Hire local photographers

Do you need to hire local photographers for events, corporate photography projects, videography, or headshots?

884560_10151336420405811_382547717_oSWNS is the largest independent media agency in the UK, with offices and photographers spanning the country.  We provide a consistent, competitive and unbeatable national service, at a local level.

Our photographers are award winning.  To arrange a booking, call our bookings desk now: BOOKINGS


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If you would like to hire local photographers, SWNS employs several local photographers based in each of our UK regional offices who can reach you wherever you are based in the country.  No job is too big or too small and our rates start from as little as £150 for a shoot.

SWNS has award winning photographers and videographers working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Not only do we work on behalf of corporate clients, SWNS provides up to 20% of all daily print news.  This means that our pictures are the highest quality delivered at astonishing speed and efficiency.


National photography projects

Hilton/McLaren Shoot, Park Lane, London.October 4, 2013.No job is too large or too small.  We are happy delivering huge corporate projects, or taking headshots of for small businesses or individuals.

Many of our corporate clients require us to undertake projects on a national scale.  Whether it is staff headshots in multiple office locations, or creative photography for a brochure or PR material, SWNS will deliver with minimal fuss and at highly competitive rates.

You will receive a seamless service that is consistent across all localities. All clients outsourcing photography and videography work to SWNS, from sole traders to national newspapers, pay the same charge-out rates.  Our clients use us time and time again for a reason.


Outsourcing photography

IMG_0420Many corporate clients outsource all of their photography projects to SWNS.  We have expertise in creative, media, PR, and other corporate photography projects (such as headshots, site photography, aerial, etc), videography, and editing.

With all of the cutting edge, state-of-the-art equipment and qualified, award winning photographers; it makes sense to outsource to the experts. Because we supply the national press with up to 20% of daily print content, our response times are rapid and the quality produced makes front page headlines, news stories and features every day.

As a high volume business, you can expect an efficient service, at competitive rates, with no fuss.

Give us a try.  Call our bookings desk today: National & Local Photographer Bookings


Booking a photographer

19165_1319934440132_1283926034_2067981_2414382_nEach one of the SWNS staff photographers is trained to the highest standard.  In fact, SWNS is widely regarded as the best training ground for photographic journalism in the UK.  All of our recruits are qualified and have been through a rigorous selection process, producing content of the highest quality.  That’s why we regularly pick up photographic awards.

You’ll find that each photographer takes a consistent approach when undertaking national projects across varying locations.  However, if you have a favourite photographer and would prefer the same person to undertake an entire national project, that can be arranged with advance notice.

Speak to our bookings desk for a straight forward quote.  No sales talk – just a price: BOOKINGS

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  • Vicki Hooper,

    Being able to rely on a SWNS photographer to take great shots and keep our clients happy is priceless. Working across a range of industries, often with tight deadlines, the flexibility and responsiveness of SWNS is paramount to keeping our projects moving. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending SWNS – friendly, approachable and very easy to work with.

  • James Davis,

    From visits by Government Ministers, to charity events at any one of our 276 stations, it is important I can rely on an agency I know can get the pictures I need from any event, often at very short notice

  • Paul Bennett,
    Picture Editor, Daily Mail

    SWNS is, by a distance, the best news agency in Britain. Its track record over the past 20 years is beyond compare. Its ability to deliver high quality stories day after day is simply remarkable.

  • Oliver McAninch,
    Famous Features

    We are an independent press agency and have been working with SWNS Images for two years now.  They take care of all images and syndication for our news and magazine stories.  Not only are they a great bunch to work with, the level of professionalism and expertise is second to none.  I hope to work with SWNS long into the future.  http://www.famousfeatures.co.uk