Since 2009 Vanity Studios has established itself as one of the most contemporary and popular photo studios in London. In December 2016 we moved from the hustle and bustle of London's Oxford circus to a beautiful new premises in Shoreditch. Our extremely gifted body of staff each has their own specialist expertise, which allows us to create truly bespoke photography. Whatever the client requires we have the right people in our strong creative team to make it happen.
Our team consists of make up artists, hair stylists, designers and of course photographers. Our atmosphere is jovial and creative and with all the ‘reveals’ at various stages, there is a very definite feeling of anticipation throughout the day. The photo studio itself is comprised of 11 very different sets including an outdoor space, which is surrounded by buildings that really encapsulate London.
Vanity Studios is a proud London brand and we make it our priority to listen to each individual’s requirements and tailor the experience accordingly. From families to corporations, actors and models, our team can guarantee that clients will be delighted with the end result.
WHY CHOOSE US
There are certainly no shortages of photographic studios in Central London. We are more than sure clients are baffled by the vast multitude of options available. Whatever you search for, Google will spit out so many perplexing and immaterial sites, that you end up spending so much time and energy trying to organize your photo shoot. There are photographers and make up artists that specialize in so many different areas, finding the right one, coordinating them and then finding a suitable space can all just be an absolute nightmare.
Quality of work
Our careful planning and attention to detail on each project produces a result that would please even the most demanding of clients. Our approach method is quality over quantity and you’ll find this apparent the moment you are introduced to our creative team. When it comes to your shoot, we know it is not enough to simply be great at photography. What makes us different is our ability to connect with each client to make him or her feel relaxed and comfortable in the setting. We provide full direction from start to finish; popular for those who are new to a professional photo shoot. When it comes to the selection process it is a matter of taste and style and never a question of quality.
Situated just three minutes away from Old Street station, yet out of the way of the hustle and bustle of Shoreditch, our studio could not be more conveniently located. At Vanity Studios we really are the one stop shop for absolutely anything in terms of photography. When we receive the client’s specification we do the rest and all the client has to do is turn up and enjoy! We have excellent resources in every possible department; we have produced fashion and beauty images and product PR to an incredibly high specification. Anything our clients are looking to achieve, whether it’s at the studio or on location, Vanity Studios will endeavor to make it happen.
We offer a huge range of packages to suit all budgets. Photos are now a necessity and every individual requires images for one purpose or another. Many individual photographers who do not have their own space, hair and make up or editing suite charge more per head than Vanity Studios. For example our Actors Headshots are of the cheapest in the industry but the quality is incomparable and unlike some, it includes a change and hair and make up. Most of our packages already include a number of photos, however, we do understand that as each shoot contains a wide range of styles, sometimes the temptation to purchase more is strong. We operate a no pressure selling policy at the studio, as we know our clients put enough pressure on themselves when they see such a great product. We take great pride in our reputation and we continue to produce high-end work at competitive prices.
OUR CREATIVE TEAM
The Vanity Studios creative team is made up of freelance make up artists, hair stylists and photographers. Many of which have worked on major campaigns, television, film and celebrities. We are pleased to say that some of our freelancers have been booking work with Vanity Studios since first opening it’s doors in 2009. We have a great working atmosphere and a strong work ethic and these brilliant individuals have always and will continue to help sustain that.
As our mantra is our versatility and ability to be competent in any style of photography, we have made it a high priority to source staff in and around London with strong specialist skills. As you will see from our superb portfolios, we have many styles of photography available and to attain this we have to have photographers that are competent in each area. Our incredible styling team can achieve any look desired and we even have some members of staff that specialize in vintage/ retro styling, airbrushing and body painting. Should the need arise; we always have someone we can call.
To maintain these incredibly high standards we do not employ anyone who has not been working in the industry for less than five years. We also insist that all our freelancers have had published work before they will be considered for the team.
Maintaining this level proficiency in the studio is imperative to our work. We ardently value our strong creative team, as they are a necessity in upholding our stunning portfolios and brilliant standard of service. We know that demanding a lot from our freelancers further adds to the client experience and most importantly the end result.
DO MEN COME TO VANITY STUDIOS?
Due to the wide variety of specialist areas covered at Vanity Studios we shoot everything from couples and families, to male models and actors. Although a huge perk of Vanity is the exceptional make up and hair service, a large portion of our clientele are men.
DO YOU HELP MODELS FIND AGENCIES OR WORK
No. We provide professional photoshoots only. Please see our blog for information on 'agencies'
WHAT SORT OF AGE RANGE DO YOU CATER FOR?
There are no age restrictions at Vanity Studios. Often people believe that our high fashion brand is angled towards the younger market. However, many of our images are simply examples of our skills in make up artistry. If you explore our portfolios, you will see every age from newborn to grandma!
WHY DO I HAVE TO LEAVE A BOOKING DEPOSIT?
When you book your session, we book a make up artist, hair stylist, photographer and four hours of studio time. We also prevent anyone else from taking your slot. Your booking fee is just a sign of good faith that you will turn up to your appointment. As long as you attend your chosen session, your deposit remains fully refundable.
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE MY APPOINTMENT?
All booking deposits can be returned in full within 7 days of the appointment being made. If you can't make your agreed appointment all we require is 5 working days notice.
CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?
We definitely welcome you to bring children. They never fail to be fantastic in the pictures but please do notify the studio in advance so that we can allocate the correct amount of time. If you are shooting individually with your children, please do bring a supervising adult with you so you can fully relax in hair and make up.
HOW MUCH DO ADDITIONAL PHOTOS COST?
We charge £60 per full sized digital image inclusive of copyright. Our packages start from £295 for 6 images.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH PETS?
Absolutely! If you would like to bring a pet along we will ensure you come on a day where we have a photographer who has experience with pet or wild life photography. Please do let us know as soon as you decide to bring a pet as we will need to check the staff and clients for potential allergies before booking you in.
I'M NOT SURE I'LL BE ABLE TO AFFORD THE PICTURES, WHAT CAN I DO?
We cater for packages for all budgets and provide installment payment options at 0% interest, if need be.
DO I HAVE TO BUY THE PICTURES?
You are under no obligation to purchase but due to the high quality of the images we're sure you'll be tempted so bring your credit card!