Actors Headshots Central Coast with Bronwyn Russell

Bronwyn Russell

Bronwyn Russell is the director of Umina based Dance and Performing Arts studio, Dancin' Mates.

After receiving her Advanced Diploma at the Australian Ballet School, Bronwyn performed professionally both on stage and on screen; including with the Australian Ballet Company, Opera Australia, The Phantom of the Opera and Vienna Festival Ballet. Her successful career took her around the world including London, New York, Vienna, as well as in Australia.

She and her family were then struck by the beauty and lifestyle of the NSW Central Coast, and together they set up their dance school in Umina Beach.

Actors Headshots

Having been persuaded by her family, all of whom are working actors or dancers, to get back into performance roles, she decided it was time to look for an agent again. At this point Bronwyn contacted me about some new actors headshots.

When I met Bronwyn she was quick to tell me that she wanted her portraits to be natural and not try to make her something she is not. She thought that she would be going for the 'Mum' type roles and as such the head shots should be appropriate to this.

Of course this was not a problem. We worked our way round a few different locations on a cold, windy day. I was able to harness a little of that wind power to add a little oomph to her hair on occasion. I also used the natural light to keep the shots looking real.

Since then, Bronwyn's daughter Karina has also enlisted me for her headshots, which you can see here.

I think the images look great and I think Bronwyn should get plenty of acting work!

Central Coast Actors Headshots
Central Coast Actors Headshots
Central Coast Actors Headshots
Central Coast Actors Headshots
Central Coast Actors Headshots

Actors Headshots Central Coast: Sophia Stratton

Here is my actors headshots shoot with Actress Sophia Stratton. We shot them in Woy Woy on the NSW Central Coast.

When I lived in the UK, I used to do a lot of Actor’s and Corporate Headshots and Portraits. This actually formed probably the backbone of my business. However, when I moved to Australia back in 2009 and started to build my photography business from the ground up again, it for some reason didn’t occur to me to start with the head shots side of things. I’m not entirely sure why.

I plan to change all that now though, and want to bring a fresh, modern LA style to the Sydney and Central Coast Corporate and Performer Portrait.

When it comes to Actors, Sydney is just a stone’s throw away from where I live on the Central Coast, along with the fabulous theatre that we have on the coast. I like to keep abreast of fashions and trends within the industry and for that LA is the place to look. What we are seeing currently is a movement away from the studio look and onto the streets for a more naturally lit, edgy look. We have already sourced and experimented with a few locations close to public transport links for ease of getting to us, and we are all set to go.

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Actors Headshots Central Coast
Actors Headshots Central Coast

Musician Promo Photography: Ashley Knight

I was recently asked to do a photo shoot to promote Central Coast musician Ashley Knight. We kept it local and did all the photos in a selection of locations around Gosford. It's amazing what you can find with a bit of effort!

Go check her out on Facebook and YouTube

2014: A Year in Review

It has been a great year for me, with many changes in both my work and personal life. We moved house and became 'coasties', I have seen the quality of my work and style improve greatly and I finally got my new website up and out there.

As we approach the end of 2014 and the start of 2015, I am hoping for an even bigger year to come. I thought it would be nice to pick out a few favourite images from the year the has been.

A big thanks to everyone that has helped me out, worked with me and been a part of it. I look forward to working with you again next year and to the new people I will get to meet along the way.

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See you next year!