Amazing how often the window of opportunity for photography is so tight - and this shoot was a typical example. With a tight press deadline to meet, we arrived at the property to find the construction teams putting the finishing touches to a 'blank canvas'. The interior designers and assistants, stylist, marketing personnel, florist and all available hands got stuck straight into painstakingly dressing and preparing rooms and areas to shoot. With the stylist, we carefully set up and shot each space as it became available, paying particular attention to the subtle colour tones and low lighting to ensure the property's character was successfully conveyed. Where the fireplaces were not yet operational, we took pictures of fires in other rooms at corresponding angles to use later in post-production. Outside, all evidence of building work had to be edited out afterwards, even down to 'staining' the bright orange fence panels, to show the house as it would be once completely finished.
This is a great example of what goes into a photo shoot, and viewing the serene final images there is no evidence of the tremendous efforts of everybody on the day.
“Neil is an exceptionally skilled, experienced and passionate photographer, with a real eye for detail. His familiarity with branding and marketing makes him an accomplished and talented photographer, who is able to consistently deliver on the brief. On a personal level, Neil is also a pleasure to deal with and has a cool, calm and collected demeanour. Neil’s sensitivity and appreciation for his surroundings are second to none and he is always mindful of taking the utmost care in our properties. Neil is able to capture colour and light in a special way, really bringing out the most prominent features of a property, as well as picking up on the subtleties too. Neil has the experience and confidence to give opinions on what looks best and you can be assured that after the shoot, you will be provided with a variety of images to choose from. I would recommend Neil without hesitation and look forward to working with them on many more projects.” Harriet, Marketing & Events Manager