astral photographics

Our managing director, Katy Walsh, has worked within the commercial photography sector for the last 10 years. While working with numerous high street retailers, she noticed two clear problems – quality was being sacrificed for quantity and if you wanted high quality, it cost the clients huge sums of money. This is where Astral Photographics started.

Our key values are an integral part to our business, to deliver high quality, professional images without compromise AND at great prices. Our team moved to our new fantastic 4000 sq ft studio in central Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire in May 2018. This now means we can take on even more projects in house and offer the turn-around time and customer service that all our clients deserve.

meet the team

katy walsh
managing director

After finishing a BA Hons Degree in Photography in 2010, Katy set up her photography business which has grown and developed over the years into Astral Photographics. Katy has worked with a variety of retailers and businesses such as Laura Ashley, Cara London, Primark, John Lewis, to independent retailers like Winternational, Paulie and Cecily, shooting at the studio, on location across the UK and abroad.

emma williamson
photographer - editor

Emma has been working in commercial photography for over 6 years, photographing products such as fashion for adults and children, accessories and home-ware. Emma also has a very strong background in working with a team of art directors, stylists and editors on lifestyle shoots.

laura spires
photographer - editor

Laura has worked for many years working in various areas of commercial photography and has a strong passion for event, lifestyle and food photography, utilising natural light and portable lighting on location for both product and with people.

james walsh
sales & special projects

With a diverse background in photography, sales and construction James’s creative outlet really shines in designing and producing elaborate set pieces, props and location scouting. When he isn’t involved in one of our many design projects James heads up or sales department, liaising with new and existing clients ensuring delivery of our high standards throughout their project.

our studio

The Astral Photographics Studio is a 4000 sqft based in the center of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire within easy reach of Oxford, Reading and London but direct train line and by car. It’s a fantastic space with rustic wooden floors and painted brick walls, the ideal backdrop for many lifestyle shoots! We have double loading doors that lead out to a loading dock for larger items such as furniture to be bought into the studio.