Hospitality Photography

Gerry O’Leary has established his prominence in hospitality photography in the Middle East for almost two decades. The owners and operators of the most opulent hotels and resorts in the region have called on Gerry to capture captivating hospitality imagery for their brand, showcasing the beauty and individuality of their accommodations.

From architectural marvels like the Burj Al Arab and the ultra-modern elegance of W Hotel on Yas Island to the groundbreaking design of Andaz Capital Gate and the timeless charm of Park Hyatt Dubai, Gerry’s lens has framed the most iconic photographs of these five-star properties in the Middle East.

What is Hospitality Photography?

Hospitality photography is the thread that weaves the narrative between a luxury establishment and future guest. Gerry captures the essence of a hotel, resort, or venue that customers visit, demonstrating its allure through a visual medium and telling a story that can’t be expressed in words. These images highlight the individuality of a property and allow viewers to interact with it, beginning their journey before they have even booked.

In this digital age, where hospitality photography is necessary for:

  • Hotel websites
  • OTA and partner platforms
  • Brochures
  • Emails
  • Social media campaigns
  • Other marketing purposes

… the demand for high quality images is unprecedented.

Hotel Photography: SLS Hotel Dubai

Hospitality is a highly competitive industry, making it vital to stand out with compelling photography. With more than 30 years’ experience behind the lens, Gerry has the ability to craft seductive stories within these spaces, understanding the target audience and how the photography can make them feel – whether capturing the warm patina of a cigar lounge or the barefoot elegance of an island resort.

Choosing the right hospitality photographer is imperative. Gerry’s knowledge and understanding of luxury brand photography is unsurpassed and he is on the approved lists for several of the world’s leading hospitality brands.

Who Needs Hospitality Photography?

Hotel owners and operators understand the importance of superior level photography for their brand and property. From full hotel pre-opening shoots to brand refresh photography, Gerry ensures that the brand message is mirrored in artful imagery that brings the viewer into its realm.

Organisations that require hospitality photography:

  • Luxury hotel brands
  • Five-star resorts
  • Boutique properties
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Event venues
  • Deluxe spa
  • Wellness retreats
  • Tourism authorities
Through Gerry’s expertise, he puts viewers at the heart of an unforgettable experience – each click of his camera is an opportunity to create an irresistible invitation.

Top Hospitality Photographer in Dubai and the Middle East

With an impressive photography portfolio that includes the world’s most luxurious brands, Gerry has a remarkable body of work that places him among the world’s foremost hospitality photographers.

Hotel Interior Photography: St. Regis Dubai

His exclusive hospitality photography directory includes the following brands:

  • Accor
  • Anantara
  • Four Seasons
  • Hyatt
  • Hilton
  • IHG
  • Jumeriah
  • Langham
  • One & Only
  • Radisson Hotel Group
  • Marriott
  • Shangri-La Hotels
Highlights in the Middle East include:
  • Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort by Marriott
  • Burj Al Arab
  • The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
  • The Meydan Hotel
  • Raffles Dubai
His photography has graced many advertising campaigns and promotional materials of these hospitality giants, attesting to his enduring images and ability to capture their properties in their most captivating light.

Hotel and Resort Photography in Seychelles, Maldives and more

Photographing luxury hotel projects from Scotland to Saudi Arabia, and resorts from Italy to India, has helped Gerry hone his craft to perfection. His artistry and mastery are evident in every frame, each one a testament to his passion for capturing the essence of hospitality.

Based in Dubai, Gerry primarily photographs in the GCC and APAC, though he welcomes the opportunity to travel further. From tropical island resorts to prestigious city hotels, he has delivered hospitality photography in over 30 countries to date.

Categories of Hospitality Photography

Hotels & Resorts Photography

Whether you need a pre-opening shoot, updated images for a brand refresh, or a post-renovation photoshoot, Gerry’s vast experience at hotel photography is a valuable asset.

Restaurants & Bars Photography

From determining and accommodating the best time to shoot a busy bar or dining room to his unparalleled understanding of light, Gerry is a master at photographing high-end restaurants and lounges.

Hospitality Photography: The Langham Hotel, Haikou, China

Lifestyle Photography

Luxury Lifestyle Photography: Radisson Blu Resort Maldives

Gerry’s stunning lifestyle photography is the result of thoughtful collaboration and careful composition. He knows how to create powerful images that are expressive and vibrant, building anticipation for the viewer.

Plan Your Luxury Hospitality Photography Shoot

From the best time of day to shoot to the number of images required for a comprehensive hospitality photography portfolio, Gerry has experience advising and collaborating with staff from all departments.

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