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Toronto's premier commercial headshot and portrait photographer specializing in actor's headshots, corporate headshots, executive and business portraits.

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D
25 July 2019

I had an awesome shoot with Ziqi, he provided an easygoing and comfortable environment. He was also determined to ensure that I was satisfied with the end result of the photos! I highly recommend Ziqi’s Services for anyone looking to acquire some awesome headshots!! More...

S
17 July 2019

I am a client of ZiQi. I was looking for a photoshoot done for my professional career in acting. I'm a beginner and that was my very first photoshoot, I didn't know what's needed for the perfect shot, but I felt completely taken care of working with ZiQi. He explained to me all details and the whole process was managed by him, he did a great job for getting me pictures that I really liked. I'm completely satisfied with the results, my photos look professional and well well done. I am sure that's a good start for my career. Serge.M More...

K
2 May 2019

My first time doing headshots for business purpose. Ziqi is very creative and professional. The shoot was very comfortable and fun. He has a lot of patience, experience, and his photo edits are amazing. More...

S
30 April 2019

Ziqi a professional who is fun to work with in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended to work with. The results shows his passion for his work.

S
30 April 2019

ZiQi was fantastic to work with. He worked with me longer than our agreed time to help me get more shots in so I can have more choices. ZiQi also offered me a ride after our shoot. In turn, I offered to buy lunch for the fun afternoon. I would definitely work with ZiQi again for future photography needs. More...

A
26 April 2019

Working with Ziqi was amazing! The minute I walked into the studio he made me feel welcome and comfortable. I was nervous for the shoot because I was afraid of running out of things to do, but Ziqi was terrific when it came to directing you behind the camera. He had great ideas and inspirations for shots! I also really appreciated that he took the time at the end of my shoot so sit with me and select through the pictures. I was very satisfied with my final product! More...

L
8 April 2019

We had a lot of fun he had awesome patience very understanding friendly awesome work.

S
8 April 2019

Ziqi did a creative shoot with my daughter, he was professional, courteous and he got some great shots of her for her book.

K
8 April 2019

We had an amazing shoot together! It is one of the best photo shoots I've ever done and enjoyed! Thank you so much Ziqi!

R
8 April 2019

Loved working with you Ziqi! We got a wonderful product of some amazing pictures from our shoot. Would love to work with you again and would definitely recommend.

D
8 April 2019

Always love working with Ziqi his professionalism & drive to capture the perfect image are a joy to see!! As a Hair & Makeup Artist, he makes my job easy & helps my work Shine!! :)))

P
8 April 2019

Ziqi shot some pictures of my 3d printed models and he made them look amazing, far beyond what I expected and what I thought was possible. He is very passionate and this translates into artful and professional work. More...

L
8 April 2019

A big thank you to Ziqi of Ziqi Zhang Photography for the awesome experiences our models have had. We're very pleased with the quality of the photos and we feel his technique and style is definitely what the international scouts are looking for! We really enjoy working with Ziqi, as do our models. We look forward to working with him again and highly recommend him!

Mary and Lori - SHE Modelling Agency, Saskatoon, SK.
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A
8 April 2019

Ziqi, paired with Anna, are one of the most amazing photography teams I have ever worked with! I had so much creating amazing fashion shoots with them! They're professional + They're so open and friendly! If you are looking for a High Fashion Level Photography experience and have an enjoyable experience - I highly recommend Ziqi Zhang Photography! You will be in love with the process and the professional results! ;) More...

J
8 April 2019

I would recommend Ziqi to anyone and everyone. He was easy to work with and made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera.
I would also like to add that he was very patient with us ladies!
Thanks again, and I look forward to working with you again :)
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A
8 April 2019

Outstanding professional who communicated easily with me to create a fantastic final project. I would recommend Ziqi Zhang Photography for anyone who has a vision and wants a top notch piece of work completed. Thank you for your creative mindset and brilliance in the completion of the MPC video. More...

C
8 April 2019

When The Sandbox In The City asked me to do a shoot after one of their real models cancelled I was introduced to Ziqi. Working with him was fun, natural and effortless. Even after 5 straight hours of shooting groups of us he showed care and precision with every shot. And the best part, I loved the pics!! Super efficient and awesome results. Couldn't have been happier with something I was so reluctant to do in the first place. Ziqi, you're awesome!! More...

T
8 April 2019

Had my first modelling shoots ever with Ziqi and he made everything comfortable and easy going on set. His drive and passion translate onto the high quality of his work as you can see in all of his photos. He also doesn't hesitate to make things fun and very enjoyable! Thank you so much for all that you did Ziqi! Hope to work with you again one day! More...

T
31 March 2019

Working with Ziqi was relaxed and comfortable. He worked through encouraging and evoking a spectrum of emotional responses to capture on camera. I love his unique use of lighting that reflects in the eyes and subtle photo editing that keeps the subject looking authentic, no surprises for casting directors! Thank-you More...

M
31 March 2019

Ziqi has a very unique way of shooting. He achieves fantastic photographs using techniques that he has learned in his career. I highly recommend him to add great pictures to your portfolio. He is professional and fun to shoot with! More...

S
31 March 2019

One of the best business dealings I've ever had. Ziqi really takes the time to ensure all your needs are met while committing to a standard of excellence. He's a gentleman and extremely gifted at his passion, photography. I can't say enough - from beginning to end Ziqi exceeded my expectations. More...

D
2 March 2019

I highly recommend Ziqi Zhang Photography. I had an amazing experience working with him. Funtabulous photos.

J
1 March 2019

Had a great time , great setup

O
1 March 2019

: Ziqi is amazing fun to shoot with. Excellent at capturing expressions.

L
7 July 2015

A big thank you to Ziqi of Ziqi Zhang Photography for the awesome experiences our models have had. We're very pleased with the quality of the photos and we feel his technique and style is definitely what the international scouts are looking for! We really enjoy working with Ziqi, as do our models. We look forward to working with him again and highly recommend him! More...

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One of the greatest challenges to a headshot photographer has always been how to capture the emotions and the feelings of an individual in front of his or her camera. To me, a great actor's headshot almost always makes the viewers feel something. We are human and we feel a lot. My goal is to convey a glimpse of the personality of the actors to the casting directors. I do so through communication and subtly directing actors to make them "forget" they are being photographed, that's where the magic really happens. THE SESSION We offer a free consultation prior to the actor's headshot session. I would love to work with you to aim at the kind of roles for which you would like to get cast. All we want is to help you to push your acting career forward by giving you the tools. What we want is that when a casting director quickly goes through the sea of actors headshots and resumes, your headshot really stands out and leave them a great impression. Our actor's headshot sessions last up to three hours and a half in length. There is plenty of time so that you can fully relax and focus on taking directions and getting the best headshot. We will be shooting in front of an elegant white background because we believe “less is more” in a headshot. We intend to make your features and emotion the highlight of the photo. I will go over and discuss each photo with you during the headshot session in front of a large screen and make the selection on the go. By doing this, I will show you thing(s) you could do differently to produce better headshots. You will be able to see every photo taken during the headshot session and know exactly what headshot you will be getting before leaving the studio. The approved photos will be made available on Google drive. The images are usually posted shortly after you leave the studio. You will be responsible to pick the images you would like to be retouched and get back to us. RETOUCHING After you have selected the photos, you can place an order for retouching with us. Our rate is $30/image. Retouching is usually divided into two parts. After the initial retouching, photos will be made available for feedback from both you and your agents. Any feedback will be discussed. After that, changes will take place. In the end, the print-ready images will be released to the client through the Google drive link. For quality control purposes we prefer to have all our work handled by ourselves. CLOTHING Feel free to bring a range of different colours and necklines. We want you to bring the ones you really love and feel comfortable in. Don’t be seasonal, everything from t-shirts, tank tops to sweaters and jackets can work. Textures and layers will look great. Please try to keep the jewelry to a minimum. Studs or small earrings work as well as simple necklaces. Have some fun with this, if you feel your wardrobe is missing something then go shopping and we will keep the tags on it in case you would like to return the items afterward. We have a steamer in the studio for sorting out wrinkling. HAIR AND MAKEUP women’s makeup: Having your makeup professionally done is the icing on a good headshot cake! You are welcome to come makeup ready. We will start with a very clean simple look. Water-based foundations are recommended for its hydrating benefits that result in a healthier natural look. We would also be happy to recommend a few makeup artists we worked with in the past. Women’s hair: We ask that everyone come in with her hair ready the way she would like to present herself. We want your hair to look the way you look on a fantastic hair day and can’t have you show up to the studio like you just rolled out of bed. Men: We don’t recommend makeup on men. All our photos are retouched afterward, so any blemish will be taken out during that process. Facial Hair: If you would like to shoot with facial hair we would be happy for you to come in with any level of growth you like. Once we have gotten the scruff covered, you can shave or trim it down for a different look. Please feel free to bring any grooming products you will need with you to get it done. SCHEDULING AND PAYMENTS We are available for shooting Monday through Saturday and we usually begin our sessions around 10am. Your investment for a headshot session with Ziqi is $496 + applicable tax. Retouching rate is $30/image. We work with freelance makeup artists and you would be paying them directly, they require cash on the day of the shoot. You will be working with the best photographer in the business. We provide worry-free service that helps your acting career. To book a session with us please feel free to get in touch below. 100% satisfaction guarantee or you get your money back. We offer a 40% discount to students who is currently enrolled in acting classes. Please feel free to inquire for more information.

We offer groups of people that need a consistent look and feel to showcase their brand. We spend our time bringing our studio to our clients’ office and shooting over the course of the day there - no more “selfies”, random “mug shots” with awkward smiles for your team. THE SESSION Professional lighting setup and subtle skillful directing will bring out great vibes from your team and make everyone look professional, confident and approachable. On-site proofing and selecting will eliminate long and tedious back and forth after the photo shoot. HAIR AND MAKEUP Our session can include professional makeup application on location and in the studio. You are welcome to come makeup ready. We want everyone to come in the way they would like to present themselves to an interview. SCHEDULING AND PAYMENTS Let us work around your schedule and bring our studios to you! We would be happy to discuss the logistics and create a custom quote to fulfill your needs. The group rates are discounted based on the number of people being photographed. Your investment for an individual business portrait session with Ziqi is $250+HST (Headshot only) and $335+HST (Headshot and Makeup) For a group of five individuals or less: 15% discount will apply to the final price (before the HST) For a group of five to ten individuals: 30% discount will apply to the final price (before the HST) For a group of eleven to twenty-five individuals: 45% discount will apply to the final price (before the HST) For a group of twenty-five to Fifty individuals: 50% off of the final price (before the HST)