What people say about Michelle Chaplow and Hotel Essence Photography
Excellent in every respect, the team demonstrated exceptional communication skills, exhibited flexibility in planning, and delivered work of the highest quality that exceeded our expectations.
Many thanks Michelle, Absolutely stunning. I so appreciate your artistry! Well done.
Not only is Michelle Chaplow an expert Hotel photographer but her insights into the industry are evident if you’ve ever been in sessions she leads. I was fortunate to do so at my first conference of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide.
Hi Michelle, The photos are absolutely stunning! Thank you again for all of your hard work
Thanks SO much for the images, you are not only a great photographer but super efficient, and generous.
Thank you and your wonderful team, Michelle. I knew from the very moment we first connected that you were the right choice for us and I am delighted with the final result especially considering how difficult it was to operate in the middle of the opening. The hard work and effort on all sides has paid off. Thank you again
Thank you Michelle! We absolutely love the images. We are so proud to add them to the website and to now share your hard work, and this beautiful hotel, with the wider world. Please convey our appreciation and thanks to Chris, Allan and Marcos too.
Michelle and her Hotel Essence Photography team´s work is absolutely impeccable. Thank you for going above and beyond !!!
You do a beautiful job capturing the spirit of a place!
We selected Hotel Essence Photography for our hotel photoshoot based on the quality pictures on her website and social media platforms. Michelle did not disappoint us. She came with her team this past summer for two weeks. We scheduled 21 spaces and food photography in the 10 days of the shoot. She and her team worked countless hours, sometimes well into the night, to complete the assignment and did it with grace. The result is amazing. We already received comments from our guests saying they choose our hotel because of the photography on our website. I could have not expected better results. Thank you Michelle for all your hard work. Hope to plan the rest of the hotel soon.
Dear Michelle, The photographs you took of my new Azerai in Luang Prabang are more than beautiful. Thank you for investing your time and talent to make me proud. All the best.
We did a photo shoot recently in PGA Catalunya Resort and chose Michelle and her team to shoot our new La Vida hotel because of her style and professionalism most of all. We were launching a new hotel concept and needed the photos to speak the simplicity and elegance of the hotel. Her style is impeccable and she finds the best opportunities and angles. She understands and grasps the clients desired outcome and concept immediately and works as part of the team for best solution. I very much liked how communicative and open they were during the whole photo shoot. Very much recommend working with Michelle.
The pictures are great! We are really happy with them and are convinced they are going to be a great help in selling more rooms. Thanks again for all your team’s efforts, it has been very worthwhile.
Over the last 20 years I have worked with Michelle on different hotel projects and have been delighted with the images that she and the team create. She captures the essence of spaces and discovers details that bring the hotel story to life. She leads a truly professional team who work hard to get the best possible results. Throughout the whole process from understanding your needs to producing the final photo Michelle and the team work together with you ensuring that you get the photos you dreamed of and that logistics and practical details run as smoothly as possible. Highly recommended!
Simply Stunning Hotel Photography.
Michelle is unique. She is an amazing photographer, a perfectionist and an incredibly intelligent and talented woman. Her dedication to quality and attention to detail make everything she touches a genuine work of art. I would most definitely recommend Michelle for any project that focusses on quality. You won’t be disappointed!
We loved the photos that Michelle and Hotel Essence produced. Her attention to detail and lighting created an exquisite image that takes the viewer beyond a picture of a bed and into a vacation state-of-mind. They are the perfect pieces to help us tell our story in our collateral and online endeavors. We wish we had more.
Dear Michelle. It was such a pleasure working with you at the Alvear Palace Hotel. I really enjoyed our very long shooting days. Your professionalism and cheerful attitude gave us a great result. We are very happy with your work and our Marketing team and our guests, just love your pictures!
Dear Michelle, I am speechless – this picture of Rajvillas is amazing, magical and even this does not fully describe how incredible it is. Thank you so, so….much.
My very dear Michelle, I can’t find the words to express to you my gratitude for RE-discovering my hotel, I fell in love with your pictures : quelle sensibilité !!!
Thank you Michelle for all the mind blowing photos that you took of our hotels and the surrounding fauna and flora. It was an absolute pleasure meeting and work with you! I hope that we will be able to work together again soon, as your photography is simply among the best I have ever seen. I would definitely recommend your work to all my fellow marketing colleagues.
Thank you very much, Michelle for the beautiful pictures you took of our hotel facilities and even more importantly thank you for the wonderful shots of our colleagues in their work environment. I think you are tremendously talented. We all love the shots.
Michelle, thank you so much for the amazing job that you have made of our photography. You and your team were outstanding throughout the process and worked with our hotel team to show The Wellesley in the very best light. Your attention to detail was fantastic and nothing was too much trouble – your team did what was needed in order to get the job done. Thanks again and we look forward to working with you in the future.
Dear Michelle, I am in awe of all these night shot photos. They are all superb and so are the experience and the lifestyle shots. Thanks so much I am so happy.
Dear Michelle congratulations on your pictures. They are absolutely amazing! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future
Dear Michelle, Thank you very very much for your wonderful photos of ME Madrid. I am really impressed with your beautiful work. The details are amazing!!! I really hope to welcome you sometime back to your home in Madrid and rest at your entire disposal for anything you may require
Initially I didn’t see photography as an investment, its seemed so intangible to me. One year on after opening, I realise that the photos created by Michelle Chaplow and her team have been published so many times, providing us with great media coverage. The photography has sold the hotel and helped us to create a strong brand image.
Michelle Chaplow captured beautifully memorable, detail-oriented images of The Fairmont San Francisco. It is evident in her photos that she has an outstanding ability to recognize what is unique and special about her surroundings. Staff throughout the hotel thoroughly enjoyed meeting Ms. Chaplow and were delighted to see the exquisite results of her efforts. She was an absolute pleasure to work with!
Our famous hotels all have a history. Our archives deal with this subject. But these hotels also have a present, and Michelle Chaplow captures it with an unfailing eye for detail. She has shot various images for different hotels from our collection, many of these shots have become famous for their special touch.
Everyone is delighted with the pictures
It is a pleasure working with Michelle; a true professional with superb instincts for the perfect shot. Her skill in bringing alive imagery which fully conveys the sense of the space is inherent in her work. The team thoroughly enjoyed interacting with Michelle for the duration of the photoshoot.
The unique property of Hotel Essence photography is that Michelle knows the hotel world and she can see our establishment form the point of view of both an artist and a client. There are millions of hotel images and in the hotel sector we are trying to promote a hotel night, something that is available world wide. Hotel Essence Photography concentrated on the Essence of our hotel and we have reaped the rewards.
Hotel Essence Photography made an immense difference to my hotel marketing, on the very day we launched our site with new images we received two hotel bookings.
Michelle is always a pleasure to deal with. I used her beautiful travel images of Andalusia while I was Travel Picture Editor at the Daily Telegraph for nearly a decade. Michelle’s pictures also made their way into our glossy mag – UltraTravel. Her luxury hotel pictures have a human element that is rare in PR shots. She has the kind of personal charm that makes all the difference…She doesn’t “take” photos, – she builds a rapport with her subjects and and creates photographic moments. You’ll enjoy getting to know Michelle.
Michelle was my principal photographic contributor for the British Airways in-flight magazine Mediterranean Life for over 10 years. She successfully carried out editorial and travel assignments in various European Countries. Her photography is superb and has been the subject of coffee table books particularly of Spain. International five star hotels use her for their promotional photography. The US Library of Congress is a client. I would not hesitate to recommend her work.
Michelle is a highly experienced photographer who truly understands her subject in Spain. She is easy going, down to earth and really listens to the client, suggesting practical ideas to balance the more ephemeral creative process so that none of us get too carried away!
The photos are fantastic.