WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DO YOU DO?
I’m Holly and I’m a freelance photographer/stylist based in Derbyshire. I’ve been working with creative businesses since 2010 to produce images for their websites, social media, marketing materials, books, and online shops such as Etsy, Folksy and Not On The High Street. If you’d like to find out more about me, you can do here. You can also listen to this interview with me on the One Girl Band podcast.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I first picked up a camera in my early teens before going on to study photography at both College and University. I have been running my own business since graduating in 2010. You can read more about my journey in this Creative Boom interview.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO SPECIALISE IN WORKING WITH DESIGNER/MAKERS?
Promoting and supporting independent businesses is really important to me, so combining my photography work with my love of design and craft came very naturally. I love discovering new makers and designers, and I think this genuine interest in what people are making helps me connect with my clients and create a lasting relationship.
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?
Instead of charging per image I offer half day and full day rates, you can find out more information on my pricing page but to get a specific quote for your photoshoot please get in touch and tell me about what you're after. My rates always include shooting, styling, and editing.
HOW MANY PRODUCTS CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH IN A FULL / HALF DAY?
The amount varies depending on the products, styling, and client requirements. I always try to cover as much as possible in the time booked so that you receive plenty of beautiful new images to use. When sending an enquiry, please include as much information as possible and I will provide you with a more accurate estimate of the time required.
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR A PHOTOSHOOT?
I've put together some handy tips for you right here. In the run up to the shoot we'll keep in touch to discuss plans and we can set up a joint Pinterest board to collate ideas.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN STUDIO?
Yes - after working from three different studio spaces around and in Derby city centre, I now work from a private studio in Derbyshire.
DO YOU HAVE A WAITNG LIST?
I tend to get booked up two to three months in advance. I do occasionally have dates become available earlier, but I can't guarantee it, however there's no harm in asking! If you’d like to sign up to my waiting list to be notified of available dates, you can here.
I’M NOT BASED NEAR YOU, CAN I POST YOU MY PRODUCTS?
Yes - in fact around 90% of my clients opt to use my remote service 'You Post It, I Shoot It'. Since launching this service in 2014 I've gained clients from across the UK, Europe and US - so no matter where you're based, you can send your products to me to be photographed.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE IMAGES?
I use Dropbox and/or WeTransfer to send over your images - you'll receive them as high res jpegs ready to use where you please. I can also provide them cropped to specific sizes so that they're ready to upload to your online shop/Etsy/NOTHS store front/social media, etc!
WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT?
The copyright always remains with me, however I grant my clients with the rights to use the images where they please. All I ask in return is for a small credit back to me to be included where possible!
HOW DO I CREDIT YOU WHEN SHARING THE IMAGES?
I completely understand that it’s not always possible to provide a credit back to me, but where possible please use the following guide:
In print credit Holly Booth Photography
Link to www.hollybooth.com if sharing on a website
Tag @hollyboothstudio if sharing on Instagram
CAN YOU HELP WITH STYLING?
DO I NEED TO PROVIDE PROPS AND/OR BACKGROUNDS?
I have a variety of props and backgrounds at the studio, but I always encourage my clients to take a look around their homes and studios to see if they have any items that may work. It's a great way of adding touches of your personality and style into your images, which will help them stand out and be recognised as yours! If you need specific props sourcing, I can help you with this - just ask.
CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH MY STUDIO / SHOP?
DO YOU OFFER ANY VIDEO SERVICES?
I don’t personally but I do work alongside the brilliant Lara Elliott on occasion to capture behind the scenes and studio tours. If you’d like to discuss the option of working with the both of us, please get in touch.
WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH MY WEDDING?
I’m afraid I don’t offer any sort of wedding photography services, but I can recommend a bunch of very talented photographers such as The Gribbons, Chris Seddon, Camera Hannah, Elly Lucas, Samuel Docker and Matt Brown.