Our Innovative Process Is Revolutionizing The Actor Headshot Industry

 
The Natural Shot Method is our secret weapon.
The number one reason for bad headshots is you not feeling at ease. Our proprietary method relaxes you, builds confidence and gets you the results.
Joshua Albanese created the Natural Shot Method to help provide the best headshots in Chicago.

NO MORE EXCUSES

Have you dreamed of being in film or on stage all your life? You now have the chance to actually make your dreams a reality. What’s stopping you from making your living as a professional actor in Chicago?

You are. If your headshot doesn’t grab attention, turn heads, or stop traffic, how can you expect others to pay you any attention?

Your headshot needs to speak for you and represent your best self if you want others to take notice.

Get ready for a great photo shoot! Being in Joshua’s space was so laid back and relaxing it honestly felt like being at a friend’s place.  He will guide you and make sure your shots look perfect.  I’ve worked with many photographers and he is high on my list! Diane P, Chicago, IL

Joshua Albanese, actor and casting director turned professional headshot photographer in Chicago offers this advice: “If you want to struggle as an actor, keep getting bad headshots. It’s the only way you will continue to be not taken seriously or even considered for a role.”
You’re not just missing auditions. You’re missing SERIOUS INCOME. Every month you go without a great headshot you are missing 10-20 auditions which could account for $5,000+ in potential earnings. It’s costing you money not to have a worthy headshots.

Shay was great!  I hated my headshots that I had gotten a few months back from another photographer and couldn’t wait to get new ones.  I was a little worried that I would end up hating all headshots of myself but Shay changed my thoughts on that!  She was great! – Karri G, Chicago, IL


If you’ve been making excuses about how you can’t afford professional acting headshots, consider the reality that you can’t afford NOT to get them.

We hear it everyday from frustrated actors who waited to work with us. And everyday we help actors get back on track to getting PAID for their craft. 

Actor Headshot Rates


  • Restart
  • $297

    1 Look
  • 30 Minute Session
  • Unlimited images
  • 1 Retouched image
  • High Resolution Image
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Redefine
  • $497

    2 Look
  • 60 Minute Session
  • Unlimited images
  • 2 Retouched images
  • High Resolution Images
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Rebrand
  • $1,997

    Unlimited Looks
  • 3 Hour Session
  • Unlimited images
  • Indoor/Outdoor Locations
  • 5 Retouched images
  • High Resolution Images
  • Makeup Artist Included
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

At Joshua Albanese Photography we have been Actor-focused for over 10 years. Unlike other Chicago Headshot Photographers, Joshua Albanese has been a professional actor and casting director. He has knowledge and understanding of the business that no other photographer possesses and is recommended by the top agencies in Chicago. 

We know that when you succeed, we succeed. It’s simple. You are our billboard. We don’t advertise. We invest in your success and when you are getting bookings other actors will flock to you and will want to know your secret. Imagine how great it will feel to finally see yourself on Netflix, or in the Playbill of Chicago’s next great theatre act. We feel that same excitement every time we see you on the screen or the stage.  

Stop wasting your time because each day is another day without auditioning and that is costing you networking opportunities, money, and playing the roles that ignite your passion and remind you why you wanted to become an actor to begin with. 

Are you new to the business and don’t know who to trust?

Chicago has a fast growing market for TV and Film. If you ever dreamt of being on the big screen now is the time to act.

With the right acting headshot you will finally crack the code of auditions. You’ll get the callbacks you know you deserve. You’ll stick out to casting agents who will recruit you for projects that are currently in the works. You’ll finally start rubbing shoulders with the producers and directors you idealize. Imagine how confident you will feel when hand over your professional headshots, knowing that they’re not going to be tossed into recycling bin. 

If you want to be a professional actor you need to start acting like one.

You have questions? We have answers.


Do I need a makeup artist?

Makeup Artist are always an option part of the shoot. We do recommend them for women. Why? Because there are many components to capturing a great shot being concerned about makeup and hair isn’t one of them. You will have a trained stylist on set making sure your headshot is outstanding.

Can I order additional Headshots in my package?

Of Course, and we want to help you pick the best headshots for your personal brand. This is your opporunity to select as many images as you wish.

What is the turnaround time for my actor headshot?

We guarentee turn around in 5 business days or less. We usually get them finished in 48 hours but we are also photographers so some days are busier than others.

Who is the photographer?

Love this question! Joshua Albanese is the owner but his time is spent on many shoots so we also have other team members that have trained in The Natural Shot Method which he created to get the same great headshot everytime. Trust us we deliver 100% of the time.

What do you mean by 100% satisfaction guaranteed?

It means we are committed to getting you the headshot that serves you the best and that you love. If you don’t love it well we will photograph you for free until you do. We stand behind our work? We put our time and money were our mouth is and deliver until you are happy.

What is High Resolution?

This is our term for printable image. We want to maintain the highest of quality throughout the process which means we photograph you on the best equipment. You can print yourself on a billboard if you want. You will also receive web ready versions that you can upload to linkedin and other social media sites.

Just as you only want to give and do your best, you want to work with the best Chicago headshot photographer. Contact us right now.