ELM Photo Studio

ELM Photo Studio

ELM Photo Studio locationPortsmouth, Hampshire

(42 Reviews)

We specialise in headshot and portfolio photography. Catering for actors, entertainers, dancers and corporate. Whether it be for your LinkedIn profile, Spotlight, Website or Company we capture true headshots with character and finesse that shows you at your best, confident, striking and most of all stand out from the crowd look. A good headshot gets you noticed a fantastic headshot gets you that job. We believe this should be an enjoyable experience and we will make sure you are fully relaxed and at ease to create the most powerful and natural image you have ever had.

ELM Photo Studio Reviews

ELM Photo Studio Reviews

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Adrian Reed
5 08/07/2017 Adrian Reed

Fantastic experience. I needed a set of business head-shots / full body shot and had *such* a positive experience. I've never been to a professional photographer before, and Elisha really put me at ease. He told me exactly how to stand to get the best picture. I really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend Elisha to anyone needing a photographer for a portrait/head-shots etc!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Ben Mirza
5 25/05/2017 Ben Mirza

I had the best time shooting with Elisha, he's an exceptional photographer and has a very easy going nature, which put me at my ease immediately! The results of our shoot were amazing!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Max Silver
5 21/04/2017 Max Silver

Absolutely brilliant 10/10 amazing!!
I'm a drama student and I went to ELM Photo Studio for my first ever headshots. I was quite nervous as it was the first time I've had them taken and to me it was a bit daunting! However within 5 minutes of arriving I already felt relaxed and lost all my nerves.

I had a really good time and really enjoyed the experience which I was not expecting! I felt that this really added to the quality of the pictures, making me much more at ease in the photos.

On the subject of the actual photography, I had my mind blown at how good I was made to look! I was told step by step what to do with my face and body to get the best pictures (perfect for me with no experience!). I could see the pictures as they were taken so I got instant feedback and could see what I needed to do which was very helpful! I never felt rushed and we went thorough loads of clothes and expressions to find what really worked. Honest feedback and real expertise were clear from the get go. I couldn't compare to any other photographers and I won't have to because I will be returning to ELM for all my photo needs in the future as well!

Overall I cannot recommend enough! I will be referring all my fellow students and the act of me writing this review (which I never ever do!) should go to show how happy I am with the whole experience and the quality of the pictures! 10/10!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Danni Chalk
5 08/04/2017 Danni Chalk

I cannot thank this lovely couple enough for allowing me to have such an amazing first experience getting headshots. They made me feel confident and at ease from the very beginning and continued to do so throughout the session. The makeup by Leah was amazing and as someone who likes heavy makeup I felt amazing with the natural look and had never felt so confident. Elisha made me feel very at ease behind the camera and was extremely patient whilst I got the hang of things, and again patient with my constant blinking which resulted in many pictures looking like I was asleep. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone! They eveneed had great advice about my next steps into launching my acting career. Again I cannot thank them enough for making my first step to achieving my dream so enjoyable and memorable.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Josh Squire
5 04/04/2017 Josh Squire

What an amazing photographer. He made me feel so at ease and he produced the best photos I've ever seen. I would highly recommend him to anyone as you definitely won't be disappointed with the end results.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Lara-Jayne Betts
5 22/03/2017 Lara-Jayne Betts

Had a fantastic photo shoot this month at Elm Photo Studio! Very welcoming and made me feel completely at ease. I had so much fun! Had some great ideas for shots and the pictures turned out Fab! So pleased! I would definitely recommend Elm Photo Studio, for all your photography needs.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Gemma Delaney
5 10/03/2017 Gemma Delaney

Such an amazing experience! I highly recommend coming here! A really great atmosphere, I was made to feel really comfortable and Elisha taught me so much! Will definitely be coming here again!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Emi
5 27/02/2017 Emi

Elisha always makes the shoot super fun even in such a professional environment. It's always a pleasure working with Elisha and Leah!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Daniel Ryves
5 19/02/2017 Daniel Ryves

Excellent photo studio, they're very friendly/welcoming and make you feel at ease, plus they give great direction and also take GREAT pictures :) I can't praise them enough, the whole experience with ELM Photo Studio is perfect from start to finish. I've had two shoots with them now and I can't imagine going anywhere else.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Kristel Seidler
5 16/02/2017 Kristel Seidler

Trustworthy photographer who knows exactly how to make a model create fun and creative shots on spec. Really enjoyable shoot and Elisha is a great guy.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Adam Browne
5 16/02/2017 Adam Browne

Really enjoyable and professional. Learnt a good deal from the set and highly recommend Elisha and Leah.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Matthew Peters
5 14/02/2017 Matthew Peters

Great place and I had fun at my work experience this week

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Rosalyn Walsh
5 08/02/2017 Rosalyn Walsh

I had an amazing headshot/portfolio shoot with Elisha Miller at Elm Photo Studio. His attention to detail and direction was fantastic and he is a pleasure to work with. I learned a lot of useful tips and I am really delighted with the headshots and the dance portfolio shots.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Louis Bernard
5 18/01/2017 Louis Bernard

Great team, very fun shoot and great pictures! My agent was very happy with my new headshot. You can be sure they'll do a fantastic job!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Roy Goff
5 17/01/2017 Roy Goff

An excellent and professional service

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Leah Miller
5 17/01/2017 Leah Miller

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Simon Wallace
5 28/09/2016 Simon Wallace

these guys are amazing, offering a delightfully organised shoot, with all of our needs catered for. I look forward to plenty more...

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Vicki
5 28/09/2016 Vicki

Just totally amazing. Made to feel so welcome & like I was in my own home. Totally relaxing & can't wait to go back for Christmas pics. Madness to go anywhere else!! Pictures are outstanding x

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Chloe
5 28/09/2016 Chloe

ELM are wonderful - they put you completely at ease & are amazing with children! The pictures turned out great. Could not be happier with the service & they're very flexible in terms of when you can go in, which isn't the case with a lot of studios!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Ellen Ball
5 Ellen Ball

I had such a wonderful experience with Elm Photostudio. They are incredibly professional, with such a relaxed and easy atmosphere that produced some of the best photos I've ever had taken of me. I would recommend them to anyone looking to get professional photos taken.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Jodie V Jones
5 Jodie V Jones

Thank you to each and everyone in your family our shoot the kids had was very relaxed we were made very welcome and tonight looking at the photos we were made even more welcome so thank you photos are fantastic x

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Dan Okill
5 Dan Okill

Spent a couple of hours with Elisha and his helpful son. We did several shots around Portsmouth and Elisha produced some incredible images. Very friendly, easy to communicate with and had great instructions. Would definitely recommend! Thanks Elisha

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Rebecca Kingstone
5 Rebecca Kingstone

We had our photo shoot this morning and it was brilliant, I had such a lovely morning.

The relaxed atmosphere made the experience wonderful and both Leah and Elisha are really lovely and you can see they love what they are doing.

Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a photo shoot.

Thanks for an excellent day and I cannot wait to see the photos x

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Kirsten Stream
5 Kirsten Stream

Can't put into words what a truly amazing experience we had from start to finish....loved the relaxed family feeling put us at ease straight away...communication was great and our photos are awesome...already booked to go back x

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Emi Chew Lih Huey
5 Emi Chew Lih Huey

Just had our photoshoot session and it was amazing! Elisha is super friendly and he made the whole experience really enjoyable. He and Leah make an excellent team. They're both extremely professional and welcoming at the same time. Really confident that the photos will come out great!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by James Lighten
5 James Lighten

Bit late with the review, had a photo shoot for our newborn Son who was even younger than planned at the shoot due to a late arrival! None of that mattered though as thanks to a great combination of friendly home atmosphere and professionalism myself and my wife where made to feel comfortable whilst they got some fantastic shots of our little man.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Josh Squire
5 Josh Squire

What an amazing photographer. He made me feel so at ease and he produced the best photos I've ever seen. I would highly recommend him to anyone as you definitely won't be disappointed with the end results.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Samantha Vaughan
5 Samantha Vaughan

Had a lovely time on Monday with ELM - they're so flexible and welcoming. Really fast turnaround which was perfect for me! Easy to find the studio and relaxed atmosphere.
Great use of light and energy and a great fresh approach to headshots.
Really looking forward to the results - and muchly appreciated a cup of tea!!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Sara Serena Sapphire
5 Sara Serena Sapphire

I had the best experience here and I've always been very nervous getting a new set of headshots. I'm an actress so getting in front of camera is a regular thing but not always comfortable and Mr Miller really got me to feel relaxed - Never in my life have I liked EVERY SINGLE photo in a shoot but he pulled it off with ease. Wonderful photos both head shots and full body and I would DEFINITELY go again - I'm recommending everyone to go at least once. Brilliant!!! Thanks so much

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Charlotte Mödel-webbe
5 Charlotte Mödel-webbe

I had a wonderful time at ELM photo studio last Monday doing a boudoir shoot. Leah did my hair and make up, really nice, I felt brilliant! The minute I walked in the door Elisha and Leah made me feel so comfortable. Elisha really helped my confidence and took such amazing photos! I would really recommend ELM photo studio

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Lydia Shaw
5 Lydia Shaw

I had such a fun time with Elisha and Leah - they helped me feel so at home and made me really at ease in front of the camera. I didn't feel under any pressure and there was all the time I needed to get it right! I laughed all day which meant the photos from the shoot are lovely, genuine and relaxed! Thanks so much! x

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Nicholas David Lean
5 Nicholas David Lean

Had a fantastic first headshot session with Elisha. Very easy, relaxed and friendly, helping to get a complete novice through the daunting concept of being in front of the camera. Definitely someone to recommend to others, and to use on future jobs. Thanks a bundle Elisha !

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Becky Redman
5 Becky Redman

Very lovely family makes you feel so relaxed and almost as if your at home! We felt very calm and received some beautiful photos from Leah and Alisha and will definately recommend these guys to everyone who's looking for a relaxed and welcoming photoshoot. We will be back!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Laura Robinson
5 Laura Robinson

Had a photo shoot with ELM studios today for my dance portfolio...they instantly made me feel very welcome and at ease in their presence. Elisha was a brilliant and very encouraging photographer. He gave me positive and effective direction towards great shots. Leah was great at adding creativity to the shots...and provided a more abstract angle. These guys are good...if you want high end, high quality shots, go with ELM!! Thanks for a great shoot guys :)

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Chris Murray
5 Chris Murray

I had a photo shoot with Elisha to get some new head shots, I had a great booking. It was very professional and great fun, Elisha made me feel very relaxed in front of the camera and as a result some great pics.
I've just seen the end result and I am really happy with the outcome, I booked my daughter in for a shoot and would recommend ELM to anyone.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Bea Robinson
5 Bea Robinson

My son Samuel and I had a wonderful headshot session with Elisha. He instantly put Samuel at ease, filling him with confidence and getting the best out of him.
Samuel learnt a lot during the session, and the photos echoed that. We were left with a wonderfully tricky choice as the photos were so good! We would highly recommend Elm Photo Studio to anyone. We have been incredibly impressed.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Natalie Amber
5 Natalie Amber

100/10 I LOVED every part of the day. Amazing people who take fabulous pictures. Make you feel
Very relaxed and comfortable not at all nervous. Very professional. And I also got some amazing tips which I shall be taking away with me for future work I do as they work wonders!! Thank you for allowing me to have the pleasure of working with you. Xxxx people are silly if they go elsewhere for headshots as they are simply amazing. Xxx

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Simon Collins
5 Simon Collins

Elisha and Leah are the embodiment of professionalism and passion. They did our wedding recently and there no other word for the photographs, they are stunning! Thank you so so much for giving us some beautiful memories from our special day! Simon and Gemma Collins

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Sarah Kidney
5 Sarah Kidney

Had such a brilliant headshot session with Elisha. Great communication from the start, meaning I went along feeling confident and knowing what to expect. He took the time to sit down and chat, and work out what we both wanted from the session, making it super relaxed and fun. Possibly the most patient man on the planet, he had plenty of exercises to get the best out of me. It was well worth the journey from London, and I would highly recommend him!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Nicola Cox
5 Nicola Cox

Had our photo shoot today. I can't recommend this service enough!! Family run business . Two truly lovely plus very professional individuals. It wasn't just a photo shoot it was an experience to remember and cherish. The photographer Is a talented and creative guy with a truly enviable manner and temperament. You won't regret using these guys. Reasonable in fact superb prices for a full afternoon of photography and good company.

Really worth a visit. Loved every aspect of the experience.

Thank you Guys we can't wait for our images to arrive. We wish you well for what we are sure will be a fabulous future.

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Adrian Reed
5 Adrian Reed

Fantastic experience. I needed a set of business head-shots / full body shot and had *such* a positive experience. I've never been to a professional photographer before, and Elisha really put me at ease. He told me exactly how to stand to get the best picture. I really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend Elisha to anyone needing a photographer for a portrait/head-shots etc!

Review of ELM Photo Studio by Sara Taylor
5 Sara Taylor

Nothing short of amazing! We had headshots taken for my daughter and son, they both had so much fun meaning we now have some beautiful natural
photos. I will recommend over again and also be using in the future! So happy, thank you xx

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111 Medina Rd, Portsmouth PO6 3HA, UK

ELM Photo Studio Q&A

ELM Photo Studio Q&A

What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?

It's all about the expression, getting that look of interest, no deer in the headlights, too serious, grumpy, uninterested looks. We create expression, whether it be happy, mischievous, debonair, beautiful, romantic your expression can tell a lot about your character, we endeavour to get that from each and every individual that steps in front of our cameras. the subject needs to be relaxed, get into a place where they are not worried about the camera, they are enjoying the experience. It should not be like a visit to the dentist its to be embraced and enjoyed. Whether its 30mins or 5 hours our clients have that experience to remember and when they get "that shot" to go with it, its the icing on the cake.

What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?

We go through a process of asking the clients what they do not like about their face, their body, could be an ear, nose, eyes, mouth, anything, most people have something. We work with them to minimise that effect so they see the image as a whole and not to concentrate of that foible they have. We work on expressions, from the mouth, eyes, posture, eyebrows, every part of the face, head and shoulders to get that right look for that individual. Some people may have a lazy eye, we can work to fix it without the need for photoshop. We create natural shots that show the person we see stood in front of us, the person everyone sees on a daily basis, but we create the best looking you in an image for all to see.

What do you love most about your job?

We love the people, everyone one is different, yes we all have different looks but it's the personalities that we are intrigued with the most. getting that captured on camera is priceless, to have someone very nervous, tense and believing they are not photogenic whatsoever to start with then leaving feeling good about themselves, knowing we have captured a set of fantastic images they are proud of is magical. we can physically see the change in peoples faces as the session progresses and the shots speak for themselves.

What inspired you to start your own business?

We have an extension built for a fourth bedroom which ended up being a dining room that was hardly used. Seeing that space and working nights and weekends, we decided to turn it into a home studio. With a lot of hard work and research we created a fully equipped studio that we could use part time to express our love for photography. then with the downturn of business in my full time career we started taking in more and more clients to the point i decided i would take two years out to give the photography my full attention and it just grew from there. We started shooting everything, family, newborns, maternity, the odd wedding but we soon found out our love was adult portraiture. This coupled together with a close friend in the entertainment business pushing us towards headshots for actors it was a natural progression. Officially we are a brand new studio but since we have opened we have had over a hundred clients walk through our door and we are just getting better and better everyday.
We have always loved photography and art but to take the step from ametuer to professional was a scary but exhilarating choice. to be able to express yourself and create something beautiful whether it be a headshot or, a dancer in the moment, its a dream come true.

Why should our clients choose you?

We have a slightly different modern approach to photography and especially headshots. We do not put a time limit on our clients to work with them to get the shots they want. We will hold your hand every step of the way so your not standing there thinking of how to look, how to stand, wondering whether to smile or what to do with your hands, we will direct you in a way that eases you into it, we won't be afraid to tell you what dose not work, that the outfit does not suit or your makeup is not as crisp as it should be. We are there for you, to make you look the best you can be, we don't want you to look at the images after saying to yourself i wish my hair was not sticking up or why do i have a double chin, we will show you the images as we go through so you can see why we tell you to stick your chin out, lower that eyebrow, put your hair in a particular way, you will see the results so you become confident in not just us but yourself. We can cater for both in studio and outdoor/location shoots, so no matter what the weather you get great shots. We are not stuck in old ways, we are very versatile and cater for a wide range, yes we have our preference but if you want old school B&W you got it, inner city backdrop you got it, but we also can create some clean crisp stand out from the crowd headshots on various coloured backgrounds to suit everyones needs. You tell us what you want and we strive to get you that image, that shot that "wow" factor.

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