I am proud to say that I have the best team possible here at the studio, its more of a group of friends who really get on with each other, its so much more than a working environment, we have fun, but also get the job done, we do away with the rule book and formal stuff and simply work together to make stuff happen, sometimes a very odd environment to work in, but one that simply works.
Katie Bradshaw - Director
Katie is responsible for the accounts and post production team, she is joint owner of the business and has a strong technical retail background coupled with post production skills and excellent management. shes usually the person to ask if you have a question regarding your photography shoot."This is our eleventh year in the commercial photography world, hard work yes, fun.... sometimes"
Craig Bradshaw - Director
With over 25 years in a commercial retail technical background and and expert in the ecommerce world, Craig founded First in Retail to allow retailers access to a faster and more fluid environment for their photography, First in Retail Ltd is one of the go to studios for fashion and product photography for both large and smaller clients."Because we have extensive experience in the retail sector both online and bricks and mortar, we are not only a photography studio we are a partner to your business, we are here for one reason and that is to help you sell and showcase your products and services.
Catherine Haydon- Photographer
Catherine is our senior photographer has a degree in photography and a real eye for detail, shooting both mannequin and model she uses her skills to not only shoot the products but also acts as account manager to our larger clients."Its hard work, but great fun, we have a team that works really well and everyone has the same ethos about getting the job done"
Stephanie Gill - Post Production
Steph is the newest team member here at the studio and started as a studio assistant, it quickly became obvious that she was talented at both post production and video production, after all she does have a degree in film and television"Great place to work, each and every day is different, because we offer our clients a no booking option we never know whats arriving each day"
Ste Leung - Product Photographer
Ste joined the team a couple of years ago as an avid amateur photographer, he quickly placed himself into the role of product photographer, shooting anything from a shoe to a keyring, if its product, Ste is on it."Product and lifestyle photography has its challenges, but we ensure each and every shot is perfect"
Kieran an avid motocross rider, riding the companies sponsored KTM 250 Factory addition, started at the bottom as a trainee and is the youngest of the team Kieran now shoots the majority of the invisible mannequin photography we do."I once lost all the invisible mannequins, could not see them at all! thats the best bit of working at the studio, we can have a laugh and a joke but still get the job done"
Danni is our Post production expert, she deals with all aspects of our post production working from home as the two hour drive was just silly when we have the IT infrastructure to allow remote working, Dannie is also a professional wedding photographer"working from home is great, I miss seeing the team each day, but we catch up a lot so its not all bad"
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What our customer say about us.
"Fast, accurate and bang on budget, we found a gem of a partner in these guys (mainly gals)"
John Heath, Retailer
"Perfect images each and every time, no need to check on booking in etc, simply send the stock and await the images, fantastic service and as others have said, brilliant value."
Jenny, E commerce Manager
"We had an in house team that couldn't keep up with demands, once we found studio488 and outsourced our photography to them we noticed a sharp increase in sales due to better images, and stock going on the site faster, we also saved over 40% on the cost of image acquisition."
Tony Sarks, Ecommerce Director
Commercial Photographers and Commercial Photography Studio
Over TEN years in the commercial photography business, 8 members of permanent staff, our own Dedicated purpose built 6500 Square Feet Commercial Photography studio with over 850,000 published images to date.
We are one of the UK's leading Fashion & Product photography studios
Trusted by large national retailers and small independents, if you are looking for commercial photography then your search is over.