A little insight into the life of a photographer


Welcome to my blog!  As well as share images froYork photographer Olivia Brabbsm recent photography commissions I hope to give a feel for me as a person and a photographer.  Every week brings a new adventure – from commercial photography, business headshots and editorial commissions for magazines through to documentary wedding photography.  At the heart of my work is a love for storytelling through images.  I bring a documentary photography approach along with a feminine eye for detail to each shoot.

I have a professional background as an Occupational Therapist which has lead to a niche reputation for working in areas needing a more sensitive approach such as charities, social care and prospectus work for schools and colleges.


I live in the beautiful city of York in North Yorkshire and absolutely love the car free existence that living in a cycle friendly place creates.  I still get a buzz when I’m able to rock up to a shoot on my bike!  My husband Jonny is a musician and so home is a hive of creativity.  I’m Mummy to Holly who is in a nutshell my world – she rocks!

I’m proud to be a second generation photographer following in the footsteps of my father Derry Brabbs.  Dad is renowned worldwide for his landscape photography and I love that he is still actively working and illustrating amazing books.


The blog is a fantastic place to view images and find out more about my style and approach.  More information and specific portfolios can also be found on my websites:



Do drop me a comment on the blog or get in touch via my website if you’d like to say hello or chat about a potential commission.   Alternatively you can pick up the phone and call 01904 656956 / 07779 345819 or email me at info@oliviabrabbs.co.uk

With thanks

Olivia x



Share Button