Promotional Photographs That Sell Your Story

If you need to capture a moment or bring new life to your brand imagery, a picture speaks a thousand words. In the age of Instagram and social media, brilliant photography ensures you stand out from the crowd. Whether you're a well established business or just starting out with a great service or product and need to grab attention, we can help elevate your business, project or event to the next level.

We work with every sized enterprise from small sole traders to non-profits to PLC's.

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EVENTS

From charitable fundraisers to private celebrations, corporate events to Christmas parties, we have photographed occasions from 20 to 1,200 guests. Nearly a decade’s experience has given us the speed and versatility to confidently cover a variety of corporate events and private parties. We invest time in pre-planning to ensure our coverage is broad and we can respond to every eventuality.

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FOOD

A keen eye for styling and presentation and a background in cooking to professional standard makes food photography one of our passions. We have photographed food on-site in bars, restaurants and for food blogs. We like to incorporate backgrounds and lighting choices to maintain the creative integrity of the dish and in keeping with your brand or decor.

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PROPERTY

Your shopfront is your first point of sale and how your customers identify you. Your commercial premises also give your business stature and gravitas, greatly enhanced by crisp, clean photography. If you’re an architect, interior designer, estate agent, property owner or landlord and have a larger portfolio of properties to photograph, we can capture both interior and exterior perspectives to enhance their appeal and showcase your work at its best.

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PEOPLE

A warm, open portrait has proven sales appeal to prospective customers and is one of the first steps in building trust with your audience. Mirror Imaging specialises in taking well-lit, flattering photographs, knowing how to elicit the most natural and genuine expressions. Whether your preference is for clean personnel headshots or a more editorial style that shows you amongst your business tools and surroundings, we’ll come to you and make it happen.

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WORK LIFE

Downloadable stock photography has three main limitations: It’s expensive, it’s duplicable by your competitors and it’s not authentically of your services, staff or activities. By contrast, having bespoke ‘at work’ photography allows you to create a portfolio of high-resolution images tailored to your marketing needs, which you can use again and again. Whether you’re a small local business in need of a starter photographic package, or a large organisation looking to update your website and corporate brochure, we have a service to suit you. We photograph your business activities on-site with minimal disruption, working quickly so you get the most out of our time with you. 

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LIFESTYLE

We love working with fellow creatives, those of you who have dedicated yourselves to your art; be that floristry, writing, music or painting. Lifestyle photography also encompasses those of you working away from the corporate world but still providing a marketable service you need to shout about; perhaps you’re a jewellery designer, boutique shop owner, vet or beautician. Your photographs need to reflect your person-to-person approach and the desirability of buying your local, handmade or artisan goods or services. Our Small Business Social Media Package is the solution.

Promoting sponsorship of the Cheltenham Gold Cup

 

The highlight of the prestigious Cheltenham Festival is Gold Cup Day, a highly coveted award in British horse racing. The Gold Cup received a new sponsor in December 2015 and Timico were awarded preferred supplier status to The Jockey Club’s portfolio of 15 racecourses. In February 2016 Timico contacted Mirror Imaging Photography to take flawless photographs of the cup itself from different angles, together with editorial images of their Executive Chairman to promote the event across media channels.  The images were used on 20ft banner advertising at the festival grounds, on welcome signage, within the Cheltenham programme, across social media, in newspaper editorial and for Timico's own website.

"Wow, you’ve really knocked these out of the park. Absolutely outstanding work! Thank you very much, the best photos I’ve ever seen of The Gold Cup!" Timico's Creative Manager
 

Fundraising event to celebrate PLC's 70th anniversary

 

North Midland Construction's huge 70th anniversary event, attended by 1,200 people, was held at Goosedale Conference Centre in Nottinghamshire. Robert Moyle, Chairman, explains “The company’s 70th anniversary was a great opportunity to bring together all of our people from all over the country as well as past employees to celebrate this major milestone in the company’s long history." The day's charity fund-raising celebrations had a fairground carnival theme for the young and young at heart, with a ferris wheel, dodgems, a giant indoor scalextric, carnival games and food and drink stalls. The Finance Director and Chairman proved great sports by going in the stocks and having wet sponges thrown at them to raise more cash for charity. 

Mirror Imaging Photography was asked to naturally capture the fun and frivolity, with the addition of a studio-lit space to allow friends, work colleagues and couples to pose for welcome photographs, which proved hugely popular. The mix of the two styles of photography made for some great images from day to night. The evening finished on a bang with a firework display. 

North Midland Construction's PR agency used the images for press releases and promotion.

 
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Property portfolio for architect's website  

 

Martin Hubbard approached Mirror Imaging Photography to photograph his considerable architecture portfolio around Nottinghamshire, both interior and exterior. Martin was launching a new website and needed well-lit, clean images to accurately represent his extensive number of varied projects and to appeal to new clients. We were asked to visit at designated times and dates agreeable to the occupants and work with the weather and sky conditions. The brief included a mix of commercial buildings and exclusive, refined private dwellings and property developments, sometimes requiring ingenuity to get sufficient height and scope.

 

 
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Food photography for stylish, health-conscious food blog

 

An ongoing collaborative project of food and photography to provide inspiring recipes as a free resource to the public. Aimed at the growing market of people adopting a diet that is low-carbohydrate and high fat, Primal Plate is updated regularly with new, innovative recipe ideas and requires bright, beautiful photographs in line with its fresh, clean branding that will inspire its active readership and attract new followers. Often requiring some styling to give context and show off the final dishes at their best. Photographs are used on the Primal Plate website and throughout its social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Natural event photography to celebrate a corporate milestone 

 

The Wilkins Group is one of the largest independent packaging factories in the UK, with operations worldwide and a multi-million annual turnover. Whilst the head office of Ken Wilkins Print Ltd has remained in Nottingham, the Wilkins Group has international hubs that include Romania, China and Sri Lanka. In 2013 this family owned and run business wanted to honour the founder and the company's humble beginnings, celebrate the growth of the business over the previous 50 years and give staff a Christmas party to remember at The East Midlands Conference Centre. They contacted Mirror Imaging Photography to capture the low-light, evening ambience of the event. We were asked to take natural images of the 200 guests and partygoers, impromptu photographs of the Wilkins family and the Chief Executive's speech.

Wilkins subsequently commissioned Mirror Imaging Photography to design and supply a huge bespoke framed montage of our images, together with eight individually framed photographs to grace the boardroom and corridors at their head office. We also digitally restored an old passport photograph of the founder Ken Wilkins, which we printed and framed to complement the full collection on display. We used the finest Italian, solid-wood, durable frames with gallery mounts to provide a timeless memento of the occasion to last for the next 50 years and beyond.

"In 2013 The Wilkins Family celebrated their 50 year Anniversary of trading and it was decided to celebrate this landmark as a joint venture with the Company Annual Christmas Party. The venue we opted for was The East Midlands Conference Centre and it was very important for us to record this landmark with some stunning photography. The EMCC recommended Mirror Imaging Photography and Sarah came along to see us to discuss what our requirements would be on the evening. Sarah put forward some great ideas and we decided on not only formal photographs but natural images too. On the evening Mirror Imaging blended in perfectly with our party and took some truly wonderful pictures. To say we were happy with the results would be an understatement and the images reflected perfectly on what was a superb evening. At our request Sarah put together a montage of pictures and arranged for the framing and delivery. We also had several smaller pictures with matching frames to the montage and these now hang in our Head Office in Nottingham. The pictures still look stunning and it is really nice to reminisce about what was a thoroughly perfect evening. In conclusion Sarah acted in a professional manner throughout and offered sound advice and support. We would absolutely recommend Mirror Imaging Photography to your company." The Wilkins Family
 
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Bespoke 'stock' photography of the company at work

 

Timico is an independent service provider specialising in data and voice connectivity and hosting solutions for UK businesses. It has built its portfolio of businesses to a client base of approximately 12,000 including Mitsubishi Motors, Jimmy Choo, Hobbs, The Savoy Hotel, Honda, The British Medical Association and many more.

Mirror Imaging Photography was approached to fulfil a substantial brief of 'at work' photography to illustrate the company's end of year account report, and to provide them with a tailored bank of images they can use on their website, promotional advertising and in marketing literature. This includes 'live' photographs of staff demonstrating their services, portraits of the board of directors and personnel headshots, technology in action, IT systems and their data centre sites both inside and out.

"The first time you work with any new supplier, particularly on the creative side, the main concern is around whether the brief will be interpreted correctly and ultimately whether the end product satisfies your requirements and justifies your investment. As it turned out, the first time and each subsequent time we’ve worked with Mirror Imaging on a project, they not only take time to understand your objectives and what you’re aiming to achieve creatively, but also offer expert guidance on what is and what isn’t likely to work, helping make the brief completely watertight. From a delivery perspective, the end result is a fantastic set of images that hit the mark every time. Sarah’s attention to detail is second to none. She takes the time before, during and after the shoot to ensure she delivers a stunning end product. Sarah and Susan are easy to work with, they are great at putting everyone at ease during shoots, and it’s convenient having such a high quality photographic service available so local to our business. I’d thoroughly recommend Sarah’s commercial photography service to any in-house team looking to add weight and quality to their external communications. I’d recommend Mirror Imaging Photography for the calm, diligent and professional approach they take to each and every job and the extraordinarily high quality of Sarah’s images."

 
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High quality portraits of school pupils for bus advertising 

 

Salterford House is an independent preparatory school of 100 children on the outskirts of Nottingham. They required portraits of pre-selected pupils to be used in an advertising campaign on the rear of local buses. Due to the scale and design of the adverts it was imperative the photographs were of the highest quality, evenly lit and tack-sharp, so they approached Mirror Imaging Photography in preference to drawing on their back catalogue of school photographs taken by other photographers. The portraits needed to be taken on a neutral backdrop, so their graphic designers could easily cut out and superimpose onto their own graphics. We took the photographs on-site at the school, using our studio lighting and backdrop, working quickly with the minimum of disruption to lesson times.

 
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Birthday party celebration for 250 guests

Mirror Imaging Photography was asked to capture a private party for a 21st Birthday with the theme 'Saturday Night at the Movies'. The event took place in a huge marquee split into several zones, with pre-dinner drinks requiring natural, reportage photographs of guests as well as a studio-lit, Oscars themed area, for guests to enjoy posing with props on a large velvet chaise longue. The main marquee was decorated in an abundance of white orchids and hanging carnation heads by Vincent & Stubbs. We stayed to capture the speeches and dancing, including a performance by The Overtones. You can view the full blog post on my other website.