A few years ago I put together a post sharing 25 UK-based small business photographers as I wanted to create a useful resource for small business owners, as I truly believe getting professional photography done is one of the utmost important investments you can make for your brand. I share this post regularly and know that lots of small businesses and photographers have come together through it.
Since then, I’ve come to know even more excellent photographers around the UK that love to create imagery for independent businesses. Some which have worked with us here on the magazine, and some who I’ve discovered through other means. Therefore, this is Part II – another 25 photographers who you might like to employ to shoot your brand, product or lifestyle imagery.
Again, I can’t stress enough how valuable it is to invest in a professional photographer. Whether you run a product business, a service business, solely online or a physical shop or venue, having a strong visual identity is essential and will truly elevate your brand.
There is a photographer to suit every style, budget and location, (in fact most are happy to travel!) so do browse our round up below, and check out the previous post too for another collection of creatives to consider…
Roberta Ashley, Sussex
Roberta is focused on helping brands to tell their unique, visual story, so this often involves a combination of brand, lifestyle, product and portrait photography. She also offers photography and styling courses and one to one mentoring sessions.
Nat Aubry, Hertfordshire
Nat has worked with many small businesses, creating atmospheric images that captures and tells their story, whether it’s an artisan maker or a travel brand.
Tessa Bricknell, Devon
Tessa works with ethical indie brands to produce natural, earthy imagery whether it’s products, portraits or the overall brand story. Based in Devon, Tessa is greatly inspired by her local area, but also loves to travel for work.
Carolyn Carter, Birmingham
Carolyn has been a freelance photographer for over 15 years. She enjoys working with both digital and film and not only does she love photographing independent businesses, she also organises a biannual event – The Paperdolls – an art, design & craft market in Birmingham.
Anna Considine, Scotland
Anna describes herself as a small business obsessive. She loves to work collaboratively with her subjects, to put them at ease as sometimes being photographed can feel scary! Anna also offers mentoring to other brand photographers, sharing her knowledge and experience.
Emma Croman, Brighton / Derbyshire
Emma is a lover of nature and exploring and brings these elements into her photography work, creating peaceful and serene images, capturing people, places and stories.
Helena Dolby, London
After a stint working in Australia, Helena is back working in the UK. Based in London, she has a passion for the outdoors, nature and travel. She loves shooting people, interiors, food and lifestyle.
Milly Fletcher, Cornwall
Milly’s first love is food, but she also shoots interiors and product imagery and can even help you with website design. Details of her brand packages can be found on her website.
Ali Green, Cornwall
Ali runs Alexandra House Studio, working collaboratively with sustainable brands, creating considered visual content. As well as photography, Ali also creates film for brands, and can help with strategy, branding, design, websites and social media.
India Hobson, Yorkshire
One half of Haarkon, India has worked with many mainstream and independent publications while also creating atmospheric images for small brands, whether it’s still life product photography, portraits or spaces.
Carmel King, London
Carmel has a vast portfolio of images featuring makers and manufacturers, and has even published a book featuring them – Made in London. She aims to tell the maker’s story through capturing their processes, skill and environment.
Emma Lavelle, Yorkshire
Emma tells stories through her photography, for which she only uses natural light for a soft, dreamy and moody aesthetic. Much of her product photography is captured outdoors in wild landscapes, while she also shoots portraits, spaces and nature.
Emma Lewis, Somerset
Somerset-based Emma has had her worked published in many interior and weekend publications and works with quality brands, designers and makers creating lifestyle, portrait and interior images with a naturalistic aesthetic.
Rebecca Lewis, Suffolk / Essex
Previously a designer/maker herself, Rebecca now shoots brand photography and film for other makers. Her aim is to produce soulful, authentic images, shot in a relaxed documentary style.
Rhona McDade, Cornwall
Rhona runs Goodrest Studios, offering photography and consultancy for ambitious brands. With a signature sun-dappled aesthetic, Rhona creates images that tell stories as well as assisting brands with everything from strategy to social media and copywriting.
Sherion Mullings, London
A street style photographer who has now added personal branding photography to her repertoire, Sherion shoots makers, designers and small business owners in their spaces, capturing mood and emotions.
Helena Murphy, Bristol
Helena is a food, product and interior photographer and offers a variety of packages to suit different businesses. Helena has also published her own cookbook and hosted a Creative Session for us about self-publishing.
Clare Naylor, Essex
Clare specialises in working with small brands, and enjoys shooting spaces such as independent shops and restaurants. She aims to document people with sensitivity and empathy to create authentic and natural imagery.
Stephanie Osmond, Cornwall
Stephanie is a creative lifestyle photographer based in Cornwall, who shoots interiors, people, product and food, capturing the essence of your brand,
Alice Poole, Bristol
Alice shoots in a documentary style and loves to tell people’s stories, particularly those of women, and has recently opened for booking of artist portrait sessions in your studio or workspace.
Maria Portway, Scotland
Maria works out of a seaside town in Scotland, and says ‘storytelling is an intrinsic part of my Icelandic heritage’. Maria creates emotive, atmospheric portraits and lifestyle brand photography.
Hana Snow, Somerset / Wiltshire
Hana is based on the Somerset / Wiltshire border but has clients all over the UK, shooting interiors, lifestyle, portrait and brand photography with an aim to create honest, beautiful & unique imagery.
Alexandra Wallace, Yorkshire
Alexandra is a lifestyle and portrait photographer, with a mix of work across interiors, food and brand photography, which has a natural and relaxed feel.
Alice Walker, Essex
Alice is a stylist and photographer who offers a ‘post and shoot’ service were you can send your products direct to her to be styled and shot in her home studio. Her aesthetic incorporates the use of natural materials, colour and creative lighting. She is also available for event styling.
Siobhan Watts, Hertfordshire
Siobhan works with nature-loving brands and creatives and has a collaborative and highly personalised approach. Her work has a sense of wildness that brings out emotion and connection with the subject and their work.