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Vervate: Who we are

We are VERVATE, a Brighton based award winning team of professional photographers and visual storytellers.

Susi Doherty, Managing Director VERVATE

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Credit: Vervate
Susi, Creative Director & Partner
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Liz, Senior Photographer & Partner
Sam, Photographer
Hannah, Photographer
Simon, Senior Photographer

We’ve decades’ of experience, helping businesses of all sizes across a range of sectors – construction, retail, healthcare, charities and education.

We’ll work closely with you to understand the needs and nuances of your project,  be it portrait shots of your team, images for your marketing materials and website, or a full PR campaign.

We see the things you are often too close to to be able to articulate – and we capture that value in vibrant, engaging photographs.

Then we help you to make the most of those images. They’ll be working round the clock, in prime positions on your website; wooing new fans on social media; telling the right story on a press release.

Photos that bring your value to life.

VERVATE: Our Company Ethos

Community and Business Involvement

At Vervate, we are passionate about where we live in Brighton and Hove.  We are well known and respected in the area and as a result have an amazing network of contacts.

We support charities (national and local) by offering a reduced rate for commissions as well as supporting a charity each year for free.


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Charities of the Year 2018

Ok, so now we have two….!








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Simon Dack / Vervate


So, 2016 was the year of the Snowdog (remember Roodle?!).  2018 is the year of the snail!  Vervate were really happy to be asked to be official photography partners again.  It is such a fun, positive and beneficial campaign – also a very visual one that likes lots of press and media attention, so right up our street!  We are also official sponsors of the amazing Things are Looking Up (or TALU as we call her) so please do check her out on the Snailspace Trail, she’s number 41.  She even has a competition:


Keep up to date and follow us on Twitter: @SnailTalu






Refugee Support Europe has been our charity of the year since early 2017.  With backgrounds in business and after 6 months involved in humanitarian relief in Calais, John Sloan and Brighton businessman Paul Hutchings founded Refugee Support in April 2016 to support the refugees in Greece and across Europe.

Vervate are supporting their absolutely amazing work by producing a monthly newsletter to nearly 2000 subscribers.  This is an on-the-ground, proactive organisation that puts AID WITH DIGNITY as a highest priority.  Please do sign up, see the newsletter – donating is obviously incredibly important, but so is spreading the word about what they do and staying in the loop with this crisis.

Vervate Charity of the Year 2016

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2016 was the year of the Snowdogs by the Sea campaign.  We are really looking forward to continuing supporting The Martlets with their next Wild In Art  project later in 2017 too.  Here is a BLOG about how that worked for us, and a short video by Sarah, Campaign Manager for the Snowdogs:

Feel confident in trusting us to deliver first rate images, service and value.

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Churchill Square
Plus Accounting
Worthing Theatres
Nat West
LVS Ascott
Cancer Research

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We’re dedicated to providing top quality photography for our clients, always happy to accommodate budget wherever we can, and we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us today