I had such a fun time shooting with Randy! He was definitely somebody who came in with a specific goal with what he wanted out of his headshot session. Because of his laser beam focus, we were able to do 12 different looks in his session! He also came in rocking some facial hair, then shaved halfway through the shoot which is always fun and also eye-opening to how much something like facial hair can change the energy an actor gives off.
I usually don’t get someone who can play they innocent boy next door AND the leading man or villain coming into my studio but Randy was able to pull off both looks exceedingly well.
I’ve said it time and time again that the more prepared you can be coming into your headshot session, the more relaxed you’ll be. The more relaxed you can be, the more you can get out of your own way and let your creative energy as an actor take over and really take to heart the direction I’m giving. Randy nailed everything from micro-expressions to subtext cues. Oddly enough, the more you’re prepared, the less you have to do, really!