Frequently asked questions

Do you have a food photography studio?

I have a lovely home kitchen studio that is available for food shoots. It’s a calm environment with plenty of space and natural light to work in. I’ll provide plenty of tea and coffee to keep us fuelled during our shoot – and if I’ve been baking, there’ll often be homemade cake too! A lot of London-based clients enjoy doing shoots from my studio as it gives them a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for an enjoyable day working by the coast

Whereabouts are you based?

I’m based just outside Brighton, in the beautiful county of Sussex, and I regularly work in London and throughout the UK.

Do you travel for photoshoots?

My photography set-up is mobile, which is ideal if you need the shoot to take place at your own premises (ie: to prepare food in your kitchen facility or to feature your premises in shots.)

I’m looking for a London Food Photographer, can you help?

Although I’m based in Sussex, I regularly work in London and my set-up is fully mobile so I’m happy to travel to you if you are London-based. Alternatively, if you fancy an enjoyable day by the coast, why not make use of my lovely kitchen studio in Sussex?

Do you provide backgrounds?

I can provide plain backgrounds (white, black and grey). I also have a range of textured backgrounds (marble, slate, wood and stone) for a small hire fee. If you’d like to provide your own backdrop I can provide guidance about what we’ll need for our shoot (minimum size requirements etc).

Are you used to working to briefs?

Some clients provide strict briefs, while others like me to take the lead and provide guidance and help with planning. I’m equally comfortable with either approach and will happily work with you to make sure you get the shots you want.

Do you use artificial lighting?

The lighting I use very much depends on the requirements and conditions of the shoot (where we’ll be shooting, time of day etc). 

There’s no doubt that natural light can provide a lovely atmosphere to work in. However, being based in the UK, we aren’t always fortunate to have enough available light to create the quality or style of shots needed for certain shoots, particularly when working during winter months. The nature of my work means I’m required to create lighting to reflect a certain season, time of day or mood, and where this isn’t possible with natural light, I will often use studio lights to subtly replicate the effects of natural light.

Do you work with food stylists?

During my time as a food photographer, I’ve been really fortunate to work with some truly amazing food and prop stylists and I am happy to provide recommendations if you are looking to put together a team for your shoot.