Portraits & Headshots

Portraits and Headshots by The Portrait Kitchen

Welcome to The Portrait Kitchen. My name is Jon Busby and I am a portrait and headshot photographer.

We are all familiar with the expression “you only get one chance to make a first impression.”  If you are looking for new clients, think how critical it is to get a good portrait in place to make sure you are making that excellent first impression.

When you plan to meet with new clients, do not assume this will be the first time they have seen your face. With the increasing use of business social media, everyone can check out each other before the first face to face meeting. A poor quality corporate portrait (badly lit, poorly composed, shot as a selfie etc) will leave a negative impression, so why risk it?

What I offer goes beyond the traditional headshot. My goal is to create portraits that promote you, your story and your brand.

I create a visual connection between my clients and their audience so they engage. Portraits are part of your digital signature so getting it done well is important.

I always start with a free discovery call. This helps you explain what you want to achieve. Probably the most common thing that is said to me is “I hate having my photo taken.” Music to my ears because I want to photograph people so they feel positive about themselves.

I shoot from a number of studios across the country. These are large spaces with lots of sets created to provide very individual, bespoke images. I can also set up at your offices.

When I take a portrait I want to trigger some key responses from the viewer, your client. Depending on my client brief I usually present my sitter as empathetic, approachable and knowledgeable.

If required I can also provide a make up artist to help you with your look and ensure you feel confident in front of the camera.

To help you prepare for your portrait or headshot session you can download my free “What To Wear At A Portrait Shoot” prep sheet.

The main reason that I enjoy taking portraits is seeing the confidence of my client grow during a photoshoot. I am you advocate to help project your story, your confidence and your brand.



Our Studio Spaces


Probably the thing I get told the most. It’s ok and quite normal to feel a little bit nervous. I have a number of techniques that will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. My job is to put you at ease and take a great set of portraits.

Yes you can do many outfit changes. I can advise on what is best to wear using my ‘What To Wear At A Portrait Shoot’ prep sheet, see below for download link.

Yes I do although she will need to be pre-booked. Her fee is £100 and she attends the whole photoshoot.

Yes, I lightly edit all images as part of your fee. I can also do professional retouching for a small fee of £10 per image. However, the light ending that is included is more than enough for a portrait.

You will receive all images in a secure digital album and can choose and use any or all of them.


I may ask for written permission to use your portraits anonymously for marketing purposes.

Yes I can. This ensures great portraits/headshots with minimal disruption to your colleagues working day. To come to your location I may have two charge additional but reasonable travel expenses.

I normally say 7-10 working days but it is usually a lot quicker than that depending on work volume.

Yes you can. Bringing a friend can help make you feel at ease. If you want to ‘double’ or ‘treble’ up with a colleague then we can work out a way to do that too.

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One Sitter Portrait Photography

1 Sitter


My fees include;

  • Two hours shoot time
  • Multiple outfit changes
  • Light editing
  • All images delivered via secure link within 10 working days
  • Exclusive image rights
  • Free discovery call

Corporate Team Headshots

(subject to reasonable and agreed travel expenses)

2 - 5 sitters

£175 per sitter

6 - 20 Sitters

£150 per sitter

21 - 30 sitters

£100 per sitter

31+ Sitters

£75 per sitter

Corporate headshots are slightly different to a portrait. The sitter is usually time poor and does not want their day or workflow to be disrupted too much. For corporate clients with a large number of sitters we can shoot an individual’s headshot in 10 minutes or less.

My fees include;

  • Light editing
  • All images delivered via secure link within 10 working days
  • Each sitter will receive their own online album to review their images
  • Access to my ‘What To Wear For Your Headshot’ brochure to help you prepare
  • Exclusive image rights
  • Photoshoot at your location
  • Free discovery call

‘What To Wear For Your Portrait’

I created a free guide to help you prepare for portrait session. Click on the image to download.

What To Wear For Headshots
Headshots Matter