I love working behind the scenes at events – I have worked with a number of businesses to show what goes into making sure an event is a success – the side you don’t normally see. The sheer scale of the planning and effort that goes into these amazes me – even a small intimate wedding requires flawless planning, and the Northampton All Saints End of Season Dinner, with over 850 guests was something else again!
“The quality of Sophie’s photos and her understanding of what we need combined with her ability to capture what makes us different is fantastic. Her work has resulted in much improved and more effective marketing through our literature, website and advertising. We have noticed the size of projects we win has increased as a result of increased customer confidence. Highly recommended.”
Lisa Adcock, Four Corners
Recently opened, Fillet & Bone is a food emporium located in a centuries’ old butchers’ shop in the heart of historic Chipping Campden, selling rare-breed meat, fresh Cornish fish, fresh seasonal vegetables, artisan cheeses and amazing deli goods. I photographed a selection of their fantastic produce for the new website. www.filletandbone.co.uk
Matthew & Gary were looking for great images of these luxurious bouquets and arrangements for their website. With the right lighting and background, and a little help from the team from Fabulous Flowers, I ensured that each one looked its best.
Carlo seeks out unique and delicious Italian foods from small artisanal producers. I have been working with him to show these beautiful products at their best.
This beautifully refurbished pub in the Wye Valley was about to re-open, and I was there to take photos for their promotional material ahead of the launch.
Tanya and Esme from Therapi have a range of organic skincare made with nature’s liquid gold – honey. Their products use up to 99% organically certified ingredients, and we wanted to show this with the photography. Using freshly gathered plants and honey we created these images to show the products to their best. I’ve been using the Orange Blossom Cleanser and Moisturiser – it’s beautiful! therapi.com
Marion needed some images of her beautiful ceramics as part of an application for an artist in residence position. Her ceramics are fired using techniques including Raku, Saggar and Smoke firing which gives them a range of soft earth tones and textures, which I wanted to capture in the photos.
After a recent refurbishment at The Bell, Deborah needed photography to showcase the beautiful Cotswold stone rooms on her own website, as well as various booking websites.
Martin wanted some photos to showcase his range of mail order wines, as well as his tasting packs. We worked together to produce these images for his website
This gorgeous rich Guernsey milk is produced on an organic farm in the heart of the Cotswolds – it was lovely to spend time there photographing the ladies, and the milk of course!
I photographed this stunning accommodation in the heart of the Cotswolds for their new website. The shots were also used on various other booking websites
Karen needed some pack shots of her range of sauces for her website. A great pack shot can make all the difference – good lighting and straight edges are a key. I also took a few drizzling the sauce over ice cream – it’s hard to catch it at exactly the right moment!
Paul from The Carved Angel needed some great shots of his Christmas Hampers for an upcoming catalogue.
I needed some wood wool packaging for the shots – a quick call to www.woodwooluk.com and the next day I had a beautifully packaged box of clean dust free sustainably sourced wood wool. The hampers are looking great!
I believe that smaller businesses should be able afford great images of their fare. Too often food photography is thought of as being prohibitively expensive, complicated and beyond the budgets of smaller producers.
Good lighting and attention to composition and detail can make all the difference to how a room looks when you photograph it. To make a room look inviting is the key – details like straight walls and good angles can lift a room from looking just ordinary to looking great.
I met Rupert at The Cotswold Table food market – he wanted a selection of images to show how versatile the fruit vinegars are – from aperitifs through to desserts.
This recently refurbished cotswold stone cottage is set in a stunning location beneath Broadway Tower. The website was being built by rileyandthomas.co.uk, and they needed photography to complement the site. I spent a day at the cottage capturing the luxurious finish and fine attention to detail.
Matt and Nick had just opened these fantastic self storage units, and wanted photography to show it on their website. It was great fun photographing it, and the place looked immaculate! Who would have thought self storage could be so amazing!
Paul and I worked together to create these images showing the versatility of his chutneys and pickles – Not just for a Ploughman’s Lunch! Pour a jar over prawns and stir fry – Fab! Serve with chicken drumsticks for an amazing dipping sauce!
I worked with Vine House Catering to photograph their food for the Eastnor Castle website, where they were providing catering for weddings and other functions. The chef and I worked together to ensure his food looked its best in the photos.
Teresa was building a new website and wanted some great shots of her Spanish ceramics for the site. The colours of these beautiful dishes really do pop!
I photographed these two houses for Tony of Brushworx Oxford. He offers a very high standard of painting and decorating throughout Oxfordshire. Along with his new website, I helped him with the photography of these interiors, to show the high quality of his work.
I photographed this Cotswold farmhouse, for Merriscourt Events, to show off this beautiful accommodation on their new website.
I met Paula at a social media workshop – she was using Twitter and Facebook to showcase these great serviced apartments in Cheltenham. As well as social media, she needed good photos for sites such as laterooms.com and booking.com The apartments are clean, airy and well decorated, which she wanted the photos to reflect.
With the launch of their new website, the team at Morris & Brown wanted to showcase their fresh and imaginative food with some great photography. We worked together to show a selection of their lunch tea dishes, as well as the beautifully designed, light filled cafe.
I have been working with Lemon Zest for 10 years, and over that time have been creating images that capture the style of this established and award winning company. Together with Natasha, I have helped capture the essence of their contemporary cuisine. Being able to go behind the scenes at a smoothly run wedding breakfast, or corporate function has allowed me to show the fine detail involved in the planning and execution of a successful event.
“Thank you so much for the fantastic photography. Your help and advice was invaluable and you captured our contemporary style in every picture.”
Natasha Steiner, Managing Director,
Lemon Zest Cuisine Ltd
The team at Induced Energy were updating their website, and needed photography to show their range of commercial induction hobs. I spent a day photographing these great looking hobs – Rosie and Nic were very pleased with the results.
A friend recommended me to Sara-Jane, who makes amazing hand made chocolates, Easter eggs, and chocolate sculptures. We worked together to create these images of her stunning creations to show on her website.
This luxury bed and breakfast in the heart of a Cotswolds had just been refurbished and Bridget wanted photos of the rooms and living areas for her new website.
Situated right in the centre of Stow-on-the-Wold, the White Hart has a cosy bar, a restaurant and five beautiful rooms. Mark and Janine wanted photography to reflect the stunning look and show the attention to detail they have put into the rooms.
Francis had some great images for his website already, but as he was increasing his range of dishes, was needing new images. We worked together in my studio/kitchen to produce these shots for his website.
I met John and Maria just as they were about to rebrand their company – they needed a set of fresh new images to show their products on the new website. We worked together to create a look showing the cured meats and patés to their best advantage.
Chris called me after I left a brochure with him at the Chipping Norton Food Festival. Since then I have been taking photos for Upton Smokery, both for their website and also as large format prints to display in their shop, near Burford. The smoked potted shrimps are THE BEST.
I met Maggie after the Moreton Show, where Warner’s Budgens sponsored the Country Larder Food Hall. She makes fabulous jams and chutneys in her own kitchen, using locally sourced, seasonal products. Maggie, Harry and I worked together to create these images for her flyers and banners.
Home made in Oxfordshire, by Maggie.
Lucy was helping Ideal Eyes with their social media campaign, and wanted photography showing their range of 2 for 1 offer on designer on frames. We worked together to produce these simple but striking images for the campaign.
Double glazing samples and door furniture – make them look good! Well, it’s not the most exciting of product to photograph. I’ve worked with Customade on a number of occasions, and they have always been pleased with the images I have produced for their catalogues.
Even plumbing tape has to look good! I took these shots for Bruce Hutt at GTG Engineering for him to use on his website and packaging. Again, the importance of a clean white background can’t be underestimated in how well an image comes across.