Hats On Stands Photography

We don’t just photograph hats on models. We also photograph hats on stands. In fact since Covid19 we get more and more requests for hats to be photographed on stands. Photographing hats on stands provides milliners with high quality product images of their hats without the cost of a model and make up artist.

We photograph hats on stands for clients all over the world. You arrange the courier, we photograph your hats to magazine quality, you receive the images and hats are returned. Simple process and (the important bit), simple affordable pricing.

Our pricing for ‘hats on stands’ is charged on a per hat basis (£30) so you know what you are paying for. We provide basic editing for this price which will include removal of any stray threads that may not be immediately noticeable. We even digitally x-ray images to ensure all dust spots and are removed. Want clean white backgrounds? No problem. Want colour backdrops to enhance drama or a season? Yep we can do that too.

All hats on stands are photographed at multiple angles so your client can see your work from different viewpoints. Because we shoot in high resolution clients can zoom in to see tiny detailing.

We can receive hats from anywhere in the world to be photographed. You send, we photograph, you review, we return them to you.

Want to use your own hat stands? Just include them in your delivery.

We can also shoot a hat and then adjust the colour as required. This means a milliner can create one hat but market numerous colours for their client to choose from without the build cost ie a hat can be built to order. Literally any colour because we can eyedrop from any colour palette or pantone you have.

Please note that we work in a smoke/pet free studio and all hats are handled, placed and packaged with extreme care and attention.

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  • Giulia Mio Millinery
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'After Eight' by Jane Fryers Millinery
Bon Bon by Giulia Mio Millinery

What do I get?

  • Hats photographed on a stand at multiple angles, using studio lighting and an arctic white background. We can change background colours but using white as a base is the best starting point.
  • Typically, a minimum of 10 images per hat, 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.
  • Full usage rights (with accreditation).
  • We are also graphic designers so for a small additional charge we can lay your logo over images, change a hat’s colour to colour swatches or Pantone’s of your choosing

How much does it cost?

We charge £30 per hat with a minimum of 3 hats and a maximum of 10 hats per shoot. We are happy to discuss discounting for a large collection.

Please note that delivery and courier insurance costs are paid for by you. We can quote you for a return courier charge at you required insurance level.

Free consultation

We always advise having an initial consultation. It can be carried out over the phone or virtually. This will give you time to explain what you want to achieve from your shoot and will ensure that we deliver on your requirements.

This chat will take approximately half an hour and is a free service. We will also explain the form we will be sending you. This asks a few simple questions as well as how you want your hats to sit. We even have an upload image option to make sure we get it spot on.

How many hats can I send?

There is a minimum order of 3 hats and a maximum of 10 hats per shoot.  If you have more than 10 then contact us for a discount.

We do offer a Collection Package, typically 6 hats. This is charged at £150.

We also offer discount vouchers for repeat customers and also for existing clients who refer us to new clients.

What Milliners Say About The Portrait Kitchen

Notes by Donna Hartley Millinery

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.

Donna and Joanne
The Portrait Kitchen

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.

Jane Fryers
'Velvet Rose' by Gemma Holley Millinery

“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.”

Gemma Holley
Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery
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
The Portrait Kitchen ‘Blue Sky’ by Sarah Ross Millinery

“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.”

Sarah Ross Millinery

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