Designer Handbag Photoshoot // The Princes Trust // Lunch with an Old Bag 2019

Now that Lunch with an Old Bag 2019 #lwob2019 is over i can now safely post the designer handbag images I shot for the event catalogue and big screen backdrop. Shot on location around Prestonfield House Hotel we had a lot of fun putting this set together and Raven, the house cat, rose to the occasion for us.

Traditionally the event team were supplied with “on white” shots of each handbag from the design houses but the client felt they looked a bit flat and uninspiring and didn’t showcase the items at their best.

To counter this I wanted the bags to look like their owners had just placed them down somewhere, putting them in a real life context and making them more relatable. The luxurious surroundings of Prestonfield House offered up the ideal backdrop, complementing the handbags perfectly.

Featured designers include:

Valentino, Christian Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Gucci, Fendi, Alexander McQueen, Paula Cademartori, Chloe, Cartier,

Louis Vuitton, Hermes

Meet Mr Simms

A quick impromptu portrait of Mr Simms at the end of a photoshoot with a New Town Client. Although he is only 2 years old he behaved impeccably for the camera. Good boy.

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography.

chris@chrissutherland.co.uk | 07766 316651

East End in Asendance

Not that long ago the West End had it all and the East End had nothing but Banks, John Lewis and then later Waverly Market. The only shining light for us kids back then was #caferoyal
Now it's all change and the East End is jumping as good if not better than the West ever was. You can even live there in some pretty cool appartments. Here's one of them I shot recently with the interior stylishly dressed by @boconcept.scotland and an amazing view to the square.

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography.

chris@chrissutherland.co.uk | 07766 316651

Edinburgh New Town // Georgian Town House Apartment Photoshoot

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography.

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Simpson & Marwick Portraits
 

A beautiful New Town property on Moray Place provided the backdrop for a series of portraits of the team at Simpson & Marwick, one of Scotlands leading Real Estate Agents. The huge Georgian windows offered up fantastic natural light to shoot with and the addition of a reflector just off camera left meant we were good to go.

If your business is looking for a photographer be it for portraits or headshots, upcoming events, products or spaces you create you can get in-touch here or call on 07766 316651.

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

chris@chrissutherland.co.uk | 07766 316651

Beautiful Beast of the New Town
 

Found this beautiful beast lurking the side streets of the New Town whilst on a shoot. Would love to have staged and shot this properly. I like the New Town as a contrasting back drop and has the potential to work well here and I must remember to use it more often.

BTW: If anyone out there has a fleet of luxury cars they would like shot just give me a shout. ;)

70mm f5.6 Canon 5DMKIII

135mm f9 Canon 5DMKIII

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

chris@chrissutherland.co.uk | 07766 316651

The Crescent // Cala Homes // Tay Letting
 

The Crescent is shaping up to be quite something!

It was a great property to shoot and whilst it was an early start to get the golden hour shots it was well worth it.

“The Crescent, a luxury development located within Edinburgh’s celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site, has officially come to market. Located in Edinburgh’s famed New Town, The Crescent provides a contemporary twist on an architectural classic and delivers 84 residences designed to the highest specifications. Surrounded by 18 acres of elegant grounds, the upmarket development is one of the most desirable in Scotland. Premium furniture selected by Karen Livingstone Welstead.” - Tay Letting

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

chris@chrissutherland.co.uk | 07766 316651

This is Oscar / Inspired Interiors Edinburgh
 

This is Oscar, my best pal during the trio of IIE interior shoots and a helluva nice guy. The camera loves him.

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The Edinburgh New Town properties have been fabulously re-imagined by Susan Wall of Inspired Interiors Edinburgh and were a lot of fun to shoot. Below are a selection of images shot across all three properties.

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

chris@chrissutherland.co.uk | 07766 316651

Place Design Kitchens & Interiors \ Kitchen shoot for marketing portfolio
 

I had the great pleasure recently of working with John Place of www.place-design.co.uk a London based Kitchen and Interior design company. With one of their bespoke kitchens having been recently installed in a stunning property in the heart of Perthshire John was keen to have images taken to add to his marketing portfolio.

“PlaceDesign provide a complete design supply and project management service tailored to the needs of the individual. We pride ourselves on creative design, an eye for detail and running a smooth project to enable you to enjoy the journey as much as the finished product. In other words happy clients in beautiful spaces.” www.place-design.co.uk

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

The Edinburgh Grand's ETFE Dome is actually a giant pillow of air!
 

Images captured for Morgan McDonnell Architects - The Dome at the Edinburgh Grand really is a giant pillow of air. You can read more about the increasingly popular design material ETFE here:

https://www.archdaily.com/784723/etfe-the-rise-of-architectures-favorite-polymer

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Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

High School Yards / Morgan McDonnell Architects / Squarefoot Media
 

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

New Town property restoration shoot - Edel/Squarefoot
 

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

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Queens Manor - Barchester Healthcare
 

Queens Manor, is currently under construction in Edinburgh, Scotland and has been specifically designed to provide high-quality residential care to older people, including those individuals living with dementia. The home is located on Queensferry Road, near Edinburgh Airport and is about a 20 minute drive to the city centre. The home will be opening early 2019.

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

Cyrenians Cook-Off 2018
 

Over £16,000 raised in an evening. A fantastic achievement by all who attended the event hosted by the Charity Cyrenians.

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

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Prestonfield House Hotel Suite Interiors shoot.
 

Half a century ago, the house remembered its past reputation for hospitality, and opened as a hotel. Stars of the sixties, seventies and eighties delighted in its tranquil setting, its unique architecture, its handsome antiques and precious artworks. Sandie Shaw walked barefoot across the marble floor of the front hall. Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher each dined at Prestonfield under the watchful eyes of early Dick-Cunyngham family portraits. Sean Connery, Elton John and Catherine Zeta Jones all partied the night away. And Oliver Reed raised the hell for which he was so very well known.

Now, James Thomson, owner of Edinburgh’s celebrated Witchery by the Castle and Tower restaurants, has breathed new life into the stately old pile following its acquisition. The patina of age has been gently lifted from the house and its treasures; its fading splendours have been sympathetically restored; its atmosphere transformed from one of faded grandeur to a new exuberance. It is ready to be rediscovered, once more Edinburgh’s most handsome hotel in the city’s most wonderful setting – once more, as William Burn noted over a century ago, “a picture of Arcadia.”

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

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The Snow Phoenix
 

“Glenfiddich 60 Minute Challenge (personal project)

Set up, shoot and post production all in under 60 minutes. Phew!”

Putting Business in the Picture - Chris is a freelance photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland specialising in architectural, interior, portrait, event, and product photography. 

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