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Upstart Photography

Upstart Photography  locationLondon, Greater London

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Upstart Photography Details

Reviews:

5 (Based on 11 Reviews)

Company Number:

10175455

Sales Telephone:

07749463991

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Hired 11 times on Bark
Average response time is 25 minutes
Upstart Photography  Company Description

About Upstart Photography

Photography should be better. Whether hanging in a gallery or used for social media, photos tell a story; we want to work with you to tell yours.

Events, Corporate, Commercial & Headshot Photography based in London (willing to travel).

Attractive rates and unforgettable images!

Upstart Photography  Q&A

Upstart Photography Q&A

What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?

I think that most people don't realise that the key to great photos is having a photographer who is really sociable and good with people; you're never going to get good pictures if you can't make someone smile! Cameras make everyone tense up, so as a photographer my first job is making people comfortable so we can create natural images...
From a technical standpoint, the key to any eye-catching photo is an in depth and working understanding of light. Knowing how different sources, angles, and even the position of the sun will come out on camera takes a long time to learn!

What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?

- What are you trying to communicate with these images?
- What style are you looking to capture (e.g. candid, natural photos or staged, posed shots)?
- How would you like the photos delivered (prints, digital files, album etc)?
- Any extra requests (dress code, lighting, video etc)?

What do you love most about your job?

It's fairly simple for me - I love working with people! Through photography I have covered a huge range of really interesting events, met and worked with really great people. Showing someone who is nervous of having a photo taken how great they look on camera and seeing their face transform; that's priceless.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Taking the next step and setting up as a business was a huge move, with risks and rewards. Knowing that I would be waking up every day to do something different, whether meeting prospective clients, shooting a fabulous corporate event, or editing photos from my favourite coffee shop - that was inspiration enough!

Why should our clients choose you?

If you're looking for a complete package, easy to work with photographer who can deliver stunning images the next day, someone who your guests will enjoy having around and works with total flexibility, look no further!

Upstart Photography  Reviews

Upstart Photography Reviews


Review of Upstart Photography  by Priya Majeethia
5 26/09/2016

Stephen was our photographer at my brother's wedding celebration a couple of weeks ago. From start to finish, he was a pleasure to work with. He was accommodating regarding the photography style we were after, he was well-prepared and arrived punctually. Throughout the event he engaged with our guests (all 450 of them!), he was professional, approachable and fun. He produced a fantastic array of photographs that will serve as a wonderful memory of the evening. We would hire him again without hesitating.

Stephen is a delight to work with, if you hire him for your event, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Stephen!

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Review of Upstart Photography  by Emma
5 19/09/2016

Stephen was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. He delivered exactly what we were after and we received the photo's the day of the event which was fantastic. I would recommend Stephen.

Review of Upstart Photography  by Jo Baskerville
5 01/09/2016

Upstart Photography (Stephen) were quite simply brilliant, from the outset everything was very professional and accommodating. Our work event was an evening boat trip down the Thames it was a very relaxed evening and the weather was fantastic, this made for some excellent shots, Stephen was very prompt on arrival so covered the entire evening from us arriving at the boat to disembarking. On returning back to work the photos were sent via email with a link attached so very easy to look at them on line, I requested 2 CD’s which Stephen was more than happy to supply.
Thanks Stephen!

Review of Upstart Photography  by Charlotte
5 26/08/2016

Had a great afternoon with Stephen shooting for some head shots to use on my website and across social media platforms. Got a real good mixture of fun/professional shots and Stephen was very patient and accommodation of outfit changes and requests! Really fun guy to work with too which is important. Great results as well - the pictures he retouched for me look amazing and even the ones without retouches, I'm really happy with. Would highly reccommend

Review of Upstart Photography  by Tracy
5 15/08/2016

It was a pleasure to have Stephen as our photographer, a very nice chap, the photos and organisation was brilliant couldn't have had any better

Review of Upstart Photography  by David Davis
5 28/07/2016

Upstart Photography provided a first class highly professional service.

Review of Upstart Photography  by Mari Stracke
5 27/07/2016

Stephen is not only a very gifted photographer but he also really took the time to understand what kind of headshots I needed. His passion for photography and people is evident in the pictures and I must say I've never had that much fun on a shoot. Stephen made me feel comfortable and relaxed, which is so important when having pictures taken! I have already recommended him to many of my acting friends and would always book him again!

Review of Upstart Photography  by Calum Hudson
5 27/07/2016

Founder Stephen Hughes is providing a fantastic platform for anyone and everyone to get access to top quality professional photos. Whether head shots or a personality piece Upstart is really filling a gap in the market and I couldn't be happier with the quality of the photography!

Review of Upstart Photography  by Stuart Haggas
5 27/07/2016

Stephen worked as in-house photographer for this years East End Film Festival, capturing the event and the attendees (including international filmmakers and renowned actors such as Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, Rupert Graves, Ellie Kendrick and Jodie Whittaker) throughout the festival's 11 day run. This involved a mix of red carpet arrivals photography, as well as more candid party coverage. The role altogether required a mix of photographic skills, people skills, professionalism, and personal confidence - particularly when dealing with the festival's high-profile guests. Stephen was perfect in every respect. As well as internal East End Film Festival marketing purposes, the festival was able to supply Stephen's images for use by publications ranging from film industry magazine Screen International to local London newspapers - so his work was a truly valuable asset. Of equal importance, Stephen was also a real pleasure to work with.

Review of Upstart Photography  by Andrew Htun
5 27/07/2016

Fantastic professional photography service. They are extremely easy to communicate with and really go above and beyond what you ask of them.

Upstart Photography have been taking photos at my monthly startup events for the last 3 months and I can happily say that they have been a major factor in the growth of the event - They really do capture a moment in a photo what no words can do. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for high quality photographer!

Review of Upstart Photography  by Kayleigh Reid
5 27/07/2016

I booked a photo shoot with Upstart Photography to get some decent headshots for work & social media. Stephen was super-diligent and really went the extra mile to get some awesome shots. I'm really pleased with the photos and can wholeheartedly recommend Upstart Photography- especially for headshots, startup businesses, and more. Thank you!!

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Review of Upstart Photography  by Christina Lila
1 month ago

Stephen was simply amazing - he captured a very multidimensional and intense weekend-long tech event with such creativity and dedication. We were all impressed especially when we saw the professional and compelling pictures and the video! He went to great lengths to capture unique angles and moments of genuine expression. The video he made was edited so well, with gorgeous snapshots, interesting visual techniques, great sound bytes, & his interview questions even brought out more meaningful commentary than we expected. He also brought a warmth & presence to the event & got along well with our participants.

Our AngelHack team hopes to have him at all our future events in the region!

Christina Lila
Review of Upstart Photography  by Timea Szabo
1 month ago

We hired Stephen on a very short notice as our other photographer could not attend our event. We really appreciated Stephen's flexibility; he took on our project a few hours ahead of the event. He was friendly, had a great rapport with the subjects of the portraits, and produced great results. I would definitely recommend him!

Timea Szabo
Review of Upstart Photography  by Priya Majeethia
2 months ago

Stephen recently photographed my brother's wedding party. He was a delight to work with from start to finish, engaging with our 450 guests and getting some superb shots throughout. He was accommodating and professional . The results of his work are a lovely set of candid and classic photos that we will treasure! We would definitely use Upstart Photography again. Thanks Stephen!

Priya Majeethia
Review of Upstart Photography  by Charlotte King
3 months ago

Had a great afternoon with Stephen shooting for some head shots to use on my website and across social media platforms. Got a real good mixture of fun/professional shots and Stephen was very patient and accommodation of outfit changes and requests! Really fun guy to work with too which is important. Great results as well - the pictures he retouched for me look amazing and even the ones without retouches, I'm really happy with. Would highly reccommend :)

Charlotte King
Review of Upstart Photography  by Arfah Farooq
1 month ago

We hired Stephen to do headshot for our new cohort of students. He was professional and friendly and was able to build rapport with students. The portraits shot he took were great. I highly recommend him.

Arfah Farooq
Review of Upstart Photography  by Christina Lila
1 month ago

Stephen was simply amazing - he captured a very multidimensional and intense weekend-long tech event with such creativity and dedication. We were all impressed especially when we saw the professional and compelling pictures and the video! He went to great lengths to capture unique angles and moments of genuine expression. The video he made was edited so well, with gorgeous snapshots, interesting visual techniques, great sound bytes, & his interview questions even brought out more meaningful commentary than we expected. He also brought a warmth & presence to the event & got along well with our participants.

Our AngelHack team hopes to have him at all our future events in the region!

Christina Lila
Review of Upstart Photography  by Arfah Farooq
1 month ago

We hired Stephen to do headshot for our new cohort of students. He was professional and friendly and was able to build rapport with students. The portraits shot he took were great. I highly recommend him.

Arfah Farooq
Review of Upstart Photography  by Charlotte King
3 months ago

Had a great afternoon with Stephen shooting for some head shots to use on my website and across social media platforms. Got a real good mixture of fun/professional shots and Stephen was very patient and accommodation of outfit changes and requests! Really fun guy to work with too which is important. Great results as well - the pictures he retouched for me look amazing and even the ones without retouches, I'm really happy with. Would highly reccommend :)

Charlotte King
Review of Upstart Photography  by Timea Szabo
1 month ago

We hired Stephen on a very short notice as our other photographer could not attend our event. We really appreciated Stephen's flexibility; he took on our project a few hours ahead of the event. He was friendly, had a great rapport with the subjects of the portraits, and produced great results. I would definitely recommend him!

Timea Szabo
Review of Upstart Photography  by Mari Stracke
4 months ago

Stephen is not only a very gifted photographer but he also really took the time to understand what kind of headshots I needed. His passion for photography and people is evident in the pictures and I must say I've never had that much fun on a shoot. Stephen made me feel comfortable and relaxed, which is so important when having pictures taken! I have already recommended him to many of my acting friends and would always book him again!

Mari Stracke
Review of Upstart Photography  by stuart haggas
4 months ago

Stephen worked as in-house photographer for this years East End Film Festival, capturing the event and the attendees (including international filmmakers and renowned actors such as Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, Rupert Graves, Ellie Kendrick and Jodie Whittaker) throughout the festival's 11 day run. This involved a mix of red carpet arrivals photography, as well as more candid party coverage. The role altogether required a mix of photographic skills, people skills, professionalism, and personal confidence - particularly when dealing with the festival's high-profile guests. Stephen was perfect in every respect. As well as internal East End Film Festival marketing purposes, the festival was able to supply Stephen's images for use by publications ranging from film industry magazine Screen International to local London newspapers - so his work was a truly valuable asset. Of equal importance, Stephen was also a real pleasure to work with.

stuart haggas
Review of Upstart Photography  by Priya Majeethia
2 months ago

Stephen recently photographed my brother's wedding party. He was a delight to work with from start to finish, engaging with our 450 guests and getting some superb shots throughout. He was accommodating and professional . The results of his work are a lovely set of candid and classic photos that we will treasure! We would definitely use Upstart Photography again. Thanks Stephen!

Priya Majeethia
Review of Upstart Photography  by Andrew Htun
4 months ago

Fantastic professional photography service. They are extremely easy to communicate with and really go above and beyond what you ask of them.

Upstart Photography have been taking photos at my monthly startup events for the last 3 months and I can happily say that they have been a major factor in the growth of the event - They really do capture a moment in a photo what no words can do. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for high quality photographer!

Andrew Htun
Review of Upstart Photography  by Kayleigh Reed
4 months ago

I booked a photo shoot with Upstart Photography to get some decent headshots for work & social media. Stephen was super-diligent and really went the extra mile to get some awesome shots. I'm really pleased with the photos and can wholeheartedly recommend Upstart Photography- especially for headshots, startup businesses, and more. Thank you!!

Kayleigh Reed
Review of Upstart Photography  by Calum Hudson
4 months ago

Founder Stephen Hughes is providing a fantastic platform for anyone and everyone to get access to top quality professional photos. Whether head shots or a personality piece Upstart is really filling a gap in the market and I couldn't be happier with the quality of the photography!

Calum Hudson
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Upstart Photography Location

34A Abbeville Rd, London SW4 9NG, UK

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Upstart Photography Services

Events Photography

- Birthdays - Family Events - Corporate Events - Advertising & Promotional Materials - Reportage photography - Candid shots - Setting up/Behind-the-scenes shots - Photobooth Stand available - Non-intrusive - Logo overlay

Headshots, Portraits & Lifestyle

- Headshots (for Castings, Social media, Spotlight, StarNow) - Corporate Headshots - Linkedin, Websites etc. - Portraits - Lifestyle - Portfolio work - Instagram updates - Showreels

Corporate & Startup

- Product photography - Advertising & Marketing - Website & Promotional work - Offices & Architectural - Events - Headshots (for social media, interviews, LinkedIn) - Pitch Documents - Kickstarter - Annual Reports

Projects

The Bloomsbury Club opening & Press night

Mix of candid, staged, and advertising style shots for the opening night & the press night of the Bloomsbury Club; an upmarket 1920's style bar at the Bloomsbury hotel.

Silicon Drinkabout

Event photography for Tech Networking event Silicon Drinkabout - hosted at the Dalloway Terrace in Central London.

Club Sandwich

Event Photography for tech networking evening Club Sandwich, hosted at Magic Roundabout in Old Street, London.

Capital One Growth Labs

Mix of candid, staged, and promotional shots for the pitch day of Capital One Growth Labs - the startup accelerator hosted by Capital One and LMarks in Nottingham.

Actor, Model & Pro Headshots

Various - see gallery for some examples.

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