Hat Photography by The Portrait Kitchen
Hat photography The Portrait Kitchen
Hat photography by The Portrait Kitchen

Hat Photography

The Portrait Kitchen aspires to be the world’s premium hat photography service for milliners.

We are Jon and Anjee and our genre is hat photography. We have been photographing hats in our kitchen for over 5 years for milliners from all over the world.
We provide a full hat photography and digital design service from initial discovery call, model management, photoshoot, right through to post process editing of images. We also provide advice on how high quality images can help build your brand.


What do I get?

  • A 2-3 hour photo session, using studio lighting and a selection of our solid colour backdrops.
  • Photoshoot designed around what you want to achieve.
  • One experienced millinery model.
  • Typically, a minimum of 10-20 images per hat, lightly edited and delivered to you for download via a secure web gallery within five working days. We focus on quality not quantity with our images.
  • Pro retouching of specific images that you choose at £12 per image.
  • Full usage rights.

Do you photograph hats for milliners who are not in the UK?

Yes we do. We have clients in the US and Europe so we can photograph your hats wherever you are in the world.

If you can ship it, we can shoot it.

Can I attend my hat photography shoot?

We’d love you to attend because we enjoy meeting our clients. Plus you can place your hats on the model and provide creative input. You will see the images as they happen.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes you can although we limit this to one additional person. Bonus points if you bring a dog. We have a large secure garden for your dog to sniff around and a very comfy armchair.

How much does your hat photography service cost?

We charge £450 for 3 hours of shoot time including a millinery model. This fee covers up to 5 hats although we always suggest you bring a couple of extra ones in case we have time to photograph them.

How do I proceed?

We always advise clients have an initial discovery call. This allows you to explain what you want to achieve.

We can also discuss colour palettes, lighting, model choices etc.

The discovery call is free and there is no obligation to proceed any further. It is not a sales pitch and gives you the opportunity to ask questions.

What milliners say about our hat photography

The Portrait Kitchen is a great way for us to get professional photos of our hats taken.  The professionalism of Jon and Anjee is superb. They project managed the whole shoot for us. We have a way we want things done and both Jon & Anjee delivered on that brilliantly. Milliners around the world can take advantage of this service however much we want to keep these gems a secret.

Hat photography by The Portrait Kitchen
Donna and Joanne

Jon shot some of the most beautiful and striking images I have seen of my hats.  We talked on the phone before the shoot and he sent me photographs of a good selection of models.  Those we chose were all lovely and highly professional.  I decided to use a make up artist and the lady Jon introduced me to was incredibly talented and was a real asset to the shoot.

We had a busy but relaxed and laughter-filled afternoon with lots of tea and cake, and everyone was delighted with the end results.

Hat photography by The Portrait Kitchen
Jane Fryers

“Anjee and Jon have a great set up that they have built in their large kitchen. It is so homely and welcoming. There is none of the fuss and formality of a large photo studio. It feels more like you are visiting friends.

Anjee is always on hand to help keep the show on the road with the models and MUA and I was encouraged to take an active part in the styling so I got exactly what I wanted.

Jon really understands how to use light with his photography to make so my hats stood out.

If you want to take your millinery to the next level with magazine quality images that you can then use for marketing I can’t recommend Jon and Anjee highly enough.”

Hat photography by The Portrait Kitchen
Gemma Holley
Jon and Anjee shot product style images of several of my millinery pieces in September 2020.
At The Portrait Kitchen, by their characteristic passionate attention to detail, Jon and Anjee offer a wrap-around photographic service creating stunning portrait style images which highlight and enhance the creativity of a milliner’s work. One of Jon’s specialities is to create drama, using contrast back drops to highlight, in my case, millinery and through his clever use of lighting he appears to almost effortlessly create images that bring your product to life.
Jon edits the images he shoots and then provides a WeTransfer file of the images, in the size you require. His flexible friendly operation is characterised by huge professionalism and dedication to the his art of photography.
Thank you both so much.
Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery
Margaret Woodliff Wright

“Great opportunity to work with a creative team who have an extensive knowledge of millinery photography. Jon and Anjee have really thought their offering through and are so welcoming. I’d highly recommend them.”

Hat photography by The Portrait Kitchen
Sarah Ross Millinery

The Portrait Kitchen were wonderful to work with. Jon and Anjee worked with me to come up with the look I wanted to really show off my hats. They were collaborative, professional and fun to work with. The photos are amazing!! I couldn’t recommend them enough!

The Journey of a hat photograph by The Portrait Kitchen
Angela Elliott

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