What makes a great Photoshoot Location

There are many qualities we look for when taking on a new photo shoot location. These are a few of them:

  • Properties in London and the surrounding area tend to be the busiest locations.

  • Room sizes: These must be good to allow people scope in the rooms and allow the photographer to pull back. The larger the room the more versatile it is. The property must have at least three suitable rooms. The most important being a living room, kitchen, main bedroom, bathroom. A good hallway and pretty children’s rooms are also a popular choice.

  • Flooring is important: Floorboards are the most popular feature. In at least the main rooms: living room and main bedroom. For a modern property polished concrete is a popular choice.

  • Period features: In a Victorian/Georgian property period features are a must. Sash windows, fireplaces, floorboards and tall ceilings. If a modern building big windows with lots of light.

  • Décor: There has to be an inspirational feel to the property. The more neutral the paint colours on the wall the more versatile the house will be as it will allow people to stamp their mark on it. A mix of neutral and feature walls are a good idea as they provide more background options.

  • Furniture: Stylish furniture and props always make the locations appealing to prospective clients. Too much clutter is not a good thing.

  • Light: The property must have good natural light to allow people to have the option to shoot in natural daylight.

  • Locations outside London must provide scope internally and externally. There has to be a reason for people to travel so any extra features like a lovely garden, summerhouse, shepherds hut, swimming pool etc are always good features.

  • Neighbours: Having friendly neighbours is of great importance as some shoots can be intrusive and draw attention to your property on shoot days. Having lots of people arriving on your doorstep and potentially lots of deliveries it is a good idea on the shoots arrival to warn the crew to be respectful and discreet as possible to avoid any problems.

If you think you might have a suitable house do send in some images of all suitable rooms to us. Snappy snap photos are fine as long as they give us a good idea of the space and style of the property, then send them through to Once they have been seen you will then be informed as to whether the house is suitable for us or not.

Why choose Light Locations:

  • You will always receive a friendly, personal, professional, efficient service.

  • We visit all our locations so have a great knowledge of every photo shoot location on the site..

  • Easy to navigate, well designed and informative website.

  • Manageable amount of properties so properties are not lost on the site.

  • Great working relationship with both location owner and clients.

  • Stylish promotional newsletters are sent out to potential clients promoting new properties.

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"I have found Light Locations to be a pleasure to work with.  Sophie coming to the location to do the photographs for the website I found invaluable as it meant she understands the property and its features.  Madeleine and Nicola (now on pregnancy leave) in the office who do a great job they are super efficient,. You really feel well looked after from your first booking, and if there are any issues they are available straightaway for advice and help.  Light Locations really do work hard to promote your property and have a great selection of clients. I am very happy with our relationship and am looking forward to working with them in 2019."

Katrina Baer | Owner of Dower House

"The team at Light Locations are a pleasure to work with. As a location owner and a photographer who often shoots in one of their spaces. Over the years we have built a trusting relationship. I also believe that Sophie understands the system, and I think this stems from having had previous experience behind the camera."

Emma Lee | Owner of Forest House

"I have worked with Light locations for many years and I have been lucky enough to work with them on a regular basis. They are always a pleasure to deal with and are very swift to respond to any enquiries. I have collaborated with them on location sourcing and representing my home on the Light Locations website for location hire. On both elements I am extremely happy and cannot recommend them highly enough."

Louisa Grey | Owner of Wray Crescent

"Light Locations have always been the most proactive and creative with their marketing, advertising and everything generally.  From giving me a sign to put by the bin (!) to surprising me with the lovely calendar, they really have been brilliant.  Whilst I’m singing Sophie's praises, Madeleine and Nicola have been great too - I always know that they’re protecting my best interests and I’ve yet to have any "nasty surprises”.  If anything has cropped up then they have been brilliant at resolving things."

Jemima Sanders | Owner of Kingsley Place

"If you are embarking on the business of running a location house, and want the best example of a productive, efficient, friendly and completely reliable location house agency then Light Locations fits the bill perfectly. I have worked with Sophie and her team for nearly 10 years. Over this period Sophie has supplied me with an increasing array of excellent editorial, advertising and tv shoots. It is such a joy not to have to worry over payments and admin. This is all managed and processed quickly and seamlessly by Sophie on each and every job. Nicola, always at the end of an email or phone, is a great asset in the office, too."

Jane Cumberbatch | Owner of Palace Road

"It has been a pleasure to be on the books of Light Locations. They are an incredibly professional, friendly and efficient team and their level of service is outstanding. We have had a fantastic stream of clients at our home, all of whom have been extremely considerate and a delight to work with! I really could not recommend the agency more highly."

Caroline Pitman | Owner of Cotswold Barn

"I only recently registered with Light Locations, but the bookings for our house were almost immediate. I believe it makes a huge difference that Sophie personally comes to each property and the service so far has been second to none. Sophie and Madeleine are super efficient and the fact that they're lovely people too is an absolute bonus! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."

Deborah Chancellor | Owner of Botley House

"I have always found Light Locations a pleasure to deal with over the past ten years that we have been represented by them. They treat both the client and the home owner with great respect and this makes for a fantastic working relationship. I look forward to working with them for many more years to come"

Catherine Woram | Owner of Hopton Road and Elmbourne Road

"Light Locations provide invaluable support to us as a location owner. I don’t know of any other location agency who familiarise themselves with their locations as much as they do. Communication lines are always open and all our needs and queries are always dealt with promptly and efficiently. Quite simply, they are brilliant."

Rose Hammick | Owner of Marmora Road