Here's a little intro to the person behind the camera. Storytelling through images is my absolute passion.  With commercial brands this might mean the story of the people and their expertise, the equipment used, the local environment and importantly processes and techniques.  I particularly love commissions with rural and food production businesses as these link with personal interests in local food and the organic movement.  I also work regularly with creative and lifestyle businesses giving a documentary behind the scenes view alongside editorial style images of the final products.  Words such as artisan, handcrafted, British (or especially Yorkshire!) made / grown would definitely feature in a dream photography brief.

I also adore personal branding commissions.  My branding shoots are tailored to each individual client making sure we stay clear of copy cat cliches (please not another gold diary flat lay!!).  The resulting portraits are honest and give a genuine introduction to the person behind the business. 


Personal branding photographer Olivia Brabbs


I'm a second generation photographer following in the footsteps of my father Derry Brabbs who is renowned for his landscape and heritage photography and collaborations with James Herriot & Wainwright.  So I guess you could say that photography is very much in the blood.  From school I actually followed a career in the NHS as an Occupational Therapist before deciding to follow my passion and establish myself as a freelance photographer.  I'm a big believer in the notion that no experience is ever wasted and the skills and experience taken from this period are so valuable for my photography - whether it's helping to put a nervous subject at ease or working on a commission that requires a sensitive and empathic approach.  Underneath everything though comes a love of working with people and an appreciation that it's the small details that matter.   I'm so proud that I have now been running a successful photography business for over 12 years.  


commercial and branding photographer Olivia Brabbs


I'm always delighted to chat photography so please do get in touch to find out more about my work and how I can support your business.  07779 345819 or

I love to hang out on Instagram and it's a great way to get a feel for recent commissions and behind the scenes shoot views.  OLIVIA BRABBS ON INSTAGRAM

I'm based in York in North Yorkshire.  Commissions take me across the UK and fast train links from York make London commissions easily accessible.


Photo credits Christopher Manson