July 2017: Lyme Regis - fully booked but stay tuned for more location shoots later in 2017.
This Summer we are taking the studio on the road once again, working with our regular stylist Mugdha Sapte. This is a rare opportunity to get your products styled and shot in a stunning location.
We are using a beautiful modern home on the Dorset coast near Lyme Regis. It's a new, architecturally designed house, facing the sea, built in wood, glass and concrete. Our previous location shoots have taken place in more rustic settings, so this is something quite different.
You can see the project on the website of the architects, AR Design Studio:
and in the gallery below.
All photos at link above credit: www.martingardner.com
Is this for me?
This location would best suit contemporary or minimal products. Furniture, rugs, outdoor seating, bedroom and bathroom items would be right at home. Scroll down for more info on how our location shoots work and don't hesitate to drop Yeshen a line.
Previous location shoots
Earlier in 2017 we ran our third location shoot at The Forge in Hampshire. Working once again with Hilary Lowe we spent three days shooting products from designers all over the UK. From the beautiful upholstered chairs from Galapagos Designs to the textiles of Mamws Interiors. View some highlights in the gallery below.
In 2016 we ran two location shoots with The Welsh House , the shoots took place in May and September and includes Jules Hogan, Sue Pryke, St Jude's, JAM Furniture, Emma Lacey, Folksy, Glenbach Weaving, Lisa Watson and many more. Here's some of the highlights:
How it will work
I will work out a bespoke quote based on the products and the type of shots you need. The focus will be on lifestyle photography, making use of the unique interiors, furniture and props from Hilary's enviable collection. We are aiming for 4-5 styled wide here shots and lots of details for each client.
Please create a brief for us to work from. Feel free to refer to: www.yeshen.uk/shoot-prep (password is studio62) and/or give me a call (07719 792931) to arrange a quick meet prior to the shoot.
How to get your products to us
If you wish you can deliver the products directly to the location. For this shoot, if you are booking a full or 1/2 day we would welcome you to attend the shoot.
Please drop off/post your products before the shoot to our London studio: 62 Thornhill Square, First Floor, London N1 1BE. If posting please arrange return shipping by either including shipping labels in the package or booking courier/parcel force. Please ensure you label your boxes (and products) and include extra packing materials for return postage.
Drop off/Delivery by on: Friday 14 April.
Pickup/Return postage: Monday 24 April.
Products will then be transported to the location where we will create the images. The edited shots will be sent via download link during the week following the shoot.
A bespoke quote will be created for you based on the estimated time to shoot the products, number of setups and style required.
The minimum fee will be £400+VAT.
The focus will be on editorial/lifestyle images for use on your website, printed materials or submitting to press - not to mention giving you plently of imagery for social media. I'll also take behind the scenes shots which I'll share with you.
All quotes include transport of products, location hire, photographer and stylist fees (including styling prep), props, post-production/delivery of files and miscellaneous expenses. Yeshen has the relevant insurances for location work, for both equipment, persons and products. However, if items have particular value please discuss this in advance.
Once confirmed, 50% of the payment must be made in advance.
Please complete the form below to book/request quote.
A bit of background...
I was born in the West Country (a secluded hamlet in the Quantock hills to be precise. I met Hilary in Wales while working with a designer based there and was instantly impressed by her styling skills - she makes everything look effortlessly beautiful. After the success of the first shoots at The Welsh Hous, we were keen to run another shoot closer to London.
Here's a sample of the first shoot we did together, for her brand Damson&Slate.
Known as the 'Designer/Maker's favourite Photographer', Yeshen has worked with hundreds of designers and small businesses. Using a distinctive style of lighting and composition, his focus is on the end use of the images, from websites and selling platforms to social media and printed materials. He works directly with his clients in his Islington studio and on location.
Yeshen has run presentations and workshops on product photography for ETSY, Folksy, Crafty Fox Market, The Design Trust and The Craft Council.
Alongside his wife Natasha, Yeshen also runs the design studio Yesh&Tash, creating short films, websites and animations. See more at www.yeshandtash.com
Hilary Lowe’s career has encompassed product design, PR, interior design, retailing and lifestyle styling.
In 1992 she launched a wholesale business to supply interior designers and stores with goods she
sourced from around the world and product designed items made in Vietnam and Cambodia. Clients included Selfridges, Designers Guild, Barneys NY, Browns, The Cross and many others.
In 1999 Hilary became the interior stylist for the Style section of the Sunday Times, forecasting and styling interior trends, commissioning photographers, locations and models as well as a weekly shopping page. She also renovated and interior designed many properties throughout London for a young client base.
In 2003 she went freelance and worked with all the glossy titles including Living Etc, Delicious, Coast, Easy Living and Elle Decoration alongside regular commissions from the Sunday Times and You Magazine. Hilary also worked for corporate clients such as M&S, Laura Ashley, The Iron Bed Company, Swarovski, Olay, Body Shop, Sainsbury’s and Wedgwood. In 2008 Hilary moved to Pembrokeshire and continued with styling projects for companies such as Elanbach fabrics. In 2010 Hilary set up an online store, Damson & Slate, designing, styling and marketing products made in Wales. She continues to this day alongside supporting local and young makers with styling, design, branding, PR and marketing.
View some examples of Mugdha's previous styling work in the gallery below.