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Staff Headshot Photography

I regularly shoot staff headshot photography for company websites, LinkedIn profiles, intranets and other uses. Most often I do this by visiting a client’s office, and can bring equipment so we can create studio type images against a plain background, or I can use the office environment and natural light if that works better. I’m happy to consult with you to get the look you need. I can also liaise with your web designer to get things right.

Here are some examples of my staff headshot photography, showing a range of clients and different types of images. I aim for consistency across each set of staff images.

Staff headshot photographer for London’s leading business school:

Staff headshots for an ad-tech startup in Farringdon:

Headshot photography for the new website of a leading barristers chambers in London:

In a day I can photograph up to 60 people, and I’ve photographed headshots for up to 250 staff over a period of several days. I also regularly work with smaller companies with as few as three staff. I’m happy to give you some advice on the best way to organise the shoot.

Staff Headshot Photography in London

All I need to create staff headshot photography at your office is a room to work in. A large meeting room works best, but I’m pretty adaptable to any space. If you have good natural light and a characterful office, that works well. We can also use the environment around your office, or set up a studio in a room.

I take the same approach to staff headshot photography as I do to all my work and try to make the person I’m photographing enjoy the session, even in we only have a few minutes together. One of the most enjoyable challenges of my job is to create a good photo of someone who’s having a bad day in the office!

If you need good staff headshot photography then get in touch.

 

Band Photography Shoot

Robin from the a band called the Many Few contacted me because they had an idea about a styled musician photography shoot for their band. As well as photography they wanted help with choosing a location, so I sent Robin a few ideas and we settled on the October Gallery. It has a great room with a club / library feel that suited the look they were going for.

The band styled themselves with monocles, waistcoats and pocket watches and we went for a vintage ‘psychiatrists couch’ kind of look. A 2 hour shoot, resulted in 10 images that the band picked. I edited the photos to give them a vintage look, and here are a few of the final shots from their band shoot:

Band Photography on Location in London
Band Photography on Location in London

Musician Photography
Musician Photography

London Photography – Barristers, Hypnotherapists, Opera Singers and More…

It’s been a busy couple of months. Lots of variety and interesting clients.

In December and January I spent 3 days photographing barristers in the chambers of 11 Kings Bench Walk. They will be using the images on their redesigned website. Coincidently, I also photographed another barrister in my studio.

It’s not only been barristers though. I took photos of a hypnotherapist in her therapy room in Clapham, and worked for a number of personal clients.

Then I had the pleasure of shooting Denis Lakey. He’s an opera singer living in Germany who’s super dapper and just a really fun person to work with. He loves his shoes so one of his shots had to incorporate them!

One of the perks of my job is the musicians who play their instruments in my studio. That happened when I photographed a student from the Guildhall Music School. I was lucky enough to hear Yuriko play while we got some great shots.

And then I shot a new band who are all studying at the British Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).

Professional Portrait Photographer London

As a Professional Portrait Photographer London I take portrait photos of people for business, professional and personal use. My clients range from people who are self employed and need images for their social media profiles and websites,  to private individuals and large companies who need professional portrait photography in London of their staff.

Here are some examples of my recent work:

Professional London Portrait Photography
Professional London Portrait Photography
Professional Portrait Photographer London
Professional Portrait Photographer London
Photographers London
London Headshot Photographer
Photographers London
Photographers London

As you can see, there is a variety of styles and looks that people need for professional portrait photography in London and I can achieve that based on my clients needs and the brief they give me.

I can create images which closely resemble portrait photos you already have of your staff, or I can work with you to create a set of individual portrait photos which reflect your personality.

Professional Portrait Photography London may mean a simple, clean and business like headshot, or it may mean a set of creative portraits which can be used for a variety of things.

Your portrait photos can be created at my professional studio in London, at your office, or on location. Based on you portrait photography needs I will propose locations and images that will get you the photography you need.

Following the shoot you can choose your favourite images and I’ll retouch those images to create the final images. I provide several packages to suit most requirements and budgets. My portrait photography prices are open and clear so you know exactly what you are getting.

If you need a Professional Portrait Photographer London, don’t hesitate to get in touch so we can discuss your requirements. I have worked with hundreds of clients over the years, which enables me to get the best possible photo out of everyone I work with, even those that hate having their photo taken!

Tring Wedding Photography

I was lucky enough to be asked to be the wedding photographer in Tring for Wei and Riccardo this July. Wei’s origins are Chinese, and Riccardo’s are Italian so the wedding combined the cultures and traditions of both China and Italy. It resulted in an incredibly happy Tring wedding which was amazing to photograph.

Below is a gallery of my Tring Wedding Photography which documents Wei and Riccardo’s amazing day.

Tring Wedding Photographer

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As their Tring Wedding Photographer, the first part of the wedding ceremony I shot involved Riccardo visiting Wei and her parents in their ‘home’, the groom then carried the bride across the venue to greet both sets of parents with tea. For the second half of the wedding, both bride and groom changed out of their traditional Chinese wedding attire and into western wedding clothes for the European part of the wedding ceremony involving the bride walking down the aisle and exchanging of the rings. Both bride and groom looked great in both outfits.

The food looked amazing, and the guests enjoyed a huge amount of Italian cheese and pasta, as well as ice cream. There were at least 3 bands, and a disco which ended in a silent disco and all of the guests dancing in silence with headphone on.

It was a completely relaxed wedding, with Wei, Riccardo and their friends and family having an amazing time in the woods near Tring.

The venue was Woodland Weddings in Tring which for made an amazing venue which essentially turned the wedding into a mini festival. Most of the guests stayed over in Teepees for the night.

As day turned slowly into night the light became amazing. As a wedding photographer this was a great opportunity to capture some lovely images of the couple and their guests enjoying the wedding day.

Photographers London

I am a London Photographer specialising mainly in corporate and business portrait photography, and also in music photography.

I’ve worked with corporate clients of all sizes from multinational supermarket chains, middle eastern financial authorities, charities, and loads of smaller companies and sole traders. Here are some typical examples of my work:

How to work with Photographers in London?

Here are a few tips to help you find your perfect London photographer:

  1. London photographers have many different styles and approaches. Decide on the type of photography you would like and then contact some photographers who seem to offer something similar.
  2. If you decide to have the shoot take place in your office, try to find a room of reasonable size for the photographer to work in. He or she will be easily able to set up a simple studio in a meeting room if you want photos with a plain background.
  3. Your office may make a good backdrop for your photography session. It will work best if you have windows with natural light, so if you have this, let the photographer know you’d like to use it.
  4. Think about whether you can get all of your staff on site for the shoot or whether it would be better to split the session over two or more days.
  5. Consider whether you need group shots as well as individuals photographed, and then think about which groups you need to be photographed together e.g. the whole office, the management team, and the sales team.
  6. Suggest that staff wear something appropriate for the photography session.
  7. London photographers are generally nice people! Ask your staff to be nice back to them and you’ll get better photos.
  8. People don’t look their best after a big night out, so it may be worth encouraging your staff to have an early night the evening before the photography session.

That’s all experience gleaned from multiple London photography jobs with corporate clients and businesses.

If you’d like to discuss your London photography requirements further, please get in touch.

 

 

 

Author Headshot Photography

Beth Lewis, an upcoming author from south London, needed an author headshot for a book jacket portrait photo on her latest novel,  The Wolf Road.

Beth’s thrillers have a darker side, so she wanted a book jacket portrait photo that would match the tone of the book, but without making her look overly serious and miserable. The portrait photography session for this author took place in my studio in Kennington and we had 45 minutes together to create five images. I decided that a black background would work best (obviously because it’s darker) and also because it’s generally more atmospheric. Lighting was kept relatively simple as we wanted to create a fairly natural portrait. I chose to have Beth seated, again to keep a relaxed and natural look to the shot and the we worked on getting just the right expression for a thriller author which is slightly serious but not overly moody or miserable. Easier said than done, but I’ve developed my abilities to get the right look from my clients over the years so at the end of the 45 minute portrait photography session we generated five image that Beth was happy with.

Once Beth had selected hew five favourite images I did a little retouching just to make them perfect and to keep the natural look.

Beth was raised in the wilds of Cornwall and split her childhood between books and the beach. She has travelled extensively throughout the world and has had close encounters with black bears, killer whales, and Great White sharks. She has been, at turns, a bank cashier, fire performer, juggler, and is currently a Managing Editor at a leading London publisher. The book has been shortlisted for a number of literary awards.

Some portrait photography of the author, Beth Lewis, for the book jacket of The Wolf Road:

Author Headshot Photography London
Author Headshot London
Portrait Photography For An Author
Portrait Photography For An Author
Author Photography
Author Photography
Author Portrait Photography
Author Portrait Photography
Author Book Jacket Portrait Photography
Author Book Jacket Portrait Photography

Good luck to Beth with the publication of her new book.

Event Photography in London

Sometimes I get asked to do event photography. Usually this comes around after corporate portrait clients ask me to do some photography at their next event. So here’s a selection of some of my event photography work: