Stock Photography

Passionate from a young age about the beauty to be found in everything around us, I enjoy finding and capturing moments of life and scenes from the natural world, be they grand and majestic, or simply, tiny details, that would perhaps go otherwise unnoticed.

A wide range of my photos are available via stock photography agencies, such as Shutterstock, Fotolia and Alamy.

As a result my images have been used by a broad range of websites and publications, including the Met Office, Buzz Feed, Salon, Telegraph, Spectator, BBC, The Dr Oz Show, Olive magazine, Grazia, Heute and Merry Maids.


Baking gingerbread biscuits - stock photos
Fragrant and spicy, gingerbread is a tasty treat. There are many different recipes out there and my go-to is infused with heaps of warm spices…
Making rocky road - stock photos
Rocky road is a favourite sweet treat of mine, with its chewy and crunchy mix of chocolate, marshmallow, dried fruit and biscuit pieces. What you…
Cork board notices - stock photos
These are some useful backgrounds to which you can add your own graphics and copy. A blank cork pinboard, or post-it notes and index cards…
Baking banana bread- stock photos
One delicious use for the mashed banana that I’ve photographed is banana loaf. Ours a tiny bit boozy, because we soak the raisins in rum,…
Pet food and bird food - stock photos
Whether wild or domestic, animals need food. Our pets need their bowls filled, or we’ll no doubt be reminded by them if we leave them…
Pecan pie by Sarah Doow on Shutterstock
A delicious Thanksgiving tradition: pecan pie. This photo set takes you through the baking process from rolling out the pastry, to taking a bit of…
Baking homemade bread - stock photos
A loaf of fresh bread, made from scratch at home. It’s such a fun and rewarding thing to do. This photo collection takes you through…
Abstract painting - stock photos
Abstract paintings with smears, daubs and erratic spatters of acrylic paint form this set of stock photo backgrounds. More variations will be added to this…
Roasting tomatoes - stock photos
I just love the colours of this set; they’re so naturally bright and saturated. Roasting tomatoes is a simple process and the result can be…
Estonia
A weekend in Tallinn, capital of Estonia, is perfect for wandering around the Old Town, which is surrounded by the ancient city wall and numerous…
Baking pecan and chocolate chip cookies - stock photos
There’s nothing better than a freshly baked cookie. These delicious chocolate chip and pecan cookies have heaps of dark sweetness and contrasting bitter crunch. That…
Stem ginger
Sticky, sticky stem ginger goes into our favourite ginger cake. It has to be grated first, which is a bit of a perilous job, as…
Behind the scenes - Ornamental gourds
Proof that my allotment is indeed a valuable contributor to my stock photography! One of my beautiful hessian potato sacks with the even more beautiful…
Mashed banana for baking - stock photos
Perfect for baking banana bread, making a healthy smoothie, or mixing up a batch of muffins, overripe bananas can be put to many uses. Once…
Behind the scenes - Retro drinking straws
Buying props for photography is always fun, with the promise of new inspiration, new photos, new … income. These retro paper drinking straws are super…
Behind the scenes - Allotment shoot
It was a swelteringly hot summer’s day and so while the props were being rearranged during a photo shoot in the allotment, the camera got…
Behind the scenes - New York City
Returning from New York City, with one more look at the glowing lights of Times Square. Now to get to work selecting and processing all…
Dead animals by Sarah Doow at Shutterstock
I’ve not come across any Norwegian Blues pining for the fjords on any of my walks yet, but when you live in the country you…
Salzburg, Austria - stock photos
Salzburg is a favourite destination of mine, with its attractive buildings and surrounding mountainous landscape. I’ve stayed here in hostels and hotels, visited the Christmas…
Behind the scenes - cut flowers
The asters are lasting well as cut flowers, which makes them good photography models – and better than the dahlias and calendulas, which are starting…
Countryside of Kent, England - stock photos
The Garden of England, Kent in southeast England, is a beautiful place and the county I’ve called home since I was born. This stock photo…
Valentine's Day cookies - stock photos
Sweet treats for your loved one on Valentine’s Day: these frosted cookies are the perfect gift. Heart-shaped biscuits on a red plate pick up on…
Behind the scenes - Coffee beans
This was possibly the best-smelling photo shoot I’ve done so far and indeed casting session, as I’d previously spent a while in the coffee aisle…
Cupcakes - stock photos
Perfectly iced cupcakes for any occasion. This photo set includes cupcakes with different coloured frosting that would suit a variety of parties. There’s red or…
Behind the scenes - Washi tape
I have unusual uses for washi tape. I tend not to craft with them, but they’re great for sticking things to other things and being…
London, England - stock photos
London, capital city of the United Kingdom, can be reached easily by train from Kent. Barely an hour on the train and you’re walking along…
Spring narcissi by Sarah Doow at Shutterstock
When spring arrives – whether it brings warm temperatures and sunshine or not – gardens and florists’ displays fill with cheery daffodils and narcissi. The…
Easter themed stock photos
Iced biscuits, or frosted cookies. Whatever you call them, they’re here in the Easter collection, with bunny, egg and chick designs. There are also traditional…
Hearts by Sarah Doow at Shutterstock
Love, health, goodness – the heart shape is a good symbol for these concepts. My stock photos offer a wide range of hearts formed from…
Helsinki, Finland
It takes just two hours on the ferry, to cross the Finnish Gulf from Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki, capital of Finland. It is a much…
Behind the scenes - Quinoa
Oh, the things that I have spilled on this floor during photo shoots. Peas, beans, breakfast cereals of all kinds, sugar, dried beans … A…
Winchester, England - stock photos
Winchester, in Hampshire, is home to an impressive cathedral – Europe’s longest Gothic cathedral in fact. A few scenes from around the picturesque city include…
Painting bright colours - stock photos
This set of painting stock photos holds some of my most popular images. The concept of a paintbrush loaded with paint, halfway through covering a…
Behind the scenes - Broccoli prep
The bargain bin at the supermarket is always worth checking for photography props and this week it included several heads of broccoli, rapidly approaching their…
Baking mince pies for Christmas - stock photos
Mince pies are a traditional Christmas treat in Britain, Australia and the rest of the English-speaking world – though not in the USA, where the…
Baking yo yo biscuits - stock photos
I remembered these biscuits from my childhood and the recipe took a little bit of finding. The magic ingredient that adds sweetness and the beautiful…
Scenes of New York City - stock photos
New York, the city that never sleeps is a remarkably friendly, easy-going place to wander around and is full of interesting sights. Even details such…
Snail by Sarah Doow at Shutterstock
They’re not as destructive as slugs can be, but the garden snail is still a pest, eating its way through precious seedlings and plants in…
Red horse chestnut conkers and leaves - stock photos
On a walk around the local recreation ground, I came across these attractive conkers with smooth shells. I’d previously only ever seen horse chestnut seeds…
DIY and home improvement - stock photos
DIY and home improvement is the concept behind this stock photo collection. Borders of nails, bolts and tools on a wood grain background have copy…
Roast vegetables by Sarah Doow at Shutterstock
This is a detailed photo collection, from raw vegetables to roasted vegetables. Funnily enough, the raw parsnip – hand-picked, of course – is without a…
Chocolate chip cookies - stock photos
Peanut butter isn’t just good for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, it’s also a great ingredient for baking. In this case, it’s a key element…
Making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches - stock photos
Salty, savoury peanut butter and sweet jelly – or jam in Britain – makes a yummy combination in a sandwich. The combination is especially popular…