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Professional Photographer Services

Professional photographer services play a vital role in any business, advertising, event or trade show. The right service can take your brands image to the next level or (if getting photos for an event) provide a clear record of the day that you can then use to market your future events.

A professional photo shoot allows you to get the images you need efficiently and conveniently without spending a fortune. The right photography team will work with you to ensure that all of your images communicate effectively the message that you are trying to get across.

What a Professional Photographer Can Do for Your Business

A professional photographer can do many things for your business, all of which revolve around more effectively communicating with your target audience through visual imagery. The images you use in your businesses marketing materials, corporate communications and across your website and brand assets says a lot about who you are and what you stand for. The ultimate goal should be to ensure that the images you are using maintain the same standard of quality as your products and services.

Many times the first image someone sees in relation to you can also be their first impression of you as an individual or organisation. For this reason, everything from your team photos and headshots to your advertising images must be of the highest-quality.

Reasons to Hire a Professional Photographer

The are countless reasons to hire a professional photographer. A few would be:
  • Product launch
  • Business dinners/social events
  • Award ceremonies
  • Conferences
  • Ad campaigns
So, whether you are hosting an awards lunch or a business conference of any size, professional photographs are a must have. Your event will be judged not only on its content on the day but also how it is promoted beforehand and recorded afterwards. A professional photographer can help in nearly every commercial situation. Local professional photographers can ensure that you have professional photographs of the place hosting the event, of the people involved and of any awards or products that are central to the event. It is also important that photographs are captured without the photographer becoming invasive. No one wants a camera directly in their face at a luncheon or product launch; and yet at the same time, if their photograph is going to be taken, everyone present is going to want to ensure it is their best side that is captured. An experienced professional can walk this fine line in any environment, ensuring that you get the best possible pictures without your guests, customers or network feeling uncomfortable.

Professional Photo Shoots

One of the most common reasons to hire a professional photographer will be for professional headshots or team photo shoots. Every website is expected to have an up-to-date About Us page with professional, high-quality and friendly headshots to match. Our years of experience positions us to offer expert advice when it comes to everything from lighting and posture to what equipment will best serve your purpose. 

Similar applications would be headshots for models, actors or magazines. Feel free to get in touch and ask about your specific professional photography needs.

Professional Photography for Events or Trade Shows

Trade shows and business events are crucial ways of making new connections, gathering information and increasing trade. Having a professional photographer on hand to highlight traders and their wares can help with this. It also provides opportunities to capture many small moments between individuals that highlight the camaraderie, enjoyment and valuable nature of such shows and events. But to achieve this and much more, it is essential that you choose the right photographer.

Digital cameras and high-quality Smartphone cameras make it easy for almost anyone to take a reasonable photograph. Given this, many people wonder whether it is worth investing in a professional photographer for a trade show or business event. Surely, each trader can take the photos they want, upload them, and share them where needed. Of course, this is true, but if you are organising the show, you are going to want more than a few hastily-taken candid snaps to promote your event. For several reasons, investing in a professional photographer is the right choice for your next event or trade show.

While your staff might set out with the intention of taking photographs throughout the course of your trade show, conference or event, other more important things, like potential customers and clients, will eventually take over. When you hire a professional photographer, you can ensure that there is a high-quality photographic record of the day. You can also be assured that the right photographs are taken, that stalls are snapped in the best possible light, and that otherwise missed moments are captured. 

Secondly, you will be supplied with this this treasure trove of the highest-quality images by your professional photographer online. Not only can you better market your future shows, events and company, but you can enhance your reputation by being able to support individual traders with high-quality pictures of them, their stalls, their personnel and key moments during the day. This helps you to improve your network and ensures that there is one more good reason why traders will want to return to your shows time and again.

The benefits of hiring a professional photographer UK based do not stop there. Even before your trade show starts, a professional photographer can provide help and advice that ensures your event stands out. It may be that they can offer advice on improving layout to capture the best light within a building. They may be able to advise on your meet and greet area or suggest which shots you need to ensure are taken during the course of the day.

What to Look for When hiring a Professional Photographer

Of course, to benefit from professional photography services, you need to ensure you hire the right one. While you will have a budget you need to stick to, cost should never be the ultimate deciding factor. Choosing a cheap service over an experienced one is the quickest way to being left with substandard photographs or the photographer not showing up. Besides cost, there are many things to consider to ensure you hire the best person for your business.

When approaching a company, agency or freelancer, you need to take time to talk to them about your goals, need and/or event, what you hope to gain from hiring a professional photographer, and what you expect from them before, during and after the photographs have been taken. A professional company will be happy to discuss your needs, explain what they can offer and discuss the finer points of the project to ensure that they can meet your requirements. 

Ask to see a portfolio of previous work and also request references from previous clients. Taking the time to do extra research now can prevent a host of problems later on. Ensure that you meet the actual photographers and discuss their approach to your specific project. If you are hiring more than one professional photographer, ascertain the skills and experience of each of them and be clear what each one will be focusing on during the day. 

Finally, check aspects such as their insurance, the turn around time for your photographs, and the overall costs (including any extras that you agree to). When you choose a professional company such as The Photo Team, you know you are in good hands and will receive transparent prices upfront.

Affordable Professional Photography Pricing

We provide professional photographer services at affordable prices, see a complete breakdown on our prices here.

We take a unique approach by offering competitive, transparent quotes with no hidden fees. The cost of your professional shoot will always depend on a number of factors such as how long you need to hire the photographer, how many photographers you need, any special editing requirements you have and the types of photos you are looking for.

We work with you to offer a reasonable, accurate price for your professional photos.

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Professional Photography FAQs

Professional photographers can charge anywhere from £50 to £200 per hour or more. Some photography companies, agencies or freelancers will charge per final image or offer day rates for longer projects and events. Whilst your budget is important, you need to make sure those you choose to work with fully understand what you are looking for out of your photographs and, more importantly, know how to take images which meet those objectives. Hiring the most expensive photographer doesn’t guarantee the best service but hiring the cheapest can guarantee a lack of experience, equipment and skill.
A professional photographer captures photographs which communicate the right message about your business, organisation, event, conference or trade show. They provide you with fully edited and ready-to-use images for a range of uses including event promotion, team photos, internal communications, product pages and/or marketing materials.
At The Photo Team, we understand how important professional photography is to the outcome of your project, trade show or event. We always put our clients first and will take the time to find out exactly what it is you want and what you are hoping to achieve. With over 25 years of experience, our professional photographer team can be relied upon to provide the skills and expertise you need. You can find out more about the team on our website at To discuss your needs or ask any questions that you have, you can email us at [email protected] or call us on 0207 859 4626.
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