People

People & Portrait Photography

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There’s a story behind every expression.

It might sound silly, but when we photograph people, we put the person first. That means putting yourself in their shoes, showing a bit of empathy, making sure that they’re relaxed to get the best from them through the lens. We think that’s the key to great portrait photography.

We tend to work more frequently with people who would prefer not to be in front of the camera than the opposite, so making people feel at ease is really important.

We can work both in the studio and on location for a wide range of looks, styles and finishes.

We have a wide variety of modifiers to shoot with soft and hard flash light or utilise natural light outdoors, always mindful of wanting to make sure our people look and feel as good as they deserve.

What we can do

Portrait photography covers a huge range of applications. We shoot bloggers and influencers showing off the latest fashion trends, personal trainers pushing clients to their limit, business leaders and entrepreneurs, aerial performers, models, celebrities, and actors’ head shots.

We’ll also capture portrait photography of business owners who need images for PR releases on many of our product and lifestyle shoots.

Who we’ve worked with

You can look at most of our delivered image galleries and see people present in most of them. Some of our highlights were being asked by The Book People to capture promotional shots of Claudia Winkleman for their Bedtime Stories competition, being asked by The Wellbeing Project to photograph their full team in their London office, and more creative rooftop team photos with the young entrepreneurs at ImIn.

A great example

We spent an afternoon shooting portrait photography with the lovely people at Founders Forum, capturing sets of group shots with many of the companies under their umbrella. We brought enough portable lighting to cover us for different setups, from 4 people up to 50 at a time.

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What they say:

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“Steven at Pocket has consistently delivered high quality, interesting photographs for multiple story-telling/people-centred projects. He instinctively knows how to keep an audience engaged through a series of images that really tell a story. He goes out of his way to get to grips with the brief and is professional, reliable and friendly. But more importantly, he has the vision to get the most out of every opportunity – whether it’s an unexpected environment or a straight forward corporate head-shot. I don’t hesitate in recommending him and hope to continue to work with him in the future.”

Dominique Mallion, Philips UK

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“Pocket were very helpful before, during and after the shoot. They are very methodical in their work. The results are exactly what we discussed and more. I thoroughly enjoyed working with them and would recommend them without a doubt.”

Founder, Thomas Tipple

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“Steven and his team are fantastic! Really easy to communicate with, quick to respond, great idea generation and very hard working. I can’t recommend them highly enough – they have been a huge support while we have launched a new online & social media-based clothing business. From model and product photography and video through to social media, website and general business support, they have been great.”

Mandy Bisson, Persistence London

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“Steven at Pocket has consistently delivered high quality, interesting photographs for multiple story-telling/people-centred projects. He instinctively knows how to keep an audience engaged through a series of images that really tell a story. He goes out of his way to get to grips with the brief and is professional, reliable and friendly. But more importantly, he has the vision to get the most out of every opportunity – whether it’s an unexpected environment or a straight forward corporate head-shot. I don’t hesitate in recommending him and hope to continue to work with him in the future.”

Verity Clarke, Aubergine PR

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“It was a pleasure working with Steven and his team. Their advice at the start was incredibly valuable and, as the project progressed, their unfailingly calm, patient and responsive approach allowed us to create a video we’re incredibly proud of. The feedback we’ve received has been fantastic. I’d highly recommend them.”

Stephen Wood, The Wellbeing Project

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“I have used Pocket Creatives for the first time for my annual Food exhibition I wish I had used his services four years ago when I first met him at an event as his work is outstanding and the team are super friendly and know their stuff! I also love the video footage which has been taken it’s perfect!

I will not be going elsewhere for my photography and videography requirements again, thank you Pocket Creatives you guys are the best!”

Heerum Fleary, Innoveat

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