Testimonials

  • Phil was such a pleasure to work with. At the beginning of the session he really took the time to discuss with me what would work best for my casting, and we created goals of what kind of looks we were after by the end of the session, which was amazingly helpful compared to that feeling of going in with a photographer and hoping three of them will have the look you want. During the shoot he has these very effective tips of angles to shoot on the camera - which were flattering as well as made a huge difference. He really cares about getting the perfect headshot for your casting, and is dedicated to his clients. I am very, very happy with my shots, and my agent is too! Would 100% recommend Phil! (Kendall)

  • Phil Swallow is the best headshot photographer I have ever worked with. It is instantly clear when you work with him that he loves what he does and wants to achieve the highest quality shots possible. He does an excellent job helping you relax before a shoot, making you feel comfortable, safe, loose and relaxed. We worked on a few little simple warm up exercises beforehand, which were incredibly useful at getting the best shots during the shoot. It's very clear he knows what he is doing, and has interest and passion for even the tiniest little details. I could not have been happier with the headshots I got (Jason)

  • Absolutely great session! You put me at ease straight away as someone who hates having a photo taken. I loved the small tips that made a huge difference! Session was perfectly on time! . . . Thanks again really pleased with the outcome (Ashleigh)

  • Very professional photographer. Really enjoyed the opportunity of trying out different headshot styles and drawing on Phil’s experience. The end result was superb (Conor)

  • I found Phil to be extremely personable and he immediately put me at ease. I felt relaxed and comfortable during the shoot and  this was mainly down to Phil. I was very happy with the photos, so much so that I struggled to choose just 2 for my portfolio. The whole process from start to finish was well managed with photo turnaround within just a few days (Vicki)

  • The experience was very positive and Phil made me very comfortable during the session itself supplemented by a lot of advice. Turn around times and follow up was error free and very easy (Nilesh)

  • The session went very quickly and in a relaxing atmosphere. The photos were lovely, and just right angle, I didn’t have difficulties in finding my favourite and few others I liked. You responded to messages very quickly and photos were ready much quicker than I expected. 5 out of 5 stars for service and quality of the photos (Monika)

  • Really happy with my headshot photo.. a very professional job thank you (Scott)

  • Thank you also most sincerely for the photos which are the best I've ever seen of a Rotary event. We must remember to invite you to all our events and if I hear of events that need a photographer I will certainly recommend you (Christine Atkinson - President, Rotary Club of West Wickham)

  •  We have used Phil on several occasions including an important (two part) engagement shoot. He has always been incredibly well prepared, visiting the venues in advance and thinking of ways to optimise the sessions. As a result, he has always managed to produce natural photos of the very highest quality (aided by abetted by his glamorous assistant!).  We are absolutely delighted by the results and would have no hesitation in recommending him (Keith & Siobhan)

  •  Having worked in a creative agency for many years and in comms and marketing at the Scottish Government and now here at RBS, I have experience working with many photographers and on countless photo shoots. I would say your work was highly professional, you were pleasant to work with and I’m pleased with the outputs, which are excellent quality and varied in composition. I hope you are proud to use the work in your portfolio (RBS Awards Event)

  •  My son Ryan had an excellent photo shoot with Phil to put together a portfolio to send to modelling agencies. Phil immediately put Ryan at ease and built great rapport throughout the session. Important because Ryan is only 15 and hadn't done anything like this before. Phil gave great advice regarding different poses and facial expressions. The results speak for themselves. The different lighting effects worked well and we have an excellent set of photos to choose from. The gallery site Phil uses for viewing the results is easy to use and intuitive. I cannot recommend Phil highly enough for portrait work (JH)

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