about us

We are David Ho and Sandie Knudsen and we are Headshots Scotland, Scotland's premier headshot and portrait photographers. With over 20 years of photography experience between us, we've photographed literally thousands of people from all walks of life. Our philosophy is simple. We believe in the power of portraiture to transform how people feel about themselves. In business and in our personal lives, so much of our self confidence is grounded in our own self image. Through our photography, we are determined to help people access and utilise that confidence and self belief.

David Ho

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What was your favourite subject in school?

Economics

If you had to eat one thing for every meal going forward, what would you eat?

Lamb Madras

What's one thing your mother/father taught you that completely changed your life?

Work hard, go for it and keep going!

What's one of your favourite memories?

Sipping cappucino and chilling in a lovely wee boutique hotel in Amsterdam

What's one thing about you that surprises people?

I prefer meditating over partying 

What was something you've done that made you feel extreme happiness?

Keeping promises to myself and others makes me really happy

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

Take a year to figure out what you love doing. Then spend your life doing it

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?

Languages

What does success mean to you?

Spending time and taking care of the people I love

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Perseverance wins over talent

Where is your happy place?

Any nice street cafe on a sunny day

If you could invite 3 people, dead or alive, to a dinner party, who would they be, and why?

My dad, my mum and Sandie

How can someone win a gold star with you?

Tipping service staff

What energizes you and brings you excitement?

Travelling and taking time off to dream big! 

What qualities do you value in the people with whom you spend time?

Generosity. Open mindedness. Fun

What does your dream day look like?

It would include meditating, good food, reading and learning, chasing my dreams and hugging my kids

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Write screenplays

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Fish & chips.... oh and pizza

At what job would you be terrible?

I think I'd be good at most jobs if I stuck at it, but I'd hate to be a traffic warden

If you had to choose only 3 adjectives to describe yourself, which would you choose?

Imaginative, ambitious, fair

What do you give a damn about?

1. live and let live 2. instilling hope, courage and vision in children 3. life long self development

What is a dream you have that you’ve yet to achieve?

Winning a world series of poker event

What's something you say you'll do, but never do?

Jump off a bridge

Has anything ever happened to you that you could not, and cannot, explain?

There have been critical points in my life where the right solution would somehow present itself

Do you ever find there are things about you that people misunderstand? What are they?

Having good manners still means you can tell someone to f**k off when necessary

For what are you most grateful today?

A roof over my head, running water, electricity and food in the fridge

Sandie Knudsen

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What was your favourite subject in school?

Art

If you had to eat one thing for every meal going forward, what would you eat?

Pasta. No, actually it would be cake

What's one thing your mother/father taught you that completely changed your life?

To respect & value the environment, only leaving footprints

What's one of your favourite memories?

Doing a Midnight Sun Fun Run on my own in Arctic Norway

What's one thing about you that surprises people?

I speak Norwegian

 

What was something you've done that made you feel extreme happiness?

Creating colourful art

 

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

To ignore the expectations of others and follow your heart instead

 

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?

All things techie

What does success mean to you?

Security, money and travelling the world

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Get a dishwasher

Where is your happy place?

Walking through a forest on a summers day, hearing the birds singing

If you could invite 3 people, dead or alive, to a dinner party, who would they be, and why?

Dolly Parton, the Dalai Lama and David Attenborough, oh and Oprah Winfrey

How can someone win a gold star with you?

If someone takes the time to show they listen & they care

What energizes you and brings you excitement?

Colour. Always colour. Beautiful photographs. And seeing wildlife I haven’t seen before

What qualities do you value in the people with whom you spend time?

Authenticity, positivity and having big dreams

What does your dream day look like?

Up early, going for a trail run in the sunshine before it gets too warm, working on my art, then a lovely meal in the evening with David

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Create art

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Cake. Always homemade. If I’m going to add calories, it’s got to be good! 

at what job would you be terrible?

Being a TV or radio presenter - my tummy always rumbles. Loudly!

 

If you had to choose only 3 adjectives to describe you...

Tenacious, patient, curious

What do you give a damn about?

The planet, honesty, gratitude and the beauty all around

 

What is a dream you have that you’ve yet to achieve?

Building my own eco home

 

What's something you say you'll do, but never will?

Live in Norway

 

Has anything ever happened to you that you could not, and cannot, explain?

Why I have met certain people in my life at particular times

 

Do you ever find there are things about you that people misunderstand? What are they?

Some people believe I don’t have greenfingers. When actually I do

 

For what are you most grateful today?

My eyesight, the sunshine and a light breeze through the trees

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