Before you spend your hard-earned money to have professional headshots taken, here is some personal advice from a professional.Make sure the photographer you choose, if not well-known, at least has a good reputation. Ask your friends if they have been to the photographer and like his or her work—and when you look at your friends' photos, note whether the shots really look like them or were taken just to flatter them. Get advice or recommendations from your acting teacher, vocal coach, or agent. (However, when dealing with agents—some of whom are new to the business too—make certain the photographer isn't being recommended just because the agent is getting a commission from him or her.)Assuming the photographer has earned a good professional reputation, the next step is to call and ask for an interview. After all, you have to meet photographers personally to check them out.