We're a creative design studio.

Who proudly do things differently. We specialise in working with small businesses like yours. Offering creative and affordable branding, design and photography while blending all our knowledge for the best result.

Martin Sully, the owner of Snapper Studio standing in bushland in New Zealand

That's me. Martin Sully – owner, brand designer and lead photographer of Snapper Studio.

Why specifically small businesses?

I have spent many years working in brand design agencies, creative studios, publishing and marketing agencies. Working with clients you dream about when you're at learning your trade. Think Ferrari, Major League Baseball and MJ (yep, actual MJ) to name a few.

I was surrounded by brilliant photographers, designers, copywriters and strategists. I loved creating brands and working with projects that made a real difference. But, life in the agency world is tough — uncompromising deadlines, a lack of sleep, winning and losing pitches against colleagues & poor customer service are normal.

Many design agencies are set up to deal with big businesses. So what happens if you're a small business?

You pick an design agency whose work is beautiful, they can deliver on time and the price seems affordable. What you may not know is that they may be pushed for time, and may pass the project to an intern/junior designer or even outsource overseas. Which can lead to more requests for repairs – so it gets expensive!

It lit a fire in me to create a branding and design studio that was the opposite. An anti-studio studio. Where you can ask for anything, and I will personally take charge of it, collaborate with you the whole way and give you excellent customer service. I'll even make you a extra-hot flat white on macadamia milk if you come to the studio (other options are available).

But to be able to do that, we only have a finite amount of resources, and take a limited amount of projects on each month.

We collaborate with you to design you a brand that captivates your audience, to a timeline that is realistic. We work Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, so we can spend quality time with family and recharge our creative minds – with no dip in productivity.

We don't pitch our creatives against one another as we collaborate for the best results. We share all our knowledge and passion with you and we will work our butts off to make sure all the little details, are just right.

Much love, Martin x

Our Values
Event photography for Newcastle Business Club. Clare of Monica Clare Recruitment and Sam of Matthews Jewellers.Food photography for The Greenhouse Eatery, Port Stephens. Located on the beautiful Pacific Dunes Golf Course.Event photography for Newcastle Business Club. Clare of Monica Clare Recruitment and Sam of Matthews Jewellers.Newcastle beach with tourists on the beach in the summer.
Open. Hands-on. Passionate. Creative.
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We are open and honest.
Communication is key. We are always looking for improvements, perfecting our method and learning how to better serve your needs.
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We are hands-on.
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We are passionate.
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We won’t stifle creativity.
Photography for the City of Newcastle, a man explains to a lady in Hamilton about city plans.
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We are open and honest.
Communication is key. We are always looking for improvements, perfecting our method and learning how to better serve your needs.
Food photography for The Greenhouse Eatery, Port Stephens. Located on the beautiful Pacific Dunes Golf Course.
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We are hands-on.
We love diving into your business. If you're own a restaurant? We'll chop onions together. A gym? Get us moving! When we fully understand the experience you give people, we can offer the best solutions to suit them.
Event photography for Newcastle Business Club. Clare of Monica Clare Recruitment and Sam of Matthews Jewellers.
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We are passionate.
Big. Small. Size doesn't matter. We love working on projects that make an impact and partnering with people who are excited about their work, are open-minded and value what we do.
Newcastle beach with tourists on the beach in the summer.
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We won't stifle creativity.
Tight deadlines cramp creativity. Fact! We work flexibly and remotely, so if you want to work in your underwear as it's 40C outside, that’s ok. No judgement.