Headshots - Alexander James Headshots


Alexander James is a highly sought-after headshot photographer based in Colchester, Essex. You are your brand and it’s our job to make sure you stand out.

Stand Out with a professional career, business or Corporate Headshot

Alexander James is a highly sought-after Essex headshot photographer based in Colchester.

If you're looking for a professional headshot photographer in Colchester, Essex then our Colchester headshot photography studio is the perfect location to capture your professional headshot.

Our specialty is headshots in Colchester, Ipswich, Chelmsford, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge, and Norfolk. However, we do have headshot customers who travel from all over the UK visiting for the day or staying at a local hotel. 

The headshot experience is a lot more than just me taking a photograph. It’s about capturing the best of you to instantly create a level of connection and make sure you stand out.

It’s my job to capture your unique identity showcased at its best because a headshot shows the world who you are.

Your headshot is a digital handshake and image is everything because you will literally show up everywhere online.

As your headshot photographer, I'll bring the best of you out to capture a headshot that opens doors, creates opportunities and instantly connects you to the viewer.

You don’t need to worry about being camera shy either because I’ll be your expression coach and direct you through the whole process.

Hi, I’m Alexander James

Your headshot specialist in Colchester, Essex.

During your shoot, it’s my job to be your expression coach and direct you through the whole process of producing the ultimate headshot.

I’ll guide and direct you through the whole process and help you select your final images at the end.

You don’t have to worry about being camera shy because I’ll help you through the whole process.

Each photograph will be shown live on the screen so we can perfect your headshot as the shoot progresses. 

We also provide on-location headshots where we’ll travel to your location with our portable studio.  

During your photo shoot you’ll have fun and I’ll coach you so that we can bring out the very best you.  Throughout your headshot session we will review your images together and you’ll pick your favourites. We will then send over your professional headshots once they’ve been retouched by our editor.

Career Headshots

Stand out and get noticed with your professional career headshot. Professional headshots receive 14 times more profile views on LinkedIn and 36 times more you’re likely to receive a message.   

Business Headshots

You are your brand and the face of your company. Having a professional headshot that will instantly connect with your potential customers, employees, partners, investors and network is exactly what we’ll create for you. 

Corporate Headshots

Corporate headshots for small, medium and large businesses in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and London. You can bring your team to our studio or we’ll come to you to create professional consistent look and feel for your company. 

colchester, essex headshot studio

Our spacious studio in Colchester at Park Farm Business Park is the perfect environment for your professional headshot.

It’s an easy location to visit by car with lots of parking and facilities. Colchester train station is only 10 minutes away and accommodation is just around the corner at Wivenhoe House Hotel.



What Should I Wear?

We normally ask you to bring 3-4 different items of clothing so we can see what’s going to work best for you. We usally shoot all of your outfits and review at the end. Avoid clothing that is heavily patterned or striped becuase this can be distracting. Please make sure your outfits are clean and freshly ironed. Jewellery should be kept to a minimum.

How Long Is The Headshot Session?

We normally allow 2-3 hours per person. The length of time for team and corporate headshots depends on how many people need to be photgraphed.

How Do You Retouch The Images

Retouching will be discussed at the end of your session. Anything disctracing is removed including tempoary blemishes. 

What Colour Background Do You Use?

We will usually discuss your choice of background in advance. Throughout the session, the background will be changed for different looks.

Do I need to prepare?

It’s best to have a good nights sleep and to stay hydrated. You don’t need to worry about having your headshot taken, it will be a fun and enoyable experience. 

How Should I do My Makeup?

It’s best to keep your makeup subtle and natural. Heavy eyes and bright lipstick don’t work well for headshots. Anything with a sheen finish should be avoided.

Do You Provide Makeup & Hair?

Yes, we can provide you with our makeup and hair stylist at an additional cost. 

Can You Come To Us?

We provide this service for corporates and teams that need a lot of people photographed at their place of work. 




Once you fill in the booking contact form, we will get in contact for a free consultation and answer any questions you might have.


Once we’ve scheduled your session in the diary, we require a 50% deposit to hold you space


Get ready for a fun day out because I promise we’ll be able to capture a perfect headshot for you.

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