Professional studio portrait photo of Mike Thornton from StillVision Photography in Cambridge.

Meet Mike!

Hi! I’m Mike and I live in beautiful Cambridge city, close to all the University colleges and businesses where I shoot the majority of my work.

My photography business was an experiment I started back in 2007 and to my surprise, it’s still going strong 17 years later! I wanted to be a rock-star really and fell into professional photography and business ownership by accident. Photography had always been a hobby and the variety that comes with working for oneself appealed to me. Running a photography business was a logical step and since 2007, my business has gone from strength to strength.

Today, I’m typically commissioned by local, national and international companies and shoot a great variety of business-use images. This includes headshot portraits, editorial stories, conferences, events, product photography and company branding portfolios. I have a professional studio, yet spend the majority of my time on location with the brilliant businesses, institutions & business people I work for.

I also shoot weddings and family photography under my own name ( and have received an Olympus wedding photography finalist award and been an Emma’s Diary photographer of the month.

“Working well with professional business people is all about being good with professional business people.  Years of experience has taught me that.  Photography is only half the story!  My clients are almost never professional models so appreciate my friendly, zero pressure approach.  I work hard to bring out the best in my subjects, whoever they are.”

So, if you’re a tech entrepreneur looking for a start-up portfolio, an individual looking for professional headshots, an educational institution looking for event or conference photography, a company putting an annual report together, or an organisation looking to commission PR/advertising images for a new company website, I’d be delighted to hear from you.