Riva Beauty Salon – Interior Photography Case Study
Jul 16, 2012

Back in June we were fortunate enough to shoot beauty salon ‘Riva’. Based in The Burlington Arcade in Bournemouth town centre we were asked to do interior and exterior photography for an upcoming brochure and website refresh.

This project had many elements of our job that we enjoy. We go into a business premises to capture not just where they work but what they do, alongside this we have to produce images that fit in with the branding and company colours as (obviously) they will be appearing side by side in the brochures and on the website. 

So as is common for a job of this nature, we work together with the client to get a range of images: wide interior shots that show off the space and facilities, which are then complimented by more ‘detail’ shots, of interesting things we find by getting creative with the inside space.

On a job like this we give our clients anywhere between 20-30 shots, we refer to it as a ‘personal stock library of images’ that can be used in all of the marketing and advertising for the business. Supplied in jpeg format (and higher res. if required) the images can be dragged and dropped into websites, uploaded to facebook, twitter, linkedIn or any other social media platform; added to brochures, leaflets, flyers, business cards or any other printed materials.

This is subject to time and budget, which we always agree before any photography takes place.

Below is a selection of the images from Riva. You can see those wide interior shots of the downstairs and upstairs facilities as well as small sets where we’ve used props that are already there, such as the Babor beauty products and massage stones that the use in treatments.

This was an added extra – It’s a piece of buffalo horn that’s used for massage. We did basically did a bit of spontaneous on site packshot work – cutting it our in post production so Riva could use it as a graphic in their upcoming brochure.

We chose to shoot the exterio of the salon at night to create some mood.

You can find out more about Riva and it’s treatments on their website – http://www.rivabeauty.co.uk/

These images are all absent of people – it’s often nice to capture your staff in the shots or hire a model to recreate what you do. If you want to show your business off – what you do, what your service is, what you sell, where you do it, then why not give us a Call on 01202 280157 to discuss it further. If you already have ideas we can work with you on those or if you want our in put then that’s great too – We have lots of ideas!