About us

Welcome to Oliver Doran Studios

Located in the heart of Jersey, Oliver Doran Studios is where everyday people experience the magic of magazine-style photography. Led by British/French portrait and editorial photographer Oliver Doran, our studio is dedicated to capturing authentic, compelling images that tell your unique story.

At Oliver Doran Studios, we believe everyone deserves to feel like a star. Whether you’re looking to commemorate a special milestone, update your personal branding, or simply enjoy a fun and memorable photoshoot, our team is here to provide you with an unforgettable experience. We specialise in creating cinematic, high-quality portraits that rival those found in prestigious publications around the world.

Oliver Doran

Portrait & Editorial Photographer

Oliver Doran stands out as a celebrated photographer, merging the rawness and authenticity of portrait photography with a cinematic editorial imagery.

Known for capturing spontaneous, heartfelt moments, his work is distinguished by its genuine emotion and carefully crafted compositions.

Oliver’s knack for putting subjects at ease has garnered him acclaim and a diverse clientele across the UK and beyond. In 2008, he ventured to the Middle East, enriching his portfolio and perspective, before returning to Jersey in 2020 to establish a studio dedicated to chronicling the lives we live.

Oliver Doran’s clientele spans esteemed brands like Cartier and Dior, notable magazines such as GQ, Esquire, and Cosmopolitan, and celebrities including Robert De Niro, Lewis Hamilton, and Colin Firth.

Ani-Lu Doran

Studio Manager & Stylist

Meet Ani Lu Doran, the creative force behind Oliver Doran Studios. As Studio Manager, Stylist, Creative Partner, Loving Wife, Mother, Ani-Lu, not only oversees the studio’s daily operations but also collaborates closely with Oliver to conceptualise and execute inspiring photo shoots. With a deep passion for fashion and a background in wardrobe styling and personal shopping, Ani-Lu brings a distinctive flair to every project, empowering clients both locally in Jersey and internationally to discover their unique style identities. Her creative vision and attention to detail have played a pivotal role in shaping the studio’s artistic direction, ensuring each client receives a bespoke experience that reflects their individuality and aspirations.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Ani-Lu’s interests in cooking and hospitality—shared with Oliver—underscore her commitment to creating a welcoming and nurturing environment at Oliver Doran Studios. Together, they foster a culture of creativity and excellence, where every photograph tells a story and every client interaction is infused with warmth and professionalism.

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Commercial Photography & Film Productions

Working either solo or with a trusted team, we are quick to respond and often travel between Jersey, London, and Dubai for projects. Oliver’s skill in blending technical know-how with storytelling makes him a go-to for brands worldwide.

Mission Statement

Our core mission is to capture and preserve the essence of life’s milestones through legacy portraits and video interviews. We specialise in creating heirloom-quality products that tell your unique story, ensuring that your memories are cherished for generations to come. Oliver shoots from his studio in Jersey and travels globally for private and commercial commissions.

  • Capturing Timeless Moments: Our mission is to immortalise life’s most precious moments through the art of photography. We strive to capture the essence of each individual’s story, creating timeless images that resonate with emotion and authenticity.
  • Inclusive and Accessible Photography: We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the transformative power of a professional photoshoot. Our flexible pricing strategy is designed to be inclusive, offering various options to accommodate different budgets. We aim to make our services accessible to all, regardless of economic background.
  • Embracing Technological Innovation: At the forefront of our mission is the commitment to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving world of photography. We continuously embrace cutting-edge technology, notably AI, to enhance our creative process and offer unique experiences to our clients.
  • Cultural Documentation and Archiving: A key aspect of our work is the documentation and preservation of contemporary life and culture. We aim to create a visual archive that captures the essence of today’s society for future generations to reflect upon.
  • Universal Respect and Equality: We treat every client with the same level of respect and dedication, whether they are celebrities, royals, or everyday individuals. Our studio is a space where everyone is valued equally, and their stories are told with the same level of care and attention.
  • Beyond Photography – Video and Audio Narratives: Our services extend beyond still photography. We engage in capturing video and audio interviews, delving into personal branding, self-discovery, and cultural narratives. These interviews are not just about creating content but are aimed at archiving thoughts, experiences, and helping individuals find purpose and meaning in their lives.
  • Commitment to Charity and Animal Welfare: We are dedicated to supporting charitable causes, particularly those focused on animal welfare and habitat conservation. Our studio frequently donates art for auctions, offers vouchers for charity raffles, and participates in events that contribute to these vital causes. We believe in using our art to make a positive impact and support the well-being of animals and the environment.

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