It took us almost 2 years to find the right location for our studio. We wanted an ideal setting where our clients could come for meetings and shoots, and this was to be the final piece to our jigsaw for FullSteamPictures.
Late 2016 an opportunity presented itself at Catton Estate. Having worked many times at Seasoned Cookery School, a unit became available within the same courtyard and we decided to take the plunge and go for it!
In partnership with Flourish Food Solutions, an innovative and well-regarded food solutions company, FullSteamPictures ploughed on. This 'meeting of the minds' enables FullSteamPictures and Flourish Food Solutions to become a 'one stop shop' for most of their respective clients.
Tom Davies - our lead photographer and founder of FullSteamPictures - had a vision for the studio and found himself working on a project that needed to be completed in a short time frame, ready for our open event in March.
We approached Revivalous Bespoke Furniture as we were looking for custom made scaffold and wood benches and work areas. David Walker rose to the challenge and didn't disappoint. He did an amazing job as you can see from the images.
The biggest issue by far was the lighting. We wanted a warm, friendly atmosphere that looked modern yet unobtrusive. If nothing else we should get this bit right! So, we called in Mike from M&R Electrical and he went above and beyond in sourcing the right style and light fittings. It was complicated and complex, but no matter what, Mike led us through it. After much discussion we were thrilled with the results.
The kitchen area and guest bathroom were tiled by Richard Shenton of RDS Tiling who certainly doesn't hang about! His work was second to none, and given our tight timescale, he really delivered.
All in all after hours of painting, sanding, fitting, drilling and cleaning, we managed to get the result we wanted and it was ready for our grand opening on Thursday 16th March.
The feedback from our clients so far has been brilliant. Finally we have all the tools required to deliver great photography and video.
Thank you again to all those who helped us achieve this milestone in our company's history.
Why not give us a call or pop in for a coffee and a chat to find out more about how we can help you.