We met as art students in the mid 80s, and both graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design, having specialised in photography.

Whilst I began working straight away as a freelance portrait photographer in the entertainment world, Bean honed her skills working as an assistant to several portrait and advertising photographers in London. Sent on assignments all across the globe, photographing celebrities from the music, film and TV industries, I soon learnt to think fast and shoot even faster!  

Collaborations followed later on both studio photography projects and music video productions, however, by this time we were married with two small children and we made the decision to move away from the London media scene to the beauty of the Oxfordshire countryside. 

For the past 20 plus years we have made it our aim to ensure that all portrait sessions are relaxed and stress-free, with everyone made to feel confident about having their picture taken, from the very reluctant teenager to the most time-pressed CEO.


On the shoot, Jules managed to put the whole family at ease and capture the ‘twinkle’ of each of our daughters. The editing from the Jules and Bean team just added the magic to the already fantastic photographs.
— Clare


Corporate clients have included Microsoft, EMAP, IPC, GMTV, BBC Worldwide, St John's College Oxford, OUP, Nielsen, Iron Arrow Consulting, Serotec, Oxford Biosensors, EMI, Decca and Sony Music.


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