Personal Portrait Session

"I really enjoyed my session with Siorna. She created a fun and relaxed atmosphere for the shoot, so that I felt free to play about and experiment. Enjoying the shoot really showed in the final images!"

Charlie A

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Maternity Session

"When I was pregnant, I decided I would like some professional photos to record this unique time in our lives. I had some ideas but had no idea what I was doing! Siorna put me completely at ease and was absolutely wonderful, listening to what I wanted as well as coming up with suggestions of her own.
The whole process was really enjoyable and special - my body had completely changed but I felt entirely myself and not self-conscious at all.
If you think you might want to record this time, I utterly recommend Siorna. I am so glad we did this."

Leanne O

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Business & Headshot session

"Anyone who knows me will be aware of just how much I hate having my photo taken! Can not thank Siorna enough - this is hands down the best photo anyone has ever taken of me!!"

— Pamela R

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Creative Portrait Session

"Siorna is simply an amazing photographer. I had such a great time during the shooting. She makes you feel comfortable on the set and provides guideline on how lights and settings work. Pictures turned out to be great, I'm so satisfied. And on top of that, her charisma and professionalism made the shooting a genuine experience. I'll totally recommend her."

Sergio M

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Business Branding Photoshoot

"I can't recommend Siorna enough! She was amazing from initially talking through what I as looking for, concept design, the shoot and to the final product. I have a series of photographs that for the first time really represent me and my brand and the comments I've had about them have been fantastic. Siorna is a joy to work and will make you feel like you can conquer the world!"

Claire G

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Creative Portrait Session

"I had an amazing experience with Siorna. She made me feel so special and comfortable and the photos turned out incredible. I would highly recommend hiring her; with Siorna expect creative photos that truly capture you!"

Casey S-S

A female London studio photoshoot with flowers and tulle on an orange background
Personal Portrait Session

"I use Siorna’s headshots for my official work photo and am complimented on them every time someone sees my profile picture! I'm booking my next session!"

Sarah A

A woman's headshot photograph in London with a stripped dress and big earrings
Personal Portrait Session

"I first met Siorna when we worked together at the British Museum where she was one of my most knowledgeable and diligent colleagues, but I truly saw her come into her own when she founded her photography business. Siorna is an incredible photographer! She took two different portraits of me last year, a professional one as well as a more playful one, with my favourite red lipstick as a starting point. Ahead of the shoot, she sent me a fantastic proposal with examples of what the finished product might look like and that alone got me excited for our session. On the day itself, Siorna made me feel very comfortable in her studio. I loved that she asked me what kind of music I wanted to listen that evokes the mood that we were going for. She gave me time to ease into the experience of having my picture taken, nothing ever felt rushed. Siorna is very good at suggesting poses that you might never have thought of but that still feel true to yourself. I received the finished photos a few days after the shoot and I'm beyond happy with the results. The images look amazing and I get loads of compliments on them. Siorna also asked what I wanted the use the photos for and sent specially optimised formats, an extra touch I really appreciated"

Josephine W

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Creative Portrait Session

"Siorna is brilliant. We discussed the concepts I had in mind for the photos at length and she came up with incredible creative solutions that went above and beyond. She also put me at total ease, and the photos produced surpassed all my expectations - really cool! Would 100% recommend her to anyone."

— Faye D

A creative London studio photography of a woman with lakes and forest in her hair.

London Portrait Photographer of a female photographer smiling in a blue dress with moving hair.


London Portrait Photographer of a female photographer smiling in a blue dress with moving hair.
An image of a Portrait Photography Awards for islington photographer located in Finsbury Park, Siorna Photography.

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Hello! I'm Siorna.

Your professional female photographer in London.

I’m a professional female portrait photographer in London and I hate having my photograph taken!

My personal bad experiences with having my photograph taken shaped my career path. I moved away from documentary and newspaper style ‘fly on the wall’ photography to someone who wanted to interact and support people when they need photographs taken.

I’ve spent years learning to light and pose people so they look their best in front of the camera. I truly became a photographer when I was helping people feel comfortable and creating images they’ll love for a lifetime.

My style of lighting has been heavily influenced by the old-world artists, such as Rembrandt. Which isn’t that surprising since I studied ancient history and archaeology at Durham University along with a Master’s in museum studies at UCL. I have worked at many museums in London, including the British Museum, surrounded by inspirational beautiful art work.

My love of portraiture moved me away from museums, yet the experience and appreciation of the old world is something I love to bring to my photography work.

To help you feel comfortable we design a photoshoot in advance, so you know what to expect and can relax on the day. Your photoshoot includes a style consult where we discuss your outfits, complimentary colours and moods. From this you’ll receive a tailored packing list before the day.

On the day you can expect me to give you lots of encouragement and direction. My private photography studio has a separate bathroom and changing area. Refreshments are provided and you’ll listen to your favourite music while we create photographs for the moods and looks we’ve talked about.

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My work has featured in several newspapers, including the Stylist, iNews and the Independent, alongside regular photo stories for the Islington Gazette and Ham and High. I am sincerely grateful that my clients use my work in their professional lives and it’s always an honour seeing them in print.

I also have the immense privilege of training veterans in photography at Help for Heroes. My role is to guide and inspire them to take visually interesting photographs while getting camera confident as they use their photography as a therapeutic outlet.

I’d love to hear from you and talk about a professional photoshoot that’s all about you!

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