The Experience at Pink Monkey Studios

Here at Pink Monkey Studios we do everything we can to ensure a successful shoot. We do not run a factory so you will not feel rushed and we run a very casual, inviting studios with a good vibe. We know, no matter who you are, there is always a little trepidation in this process. You might feel like you’re going to the dentist, but you will leave feeling like you went to the spa!

What do you charge?

Our prices vary depending on a number of factors. Travel, licensing, usages, pre and post planning, and a host of other variables. We are happy to provide quotes based on your needs.

We have established several standard package prices for Actors based on their typical needs and usages and they are outlined as follows:

Adult acting headshot session:

3 different clothing changes.

Please do your hair as you would like to wear it and we will clean it up as we go along. Please let us know if you have any specific hair needs.

Bring 6-8 clothing options along with the proper undergarments to go under each item and we will help you narrow it down based on what you are looking for and what will read best for camera.

Cost $500 plus GST (makeup additional).

We offer per look prices if you need photos to fill a specific niche. Single look sessions begin at $300. Additional looks can be added to this session at a rate of $100 for each additional look.

Kids under 12 years:

2 looks.

Please do your child’s hair as you would like them to wear it and we will clean it up as we go along. Please let us know if you have any specific hair needs.

Bring 4-6 clothing options along and we will help you narrow it down based on what you are looking for and what will read best for camera.

Cost $300 plus GST

We are happy to discuss a package discount for multiple children from the same family.

Do you provide makeup services?

Make-up for women $125 for makeup only or $175 plus GST for makeup and hair - we normally start out natural and build it up from there as the shoot progresses. Of course, this depends on your needs and your own personal style, which we discuss prior to the shoot.

Make-up for men $75 plus GST. We promise no red lipstick.

We prefer to work with our own make-up artists and highly recommend them and can guarantee their work.

How long does the shoot last?

Our goal is to take the time to do the work properly. Typically allow 3-ish hours

for women and for men... a little less.

When do I get my on-line web gallery emailed to me?

Generally 48-72 hours after the shoot day, but if you are in a hurry please let us know and we always do our best to accommodate.

How do I prepare?

Clean living! Please keep alcohol to a minimum the night before and if you’re an active person get some exercise to get the blood flowing in the morning. Your session can be taxing eat a nourishing meal beforehand.

What should I bring?

For women please make sure you have the proper undergarments. A black and nude seamless bra are a must and strapless for garments that need it.

6-8 wardrobe changes. We are more than happy to advise you on best choices for camera.


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Can I do my own Make-up to save the extra $$?

Our make-up artists are specialists in their field we can not recommend them enough. We realize budget is a major concern these days, but honestly you’ll be much happier with your results so it’s money well spent.

Can I straighten my hair 1/2 way through?

Normally yes, however, if your hair takes an hour to straighten we may have to discuss this further. If it’s around 20 minutes then no problem! Please let us know in advance.

Can you help me decide what looks I should go for?

Yes we can. I also encourage you to discuss your photo-shoot with your agent if you have one, coaches, acting teachers or anyone that is familiar with you and your work.

Can you offer wardrobe advice?

Yes! As a general rule bright colours such as reds, greens, blues, purples etc work very well as do darker tones such as dark grey, dark brown all the way to black. Please keep wardrobe simple. No bold patterns, no shiny, lacy or see-through fabrics.

Do you shoot in studio and outdoors?

We typically do a bit of both. We have many locations we like to use and it depends on the time of year, time of day and the weather of the day as to where we go. Please let us know if you have something specific in mind and we can discuss further.

What is included with your retouching?

Ross and I always do our best to light and shoot to avoid the need for major retouching, so honestly, it usually comes down to removal of a blemish, stray hair or even lint. We want you to look your best while still looking like yourself; your agent and those in casting will thank appreciate it!

Can I order my own DVD?

Yes, the fee is $100 plus GST.

Is the 8x10 repro cost included?

No, we keep all the hi-res files at so you can order your 8x10’s directly from them. They supply the best quality, industry standard, prints in the business and we’ve been using their services for over 20 years.

What forms of payment do you accept?

cash, visa, mastercard and e-transfer. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept debit cards at this time.

Is there parking?

Yes! Lots of free street parking.

Do you shoot on weekends?

Yes, we shoot on Saturdays.

Can I book a consultation?

Yes, in fact we’d love to see you before your appointment! Please contact us to book at 604-872-3206 or online at

Do I get a copy of my digital files?

We supply you with an on-line web gallery that is suitable resolution for the Casting Workbook and IMDB.

Can I bring my ipod?

Yes we’d love you to.

Can I bring a friend?

Generally the best friend to attend your session is your imaginary friend! To be honest after shooting headshots for over 20 years it’s better if you come alone. Trust us on this.

How many photos do you take?

There is no rule as to how many we take, but it usually ends up being at least 200 shots.

How far in advance should I book?

Typically 14 days in advance.

Can you help me choose the best shot to find an agent?


What if I’m not happy?

If this is the case we would love to hear about it and do our best to rectify the problem.

After the shoot?

We will email you an on-line web gallery to you, usually within 3 days of your session. If you are in a hurry please let us know and we can discuss.