Deans Court needed fresh images for their website and also the freedom to use shots for their Social Media.
Totalling three days of full-day shooting the photography for Dorset-based estate Deans Court was spread out over the course of two seasons to capture a full range of photos showcasing the best of their vast grounds and interiors.
We kept things flexible for this job postponing on a couple of days when the weather just wasn’t going to show off the grounds in the best light and keeping an eye on forecasts to rearrange.
As well as being a private home of historical interest Deans Court provides Holiday Let accommodation (two cottages and a large Town House), hosts Summer Weddings and includes a working Kitchen Garden, which provides produce for its on-site Café and Home Store – ‘The Squash Court’.
We had a relaxed brief for this project and were left to style interiors and move great big bits of furniture around as we saw fit.
Holiday Cottages & Town House
Working around accommodation bookings the photography for Deans Court’s Holiday Accommodation needed to showcase the range and versatility of each individual home for guests. As well as the exteriors and multiple views of each room, small details were captured to show the character of each home. These shots included a basic styling service.
Café and Homestore
Captured on an ‘open for business’ day these interior and exterior shots of the ‘The Squash Court’ were taken before and after opening hours. Details were captured to show the general range of products available to purchase in the Store at a glance.
House, Grounds and Kitchen Garden
Again, we were given a relaxed clearance to capture the interiors and grounds of this Family Home, working quickly to style each individual room and make the best use of light throughout the house. Though not needing to be as thorough as the Accommodation on-site, small details were again captured to give a variety of shots for the Estate’s marketing and website. This shoot was timed so that the Kitchen Garden could be shot once the Gardeners had completed their work for the day, which also tied in with the best light to showcase the garden details and animals around the Estate.