Giggling Squid

The Giggling Squid first approached me in 2016 to photograph the launch of their new restaurant in my hometown of Berkhamsted.  Their PR agency had been advised that I was the best photographer in the area for the job so no pressure!

It is now the largest Thai casual dining group in the UK with nearly 40 restaurants countrywide! 

The Brief:

Initially I was hired for all their launch events of new restaurants that were opening. My travels took me to Warwick, Brentwood and Farnham to name a few and always the events were fun, vibrant and packed full of people clambering to try the stunning food that was passed around on big trays.

I would arrive early to photograph all the detail of the décor before the guests arrived as well as portraits of owner Pranee and her family and some staff.

Then as time went on, I’ve also been asked to photograph the interiors during the daytime so that I could take images that would really showcase the beauty of the restaurants.  Whilst there is a theme of décor, what I love so much is the array of lighting that is always different, the colourful silk flowers and the gorgeous hand made artwork for the walls. So much love, care and attention goes into each restaurant, which makes it a pleasure to photograph.

I can confirm that we all LOVED your pics!!!

Charlotte Singleton, Samphire Communications