Portraits {new site}

Today is an exciting day! I am officially launching Ria Mishaal Portraits to the world. I have been shooting ‘environmental’ portraits all my career outside or in my clients’ homes, but about a year ago I set up a studio in my garden, hand-painted my own backdrops and have been creating truly authentic and artistic portraits in a studio setting.

My portrait business focuses on children and families, really to the heart of what is most important to me, from timeless multi-generational portraits to beautiful fantasy pieces with children and their favourite animals. I have very lucky to photograph many of my former wedding couples’ new children and families.

I flourish in the private and relaxed nature of the studio setting, and have extended my range to personal branding for those who want authentic and empowering images for their business promotion.

I would be delighted if you would visit Ria Mishaal Portraits, or if you were to read some of the very kind words below.

“Ria’s attention to detail in the preparation and execution of the photo shoot was absolutely spot on. The make up, hair styling and studio made for the perfect shoot, I am so pleased with the images. Is it difficult to choose from the vast selection of fantastic images, Ria is an extremely talented photographer.

I am thrilled to have such stunning pictures of both Emily and mum, it is fantastic to have so many beautifully composed pictures of the most important people in my life. Obtaining a photo of the three generations together has been an aspiration of mine for ages, I am so happy that Ria captured the images so beautifully.

Emily is fascinated by the Hedgehog photo, she absolutely loves it! The concept is brilliant, realising child fantasies through art that can be cherished for years.”

– Sarah

“It was such a pleasure doing this shoot with Ria. She fills the studio with a calm, creative atmosphere and has an incredible eye for detail.

I confess, I’m not normally not very good at having my picture taken. I worry about pulling funny faces, my messy hair and blinking all the time (and I’ve reached an age when light isn’t always my friend!). But Ria made me feel absolutely at ease, right from the planning stage so that by the time we got to the studio I was calm and relaxed, and I really enjoyed everything about the shoot.

And the results are amazing! Ria has captured a glamorous side to me that I never knew I had. Now all I have to do is decide which one goes on the back cover of my next book (such a tricky choice).”

– Helen Scales

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