For over 30 years we have been supplying the London hospitality industry with high-quality images that resonate with specified target audiences. Working with independent cafés to large hotel groups we pride ourselves on being able to deliver effective hotel and food photography that follows brand guidelines and tells a company’s story. We specialise in food photography, interior and hotel photography and portraiture. This means only needing to hire one photographer.
Our technical and lighting knowledge, creativity and ability to follow current trends allow us to produce images that encapsulate a company’s ethos and that strike a chord with their clientele.
We have worked on shoots with strict briefs and guidelines, and, have worked with business owners who have relied on our creative direction and expertise to produce work with very little input from them. Working with such a large range of clients and individuals means we have a lot of experience with different ways of working which enables us to better understand our clients’ needs.
Our passion for food and hotel photography derives from our love of visual story telling. We are creative at heart but relish the challenges that commercial photography presents and thrive in environments that encourage out-of-the-box thinking and creative problem solving.
Commercial photography depends on a finely tuned combination of craftsmanship, organisation and creative flair.
Our years of experience have taught us how to manage our creativity efficiently and how to plan and organise a well-thought-out shoot.
The success of a photoshoot relies on everyone involved and for us the most important aspect to commercial photography is working with people not against them. A team of creative minds can quickly become a disorganised nightmare, which does not bode well when it comes to tight campaign deadlines. We use our knowledge and expertise to help clients make important decisions, to make sure a shoot runs as smoothly as possible and to ensure the images produced are of a high standard and do the job they need to.
Our photographer Tony Harris has worked with a large number of businesses, individuals and marketing agencies throughout his career and understands each has their own style, USP and voice. Tony knows echoing that style in his imagery is paramount. He works closely with the team whether it is chefs, bar tenders, house keeping or business owners to make sure everyone is happy with the end product and proud to say they were part of the production.
With Tony’s ability to capture the true essence of a brand and the post-production team’s attention to detail and efficiency we are able to produce original, engaging imagery even when given a limited timescale.
With over 30 years of photographic experience we have come across every lighting set up, styling complication and shoot logistics issue there can be when it comes to London photography. We understand the hard work and commitment required to produce a successful marketing campaign and aim to take any stress around photography off of our clients’ minds. With so much experience shooting for the London hospitality industry we know what works and what doesn’t which means we can offer helpful advise to first-time marketers and be relied upon to deliver images on time and to a high standard.
The overall aim at TonyHphoto is to deliver high quality, compelling images to the London hospitality market that will initiate engagement and boost revenue.
Our photography studio is in Fulham, London. We’ve been here for a long time and absolutely love the area. It’s great being near the city and near enough to the shops should we need any last minute props when shooting. Being based in Fulham allows us to offer photography to all central, and greater London businesses as well as being easy to get to for clients to come for portraits or studio shoots. Our photographer Tony Harris has been a commercial photographer in Fulham for over 30 years and really enjoys working with local brands that he sees every day. We have worked with a number of local companies including pubs, restaurants, hotels and gyms.
Over the years we have worked with a number of wonderful people and businesses in St James, London. We‘ve provided food photography, hotel photography and restaurant photography to some of the best hotels and restaurants in the area. One of our most long-standing clients is the Sofitel St James Hotel; we regularly shoot food, portraits and interiors for them and have been working with them for over 14 years now. The hotel also boasts one of St James’ most popular restaurants, Le Balcon. We have had the great pleasure of working alongside the fantastic kitchen team at Le Balcon to produce images that show off the food, the restaurant and the Sofitel St James hotel.
Over the years we have worked with a number of wonderful people and businesses in Mayfair, London. We‘ve provided food photography, hotel photography and restaurant photography to some of the best hotels and restaurants in the area. We have done a lot of work for the Hilton on Park Lane and for other high-end hotels in Mayfair. Mayfair is overflowing with luxury hotels and outstanding restaurants; the competition for any business is high. That’s why they hire us. We provide imagery that tells their story, relates to their target audience and makes their product or service standout from the crowd. In the saturated hospitality market good photography is essential.
Kensington is an area close to our hearts, and our stomachs. We have worked with a number of fantastic restaurants in Kensington, including Randa By Maroush and Flora Indica, producing food shots for them that will make your mouth water. We’ve learned that technology is progressing and customers are using their mobile devices more and more to research restaurants and hotels that are near them. This has to be taken into account by local businesses. The photography that pops up on potential customers mobile phone screens is the first impression they will get of your business. This means it could be the last impression too. We don’t want your business losing customers before they’ve even walked through the door. Kensington is full of beautiful restaurants and boutique hotels. If you want yours to stand out make sure you stand out online.
Edgware Road is known for its Middle Eastern restaurants and late night eateries. Over the past 8 years we have been working with one of the most well known Lebanese restaurant groups in the area, Maroush. Their authentic and traditional restaurants appear a number of times down London’s Edgware Road and they know what it takes to run a successful restaurant business. But, competition is high. Edgware Road is full of very similar restaurants offering very similar dishes. They needed to stand out and make their voice heard. We helped them do just that. Our images that now grace their websites, their social media channels and their marketing collateral have received great feedback.
Meet the team behind TonyHphoto...
Owner and Lead Photographer
Tony Harris is our leading photographer at TonyHphoto and has over 30 years of experience providing commercial photography to the London hospitality industry. He specialises in food photography and hotel photography including interiors and portraits. Tony’s positivity and strong work ethic make him popular among his clients and a pleasure to work with. His ability to take on a brief, assess the purpose of the images he is producing and work with minimal supervision means he is exactly what busy marketing teams need. Whether he’s in his studio or out on location Tony is professional and passionate about creating high quality images that tell a brands’ story in a unique and creative way.
Digital Retoucher and Photographic Assistant
Betty is a recent graduate from the University of Brighton who arrived at TonyHphoto after an unusual coincidence. She currently assists Tony on all parts of the photographic process, from the shoot preparation, on location, in digital retouching, to delivering the images to the client. Betty first discovered her passion for photography whilst studying dance at Arts Educational School London, and has always been infatuated with capturing the human form in its Natural, and Unnatural state. Her final University project dealt with her small community encapsulated on Pharaoh’s Island in the Thames, and saw her gain recognition from the Royal College of Art. This led to a Solo Exhibition as part of Wandsworth’s Artists Open House 2018, and encouraged Betty to continue photography as a professional career. In the future Betty would like to continue to capture people in eye catching, topical ways. She hopes to be able to do so across a number of editorial genres including fashion, music, and photo-journalism.
Katherine has worked in a variety of roles at TonyHphoto and has now been a member of the team for over 4 years. She started out as a photographic assistant in 2012 before becoming a fulltime retoucher, assistant and marketer. Katherine now works with TonyHphoto on a freelance basis providing copy writing, email marketing and advice on social media. Katherine has worked as a photographer and a digital marketer, she therefore understands the industry from both sides which means she is able to help TonyHphoto provide a service that marketing teams will find highly valuable.
Photography that works for your business
You could have the most incredible 5* hotel in the world, but if your customers can’t see what it’s like inside it’s going to be hard to get them to part with their hard-earned cash. A similar problem occurs with bad, unprofessional photography, it can do more harm to your business than good.
You know that your hotel bedrooms are stunning, that your spa is second to none and that your chef is one of the best out there, but do your potential customers know that?
Our 30+ years of experience working with hotels and restaurants means we understand what customers are looking for when they book a hotel. We produce outstanding, effective images that will increase bookings on your website and help to build your 5* brand.
When it comes to hotel photography we like to offer our clients something extra, a helping hand when it comes to planning an effective photoshoot.
Whether you're planning your own company's very first photoshoot or organising four a year at one of London's top hotels there is always stress involved. That's where we come in. We've worked as hotel photographers to the hospitality industry for over 30 years, we have a lot of experience when it comes to sourcing props and finding stylists, models, home economists and scouting locations.
Here are just a few examples of how we can help:
No matter the style of your photoshoot, there are backgrounds you can hire for the day. We know where to find them, when to order them and we can even do all of this for you.
PROPS AND STYLING
Each time we visit a property to shoot the interiors or the architecture, we make sure we are equipped with props for each room. We take care of everything from flowers to suitcases. We also style all of the shots.
We have good connections with a number of modelling agencies and have helped clients find models on a number of occasions. We take away the hassle of organising so many things at once so you can focus on your business.