Lifestyle Product Photography
Your products beautifully lit, thoughtfully styled
I specialise in Product Photography for Jewellery | Skincare | Haircare | Make-up | Homeware | Food & Drink
Based in Hastings, East Sussex and available for remote bookings from across the UK.
Outline your brief to book a pre-shoot consultation, together we discuss your requirements and brand style. Book a date for your shoot. I finalise your brief by making a moodboard and shot list.
Your products come to life when I style them with props and fabulous lighting. Be a part of the shoot day as much or as little as you require by choosing image approval options 1 to 5.
This is the final polish that makes your images look amazing. The shoot is colour-balanced as a whole, I clean up any visble dust and scratches. The files are cropped, resized and delivered to you via a transfer link.
Learn more about the process
Lifestyle Product Photography Consultation
Let's talk about your brand in a pre-shoot consultation. This stage ensures we have a clear brief by outlining the images that are required, detailing their end use, product names and image shape aspect ratios. The image shape ratio is especially important as each image will be styled to give the best composition for the selected image shape. Together we will develop a strong visual style that conveys your brands identity. Gathering inspiration for props and settings using mood-boards to share our ideas, Pinterest is a great tool for this. The final brief will outline the shot list, background/prop selection and image style.
Product photography props and backgrounds
I have a section of photography props kept in house to help style your shoot. For example neutral painted backgrounds, colourful A1 card backgrounds, several colours of large linen tablecloths, ceramic plates and bowls, large stone tiles, vases, dried foliage and houseplants. I select props with textures and colours that compliment your brands style. Reusing backgrounds and props means I reduce your budget for photoshoot props and generate less waste as a business.
Product photography styling
Whether your brand is modern and minimal or boho and rustic I'll create lifestyle photography that conveys the characteristics of your brand. I provide styling advice during the planning process and and on set during your shoot. I'm here to help choose the best props to visualise your style. The impact of adding fresh ingredients or an unusual prop cannot be underestimated, they really make your brands imagery unique. I love being involved in this part of the job but If you already have a stylist I'd love to work with them too. Your products, well presented and thoughtfully styled.
Lifestyle product photography
Capture your products in a styled environment that communicates the feel of your brand. Drawing inspiration from ingredients, brand ethos or the settings in which your product is used.
Modern product photography
The opportunity to be minimalist, monotone or colourful with simple, striking product photography. Sometimes less is more, this style of photography will showcase your packaging in a timeless image that is focused on your branding.
I will create the atmosphere you need with beautiful studio lighting. Ok I'll admit that I'm a lighting fanatic with all the kit required to create the right mood for your products. I shoot with flash lighting to give me total control when creating these environments. This means I'm not limited by the day length when shooting during the Winter season. There are many options to choose from, sunny daylight style lighting, evening light with long dark shadows. Super soft light with smooth shadow graduation for that sophisticated feel.
Remote product photography
With Zoom screen sharing you can now join your shoot in real time from anywhere in the UK. Giving you access to the shoot remotely from the comfort of your own office. Whether you're joining me all day or just for a specific shot that needs art directing, it's all up to you. My camera is tethered to my computer so you can see the images being shot appear live on screen, we communicate via audio only. Choose from 5 on the shoot day approval methods for a custom service that suits your business needs.
The studio in Hastings
My home photostudio in Hastings, East Sussex UK is perfect for lifestyle product photography. A relaxed environment which also has some lovely period features that can be used in your shoot. For example the Edwardian fireplace, traditional victorian cupboard doors and sanded pine floors. On summer days we can have lunch in the garden.
For tabletop sets the maximum set size is 1 meter.
Stephanie Dunleavy Managing Director at Soul Analyse
Fantastic job from Sally. Great communication from start to finish. We had the delight of joining in on the full day shoot via Zoom - it was rather like we were there and was so great to be able to relay feedback and see everything in action. Couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. Most certainly will be working with Sally again the future!