Our Story

It all began around 2002 in downtown Notting Hill with a little company called Red Snappers. Originally a photo marketing agency, our creative DNA has helped us grow and adapt to the seismic changes in the creative content arena. Since then we have grown in many ways but our work ethos and purpose has remained the same: to bring your vision to life.

The really exciting bit is Red Photographic has now teamed up with leading film company, New Art Productions, and together we have become Wonderhatch. Full of fresh ideas and great talent, our team consults with some of the world’s biggest brands, advising on how best to produce and use visual content across marketing, advertising, social media and PR strategies.


 Meet the Team

The core team at Wonderhatch are an assortment of talents emanating from diverse locations including the UK, Australasia, Germany, Mexico and The Emerald Isle. The wider team consists of over 30 freelancers, including photographers, film makers, editors, producers, creative directors and motion graphic designers.

Simon John Owen

Simon John Owen - Managing Director

Founder and Senior Photographer, Simon maintains the quality and creativity that Wonderhatch represents. For over 15 years, Simon’s awarding-winning track record has provided a trusted photographic lead for our client’s campaigns. He also helps find and train our photographers to ensure Wonderhatch's consistency and quality.

Will Walsh

Will Walsh - Director

A qualified lawyer, Will founded his first business in 1999 during the heady .com days. Since then he has built and developed a number of companies from start-ups.

Patrick Gather

Patrick Gather - Director of Film

A true passion for moving images and story-telling has led co-founder Patrick to explore a wide spectrum of sectors in the film and commercial industry. Working for major brands and operating globally for the past 10 years has defined his work ethic and creativity. This has enabled him to build a team of industry leading filmmakers.

Jonathan Stewart

Jonathan Stewart - Photographic Director

Senior photographer Jonathan brings over 15 years of experience. Trained by legendary photographers Clive Arrowsmith and Tony Mcgee, his technical skills are key to ensure the quality of our imagery and to develop our photographic talent.

Penny Harrison

Penny Harrison - Head of Production

Working closely with a number of our clients for many years and leading our creative teams, Penny ensures Wonderhatch delivers our top quality service and execution. With 10 years’ experience in this industry, no project is too complex.

Justin Solomons

Justin Solomons - Commercial Director

Justin’s remit is to get to know our clients’ needs in more depth, enabling Wonderhatch to provide a highly professional and bespoke service. Growing our client base, he looks at their brand together with their image and film needs.

Joe Boyle

Joe Boyle - Senior Film Editor

As our in-house senior film editor, Joe works across many of our film projects ensuring a fantastic execution and final delivery. Pre-Wonderhatch Joe worked in numerous post-production houses in London’s Soho and has been involved in the editing of many hugely successful films and commercials.

Lucy O’Higgins

Lucy O’Higgins - Client Relationship Manager

Lucy‘s focus is developing relationships with our clients. By understanding their visions, Lucy works to develop our creative propositions, consulting on how we can deliver their briefs.

Amber Henshaw

Amber Henshaw - Production & Marketing Manager

Amber works with many of our clients and creatives, ensuring we deliver fantastic service. As marketing manager, she also produces our digital content and drives our marketing activity.

Irene Marco

Irene Marco - Film Production Manager

An award winning director and producer of short films and commericals with a passion for documentary cinema, Irene manages many of our film projects.

Katie Longley

Katie Longley - Picture Desk Editor

Katie works closely with our photographers, to ensure our imagery is delivered to you at its finest. She also designs our photo magazines and other marketing collateral, creating engaging and beautiful content for us and our clients.