An experienced cosmetics & skincare photographer can turn great into exceptional. 

For over 15 years we have specialised in cosmetic, skincare and beauty brand photography, and our attention to detail for both packshot and still life campaign imagery excites us every time. Work with our studio for an experienced team, limitless create potential, and product photography you’ll be proud of.

Choose An Experienced Cosmetics & Skincare Photographer In Dorset

Cosmetic, skincare and beauty product photography is one of our specialisms at Double Exposure. We’ve shot countless projects for some of the worlds leading brands for over 15 years, and still find each new brief exciting and enjoyable!

Creating beautiful images of cosmetics, packaging and product textures is all about applying the right techniques, and strong working relationships with our clients. We want the colours, shapes and unique selling points to be clear, and attractive. This approach allows our photography to speak to the consumer, helping them to understand and engage with the brand.

Our talented team have years of experience working in the studio, and can achieve even the most ambitious briefs. We love combining with set stylists, and choosing just the right props – we can keep it clean and simple, or get creative with models, and colourful set concepts.

It’s the image that matters most, and we’ll always work hard to ensure your vision is created on the day – by making custom backgrounds, building plinths and sets, and enhancing the shoot with props, plants and materials we can develop styled scenes that are both creative and playful.

The use of moving image video to create skincare and texture swatches that come to life can really help to connect with an audience. We have the latest lighting and camera systems to deliver online social motion content that really excites!

We have experience with models too – if you’d like advice we can help by recommending model agencies, stylists and art directors. Also, our full membership of the Association of Photographers means you’re getting a cosmetics & skincare photographer with a professional accreditation.

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Why Choose Us For Your Cosmetics Photography

To get the very best from your concepts, work with a cosmetics & skincare photographer who will take the time to listen to your requirements ahead of time.

We know how important pre production can be, and the positive impact that careful planning can have in the studio. Our team can talk about the space you need, props and any styling required – we have great relationships with set builders, prop stylists, and food economists if you need it. We can ensure you are looked after from start to finish, and the post production delivers the final polish you’d expect from a top studio!

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Our Reviews

Neal's Yard Remedies

“The work has gone down so well with the team here, thanks again guys.. Gorgeous!”

Andry Kirlappou-Fry

The Body Shop

“Thank you so much for all your hard work last week on the shoot! I think we’ve got some great shots and videos, as always!”

Cathryn Kobayashi


“Great work on this one, chaps. I know the client is looking forward to building the campaign with these stunning images!”

Nigel Parsons

How It Works

Our talented team is here to help. Talk to us today if you need more information on how it all works!

Frequently Asked Questions

The amount of images we shoot varies with every project.

Some of our clients will commission us to make 1 or 2 images in a day, and others expect to get through more than 50. The most important thing to consider is the type of photography you need. If the image is detailed, and needs stylists and intricate lighting, then the difficulty dictates more time is needed. If the imagery is all to be shot in the same set, with very similar or identical lighting set ups, then this efficiency means we generate far more shots. In short, there aren’t levels of service we offer, we only ever try to make excellent images – it is simply that some shoots are complex and others straight forward.

A few projects can be costed per image, but most are charged based on time.

Those charged per image tend to be high quantity photoshoots for repeat clients, and will be based on an economy of scale; i.e the more images they require the lower the unit cost per image. For most projects we charge by time. This can be as little as 1/4 of a day, but typically 1/2 days and full days are quoted. This is simpler for everyone involved and allows for flexibility – we will always be transparent with costs and let you know how long we think your project needs by quoting or estimating the costs/amount of time from your brief.

These are the terms we use for time spent before and after a shoot.

Pre production refers to time allocated to planning a shoot. It can include meetings, sourcing items, booking accommodation or locations and making/creating backgrounds. Smaller projects often don’t need a pre production budget, but larger ones do if they involve the above tasks. Post production is charged on all projects. It is the time we take for editing pictures or footage. We don’t allow our work to be delivered ‘RAW’, or unedited. This cost is always made clear up front and is an integral part of the process to ensure high quality retouched work is supplied.

Yes – lots!

When you approach our industrial estate you’re looking for 16 Alder Hills, it’s the last on the right once you’ve driven up the hill. Enter the estate and look for Double Exposure Photographic. Follow the numbers round clockwise until you see Unit 5. You can park outside our studio, there’s plenty of space for 5 + vehicles.

Video is slightly different to photography, so we just need a little more information.

We’ll typically ask a few more questions if you have a moving image brief. We’re interested in the overall story or promotional narrative behind the sequences of shots you’ve drafted. This pre production planning is a wise idea to help the project run smoothly – we can then discern the shots we need to shoot, and in what order. We’ll ask about resolution, colour space, aspect and crop ratios. It’s helpful to know if it’s above or below the line, whether you need audio and a soundtrack and if there’s subtitles or voiceover. Additionally, to generate really engaging content we often use a slider, gimbals and specialist lighting. This additional equipment is often billed into the project as a separate cost when shooting videos.

It’s fine to be as involved in the shoots as you’d like to be.

Some clients prefer to drop off and go, others prefer to oversee all the fine detail. We get it, and are happy however you’d like to be involved. As an experienced studio we know that sometimes it’s important to sign off the images as we go through a shoot day, and this can happen in the studio or remotely. If you can’t make it to us, we can send images by email and WhatApp so they can be shared internally with your team. We have comfy sofas, coffee, wi-fi and parking; so if you’d like to hang about, you’ll feel right at home!

All standard client amends are included.

After we’ve delivered your project (most likely via WeTransfer download, or a shared Dropbox folder), you may need some images edited or amended. Don’t worry, this is very common and all part of the creative process. We’ll handle all your ‘standard’ amends for free and subject to reasonable requests – it’s all part of the initial costs. If there are requirements we weren’t aware of, or haven’t quoted for (e.g. multiple different file formats, further editing, background AI or stock library composites) we will inform you of the additional studio editing costs and you can make the decision on how to proceed.

Looking For a Cosmetics & Skincare Photographer?

Contact our friendly team today to find out how we can help you achieve your dream results on your next shoot.