DISTRICT is a project created and led by me (Chloe) to showcase quirky and interesting venues/spaces in Medway, Kent and to provide a supportive environment for creatives and local, creative businesses to practise honing their skills, stretch their imaginations and make new friends/contacts in the way of styled shoots.

What's a styled shoot?

A 'styled shoot' is a photo shoot conducted in a collaborative, controlled and thought out manner in which the creatives involved supply goods, produce props, dress people (or objects) and place them into a designated space that creates a particular look and feel.


All DISTRICT shoots are TFP shoots. (TFP stands for Time for Prints). Each shoot has a host venue and all suppliers including the model/s donate their time and skills for free in exchange for free high-resolution digital photos for his or her portfolio/promotional purposes on the agreement that credit is given to the photographer whenever using the images and highlight given to other suppliers involved.


There's no 'I' in team, DISTRICT shoots involve the whole team in bringing the creative concept to life so don't be shy in communicating your thoughts and ideas ahead of shoots.

DISTRICT shoots feature:

Community & friendship / Medway-based venues / Kent suppliers / Eco-friendly details / Promote acting sustainably / Encourage all bodies / Make do & improve mentality / Good public transport links 


Dependant on the venue space and location, a DISTRICT shoot could be made of a Creative Team of a combination of the following:

  1. Planner/stylist

  2. Photographer

  3. Dress supplier

  4. Props and/or furniture supplier

  5. Crockery & cutlery supplier

  6. Hair stylist

  7. Make up artist

  8. Cake artist

  9. Caterer

  10. Florist

  11. Stationer

  12. Real couple or model/s

The number of suppliers per shoot is generally limited to around 12 so that the photographer can capture a varied selection of creative shots.


The Creative Team will receive a mood board in advance and a detailed itinerary closer to the shoot date so that everyone is clear on the vision, flow of the day and what happens after the day.

Typical timings: 9am - 4pm

A shot list will be drawn up ahead of the shoot to aid in sticking to the time schedule.


Lunch: Bring lunch. On some occasions there may be the opportunity to buy lunch from the venue or there could be some food available if there's a caterer as part of the shoot but this isn't guaranteed


Unfortunately delivery of items pre-shoot day is not an option and on the day drop off and pick up is required.


This contact form is for:


who are interested in being part of a DISTRICT shoot

If you are interested in participating in a DISTRICT shoot please complete the form below. Your data will be stored for one year and if you're a good fit for the creative concept you'll be contacted via email.


We only work with up to 3 venues in a year

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