Butchery Photography for Award Winning Archers Butchery Norwich

Butchery Photography Norwich

 

Butchery Photography  – Advertising and PR Photographer for Butchery Businesses

Butchery Photography isn’t as niche as it may appear but believe it or not, if you have the time for a quick web search, there are actually very few professional Food Photographers who capture the artistic skills of the Butcher. Butchery Photography and Meat Photography go hand in hand, whether it’s simple Product photography for Butcher’s who’ve taken the necessary steps to set up e-commerce and online ordering to combat lost sales due to Covid-19, Staff Portraits for websites or PR Photography. The “Farm to Fork” customer experience and a big emphasis on environmental nose to tail butchery, saw a pre-covid surge in Butchery Workshops for budding home chefs. Our own experience with Meat Photography is pretty extensive and we’ve had the pleasure of all of the aforementioned and much more, documenting a whole range of Butchery Photography and Meat Photography for Multi Award winning Archers Butchery in Norwich. In fact, Archers won the prestigious Best Butchers shop in Britain 2019 in the Meat Management Industry Awards.

Butchery Photography Norwich

Professional Butchery Photography Packages

Our case study of Archer’s Butchery documents a great client / photographer retraction and a portfolio that has been built over time. Suffice to say, Butchery Photography can be compacted to provide all of the elements you will ever need for marketing your business and it doesn’t take long to build a portfolio of bespoke stock images that fit a really diverse range of purposes incl social media, advertising, online ordering, website and Press releases.

Commercial Photography Norwich- The Butchery

Butchery Photography NorwichFarm to Fork – Livestock Images

Meat Photography with Heritage and Provenance. Almost all of Archers Butchers beef is supplied locally by P O Almey & sons of Tavistock Farm, Antingham near North Walsham. The Almey family have been farming cattle for generations and have a good stock of quality animals all year round. The breeds of cattle we have are mostly Simmental and Limousin (continental breeds which are famed for their lean tender meat) crossed with native breeds such as Hereford, Shorthorn and Aberdeen Angus which are known for their marbled texture. The Cattle are free to graze in large fields in and around the farm, eating mainly grass, supplemented by grain and vegetable waste such as potatoes and swede. They are bought into sheds for the winter months to shelter from the harsh weather and help to regenerate the soil.

Norfolk Farming Photography

Norfolk Farming Photography

Butchery Photography Norwich

Retail Photography for Butchers and Food Shops makes perfect sense in 2021

Gone are the days where Butchers shops consisted of sawdust floors, bloody counters a blood soaked aprons. We all love to experience awesome shopping experiences and walking into a modern, clean environment with welcoming, knowledgable staff and super attractive products is an appealing aspect for any potential customer. Showing off your interior online is actually another shop window to your business and a great way to generate new customers.

Commercial Retail Photographer Norwich- The Butcher

Commercial Photography Norwich- The Butchery

 

Commercial Retail Photographer Norwich- The Butcher

Butchery Photography is a great way to engage staff with customer. Make it personal!

Shopping local and building personal relationships with your customers has seen a phenomenal resurgence over the past few years. Staff who care about their customers is a recipe for success for return business. How many people return to a restaurant because of the fabulous service a they receive and when the staff know you by name. It evokes a sense of warmth that makes you feel special and it’s become the norm for many deli’s, farm shops and butchery businesses. Butchery Photography staff images are a great way to showcase the important behind your brand and add a sense of personality, especially if captured while interacting with customers and in the natural working environment.

Norfolk PR Photography from Blanc Creative

Norfolk PR Photography from Blanc Creative

Butchery Photography Norfolk

Butchery Photography for food retailers

Recent data suggests Fresh red meat shoppers are more prepared than average to invest time shopping for their meat, wanting to become more informed about the product Quality is a top consideration for shoppers when purchasing meat so if you have an online shopping presence, why wouldn’t you want Butchery Photography to reflect your ethically sourced products. At Blanc Creative, we have an impressive for portfolio spanning  huge range of products including meat, poultry, deli, restaurant food and Gastro Pub menus. We shoot our food photography using predominantly natural lighting and our style of imagery means that we are able to work in smaller spaces and on location. After all, you wouldn’t want to have to transport all of your Butchery produce out to a studio when you can shoot high quality photographs of your produce straight from the fridge.

Meat Photography

Meat Photography

Butchery Photography Norwich

Shout out with Butchery Photography. What makes your product different and desirable?

If you have a product or service that makes your brand or produce special, then why wouldn’t you shout about it. Himalayan Rock Salt Wall used for ageing the very best beef. Using Himalayan Salt Walls, butchers have been able to dry-age meat for extended periods of time without excess decomposition taking place. This is because of the naturally anti-microbial environment the salt chamber creates. The dry environment salt walls maintain, promotes the desired chemical reactions to take place within the meat. This includes the denaturing of protein fibres, which tenderises the meat to provide a heightened level of succulence. We entered the depths of a very cold refrigerator to photograph an impressive wall installed in Archers Butchery producing a set of imagery just perfect for social media platforms and press.

Want to talk more about your Brand. We’d love to hear from you!

We hope this small case study has “wet your appetite” for Butchery Photography or any other form of food photography that you may require to promote your business. We think it’s provides a genuine overview of how forward thinking businesses are adapting to changes in shopping environments and the need to positively market their brands successfully and inexpensively using professional photography. We would genuinely love to hear your ideas and we genuinely believe that we can turn your ideas into concepts into gorgeous food photography images. You may be surprised at how affordable professional photography can be.

Why not reach out today and speak with our team on Mob: 07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com

 

 

 

Restaurant Food Photography

Commercial Photography Norwich

Restaurant food photography in a pandemic culture

Restaurant Food Photography has literally exploded over the past twelve months. The Covid-19 Pandemic ravaged restaurant trade across the UK. Following an initial three months of lockdown due to coronavirus, restaurants in the United Kingdom were allowed to re-open only to be hit with further extensive closures. As of December 20, 2020, the percentage of seated restaurant diners in the UK was around 44.35 percent lower than the last year’s figures. The hospitality industry has been looking for new ways to stay agile while also staying true to their values. It isn’t easy to change the core of a restaurants operation but for many predominantly eat-in establishments, the only infallible solution for survival during the COVID-19 crisis for many is online ordering for restaurants.

We’re living in an age of working from home, third-party delivery services and collect by car and professional restaurant food photography is now playing a big part in promoting the role of the restaurant in really uncertain times. The rise of the online men and visual platforms like Instagram are an essential part of the dining experience as customers have much more time to search for the meals they’d like to eat online. People shop with their eyes and attractive, professional restaurant food photography is experiencing a serious upturn. Social platforms and Commercial food photography doesn’t need to be shot in a studio.  As a Norfolk based Commercial Photography business, Blanc Creative have seen a definite shift towards real food photos, shot onsite with natural lighting and no gimmicks.


Why Shoot your Restaurant Food Photography on location in your restaurant

1. Socially distanced food photography

Regardless of the size of your restaurant, it’s pretty much guaranteed that there will be locations available in the dining area, kitchen or even outside with natural lighting that will blend itself to affordable restaurant photography. Social distancing should be achieved with ease, especially as most restaurants will have already been set up as Covid safe environments. Meals can be presented and handed over safely to the photographer, who can then utilise any accessible areas in the restaurant. It’s important to remember where the photographer has been from a perspective of cleaning after the shoot has finished.

2.Styling your Restaurant Food Photography

At least half of great food photography is styling. There’s no need to employ food stylists. Your chefs plate food for service every day of the week. Different chefs style their plates differently, so it’s really important that the food genuinely reflects what the customer will see. We’ve all chosen from fast food menus that depict gloriously stacked burgers only to receive a pancake flat meal that looks nothing like the food on the photographs. Restaurant Food Photography needs to be shot honestly. Great Chefs love to take some artistic license.

3.Shooting food fast… but not that fast

Freshly prepared food has a short time frame for photography. It can lose its appeal quickly. As food photographers, we love to work fast, but not too fast that we get a backlog of dishes piling up to photograph. We’re super experienced shooting food. It’s an area we specialise in and our business values have always been about transparency and  honesty. We shoot our food the same way. Our restaurant food photography showcases the actual food your business sells. Yes, there are multiple tricks that involve glue, shaving foam, mashed potatoes and varnish to make food fantastic, but this really isn’t us. We’re confident that you’ll love our photography and the way we work with you.

Food that’s been sat out for longer than 10-15 minutes will start to look tired, so you have to work quickly and creatively when shooting onsite.

4.Covid-19 has made Restaurant Food Photography an attractive purchase

If you business is seriously thinking about a food image portfolio, it may be a great time to turn your ideas into professional photographs. Many restaurants and venues have no customers or tables booked. This enables many more creative options for getting the best lighting for your images. It’s not all about tables. We use a variety of surfaces including the floor to really show off your food at it’s best. Setting up while a restaurant is closed enables you to spread out as much as you need and should reduce pressure on your chefs and kitchen staff who can concentrate solely on preparing attractive food rather than servicing orders for customers.

5. Shooting on location simply works

Shooting restaurant food photography onsite is completely different from studio based photography and I’m a great believer that customer reap benefits from booking shoots in their own environments. There may not be as much access to studio lighting or consistently lit backgrounds, but food photography is all about environment and every restaurant creates their menu to fit the environment they work in. Chefs know their kitchens inside out and shooting in a studio can be very clinical. Shooting naturally lit food photography  also benefits those customers who have more limited establishments where space isn’t necessarily optimum.

If your business is looking to create a portfolio of professional Restaurant Food Photography images, it may not cost as much as you think. Professional images showcasing your food is an investment. Images have a vast range of uses from social media, websites, printed menus, signage and even artwork. To find out more about how we can help your business with moth watering food photography, why not call our office today on Mob: 07871 364041 or email: studio@blanc-creative.com

 

 

 

Norfolk Food Photography – Brasteds Restaurant

Norwich Commercial Food Photographer

Norfolk Food Photography

Norfolk Food Photography
Blanc Creative have specialised in Norfolk Food Photography for almost a decade and have had the pleasure of working across the very best Restaurants, Hotels, Food & Drink Manufacturers and Retailers throughout East Anglia.

We recently had the chance to shoot some great Norfolk Food Photography work with Nick Mills and the team at Brasteds. Brasted’s is a multi award-winning catering and events company, with over 30 years’ experience serving royalty, dignitaries, celebrities and guests across Norfolk. Located in the picturesque privately owned village of Framingham Pigot in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, but just 4 miles from Norwich city centre, they proudly offer a 2 AA Rosette Restaurant, which has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, 5 AA star boutique rooms, Brasted’s Lodge and their own wedding and event suite.

In the summer of 2019, we collaborated on a Norfolk Food Photography Project that would showcase a Menu that would launch the restaurants brand new Hospitality & Events Business, Complete & Utter Brasteds. We used only natural light to compliment the fresh ingredients and beautiful creations artistically built by the Brasteds Chefs. Amazing food doesn’t have to be bathed in artificial light and the concept of the assignments reflect this from the components used to create the artistic dishes all the down to crockery and props used throughout the shoot.

Our style of Norfolk Food Photography successful food photography has a rustic, minimal but modern feel to it, which can be used perfectly across a really diverse range of food and drinks. We always plan our food photography with our clients to ensure we can maximise our time on site which in turn maximises our clients return on their investment in professional photography.

Complete and Utter Brasteds Norwich

 

 

 

Norfolk Food Photography

Commercial Food Photographer Norwich

Commercial Food Photographer Norwich

 

Norfolk Food Photography

 

Norfolk Food Photography

Commercial Food Photographer Norwich

Restaurant Food Photography

Commercial Food Photographer Norwich

Norwich Commercial Food Photographer

Norwich Commercial Food Photographer

 

Commercial Food Photographer Norwich

If you’re thinking about a Food or Drink based Photography project, we would love to hear from you. Please don’t hesitate to call our Team on Mob: 07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com if you have any questions or would like us to offer a competitive quote for our services.

St Peters Brewery – PR Photography Norwich

PR Photography Norwich

St Peters Brewery – PR Photography Norwich

St Peters Brewery are well known throughout Norfolk as a leading producer of Fine Ales. The brewery has built a fantastic reputation for using locally malted barley with Kentish hops to produce a range of classical English cask-conditioned ales and a range of superb bottled beers. Blanc Creative worked with St Peters back in 2015 at a time when CEO Steve Magnall had only just joined the business. It was a great surprise to hear from Steve again last week when the phone rang and I was asked if I could help out with an urgent commercial shoot for The Sunday Telegraph Newspaper. With a window of only 5 hours, time really was of the essence, but we knew we could deliver the brief for St Peters Brewery.

Having driven the 25 miles to the Brewery, we literally hit the ground running, producing PR Photography Norwich & Editorial Photography that would be suitable to advertise the latest St. Peters Brewery products as well as accompanying a full article that would be written by The Telegraph Newspaper. The imagery was edited on site and hi-resolution imagery transferred onto the St Peter’s Brewery computer within 2 hours of receiving the telephone call.

Chosen photographs were used to highlight story which appeared in an Article in the Newspaper on Sunday 7th August 2016 / Copy text from Daily Telegraph Newspaper

 

Weatherspoon's tap into St Peters Brewery

St. Peter’s Brewery in Norfolk has struck a deal with Wetherspoons and Stonegate pub chains who will soon begin pouring a range of non-alcoholic beers brewed by St. Peters Brewery. The move comes in a bid to tap into a rise in teetotalism among younger drinkers.  Suffolk brewery St. Peter’s, which already makes cask ales and bottled beers for pubs and supermarkets, has spent three years and nearly £1m developing its alcohol-free beer in a bid to counteract falling alcohol sales. Chief executive Steve Magnall says younger drinkers “have a completely different attitude to alcohol” which the leisure industry needs to respond to. “They drink less but still want a social pint at the end of the day,” he said.

The idea began in 2013 when St. Peter’s owner John Murphy, the branding guru behind HobNobs biscuits and the Mini Metro car, was diagnosed with cancer meaning he couldn’t drink the brewer’s range of organic ale, bitter, porter and stout.It has now signed supply deals with Stonegate, which runs 660 pubs in the UK, and JD Wetherspoons, which owns nearly 1,000 outlets, that will begin trialling the draft and bottled beers from next month.

Tesco will stock the beer later this year, as 1,300 Nisa stores, ahead of “Dry January”, an informal event when people give up alcohol for the month to either detox or raise money for charity. Around 21pc of Britons are now teetotal, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which has crept up from 19pc five years ago, partly due to growing ethnic diversity but also a broader change in drinking habits.Although binge drinking is a recognised problem among young people, they are also far less likely to drink alcohol as an age group – around half of 16 to 24 year-olds (48pc) will have had a drink in the past week, compared with two-thirds of 45-64 year-olds, ONS figures show.

Mr Magnall said that the drinks market is rapidly moving towards lower-calorie and soft drinks. “But blokes, in particular, want to stand there holding a pint in their hand, not an orange juice or a coke,” he said.

St. Peter’s’ “Without” range, which turns out around 200,000 bottles a month, is made using a tightly-guarded brewing process that Mr Magnall says is different from versions already on the market, such as Becks Blue, where the alcohol is stripped from the beer during the alkalisation process.

“This process makes the beer very thin,” he said. “But our drink feels like you’re drinking a beer, looks like a beer, and tastes like a beer.”

It currently makes up 10pc of the £4m-turnover brewery’s output, with all 16 of its brewers required to sign a non-disclosure agreement to keep the brewing process a secret. At 0.009pc alcohol, according to the brewery’s latest test, Mr Magnall says there is more alcohol in a glass of orange juice than a bottle of Without. St. Peter’s brewery, which also has a gluten-free beer range, posted £3.8m sales in the year to February 28, 2015, according to the latest available results, and a £44,800 pre-tax loss.

 

Weatherspoon's tap into St Peters Brewery

Weatherspoon's tap into St Peters Brewery

Weatherspoon's tap into St Peters Brewery

Weatherspoon's tap into St Peters Brewery

Weatherspoon's tap into St Peters Brewery

Weatherspoon's tap into St Peters Brewery

Weatherspoon's tap into St Peters Brewery

 

 

PR Photography Norwich

We have a team of experienced press & PR photographers, shooting eye-catching and professional PR Photography that are suitable for national newspapers, magazines or online PR stories. Professional PR Photography adds a huge amount of value to any PR campaign and professional PR P{hotohraphy has never been so important to businesses promoting their products and servi ces through PR.

 

Suffolk Food Photography – Brudenell Hotel

Suffolk Food Photography

Brudenell Hotel – Suffolk Food Photography

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

Suffolk Food Photography doesn’t get much better than this! Nestled away at the quiet end of the seafront in the quaint Suffolk seaside town Aldeburgh is the Brudenell Hotel.  It’s literally a stone throw of a drive from London. Leave the bustling capital and in under two hours, you’re “Everything seems so much more laid back and even the stylish food photography that we shot at the Brudenell has an almost leisurely appearance as the live ingredients were assembled on nickel platters, stripping the food back to showcase its local heritage and a provenance. Fresh and ethically-sourced fish is also one of the core values of the Brudenell’s own Seafood and Grill restaurant, with a menu packed with fresh local fish, seafood and free-range meats prepared by a creative team of chefs. Shooting Suffolk Food Photography for an award-winning fish restaurant is genuinely a pleasure. Who wouldn’t want to photograph artwork on a plate?

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

For this particular Suffolk Food Photography shoot, the Banc Creative Team decided to adopt the most natural approach possible, shooting imagery using only natural lighting and dispensing with any artificial distractions. It was an important factor in retaining many of the deconstructed dishes and even the backdrop to the images was improvised using a wide window ledge overlooking the ocean. The paint had a hint of distress to it, which added a massive amount of character to the dishes. Blanc Creative have built a steadily increasing reputation for their Norfolk Food Photography and to break into Suffolk Food Photography with such a prestigious location is wonderful.

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote

Suffolk Food Photography - Blanc Creative at the Bru Hote


The 44-room luxury 4* hotel has been a fixture of the front since the 1880s, and despite having been renovated in 2010 it retains its Victorian charm, partly thanks to the huge bay windows in the bedrooms. Our deluxe room has a huge double bed and a sofa facing the bay window framing the sea view, while the bathroom has a free-standing bath and separate shower, typical of Aldeburgh’s unique brand of quaint luxury. There are a few thoughtful touches too, such as two big glass bottles of water – still and sparkling – refilled each morning and a basket full of books about the local area.

Fresh and ethically-sourced fish is also one of the core values of the Brudenell’s own Seafood and Grill restaurant, with a menu packed with fresh local fish, seafood and free-range meats prepared head chef Tyler Torrance. If you fancy something a bit different, the Brudenell’s sister hotel The White Lion – just a 15-minute walk along the beautiful seafront – also boasts a fantastic restaurant, the Brasserie Bleue. The brasserie has a more back to basics approach, with the relaxed feel of a very good gastropub.

To find out more about Suffolk Food Photography & Norfolk Food Photography, why not reach out to one of our team at studio@blanc-creative.com or telephone 07871 364041.