Asya from ABL Photography has been taking photographs of our children since 2009 and is absolutely fantastic. The children are put at ease straight away with Asya making them laugh and generally having fun which means the photographs are wonderful. The parents always love the photographs and we have many people ordering each time. Asya has the photograph proofs ready for the parents and orders are returned on time. I would recommend Asya every time.

Little Acorns Pre-School Manager, Twyford

15th January 2020

We couldn’t be happier with, not only, the results of our session with Asya but also her flexibility, warm personality and ability to get our children to pose with a genuine smile on their faces! It was lovely to be able to have the photos taken in our garden and friends have commented on the great quality of the photos taken

Lucinda, Wargrave

5th January 2020

Our company have worked with Asya for more than five years, creating portraits of all our employees for use on the company website as well as in proposals and presentations.
She has always been both highly professional and warm in her approach, working with her subjects to put them at their ease and to produce relaxed engaging portraits consistent with our various house styles.
It is always a pleasure to welcome Asya to our office, and I would recommend her work to any company looking for reliable, consistent and engaging corporate photography.
Tanya Lees

9th of October 2019, Office Manager, HVS International London

I loved the friendliness and professionalism of Asya Barskaya who made me relax and enjoy the session. The photos were lovely and captured what I wanted to achieve. THANK YOU ASYA!
Sharon Bowler

4 March 2019

My photo-shoot with Asya was amazing, She made me feel like a Million Dollars. Asya did everything to make me feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. she gave me directions and advice on the poses that worked for me. The output of the photo album was fantastic. Everyone tells me I look like an experienced model which is very flattering as this was mu first photo-shoot ever. All this is thanks to the professionalism and excellent advice of Asya. I highly recommend Asya to everyone.
Adriana, Buckinghamshire

16 July 2018

From the moment I met Asya we clicked instantly – She is not only professional, but is someone I got on with very well – I have now had two photo sessions, one on my own outdoors and another with my family.

We were looking for a photographer with not only the skills to be able to capture our perfect photo, but someone who made us feel at ease, someone who was friendly, enthusiastic, personable and trustworthy. We found all of this and much more in Asya.

The entire experience from start to finish was nothing but fun and we were blown away by the level of dedication and commitment that Asya displayed by the amount of time she gave us and how quickly the photos were ready to view after.

The photos are stunning and I would highly recommend and cannot wait to work with Asya again.

Thanks Asya

Suzy Randall, Bracknell

2 July 2020

I am thrilled at the pictures, Asya was brilliant with my children (4 and 1). As a result we now have amazing pictures to brighten up our house that will remind us of how they are today. I shall treasure these photographs. Perfect!
Richard, Caversham

24 December 2019

Asya is brilliant.
She puts you at your ease so you’ll get fantastic natural photos. I couldn’t recommend her enough.
Well worth the money.
Michael, Reading

28 January 2019

I had booked in my three boys aged 14, 13 and 11 for a photoshoot with Asya. None of them were keen on our drive over but I wanted to get just one decent photo if possible …….. I left them to it and wished Asya all the luck in the world ! When my husband and I went to view the photos that had been taken we were shocked by just how many great shots there were to choose from. We ended up completely spoilt for choice as Asya had captured them all in such a relaxed, fun way it was hard to settle on just one so we bought a lot ! I cannot say how impressed I was with Asya in her professional yet very down to earth approach – she certainly bought out the best of all my boys in some amazing photos. I will definitely use Asya again for a family shoot this time. Highly recommended.

4 June 2018

Asya helped me to feel relaxed on the day and I can honestly say, after a makeover from one of Asya’s make up artist contacts pre shoot, I felt really happy with how I looked for the photos. When I saw the photos, they surpassed my expectations and I will definitely come back to Asya when I need more photos for business or pleasure.

Melanie Eastwood

21 Feb 2017

Asya Barskaya recently took new head shots for me. I am not someone who enjoys having their photo taken but Asya made it so easy, plenty of conversation to relax me and plenty of direction to get the shots. But that isn’t the best bit, the best bit is the photos she takes are amazing, professional shots but relaxed and not stuffy. I was expecting good photos but I have been woowed by the final results. I highly recommend Asya for any photography you need, but particularly for business head shots, she is fab!!

Andrea Frate

20 March 2020

Vision, experience, skills, hard work, reliable what more can we say?
Keep up the good work..

Lloyd, London

5 January 2020

I was looking for a photographer and had the good fortune to sit next to Asya at the 10-12 Business Xmas lunch. When Asya said she was running a business portrait session on my birthday I knew I had found who I was looking for. Asya welcomed me into her home and make up artist Penny Campbell put me at ease – I wear minimal make up and was keen that I should come across real, approachable and natural. Working with Asya was fun. She knows exactly how to put you at your ease, talking and encouraging you as she snaps away. Choosing just one photo was SO hard as they were all so good. When I posted my chosen one on Facebook it received over 97 likes and counting – the last today “who took these amazing photos, your soul is shining through. ” Thank you so much Asya you are amazing

Cheryl Brickell

26 Jan 2017

Asya is a calm, relaxed individual who’s warm personality invites you to relax whilst your photos are being taken. I asked Asya to take some business photos for my LinkedIn profile and the end results are fantastic. I had a hard time choosing two as I liked most of them. I would definitely use Asya again should another occasion arise where photos are required whether it is personal or professional.
Prompt service on receiving the proofs and the chosen photos and exceptional value for money

A pleasure to work with!

Tracey Bass

22 November 2016

We had a wonderful experience with the lovely Asya! Having ‘won’ a session at a charity auction, I wanted to get some informal shots showing the love between my three generations of women – myself, my mum and my daughters. For good measure, we were joined by Rolo our chocolate Labrador. We had such great fun and the photos are fabulous – an amazing memory of a wonderful day. Thank you!

Linda Christmas

30 Mar 2017

It is so easy to write a recommendation for Asya: I just love her way of making people shine through her camera lenses. Asya is fantastic with kids, with dogs (mine was in love with her!) and with adults who do not enjoy photo sessions particularly. Her pictures are a reflection of her personality: sunny and lively, with a tender touch that allows her clients to remember these photo sessions with humour and pleasure. If you have not tried, you should go ahead and book a photo session at ABL Photography.

Stephanie Timsit

4th September 2017

Asya is a brilliant photographer! She has now taken several head shots for me as well as family pictures – which always capture the moment perfectly.

Karen Livingstone

27 Oct 2016

As someone who hates having their photograph taken, it was with some trepidation that I realised I had to get some professional shots done for my LinkedIn profile. But Asya was great, she somehow enabled me to connect with my inner self and as a result, the photographs were superb, and just what I was looking for.

Andrew Banning

18 Sep 2016

Asya did some profile portraits for me and I’m absolutely delighted with them.
She is a very professional photographer and also an exceeding nice person.
I highly recommend her….she is outstanding!

David Reynolds

16 Sep 2016

Asya combines technical skills with the ability to make you feel totally at ease during a portrait session. As a keen photographer myself, I picked up some useful tips from her and am delighted with the results.

Stewart Stone

29 Aug 2016

Asya – I am so delighted with my portrait photos! I have had so many wonderful comments since I changed my FB profile picture!! I will be recommending you!! x

Carol Keller

18 Nov 2016

Asya has been beautifully capturing my children on camera for the past 7 years. Patient, talented and very creative. I highly recommend ABL Photography. Thank you Asya!

Lucy Mills

1 Dec 2014

Asya is a very kind, talented and lady both inside and out. Despite being a photographer myself I did not realise how nervous I would get before having my own head shots taken. Asya was an expert and putting me at ease. From the moment I arrived she offered me a drink and made me feel very comfortable in her studio.
She chatted at ease and complimented me giving me confidence. Nothing was too much trouble for Asya as she altered the temperature of the room to suit me and got the best out of me for the photos themselves. Asya created many lighting set ups and moods changing the backgrounds and the posing set ups which she confidently explained to me (how to sit, stand etc). I mentioned it had been my 40th birthday a few days before and Asya turned the shoot into a celebration too of this milestone in my life. I loved the shoot and I look forward to having another shoot very soon with Asya - this time I will be bringing my family. The results where amazing. Asya is very talented as I LOVE my images. I received the most likes and comments ever on face book and felt very confident and happy as result of the shoot and the images.

I highly recommend Asya.

Tina Cleary Henness

14 Dec 2016

Wow ! Truly an amazing lady who captures you in just the right way. Stunning pictures and Amazing Memories to treasure forever. Thank you so much x

Catherine Rogers

2 Jul 2014

Asya, thank you so very much for giving your time and exceptional talent to our event! It cannot be easy to take photos during a live concert but you certainly did!! You discreetly succeeded to take the most stunning photos that captured perfectly the spirit, energy and beauty of our young performers. Thank you so very much and we hope that you will be able to make it next year! Thank you again, Janette Mooney Nyangiti and Eithne Rosenmeier, Co-Organisers of the Henley Youth Festival Proms at the Kenton Theatre, Henley on Thames

Janette Mooney Nyangiti

Organiser of Henley Youth Festival

Stunning pictures, a lovely woman!

Victoria Grace Ruskin

19 Jun 2014

I have always hated having my photograph taken and have always struggled to find suitable images for my website and various social media profiles. Asya immediately made me feel at ease and I was completely relaxed for the duration of the session. The results speak for themeslves – thank you Asya, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.

Ann Warne

12 Jul 2015, Small Business Web Design & Supporting Services

Asya made having my picture taken for my LinkedIn profile not only painless but even enjoyable, which is amazing as I hate having my picture taken. I knew I needed a professional picture for my LinkedIn profile as this is the first impression people get of me and my business and I am so pleased with the images Asya has done for me. So if you want a great profile picture I would definitely recommend using Asya.

Penny Campbell

01 Jul 2015, Mary Kay Beauty Consultant

I’m not a big fan of having my photo taken, however, Asya’s relaxed and friendly manner put me at ease and I really enjoyed the photo shoot. She was quick to send me the proofs, which posed a difficult problem – I have never received a set of photos where I liked them all and it took ages to choose! I’m really pleased with my professional pictures and would highly recommend one of Asya’s Business Portrait Studio days.

Holly Thorne

14 Jun 2015, Virtual Assistant | Executive Support | Business Support

Asya is such a delightful person to work with! She clearly loves what she does and has the ability to put you at ease in front of the camera, making the whole experience fun and enjoyable. I usually hate having my photo taken and the results invariably reflect this, but I really had difficulty choosing one head-shot from all the pictures Asya took as so many of them turned out even better than I had hoped. I ended up choosing four!

Marion Connah

01 May 2015, Flexible PA Service

I highly recommend Asya as a photographer. She recently attended our Against Breast Cancer Achievement Awards launch and took some great photos that we can use for promotional materials, press and social media. She took on the brief and excelled. Thank you Asya.

Kelly Gibson

22 Apr 2015, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Against Breast Cancer

I recently had a photo session with Asya in her fab little studio in Twyford. I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome. Asya is a very experienced photographer and has a great passion for her work. Due to her warm personality and her accommodating style, Asya puts her clients at ease straight away, and can offer extras like recommendations for a professional makeup artist etc if required. However her technical skills as a photographer are such that you may not need the extra camouflage! I would highly, highly recommend Asya’s photography service, she really is brilliant at her craft.

Olivia Woods

26 March 2015, Experienced Recruitment Consultant

Asya did a great job with our company photos, I highly recommend her work! Very professional yet so friendly.

Sophie Perret

26 March 2015, Director at HVS

Asya is a very talented photographer, not only did she take a lovely portrait of me for my social media pages, but she also managed to take a good head shot for my passport! Asya was excellent, she made me feel really comfortable and relaxed in her lovely studio. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone requiring a portrait or family images.

Alix Horne

26 March 2015, Graphic Design

Asya is extremely professional and has a great manner. She put the team at ease straight away which meant she got great photos of a lot of people in a very short space of time. The end result is a super set of profile shots that people are very happy to use in the press and on linkedin profiles.

Emma Lattimer

25 March 2015, Marketing at TP-LINK UK Limited

I have been an admirer of Aysa’s photographic talent for many years but only sat for her last week! She was our company’s first choice for professional portraits and she instantly recognised the perfect way to portray our personalities and we were able to put our faith in her straightaway! I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone wishing to find the best side they never knew they had.

Helen Ferguson

06 Feb 2015, Client Services Manager

Asya photographed a lunch club I held recently. She really captured the ambience of the event and the photographs taken showed off the best qualities of the subjects. People have commented on the photos, uploaded onto my Facebook page, like ‘should be in a magazine’. Asya is a people photographer and can make anyone look great in a photo. Let’s get my linked in one sorted Asya.

Karanjit (Kran) Sondh

06 May 2014, Master Chief

I recently had my business head-shot taken by Asya and the results were excellent. I liked the way Asya encouraged my to try different backgrounds which I would not have considered. The hints and tips she gives to help you relax and smile are very good and work well. Overall it was a very enjoyable session and I would happily recommend Asya to anyone updating their head-shot or looking for new pictures for their website.

Karen Livingstone

20 March 2014, Experienced Marketing Professional

I can thoroughly recommend ABL photography for professional business headshots. Asya’s photography services are excellent and the quality of the photographs is superb. Asya made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable and fun and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any business needing high quality photographs for their website/business.

A pleasure to work with!

Julie Deadman

21 Jan 2014, Helping SME business owners

I have three daughters who are all growing up very fast. As parents, we are often so busy we don’t actually stop to look at how wonderful our children are and to record the moment at a point in time.

With this in mind, we booked Asya for a family portrait session. She made us all feel very welcome and relaxed when we arrived at her home-based studio.

My husband and I were struck by her liveliness, enthusiasm and energy throughout the ninety minute photo session. She communicated perfectly with the kids, and the photographs she produced were spot on!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Asya for family portrait photography. I have also seen several of her professional headshots for people’s business and personal online profiles which are also striking.

Lindsay Mcloughlin

24 March 2014, Henley-on-Thames

My first photoshoot with the 3 children and Asya made us all feel extremely relaxed. The whole experience was very enjoyable and resulted in a great selection of brilliant pictures. I was spoiled for choice.
Thank you.

Emma Shearsby

11 Dec 2013, Twyford

I had a fantastic shoot with ABL. I was so disappointed with school photos but didn’t want to go with a national chain like Venture. My children are not crazy about having their pictures taken and I was worried that they would be unco-operative, but Asya made them laugh so much and an hour flew by, to my amazement! The pictures are of the highest quality and really capture them having fun and looking at their best. Highly recommended.


9 December 2013, Twyford

Asya has taken beautiful photographs for us as a family on several occasions, always putting us at our ease during photoshoots and creating fabulous framed prints which we treasure. We recently used ABL Photography for my daughter’s 10th birthday party, with a fun photoshoot and some super pictures of the girls in party mode! We were delighted with the results and would certainly recommend Asya to anyone looking for professional yet fun photographs at a reasonable price!

Jane Errington

22 September 2013, Twyford