Modern Portraits







Studio portraits are something I really enjoy shooting.   My Modern Portrait sessions, focus attention on growth and individual beauty.  We are all subject to the twists and turns of life.  Usually, after we have achieved something or have overcome an unexpected challenge, we uncover hidden strengths or undefined talents – that we never knew we had.  That discovery can do wonders for our self-esteem, give us a renewed sense of who we are and an acknowledgment of what we are capable of.  

Of course time keeps moving forward and we slowly change as we move with it.  I often think of images caught in portraits as visual milestones on our personal voyage to maturity.  

I shoot these sessions out of my studio in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.  However, it is possible to reserve an environmental shoot at a location special to you. 

We often come across better on camera when we are relaxed, so I aim to make the shoots as fun as possible, while at the same time ensuring the images you receive are beautiful and simple. 

A sitting fee of £195.00 covers the shoot itself, up to 5 wardrobe changes, and either three 7×10 matted prints and their corresponding Jpegs or five edited Jpegs.  Beautiful minimalist leather Graphistudio portfolios feature, as well as Leather Reveal boxes for matted prints and acrylic wall art.  Modern legacy products that you will love!

Studio Products

An example of matted prints that feature in the Portrait shoot fee and are available to buy separately



Prints are available in either glossy HD with vibrant colours, or deep touch matte HD, a silky paper with a wonderful feel and appearance.  These are superior quality prints due to them capturing the full Adobe RGB colour space.  The longevity of these prints are certified at 300 years by the JEITA institute.   

All prints are framed in an elegant pure cotton mat, in black or white.  This means your prints will stand out with an artistic flair, exuding quality and sophistication with every image.   

An open Folio box from the Treasure Collection of Studio Portraits by RLP
An example of a Folio Box which is available as part of a collection of matted prints
A Folio box provided with a Modern Portrait Treasure Collection from Raphael Lionel Photography


The Treasure Collection has options ranging from 5 to 30 matted prints, encased in a storytelling timeless, real Italian leather folio box.  This can be in black or white and detailed with a personal engraving.  



The Cherish Collection contains three options of 5,10 or 20 matted prints in a real Italian leather reveal box.  This has a transparent plexiglass window that allows the top print to be “revealed”.  At any given moment the image may be changed to another in the box.  A great option for keeping all of your favourite prints from your shoot and displaying them on a shelf or bookcase in your home.

A family portrait displayed in black real italian leather reveal with a transparent window part of the cherish collection with RLP
Nine images displayed within one large frame, in landscape from a studio portrait session at Raphael Lionel Photography






A wall portrait with a series of 9 of your favourite prints from your portrait session. These feature in a large mat and available in portrait or landscape. 

A 9up gallery mat with images from a session or series of sessions
this is ME -Alison E

This is Me – Alison – E 

This is Me – Michelle D

Don looking to camera in a suit on a red statement chair, serious and solo

A Modern Portrait – The Don 

Studio Portrait - This is Me Portraits Subject turns to the camera amid a metallic Copper finished backdrop

Studio Shoot – Lufuidy Paxi 

A still from the Raphael Lionel Photography shooting male portraits, an action shot of a male subject, leaning up against a wall, turning to the camera

Male Portraits – Shaun Lakha

Let me tell your story!

As a Birmingham Portrait Photographer, I have a genuine interest in the lives of others and telling personal stories.   If this is important to you, I would love to hear from you!


Feel free to contact me on the button below or if you are in the Jewellery Quarter, let me know and perhaps you can pop in for a coffee and chat!

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