Social Media Head-shot Portraits

In the age of Social Media the days of camera-phone profile images and snapshots are long gone. If you are serious about SMM, can you really afford to be that person standing in front of their hedge?

Take a look at LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. Hedges and walls are very, very popular. If you want to stand out from the crowd get a head-shot not a hedge-shot.

The Social Media Head-shot…

It’s your profile picture.
It’s that little square of pixels you add to your profile

But what is it?
It’s your avatar
It’s your ambassador
It is your representative

In the world of social media your profile picture is you.
It travels around the web accompanying your comments and thoughts
It’s what other people interact with
It’s what other people see of you

Consider this…
…are you really a logo?
…are you really a camera-phone picture?
…are you really a person in front of their hedge?

If not, we need to talk.

You have no excuses…
I come to you.
Social media head-shots while you wait
It’s quick, painless and pixel friendly*

Lightweight portraits.
Heavyweight results.



* I offer my personal guarantee that no pixels are harmed at any point during my photography

The SMM Business Card Analogy…

Your business card doesn’t just carry contact details. It says a lot about you: your seniority, your position, your standing in your company.

The same is true for your social media profile picture. It’s your representative, your own personal branding, the sentinel of your presence on the internet.

So, if you had to choose between two suppliers, equal in every way apart from the business card the rep. gave you which would it be?
a) The one with the professionally designed and printed card.
b) The one with the perforated, homemade, inkjet card.

In business as in every walk of life, first impressions count. Social media is no different.


It doesn’t have to be that way…

Now consider this – your profile with a correctly lit, carefully posed professional portrait. You are cheerful, approachable, engaging. Your image says “come and talk to me, let me tell you how we can help you.”


Please note…

To keep the cost of this package down and to make it a viable business proposition it is only available within an approximate 15 mile radius of Guildford. This includes Guildford, Farnham, Petworth, Woking, Leatherhead, Godalming, Cranleigh, Shere, Lightwater, Chertsey, Weybridge, Cobham and everywhere inbetween.

For clients further afield, the package is still available but a small charge to cover travel expenses is applicable. Please contact Gavin Thorn Photography for more information.


Read what others have said about me

business portrait - guildford, surrey

Dear Gavin,

Many thanks for the profile photo, it was money very well spent. The traffic to Linked in trebled within a couple of weeks and I will use the photo on our new website..

What a difference a proper photo makes!

Best regards

David Morrell
Director/Senior Health Care Advisor
Health Choice- Specialist Advisors for only Private Medical Insurance

David MorrellDirector/Senior Healthcare Advisor
Corporate Headshot IFA Woking

Gavin is an outstanding photographer who knows his industry. He has been at all times professional, delivers on time and can transform an image with his creative imagination. I have and will continue to use Gavin for all of my business and personal needs.

business portrait - guildford, surrey

I hired Gavin to take some professional portrait shots. I was way out of my comfort zone, but Gavin did a great job of making me feel relaxed and natural, inspiring a sense of confidence and even fun! He evidently knows his stuff and also understands the importance of good communication, punctuality and expedience. I would definitely recommend Gavin.

Adrian GriffithMDOval Business Solutions
business portrait - london

I hired Gavin to take some photos of me for my professional use (e.g. business cards). He has a good eye as to what makes for a great photo and knows how to get the best out of his subject even when the surrounding scenery and/or light level isn’t perfect. Not to mention his post-processing expertise which really helps to enhance the final results. Highly recommended.

Ramesh NairMDHidden Tao Ltd.London

Gavin is great at capturing natural looking photographs. I hate my photograph being taken (who doesn’t?) – but Gavin made me feel at ease. He managed to get some lovely photographs without having a fixed posed look. Highly recommended.

Caroline WebbOwnerShineWoking, Surrey
business portrait - guildford, surrey

Gavin, definately has an eye for the light. When my company needed new headshots for our corporpate and online media we chose Gavin. He took a number of shots at different locations that really met our brief and captured the right spirit – great job Gavin

Angus LyonCertified Business CoachJohnson Fellowes Ltd.

Having won a really important award at the end of last year, I needed a photo of me (and it!) fast, in order to meet a magazine deadline the next day. I called Gavin on my way back from the event and he was on my doorstep later that afternoon, having rearranged his schedule to help me out. The award was engraved on glass, making the wording hard to pick out and Gavin tried every which way to stop reflections and all the related light issues. The result – a fabulous, relaxed shot that looks like it took 2 seconds… proof if ever you need it that the really good, clever stuff needs to look absolutely effortless. And what a nice guy too!

Vanessa Lanham-DayMarketer and Business Growth AdvisorCProjectGodalming
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When setting up a new website for my business,, I needed a headshot photo.  I was confident from the outset that Gavin was the right photographer for me. He responded quickly and efficiently to my email request and we booked a time and location. He came to my home and instantly put me at ease, which was essential as I was nervous, and his people skills ensured that he was able to get a relaxed photo of me. He took many pictures and sent me the proofs within 24 hours, for me to select one headshot that I would use. I could have selected more at additional cost, but there was no obligation to do so, and no hard sell from Gavin. I have since looked at Gavin’s website and other promotional materials and realise what a fabulous, artistic photographer he is. I am amazed that with my requirements I was able to get a photographer of Gavin’s calibre and experience. I would recommend Gavin to anyone who is seeking a photographer, they will not be disappointed.

Alyson ReayFounderJust Leave It With Me Ltd.
Corporate Headshot HR Consultant Redhill

From the moment I met Gavin i felt relaxed. He is clearly very passionate about his work. Throughout the photoshoot Gavin guided me and knew how to create a fantastic photo without making me feel too nervous…and to make it even easier, he set up a mobile studio in my home to take the photo’s!

Charlie LloydManaging DirectorLloyd HR ConsultancyReigate, Surrey
business portrait - guildford, surrey

Very nice photos, very relaxed approach. A big thank you to Gavin!

Suzanne HazeltonAuthor, "Raise Your Game"Johnson Fellowes Ltd.

SMM Social Media Headshot Photography - Surrey, Guildford

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