Commercial, Advertising, & Lifestyle Photographer
Based in London
Specialising in photography for medium to large scale businesses including commercial and private airlines, airports, railway companies, automotive, retail, hospitality, and other travel related businesses across the globe. However his skill set easily translates to all kinds of business and genres.
His photography is described as being people focused, authentic, relatable, and real. With his style being clean, sharp, and vibrant, with a level of post processing that looks polished yet natural.
Who am I?
I’m Stuart Bailey, a photographer in London that specialises in commercial, advertising, and lifestyle photography for leading brands in the UK and worldwide.
What do I do?
I create photography for medium to large businesses for use in their marketing, advertising, social media, and other communications campaigns and outlets.
I also create stock imagery for companies, where I'll go into a business for 2 or more days to create a well rounded collection of commercial photographs that the company can use again and again.
What is commercial photography?
Commercial photography can be a wide range of photography genres primarily for business use, that usually has an end goal to represent a company's brand image, bring in more revenue for a business, or get more views of their content wherever the images are published.
For example, think of the kind of photos like you would expect to see on a company's website, on their social media, in a brochure, or on a billboard or a digital advertising screen.
Types of commercial photography:
Some types of commercial photography can include in-action photographs of people working. Lifestyle shoots (which take some complex lighting set-ups to make the photos look naturally lit), hotel and property interiors photography, headshot photography for business profile pictures. Or like I do a lot of for aviation or railway businesses, photographs of customer service personnel on trains or aircraft.
For instance, I even shoot some high end corporate events, and also photographs for press releases and so on.
Who hires a commercial, advertising, and lifestyle photographer?
I mostly get hired from London based creative or advertising agencies who are doing the visual marketing work on behalf of a company. Their art director or producer will get in touch with several commercial, advertising and lifestyle photographers to see who's the best fit for that specific project.
I also get hired a lot directly from within a business. Either their brand and marketing team, internal communications team, or graphic designers will get in touch, depending on what kind of photography they're after.
Put simply, if any business is looking for new imagery for either an advertising campaign, website, their social media, or for any kind of marketing, then they will reach out to a commercial photographer for that.
What do you specialise your commercial and lifestyle photography work in?
I specialise my work primarily around the aviation, railway, and hospitality sectors, especially where my clients are after more people focused imagery. However, I do like to work in any area where there is something physical going on, whether that be an airport, hotel, a brewery, or a construction site.
Where am I based and where do I work?
I'm based in London in the UK, however I travel nationally and internationally for my commercial photography work.
What can I do for you?
I can help you and your company create a strong, consistent, stylish, and creative commercial brand image, using the authentic "fly on the wall" and in the moment photography style that I'm known for.
I’ve worked with many large and medium businesses as well as local and global advertising agencies around the world, creating commercial and advertising images that they can use for years to come.
What to do now?
Benefits of hiring Stuart Bailey, Commercial Photographer London for your next project:
> Using one photographer gives a consistent look, feel, and quality to the company’s photography.
> Stuart has years of experience working with large companies and understands how they work in terms of commercial imagery, style, and the use of photography in a business and a company's advertising.
> Experience with photographing celebrities, VIPs, and other high profile, confidential, and sensitive subjects and events.
> Stuart Bailey gets to know your brand (values, guidelines, etc) and works along side your designers, marketing, press and social media teams, getting to understand your business and the way the photographs can best be used.
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If you're looking for a commercial , advertising, or lifestyle photographer in the London area for your next project, with vast experience in working with medium to large scale businesses, then please get in touch today to see if Stuart Bailey is the best fit for you.
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"I’ve worked with Stuart on various shoots, and each time he’s been great to work with. He’s a very calm guy with an impressive creative side, always willing to make thoughtful suggestions, and will go that extra mile to get the job done.
He’ll always put any subjects in front of the lens at ease, and is equally adept with any kind of product photography, he always produces a great end result."
MARTYN PAVIOUR | CREATIVE DIRECTOR
"I recently worked with Stuart to capture some commercial photography in central London. He was so responsive through initial contact, brief, during the day and post shoot - really professional and put us as clients at ease! To top it off - the shots look really great! Hope to work with Stuart again in the near future."
AMI MCDIARMID | STILLS AND MOTION MANAGER
IMA - INTERMARKETING AGENCY
"Stuart did an excellent in station lifestyle photography shoot for South Western Railway, during the COVID lockdown.
He perfectly managed pre production including booking models and planning shots. On the day he ensured that the shoot ran in line with social distancing guidelines and on brief. The end result was a fantastic selection of commercial photos that will work well to build confidence for customers when travelling in and out of London, and anywhere else along the SWR network."
HELEN ROONEY | CAMPAIGN MANAGER
SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
"Excellent, versatile, commercial photographer who has created some very impactful photographs for our airport's community magazine and image library.
Whether it's capturing the personality of community members in the heart of London or creating excitement about the world of aviation (even the mundane bits), he gets great results.
We've received consistently very positive feedback about his work - including from the designers of our magazine, staff, members of the community and marketing colleagues. Very easy to work with, and creative from the outset, I would definitely recommend him."
ED SYER | SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
"Stuart is a talented photographer who's a joy to work with. Our business have used him on various lifestyle and commercial shoots again and again. He provides incredibly high quality work and goes above and beyond to make sure his clients are happy with the end result."
LILLI BARANSKI | CAMPAIGNS & PROMOTIONS MANAGER
"I worked with Stuart briefly at Cedar for British Airways. I love how he makes a very plain situation look like a super cool place to be.
Always amazed by his pin-sharp pictures and creative angles.
It certainly made my work as an art director a breeze. I look forward to working with you again!"
LEX GUERRA | ART DIRECTOR & CREATIVE LEAD
CENTAUR MEDIA PLC
"Stuart is a very talented commercial photographer who creates beautiful images and is a real pleasure to work with."
NICOLA PEARSON | HEAD OF CORPORATE PR
"Stuart is a pleasure to work with, and takes a great photo too. Professional, polite and always willing to go the extra mile. He has a great eye and knows how to make a subject come alive in front of the camera."
SIMON YATES | DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, EUROPE
"We (BA Cityflyer) have worked with Stuart on a number of occasions and we are always highly impressed with the results.
I can highly recommend Stuart if you are looking for a commercial photographer in London. Thanks again Stuart!"
FELIPE QUINTELA | SALES & MARKETING MANAGER
"Brilliant commercial photographer in London. My agency Starstruck has used Stuart many times for our corporate, brand, broadcast and live event work and he never disappoints. Beautiful pictures and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!"
JAMES DELOW | CEO & CO-FOUNDER
"A great photographer who has added serious value on our latest project. Not had much experience using a commercial photographer but Stuart was brilliant. Our latest shoot was in London but there'll be many more locations in the near future!"
GARETH SLAUGHTER | FOUNDING PARTNER
"Stuart took our professional shots recently in our office in London. A really friendly guy and a great photographer. The resulting photo's have helped our company / brand take on a more professional and commercial feel. Hugely recommend using Stuart's services"
JAMES JOSLIN | SENIOR PUBLISHER MANAGER
"We have worked Stuart for corporate and people photography briefs in and around London. He captures fantastic, meaningful moments, working well with teams and individuals to bring it to life - a great commercial photographer I'd happily recommend."
ROB CADWELL | DIGITAL COMMUNICATION & ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
"Stuart is fantastic to work with! A talented commercial photographer who's helped us with our London Founders Forum events and beyond. Highly recommend!"
EMILY MILLER | HEAD OF MARKETING