"What is a comp card?" is usually the first question I hear when I address the topic with an actor/model. Which is surprising, given what a great marketing tool it can be. Comp card is short for composite card, which is used by actors and models for commercial print auditions and self-promotion. The size I prefer is 8x5, with a headshot on the front and 3-5 images on the back. The purpose is to show as much variety as possible, so the casting director can envision you as different types. Ideally the images on the back should look like tear sheets from magazine ads.

Comp cards are NOT just for models - every actor should have one as well. Generally, a model’s comp card is editorial (like a spread in Vogue Magazine), while an actor’s comp card is lifestyle (talking on a cell phone or hailing a cab). Fashion work is reserved for models, but there’s a ton of print work for actors.  Advertisers are always looking for attractive, everyday people to sell their products. 

A comp card is an important resource in addition to a headshot. It allows you to introduce yourself to industry professionals in a much more diverse way than with a headshot alone. If you’re looking for a commercial agent, submitting with a comp card will give you a much better chance of meeting them, because you’re showing them a variety of looks. They’ll see you as significantly more likely to book a job, be it print or on camera. If you already have a commercial agent, a comp card will allow them to submit you for print work as well as on camera and voice overs. It opens up an entire new avenue to generate income.


During your headshot session I’ll take 300  photographs for a composite card of (3-5 looks).  Final selection of   ( 50 images) from your shoot will be uploaded to your private gallery



Headshot, Comp Card,  Packages

* ladies make up required ( not included in shoot price )


3 Looks ( 3 outfit changes ) / including headshot (  high res images + web sized images to share online ) 

 50 comp cards* $150.00

up to 2 hour shoot 

* ladies make up required  ( not included in shoot price )


4 Looks ( 4 outfit changes ) / including headshot (  high res images + web sized images to share online  ) 

 50 comp cards* $150.00

up to 2 hour shoot



Your shoot includes photo shoot and at least 100 digital color images in at least four locations (inside and outside). I'm a variety junkie, so you can count on a wide range of looks. 

A week after your shoot, you will get a password-protected link to your photos online. You will be able to email them to friends and agents, post them on Facebook. 


Hair and Make-up

Headshots - $150 for women 

Cash is required, which is paid directly to your stylist. I have one of the best make-up artists in the business- I say this without hesitation!  She has years of experience and is wonderful with subtle, natural light make-up (and fantastic with hair)!


Payment options include cash, personal checks. Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover are accepted for an additional 3% processing fee.

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