Portrait & Headshot Photographer • Plymouth, New Hampshire

How to Support a Young Actor

One of the best things you can do to support a young actor is help them get professional headshots and portraits. These are the photos that will be in front of casting directors. They will determine whether the actor gets the chance to audition for a role.

A behind-the-scenes photo of a teen actor at her photo session, with the hair and makeup artist, and the finished image

Hair and makeup styling by Donna Cotnoir

Casting directors look for different things depending on the role, so it’s important for actors to have a few different expressions in their photos. That way they can easily submit photos for the roles they really want, whether it’s comedy, drama, or action.

A headshot of a young actor with a white background

Expression and body language are vital in headshots and portraits, so I guide actors throughout their session, based on their desired roles.

A headshot of a young actor, smiling, with a white background

Kaitlyn is a talented young actor. She performs in community theatre around New Hampshire – she even played the role of Bella in Beauty and the Beast. She will be attending an acting program at Berkeley this summer, and is beginning to look at colleges.

A portrait of a young actor with a black background

Kaitlyn’s mother gave her the gift of a headshot and portrait portfolio for her acting, including professional hair and makeup styling. Break a leg, Kaitlyn!

photo of a young actor sitting on the floor with a white background. She is wearing a sweater, jeans, and sneakers.