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21 May 2018

Photography for Atlas Professionals for Tinto Architecture

We were asked to photograph the offices of Atlas Professional on the 7th floor of The Exchange on Market Street with great views over the harbour. We were pleased to receive this email from Jenna at Tinto Architecture


Hi Neil,

Thanks for sending these though, the photos look great!
Even though you didn’t manage to get the all the photos you wanted I think there is still a great selection there!

Kind regards

Jenna Cook BA(Hons)
Interior and Environmental Designer

Tinto Architecture, Interiors and You


Hi Neil

Well received and the pictures look excellent, thank you for this.

Best Regards,

Business Manager – Drilling & Marine

Atlas Professionals



18 May 2018

Studio Shoot for Iron Broo Duo

Charlie came in for a passport earlier this year and was impressed with the studio and booked a studio session for Iron Broo (https://www.ironbroo.scot).

Charlie and Fred came to the studio and I took a range of shots with 3 backgrounds, a change of clothes, and different accordions for Charlie. While they were being photographed, they were playing and I took a very short clip of this on my iPhone

Here was Charlie’s comments

Neil was very easy to deal with and did a great job of getting the best images out of us (not easy to do ☺) . I’m amazed how well our photos came out, they look great. I’m very pleased with the results and how easy Neil made the whole process and his speedy delivery of the finished digital copies….
I will definitely be using Aberdeenphoto.com again. A brilliant, modern and very efficient service.

Charlie Abel (Iron Broo)

They are coming back in again with the rest of the band (6) for another shoot and I look forward to being entertained again.

16 May 2018

Photography for Tinto Architecture

I regularly photograph completed projects for Tinto Architecture, but was asked recently to take headshots of all the staff for the website, Linkedin profiles etc. These were taken at the Tinto office and I set up a background lights, and reflectors in one of the rooms (see iPhone shot). Only a neutral grey background was chosen, and we took different expressions, and both upright and landscape images (with negative space). The landscape versions are useful for adding text, or when a certain crop is required.

I also photographed the offices and boardroom to be used on the website to show the great space that Tinto Architecture has in Grandholm. A wide selection of shots were taken so that different ones can be used for social media and blogposts. As I added images or logos on the TV screens in post processing, these can be changed to personalise the posts. I added the Linkedin logo on this post to demonstrate this.


“We have in the past never valued the professionalism for our own photographs and our offices when it comes to photography…. How wrong were we. Aberdeenphoto have once again proven why we should leave our photography to the experts”

Richard Tinto
Managing Director

3 May 2018

Photography for Prezzo at Marischal Square

We were commissioned to photograph the new Prezzo at Marischal Square for the company that created the interior, Thompsons. I supplied 90 images of exterior, interior, general views, and also some of the details and fittings.

The client was pleased with the images (see below) which were delivered with an on-line gallery with a download facility.

Images look excellent – many thanks.
Jon McGrath
Thompsons Limited
Project Manager

We love to get good client feedback which makes the effort we put in worth it but what is even better, is getting more work, so I was very happy to get this follow up email from Thompsons.

We have got a couple of schemes coming up in Scotland over the next few months – Prezzo Glasgow (train station), Prezzo Glasgow Vincent Street, Prezzo Aberdeen (Union Square), Burger King East Kilbride, Burger King Aberdeen, Burger King Stirling.
Would you be able to cover the above locations?
Jon McGrath
Project Manager

If you require photography to show what you do, or promote your services, please contact Neil on 07813 705 205, or at neil@aberdeenphoto.com

27 Apr 2018

Branding for HR-FM

We received a nice email from a client today.

Thanks Neil,

Firstly let me thank both Lukas & yourself for all the help and support you have given me to very successfully launch my new business venture – HR-FM.

The branding you guys came up with was spot on, the business cards you organised look so professional, the folders are a real talking point, the photos are fab and the website is just truly amazing. I wasted so much time at the start of my journey going round and round talking to different companies who promised the earth but delivered absolutely nothing and then you guys came along and just couldn’t do enough to help me pull together the tools I needed to launch myself into the business community. The launch has been really successful and I know this has only been made possible with the help and support from Aberdeenphoto.com.

Thanks again

Fiona contacted me to get a studio headshot, and we ended up chatting, and discussed a new website. At this stage, she had not sorted out a logo or corporate ID, so we prepared a logo and visuals, in different colours.


Fiona chose purple, and we created artwork for business cards, and A4 presentation folders, and organised the printing at the most cost effective price,  and delivered these, without any mark-up. We also created a Word template to use as a letterhead, and suggested matching envelopes etc. 

We then created the website, www.hr-fm.co.uk:

The next stage is the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), and the marketing of Fiona’s new venture. We can offer a very effective email marketing service, designing the email campaign, and use Mailchimp or Campaign Monitor for delivery.

Although photography is our main service, we have been supplying websites, email campaigns, and other visual marketing services for over 15 years. If you want a no obligation quote for a website, or any other marketing services, please contact Neil to arrange an appointment.

The link below will let you access my diary and choose your own time. 


If you are looking to book an appointment in the next 24 hours or cannot find a suitable time, please email me (neil@aberdeenphoto.com) or call Neil on 01224 877499 or 07813 705 205.

Once you have made a booking, you will get confirmation of your appointment.

14 Mar 2018


Something that we supply a lot are headshots, usually taken the studio. There are 2 examples below taken in the studio in the last few days

You will see complementary comments from Fiona Campbell who is going to be using the portraits on her new website, (that we are working on), and for profiles on Linkedin etc.

Morning Neil, ….
Love the photo’s so thank you – so much better than the ones I’ve got ….
Have a lovely weekend when it eventually arrives.
Regards, Fiona Campbell of HR-FM

I also received a positive testimonial  from Dotimi who wanted the photographs to promote his website or coaching business:  www.timcoaching.com.

Hello Neil,
I just want to thank you to the photographs you took of me for my coaching business. They have had a very good impact for my website and our social media pages. The feedback I have received from the photos have been very good, especially the head shots and the action shots.
I highly recommend Aberdeen Photos and will surely pass on referrals for anyone that needs any type of photography service.
Yours Sincerely,
Dotimi Egbuson
(Life Coach)

For both of these portraits, I included landscape compositions with “negative space” which can be an effective look, and the space can also be utilised for a logo or text, when used for a profile.

The studio photographs above was for a press release for Kore Solutions, announcing promotion for Martin Kerrigan:


Alongside the studio shots of Martin is a shot of the Duncan the Managing Director on site at one of their clients, KCA Deutag. In each case, the Kore Solutions branding on the clothing has been included.

Apart from individuals, we often work at client offices and take all the staff in  a “studio set up” or at work at their desk, and we have lots of samples of different approaches for clients including Hydrasun, McArtney, Aquatic, Halliday Fraser Munro, Vroon, and many others.

We recently photographed staff in Fochabers, Aberdeen, and Brechin, for Savills. They were getting all 4500 UK staff photographed and wanted matching styles for everyone so supplied us with 4 backdrops to use and a very detailed guide on composition, and even the lighting to use.

For Studio headshots, I would usually use two backgrounds, and also have a change of look (formal and more casual). The best images are selected, edited, and presented in a password protected gallery, where you can download the images at different resolutions.

Our custom designed studio is very conveniently located on the main Wellington Road dual carriageway, where we have car parking. 

This is very competitively priced at £75 (+VAT)

We have very flexible availability from early morning to evening. The link below will let you access my diary and choose a time to come to the studio.


If you are looking to book an appointment in the next 24 hours or cannot find a suitable time, please email me (neil@aberdeenphoto.com) or call me on 01224 877499.

Once you have made a booking, you will get confirmation of your appointment.

If you need a team photographed, then please contact me for a quote.

22 Feb 2018

Laura and Dean

Laura and Dean Saturday 17th February, 2018
St. Machars Cathedral and Norwood Hall

Saturday was a beautiful day but the low winter sun created a lot of challenges, particularly at St.Machars Cathedral. The day started with shots of Laura and her bridesmaids, Bev, Emily, Rachael, and Joni, getting ready and having champagne. The stunning make up was done by Julia of Platinum Pro Make Up.

I also photographed the dresses (Laura’s dress by Kenneth Pool, and the bridesmaids by Melle Cloche), accessories, flowers (by Xoxo florists), and Laura receiving a special gift from Dean.

18 Feb 2018

Photography for Ulster Carpets

Photography for Ulster Carpets
at The Residence by Marriot
at Marischal Square, Aberdeen

I had a shoot this week for for Ulster Carpets at The Residence by Marriot at Marischal Square. There were several uses for some new equipment I have recently added. I used both the Nikon D5, and the new 45.7 mp Nikon D850 which is seen by many as the best 35mm DSLR ever made. The tiltable screen with live view was very useful to take shots of the carpets with the camera on the floor.

When working on the floor, I also used the focus shift option where it was taking 20 shots with tiny differences in focus point, and then we combined them in Photoshop to give sharpness throughout the shot.

15 Sep 2017

Autumn 2017 Print Sale


And get this fantastic discount

15 Jun 2017

Nicola and Richard at Jurys Inn Dyce, 10th June 2017

I have not posted about weddings recently and will do a catch up post soon, with some of the great weddings photographed recently.

Last Saturday I photographed Nicola and Richard’s wedding at the Jurys Inn at Aberdeen Airport. Nicola is a friend of Laura and Lesley Allan, and I photographed both of their weddings, and they recommended me. The weather was not great but luckily, it stayed dry and we got the photographs taken outside at the hotel.

When Nicola and Richard danced up the aisle after the service, it was obvious they were a fun couple, and were very easy to photograph.

We had hoped to go to a garden for bridal portraits which was not possible, but after the meal, the sun came out and I got nicer lighting for a few more photographs. This highlights one of the advantages of booking the evening service.

Richard’s nieces, Jessica and Olivia, were the beautiful flower girls and Nicola got some funny shots with them.


It was a full day service and I finished with the grand march and some dancing photographs.

You can view the photographs and slideshow here

As always we had the photographs on-line very quickly and Nicola and Richard have already viewed them and emailed me

Evening Neil, had a chance to look at the photos and they are brilliant……couldnt be happier.

Thank you again for making our wedding such an amazing day and being so efficient, friendly and professional all day.

Looking at getting one of the albums made and already picking my favourites………how many pics cank the different album sizes have?

Shall arrange to pop over soon and get all the pictures and things ordered and things once we are back from honeymoon.

Thank you again to you and Sandra for everything

Nicola and Richard xx

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