Who are We? And do we only work in Inverness?
Your Reflection Studio is a leading photography studio based in Inverness in the North of Scotland. We offer our services from a studio,in Easter Drummond - not far from Inverness. Currently it lets us produce images for product and food, as much of our other client work is done on site on or in their premises thanks to a significant investment in our portable studio environment - this means a studio environment is maintained at all times - lighting quality assured!
Our customer base covers the breadth of Scotland and the UK, as-well-as locally across Inverness Tain, Thurso and Elgin through to Aberdeen. They range all sizes of business and marketing or PR agencies from small bistro establishments, guest house owners, multinational construction businesses to engineering companies, media and food producers. We do specialise in property photography and architectural photography, as-well-as food and product. Our clients require images that range from brochure-ware images to website support and sales promotional photographs. We are often engaged for employee photo shoots, process or manufacturing (business in action) photographs, events and conferences. The range is wide and changes often by each commission. We are also heavily involved in product photography, catalogue and pack shot image production.
Working with companies.
As you would expect from a professional photographer, we have a wide range of photographic experience which we bring to all our clients. Beyond this we offer advice on styling and creation of set-piece arrangements and model work. As a studio, we also have a wide and extensive knowledge of marketing and public relations. This experience gained over 25 years plus that gained as a commercial photographer, helps us with both client side and agency side commissions, providing the next level in commercial photographic services.
As a broad base Inverness business, we provide photography services and support for:
Food and Beverage Photography &
Food Styling (Including restaurant images)
Probably our biggest growth area and key to the studio - food and beverage photography. As a professional photographer and studio, we have worked with many business throughout the Highlands as well as the Inverness area including the Royal in Tain, the Loch Ness Clansman, RedPoppy, Glenmoriston Arms, at Cafe 1 and the Garth to name but a few. But this area of work doesn't just include menu and restaurant work. It also includes pack-shot as well as images for use in advertising, recipe book/card publication, menu use and yes, food blogging for chefs who are great in the kitchen but not too happy with a camera. This means we've also work for producers like Reids of Caithness, Cocoa Mountain, Grants of Speyside and Speyside Specialities - to again name just a few. As a studio we have invested in a wide range of props, cloths and ceramics, back drops and fabrics to bring any food work we do to a style you require. We style much of the work ourselves but are happy to recommend a stylist we have worked with in the past or engage any stylist you already employed. As for restaurant work, we enjoy working from the hip with chef - yes, working a selection from the days menu, finding a great location in the establishment to shoot and then - often providing the entertainment for diners as we shoot while they eat!
Event & Conference Photography
We have covered many events in the Inverness, Highland and Moray area from the Cairngorm Challenge to Fort George, Living Food at Cawdor to Young Enterprise all with and around the Inverness and Highland Region. We take a simple brief and then explore it through the use of set piece images or reportage - all depending upon what it is you are looking for. We even provide a free event portal - so if you have sold stall space you can offer the images down to those who have paid for the stalls so they too can access the images of your event for their own promotions.
Business Events Photography
As a photographer consider this to be a little more intermate than perhaps the larger events - more intermate, perhaps a company day or even the cataloguing of a special sales presentation of company wards evening. Again, like our large event packages we cover these through set price or reportage styles.
Architectural & Estate Agency Support
Much of our work in Inverness and the Highlands deals with architecture, interior design and estate photography - it may be the cataloging of property for balance-sheet or historical value, much of it is for promotional use in tourism or interior design services sale. That's why we have worked with ISG Plc, Simply Let and House Simple for example as well as Bidwells and Bell Ingram. We have invested in the wide angle and tilt and shift lens technology to help maximise the image's value and potential use. All images are supported by a lighting scheme from 3000KW studio lamps - not flash off the camera, so all images are light balanced and as an important issue for any photographer, colour corrected. We also provide a value service to hotel, BNB and guest house owners throughout the Highlands and Inverness area where images are needed to support their website and promotional use on booking engines.
Often as an extension to our estate and architectural services we are asked to provide images of the sporting estate. We have developed a more easily transported 'studio-rig' to help us up and down the hills so we can easily follow the shooting party. We have also an extensive natural history image library which is then accessed to show the wildlife and landscape of the estate - completing the value of the sporting environment.
Hotel, BNB and Guesthouse Images as well as Holiday Lets
We typically shoot over 200 hospitality properties a year! Yes, The Thistle in Inverness, Royston Bed & Breakfast again in Inverness, Glenkirk in Drumnadrochit, The Moorings in Fort William,. Hilton Bed & Breakfast, An Grianan in Inverness and many, many more - why not ask us for a reference or look at some of our case studies by clicking here. The fact that we control the light and help all our client owners consider the use of fabrics, food and space to promote their places to stay means we're referred to throughout the Highlands. We also provide an image archive service to hotel, BNB and guest house owners throughout the Highlands and Inverness area where images are needed to support their website and promotional use on booking engines - here we liase with agency, booking companies and designers to help get the best use and formating of our images for our clients. We've even provided landscape images to clients for wall art. Examples of this can be found here at the Inch.
Product & Catalogue,
On-Pack and Promotional Images
We are lucky enough to have the room in the studio to dedicate benches that enable product shoots of a high key or lifestyle format to be undertaken - dedicated space. That's why clients such as Aromantics in Foress use us for all their products. Not only do we have the lighting arrangements but also the boom and clip systems to arrange product in a still life format to demonstrate angles, key features and any practical uses during the shoot. Should clipping masks be required we have invested in the Adobe Creative Suite extensively plus the image cataloging software Lightroom and a range of plug-ins to manage most images styling requirements. Lightroom also means we can archive manage your images so you have backup should there ever be a loss at agency or marketing department level. We also have an extensive network of designers that we have worked with in the past who can provide further clipping and image quality services worldwide should we need to access them.
Freelance, Public Relations and Publicity Images
Again another area that is growing for us in Inverness in the last year or so. As a photographer studio have worked with Platform PR on the Highland Tattoo, Weber shandwick, AVC media, Consolidated PR on the Commonwealth Games, Summersault, Willoughby PR. We've been published in nationals as well as local newspapers such as the Inverness Courier and Press & Journal, specialist magazines such as Retail week, Caterer and of course Build-it Magazine. As a studio we also freelance. many of our clients who engage us as a freelance photographer are from London where they are looking for image support in Inverness from a professional who can demonstrate both consistency of image and approach to brief.
Public Relations and Publicity Images, really an extension of our freelance work, we are engaged by many of the agencies in the North of Scotland - a simple brief often accompanied with an action plan and deadlines.
For each commission we will produce a series of images that explore the subject or the premises and present these to you on an online proofing portal. All the images taken are yours, no matter how many are taken. The price quoted is always fixed price with no additional expenses charged. Once happy with the images they will then be sent to you in four formats for ease of use, on a DVD disk or supplied via Internet and Dropbox.