ELM Photo Studio

ELM Photo Studio

ELM Photo Studio locationPortsmouth, Hampshire

(3 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 Simon Wallace
5 28/09/2016

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

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

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

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!


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Review of ELM Photo Studio by Adrian Reed
11 months ago

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!

Adrian Reed
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Max Silver
1 year ago

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!

Max Silver
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Lara-Jayne Betts SINGER
1 year ago

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.

Lara-Jayne Betts SINGER
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Danni Chalk
1 year ago

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.

Danni Chalk
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Josh Squire
1 year ago

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.

Josh Squire
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Ben Mirza
1 year ago

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!

Ben Mirza
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Gemma Delaney
1 year ago

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!

Gemma Delaney
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Emi
1 year ago

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 Kristel Seidler
1 year ago

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.

Kristel Seidler
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Louis Bernard
1 year ago

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!

Louis Bernard
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Rosalyn Walsh
1 year ago

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.

Rosalyn Walsh
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Daniel Ryves
1 year ago

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.

Daniel Ryves
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Adam Browne
1 year ago

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

Adam Browne
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Matthew Peters
1 year ago

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

Matthew Peters
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Roy Goff
1 year ago

An excellent and professional service

Roy Goff
Review of ELM Photo Studio by Leah Miller
1 year ago

Leah Miller
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ELM Photo Studio Location

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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