“Hiring a location is a much more cost effective way of getting a real life feel”


We’re a multi-talented, multi-tasking bunch offering our clients Location Hire, Location Scouting, and Location Management.

That’s why photographer (and did we mention Come Dine With Me runner-up), Geoff Lloyd chose UK Locations as his go-to for his recent shoot for Housing Units: the home department store.

Photographer: Geoff Lloyd

Agency: Market Creative

Client: Housing Units

Location: UK Locations  – 2484

Location Manager: James York, UK Locations

The brief:
 A furniture shoot for Housing Unit – promoting their dining tables, sofas, sideboards and small occasion furniture and accessories.

Having photographed Housing Unit’s previous brochures for the last two years, it was only natural that Geoff Lloyd was approached by Market Creative to photograph their spring/summer brochure.

Geoff contacted Cat at UK Locations who sent over a variety of location options for hire. This included industrial features and open space to accommodate large pieces of furniture. The backdrop also needed to compliment the items being featured.

Geoff said: “UK Locations are always my first port of call for any location scouting. I went for the recce and met James from UK Locations and the house seemed perfect. It was large, light and luxurious. The open space and well kept garden meant we had many different view options for the shoot. To top it off, the owner was very accommodating.

“We booked the one-day shoot day in with Cat and everything ran seamlessly. From contracts to the day sheet – everyone was on the same page! UK Locations had fully briefed the owner on the intentions of the shoot and that they were happy with what was going to be moved or taken down. All expectations were managed carefully.

“It was pivotal to have James, the location manager there to organise the smooth running and logistics of the day – especially with such large pieces of furniture!

“Hiring a location is a much more cost effective way of getting a real life feel. It gives a natural visual feel to the finished shot.”

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