Portrait Photography


Portraits are my true love when it comes to photography. I strive to show, through my images not only a portrait of someone but also to show something of my subjects personality. Whether they are a newborn a child, family group or anyone looking for a creative portrait. I try to bring out the inner personality of that person or group of people. I am looking to produce images that are not only portraits of people on the outside but also say something about who they really are. On top of this I am looking to create eye catching images that look fantastic around your home.

Take a look at some more of my work in my Portraits Photography Gallery.

Central York based portrait studio

My portrait studio is easy to get to. Based on Micklegate within the beautiful medieval walls of York. Parking available on the street right outside the portrait studio. It is situated above Dannie Lea hair and beauty  – click here for directions


Location Family & individual Portraits

Most of my family portraits are taken out on location. Creating relaxed, informal portraits either in your own homes and gardens or out and about in one of Yorkshires many beautiful locations. Travel within a 30 mile radius of York is included but I do travel all over the country and abroad with my work so please get in touch to discuss further travel options.

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we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. Yorkshire itself has many beautiful cities, towns and country locations in places like York, Harrogate, Leeds, Knaresborough, Thirsk, otley etc. Make the most of where we live and enjoy a day out capturing you and your family in all of Yorkshires splendour.

Here is a list of beautiful and popular places I do a lot of my portrait sessions in and around York, Harrogate etc to give you some inspiration.




All portrait shoots include:

  • Choice between Studio portrait or location portrait of your choice
  • High end editing and post production
  • Image files come with full usage rights
  • Private online gallery where you can view, choose and share your favourite pictures
  • Choose your images in the comfort of your own home
  • Travel expenses within 30 mile radius of York, England (please call to discuss further travel)

Have a look at some of my work at my Portraits Photography Gallery

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There are many extras for you to tailor your package further, including beautiful hand made frames, albums and Photo-films.

Please get in touch to chat further about your personalised photo experience.

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Check out my packages and prices here.

Email nikpickard@me.com

use the Contact button

or call 07762 240375

I look forward to hearing from you soon.





We’re I’m at!

Faces are my thing. I’ve always really known that but after a time of reflection as well as feedback from friends, peers and clients, I’ve realised it’s what I do best, because it’s what I’m most interested in.
I love taking individual head and shoulder shots (if I can include hands all the better, like a face.. they tell a story too). Looking into someone’s eyes, the window to the soul, getting to know them within the space of our shoot, understand what makes them tick and getting them to relax. It’s all part of what I do.
I work with all types of people from all walks of life. From directors of multinational companies to creative individuals like dancers, artists and musicians. I find so much interest in all the people I meet and I guess it is this interest in people and their stories that attracts me to this particular personal portrait style of photography.
Families together tell a story too. More and more I am moving away from pedestrian looking family snaps and find myself concentrating on individuals and smaller groups. When taking group shots I’m really looking to capture the interaction between family members both implied and not implied. Capturing something that looks good and describes the family dynamic at a glance!

Having taken photographs professionally for over 15 years, my understanding of the camera and best glass (lens) to use in the moment is second nature and this enables me to be in the moment and capture what’s going on in front of me.
One of the things I hear time and time again from my clients is how relaxed I made them feel from the get go. Often they are quite nervous turning up to the studio or on location, not knowing what to expect. That is such an important part of my job, and I’m told makes me stand out, making people feel at ease very early on. It’s the only way I can get the picture my clients and me are looking for.
My style is distinct, it’s therefore not for everyone and I have let go of chasing every potential client. I want to concentrate on where my strengths lie and with the clients who love what I do. That way I can deliver my best work. Nowadays I find the people that book me have seen my work, love my style and because of this, want to book me personally for their shoot. Often changing their plans if I’m unavailable. This is such a compliment for me. It is what I have been working towards for the last 15yrs.
If you’re looking for commercial portraits, family portraits or individual portraits and you like what you see then please get in touch. If you love my style, I would love to take your pictures.
My website is nikphoto.com, FB: Nik Pickard photography

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