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  • Writer's pictureLee Walker Photography

Hotel Photography - The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh

Updated: Apr 22, 2020

The most recent shoot I've done has also turned out to be my most important shoot!

It was after photographing Edinburgh West End's luxury boutique hotel, that I decided to make a business out of my photography. There's a couple of reasons for this, which I will go into further shortly.

I worked in the hospitality industry for over 10 years, and during that time have had the opportunity to photography a number of properties - Including businesses such as: The Victorian Hotel in Vancouver, Canada, a flashpackers in Sydney, and a hotel in St. Andrews.

However it wasn't until I moved to Edinburgh 5 years ago, that I decided to focus more on my photography, developing and building on what I had learnt previously.

The Bonham Hotel provided the perfect opportunity to really showcase the type of work I could produce - A trio of Victorian townhouses, recently refurbished and full of character!

Interior Photography - The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh
The Bonham Hotel Lounge

As stated previously, photographing The Bonham has been my most important shoot. It was the catalyst to me deciding to start my own business.

After doing the shoot and providing a variety of imagery for The Bonham to use however they would like, my images started appearing in a number of publications!

I saw my images in well established papers such as The Telegraph, in specialised publications (Scottish Field & Luxury Scottish Wedding), as well as a variety of social media posts, and printed marketing collateral.

Seeing these images, images that I had taken, used to showcase The Bonham really gave me the confidence to start my own business.

I don't imagine it to be easy, and suspect it will take a while before I get any really traction with it, but... I created a website, social media accounts and am officially crediting myself for the images I have taken and are being used for commercial purposes.

Images like these 😉

The second reason is the contacts made through shooting this property. I've met a number of people across the hospitality industry who were so happy with my work, and have decided to recommend me to other properties! What more could I ask for 🙂

I'm sure I will be doing more shoots for The Bonham in the future, so keep an eye out for more imagery!

If you're looking for somewhere to stay in Edinburgh, I highly recommend this hotel!

Beautifully refurbished and in the convenient location of the West End, just minutes to Princes Street. For more information you can visit



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