TonyHphoto Blog

Jun

22

2017

New Commercial Photography You Have Never Seen Before

  As many of you may already know, our lead commercial photographer, Tony Harris, has been visually telling the stories of brands throughout his entire career. What some of you may not know is that before Tony discovered his talent for shooting food and interiors for the hospitality industry he was a keen car photographer. […]

May

09

2017

Photo Series: In The Studio With Sugar Artist Robert Haynes

Robert Haynes is a self-taught sugar artist from Lancashire who is now living, working and inspiring here in London. Robert has a keen eye for food presentation and design that led him down the path of sugary artistry after training as a chef. Robert set up the Sugar Flower Studio in 2006 to embrace his […]

Apr

20

2017

5 Things To Think About Before Hiring A Photographer For Your New Restaurant

    There’s a lot to think about when it comes to starting a new business. In the London hospitality industry one of the biggest things you need to think about is how you’re going to get people through your doors. Without diners you don’t have a business so it’s fairly important. Food photography plays […]

Feb

07

2017

Valentine’s Day Food Photography

  Living life 3 months ahead of everyone else would appear to be the norm when involved with marketing and we understand why. As photographers we are used to being involved in Christmas shoots in September, Halloween editorials in July and Easter productions in February and know how much work must go into these campaigns […]

Jan

26

2017

Food Photography at Flora Indica

  Food photography for new restaurants is one of the highlights of being a professional food photographer. A new restaurant, especially in London where there’s a new cafe/pop-up/food van on every corner, must have something unusual and exciting to ‘bring to the table’ and it is always a pleasure working with the team that breathes life […]

Dec

09

2016

Mince Pies In September | Making Our Christmas Cards

Christmas is, without a doubt, one of the most photogenic times of the year. Frost on the ground, low winter light and mulled wine on every corner. Days get shorter, nights get longer and where we lose our natural sunlight we gain the twinkling of fairy lights and the glow of roaring fires. Greetings cards, whether […]

Sep

01

2016

The Mandolay Hotel

The Mandolay Hotel is a testament to all involved with its remarkable transition The Mandolay has gone from strength to strength and continues to improve at an unbelievable pace. What was once a three star hotel, with no clear vision, is now a tremendous, 4 star establishment with awards from AA , Conde Nast Johansens Guide and […]

Mar

09

2016

Peasant Food Food Photography, Not As Easy As It Looks

In contrast to the slightly unappetising image conjured up in our minds by ‘peasant food’ the photographic style is proving to be highly appealing. However, despite the laid back vibe these images appear to effortlessly pull off, their production requires a lot of hard work and creativity. Plus, due to the ever increasing number of ‘photographers’ now […]

Feb

19

2016

The Best of Both Worlds

A little something we’ve been secretly working on. A new Cinemagraph. Another great result from our studio test shoot with Cantenac Brown wine. The combination of still image and video provides depth and really brings a shot like this to life. See more of our Cinemagraph creations HERE

Feb

18

2016

Millennium Mayfair | Avista Bar & Restaurant

A couple of weeks ago we were asked to provide food photography for the Millennium Mayfair hotel. The images were to be used for marketing collateral around the hotel and online across their website and social media channels. The charming hotel that boasts over 300 rooms also plays host to contemporary, Italian restaurant and bar, Avista, whose […]

Feb

11

2016

The Captain Cook

When the The Captain Cook pub just along the road from our studio decided they were going to be open for lunch we knew Friday afternoons were at risk of becoming fairly unproductive! However, we’ve since established a happy medium; lunch in the pub, whilst discussing ways to improve the business, a compromise we feel […]

Feb

04

2016

Maroush Group

Food Photography for Lebanese Restaurant Group Maroush We’ve been producing images for one of our long standing clients, Maroush, for a long time now. We’ve grown to know them as a business and have developed our photographic style to meet their needs. Over the last few months Maroush have had their website fully redesigned, this meant […]

Feb

01

2016

Cinemagraphs in Marketing

So. Something a little bit different. Cinemagraphs. We’ve been working on something new recently and it’s time to explain, in full detail, how what we’re doing can benefit those of you in the hospitality marketing industry. We are constantly developing our skills and researching into how photographs impact hospitality marketing strategies. This helps us understand […]

Jan

12

2016

Photography for Hotel Marketing

Author: Katherine Heath, 12/01/2016 Hotel marketing photography is a complex task, but can also be a highly rewarding investment. The images need to tell a story, the right story, and it needs to be told to the right people. Creating such images takes time, dedication and collaboration. A couple of days shooting with a professional photographer […]

Dec

31

2015

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!     We’ve had a great year this year! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with many of our long standing clients as well as being creative with some wonderful new companies. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has made 2015 a joyful and successful year and we […]

Dec

18

2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 – Merry Christmas – This is just a little something we’ve created for your enjoyment over Christmas. With our clients in mind we are constantly working on new ways for them to dazzle and impress their customers. Keep an eye out for more of these in the new year! We wish you a very merry […]

Dec

16

2015

Professional Photographers

Always Hire A Professional Photographer by Katherine Heath As professional photographers we know it can be tempting to call the first person you can think of that owns a decent camera and ask them to take a few quick snaps of your finished product. It will save time and money. However, in the same way asking […]

Dec

02

2015

Christmas Cards

Get your bespoke Christmas cards HERE before it’s too late! We have received the first batch of our brand new bespoke Christmas cards and we have to say we are over the moon with the results. We’d like to thank everyone at Izio Design for putting together the artwork for print and a huge thank you to […]

Nov

24

2015

Photography for Architects

Photography for Architects – Japanese Restaurant Ukai & Dunthorne Parker Architects We recently photographed Japanese restaurant Ukai, on Portobello Road, for Dunthorne Parker Architects. They were in need of clean, professional images that highlighted the true quality of their work. We have worked on many similar projects for a selection of architectural clients before. This meant we were […]

Nov

20

2015

Photography in Marketing

The Importance of Good Photography in Marketing Images can catch your attention without you even realising, especially on social media. Before you know it you’re booking a table at a restaurant you’ve never even heard of before just because their food LOOKS so good! With smart phones providing you with the ability to take, and […]

Nov

06

2015

Christmas Cards for Food Lovers

CARDS TO KEEP Every year we add to our colourful collection of food inspired Christmas Cards with a few new ideas brought to life with our photographic knowledge. In previous years we have sent out our cards and sold them through word of mouth to many happy customers, this year we are happy to announce […]

Oct

27

2015

Beckett’s London Dry Gin

A few weeks ago we had the delightful pleasure of working with small batch, “super-premium” gin distillers, Beckett’s London Dry Gin. They needed professional images of their original London Dry Gin and their brand new, limited edition Sloe Gin, for their website and marketing materials. We spent a day in our studio in Fulham with the owner of […]

Oct

14

2015

Food Photography at Maroush

Food photography at Maroush represents everything we love about what we do Maroush is a traditional, Lebanese restaurant group with modern, effortless London style. Their interiors are fascinating to photograph and their food is out of this world. They have 17 restaurants in London, each flourishing in it’s own unique atmosphere and run by dedicated and passionate staff. We […]

Sep

16

2015

Artist: Claire Bramwell-Pearson

Claire Bramwell-Pearson is a talented illustrator/artist who came to us in need of her work being professionally photographed. We have now been working with Claire for over a year and her wonderful portfolio has dramatically grown and diversified since then. At the beginning Claire’s work was primarily flat art; intricate and individual designs created using […]

May

15

2015

Cocktail Photography

Our latest cocktail photography shoot at the Sofitel St James Hotel in London required a variety of set ups. We started the day with afternoon tea and finished with cocktails. Cocktail photography is something we really enjoy and feel we do rather well. Lighting a variety of different shaped glasses can have it’s complications as […]

May

14

2015

Pizza Photography

  We hadn’t shot any food in a while and our inner food photographers were getting restless! During a productive team meeting, in Pizza Express, it occurred to us that we didn’t have any pizza photography in our portfolio. The next day we brought countless vegetables, wooden boards, knives, pizza cutters, oils (the list goes […]

May

13

2015

Vincent Menager – Sofitel Hotel

Photographing Executive Chef, Vincent Menager, at the Sofitel St James Hotel, Waterloo Place The Sofitel St James Hotel has been a major client of ours for over 10 years, they like our photographic style, and we love the creativity and dedication they put into each individual image. Their Executive Chef, Vincent Menager, is a truly […]