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

portrait of sommelier at the vices luxury hotel in York

Hotel photography – The Vices

I’ve loved working on this hotel photography commission for new hospitality brand The Vices in York.  The independent hotel is due to open later in 2021 and so to have been involved from the concept and development stages is such a privilege.  The Vices will feature just a handful of stylishly designed suites for a

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view of york city walls by station arches

York City Walls – Heritage Photography

The York City Walls will always be central to any experience of the City for locals and visitors alike.  I have always loved the walls and will often find an excuse to take the scenic route along them when out and about in the City.  Walking along them gives an new experience of the City. 

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documentary food photography of street food galettes

Documentary Food Photography – Krep

This documentary food photography shoot was a gem of a commission!   Krep are a street food business who create artisan Crêpes and Galettes using traditional techniques and exciting fresh flavours.  My brief for the shoot was to build a strong set of images to be used for website and for engaging social media content. The

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supersonic fitness york view of gym with people working out

Fitness business photographer – Supersonic

I loved creating this portfolio of lifestyle images to showcase the facilities and ambience at Supersonic Fitness in central York, in Yorkshire. Length of shoot: Full day covering people, details and member experience. Client brief: Create images for local marketing, PR and social media content for Supersonic. Images will also be used by parent company

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two girls discovering silver objects on display at york mansion house with reflections in glass

Heritage Photography for York Mansion House

I absolutely loved this heritage photography commission for York Mansion House.  Two days packed of photography to capture interiors, artefacts and documentary people images to showcase the visitor experience. In a nutshell, my brief was to create a portfolio of images to be used for venue branding.  The Mansion House is a stunning property in

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fashion photography at york minster featuring female model and ballerina in Jaeger clothes en pointe walking to rolls royce phantom

York Fashion Week shoot with Rolls Royce Phantom

It was such a privilege to have the opportunity to display some of my fashion photography during a recent preview event at York Mansion House.  The shoot was a commission by the York Fashion Week team and marked an exciting new collaboration with Rolls Royce Motors Leeds.  I’m so thrilled that I can now share

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