Olivia is a gifted and sensitive artist. She produced for the BBC unusually beautiful photographs that brought depth, humour and vibrancy to our website. Manuela Rotstein, SEO & Digital Marketing Consultant, BBC

There have over time, been numerous photographers commissioned to take pictures of me in my studio; the approach of Olivia Hemingway was among the more interesting and the results amongst the most satisfactory.  Sir Quentin Blake, Illustrator

Thank you Olivia, if only they were all so easy. Sir Patrick Stewart, Actor

That were a piece of [cake!] Jodie Whittaker, Actor

She’s the new Pennie Smith. Mick Jones, Musician

Olivia is a pleasure to work with and her photography is outstanding.  The circumstances we were tasked to work with on the shoot were far from ideal - yet, to the contrary, the results were stunning. They reflected the requirements of our brand guidelines completely. They really captured the essence of each (amateur) model and are well used throughout our communications.  Among Olivia's many skills is the ability to really engage the subject so they feel relaxed, yet at the same time, she is able to direct them and take warm and 'natural' candid shots.  She's a complete professional and I can't recommend her strongly enough.  Joost Lafèbre, Designer, British Lung Foundation


Olivia Hemingway is a highly organized, detail oriented and innovative photographer to work with. As an experienced and creditable photographer, Olivia’s approach to her work is both personable, yet professional. Her commitment to her client’s objectives, combined with her artistic intelligence and outstanding ability to develop conceptual ideas into an amazing finished product makes Olivia Hemingway a photographer of choice. I have no issue with recommending Olivia as one of the best professional photographers in the market today. Adam Cox, Executive Advisor for the Corporate Strategy Board at CEB


Olivia understood the brief quickly and was helpful in creating ideas for the shoots. On the day she created a relaxed atmosphere. She blended into the background, making the children feel comfortable so that she could capture the really natural moments we needed. Anna Serocold, Designer, Cog Design: ABRSM Rebranding


Olivia is an extremely personable and professional photographer. I am not used to being in front of the camera and she put me at ease. She gave me gentle direction and took some wonderful shots. I never felt awkward or nervous, and the pictures came out great. Her work is wonderful and I enjoyed every minute of the shoot. I would work with her every day if I could. Yasmeen Ismail, Illustrator and Writer


I absolutely love working with Liv, whether it’s in the midst of backstage madness in the middle of a West End show or just relaxing at her place with my pet hamster. Liv is so chilled, she just captures everything beautifully & finds those special little details that make all the difference. Paul Kaye, Actor

[Olivia Hemingway] is an experienced photographer, artist and educator.  She is a highly skilled communicator with extensive experience of schools and college work.  I would not hesitate to recommend her. Lindsay O'Nions, Film Curator and Cross Arts Producer, Barbican Creative Learning


I have been

working with Olivia Hemingway

and I would say

she has a way

with image and word

and she should be heard 

and seen. John Hegley, Poet


I worked with Olivia on a photography project for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Olivia's photography was both inspirational and innovate as it captured the essence of the hospital environment, the young patients experiences, their friendships with one another and their strong personalities in the face of adversity. As the graphic designer responsible for the layout and design of the final displays I found Olivia's insight into her work and suggestions on best content made my role much smoother. Steven D'Arcy-Chambers, Designer

I have worked with Olivia at both the Barbican and Great Ormond Street Hospital on a variety of projects in different mediums and range of ages and groups. She is highly talented and cares passionately about the participants and the work.  Susie Hall, Head of Arts at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

From the beginning it was clear that Olivia really understood our aims and brief and she had a very clear vision for the series. Olivia has always been incredibly hard working and done everything she can to make sure the project is a success. On days when we had several shoots back to back she was able to work quickly without compromising any of the quality of her work and without the subject ever feeling rushed. At times the project has been very emotional, when we have photographed and interviewed terminally ill patients and recently bereaved family members. Olivia has handled this with sensitivity, compassion and professionalism. She has a fantastic way with people, making sure they are at ease and reassuring anyone who was nervous. As a result all of the portraits are very natural and relaxed. Olivia has an incredible attention to detail and ability to tell stories through her photography. The finished portraits are of really high quality and will be treasured by the people photographed and the Hospice for years to come.  Emily Clark, 40th Anniversary Manager, St Gemma’s Hospice