The Portrait Kitchen

Welcome to The Portrait Kitchen.

Are you looking to take your hat images to the next level?

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'Kizzie' by Donna Hartley Millinery

Our mission.

To create high impact photographs for our clients of their beautiful hats that shout “buy me.”

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Jennifer Rowley Millinery

We photograph hats to create an emotional connection.

Humans are visual and emotion plays a big part in our buying process. So together, let’s create lots of emotion with your hats and our photography.

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Francesca Bellis Jones Millinery

Image matters.

Good images can enhance and differentiate your brand.

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Diana Cavagnaro Millinery

One stop solution.

Baffled by photography tech talk? We are here to remove that confusion. Whatever your image needs, we’ve got them covered.

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'Blanche' by Jane Fryers Millinery


We understand that times are tough. Moving to pro images should be seen as investing in your future. We have multiple price options to suit most budgets.

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'Norah's Bloom' by Donna Hartley Millinery

Ladies with an attitude.

There are models and then there are millinery models. We have a choice of many models that we have mentored to emote the power of a hat. All looks, all ages and all attitudes.

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'Lanza Mardi Gras' by Donna Hartley Millinery

If you can send it, we can shoot it.

London, New York, Paris, Sydney? Not based in the UK? No problem. Wherever you are in the world we can photograph your hats. Courier them to us and we will do the rest.

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'Zest and Zing' by Sarah Ross Millinery

Hi and thank you for visiting The Portrait Kitchen. We are Jon and Anjee, a UK based couple with one goal; to create great hat images for the millinery community.

We love photographing beautiful hats on beautiful women. A hat is a fashion statement and we want to help you embolden that statement so your work shines.

We provide a full end to end image design service from discovery, conceptualising your shoot, model management, image capture, edit/retouch, output (web, print and multimedia) as well as answering any questions you have. We provide a one stop solution to milliners who want to take their hat images to the next level.

We have millinery clients from all over the world who send us their hats to be professionally photographed so if you can ship it, we can shoot it.

We also provide one to one photography coaching if you want to skill up your own photographs.

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What Milliners Say About Us

Notes by Donna Hartley Millinery

The Portrait Kitchen is a great way for us to get professional photos of our hats taken.  The professionalism of Jon and Anjee is superb. They project managed the whole shoot for us. We have a way we want things done and both Jon & Anjee delivered on that brilliantly. Milliners around the world can take advantage of this service however much we want to keep these gems a secret.

Donna and Joanne
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Jon shot some of the most beautiful and striking images I have seen of my hats.  We talked on the phone before the shoot and he sent me photographs of a good selection of models.  Those we chose were all lovely and highly professional.  I decided to use a make up artist and the lady Jon introduced me to was incredibly talented and was a real asset to the shoot.

We had a busy but relaxed and laughter-filled afternoon with lots of tea and cake, and everyone was delighted with the end results.

Jane Fryers
'Velvet Rose' by Gemma Holley Millinery

“Anjee and Jon have a great set up that they have built in their large kitchen. It is so homely and welcoming. There is none of the fuss and formality of a large photo studio. It feels more like you are visiting friends.

Anjee is always on hand to help keep the show on the road with the models and MUA and I was encouraged to take an active part in the styling so I got exactly what I wanted.

Jon really understands how to use light with his photography to make so my hats stood out.

If you want to take your millinery to the next level with magazine quality images that you can then use for marketing I can’t recommend Jon and Anjee highly enough.”

Gemma Holley
Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery
Jon and Anjee shot product style images of several of my millinery pieces in September 2020.
At The Portrait Kitchen, by their characteristic passionate attention to detail, Jon and Anjee offer a wrap-around photographic service creating stunning portrait style images which highlight and enhance the creativity of a milliner’s work. One of Jon’s specialities is to create drama, using contrast back drops to highlight, in my case, millinery and through his clever use of lighting he appears to almost effortlessly create images that bring your product to life.
Jon edits the images he shoots and then provides a WeTransfer file of the images, in the size you require. His flexible friendly operation is characterised by huge professionalism and dedication to the his art of photography.
Thank you both so much.
Margaret Woodliff Wright
The Portrait Kitchen ‘Blue Sky’ by Sarah Ross Millinery

“Great opportunity to work with a creative team who have an extensive knowledge of millinery photography. Jon and Anjee have really thought their offering through and are so welcoming. I’d highly recommend them.”

Sarah Ross Millinery