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


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.


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


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.

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