Guide to Hotel Photography and commissioning a photographer..
Hotel photography requires a highly creative eye, attention to detail and good organisational skills. All my work is digitally produced, and I have many years experience in post production, preparing image files to suit clients’ needs. Hotel guests are an internet savvy lot and increasingly expect to see as much detail as possible before they make their choice. Professional photographs can make all the difference to their decision making, whether they see entire room shots or evocative details which convey the mood. All hotel photography is different, but I generally shoot a mix of interiors and exteriors, lifestyle and food.
In recent years I have worked for many luxury hotels, Country House Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts and Boutique Hotels; amongst them Barnsley House Hotel and Whatley Manor in Gloucestershire, Fingals Hotel in Devon, Gliffaes Hotel in Wales, the Limewood Hotel in Hampshire, and many others. One of my favourite clients is Château Rigaud in France where the combination of vast, atmospheric bedrooms, stunning communal spaces and some of the best food on offer, is a joy to photograph. Amongst the boutique B&Bs and smaller hotels are Boskerris in Cornwall and a catered ski chalet run by ‘Tasty Ski Company‘ in Morzine. I am based in the beautiful West Country (handy for Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, The Cotswolds and Wales) but travel all over the UK and abroad particularly France and Italy which I visit whenever I can and where I’ve photographed many hotels. Have a look at my blog post about a recent trip photographing il Borro in Tuscany, a predictably glamorous, luxury hotel and wedding venue owned by the first family of Italian fashion, the Ferragamo dynasty…mi piace fare foto di alberghi!
I am a regular contributor of travel, lifestyle and hotel photography to Condé Nast Traveller, one of the world’s finest travel magazines and have contributed many of the images in Alastair Sawdays ‘Go Slow’ series of books about lovely places to stay in Italy, France, England and Wales.
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