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KENT FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER
Your fashion website represents your brand and image as a credible fashion outlet or fashion provider. As you know, being ‘on trend’ is important as it shows your customers that you are at the head of the fashion game.

Fashion photography is about more than just taking interesting pictures of clothes and models. It is part of the bigger picture which all starts with your marketing plan. The plan, the mood boards, the models, make up, hair and the all-important fashion styling all come from that plan and help turn it into a reality, to create a clear identity within your own marketplace.

We at AHP fashion are used to working with your initial ideas and listening to what you ultimately want to achieve as well as offering our own suggestions from our years of experience.

WHO ARE WE
AHP Fashion is Alan Harbord and his team. Alan has a close-knit, hand-picked team of fashion stylists, make up artists and hair stylists, also based in Kent, who he has worked with for years. He also has a wealth of resources including location venues, props and recommended models as well as some superb problem-solving technical assistants. Together our team will help your shoot run as smoothly as possible.

Alan has spent many years building and honing his fashion photography skills, and as a result has gained a collection of very prestigious awards at international level. He is qualified with, and is an associate member of the most recognised industry body for professional photography (The BIPP).

HIRING A FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER
If you are interested in hiring a fashion photographer please get in touch for an initial chat about your aims. Once we understand what you need to achieve, we will offer a plan for the shoot or set of shoots, as well as a quotation.

We take on all job sizes, whether it be a two hour fashion shoot for the latest garment, or a large project lasting weeks CONTACT

WHERE ARE WE
Based in Kent, covering London and beyond.
Royal Tunbridge Wells to be precise and fashion photography typically takes us to London the home counties and beyond.

UNDERWATER FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
This is a really unique genre of fashion photography which carries with it unique requirements, and rewards you with a really individual look and wow factor.

See our underwater fashion photography gallery
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CASE STUDY - CASHARA
Cashara are a fashion retailer/ e-tailer based in Tenterden, Kent.
Cashara specialise in beautiful Italian cashmere and silk clothing and accessories.

Finding a fashion photographer in Kent wasn’t easy at first for owner and founder, Cassie Fuller. When she approached us for the first time she explained how she had seen numerous websites before finding AHP Fashion. Having seen the quality and style of our fashion photography, she called us on the phone.

We had a long initial chat as Cassie explained how she had very specific ideas about the look that she was after.

Our brief was to photograph their new collection for display on their website, as well as for large-scale printing for their boutique based in Kent.
The printing required the highest technical quality of fashion images and we achieved this with the use of ‘medium format’ camera technology.

Cassie sourced the mansion, near Sevenoaks in Kent, which very much suited to the look of elegance she wanted to project.

We brought in a make up artist and hair stylist from our usual Kent-based team and Cassie sought the model from a London agency.

Being a Kent fashion photographer means we can provide fashion photography services to the region without you having to venture into the London area, which would have meant more cost and potentially added travel complications.

See images from the Cashara shoot
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CASE STUDY - GIO STOCKINGS
Gio Stockings - Fashion manufacturer, shot in Wadhurst, Kent.
Gio Stockings are based in Derbyshire and came to Kent for their fashion photography with AHP.
Favouring our style of fashion photography and quality of work, Gio stockings opted for AHP fashion to handle the photography side of their re-branding.

Gio are a long established manufacturer of fully fashioned stockings and use traditional machines and techniques to achieve an authentic and original look. They are one of the few hosiery manufacturers still working in this traditional way and provide fashions of a unique and timeless elegance that is so rare these days.

One of the things that attracted Gio to AHP Fashion was that we were able to provide a turnkey solution in the form of the location, the style team and model, to complete their vision for a rebrand.
The mansion based in Wadhurst, Kent was the perfect backdrop for their couture and our make up and hair team is also based in Kent, which provides the ideal package for complete photography for fashion houses.

We liaised for a couple of weeks over the decision for the model who was sourced from a London modelling agency.

Gio wanted both lifestyle fashion shots as well as product fashion shots and so we spent one day at the Wadhurst mansion and the second day in our studio in Kent photographing their hosiery.
The end result was twofold; the product packing for the stockings, and the lifestyle fashion images for the website, advertising and fashion editorials.

Gio were delighted with the fashion photography and have now incorporated the stunning shots into their brand new website giostockings.co.uk.

See images from the Gio Stockings shoot
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CASE STUDY - MORRIS RICHARDSON
Creators of fashionable, timeless watches, Morris Richardson, have created an exciting new range of British inspired timepieces. In striking silver or a softer rose gold, the watches are designed to strike the balance between traditional and contemporary. They are complemented by a set of beautiful straps, made from a combination of soft leather and genuine Harris Tweed. 
Although I am in Kent and they are in Nottingham, founder Tom Morris-Richardson approached me directly as he had a specific vision for the brand style which had many similarities to much of the fashion photography work that I have done.
The brief was to create a set of images to reflect this new country lifestyle fashion brand, with the photos being the foundation of the new website and social media branding. We went for a country house location which gave us elegant interiors, architecturally striking exteriors and wide parkland including some wooded areas.
I spent several months working with Morris Richardson developing a detailed shoot plan. These plans are completely essential for any fashion and branding project to ensure that we achieve exactly what we set out to and also to make sure the timings fit in the most efficient way.
Having a good photography plan often enables us to fit in more photography per day!

With any fashion shoot colour accuracy and consistency play a vital role. My ‘colour workflow’ is a procedure that runs from the time of shooting right the way through to the final delivery of the images. The Morris Richardson shoot was one of the first opportunities to use my recently purchased lighting system which meant we had all the lighting power of the studio, but with no need for power supplies.
The shoot day was a great success and we completed the final look with a few minutes to spare! The shoot plan payed off, the new lighting was stellar, and the weather was great. Tom was really pleased with the resulting images and they are now doing their job in setting the scene on the new Morris Richardson website.

See images from the Morris Richardson shoot

The Morris Richardson website
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CASE STUDY - THE PRETTY DRESS COMPANY
The Pretty Dress Company is a fashion house based in Kent that designs and manufactures a wide range of modern dresses with a vintage twist.

Their designs have been endorsed by celebrity figures who have helped to raise their profile and with growing sales, the company wanted to step up the quality of their images. Customers shop online so it's essential that the images are accurately represented on their website. There was particular concern over the colour consistency which is something that I am passionate about. Inaccurate colour leads to sales returns and inconsistent colour confuses potential customers. I was delighted to know that I would be able to solve this problem for them.
I arranged for a colour calibrated screen to display the images I took in real time, so the stylist had a clear understanding of the colour and impact as the shoot progressed.

The day was a blast of energy and action, with about 5 versions of each of the 65 dresses to photograph. The team at The Pretty Dress Company were delighted with the results and immediately started using the images which they described as ‘more vibrant’, ‘clearer’ and with ‘consistent, accurate colour’. Job done, and I look forward to the next shoot!

See images from the Pretty Dress Company
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CASE STUDY - THE BEDGEBURY COLLECTION
The Bedgebury Collection, Bedgebury Park near Goudhurst, Kent, specialises in high end country attire. Stocking on-trend pieces by top brands such as Pikeur, Bogner, Luis Trenker and Holland Cooper, The Bedgebury Collection provides exquisite styling for discerning gents and ladies enjoying country pursuits.

A web search for Kent fashion photographer lead them to AHP Fashion, and we set up a meeting to discuss requirements for the fashion brand. Owner and founder, Gabriella Atkinson is based near Wadhurst in Kent and we discussed at length her mission for the collection and the way she wanted the fashion to be presented.

Since that initial fashion shoot, we have gone on to provide many further shoots, giving them continuous and consistent fashion photography for each of their new designs and collections. They are continually adding to the brand as trends change and fashions progress and we have been working with them to innovate with backdrops, locations and fresh ideas to keep the fashion brand vibrant and full of energy.

Most of the time the Bedgebury Collection have relied on us for the style team, and our hair and fashion stylists and make up artists always come up trumps. We regularly work together and make a first rate fashion team for Kent.

See images from the Bedgebury Collection shoots
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CASE STUDY - THE WHITE ROOM
The White Room is a high quality hair salon in the centre of the Tunbridge Wells’ historic Pantiles, in Kent.

The management wanted to provide a staff team-building experience day by giving each staff member the opportunity to create a unique and high fashion ‘look' according to their own creativity. Their initial search for a Kent fashion photographer revealed AHP fashion and after the initial phone call, things went from there.

They had to start with a detailed mood board which illustrated designs for hair, make up and the fashion styling. They had been told to bring their own outfits and so turned up with a bagful of garments each. Models and a make up artist were provided by us. Some of the staff members created two or even three different looks.
Whilst they were acting out their creative talent with hair design and styling, we set up a temporary studio in the main part of the hair salon. We suggested a twofold approach to their fashion photography; part studio and part location. The location was of course the stunning Pantiles; an ideal backdrop of Georgian grandeur and ideal for a high fashion look.

It was very satisfying to see each of the young fashion stylists in the making so overwhelmed with the photographs, incorporating the fashion styling by their own hands!
Overall it was a hugely rewarding and enjoyable day for all involved. An atmosphere of hard work, mixed with fun and fashion creativity.

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