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STUDIO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

EXCLUSIVE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY COMMISSIONS AT OUR SCARBOROUGH STUDIO

Simple, Intimate Studio Portrait Photography in Scarborough North Yorkshire

STUDIO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY IN SCARBOROUGH & YORK BY WORLD-RENOWNED YORK PLACE STUDIOS

Scarborough studio portrait photography is really where our journey as professional photographers began. Over the years our humble studio on Scarborough’s York Place has seen everyone from families and babies to actors, directors and models walk through its doors. Though the York Place team have perhaps become best known around the world as reportage, wedding and street photographers, the studio has long been a place of artistic experimentation and creative portraiture for us.

Whatever we’re photographing, from studio portraits to lifestyle sessions to weddings, events and street photography, the context is almost irrelevant to us – our work is first and foremost about people. We want to create photographs that show the true wonder of the person in front of our lens – not just the way they look but a little glimpse of their personality, their life-experience; a little look that reveals more than just the way you dress. To us the most powerful portraits don’t rely on elaborate sets or costume, they require only truth and connection – connection between the subject, the photographer and the lens that captures them.

Children's studio portrait photography
portrait photograph by York Place Studios
studio portrait photography monochrome children's portrait
Actor's portrait - Adain Bradley

RESERVE A SIGNATURE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION WITH DOMINIQUE

York Place Studios opens by appointment only and Dominique accepts a limited number of studio portrait photography commissions per year. Please visit our contact page to enquire about Dominique’s signature portrait openings.

Artist Dominique Shaw and her legendary companion Indiana Bones

FROM THE ARTIST
- DOMINIQUE SHAW

My early education as a fine-art photographer was spent poring over the work of the great portrait photographers – Annie Leibowitz, Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, the list goes on! I’ve always been fascinated by the connection between subject and lens – that certain fleeting look in the eye that reveals someone’s soul for just a fraction of a second.

Whilst our wedding and street work has taken us all over the world, York Place remains, at its heart, a studio and a place where I love to experiment and to forge that connection between myself and the people who open their hearts to the lens. My signature portrait shoots are not about cheesy poses, pretence and acting. They’re a conversation – a place to find the image that tells a story of you, your personality, life experience and character.

I can’t wait to start the journey with you.

Studio Portrait Photographer Dominique Shaw

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY BY YORK PLACE

If you’d prefer to get out of the studio for a relaxed, reportage style family or couples lifestyle shoot check out our family photography page!

Example of Dominique & Liam's relaxed Family photography away from the Studio.
Example of family holiday photography by York Place Studios