A customer review: Jim’s Business Portraits

Over the years here at Ollier Photography, we have taken portraits for all kinds of professionals; from musicians to lawyers. Check out our previous blog here to learn more about our business portraits. Recently, a long-term friend of Ollier Photography, Jim, became a first time client as he booked in to update his professional images. Following his sessions, Jim has kindly shared his thoughts on his experience with us to give you an in-depth look at what happens when you visit Ollier Photography.

Jim’s Photo Session Experience:

‘Recently, I went to Ollier Photography to have some photos taken for work. I intend to use these for my professional bio, business cards, LinkedIn and my passport. Not wanting to waste time or money on poor quality photo-booths or photo service shops, I chose to go to someone who really knows what they’re doing. It’s very refreshing to experience the art of real photography whilst knowing that you’re getting your money’s worth.’

The Session:

‘The booking process was simple. I gave them a call and they were very accommodating to a time and date that suits me. On the day, I was welcomed with a nice cup of tea as we sat in their comfortable waiting room for a pre-shoot chat. Joe, Matt and I discussed the types of photos that I wanted and needed. We considered what different backgrounds we could use, whether I would wear a tie/jacket or not and whether I should be seated or standing.’

‘Once we had a plan and had gotten to know each other better, we headed into the studio. Joe applied some cosmetic touches (much appreciated being a rugged 58 year old!) and continued the light-hearted conversation, putting me at ease.  Meanwhile, Matt was already behind the camera preparing everything to capture the perfect shots.’

‘The pictures were taken almost without me noticing as the teams’ direction made the poses come naturally. ‘Drop your shoulders, move your head to the right, smile’ – all while the friendly chit chat continued. The session was thoroughly enjoyable: thanks to Matt and Joe taking the time to make me feel comfortable and understanding what I need the images for.’

‘Around a week after the shoot, I visited again for my viewing session. There, the team went through the images with me and I chose the ones I wanted. I was very pleased with the result and highly recommend Ollier Photography!’



‘Above is my previous LinkedIn photo (taken by a friend) and my new, professionally taken photo taken by Ollier Photography. The difference is staggering. A huge thank you to Matt and Joe for such a welcoming experience. We got some great images that I can use for a long, long time!’

Thank you Jim!

It’s great to hear what all of our customers think of their experiences here at Ollier Photography. To book your own photo session, be it for business or otherwise, please feel free to get in touch. You can use our contact page, give us a call on 01625 423288 or visit our studio on Queen Victoria Street, Macclesfield.

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