Actor Headshots in Louisville

Acting headshots that get actors noticed

Genna Marshall Actor Headshot by Ben Marcum in Louisville KY


Looking for “actor headshots near me”? You found them! Let’s schedule your acting headshots. Simply select which type of appointment you’d like. Then pick your day and time.  

If you have questions you can contact me here.

Your acting headshot had to grab a casting director’s attention.

As an actor, your headshots are one of your most important marketing tools. You know that your headshots will be in a stack with tons of other actors. Your acting headshot HAS to make an impression. Let’s make sure it does.

At Ben Marcum Photography I work with actors to ensure that we capture a range of expressions and moods. We will work together to ensure that you have a well-rounded headshot portfolio that will make sure you stand out from all of the actors that are auditioning for the roles you want. That same well-rounded portfolio is perfect for your personal website, your agent’s site, social media, IMDB, and anywhere else where casting directors look for you. We will work together to make images that grab people’s attention at a glance.

Can your acting headshots do this?

3 Simple Steps to Getting the
Best Acting Headshots You’ve Ever Had

Schedule Your Appointment

You can easily schedule your professional headshot appointment using my online scheduling tool or by contacting me here.

Step in front of the camera

This won’t be like what you remember from grade school photos. We will talk about what you are hoping for from your professional headshots. I will guide you the entire time you are in front of the camera. There’s no need to worry if you are doing it right or if you look great.  I take care of it all.

Select Your Favorite Headshots

At the end of your appointment, we will review all of your images together and you will select your favorites.  I’ll prepare and digitally deliver those headshots for you. Then all you have to do is rest easy knowing your headshots are making a great impression.


Sabrina Dewalt

Acting Headshots Louisville

Ben Marcum is an amazing photographer! He made me feel so comfortable and his style is structured so when you get in front of the camera you’re not nervous and all over the place, Ben guides you through it from start to finish. The atmosphere he creates is homey and he is hilarious so be prepared to have fun and laugh while getting the best professional pictures taken. I purchased my headshots from him and started getting audition invitations immediately.

Eddie Meyer

Actor Headshots

Ben was professional and a blast to shoot with. He will say anything to get the perfect photo and I would recommend him highly to anyone wanting to get headshots done.

Candice Handy

Candice Handy Actor Headshot by Ben Marcum in Louisville KY

Ben Marcum is definitely one of the best headshot photographers in the midwest. He can pull facial expressions and emotions out of you that you didn’t even know you had, and he captures that on film. The experience is worth every dime.

Ashleigh Hamilton

Professional Headshots Louisville

He is hands-down the BEST headshot photographer I’ve ever worked with and is a true gem for the Louisville area. No matter the reason for your headshots, creative or professional, call this man. He’ll have you rolling on the floor with laughter during your entire shoot, and will coach out expressions you didn’t even know you could make. He makes the whole process painless and stress-free. In short, if you’re in need of headshots, call Ben. I truly can’t recommend him enough.


Hello! I am Ben Marcum. I am an acting headshot photographer based in Louisville Kentucky. Not in Louisville? That is OK! I’ve had the privilege of working with actors from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Nashville, New York, Columbus, Chicago, LA, and more!

I’ve created headshots for, independent actors and models, as well as for talent represented by agencies such as Heyman Talent & Helen Wells Talent, just to name a few.

I studied headshot photography with world-renowned headshot photographer Peter Hurley. I became the first photographer in this region to become an associate photographer in his training program and am now the first and only mentor in that program in Kentucky.

My goal with every actor that comes for headshots in my Louisville-based studio is to create headshots for them that help them stand out from the crowd and get noticed. I want you to feel confident when submitting your headshots knowing that you have the absolute best headshot!

Louisville Headshot Photographer Ben Marcum

Awards & Accreditations 

Awards and Distinctions for Ben Marcum

Follow Louisville Photographer, Ben Marcum, On Social Media


What to Wear For Headshots

Whether you're revamping your LinkedIn profile, adding a personal touch to your business's website, or gearing up for media appearances, your headshot plays a critical role. Your image should not only reflect who [...]

Should I Hire A Makeup Artist for My Headshots

YES! You have made the commitment that you are going to invest in yourself and your professional life. You’ve scheduled a professional headshot appointment. Well done! ….what about your hair and makeup? [...]

How to Prepare For Your Headshots

You've made the decision that you are ready for great headshots. Now to get ready! ...but where do you start?  It's easier than you think. This list may help! FIGURE OUT HOW YOU WANT [...]

Finding The Right Headshot Photographer

Finding Your Headshot Photographer  You probably have a doctor that you see as a general practitioner but if there's something more specific going on, you may go see a specialist. Photographers are no different. There are [...]

Hair, Makeup, and Grooming Tips for Headshots

Hair, Makeup, and Grooming Tips for Headshots You've made the decision.  You have decided that you are ready to take your personal branding to the level it deserves to be.  You know what you [...]


Eliminating the Last Minute Headshot

"A magazine is writing an article on me and they are just waiting on a headshot. Can you get me in today?" "I have an audition next week and need a headshot." "My boss [...]

The Anatomy of a Great Headshot

When I first picked up a camera and decided that I was going to be a headshot photographer, I made the same mistake that many others make.  I thought, "It's just a headshot.  How [...]

Your Headshot Session Should Be Fun

The studio door opens.  A person walks in to update their professional or acting headshots, with an arm full of clothes and a tentative look on their face.  We start talking and eventually I [...]

We are a Team

After a recent headshot session, as my client was packing up, we got on the subject of why she chose me for her headshots. “I’ve seen your work, I’ve read reviews and talked to [...]

What to Expect In Your Headshot Session

“I am not photogenic.” “Good luck getting a good one out of me.” “I will probably be the hardest person you ever work with.” I hear these things every day when people come to [...]


If you have any other questions, my email address and phone numbers can be found on my CONTACT PAGE.