The portrait photographer that captures your inner and outer beauty


Portrait photography by Bruce Smith at Elite Portraiture Photography Studio, he is a seasoned professional portrait photographer that is devoted to capturing people and their personality. Portraits can also go beyond a photo of a smiling person. There are many different genres or types of portrait photography to choose from to suit your own ideas of how you see yourself, below are just a few.  

Traditional Portraits, lifestyle portraits, environmental portraits, candid portraits, glamour or boudoir or erotic portrait photography, fine art portraits, fine art nude portraits, conceptual portraits, couple portraits, seniors portraits, mother and daughter, mother and son or any combination of family and group portraits. For portrait photography sessions in Paris, London and Monaco you will need to book a the gold or platinum portrait photography session package.

Bruce is a specialist at creating portraits both in the studio and out on location with his location photography studio lighting set up he can create your portrait in your home, out on any location worldwide, in a hotel room, on board a yacht or any where that you choose as the location for your portrait shoot.


I love to create my portrait images in camera

To me the beauty of you is there already for me to capture during your portrait photography session without the need to manipulate and over retouch. I may add some slight adjustments to colour, contrast and may remove something that would not normally be there but that is about it. Bellow are a few examples of out of camera portraits to illustrate what can be achieved with good skin, good make up, good light and good camera techniques. Portrait session with Abi shot at Chateau Fengari near to Bordeaux, France, as a fashion and fine art portrait photographer this is my preferred location for creating stunning portraits.


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Portraits by Bruce Smith


Portraits by Bruce Smith, a PDF brochure you can view online or download, it contains all of the information on this website to browse in your own time or to share with any of your family and friends that maybe interested in having a portrait session with Bruce.


A selection of portraits by Bruce Smith

A lovely letter of thanks from one of Bruce’s Elite Portraiture Photography Studio session clients

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Dear Bruce

The portraits that you took of me at Chateau Fengari are amazing. I still can’t believe the woman on those photographs is me. Thank you so much for this unique experience which has really changed my self-image. I would like to do it again so I’m sure we will meet again soon. Every woman should try this to learn about herself and her sexuality.”


A perfect gift

The viewer of a portrait responds to the connection, the energy and the love created between the photographer and his or her subject


Connecting with his subject, exploring the energy that is created between Bruce and yourself creates a perfect moment to capture the look of the love inside of you forever. To achieve this connection we must first learn about ourselves and why we need to express ourselves through our images. Also we need to find ourselves and to be open to allow others inside of us and to have confidence in our abilities to trust us with this precious moment in peoples lives. 

Allowing us to capture this for others to see long into the future and feel something in their hearts about what you have achieved during your life and in these moments in time is a wonderful gift, very often not looked at close enough or listened to so people see and really understand the beauty that is within every body that we reflect in the images that we create together.


There are many titles that we give to the various styles of portraiture photography, here are a few portrait styles for you to select which suits you and your ideas of how you wish to be portrayed.

Black and white portraits

Traditional portraits

Hollywood portraits

Fine art nude portraits

Teen/seniors portraits

Model portfolio portraits

Lifestyle portraits

Erotic portraits

Boudoir portraits

Fine art erotic portraits

Vintage portraits


Candid portraits

Bruce's favorite locations for your portrait photography session

With France based (English speaking) portrait photographer Bruce Smith you have options for creating your portraits in Bordeaux, Monaco, the Cote d”Azure, Paris and London. When Bruce creates his portraiture in Bordeaux he loves to uses the outstanding Napoleonic chateau location where he lives as a backdrop for your session with luxurious accommodation so you can come for your portrait session and take a few days break.

This is also Bruce’s favourite location for his photography courses in France. Portrait sessions can be arranged at our studios, in your own home, out on location, in a hotel or any where that you would like to be photographed, this may mean some extra location session costs to be added to the portrait session fee


Portraits of women, mothers and daughters, mothers and sons and families


Creating most of his portraits out on location or in peoples homes because of his love of available light but he is also just as comfortable creating your portraits in the studio. Although Bruce specialises in photographing women, he loves to photograph mothers and daughters, sons and sisters, husbands and other loved ones so when you come you should bring your family and spend the day creating amazing photographic memories for every body to keep. 

Whether you are thinking about having a classical portrait, a boudoir style portrait, a portrait of yourself and your daughter/s or son/s or even a family portrait created please contact us today to talk through the next step. We would love to be able to create some magical images of yourself, your family and loved ones. Portrait photography sessions can also be arranged any where around the World but mainly in Europe

Portrait session to choose from


Please check out the session types links to the information above. 

We can talk about the style and type of portrait session that you wish to have for yourself and your family members during your free pre portrait session consultation, please message us by text with your contact details to +33 7 68 79 89 89 or email to to arrange a good time for use to call you. 

If you are an actor, performer, presenter or dancer that is wanting your head-shots or publicity shots creating, please message us from the contact page to receive more information.


Call me today on +33 7 68 79 89 89 to arrange your free portrait session consultation. 

If I am shooting I may not be able to answer so please leave a message or even better send me a text and I will get back to you as soon as I am free.

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