Authentic portraits that embody and support your brand

A vibrant, professional on-brand image can be a game changer for entrepreneurs and business owners in all fields.  

Ways professional photography can help:

  • Allow your clients to make an instant connection and get a positive 'feel' for you before they've even picked up the phone to enquire about your services.
  • Convey the message that you value quality in your brand, offer quality to your clients, and are a serious professional who invests time in their business.
  • Build confidence to stand in your value, charge your worth and even raise your rates to attract higher-end clients.
  • Help you feel good about approaching the media and business partners for opportunities... no more hiding out due to headshot shame!
  • Embody your brand so potential clients receive a consistent message throughout your website, social media and marketing materials.
  • Provide an instantly recognisable and eye-catching portrait that builds familiarity - and therefore trust - the more you use it online.
  • Stand out in today's noisy online environment - especially on social media platforms.

However, the idea of a professional photography shoot can feel overwhelming and intimidating for many people.  I work in a relaxed and sensitive way that quickly allows even the most nervous of subjects to feel at ease.   

A time pressured studio shoot offers little in the way of originality, and so does little to convey your brand message.  In contrast, all of my shoots are undertaken out on location using natural light as much as possible   I work closely with my clients to understand who they are, what their business is about, and what kind of setting will best suit their brand. 

My clients come from many different backgrounds including coaching, marketing, publishing, education, charity, industry, legal, finance, food and drink production, hospitality, tourism, agriculture and PR. 

I specialise in author portraits for book jackets and PR campaigns.  I also offer headshots for actors and theatre professionals. 

I am based in the beautiful city of York and offer photography across Yorkshire and beyond.  There are fantastic train links into York from London, Edinburgh and other national locations and I can build a fantastic day or overnight package to meet your requirements if you wish to travel to me. 

I can also bring in the services of personal image consultants, make-up and hair artists for those clients looking for a really luxurious experience. 

To find out more about how I can help you attract your ideal clients please get in touch - 01904 656956  /  07779 345819  


'Olivia is an absolute pleasure to work with. She brings so much warmth, kindness and professionalism to what she does that I felt completely relaxed and at ease. She also delivered my pictures very quickly in easy-to-use formats. If like me, you're daunted by the thought of having your photo taken, give Olivia a call. She's fabulous.'  Sophie Nicholls, Author


Olivia did the branding photos for my coaching business. The process of working with her was professional every step of the way and the result of the shoot was that I now have exactly the kind of natural, authentic shots I wanted. During the shoot itself Olivia kept me feeling at ease and gave clear and sensitive direction. The final shots exceeded my expectations and I recommend her services whole-heartedly for anyone seeking a modern, natural look for the branding of their lifestyle business.  Jade Mitchell.  Speaking Skills Coach


'I had never had professional headshots done before but Olivia did a fantastic job of putting me at my ease. She really understood what I hoped the photos would convey and captured that brilliantly.'  Tom Wright, Theatre Director


'Throughout the shoot, I felt calm and relaxed - Olivia was amazing at bringing out the best in me.  I highly recommend Olivia's photography for your branding portraits. I know I will be calling Olivia again when I need to update my website.'  Emma Heptonstall, The Divorce Alchemist



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