Maggie Yescombe creates stylish visuals, to engage your discerning target audience and help achieve your objectives.
Most photo-shoots take place in the comfort of Maggie’s exclusive photographic studio The Hackney Loft, Clapton, East London.
Maggie is also happy to travel internationally, to create the right imagery to fulfil your image brief.
As well as understanding the craft of stills photography and postproduction (image retouching, and video editing), to get great visual imagery involving people on screen it helps to work with a great make-up artist/hairstylist. Maggie partners with a carefully selected team of the most talented creatives, as appropriate to fit your needs, producing the aesthetic results you need, on time and within budget.
For artistic style and quality control, all retouching is handled in-house by Maggie, providing you with the ready to use imagery.
Clients love the creative flare, technical knowledge, commitment and passion Maggie brings to each project (check out their Testimonials)
Maggie was born in 1981, and grew up in North London. Maggie’s love for photography began aged 8, when her dad gave her his old camera (35mm film).
Maggie originally trained as a secretary and worked for a decade in architectural admin (last working in architectural admin as PA to architect Sir Richard MacCormac), while also traveling, self-funding her photographic studies, assisting, and taking on photography commissions.
2006 www.MargaretYescombe.com launched online.
2007 Maggie left full time admin employment, to focus on building a photography business.
2009 Purchased unique Live/Work property in East London, and established a Photographic Studio & Location. Making what was a private space available for London’s creatives to hire for filming and photo-shoots. Location’s clients include Marks & Spencers, Living Etc Magazine, FHM Magazine, musicians, and other creatives/advertisers.
2011 Sold the first studio, & invested in purchasing the even larger property next door. Expanding the creative space and possibilities, in the new 1,636sqft Studio/Location, affectionately known as The Hackney Loft.
2011 Maggie won Professional Photographers Magazine‘s ‘Shoot the Catwalk’ competition, and won a VIP pass to photograph at London Fashion Week at Somerset House.
2015 Selected for ‘Photography Mastered with Nick Knight’ talent program.
2016 Maggie started learning Beekeeping and Acting.
2017 Maggie commutes in to London (from renting a little rural slice of the Cambridgeshire countryside just off the M11, where Maggie keeps a couple of egg-laying hens, a hive of honeybees), it’s about 1.5hrs drive from the Studio/Location in Hackney.
Michael Palin, Terry Jones (best known for Monty Python), Tocarra Jones (America’s Next Top Model: voted as one of the most memorable contestants by AOL Entertainment.), Mecia Simone Simson (Britain’s Next Top Model winner), Leah Hibbert (Shipwrecked)
Core Spirit boutique, Fashion Designer Rachel Antonio, Angelily (luxury nightwear & loungewear)
The Observer, Professional Photographer Magazine, Hello! Magazine (Pakistan), Style Magazine (The Sunday Times), Evolve Magazine (Celebrity fashion spread), Artist & Illustrator Magazine (at home with celebrity Terry Jones), Artist & Illustrator Magazine (at home with celebrity Michael Palin), E-Merge Magazine (‘Josephine sitting’, fashion editorial), Glitter Magazine (Transmedia, Japan) luxury lifestyle imagery, Disorder Magazine (online) (‘Day & Knight’ fashion editorial, featuring Britain’s Next Top Model winner ’09), The Publican (celebrity portrait), Daily Star Newspaper Egypt, Xeher Magazine (Still life accessories: jewellery, belts and bags), Xeher Magazine (still life accessories: shoes), Rishe Magazine (Menswear fashion editorial, and Portraits: at home with Fashion Designer Nagress Gharani), Scoop International (Fashion show invites), Fashion156 blog (Fashion collection and BTS images), Quarto Publishing (Images to illustrate book)