone comes in with their hair ready the way you would like to present yourself. We want your hair in your pictures to be as close as possible to the way you look on a good hair day.

It is essential that you discuss this with me and the hair/makeup artist ( if you choose to book one ) prior to your session, so we are all on the same page about what you will need.

Men who like to grow designer stubble or feel you might want some shots with some facial hair, can, of course, come in with some growth and we'll just shoot until we feel we've got those shots covered and then you can shave for a cleaner look.

Please remember to groom and trim your hair. That includes nose and ear hairs guys...but please, NOT your eyebrows!!

Ryan Cowan Headshot Photographer


I'm sure you appreciate that as a freelance photographer, I must manage my time carefully and need to have paying clients in front of me to make any kind of living.

If for any reason you need to change a scheduled session, I require at least 3 days (72 hours) notice to change it without a penalty.

The Pro Session is a 120 minute digital headshot session for  ₤160.00*

*Make-Up Artist fees are additional £60 (Guide price) and paid directly to the artist.

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