David Yiu Photography

  • Contact Name
    David Yiu
  • About
    Hi there!

    I’m a experienced Headshot Photographer based in Beckenham, South-East London. I’ve been a photographer for the last 9 years and have worked with a whole variety of people, from the extremely confident to the very shy, I’m easy going and will work hard to make sure that you are happy with all the photos that you receive.

    It doesn’t matter if you are a complete newcomer to acting or have been doing it for years, your headshot is important. It can be daunting, thinking of having your headshot taken, but we will work together to provide you with a selection of headshots that not only show who you are, but who you are at your absolute best!

    My studio is located in Beckenham with easy access either by car or train (regular service from London Bridge, Charing Cross, Waterloo, Victoria, Lewisham).

    I own my studio and so I can give you the full benefit of shooting in a studio environment with lighting and outside with natural light without charging lots to cover central London rental costs!

    All of my sessions are friendly and relaxed, when you arrive, we will be able to sit down in a comfortable environment with a cup of tea or coffee and discuss the shoot ahead and the type of headshots that you are looking to achieve. We regularly review the images as we go so that you can give feedback on what you like, so as the session goes on we can adapt as needed.

    Your session will never feel rushed and I tailor every session towards you as an individual, this means we will get the best headshots that are right for you and that will help you stand out from the crowd.

    I shoot throughout the week, Monday - Saturday and have both morning (10am) and afternoon (12pm and 2pm) sessions.

    If you would like to get in touch just send me an email (contact@davidyiu.com) or call 07368335165

    If you would like to book a session with me, please see the pricing page on my site and you can book in directly with a date and time that suits you!

    Rates:

    Basic - £200 (Students: £180):
    - 2 Hours
    - unlimited clothing changes
    - all images from session uploaded to an online gallery
    - 3 professionally edited images
    - in studio and outdoors (Weather permitting).

    Standard - £300 (Students: £270):
    - 3 Hours
    - unlimited clothing changes
    - all images from session uploaded to an online gallery
    - 5 professionally edited images
    - in studio and outdoors (Weather permitting)

    Deluxe - £400 (Students: £360):
    - 4 Hours
    - unlimited changes
    - all images from the session uploaded to an online gallery
    - 8 professionally edited images
    - in studio and outdoors (Weather permitting)

Contact Details

Testimonials

Carl Ferguson
Taken on the set of 'Going Under' www.davidyiu.com
Katherine Vernez Gray
David Yiu is a brilliant photographer. His photos not only look professionally outstanding, he also is extremely warm and friendly. He made me feel relaxed and he took the time and effort to find out what I wanted. He also has a great technique that helped me achieve it. I was so impressed by the finished results of my photos. They look even better than I could imagine.
Pialy Mallik
Pialy Mallik
Actor
David is very professional and a very well known photographer within the Industry. I highly recommend him !
Katie Oughtibridge
Incredible photographer, especially for me who isn’t easily comfortable in front of a camera being my raw self. So chatty, and loved his style and process. Highly recommend.
Shelley McDonald
David is a sound guy with good communication skills and gets you comfortable to ensure you get the best pictures. I recommend.
Madeleine Gray
Professional and friendly, the shots look colourful and expressive and that is exactly what I was after!
Lawrence Vincent
Amazing photographer with a very relaxed and bright environment. I highly recommend him.
Ronald Moger
Ronald Moger
Actor
A professional and inspired photographer, David guided me to bring out a great range of photographs of which I'm incredibly proud.
Sam Hanna
Sam Hanna
Actor
Excellent! Friendly, warm, and professional
Wesley Sinclair
Wesley Sinclair
Voice Over: English
Great Photographer to work with and has amazing final images.
Kerry Holmes
Kerry Holmes
Actor
David was really great to work with and I was delighted with he headshots
India Rushton-Dray
David was extremely professional and put me at ease instantly, he was generous with his time and expertise and delivered a large range of fantastic shots for me to choose from. Would highly recommend.
Iveta Drulyte
He's amazing and truly a professional. Knows what he's doing and makes it easier for you to pose. Very friendly atmosphere and a good laugh together. Found it easy to work with him and the outcome is incredible, I'm very happy with the pictures and thankful for all the advices. Really hope to work with him again in the future. Definitely recommend him.
David Hanson-Addai
I absolutely loved my session with David Yiu! He made me feel more than relaxed and lived up to everything he says on his website: www.davidyiu.com. I was extremely impressed with how much character expressions he was able to get out of me and successfully capture! He used some very clever methods. He understood my passion for film and the roles I want to go for and really helped me achieve the right look for these roles. He explains very clearly all about headshots and how his shoot will run, I was very well informed. I was also very pleased with the service provided, everything is clear, fast communication and a real understanding of the industry and what an actor needs for a successful headshot. The way the photos are sent are also very professional and you get plenty of time to choose from a wide range of photos. I love the fact that your agent also has access to your gallery in order help you decide in a very quick and easy way. I highly recommend David Yiu! I certainly will be going again, very good value for money, extremely friendly and fun to work with! 10/10 100% Thank You David Yiu!
James King
James King
Actor
David's a great guy; really friendly, relaxed atmosphere in the shoots and gives you a wide variety to choose from.
Tom Dillon-McEvoy
Couldn't recommend enough, absolutely phenomenal quality, brilliant guy, amazing!
Seamus Newham
I was very pleased with the photographer David Yiu. I enjoyed the session and he allowed me enough time to feel relaxed. There are plenty of photos to choose from and it was good value for money.
Abigail Sarfas
Very thorough comfortable shoot. Very friendly. High-quality images.
Olga Koutova
Olga Koutova
Actor
Great photographer! Very friendly and helpful guidance through the session.
James Sherwood
Great session, relaxed and managed to work varying styles via a great mix of lighting states. Have no hesitations about using David in the future :)
Sarah Fowkes
Sarah Fowkes
Actor
David was very professional and very happy withe the results
Dawn Rose Summers
David has produced some great professional headshots for me and he managed to put me at ease so much that I even started to enjoy having my picture taken for once!
Helen Evans
Helen Evans
Actor
David was wonderful to work with. He made it easy, relaxed and fun. I not only have some great shots showing my range, I also have this which is the most "like me" photograph I have ever had taken.
Helga Ragnars
David was a wonderful photographer to work with. He made me feel very comfortable and we achieved some awesome results!
Basil Massy
Basil Massy
Actor
David is very charming and professional. He put me instantly at my ease, he has a great studio based at his house and used the garden too, for the shoot. in a two hour shoot he took 665 shots for me to review in a range of outfits, locations and attitudes. I was very impressed!
Aneta Piotrowska
David is a great photographer and a lovely person, too:) The session was very relaxed, with many different set ups and delicious coffee. I'm very pleased with my headshots.
Nick Hyde
Nick Hyde
Actor
Dave provided a masterful service. Getting headshots taken is an intimate, and sometimes uncomfortable experience. David, however, made me feel completely at ease, allowing me to loosen up. He took a vast array of photos, all of which were excellent. The retouching service was rapid but flawless, producing some extremely high-quality headshots. Thanks again, Dave!
Ludovic Moktary
David is a great artist, he makes me confortable for the shooting and has plenty of ideas. I truly recommend him !
Rebecca Hutchins
David made me feel instantly comfortable when I arrived at his studio and was incredibly helpful, directing and advising me with each photo. I would recommend him to everyone looking to get brilliant headshots at a very reasonable price.
Raffaella Di Palma
David is such a great photographer, I really felt comfortable shooting with him and am so happy with my headshots.
Matt Colyer
Matt Colyer
Actor
David was a fantastic photographer with a great energy and enthusiasm. He immediately made me feel relaxed and confident and I love the rang of looks and moods he got out of me during out session. I would highly recommend him.
George Mott
George Mott
Actor
Couldn't recommend David more. Out of all the head shots I have ever had I can safely say this was the easiest. He is really professional and has a well structured session plan which is easy to understand and follow. His direction was fantastic and he is an overall nice guy.
Thomas Schneesche
It was brilliant, I really enjoyed working with David. He is a very nice guy and his methods and technique resulted in a very productive session! It was amazing to have so many good pictures to choose from!
Russell Kilmister
I got exactly the shots I wanted from our session. I'd say David is one of the best head shot photographers in the business.
Isaac Bernier-Doyle
Fantastic photographer; great experience; excellent value for money. Would recommend to anyone looking for headshots.
Chantelle Rance
Really great photographer! Super friendly and made me feel really comfortable taking the photos. Gave me some awesome images to take away for fantastic value. Would highly recommend!!
Sean Meyer
Sean Meyer
Actor
Have always dreaded getting headshots taken. I'm (obviously) not a model, and unlike any other photographer I've used David was extremely adept at putting me at ease and directing my actions and thoughts to achieve some great results. Thank you!
Francis Quigley
Brilliant photographer, highly professional studio and character. Warm and welcoming. Makes a good cup of tea also.
Alan Wai
Alan Wai
Actor
David is such a professional and an absolute joy to work with. His approach is straight forward yet fun and relaxing, and guarantees some great results. Great photographer, and equally a great bloke!
Christopher Fosh
David Yiu Photographer is a legend, he puts you at total ease as soon as you walk in the door. I can not praise him enough on being a true professional at his job and at the final results. Thank you David, your a god....
Jane Hibbs
Jane Hibbs
Actor
I thoroughly enjoyed my day of headshot taking, all thanks to Dave. He was very professional, and helped me feel very welcome and comfortable in his studio and in front of the camera. I was given loads of helpful advice on clothing choices and demonstrating different characters. The hard part was choosing the photos, as they were all great quality. I absolutely loved my final edits and would happily recommend Dave to anyone looking for high quality photos with a unique style.
Rosalyn Cosgrove
Fabulous headshots. lovely calm and friendly environment. Would recommend him to anyone!
Thomas Cunningham
I will not be able to praise David enough for the overall quality of service he provided. It was vital to me that I found a relaxed and welcoming environment to be within whilst having my first professional set of photographs taken and David provided the most comfortable atmosphere I could have hoped for. The final images I received, I believe, have given me the greatest chance in standing out amongst the crowd whilst starting my professional acting career and I would happily recommend his work to any friend and colleague.
Lisa Hurst
Lisa Hurst
Actor
David was very professional and down-to-earth during our photo session. The turnaround with the shots was very fast, and his pictures are top quality. I would definitely recommend his work to anybody looking for the best. Thanks again, David :)
Carl Ferguson
Taken on the set of 'Going Under' www.davidyiu.com

Mandy members

George Mott
Thomas Schneesche
Isaac Bernier-Doyle
Seamas Hewison
Sean Meyer
Francis Quigley
Alan Wai
Toby TJ Griffin
Matt Colyer
Christopher Fosh
Jane Hibbs
Charlie Raine
Saish Shete
Rosalyn Cosgrove
Thomas Cunningham
Charlotte Jaconelli
Robert Carretta
Leah Taylor Judge
Ludovic Moktary
Simon Rhys-Jones

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