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.

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International Women’s Day – Charity fundraiser for IDAS

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Charity Fundraiser for IDAS   It was wonderful to mark International Women’s Day this year in great company.  I have worked with IDAS on a few different photography campaigns so it was lovely to be able to give some time to document their fundraising event – ‘Make Some Noise for International Women’s

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Branding photography for a creative business – Silver & Stone Jewellery

BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR A CREATIVE BUSINESS SILVER & STONE JEWELLERY DESIGN   I always adore branding photography commissions for creative businesses.  There is so much scope for documentary photography which sits so well alongside more styled set ups to showcase products and tools.  In these days of crowded digital platforms it is so important to

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personal branding portrait for nutritionist anna kitts of authentic nutrition

Personal Branding Photography – Branding portraits for Yorkshire nutritionist

PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY Branding Portraits for a Yorkshire Nutritionist Personal branding photography is such an important consideration for any new start up business.  It was therefore so great to work with Anna as she recognised the importance of being really visible across her website and wider marketing activities from day 1.  Personal branding portraits are

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portrait of textile artists in their studio

Photography for Makers – Meiji Designs

  PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MAKERS MEIJI DESIGNS As a follow up to my previous ‘Look Book’ fashion shoot at Grays Court I was delighted to be commissioned again by Meiji Designs for a ‘Photography for Makers’ session at their studio in York.  It’s always such a privilege to see behind the scenes and observe first hand

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Food blogger branding portrait shoot – The Freelance Cookbook

FOOD BLOGGER BRANDING PORTRAIT SHOOT THE FREELANCER’S COOKBOOK   There are some amazing brands developing on the food blogger and Instagram scene at the moment.  At the heart of these brands are individuals who are passionate about their subject and are exploring social media platforms in really exciting ways.  Engagement is so important for these

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documentary photograph of textile mill worker by yorkshire photographer olivia brabbs

Yorkshire Tweed – Fabric sourcing with Antonia Houston Couture

YORKSHIRE TWEED FABRIC SOURCING WITH ANTONIA HOUSTON COUTURE I was thrilled to be asked to accompany and document couture fashion designer Antonia Houston on a fabric sourcing visit to Marton Mills.  The mill is situated in Pool in Wharfedale near Leeds and is a  family owned business with a heritage linking back to 1931.  Antonia

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