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Portrait Photography Studio

Portrait studio photography gives you the option to completely control the light and create lots of different looks when having your portrait taken. Studio portraiture is a very adaptable type of photography. At Arch Photo Studio, we offer professional studio portraiture services for a wide variety of people and organisations. We can provide portrait images for your business website, and social media profiles such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Our portrait photography studio will create images that you like. We shoot straight into a computer so you can see the result straight away and feel confident about the portraits you will receive.

music producer promo pics taken in Portrait Photography Studio

Studio Portraits

We work with singers / musicians, actors, models, and any performer who needs professional headshot photography. Studio portraits are used on their websites, portfolios or for publications. A professional portrait is a vital starting point to landing that perfect role. We also work with individuals who need more serious corporate portrait photography for their websites or social media profiles. 

Photos can range from high-key light and bright, to dark and moody and all tones in between. The key thing is capturing an expression that captures the character of the subject. 

The portrait photography studio is run by Robbie Ewing a photographer with 18 years of experience in digital photography. He uses a high-resolution Nikon camera and a variety of professional lenses and shoots directly into his iMac so you can see the results as you we go along.

Recent Studio Portrait Work

DJ promo pics taken in Portrait Photography Studio

Editorial Photography

The key to making a great portrait is capturing the subject’s eyes. As the old saying goes the Eyes are windows to the soul and all great portraits will have a connection to the viewer through the subject eyes.

Our working method is informal and relaxed, to get the best out of our subjects we need you relaxed in front of the lights and all the strange studio paraphernalia you will find yourself surrounded by. We have a variety of props, stools, and chairs for you to sit in and we also encourage clients to bring props that might work in the shoot.

Below is a gallery showing recent work completed this year. We can create a variety of styles of images during the same shoot in the portrait photography studio. This means you will have a range of portrait images suitable for different uses.

Who Uses Studio Portrait Photography

Studio portrait photography serves various purposes and is employed for a multitude of reasons:

  • Personal Portraits: Individuals often seek studio portraits for personal reasons, such as family portraits, individual portraits, senior portraits for high school graduates, or milestone portraits (e.g., birthdays, and anniversaries) to commemorate significant life moments.
  • Professional Profiles: Professionals, including actors, models, corporate executives, and individuals from various industries, use studio portraits for their professional profiles, portfolios, resumes, or LinkedIn profiles. These portraits aim to present a polished and professional image.
  • Marketing and Branding: Businesses, brands, and entrepreneurs use studio portraits for marketing and branding purposes. These images are utilized in advertising materials, promotional content, websites, and social media profiles to convey a specific brand identity or message.
  • Artistic Expression: Some photographers and subjects collaborate on studio portrait sessions to create art pieces. These portraits may focus on creativity, abstract concepts, or experimental techniques, serving as artistic expressions rather than conventional portraits.
  • Memorabilia and Gifts: Studio portraits are often taken to create cherished keepsakes or gifts for loved ones. They might be framed and displayed at home or given as gifts on special occasions.
  • Documentation and Historical Records: In some cases, studio portraits serve as documentation or historical records. They may capture a specific era, cultural trends, or significant moments in a person’s or a community’s life, contributing to historical archives or family records.

Overall, the uses of studio portrait photography are diverse, ranging from personal and professional purposes to artistic expression and historical documentation, catering to the needs and desires of various individuals, businesses, and communities.

Studio Portrait Pricing



  • 2 Hour Shoot
  • 200 – 400 Images
  • 2 Lighting Set Ups
  • 3 – 4 Outfit Changes
  • 8 Full Size Selects*
  • + 1 Retouch**
  • Studio Only
  • Headshot / Portrait Only
Portrait Starter


  • 3 Hour Shoot
  • 400 – 700 Images
  • 4 Lighting Set Ups
  • 4 -6 Outfit Changes
  • 15 Full Size Selects*
  • + 2 Retouches**
  • Studio Only
  • All Lengths


  • 4 Hour Shoot
  • 600 – 900 Images
  • 4-5 Lighting Set Ups
  • 7 – 8 Outfit Changes
  • 20 Full Size Selects*
  • + 3 Retouches**
  • Studio Only
  • All Lengths


  • 5 ish Hour Shoot
  • 1000+ Images
  • 6-7 Lighting Set Ups
  • 10+ Outfit Changes
  • 30 Full Size Selects*
  • + 6 Retouches**
  • Studio & Outdoor*
  • All Lengths

Headshot Package
Perfect for profile shots for websites.

Standard Package
A mix of headshots and some creative portraiture. A good starting point for individuals or bands looking for updated & creative portraits for a promotion.

Creative Package
I craft a range of different looks and styles. Ideal for musicians, models, performers actors looking to expand their portfolios. Can include headshots if required.

Included In All Studio Portrait Pricing Shoots

  • Private Online Gallery of Medium Resolution Images
  • Downloadable Image Gallery of All Unedited Images ( 2048px JPGs )
  • Portrait and US Landscape Style
  • Headshot and 3/4 length ( Full length can be supplied as well )
  • Extra Retouches are only £20 per image.
  • Selects & Retouches Supplied as Full, Medium and Low Res JPGs
  • I shoot straight into a computer so we check the results as we go.

* Full-Size Select Images – These are fine-tuned in Capture One images are cropped, exposure corrections individually adjusted, and obvious spots removed.

** Retouched Images – These are taken into Photoshop where I apply a subtle and natural-looking process to the image. Eyes are sharpened, skin is lightly smoothed, fly-away hairs are removed, and eye bags lightened. Colour grading can also be applied at this stage to create a specific vibe for the image.

PLEASE NOTE – PR and corporate portraiture work will cost a bit more than the above prices and will be quoted on a job-by-job basis.