portrait of commercial and branding photographer Olivia Brabbs

Welcome to my blog

I am a commercial, editorial and advertising photographer working across Yorkshire and the UK.  I photograph people, places and food for lifestyle, heritage and hospitality brands.  Storytelling is at the heart of my work and I love bringing a documentary approach and eye for detail to create very natural images.  My blog shares shoot stories giving a behind the scenes insight into each commission.

Recent blog posts

lifestyle photography celebrating christmas on the coast in yorkshire by Olivia Brabbs

Marketing photographer – Christmas on the Coast

The brief:  I was commissioned for this project as a marketing photographer to create a series of lifestyle images to promote the Yorkshire Coast Christmas campaign.  Working alongside marketing consultant Paul Whiting from PW Does I undertook production roles including location and prop sourcing, model casting and styling.  Photography approach:  There is always a lot

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Front of house staff preparing tables in the Clocktower Brasserie Rudding Park Hotel

Hotel photographer – Rudding Park Hotel

The Client:  It was wonderful to be back working again with the team at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate.  As a hotel photographer it was a real treat to photograph the newly refurbished Clocktower Brasserie.  The Clocktower offers a relaxed informal dining experience during the day shifting to a glamorous feel in the evening.  This

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vintage street and heritage buildings photography ryedale folk museum

Heritage photographer – Ryedale Folk Museum

The Client: One of my core areas of work as a heritage photographer is supporting museums with their marketing imagery.  Ryedale Folk Museum is based in the beautiful village of Hutton Le Hole in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.  It is such a unique place with featuring over 20 perfectly preserved

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seafood restaurant photography of mussels and a glass of white wine

Restaurant photographer – The Fish Cottage

The Client: One of the biggest perks of being a restaurant photographer is the privilege of visiting some stunning locations.  The Fish Cottage is nestled just off the beautiful beach at Sandsend near Whitby on the Yorkshire Coast.  From Sandsend there are amazing views to enjoy across the beach towards Whitby and it’s iconic pier

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Artisan brand photographer – BE SO Soaps

As an artisan brand photographer this commission was an absolute joy to work on.  BE SO Soaps are handmade and packed with natural ingredients.  The company is based in York in North Yorkshire. The brief: To create a portfolio of  images for website and social media platforms.  Images for PR and editorial were also requested. 

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