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Username: photo39 ID: 140774 Name: The Cottage Studio
The Cottage Studio
Country: United Kingdom
Region: West Sussex
City: Albourne
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Rogerio recommends photo39
Added by Rogerio on 04 December 2014
I have used this studio several times over the last couple of years for a variety of shoots and have never been disappointed with both the equipment/props available and the help given by Brian. For me, it's worth the hours drive to use a great studio like this and I have no hesitation in recommending it to photographers and models alike.
Bogle recommends photo39
Added by Bogle on 21 May 2014
I had a truly awesome shoot at the studio, the day was filled with exciting and innovative challenges and was one of those shoots where you are just very much into the great prolific flow before realising time has disappeared before your eyes!
Studio is brilliant - warm and comfortable with so many fab sets and facilities.
I definitely recommend.
jonnar42 recommends photo39
Added by jonnar42 on 04 May 2014
Had my second shoot here on 3rd May with Elle Beth. We were able to get some great images out in the woods & by the lake, then in the studio. All the time supported by the owner, Brian. Really helpful as lookout, reflected holder, advisor, lighting expert, silk rigger and all round great bloke. The studio is well equipped with lights, hoop, performance silk, rope & swing, outfits, furniture, props, only the model, tog & camera needed. Really great place to shoot.
_Elise_ recommends photo39
Added by _Elise_ on 07 August 2013
Had a group shoot this weekend at the cottage studio, I've shot here a few times and its my favorite studio due to the massive range of aerial equipment, Elise x
TillieModel recommends photo39
Added by TillieModel on 10 July 2013
I have just done another 2 day Studio Days at The Cottage Studio in West Sussex last weekend after my previous one in April went so well.
Brian is very accomodating and has everything you need and more in his studio. Infinity Curve/Black backdrop for art-nude, fashion shots. A bed for glamour/lingerie shots, silks, hoop and trapezes for performers or those daring to have a go...they make excellent pictures. He has a balustrade and pillar which look brilliant for fashion or art nude images. The natural light window upstairs is beautiful for some soft lingerie/headshots.
He has a clean toilet and the dressing room is amazing, lovely mirror area with lights so you can see what you are doing, a sink and wash area if needed, a variety of toiletries, hair spray and make-up if needed plus props and a huge wardrobe of clothes and accessories. There is nothing more you could want at a Studio than at The Cottage. I love working there and looking forward to another in the future :)
Thank You, Tillie x
camy recommends photo39
Added by camy on 22 April 2013
I had my first studio day shoot at The Cottage Studio owned by Brian a couple of days ago...
It has been a great success, Brian is a great host and he always made sure that everyone is happy...and provided drinks all the time :)
The studio is well equipped with many props and backdrops.
I had a great time at the studio and I will definitely go back there soon!

Highly recommended studio!

Thank you Brian

alshepherd recommends photo39
Added by alshepherd on 10 March 2013
Fab studio, well set out, clean and has anything and everything you need. Would love to shoot there again!
AmethystViolet recommends photo39
Added by AmethystViolet on 03 March 2013
The Cottage Studio is a really great studio all round, and Brian the studio owner makes it even more worth every penny.
The studio is large with a high ceiling and has so many possibilities, with a great lighting set up and all the light modifiers you could ever wish for, and Brian's fantastic and friendly help means photographers can easily get exactly what they want, no matter how new they are.
The studio is one of the best equipped I've ever seen. All the equipment is in mint condition, and there are so many possibilities.
Brian has a large selection of props including dancepole, trapeze, bed set, aerial hoop and acrobatic silks. Also a selection of interesting clothing and accessories, a well equipped and comfortable dressing room and parking.
The surrounding area has secluded areas of natural beauty including a woodland with bluebells in the summer and a lake.
Brian is a very helpful and friendly guy, with a great deal of photographic knowledge and good sense of humour. And he makes a good cuppa!
He takes a lot of time ensuring the studio is clean and tidy, comfortable, warm and safe.

Great value for money, couldn't recommend it more!
Hope to be working there again soon!
KayleighLush recommends photo39
Added by KayleighLush on 20 February 2013
The Cottage Studio is one of my favourite studios in the UK, and I always thoroughly enjoy working there! Brian the studio owner is welcoming and friendly, very knowledgable about lighting and photography, and is always on hand to help when ever he is needed... He also makes a brilliant cup of tea, and makes sure the studio is warm and toasty in winter! The studio itself is large enough for a giant dancer like me to fly around and never escape the backdrop, you dont find that in many studios!!! It also has excellent facilities, aerial equipment such as the hoop, silks, and trapeze, as well as a dancing pole, and stacks of clothing, wigs, accessories, and props, for almost any idea you have. As well as all that, its one of the only studios in the south where you have the option to shoot from an elevated platform, giving a unique opportunity to get shots you simply cant get at other studios! I thoroughly recommend the Cottage studio and Brian to everyone!
TexasB recommends photo39
Added by TexasB on 09 February 2013
Had my first shoot at Cottage Studios today, LOVED IT. its a lovely studio with many props, a great dressing room, lots of light variety, and really nice coffee!
am already thinking about what we can use for our next shoot :)
plus Brian is an amazing photographer!
horizon recommends photo39
Added by horizon on 05 February 2013
A pre arranged studio day shoot by Brian at the Cottage Studio with the superb FionaJane. The studio itself can be switched around to quite different lighting setups very quickly with excellent results.
An excellent studio ably and well run by Brian.
Very highly recommended
Tansy_Blue recommends photo39
Added by Tansy_Blue on 18 December 2012
I just did two back to back studio days at Brian's studio. Both days sold out, in no small part due to Brian's assistance in promotions. It's a beautiful studio with plenty of space, dozens of props, a truly impressive range of aerial equipment, and adequate heating. Brian is a friendly and helpful host as well. I really couldn't recommend the studio more.
fionajane recommends photo39
Added by fionajane on 17 December 2012
I have worked at The Cottage Studio many times now, it is a lovely warm studio, with great equipment and props. Brian is always on hand to help, and makes a good coffee!!

There is a lovely private changing room which I like to. I would highly recommend hiring The Cottage Studio and always look forward to working there.
trevorhope recommends photo39
Added by trevorhope on 05 December 2012
Had the pleasure of meeting Brian and working at The Cottage Studio for the first time last night.
Huge wardrobe and loads of lighting equipment, a very welcoming studio.
Would have no hesitation in recommending this studio to others.
alb2243 recommends photo39
Added by alb2243 on 03 December 2012
Had a short session last week,thanks Brian for some great lighting one of the best equipped studios around and nice and warm. Alan
brightonblonde recommends photo39
Added by brightonblonde on 29 November 2012
Worked at Cottage studio for my 5th time Mon 26th Nov and it always feels like home for me :)
Brian is always warm and welcoming and is always on hand to help if needed.
The studio is spacious and warm and you can create so many different looks with all the fantastic lights, props and equipment there is avaialble to you.
Always highly recommended and I hope to work there for many years to come :)

Emma Louise
Joceline recommends photo39
Added by Joceline on 20 November 2012
I absolutely love working at the Cottage Studio, having just returned from a three day workshop there. It's a beautiful, warm space with fabulous height, lovely props and costumes and a super-clean infinity cove. Added to that, Brain really couldn't be more helpful - to models and photographers alike. His support is second to none and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his lovely studio.
horizon recommends photo39
Added by horizon on 23 October 2012
An excellent studio with plenty of scope for different styles of photography.
Brian is well versed in lighting setups and any changes are hassle free and quick, his advice is spot on as are his refreshments.
A very good shoot with Brighton Blonde went far too rapidly time wise.
alb2243 recommends photo39
Added by alb2243 on 28 September 2012
1st shoot at cottage studio,very versatile,thanks Brian for help got some great shots.
alb2243 recommends photo39
Added by alb2243 on 28 September 2012
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Klouise1992 recommends photo39
Added by Klouise1992 on 03 September 2012
Loely studio to shoot in..hope to use it man more times in the future x
JustUPhotos recommends photo39
Added by JustUPhotos on 01 September 2012
Studio Session on 30 Aug 2012 with Fiona York. Brian organised this shoot for us and it was a great session. As usual Brian was very helpful with the setup of the lights and general advice. Fiona was excellent. We would recommend The Cottage Studio to anyone.
jamesboswell recommends photo39
Added by jamesboswell on 09 August 2012
Had a great first shoot with Chloe at this studio today. Brian was very helpful to ensure I got the right images that I wanted. There are lots of props and accessories, so I highly recommend booking this studio for a shoot.
DRowley recommends photo39
Added by DRowley on 25 June 2012
My first shoot at this studio was on Saturday with Chloe89. The studio is packed with props, outfits and backdrops. Loads of working locations and plenty of lighting (with every attachment under the sun). Certainly the best equipped studio i have worked in and with brian always on hand to help with organising sets and lighting in a friendly knowledgable manor, but never imposing or intrusive.
Although an hours drive away I will be choosing this studio over local ones, for its sheer range.
horizon recommends photo39
Added by horizon on 10 May 2012
A short notice shoot at Brian's excellent Cottage studio with Chloe89 outside in the bluebell wood as a ballerina. Chloe was superb, even though the weather was chilly, Brian's advice and lighting was spot on as usual.
A great shoot.

horizon recommends photo39
Added by horizon on 16 April 2012
Another arranged shoot at The Cottage Studio, Brian arranged the model Chloe89, provided the tea and the technical knowhow flawlessly.
Chloe was superb, very supportive and communicative when working as directed and also contributing valid ideas and moves to a varied brief.
Beautiful model and an excellent studio.
Wholeheartedly recommended.
Joceline recommends photo39
Added by Joceline on 05 April 2012
I'm a huge fan of the Cottage Studio, in part because it's a great space with masses of height (which I love, because I'm incredibly tall and I like to stand en pointe). It has wonderful props which inspire me every time I work there, and its a really comfortable environment to work in. The other reason I love the Cottage Studio is because Brian is just so helpful, both to the photographers who've booked me there, and to the models themselves. I never hesitate to recommend Brian and his studio, and shall hope to work there often in the future.
horizon recommends photo39
Added by horizon on 27 March 2012
A studio day ably hosted by Brian at The Cottage Studio with Joceline and KatyPectin as the models, who with Brian's lighting and props produced stunning inspired visuals effortlessly.
horizon recommends photo39
Added by horizon on 05 March 2012
As usual another fine shoot set up by Brian with Ivory Flame as the model, I asked about a lighting idea to Brian and he set it up quickly. The resulting images of Holly were stunning.
Wholeheartedly recommended, professional, good atmosphere, communication, support and tea.
JustUPhotos recommends photo39
Added by JustUPhotos on 04 March 2012
I arranged this shoot at the Cottage Studio for a group of six amateur photographers and Brian, from the studio, recommended Chloe for the model; a really great choice. The studio is very well stocked with props and equipment and Brian is a very willing helper with lights and backdrops. Even with six of us the four hour shoot provided us with a lot of good images. I would certainly like to work at The Cottage Studio again.
IvoryFlame recommends photo39
Added by IvoryFlame on 27 February 2012
Shot again recently at Brian's Studio, have done many times now, it's always a pleasure, quite a journey for me but always look forward to my shoots there as Brian is so friendly, helpful and considerate.
It's a great working space and Brian really helps out so much, happily acting as assistant for the photographer, preparing backdrops and props, as well as being super with communications, planning models days etc - a perfect gentleman and great studio owner!
I look forward to being there again :-)
NTN_Photography recommends photo39
Added by NTN_Photography on 14 January 2012
I had a shoot for the first time at Brian's Stuido with the lovely Chloe.
Brian was extremely helpful and very knowledgable in suggestions and ideas when shooting. He is very helpful and knows his models well. A large selection of clothing, backgrounds, props and all manner of items, which come in use during my shoot.
I would definately recommend Brian and his studio to everyone and will be booking another session with him again soon.
Many thanks
brightonblonde recommends photo39
Added by brightonblonde on 06 December 2011
Had another fantastic studio booking with 2 photograpghers at the studio today.
As always Brian collects me from the station and generally keeps a smooth running of the studio, always feels like home there and such a lovely atmosphere :)

Thanks Brian

Emma Louise
xxannabellex31x recommends photo39
Added by xxannabellex31x on 18 October 2011
Had a great shoot at the Cottage Studio this evening. very well equipped and tidy studio with lots of different props and available sets and lights. Also Brian was lovely and friendly and helpful. Even had a dressing room with most girly essentials! Can definately tell he's done this before!!
EmmaMayCops recommends photo39
Added by EmmaMayCops on 20 September 2011
Brians studio is beautifull. It is very obvious he has put a lot of time money and effort into it. From lots of props inculding a dance pole and rope to climb swing or hang from, to a huge wardrobe containing outfits belts shoes and acsessories! there is nothing you will need that you cant find! The dressing room is well lit and full of things you might have forgotten to pack, brushes hairsprays wigs all sorts. And if thats not enough Brian is there to make sure everything is ok giving great ideas. He made sure i was warm and offered me drinks. I couldn't have asked for a better day.

See you soon Emma :)
Jadegreen1 recommends photo39
Added by Jadegreen1 on 16 September 2011
I had my 4th shoot at Brian's studio last week and i must say it is always so nice to work in such a professional studio. Brian is so very helpful making sure it is warm enough and that you have everything you need. A real gentlemen (A great art nude photographer too) The sets in the studio are great and the outfits and props etc are just wow!! I am always like a kid in a sweet shop!!! I am not a photographer so i don't know much about lights but there are loads of them!!! And Brian is very helpful at setting things up and making your life easier in general. If you haven't shot here before it is a must, i just love it and would highly recommend it to any photographer. Thanks again Brian xx
katiemae recommends photo39
Added by katiemae on 09 September 2011
I went back to shoot with Brian today for the second time as we decided to try some pin up, which was completely new to me. Despite feeling a bit under the weather, I still had a good time and we got some lovely pictures which I am really pleased with. Thanks again and see you soon!!

I had a short shoot with a photographer at the studio, and to make it even more worth while, Brian offered to shoot with me for an hour or so after the shoot. Brian is lovely, very easy to get on with and takes some fab photos. The studio is really cool, theres so many places to shoot, and it's full of probs and accesories. I look forward to seeing the results - they looked fab from what I saw. Thanks... I hope to be back soon! :)
amanda2711 recommends photo39
Added by amanda2711 on 03 July 2011
I worked for the second time at Brian's studio. It has great spaciousness, lighting, variety of props and clothing, shoes, wigs...

Brian is enormously helpful and works with the photographers so well and provides a first class Studio environment.

There are specific lighting set ups downstairs and a wonderful space upstairs for natural light shooting. There is also vast areas of outdoors to shoot in.

I can't recommend Brian highly enough and his very well equiped Studio!!!


Gerry99111 recommends photo39
Added by Gerry99111 on 03 July 2011
I starting to become a regular at Brians studio. Its so much more than a box with lights. As well as the basics, you get what can only be described as an aladins cave of little and large props / items of clothing and options for lighting the studio sadly lacking from a lot of other venues. Brian has always been most helpful to me both as a sounding board and as a much appreciated helping hand with reflectors and spot light adjustment.I always end up feeling guilty as to how much help he is prepared to provide
bdfoto recommends photo39
Added by bdfoto on 16 June 2011
I had the great pleasure of working at the Cottage Studio on a fitness shoot last Monday along with three excellent models - Zesty and Frenchchloe from this site and Walles Hamonde from Star Now. Brian works very hard in the background, and supporting models and tog to help produce the images required while maintaining a great sense of humour throughout. Thanks for a great day. Highly recommended.
linziloo1083 recommends photo39
Added by linziloo1083 on 07 June 2011
i worked with brian on my first shoot today and it couldnt of gone better. lovely studio great pics highly recommended ;) thank u sooo much xx
chloe89 recommends photo39
Added by chloe89 on 05 June 2011
i had a shoot with Brian today.great studio i love it,great pics i love them,all in all a great day! thanks alot Brian :) highly recommended
nigeljohnson73 recommends photo39
Added by nigeljohnson73 on 17 April 2011
The profile above says "There is an extensive wardrobe, accessories, props etc" and this is little of an understatement - this studio is loaded with really cool stuff to shoot with. All of the sets can be lifted up and shifted around as required. Brian (the owner) is also super helpful and always on hand to make tea, attach ropes and swings etc, and always willing to help out with lighting and shoot ideas.

The Cottage studio is not the closest studio to me, but it is certainly worth the trip. I highly recommend it.
SarahLou_1984 recommends photo39
Added by SarahLou_1984 on 10 April 2011
Had a really lovely shoot at The Cottage Studio today, Brian was very helpful and friendly and made very nice cups of tea! The Cottage Studio is clean, tidy and well equipped with accessories and outfits and I would love to shoot there again. Thank you Brian!
Gerry99111 recommends photo39
Added by Gerry99111 on 07 April 2011
I have worked at Brians studio three times now and its somewhere I look forward to working at. Its so much more than a box with lights. As well as the basics, you get what can only be described as an aladins cave of little and large props / items of clothing and options for lighting the studio sadly lacking from a lot of other venues. Brian is also always on hand to help you when needed bringing a touch of the enthusiast to help you get the most out of the studio.
dani3115 recommends photo39
Added by dani3115 on 11 December 2010
Had a great shoot at this studio
Brian was really helpful. I really enjoyed me experience here and would love to work here again x
brightonblonde recommends photo39
Added by brightonblonde on 28 November 2010
I applied to join Brians studio model register at the start of this month to then also receive a paid booking from a photographer who was hiring the studio.
Brian is a very easy going and professional photographer and an extremely friendly outgoing person.
Our shoot for the model register was a long but great day and we achieved some amazing images I absolutely adore.
Highly recommend Brian and his studio, I am very excited about next year to hopefully recieve lots of work through the studio and give all my best..

Thank you Brian! :)

Emma Louise
Gerry99111 recommends photo39
Added by Gerry99111 on 18 October 2010
Brians studio is an aladins cave of items to help you get that little bit extra on a shoot - he is probably too modest about how useful this really is to get that little bit extra. The infinity cove, lighting and set up are great and Brian himself is ever helpful when needed and both myself and Chloe would recommend this studio and would like to come back again ourselves
IvoryFlame recommends photo39
Added by IvoryFlame on 09 September 2010
Had a great studio day at The Cottage Studio, and have worked there before for a booking too, it is a great space with loads of room for stretching, dancing, leaping, tons of potential for expression and creativity as a model. Brian has a super variation of lighting set ups, backgrounds and props you don't get at other studios, and the model's room is comfy and fully equipment with everything you may need. He is so friendly and helpful - a lovely place to work :-)
xPixyx recommends photo39
Added by xPixyx on 30 June 2010
brilliant studio full of lots of props and backgrounds especially love his pole and swing =] outside woodland is very secluded and also a brill place to shoot in the summer. i will recomend him to anyone a brilliant bloke with a lovely sence of humour x
bob22 recommends photo39
Added by bob22 on 01 March 2010
Well equipped large studio with lots of props and back rounds . Friendly, good comms, and easy to book. Highly recommended.
xxgemsiexx recommends photo39
Added by xxgemsiexx on 17 December 2009
Had a shoot in the studio with Brian today :) He was really patient with me and has a really great wardrobe and fun things! He really helped me relax and i had a good time :) would definately reccommend to anyone! The studio was amazing too! super versatile! I'm sorry we didnt have more time! But I will be returning soon x Gemma
saphi88 recommends photo39
Added by saphi88 on 10 November 2009
had a amazing shoot with brian on the 8th - again he always delivers amazing images! id recommend him to any model from beginner to pro, he will never let you down!
Irina_Ward recommends photo39
Added by Irina_Ward on 11 October 2009
Had shoot at Brian's studio. It is really well equiped studio. I enjoyed the shoot very much. Brian was very welcoming and supportive. Would definately do another shoot there, it is worth travelling. Loved the model's room very much. Highly recommended.
zogiebear recommends photo39
Added by zogiebear on 24 August 2009
Myself and a team of girls hired the studio for a full day at a very good rate. The studio was full of great props, its a shame we just didnt have the time to use them all as we were already working to a tight schedule. Though we did use the swing and got some great pictures of the girls.
We did some army style pictures and brought our own props which worked better than expected with the fake brick wall, they are probly some of the best pictures we took. We also used a highly modified car from our club for the last couple of hours of the shoot, was tight getting it in but we did and we have some fantastic pictures.
Sunny85 recommends photo39
Added by Sunny85 on 25 July 2009
Had a brilliant shoot with Brian at his studio and highly recommend both him and the studio which is easily the best and most well equipped I've ever worked in! Brian is very friendly, professional and easy to work with - had some great ideas and I'm really happy with the results - looking forward to our next shoot!
chloeuk666 recommends photo39
Added by chloeuk666 on 21 July 2009
I worked at Brian's Studio on Wednesday 15th July, Brian is friendly and helpful, The studio is one of the best, there are so many different sets and props to use and a great wardrobe, definately worth a visit! Thanks Brian :)
nicstar3000 recommends photo39
Added by nicstar3000 on 19 July 2009
Had a shoot with Brian a couple of weeks ago, he was very welcoming and friendly, has lots of props and accesseries available, great dressing room. Very professional. Unfortunately it was raining so didn't get to see the grounds but a very nice location. I am looking forward to another shoot in the studio with him in due course


TeddyB recommends photo39
Added by TeddyB on 12 June 2009
A nice studio, run by a nice guy! Definately check out the wooded area. My 1st shoot there today, I've already booked a 2nd visit.
Bainesy_girl recommends photo39
Added by Bainesy_girl on 28 May 2009
Had my first shoot with Brian Kimber at this studio, it's perfect with a large range of back-drops & accessories.

Brain is wonderful and great to work with. Newbies, don't be afraid, stop by and see the new beautiful side of you shine through!
Klairlane recommends photo39
Added by Klairlane on 25 May 2009
This studio was a great studio!! I expected less then i got but would have still been happy! i was amazed at just how many scenes and props were available. There is a very good changing room for models too! Its a very creative studio and i would say that anyone wishing to book the studio but it and you wont look back! its the perfect studio for starters and for the experienced!!!

Brian is also as lovely to get along with :D (Klair bear xxx)
looby88 recommends photo39
Added by looby88 on 17 May 2009
i had a shoot at brians studio on 16/05/09 he made us feel very welcome and makes great cups of tea, he helped us out a lot during the shoot. the facilites at the studio are excellent, with a dressing room that was well equiped.
zzdigital recommends photo39
Added by zzdigital on 17 May 2009
This is an excellent studio, its versatile and newly refurbished with a great changing room/ Mu facility for Models. On offer are many good sets/backdrops and choice of lighting. Brian is very helful so I do recommend that you check this studio out for your next booking.
Fudj recommends photo39
Added by Fudj on 27 April 2009
A perfect studio - lovely facilities and very homely. Brian is great to work with I would recommend him to any model at any level, and would highly recommend the studio to all togs!
msworld19 recommends photo39
Added by msworld19 on 16 February 2009
wow ,, brillant studio wide choose of props and sets to use , and a pleasnt tog to very talented was so happy with the results look forawrd to shooting again , top guy
GraceMcg recommends photo39
Added by GraceMcg on 24 January 2009
I shot with Brian yesterday and the shoot was fantastic! The images we produced are of excellent quality and Brian is very artistic! The studio is amazingly equipped and Brian is a great photographer. I am really really looking forward to shooting again with him! xx
photostevo recommends photo39
Added by photostevo on 30 December 2008
Hired out Brian's studio for a shoot, my model and myself got v.i.p treatment all the way, great set-up with extensive wadrobe and props, nice and warm, even though it was freezing outside, highly recommended to photographers and models alike.
jes recommends photo39
Added by jes on 23 October 2008
Great studio with an array of clothing and props available. Very professionally designed which allows a variety of sets to be used. I received a warm welcome (as did my jack russel!) and would be delighted to return. Highly recommended to photographers and models.
Sarah1887 recommends photo39
Added by Sarah1887 on 05 October 2008
Brian is a great photographer, he makes you feel very comfortable. The studio is brilliant as there are lots of props and different areas to work with, I am looking forward to the next shoot.
knowell recommends photo39
Added by knowell on 02 October 2008
lovly bloke to work with, had a great time doing the shoot cant wait for the next one. thanks brian x x
Added by Alizer on 04 September 2008
I worked with Brian and he is great and very pro.
He makes it so much fun fab guy cant wait to work with him again and he has a great studio.
Thanx Brian x
Added by kimmy88 on 15 August 2008
great photog to work with and wicked studio!nice bloke and had great fun,thanks brian,look forward to the next one x