Our Story

Working in the industry and owning an established location house was the perfect combination of knowledge and experience to create and build 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 hugely popular for location shoots. This combination of industry knowledge, plus the first hand experience of 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 their portfolio of locations and the company’s reputation went from strength to strength.

The guys have never looked back… three years after setting up the agency, they took a trip up north and opened a second office in Yorkshire. Their love for the area saw them put down roots, take on a new team, and quickly the Yorkshire office became Shootfactory HQ!

Now an industry name, Shootfactory is well known for its high quality locations and super friendly, efficient team.

Shootfactory’s team of location agents love working with people, and clear communication is central to their success. The team are friendly but professional, knowledgeable and straightforward. They love what they do and it shows in their work.

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

Further down the page you can also see a selection of the clients they love to work with, and what they say about working with Shootfactory.

Meet our team


Mama Ru. You better work! Social media and style guru. Madonna impersonator. Single and ready to mingle.


They say Laquifa… I say what!?!.. Halleloo! General manager, gin enthusiast and straight talker.


Pit crew.. Senior booker. Don’t mess with my schedule. Fastest worker on the planet.


Do I have something on my face? The methodical booker. Fla-say-dah.. 10% vegan.


Terminally delightful.. so positive she could cause death at any moment. Meticulous booker. Rap artist.


Need help packing, beat it queen! The newest member of the bookings team. Sickeningly youthful.


She has the secret. Shadier than a palm tree.. Office cook and credit controller. Professional podium dancer.

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
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
Ryan has been unbelievably helpful and friendly to us. He is super fast as replying to emails and everything has been really clear. We will definitely be coming to you with briefs in the future as it’s all been made super easy for us!!
Go Shoot Factory!!
Romilly Smith, Cath Kidston

I have always found the team at Shoot Factory helpful, friendly and incredibly efficient.

I couldn’t do what I do without them!

Karin Goldsmith, Dwell

One of the best agencies out there – always so helpful, friendly and efficient. Thanks for everything!

Jo Bailey, Interiors stylist