Portrait Photography


I have expanded the portraiture side to my business since working with my partner Katja, who is an entrepreneur, influencer and author in the premium natural beauty space.  Katja creates content both for her clients and her own holistic well-being and beauty business every week.  Our work together encompasses studio portraiture, on-location, and product.


A range of styles for your requirements

I combine compositional skills with a technical mastery of lighting and a personal connection with the subject to create editorial/commercial-quality images.   I work with both natural light, flash, and Elinchrom professional studio strobe lighting.  I enjoy working across the full range of portraiture styles, commercial, editorial, corporate and personal.

I first began in portraiture at the corporate end, working with boutique advertising and PR agencies.

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  • “Richard was great to work with when I hired him for The Big Egg Hunt.   He really understood the brief and its possibilities, and brought some great ideas for the images which really made the most of the character across the range of eggs we used for the shoot.   The media loved the images and we were very happy with the extensive editorial coverage that we received.”

    Rachel Waldron
    Project Director
  • “Richard Isaac is the principal live music photographer for Shutterstock Editorial in the UK.

    Operating in a freelance capacity, Richard’s live music and event coverage is of the highest editorial standard, and can frequently be seen used across multiple media outlets. 
    Apart from consistently producing dynamic, saleable content sought after by our customers, Richard’s attention to detail & his instinctive ability to work with stakeholders brings professionalism, value and quality to any assignment.
    On a  personal note he is an extremely pleasant and affable person to work with, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him highly for commercial or editorial work.”


    Edward Maidment
    Head of Editorial Assignments
    “We employed Richard to create portraiture of myself & my business partner for our internal and external comms. Richard created strong images which also managed to include our brand identify.”
    Ben Ruse
  • “We needed contemporary relaxed portraits for our new start-up’s website and marketing. Richard sourced good locations that fit well with the style we needed and created a cracking set of images.”
    Oliver Budworth
  • “We were really happy with the quality of the photography that Richard supplied when we commissioned him for our annual exhibition”
  • “Richard has created stunning photography with me across the range of projects we have worked together on. In beauty portraiture the quality of the images is so important in demonstrating product quality. Richard shares my eye for detail and knows how to utilize studio lighting to create exceptional images. He also brings creative ideas so no two shoots ever look the same.”
    Katja Kokko

Contact me via richard at richardisaac.co.uk or use the form below