Estate Agents

“We’ve started using Richard for our property photography and have been very pleased with the results. Richard provides a friendly and professional service with a high level of attention to detail. He is happy to go the extra mile to ensure that we get the images we’d like on behalf of our clients. We recommend him without hesitation.”  Jo Bond, Associate Partner at Davis & Bowring Estate Agency

Architectural Projects

“Having worked with a number of professional photographers in recent years we have recently engaged Richard Gill of Great Impressions to photograph a number of our recently completed building projects. Richard has reacted very promptly to our enquiries, providing very competitive quotations, managing to work around the schedules of ourselves, clients and the vagaries of the weather.

We are very pleased with the results provided by Richard which showcase our work in a very impressive fashion and are delivered promptly in a very convenient format.  Good quality and imaginative images are important marketing tools in promoting our design led business and form the mainstay of our marketing strategy via electronic and hard copy mediums.  Great Impressions meet and exceed our requirements.

As a result I have no doubt I will be placing more business with Great Impressions in the future and would have no hesitation in recommending Richard Gill to other individuals and business’s and feel sure that he will deliver the same professional and efficient service that we have experienced.”  Graham Bywater, Director. Bywater and Tweedale Architects.

Civil and Structural Engineering


lancandmore-32-Edit-Edit-EditHere’s how we highlighted the work of Curtins, one of the UK’s leading independent Consulting Engineers who have specialised in building structures for more than 50 years.  They are upgrading their website and each office is featuring a local project. The Kendal office is featuring their work for Lancaster and Morecambe College where we took photos of  two blocks that were predominately new build structures, as well as internal shots of the Hexagonal block, which was a major refurbishment, along with shots of external shots of refurbished existing building.

Curtins were delighted with the results. Stephanie Nolan, the Kendal office manager said: “Great Impressions’ work was professional and outstanding in quality. It far exceeded what we asked for and what we could have hoped for. They kept in contact throughout the project, took shots from different angles, and produced work of exceptional quality for us. Marks out of ten? One thousand!” Stephanie Nolan, Office Manager. Curtins  Kendal office.

“To have a photographer with a background in the lighting industry is invaluable to us here at MHA Lighting. Richard understands the technical qualities that we are trying to capture when photographing our LED lighting solutions. As a result he is able to produce attractive images that not only showcase the product to best effect but provide a meaningful representation of the luminaire’s capabilities.” Caroline Aspinall, Director of Marketing and Communications at MHA Lighting

“ We have used Richard to photograph several lighting installations to showcase the innovative lighting fixtures and the quality of light they produce.   Richard took time to understand exactly what we were looking for and delivered some great results and we have used his images in our case studies and marketing material.  He has a professional approach, always met our deadlines and was sympathetic to the requirements of not disrupting our clients’ business.  I am happy to recommend him to other clients considering using his services”  Christine Gupta, Client Services Partner at The Gupta Partnership

Property Developments

Kitchen / Diner

“After spending the past ten weeks renovating a property in Grasmere from a broken dilapidated old shell into a modern country holiday let with idyllic views over the fells, I needed someone to capture the atmosphere of warmth and comfort that we had created whilst still managing to expose the beauty and external views to the surrounding countryside.

Richard has managed to harness all that we were trying to achieve and more with a collection of professional shots.
Thank you Richard”  Rory Carty, Managing Director, Cumbria Electrical Services

Sunset over Morecambe Bay

“Myself and the directors at Oakmere have been delighted with the professionalism and images that Richard has provided.  I have no doubt that we will continue to work with Richard on future developments and would recommend him to any businesses looking to generate images to promote their products and services.”
Shanna Turner, Marketing Coordinator at Oakmere Homes .

Open plan living area

“We first became aware of Great Impressions after receiving an email campaign from Richard, showcasing his specialist property photography skills and services,” said Sam Fleuriot, Business Development Manager at Pringle Homes.

At the time of receiving the campaign, Sam was working on the marketing of a particular property, preparing it for sale.

“I already had some photos of the house unfurnished, but our typical customer is buying more than just a house. They are buying into an aspirational lifestyle and this needs to be reflected in the images that we use to promote our properties,” added Sam.

With the house furnished to appeal to their traditional clientele, Sam contacted Richard at Great Impressions about his availability and costs for creating a gallery of photographs that Pringle Homes could use both online and in print.

Richard produced an album of images of the property in question, including both interior and exterior shots that provided a complete picture for any would-be owner.

Sam concluded “The right images have a key role to play in attracting potential home owners, influencing their decision to buy. The quality of Richard’s images have certainly delivered in this respect and we already approached him about photographing more of our properties for sale.”  Sam Fleuriot, Marketing Manager. Pringle Homes


 Hospitality Industry

“When setting up Lane House Bed and Breakfast I was very aware that the local competition was of an high calibre. I knew I needed to show the high standard of fixtures of fittings, and quality of the accommodation in our rooms in the best way possible, to make sure we stood out from the rest.  My own skills are in hospitality rather than marketing so I was looking for a partner to take responsibility for creating a compelling website for my business.

Now, thanks to Great Impressions, we have a complete range of photographs and a virtual tour for our web site that truly reflect the atmosphere, and beauty of our traditional country cottage.  The  image and impression that our guests get from our website is a true impression of what they see when they arrive at Lane House.  What’s more, Great Impressions also organised our web site design and hosting, making life so much easier with a one-stop solution for our online marketing.  You can see the website for Lane House here. “ John Riley, Proprietor Lane House Bed and Breakfast

Full Circle Yurts

“Round living in a yurt is wonderful, cozy, and romantic experience and we needed a way to share this with our guests at the time when they are selecting their holiday.  We chose to work with Great Impressions because they went the extra mile to deliver what we needed. Things don’t always appear as you would expect when you are looking at them on a computer screen or on a smart phone and Richard worked on the composition and detail until we got the results we wanted. You can see the tour of the Yurts here “ Ben Atkinson, Owner Full Circle Holidays

Retail Industry


“We were impressed with Richard’s professional approach and quick turnaround of the virtual tour. The results speak for themselves and we would whole-heartedly recommend Great Impressions to any business looking to display their property and premises in an interactive and engaging way.” Maria Whitehead MBE, Managing Director, Hawkshead Relish Company 

“It was important that we got across in an high quality manner the range of products and size of the showroom for who people who haven’t visited before and a 360o tour with accompanying pictures really helps to showcase my store in it’s best light and I have no doubt will assist in driving more customers to my business.

I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to other businesses throughout the area.” Tom Harvey, Owner Clocktower Electrics.

Marketing Agency


Creative Lakes approached us to help with a major rebranding project they were working on with a north west based security company

“Richard was professional, personable and adaptive, ensuring we got what we needed to fulfil the brief whilst accommodating several new requests from the client on the day. The new gallery ticks all the boxes and we are now working with them to update the client’s new website.” Neil Corrigan, Managing Director


Commercial References


Instead of opting for ‘off-the-shelf’ stock photography, Blackburn Alarms commissioned Great Impressions to create a bespoke library comprising of team and individual photos, as well as client images to showcase the range of properties, services and technology on offer.“We are delighted with the photos that Richard at Great Impressions has created for us,” commented Executive Projects Manager Kristina Batty. “Richard has managed to photograph us in a natural way that truly reflects the individuality and personality of the staff and the business. We are looking forward to using the images on our new website and other marketing materials.” Executive Projects Manager, Kristina Batty, Blackburn Alarms


“We have recently updated our website, and part of our process was to review the images contained within this site.  Although our previous images had been produced by a professional photographer they seemed and appeared very corporate.  We engaged Richard who promptly visited us to ascertain our requirements.  He then produced several ideas on how to give the new images the feel we had been striving for, at all times he was mindful of what we wanted to achieve but at the same time offering advice on how clients may perceive it.

All the images were produced quickly and delivered electronically in several formats, exactly as he said they would be.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Richard to anybody wanting a professional photographic service, especially if they want it delivering on  time and on budget.”  John Sherlock, Principal,  John Sherlock Wealth Management Ltd


Business Portraits

I am delighted with the pictures and they have received a great response from all who have seen them on facebook, Linked in,, company website etc. I am absolutely happy to use you again and recommend as well.  Alison Mallett, Sales Manager, Ki Europe