Professional Headshot Photography

Professional Headshot Photography

Your unique personality

My goal is to pull amazing expressions from you, so that you appear confident, approachable and likable.

Invest in yourself, and others will too!

Call The Office

07929 968139

Office Location

Suite 1 First Floor,
St Georges House,
2 St Georges Road, Bolton
BL1 2DD

Email Us

headshots@fourtwographs.co.uk

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John Bentley

Portrait Artist

I’ve shot for artists, corporate clients, family, charity, inspirational women and now I’m looking to shoot for YOU the actor.

Are you looking for that connection with your next casting session? If so why not try me John Bentley and my studio fourTwographs here in Bolton Town Centre.

Just under 1/2 mile from the Bolton Interchange or just 400 yards from the end on the A666 St Peters Way here in Bolton. Right next door to the Holiday Inn

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT MY SESSION?

You should expect a relaxed environment with good tea or coffee ( water/juice if you prefer ) along with crazy friendly banter.

You don’t have to be mad in our sessions, but it helps. Maybe chat about your answers to the questionnaire you fill in below – don’t worry, they are pretty poor questions you have to answer. Take a look via the button below. You can always turn back if you want to.

Once you’ve gotten used to my silliness we start to shoot. I’ll be encouraging throughout the shoot with asking you for a particular look/expression/thought. I may even nip to the little boys room and leave you to chat with my assistant about my boyish behaviour. Or maybe just let you look through the shots we have taken thus far.

I really need you to speak up and tell me what you’re loving and hating – so don’t pull any punches. I can take it. After all, this is all about you.

After we have done the shoot, we will sit down and have another brew ( maybe chocolates too or a beer ) and take a gander at what we have created together. This is where you get to bin the terrible ones before I snapshot them for social media ( I like to show the world your crazy look )

The ones you think are keepers will be tweaked for colour balance and contrast, before we upload them to your own personal online gallery. Here you get to choose the ones that you definitely want to have edited. You favourite them and then ring/text or email what extra mile you want us to go to with removing that spinach from your teeth or that stray hair on the chin.

We edit and then send to you for digital download. SIMPLES INNIT!

Very relaxed and friendly environment with very professional results. Loved both times I have been photographed by John and would definitely recommend!

Made to feel so much at ease and relaxed actually enjoyed the photo shoot and that is a very strong compliment as I don’t like my photo being taken
Would definitely recommend John

Yes he is a bit crazy, but the best people in this world are. He captures something in his photos that is completely unique – the person!

Some serious encouragement we go through on your session.

COME ON NOW!

Try paying more attention to yourself.

HOW ABOUT

you vary the angle of your nostrils?

GIVE ME YOUR BEST ARNOLD

i’ll be back!

TURN YOUR HIPS

toward Manchester Piccadilly

BRING YOUR CHIN FOWARD

Not that much! you look like Bruce … Good Game

FLUCTUATE YOUR BREATHING

Now look confused. Don’t move! maybe just a little

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Corporate Image

Simon Bowkett

Trainer Coach Author Speaker

 

Suzy Orr

Founder/CEO & Networking Consultant at Unique Ladies

 

3Sixty Restaurants

Group Finance Director

 

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Corporate Portraiture – headshot guidance

Corporate Portraiture – headshot guidance

Are you looking to have new images created for your brand, next project, or just feel you need a good new selection of rotating social media imagery. If so, give me a call anytime and

let’s do this!

You have seconds to leave your mark in all this social media noise. Let Me, John Bentley get you noticed quicker and easier than before. I fit in around your schedule and workforce commitments. I capture on site and even at the desk if your brand and logistics require this approach and look.

Contact Me

Hours To Call

Mon – Fri: 11am – 4pm

Email: hello@fourtwographs.co.uk

Couldn’t meet a more genuine guy. Understanding of what you need/want without compromising his own style.

Rebecca

Great photographer who puts you at ease straight away. Love his work.

Amanda

He captures the essence of who you are, dissipating the facade and capturing an honest image. A true artist!

Sheila

Bentley Portraits

Portrait of the week – Endeavour We Must

Portrait of the week – Endeavour We Must

After The Holiday

Ted and Chimp are back to their usual happy selves after pining for John ( the portrait artist ) whilst he and Julia had a well earned holiday on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

They did a pretty good job of clearing up after the party’s too, don’t think anyone noticed guys 😉

We had a photoshoot in the studio with a lovely lady by the name of Carole on Tuesday. Read more about her charity here pawsforkids

Lots of catching up of the usual necessaries. Paperwork, cleaning, emailing etc. Luckily to break the monotony of said chores John and Julia are off on location to Cheshire on Monday 15/10/2018 to do a photoshoot.

Malcolm Samuel Firth RIP

Below are a small collection of images taken by myself John Bentley, of the late GREAT Malcolm Samuel Firth who on the 24th April 2014 decided he needed to take a long rest in preparation for the afterlife. If anyone out there is wanting to have a pictorial memory of...
Young lady with bald head and royal python around her neck

Pet Portraits pawTwographs

What a great and unusual request   We are often asked about or Pet Portraits here at fourTwographs. The other week we was asked if we would be interested in photographing a couple of snakes...
Actor headshot

corporate portraits – Headshots and why we need them

Corporate Portraits and why we need them   Every business owner or creative/artist needs to be putting themselves in front of a camera. Whether it’s for your Website, Business card, Promotional materials, LinkedIn account, Facebook or Twitter profiles, and even...

Cake Smash

Three Part Portrait Cake Smash Mother and Son came to the studio with friend who had made the cake, especially for the little boy, Elliott. Shannon was really excited when she saw the set up. Elliott looked adorable, had dungarees on with ‘I am One’ printed all over....

Lifestyle Portraits at Ribble Valley Art Studios

Being a professional photographer - one who earns their entire income from the involvement in making portraits - is not the easiest of professions but it is wonderful. I would not change it for the world. That said I would possibly change...
Three young boys

Three boys and a box of raisins

Quick early shoot Saturday  morning with these handsome young boys These three were brilliant sitters. Nominated for a photoshoot by their Grandmother from a facebook request I had put out there on my page - clicking the image will take you there - looking...

Corporate Portraiture – Simon Bowkett and his professional headshots

Professional Headshots Photographer - Northwest Skippy On Monday John and Julia were in Tarpoley, Cheshire. A shoot with Simon Bowkett of Symco Training. What a nice chap, easy going, approachable and a good laugh. They were there until around lunch time. Sometimes...

Season greetings

And THANK YOU for a great year to everyone on this earth. You have all contributed to making us a success. Whether you purchased from us spoke to us helped us with ideas or just clicked on these pages of our site, YOU HAVE ALL contributed to our lives.

Some of our achievements

#WhiteShirt Sandra

Coming Soon… #WhiteShirt!

For anyone who has spoken to John and asked him what next, as I know a few people have, I'm sure you'll have heard whisperings of #WhiteShirt. Well, let's put the rumours to rest. As of June the 22nd (did you expect any other date?!) project #WhiteShirt...
#WhiteShirt Kia

Invest in yourself

    Having professional photographs taken can be a huge confidence boost. And I should know! Since meeting John on Project 22, we’ve become good friends and I've become his social media monkey! But he has also used me as a (completely and utterly...

Monochrome Portraits by John Bentley Bolton

Monochrome Portraits Classic styling with classic lighting. These are monochrome portraits. The style is generally one light up close and personal, but seriously, this is not a bad thing. The light is placed close to the subject and controlled in a way that the light...
A visit from Kintsugi Wabi Sabi

A visit from Kintsugi Wabi Sabi

Meet the artist Chris Fittock

Today in the Fourtwographs studio Ted and Chimp had a visit from Kintsugi Wabi Sabi. Unsure how to pronounce his name they referred to him as ‘Chris’. Chris was here to have his website picture updated. After a brief discussion, over coffee, the shooting commenced. The backdrop was our black wall, in front of which was placed a ladder and a stack of suitcases, all of which were covered with a painted canvas. Some of Chris’s beautiful pottery was placed on top. A stool set off to the right for Chris to sit on, whilst holding another piece of his work. John shot with his usual one light and the reflector, expertly managed by Ted this was used towards the end to add a little extra light. John took 20 pictures, 2 were selected for use.The whole session lasted for about an hour. Ted and Chimp are having a well earned rest after holding the reflector for John during the shoot.

 

Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese art. They believed that rather than throw out a broken piece of pottery it could be restored and made more beautiful than before. This is done using precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum to repair the damage, be it a crack or a missing section.

 

For those of you who would like to know more about Kintsugi, what it is and what Chris does follow the link below.

 

Kintsugi Wabi Sabi

What I aim to do

Just because you have a fancy camera and super duper lenses does not make you a photographer. it's the same with knowing how to take nice photographs. It does not mean you’ll be successful as a professional. My job as the photographer is to tell you a story, to take...
Mother and Children

Family Portraits

People often want portraits done in their own homes, not the highkey studios offer today. Here at fourTwographs we offer you the portrait of choice, by showing the client what it is that can be achieved by using your own home. Often the place where you and the...

Making a connection

Before I connect with the shutter I connect with the CLIENT What this means is, you come to me with the knowledge that you are in control of the sitting. What this means is you turn up at the studios or we arrange a meet over some beverage. We sit and chat with our...

Headshots – Social Media

You are not alone in having worries and concerns about having your photo taken We really have heard every excuse under the sun, and know exactly how you feel. Lots of clients feel this way  and often come into the studio feeling nervous and apprehensive about having...

Please Print Your Pictures

Be honest. They are not really much use on a disk are they? If you really care about your pictures of friends, family, places that you visit or that beautiful piece of art you just created, or even became passionate about, then please, please, please consider having...

cat portrait – Siamese patrol

Cat Portrait Today was not the best of days freedom wise. You see, it turned out that my human - Laura - had arranged for a gentleman by the name of John Bentley to come and photograph my...

Fine Art Portraiture

Fine art portraiture Here at fourTwographs we try to give as mush as we can without breaking the bank. Some of these times can be in helping models to create a quality portfolio to showcase the potential...

The Gothmother

  It was the day of my booked Mother and Son photo shoot with John and everything was great from the start. Before I even got into the room it was very easy to get there with my son’s big pram. When I got there my son was asleep so John offered me a beverage...
Bolton Photographer

Visual artist

Stooped over the computer editing, marketing or just taking time out, is the place you will often find me. Don't get me wrong, I like a good day out in the countryside or at the local networking events, but running a business is not to forgiving at...

Corporate Portraiture – Simon Bowkett and his professional headshots

Professional Headshots Photographer - Northwest Skippy On Monday John and Julia were in Tarpoley, Cheshire. A shoot with Simon Bowkett of Symco Training. What a nice chap, easy going, approachable and a good laugh. They were there until around lunch time. Sometimes...

The model for the day

On the day of our open studio here in Horwich Bolton, we had Xanthe come along on the off chance that a few budding photographers stepped through the doors. These are the images I captured on the day.   Hope you like   [gallery type="rectangular"...

The Gothmother

The Gothmother

The Gothmother

It was the day of my booked Mother and Son photo shoot with John and everything was great from the start. Before I even got into the room it was very easy to get there with my son’s big pram. When I got there my son was asleep so John offered me a beverage while we signed papers and discussed the shoot for the day.

John had booked in extra time for me because, well babies can be difficult sometimes. Before any photos had been taken John and my son, Daegan, 4 months old, began bonding and he took a shine to John straight away. The room was lovely and there was a lot of soft material options to lay Daegan on and make him feel comfortable. John even went the extra mile and turned the heating up before we even arrived so that Daegan would comfortable in more natural poses while un-dressed.

Daegan was very happy the entire time during the shoot apart from when he got a bit hungry, John was perfectly fine with this and let us take a time out to feed him. We then took the opportunity of him napping after his bottle for some sweet, precious mother and baby cuddling shots which were lovely.

These were on a lounging couch which i lay across with him on my chest asleep as I would do at home. This is the exact thing John captures in his photos. Just natural, raw humans and their connection. After a few natural pictures were taken we began to pose him with some of his favourite teddies as John suggested to bring.

Even though i was holding him up with his teddies John made the pictures look great. Then came the beautiful floor photos. Daegan lay on blankets and i curled around him and John got some beautiful bird’s eye view pictures of this, as well as entertaining Daegan at the same time.

The last scene was Daegan in a suitcase which may i say was ADORABLE. The vintage suitcase was laying open flat with lots of blankets inside to make it cosy. He fit in there perfectly. Some shots were in his vest and then the last ones were of him naked and they were all so lovely and pure.

After the shoot finished Daegan began to get a bit frustrated and got upset, John actually offered to cheer him up while i packed Daegan’s stuff away and John was walking around the room chatting away to him. Once i had finished John was showing Daegan previews on his screen which i was very excited about because all of them were stunning. At the end I began putting Daegan in his pram ready to leave and i was actually offered to be walked out with Daegan by one of John’s associates as it had gotten a bit dark. I was waited with until my taxi arrived and helped to get him in the car.

An all-round amazing, care-free and happy experienced.

Makeovers

If you are having a MUA with your photoshoot then please consider these few pointers to make the job and your look the best it can be. Clean faces please - Often women will either forget that their MUA will be applying foundation, don't feel comfortable leaving the...

Monochrome Portraits by John Bentley Bolton

Monochrome Portraits Classic styling with classic lighting. These are monochrome portraits. The style is generally one light up close and personal, but seriously, this is not a bad thing. The light is placed close to the subject and controlled in a way that the light...

Project 22 Part 2 – The Preview that wasn’t a Preview

On Friday the 11th August, John opened The Gallery at St. George’s House from 5-7pm to allow people to come and view the second part of the Project 22 exhibition. The images were changed over by John and Becki on the 4th of August and then available to...