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

wooden bowl full of bettys fat rascals held by shop assistant

Photography for Bettys – The Fat Rascal

As Bettys pips past it’s 100th birthday I thought it would be a great opportunity to share some images of one of their best loved bakery products – the Fat Rascal.  It has been such a privilege working with Bettys over the last 2 years.  I’ve loved the diversity of the commissions which have covered

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artist ros johnson at work in water house studios in york

Waterhouse Art Studios York

Documentary shoot of artists at work I was in documentary heaven on this recent shoot for Ros Johnson Design on location at Water House Studios in York.  ⁠ I always adore getting behind the scenes and documenting work in process.  It always feels such a privilege to observe people at work and record the passion and

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outdoor infinity pool with views of estate at the coniston hotel in north yorkshire

Spa photography for The Coniston Hotel

The commission for spa photography was undertaken as part of a 3 day branding shoot for the hotel and estate.  The Coniston Hotel is situated in stunning countryside in North Yorkshire near to Skipton.  The Spa is stunning and has breathtaking views across the estate lake and grounds.   Photography started with photography of interior rooms

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branding portrait for murray hurst interiors in designer kitchen in Leeds

Murray Hurst Interiors

Personal Branding Photography in Leeds This was a gorgeous personal branding commission to work on.  Natalie is the designer behind Murray Hurst Interiors and works with clients across Harrogate and Leeds. This shoot is a brilliant example of how choice of environment can really elevate a shoot to another level.  Due to the nature of

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branding portrait for harrogate audiologist for the hearing suite


LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR WEBSITE AND BRANDING It was wonderful to be commissioned to undertake some lifestyle and branding photography for the launch of The Hearing Suite in Harrogate.  The Hearing Suite is an independent hearing clinic led by expert audiologist Emily Balmer.  Working in collaboration with brand and web design consultancy NIMA the shoot focused

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Bunny Hill Weddings – Venue launch branding shoot

BUNNY HILL WEDDINGS Venue launch branding shoot Bunny Hill Weddings is a brand new wedding venue situated in North Cliffe in Yorkshire.  I was delighted to be commissioned to photograph a styled branding shoot to support the launch and ongoing marketing of this stunning wedding venue.  It was wonderful to tie together 12 years in

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