Behind the Scenes

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


Ofishial Foods

Dorothee and John of Ofishial Foods produce hand made meals, with the freshest of ingredients and frozen immediately to lock in the flavour and nutrition. I worked with them both to produce these images of their tasty meals for their website

The Compton Gallery

The Compton Gallery is a beautiful venue near the Gloucestershire village of Withington, offering a unique space for solo, group and pop-up events. I photographed the gallery just as this exhibition opened.


Beaufort London

Leo Crabtree of BeauFort London produces award winning niche fragrances inspired by Britain’s nautical past.


Spotty Caterpillar

Jen and Sam who together form Spotty Caterpillar, specialise in branding for food businesses.


The Tea Set, Broadway

I had photographed the beautiful Tea Set in Chipping Norton when it opened in early 2016, so when Vicky asked me to take these images of the new Tea Set in Broadway, I was only too happy to help.


Leffe Beer

Leffe Beer, with chef Valentine Warner and food historian Seren Charrington-Hollins celebrate the art of slow cooking at Soho Farmhouse.


Hoar & Co

I met Jack and Joe whilst they were completing a building project for a client of mine. They had a great website, but with very few images of their own work.


Fillet & Bone

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.

The Cotswold Pudding Company

Karen and I had a great time photographing these luxurious puddings, made using traditional methods and locally sourced ingredients.

V&L Honeymakers

Lucy & Viktor produce honey from their apiary sites dotted around Oxfordshire, Goucestershire and Warwickshire.


Fabulous Flowers

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.

Ross & Ross

Ross & Ross is a multi award winning fine food company based in the Cotswolds, specialising in wedding & event catering and handmade British food gifts. I had a great time working with Ross Whitmill on a photoshoot for their new brochure.


Pure Sin Treats

Golnaz makes these devilishly tasty bite-sized treats from only the purest ingredients – there’s goodness in every bite!

Pure Sin Treats



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.

The Crown, Whitchurch

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.

The Cotswold Fudge Company

Jen and Sarah were about to launch their new website and needed some great shots of their 100% Scrumptious melt in the mouth fudge. We worked together to create these mouth-watering images – my fovourite is Coffee & Walnut!

The Crown, Whitchurch

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.


Therapi Honey Skincare

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!

Marion Taylor

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.


The Bell Inn, Moreton-in-Marsh

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.

Norton Wines

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

Nell’s Dairy

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!

Monks Mill Barn

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

The Cotswold Pudding Company

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!

Christmas in July

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 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.


Eastnor Castle

I had a great day at working with Clive, the chef who creates these beautiful dishes for wedding celebrations held at the castle.

Cotswold Gold

Charlie from Cotswold Gold needed some great shots of his ‘liquid gold’ for his new website, being built by We worked together to show the range of flavours in his ‘infusions’ collection – a blend of his finest rapeseed oil and natural ingredients.

interiors – a great image makes all the difference

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.


Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars

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.

Broadway Tower Cottages

This recently refurbished cotswold stone cottage is set in a stunning location beneath Broadway Tower. The website was being built by, 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!

The Carved Angel

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!

The Old Vineyard

I loved shooting this amazing green oak framed house – it was stunning!

Vine House Catering

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.

Maison Rustique

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.

Bliss Apartments

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 and The apartments are clean, airy and well decorated, which she wanted the photos to reflect.

Morris & Brown at the Tower

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.

Lemon Zest

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

Induced Energy

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.

The Cocoa Garden

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.

The Old Kiln House

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.

blue and white room

The White Hart

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.

Cotswold Traiteur

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.

Dale St. Deli

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.

Upton Smokery

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.

Maggie – The Jam Lady

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.

Push Start Marketing

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.

GTG Engineering

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.

Chilli Technology

Paul from Chilli Technology needed some images of his products for his website. Even a simple shot on a plain white background for a shopping page has to look great, and that can be one of those things that’s tricky to get right.