Improve communication, engage with your target audience, and create a coherent, consistent brand that people will remember through professional photography, right here in Nottingham.
From beautiful, evocative lifestyle images to clean, minimalistic product photos, owning your own visual content is an important step in carving out your place in your industry.
With our professional photographers, equipment and photo studio, we have everything you need to capture the perfect snaps for your brand.
We all know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover – but when your customers come looking for support and solutions to their problems, that’s exactly what they do. They want a supplier that looks the business.
Good photography can make or break a brand - it can turn a bland brand into an engaging one, it can make the social media scrollers stop in their tracks and it reassures your audience you are genuine and trustworthy. That’s why photography is so important for your business.
While there are some great free and paid stock libraries out there, stock photography will never tell your story. You're unique, and your photography should be too. With stock, you're always limited to what's out there - but with pro photography, you can develop your brand's image style with no limitations.
Another reason to get professional photography is the question of quality. There's an art to taking a great photo, whether it's a simple product shot on white, or a stunning lifestyle image for your website. There are so many things to consider, including composition, style and editing. Not everyone can do it well, and poor quality photography will really drag down your brand image.
Every photography project is unique. We firstly start by discussing your goals and budget, as these elements might affect the approach we take. Understanding the purpose of these images and how they will be presented to your audience is also considered in our planning.
We will then talk about your brand and audience to establish a creative direction through mood boards. This is when we finalise the image styles you are after and direction of the shoot.
We will then work towards your deadline and schedule in the shoot days, whether they are in our studio or on location. We will also recommend that you join us for the shoot for input on the day - however, this is entirely optional.
On the shoot day, we will adapt to weather, adjust lighting, ensure background and sets are as planned and make it a fun!
Next up is post-production, you can sit back and relax whilst we go through the images and edit them to suit your creative direction. All of these edited images will be shared with you.
Once the images have been signed off, you will receive all the raw and edited files packaged up and ready to go!
He / him; yellow. Creative jack-of-all-trades, Matt is "dangerously knowledgeable" in almost every facet of marketing. His favourite field is branding, and he loves developing inspiring, daring brand identities for organisations who are ready to do something different. But he's equally talented at front end web development and developing digital strategies. He's also the front man and guitarist in local parody heavy metal outfit Evil Scarecrow, plus a huge fan of music, eating in nice restaurants, and going on holiday.
She / her. Emma is part of the online marketing guild but also has her finger in the PR pie. She is happiest when she has a camera in her hand. Builder of cat hotels. Lover of all animals. Has headlined every festival with her imaginary prog-rock band! Talks too much. Fidgets a lot! And occasionally tries to get fit by listening to the Rocky 4 soundtrack.
He / him. Chris is a co-founder of Rusty Monkey. Chris would like to think of himself as a branding philosopher but in reality it means that he can sit in his hammock and come up with great ideas around business and branding problems. He’s also a BBC-trained camera operator and has worked on many large scale TV events. A technophile. Loves the outdoors and will often head into the countryside with his wife, daughter and camera drone. Really interested in ethical thinking and business.
She / her; green / blue. Zoe is a designer, daydreamer and self-anointed snack queen. Once described as “so awkward she’s charming” by a friend, there isn’t a day that goes by without her accidentally slipping in an innuendo. In winter, she hibernates in a blanket of books and netflix, but by late spring emerges with her trusty birkenstocks, ready to go on photography adventures and socialise with the neighbourhood cats. If she were a pokemon she would without a doubt be Pikachu, but a buzzfeed quiz has determined her to be a Magikarp. She’s a firm believer that buzzfeed quizzes cannot be trusted, under any circumstances.
Some selected projects. Browse our portfolio for more.
Innoval was undergoing a big rebrand and website development project. They needed some unique photography content to replace stock imagery on their website and social channels. We wanted to take headshots that captured all the different personalities within the company, to make Innoval more relatable for future customers.
Select Living group needed product photography to use on their website to help customers choose which products best suits their garden and needs.
You need product or staff photography that's professional, clear and consistent. You need versatile imagery you can use across all of your touchpoints, from digital to print.
Need product photography for your online store, or headshots of your staff to introduce the world? Studio photography is a great way to showcase your products with controlled lighting, so that they’re guaranteed to look their best.
For this kind of shot, we recommend shooting against a solid light or dark background. This not only showcases the subject the best, it will give you more options when using your images, as it will make them easier to edit.
In our photography studio, we can create the perfect environment for your shoot day. We can also provide equipment for simulating a photo studio on-location if necessary.
We understand that not everyone feels comfortable getting in front of a camera, so we can provide some tips to help your team feel confident during the shoot.
You need on-site, authentic lifestyle shots to enhance your marketing assets. You're fed up with uninspiring stock image libraries and want something more bespoke.
Do you need some eye-catching images of your space, your team, or maybe your products in action? Are you looking for lifestyle imagery that tells your brand story?
On-site photography is a great way to get those natural authentic shots, in an environment that makes sense for your project.
These can be authentic images of your team at work, or showstopping imagery of your products that makes a statement.
As no one project is the same, we will work with you to get the shots you need.
You have a special day you wish to remember, or an important corporate event you want to shout about. You need to capture the essence of the event so that future participants understand what to expect.
Showcasing something big, or celebrating something special? Then you're going to want to shout out about it. One of the best ways to do this is with event photography, which captures the special moments for you to share with your audience.
These events can range from large festivals, corporate parties to small gatherings or presentations.
Imagery from these events can be used in social media campaigns, PR, on your events page or Eventbrite page, or in print.
We are flexible and will ensure that whatever type of photography you are after, we will make the process as seamless as possible.
Style, direction and moodboard
Shoot day pre-production
Final edits and optimised deliverables
This depends on the scope of the project. On top of our own time, we may factor in camera hire, studio hire and lighting hire, where applicable. We may also quote for additional experts, such as a lighting technical and art director, depending on the complexity of the shoot.
The quote will depend on your budget, goals and what you are trying to achieve with the images, so we will always chat with you first to determine the scope of the project.
On the shoot day, we want to ensure that you receive professional images just as you pictured in your head. If we have a key decision maker with us during the day, we can ensure you're happy with the images as we go along.
It will also help us to get the right shots if we have someone on-hand who is familiar with your products, subjects and locations.
If something unexpected happens, your rep can also help us strategise the best solution.
From the raw files we capture on the shoot day, we can optimise your images to suit any application.
For example, if you want to use the images in large format printing (e.g. on a billboard) they will need to be processed at a much higher resolution than if you need them for a digital campaign.
We have three photography experts, and one of them will be assigned to your project. They will work with you closely and will be your point of contact throughout the process.
It totally depends on the shoot. If you are supplying your own props, pay attention to the little details. They should be in good condition, clean and aesthetically pleasing. They should also be on-brand.
We can help you source props if you don't have what you need. If we purchase props on your behalf, we will include these costs in the final invoice.
This depends on the scope of the project. Typically, we will schedule a single shoot day that will take all day. For large and complex projects, more days may be required.
If we cannot access all the required subjects on the shoot day (for example, if members of your team are unavailable, or certain products are unavailable), we will need to arrange a secondary session.
Before we can state how long it will take, we work with you to understand what the outcomes you are expecting and the type of photography required for your project.
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