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Our Story

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC location AGENCY

Light Locations offers interior photoshoot locations in London and the surrounding areas.

Our story began in 2001 when experienced photographer Sophie Hitchens created her own photoshoot location agency. To reflect a passion for beautifully proportioned, well-lit and inspirational spaces for photography shoots, Sophie named the agency Light Locations.

Our first location house in Brixton (sadly no longer a shoot location) was very unusual and offered something that no one else was offering at the time. It gave Light Locations fantastic exposure, which, together with Sophie’s established industry contacts meant our location portfolio and client base grew from strength to strength.

Initially based in the hub of London city life, we moved to the beautiful Wiltshire countryside in 2009. In the summer of 2015 we bought and renovated a new premises of our own. Our stunning office is a serene, calm and flexible space near Devizes in West Wiltshire that is also available to hire for photoshoots.

MEET THE TEAM

Founder

Sophie Hitchens

Joined 2001

Having spent many years running the office, Sophie now works on driving the business forward. Designing and delivering projects to develop our processes and enhance the experience for our clients, she is always working on ways to improve our service. To ensure Light Locations stays true to its roots, Sophie continues to handpick and photograph all of our locations.

Senior Location Coordinator

Madeleine Booth Howe

Joined 2014

As our Senior Location Coordinator, Madeleine uses her industry know-how and many years of experience to ensure that every shoot runs smoothly. She holds the office together and is the main point of contact for our clients and owners. She also works with Katie to manage our social media accounts.

Location coordinator

Katie Bear

Joined 2019

Katie is the newest member of our team and works with Madeleine, looking after our clients and managing our bookings. She keeps the office running smoothly and co-manages our social media accounts.

Accounts Administrator

Nicola Sainsbury

Joined 2012

Of everyone in the team, Nicola has worked with us for the longest and now works part-time. Like Sophie, she works behind the scenes; dealing with payments and all of the admin involved in our shoots.

Top Dog

Kuma

2019

Kuma is Madeleine’s super loving Sprockador — a Labrador, Springer Spaniel and Cocker Spaniel mix. When he’s not jumping into muddy puddles, he’s snuggled up on our laps in the office.

Resident Troublemaker

Cookie

2019

Cookie is Sophie’s Welsh Terrier puppy and the newest addition to the office. Whilst she may look innocent, she’s incredibly mischievous. It’s worth keeping an eye on your shoes when Cookie’s around…

our ethos

We believe in taking the stress out of finding and shooting properties and pride ourselves on providing only the most stylish and inspiring photoshoot locations.

We’ve always ensured our portfolio stays manageable so that our clients and owners experience very personal and efficient service. Our friendly approach to organising shoots has made us a well-known and respected name in the industry.

We only choose locations we’d personally shoot
Our founder, Sophie, knows what makes a great photoshoot location. If a property inspires her, she will visit and take the photographs to ensure we only take on the very best.

We know our properties like the back of our hands
Everyone in our team has visited the majority of Light Locations. We’re able to tell our clients about the small things — from the quality of light in each room to whether or not we think their vision for a location would work.

We treat our owners and clients like family
We keep our portfolio to a manageable size. This means we can form a personal relationship with all of our owners and clients. If you work with us, you will get to know the voices at the end of the phone, and we will get to know yours. We will go above and beyond to work around your dates and deadlines.

We keep our website user friendly, fresh and informative
This means it isn’t a chore to find the right location. The site is regularly updated with new locations for photoshoots and newsletters go out regularly to ensure clients have all the up to date information they need.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

I have worked with Light Locations for just over eight years now and I cannot speak highly enough of the team. They are super friendly, efficient and make the process of booking totally pain free. All of their locations are of a super high standard and little gems continue to appear on the website throughout the year which is fantastic. I could not recommend a lovelier team to work with.

SHIRIN ARBEE | HEAD OF SNAPS - LOAF

We have been working with Light Locations for years now and choose them for their consistently brilliant selection of locations and total professionalism. We shoot at multiple locations during some weeks of the year for Next Home and find the team always friendly and very helpful in facilitating our sometimes crazy shoot schedule.

CATRIONA PHARO | HATCH PRODUCTION

Light Locations are always a pleasure to work with, they come back with options very quickly and have a very good choice of locations. All the team are very helpful and friendly.

JULIE ABRAMSON | PHOTOGRAPHIC PRODUCTION DIRECTOR - SEVENTY7 GROUP

We would like to continue to provide a safe working environment for all parties on shoot days so at this time we will require crews to do lateral flow tests before shoot days. If crew are not testing we will ask you to sign our health declaration form and follow Covid-19 guidelines.