What we do

High quality Photography, Retouching and Illustration for use in all areas of your business and marketing. Including studio product photography, action photography, photography and illustration for business and high end creative retouching and image editing.

Our skill-set means we understand what’s required of an image or a piece of artwork within a broader campaign and can deliver it to fit into your marketing, whether it is in print or online.

Working with you to create eye catching content beyond your expectations. Raise the game with your imagery and stand out from the crowd, whether you need to capture images of you, your products and services or retouch images and create artwork for a marketing campaign we can help. A picture says a thousand words and those words say a lot about you and your business.

With over 20 years of experience in the graphic arts gained in National level press and publishing combined with creating retouching and illustration for national press and industry we can deliver outstanding imagery for you – Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Our core skills…

Photography. Creative commercial photography, either in our studio or on location (We are 10 minutes from Saffron Walden, Essex and only 15 minutes from Cambridge). Using advanced photographic techniques we can craft your images to suit your brief. Need a super sharp better than life image – no problem – challenge us…

Creative retouching. Honestly you won’t believe the difference that good retouching can make, and we believe that if you start with a quality image you can make an image truly amazing with the right retouching. Subtle enhancement, complex photo montage or focus stacking we use many advanced retouching techniques to achieve top quality images. The end result is enhanced cleaner and clearer images with more punch and presence. Whether the subject is automotive, sport, engineering, fashion, jewelry or food, all can benefit from skilled enhancing. Talk to us about your requirements, we’re confident you’ll be amazed!

Illustration. 20+ years of illustration experience in the graphic arts industry. We can provide technical and graphical illustration for use in your advertising, publishing or editorially. You can see a broad cross-section of the illustrative work by following this link to our illustration portfolio.

Listening. We listen to you to understand your needs, refine a concept and produce a visual solution. Whether that’s punchy images for your advertising or images of your products for your website. If you have an idea of what you want we’ll help to produce the best solution and if you need help to think laterally about your service/product we’ll help with that too.

Greater than the sum of it’s parts… Being able to offer the concept, photography, retouching and illustrative skills in one studio means we can handle all aspects of your project from start to finish and produce quality artwork and solutions whilst keeping the whole concept in view and under control. You only need to speak to one person too, so there’s no need to explain over and over whilst we deliver your concept to print/screen ready masterpiece.


Online. We believe that a well presented and functional website is a must have, it’s your world wide shop front and the modern equivalent of your company brochure. If you have a great product then your website should tell your story, that’s what we can do for you.

Just because it’s world wide, it doesn’t need to cost the Earth. We can create a well structured and equally important but very often overlooked, visually appealing, online presence at a fraction of the cost of building and coding a site from scratch. We can set it up and host it for you too.

Your Image. We know how important this is in the modern marketplace, we are here to help you raise the bar and stand out from your competition by providing top quality photography, illustration and graphic art for your needs.

If you have any questions please give us a call or drop us a line.

Contact: Andy McLaughlin • creative • director
The Creative Image Studio
t01223 894941 m07802 382161

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