Alexandra Burns: For Your Eyes Only Portraits
Focus: Photographic studio
Alexandra Burns, 35
Company: For Your Eyes Only Portraits
A photographic studio that offers makeover portraits might sound like the epitome of a lifestyle business, but Alexandra Burns’ For Your Eyes Only Portraits is growing quickly, and is on target to turn over £1.2m this year. Burns, a former freelance photographer, was inspired by a vision to give real women access to glamorous ‘boudoir style’ portraits, with celebrity style treatment, in the security of a female-based studio
Her marketing nous has helped attract coverage from BBC One, Reuters and Radio 4, while plans to franchise the self-funded business look set to take the concept nationwide.