London lifestyle photographer Michael Heffernan
I am an award winning lifestyle and advertising photographer and I have been shooting worldwide for more than twenty years. My clients are creative agencies and production companies and in addition I am increasingly photographing for the in-house design teams of major worldwide brands. I thrive shooting in challenging situations on location or in the studio and I’m quick to adapt to the different people and cultures that I encounter on my shoots. Interacting with people, putting them at ease and gently encouraging them is key to my approach. My goal is to always capture those authentic moments that tell the clients story.
Phone : + 44 (0) 07768688624
David Jenkinson. Head of design and experience at Pearlfisher
I’ve been lucky enough to work with Michael on many shoots over the years and can honestly say his amazing skill as a photographer is matched only by being a genuinely great bloke to spend time with and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to anyone.
Darren Richardson. Creative Director, Gardiner Richardson
Photo shoots are high pressure situations where expectations are always high. I've worked with Michael on international shoots not only because he's a first class photographers and always delivers killer shots, but he also just fantastic company and an absolute joy to be with on a shoot. Can't recommend him highly enough. A legend.
Paul Thompson. Freelance Art Director
Without doubt Michael is one of the most energetic and dynamic photographers that I have worked with in over thirty years of art directing. His ever present professionalism ensures a relentless pursuit of excellence - to get THE shot with every situation that he is presented with.
Robin Atkins. Creative Director, Ogilvy
I think of the shoots I did with Michael as among the best and most rewarding of my career. In particular the ones we did in the rice fields of Bali and the maze Fields of deepest Brazil were not only very demanding on the planning and logistics side, but were also (and most importantly) amazing in the beautiful imagery that we came back with. Michael didn’t just fulfil the brief brilliantly, he went way beyond it and captured some amazing library imagery for our client which meant that they got much more than they could have dreamed of from the shoots.
Thomas Caslin. Art Director, Weber Shandwick
Michael is an excellent photographer. I commissioned him to shoot portraits of employees for a very large and prestigious client and from our first contact, he was incredibly professional and attuned to achieving the creative results we desired. Working with Michael was collaborative and his invaluable experience and deep knowledge of his craft and his tools helped deliver a stunning project. We will certainly be working together again in the future. I cannot recommend him enough!
Gareth Rutter. Creative Director, Bellow
Michael is a true master of his craft, a consummate professional and a good person to fly half way around the world with to shoot a big job. We did a shoot together in South Africa for One Life, a Luxembourg based Insurance company. It's still, in my 20 years of design, my favourite shoot. The photography is amazing. I could not recommend Micheal highly enough.