headshot portrait in library
headshot portrait in library
Black and white portrait by window light
Black and white portrait by window light
Headshot Portrait on White Background
Headshot Portrait on White Background
Conleth on Stage
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Portrait Photographer

I have been a portrait photographer since 2011 when I was contracted by Johnston Press to freelance for the local weekly papers. I was thrown in at the deep end with one very useful piece of advice from the news editor. He said; “remember one thing. Faces sell papers”! These were, and still are community based papers more concerned with what local people are doing than in breaking headline news.

I travelled around the area meeting and photographing people. These were usually people who had reached or achieved life milestones, were participating in services to the community, supporting local causes and so on. But they were ordinary people who had one thing in common; they didn’t like to have their picture taken! They thought they didn’t look good in photos. I think I was able to prove them wrong. It was my job to make them look good, and I did!

Portrait Photography

Book a portrait photography session from as little as £50.00. You will be able to view your photos in a private online gallery. From your gallery, you can purchase digital downloads, or order prints or enlargements for delivery direct to your door. Check out my sample gallery here.

Family Portrait Photographer

family portrait photographer lionel mitchell

A family portrait session can be arranged at your home, a local park or another place that is significant to you. We can discuss the style of photography you would like. It is fine to use your home environment as a setting or I can bring backgrounds with me and make it look like your family portraits have been shot in a studio. Outdoors is also great though and if there is a park or a beach or other location that are meaningful for you why not think about a family portrait session there.

We can manage small family groups at our small Lisburn studio but for larger groups we use a large studio 5 minutes drive from Belfast city centre and accessible by public transport. There is free parking and private changing facilities are available.

Headshot Photography

As an aspiring or established actor or model, you will always need up to date creative headshots for your portfolio and online presence. Professional photography is always preferred by agencies and as it’s all about creating that perfect first impression you will not want to compromise with phone shots!

In business, you want to make the right first impression with potential clients. You want to appear approachable, professional and trustworthy. People do business with people they know, like and trust. The first impression you make is likely to be with your online profile, whether that be on you company website or other online presence. You will want your profile picture to make that perfect first impression.

Find out more about my Individual or Business Headshot Photography and Book

Some Recent Portrait Work

My Environmental Portraiture Project

In 2020 I commenced a personal project in Environmental Portraiture with the aim to produce a body of work of exhibition or panel standard. Progress came to an abrupt halt in the spring of 2020 with the Coronavirus pandemic forcing us all into lockdown. I did manage to achieve two shoots before lockdown. Derek, an actor, model and collector of some very interesting pieces, and Andrew, an actor and film producer.

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