• Listen. Create. Deliver.
  • Eye catching photography
    to engage your audience
  • Creating the most amazing videos
    to tell your story

Our services

We work with clients large and small to create compelling visual content designed to engage your audience and hold their attention, to deliver your message in the most effective way.


From initial storyboarding to filming and post production we have it covered.


Grab the attention of your audience with high production value images.


Take a look below at some of our recent video productions.

Music Video

Happy Customers

"Qlik launched a significant thought leadership platform called the Data Literacy Project – its mission is to create a data literate world. To amplify the story globally, we held a launch event at Westminster in front of global media, analysts and political influencers. Stuart worked with us to capture key imagery at the launch that could be packaged up for media to support the story, for social assets and content toolkits as well as to share internally. Stuart’s response to our brief and management of key stakeholders to ensure we captured the right images at the right time was exceptional. We now have a compelling bank of images for multiple channels that play a critical role in promoting the Project."

Kelly Hall, Senior Director, Corporate Comms

"I've worked with Stuart on several content creation photoshoots spanning from still-life lifestyle imagery for social media to influencer content creation for brand partnerships. Whatever project I throw at Stuart, he takes it on professionally and adapts to the brand with ease. I can count on him to overcome challenges, all while being a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend."

Sophie Southmayd, Sophie Southmayd Consulting

"I’ve always liked Stuart’s approach to stills photography and he brings the same sensitivity to the moving image. Stuart did a great job in putting together a collection of portraits of our team members. He created these both as static shots and as small video sequences that were then manipulated further in After Effects. I’ve no hesitation in recommending him. You can be confident of a great result."

David Hughes, Anatomised

About Essential Imaging

Essential Imaging is a small company but packs a big punch in delivering high production value content, and we are fully qualified by the CAA (PfCO) to provide aerial photography and video as part of our own productions, or as a stand alone service. Our team varies in size depending on the needs of each project, keeping costs down and meaning we can pass that saving on to our clients.

Who's in charge?

Me. I'm in charge. Of everything. I'm Stuart Anning and I'm the Creative Director here at Essential Imaging. "So, tell us about yourself" I hear you cry! No? Anyway, photo and video is my second career, my first being in the music industry where I was I guess what you would call a session musician for the best part of 20 years. Then photography came along and I changed career, and add in some video production and here we are!

" I've always been a visual person and learner, so moving from the music industry into photography and filmmaking seems like the perfect fit for me. I want to make content that not only tells the story, but does so in the most visually engaging way. "

If you would like to see some more of my work you can head over to stuartanning.com for a peep. Thanks!


What is Our Process?

Collaboration is key, so from initial enquiry to final delivery we communicate with our clients to ensure their message gets across in the most effective way.

  1. Ideas, storyboarding and planning.
  2. Shooting and/or filming.
  3. Post production.
  4. Delivery on time and on budget.

We've created content for...

Why Choose Us?

Because it's all about you. We bring ideas, energy, enthusiasm and experience to every project but our main goal is to create content that furthers your business, content that is as engaging and informative as it is visually stunning, content that speaks to it's intended audience in the most effective way. When we've done that, we've done our job.

Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch for a chat about how we can collaborate to take your visual content to the next level...