Hotel Essence photography founder Michelle Chaplow was honoured to be interviewed by leading authority on luxury travel, hospitality, and lifestyle, Mary Gostelow, for her weekly Girlahead podcast, which has a reach of over 80,000 followers in 154 countries.

“Michelle Chaplow takes hotel photographs that are works of art, enhancing luxury throughout,” says Mary.

In Mary’s interview, Michelle offers insights on various topics related to luxury hotel photography, such as use of models, camera equipment, average duration of a hotel photo shoot, food photography, Social Media, and Michelle’s top aim in her work – to help owners show off their hotel to its fullest potential.

Listen in on Spotify.

Mary Gostelow is in Global Hospitality’s top 25 social influencers of 2023, and featured in the International Hospitality Institute’s 100 Most Powerful People in Global Hospitality.
As well as hosting the Girlahead podcast, Mary has published the Gostelow Report, the definitive monthly market intelligence chronicle for the luxury hotel sector worldwide, since 1992. She is the Robb Report Hong Kong Global Ambassador and was awarded Authority of Luxury 2024 by the luxury lifestyle magazine.

In addition, Mary is contributing editor of Elite Traveler and HOTELS magazines, and a regular columnist for Best In Travel magazine, leading Middle Eastern luxury travel magazine Destination of the World News, and (International Luxury Travel Market). She also writes for ELF, Enness Lifestyle First (for Enness Global International Financial Brokerage).

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