LRWhite: Richmond Photography Studio, Modern Portraits

Lawrence White Portrait Photography 

92 Kew Road Richmond 


Welcome to my web site. 

I offer high quality professional portraits for corporate literature, web sites, social media, advertising and modern head shots for models, dancers and actors portfolios. I work at my large relaxed Richmond Photography Studio or on location in and around London. 


I have been lucky enough to be a professional Portrait Photographer for over 30 years. My clients to name a few have included Rolls Royce, The Bar Council, American Express, Siemens, Coca-Cola UK, Conservative Central Office, Aberdeen Asset Management, Cantor Index and Cadburys. My location photography commissions include work in Canada, USA, the Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Azerbaijan, Singapore and all over Europe.  

Years of experience helps a great deal when presented with situations that sometime have difficult demands like time allowance and “on the go briefs”. Listening is also a large part of the job as clients wishes are always a priority and it is my challenge to deliver them to the best of my ability. 


I am always committed to creating high quality portraiture in a relaxed and friendly way. Pretty much everyone gets a little nervous in front of a camera, from Prime Ministers to actors. That’s why I love to laugh and have a bit of fun at our portrait session. Laughter relaxes everyone and adds that little extra light to the eyes. Even for serious photographs, there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun to lighten the mood. What I look for in pictures: eyes, hands, head tilt, body language, background and use of space. All of these factors help create a unique image. Some of my most special memories are of people I have photographed and the experience we shared. My favourite story during my many years working as a Portrait Photographer was from Lord Healy, a story about the time he first met Winston Churchill, remind me to pass on that story if you book a session. 

Most Recent Testimonials 


Lawrence White is probably one of the best portrait photographers I have ever met. He is very efficient,impressively fast, friendly, with excellent, very witty sense of humour. I felt incredibly calm, relaxed and loved every second of our photo session. The style is what struck me at first, followed by the consistent depth of quality in each of the shots. Lawrence's professionalism is second to none and the service he provides is excellent value for money. I will certainly be recommending his services to all my friends and colleges as I can say with utmost confidence that all of them will be very impressed by the quality and uniqueness that Lawrence creates.  

Svetlana Shlapak 

Senior Solicitor Jan 2015 

I hope you enjoy the web site. If you have any questions please call me on 07956-272672 / 02089915989 or drop me an email at 



Learning sessions



Learning Sessions 



I offer simple explanations and practical demonstrations of basic Photography, such as depth of field. Also in depth lessons on how to use studio lighting in my Richmond studio. I believe that a hands on approach is the best way to understanding the process. After experimenting with lights and taking photographs seeing the results and discussing them explains the effect that lights have. Also we can attempt any idea that you might want to try and achieve. I have a larger range of professional Swiss Elinchrom lights with soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots, beauty lamp and cones. All you need to take fantastic studio photographs. 

At the same time as brushing up on lighting techniques we can learn the best ways and tips to take great portraits. I have various 9 foot backdrops and a host of 4 foot colourful backdrops. I am open to clients bringing friends or family members to practice on. I am sure that we will produce a great set of photographs that you will be proud of and can take home with you the same day. 

I am willing to teach basic Photoshop and Lightroom to assist you in bringing the best out of your work. I find people learn so much quicker when they are shown and then try themselves. 


All learning sessions are tailor made to your needs. Just email me lolrwhite@gmail.com or call me on 07965 272672 and we will take it from there. 



I offer lessons on how to improve you photography when on location, travel or holiday. I run small groups on some Sundays or individual lessons if you wish. My studio in Richmond is very close to Chiswick House and Kew Gardens. These places provide ideal locations for small field trips in London. After taking some photographs we return to the studio and down load the images. Then we discuss the merits of each shot and possible ways of how you might improve them. 

I also offer help and advice with Event Photography and wedding Photography. Simple ways to improve lighting with fill in flash, composition and techniques that come in useful when encountering difficult lighting conditions and spaces. 


All learning sessions are tailor made to your needs. Just email me lolrwhite@gmail.com or call me on 07965 272672 and we will take it from there. 

Pricing starts at £65 for a two hour individual session. 

Group session start at £50 per person for a two hour session.