Marketing Photography for Dreamcatcher Cabins Gartmore
Architecture and interiors through the trees of the Trossachs
In January of 2018, I was commissioned to shoot some Dreamcatcher Cabins marketing photography by two wonderful friends of mine for their new small business. They launched the cabin business near my home in Gartmore, Stirlingshire and it has been a real treat to watch all their hard work and commercial nouse flourish into the thriving business it is today.
Outdoor living in comfort
with a bath on the deck and a wood burning stove
Brian and Fiona are two truly inspiring friends of mine. I’d known of their plans for a while before things got started and I was excited to see the project get underway because I knew it would be one to watch – these guys have got amazing energy and they don’t do anything by halves!
They needed the cabins photographed inside and out so they’d have a stock of images to use on their website and social media channels.
Located in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the cabins are situated very close to the River Forth. It’s many miles from the sea, but a seal was spotted in the river by the cabins last year!
Dreamcatcher cabins are a unique concept around here and I was keen to capture the essence of what makes them so special. Two people can experience outdoor living while remaining protected from the elements in a completely private and secluded patch of your very own woodland.
All the cabins have a covered deck that accommodates an outdoor bath, wood burning stove, a big comfy sofa and basic cooking facilities. Inside the cabin is a double bed and bathroom. They have everything you need for a comfortable stay in the woods!
The concept of the cabins is to provide the conditions for you to rejuvenate, recharge and escape the usual pressures of everyday life.
One of Brian and Fiona’s aims is to let nature flourish around the cabins, so the cabins themselves are very eco-friendly. They use electricity from solar panels and composting toilets. And all the wood cladding for the cabins came from timber from the land the cabins are built on.
The cabins even have great names like Red Squirrel’s Drey, Fox’s Lair, Jay’s Nest and Badger’s Sett.
When it comes to architecture and interior design, Brian and Fiona are a real force of nature. They built the cabins and set up the business in a matter of months in the harshest winter conditions with incredible energy. They run the business with the help of their sons Jamie and Ross.
Alongside all of the hard work and energy of these guys, they have a wonderful creative flair that has made it a real pleasure to photograph the cabins. They’ve added such amazing detail to the cabins, like fairy lights, candles and flowers to log-built tables and chairs and wood carved animal figures. They were even finalists in the recent Scottish Rural Awards only months after taking their first booking!
Brian and Fiona have put a lot of love into this business and it was a real honour to be able to capture the magic in photos as I have done for many other company’s Marketing Campaigns. I wish them the best of luck in their business endeavours and can’t wait to watch their local tourism business grow even more!
If you have a small family business like this that needs a boost from some great marketing photography that includes Architecture and Interiors photography please get in touch to discuss your project.