Our Story

Working in the industry + owning an established shoot location = a great head start for creating an amazing location agency!

Jonathan was working in international marketing and Michael, an art director for a uk leading brand. They had together built a super stylish home in London Bridge that proved to be extremely popular for location shoots. This combination of industry experience, and first hand location hire from a property owners point of view, gave them plenty of knowledge of how things should work.

In 2007 the pair went at it alone to create the agency SHOOTFACTORY!

Working initially with their contacts in the industry, the couple began to build the SHOOTFACTORY portfolio and the company’s reputation went from strength to strength. Now an industry name, the agency is well known for it’s high quality locations, and super friendly efficient team.

The guys have never looked back… three years after setting up the agency SHOOTFACTORY took a trip up north and opened a second office in Yorkshire. Their love for the area saw them put down roots, take on five new team members, and quickly Yorkshire became SHOOTFACTORY HQ! The London office now acts as a base only when the team is needed in the capital.

Our team of location agents love working with people, and clear communication is central to our success. We’re friendly but professional, straightforward and uncomplicated. We love what we do and it shows in our work. We’re nice to people and people like that!

To find out a little more about the marvellous people that make up our team, take a look at the team profiles below.

Further down the page you can also see some of the clients we love to work with, and what they say about us.

Meet our team

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Coffee connoisseur, recent lover of tattoos and manicures. Father to two pugs and a bulldog.

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Social media and style guru! Also father to two pugs and a bulldog. Madonna impersonator.

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Head of decision making and problem solver. Wine lover, gin enthusiast, and straight talker.

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Fastest worker on the planet – Dad to two cats, and lunches at exactly 1pm EVERY day!

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Queen Bee – Mutha of the office and real mother to two energetic boys Oliver and Mason.

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The individual – You won’t find an iphone here…! Father to Pam & Queenie (dogs), Sydney and Valerie (cats)..

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Bubbly redhead – always in a good mood. Real grown up and mum to high-schooler Ben.

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Quiet accountant-type. She makes sure our books balance, and that the rest of us get paid!

Our clients


I always enjoy working with the Shootfactory team because everyone there is so professional, knowledgable and friendly. Shootfactory make the process of using my house for shoots incredibly easy and transparent, and they are always happy to help with advice and support when it’s needed, which is very reassuring as the homeowner. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Shootfactory to anyone thinking of using their property as a shoot location!
Emma Lawson, Owner of location EAST PUTNEY

We have worked regularly with ShootFactory over the past 9 years – they have a great selection of locations, and the team are really helpful and quick to respond to enquiries. Ryan looks after us really well and does his very best to secure the right locations for our projects. The website is easy to navigate and the pictures are very clear.’

Sam Clarke, Axon Publishing

Shootfactory are an amazing agency to work with. Their representation makes you feel so comfortable with having people using your home. Their communication is fantastic – from putting your property up for an assignment, to arranging the recce and then keeping you updated throughout. They always work to get you the best daily rate and ensure that all invoices are paid promptly.

Lisa Michaelson, Owner of location BARNET

Shoot Factory have a great selection of properties and are always pleasant and efficient to deal with. Would highly recommend.

Holly Martin, The White Company

Charlotte is wonderful and always takes really good care of me!

Rae Hamilton, Boden
I couldn’t recommend Shoot Factory more highly, they are so efficient, knowledgeable, honest and nothing is ever too much trouble.
I work with them on a wide range of projects and publications and they have always got the location we are looking for, however complicated the brief is.
Lauren Clarke, John Brown Media

I have worked with shoot factory for many years and always find the whole experience very enjoyable. I am an interior consultant/stylist and regularly use shootfactory to source locations. The website is easy to use and if you do not have much time they will happily send a selection of locations over once briefed, which is time saving.

I would highly recommend their services.

Louisa Grey, Creative Consultant & Interior Styling

In my job as a Picture Editor I use Shootfactory regularly to find lovely locations for Editorial shoots. They are always incredibly helpful, friendly and a joy to work with.

They have a great range of properties and their website is well designed and user friendly. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a location.

Thank you Shootfactory.

Esther Malloy, YOU Magazine