Kind Words

A good portrait has more to do with how you feel than how you look. When Anna photographs me, I relax – and it shows.

Michael Palin. Portrait session, Gospel Oak, North London

I don’t much enjoy having my photo taken. Usually end up smiling as if I’ve had an unfortunate accident. However, the session with Anna was more like hanging out with a mate - the photography was almost incidental. Really pleased with the results which I’ve used extensively on publicity material and which will adorn the cover of my new book.

Elvis Mcgonagall, portrait for book jacket, general publicity headshots and in performance Clapham Grand, London

‘Anna is without doubt an exceptional photographer. I'd recommend her for her warmth, lightness of touch, and straight talking humour. I've never enjoyed having my picture taken but Anna managed to do her job almost without me noticing. My memory of the experience is more 'girls afternoon' than 'dreaded publicity shoot’.

Shelagh Fogarty, BBC Radio 2 and television presenter. Portrait session

Anna came to my house on a beautiful day to take some photos for my first EP. I was nervous because I had not been photographed much before, but straight away Anna made me feel totally comfortable and relaxed. She is such an interesting and fun person to be with, I felt completely unembarrassed.

We went a little out of Oxford into the countryside, first to a field of flowers and then onto a ruined abbey, chatting and stopping to take pictures every now and then. Anna really understood what I wanted the pictures to say about me. We talked about my music and my life, rather than my ‘image’ or ‘style’. It felt natural and easy. The resulting pictures are not just beautiful but totally honest. Exactly what I wanted.

Lydia Baylis, Singer Songwriter. EP Cover session

The Photographs Anna has taken of me are the best I have ever had.

Jill Stein, Interior Designer and co-founder of The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow. Portrait session

Although I’d never met Anna before, my time spent with her might have been a day out with a friend. I had so much fun. We were laughing and chatting about everything from children's haircuts to politics and I stopped even noticing that Anna had a camera in her hand.

Elizabeth Graham, Novelist. Author headshots

Working with Anna is a genuine pleasure.

Stevie Parle, owner of The Dock Kitchen, cookery writer and columnist. Portraits for publicity & book publication

Anna came highly recommended to me - and she didn't disappoint. Her professional but relaxed, friendly and interested manner immediately put me at ease and I soon realized I was actually having a good time having my portrait taken which is something I could not have imagined possible!

She provided me with the classic portraits I wanted as well as some more unusual but equally flattering options so that I had a really good selection to choose from for different purposes. I will definitely use Anna again. A very talented photographer who I have no hesitation in recommending.

Dr Lynda Shaw, Neuroscientist and Business Strategist. Publicity and PR Session