About us

Our story


Established in 2011, and calling ourselves Brighton Togs, we initially specialised in PR and media photography simply because we were made up of award winning press photographers.  We soon realised that those skills were invaluable to a much wider range of sectors.  Clients need to and should always be confident that a company will understand what they are seeking to achieve and get it with as little fuss (and preferably with some enjoyment!) as possible.

We therefore began increasingly specialising in commercial photography.  Our clients then began asking us to produce some video for them, which we now also offer as a key service.


We work with a huge range of clients from a diverse range of sectors.  One day a photographer may be up a crane in Leeds, another with DJ Fatboy Slim.  One day we may be videoing at a roadside with a local Councillor, another we will be in full Pride mode with retailers at a shopping centre.


Our faces

Susi Vervate on Brighton seafront

Susi Doherty

Creative & Production Director

Usually the person that will arrange your booking and help with any creative, logistical or technical issues.  Proper friendly and always goes the extra mile. Generally available for gin (esp Brighton Gin).


Liz Finlayson with a cup

Liz Finlayson

Senior Photographer & Videographer

A partner in the business she works with most of our clients.  She is incredibly versatile and a very experienced pair of hands.  Generally available for a Wagamama (other restaurants are also available obvs).


Simon Dack

Senior Photographer

Here from the start (of the company, not creation).  An intrinsic part of our team he has won numerous press awards and also freelances. Generally available for a seafood platter. 


Sam Stephenson

Freelance Photographer

Sam is a joy to be around, a wonderful photographer and has boundless energy despite having 3 little kids.  I would say generally available for wedding photography but he is actually very booked up.


Hannah Brackenbury

Freelance Photographer

A great photographer who always has a smile on her face.  She is also a rising star in the comedy circuit.  Generally available with a mic and a musical instrument if not a camera.

Supporting charities & community

We are a very social and caring lot, with a ‘get stuck in’ kind of attitude.

As well as offering charity discounts, we give our expertise for free to 2 or 3 charities per year.


Refugee Support Europe Logo

Held  a free workshop in conjunction with SEA PR for charities.  We trained people from 20 different local charities to take and edit great footage – both photographs and video – on their mobiles as well as how to use imagery to win media coverage.  Great fun.

Working with Pedal People – a wonderful local charity whereby volunteer cycle pilots ride out together with elder care homes residents – so they can feel the wind in their hair.  We are really looking forward to providing them with a great set of imagery that really does them justice.

Refugee Support Europe has been our charity of the year since early 2017.  John Sloan and Brighton businessman Paul Hutchings founded Refugee Support in April 2016 to support the refugees in Greece and across Europe.  They now work specifically in Cyprus.

We produce their monthly newsletter,  please do sign up HERE.

Previously, we have also worked with charities such as the wonderful Martlets on their Snowdogs by the Sea and Snailspace campaigns.

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