Sturgess Commercial Photography, was commissioned to photograph our business based in the Vale of Glamorgan. We milk a small herd of Friesian and Jersey cows and we use the milk to produce our ‘Fablas Ice Cream’ which we sell in our own Cardiff gelataria and at special events in the South West.
Josie really understood our brief and was able to convey this in the images that she captured, such that our cow to cone ethos could be understood very clearly. She showed an expertise in being able to capture the beauty and character of the cows, and her use of the natural light really gave the shots an ethereal look.
She was equally adept at photographing our food products, and the picture composition of the images produced really made the products shine. She was also able to show some key Cardiff landmarks when photographing our outdoor event, which was an extremely important aspect for us to be able to closely link our product with the city.
Her service was prompt, professional and personal, and we really appreciated the time she had taken to understand all aspects of our business and to convey these fully.
Rhian and Martyn Reese, Fablas Ice-cream
We commissioned Josie to photograph Bellevue Veterinary Clinic as part of our rebranding which included a new website. We wanted to capture the spirit of the practice and the personalities of the team whilst highlighting our advanced range of services and facilities.
Working with animals is notoriously difficult, but Josie handled the task at hand like the true professional, never intrusive but always catching the best moment. Her experience and interest in horses were particularly helpful when it came to photographing our Veterinary Surgeons doing their work whilst on site with a client, she knew how close she could get and never got in the way; always respecting any sensitive appointments, treating the client with due respect.
The diverse range of photos that Josie provided enabled us to really highlight all areas of the practice on our new website and in future marketing materials. We would have no hesitation in recommending Josie and thank her for her hard work, commitment and above all, photographic skills.
Lizzie Neyland – Marketing Manager, Bellevue Veterinary Clinic, Bellevue Veterinary Clinic
Sturgess Commercial Photography was commissioned for a portfolio shoot. The final shots were exceptional despite the challenge of using an inexperience model and horses in a shoot. Their use of the location was inspired, turning a working farmyard, barns and a tatty attic into edgy editorial compositions. They were able to understand our requirements and then added their own special magic to produce some outstanding work.
MG Models shoot for L'Oreal Casting
Working as our preferred photography partner, Sturgess Commercial Photography has transformed the way we now approach our clients when the subject of commercial photography is discussed. One of the biggest struggles with any website (especially e-commerce) is the quality of the images and the modern opinion that “anyone can take a photo”; a great website can be undone by poor photography. Josie produces clear, crisp product images and often adds an innovative twist that really brings the product to life. She has a fantastic can do attitude and I have no hesitation in recommending Josie to my clients. To round it all off she does the job at a price that doesn’t put off our clients.
Paul Cooper, Sherborne Web Design
From the start we were impressed with Josie’s work. We went to her with our specialist labelling solutions, and she wowed us, even from her first test shots.
Every time I look at our new photos I’m impressed! We of course like to think that our labelling products are very interesting! But that is not the view of the whole world, that said Josie with her photographic skills has done just that, made them special so that whoever looks at them they stand out!
If you want flat colour photos there are plenty of photographers about, if you want imaginative creative work this lady is the one!
Suzannah Hale | Marketing Manager, Silver Fox Ltd
Josie is always such a pleasure to work with - she understands what a client is aiming for and puts the models at ease with her friendly and professional manner. We commission Josie to photograph all our big collections and most of our website and main advertising campaigns have been done by Josie at Sturgess Commercial Photography. I have recommended her many times and will do so again!"
Perri Ashby, Perri Ashby of Sherborne
We have found in the past getting the right quality of portrait photography can be a challenge. Josie at Sturgess Commercial produced some great shots in a very informal and enjoyable session. We were delighted with the end result and can certainly recommend her photography services to others.
Acheson, Acheson Construction
We are absolutely thrilled with the stunning photos taken on the recent shoot for Sclater Equine. Your really captured the beauty of the horses, and the connection Peter has with them. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Sturgess Commercial Photography.
Practice Manager, Sclater Equine Ltd