Helping School Marketing Managers with their Photography Needs
Navy Studios School Marketing Photography provides bright, colourful and creative school marketing photography that shows off your school’s best features.
As school marketing photographers, we work with you to understand your school marketing photography aims and deliver fantastic imagery for use on your school’s website, prospectus and social media channels.
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Kind Words from School Marketing Departments
We’re not ones for blowing our own trumpets but here are some unprompted kind words from a small selection of schools we’ve worked with.
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About Navy Studios
Navy Studios School Photography is run by school marketing photographer David Prior.
I trained under Gisela Torres, Vogue photographer and visiting lecturer at the National Portrait Gallery.
I’m married to Steph and we have a baby girl (born in 2021) who is keeping us busy!
Educated at an HMC school, I’m also one of a handful of photographers who holds a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) so I understand the demands faced by school marketing managers.
For peace of mind, I’m DBS checked and have professional indemnity and public liability insurance in place.
My wife Steph prepared some interview questions so you can get an insight into how we work as school marketing photographers at Navy Studios – plus a little bit more about me too.
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Describe yourself in three words?
Organised, sarcastic, polite!
Where's your favourite place on earth?
Good question – I would have to say Mauritius, where we went on our honeymoon! So much to see and do – some of my favourite things were watching the sunset on Le Morne beach and swimming with wild dolphins.
Do you travel to schools all over the UK?
Yes! Whilst Navy Studios’ office is in London, I live in Surrey and I travel all over the UK for school marketing photography.
I love getting up early and in to the car with a coffee and listening to a podcast on the way to schools!
Other than photography, what do you enjoy doing?
I’ve a real passion for interior design having recently renovated our home… think Victorian chic… dark, rich colours with teak furniture. I love “Your Home Made Perfect” on the BBC – such great use of virtual reality goggles!
I’m a big golf fan too… one day I’m hoping to go over to the US to watch the Masters at Augusta, but in the meantime I’m trying to keep the handicap below 20!
Steph says I mentioned this on our first date but I enjoy hiking and getting outdoors when I can (must have been my time in the scouts). I’ve raised money for charity by climbing Kilimanjaro and walking across Wales in under 24 hours… yes the country. You should have seen the blisters… actually you don’t.
Are you organised?
Well yes I am… so much so that I work with you ahead of our school shoot to suggest timings to make the most of our time together on the shoot.
I wasn’t always a photographer as I used to be a solicitor in the City for a number of years so that taught me to be prepared… well that and the scouts!
By way of an example, I photographed at seven (yes, 7) schools in one and a half days! The schools are all part of the same trust and the photography was for the trustee annual report. Ahead of the shoot, we worked together to create shot lists, timings and locations to cover the different marketing messages we wanted to get across – all part of the service here!
Do you only photograph at independent schools?
Whilst the vast majority of my photoshoots are with independent schools, I reguarly work with multi-academy trusts, state schools and special educational needs schools.
Please do get in touch to discuss your school marketing photography requirements and David will be delighted to have a telephone call / Zoom with you.
Get in Touch
+44 7595 044 793
+44 20 3289 4793
24 Holborn Viaduct