About Instinctive Photography

Proud To Serve

Launched in 2015, Instinctive Photography has grown an outstanding reputation for service & quality.

With a previous 30 years managerial and photography experience, founder Jon Scrimshaw set out to deliver exceptional service to clients.

Building a brand that's trusted by some of the UK's biggest organisations, charities, country estates, Lincolnshire and Rutland magazines and families.

Located on the borders of Rutland, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire with Notts and Cambs just a stones throw away.

We are well placed to cover Rutland Photography, Leicestershire Photography, Lincolnshire Photography, Nottinghamshire Photography and Cambridgeshire Photography, although we have also worked extensively across the England and Wales.

Well located for anyone looking for a Grantham Photographer, Lincoln Photographer, Oakham Photographer, Melton Mowbray, Photographer, Stamford Photographer, Peterborough Photographer, Sleaford Photographer, Newark Photographer and more.

The brands and places we serve are well known by many. With trust, reliability and high level of service making them long term customers who appreciate knowing their photography needs are in good hands.

Our service has shaped itself around the needs of our clients and a genuine interest in what they do. We love all things tourism and especially love providing services to beautiful and historic places.

From commercial photography and website photography to keeping them stocked with high quality images for social media feeds, press and magazine publications, brochures, banners and more.

This could be anything from food photography and interior photography to Landscape Photography, heritage photography and event photography.

Not forgetting bespoke little businesses such as life coaching, yoga, food, restaurants and more.

We also serve a wide range of retail clients, this could be engagement photography, wedding photography, anniversary photography, family photography or party photography.

Again, many of the families and couples we serve, have come back to us several times over and to quote one young customer, I have my own personal photographer!


Photographer & Film Maker

Jon Scrimshaw

Lincoln born and now living on the borders Lincolnshire, Rutland and Leicester with his wife, son and two dogs. Jon picked up his first professional camera aged 18, that was 34 years ago and he's still addicted to the art stating "There's still so much to learn".

Jon is a real people person with a love for heritage and the outdoors and has extensive managerial, interpersonal and life experience through previous work with leading household brands.

Photographic Assistant & Props

Dionne, wife of Jon, assistant and organiser. Behind any great business is a great woman and Dionne really does ensure that Jon stays focused at all times.

Dionne also runs the other family business, Route 46 Vintage, where she's supplied props to The Crown Series, Outlander Series, War Horse, Royal Shakespeare Company, high end fashion houses, boutiques, collectors and more.

Very handy when we need a few props to help dress a set!

Cinematographer for large projects

Adam Sandy

Adam has always had an interest in films, which led him to study at university and work within the industry for the past 8 years. He has worked on a variety of projects in multiple industries from commercial to music and narrative films. He has experience working with broadcast standard cameras and has had work screened on television. He lives just on the edge of Sherwood Forest with his partner where he enjoys exploring the ever changing scenery through the seasons.

Extended Team

Instinctive is a team of creatives.

When required other specialist will come on board for projects. Tracey looking after animation and graphics, Matthew on aerial photography and film.


Canon EOS 5DSR

A camera that focuses on photography!

With our images often being enlarged to life-sized or more which can be viewed at close quarters, the 50.6 megapixel Canon 5dSR is our camera of choice. That's almost double what many other full frame professional DSLR's deliver. When teamed with our professional Canon L series lenses this gives us exceptional results that are rich in detail.

This is why we can offer 'super high' resolution to our clients. Backed with twin card slots and electronic mirror, it's super quiet for events too and nothing will be missed.

Sony FX6

Film projects. When we need something with a little more verve, we choose the widely regarded FX6.

Used in TV productions, the FX6 is regarded as the pinnacle of documentary camcorders.

With a stunning exmoor sensor, you can be assured of the FX’6s amazing image quality.

Adams previous work has featured on Television and the FS6 is the piece of kit he insists on for high end productions.

Lumix GH5

Used for our smaller film projects, the compact Lumix GH5 is great in tight spaces or when working on the fly covering allot of locations quickly. Adam will often use this hand held for natural results or introduce gimbals in certain situations.

It may be small, but it's no lightweight and has also produced TV worthy footage for Adam.

It's a great little bit of kit that packs a punch.

Loxley Colour are our recommended print services with unrivalled quality.

Just part of the team...

We are proud to be associated with with some fantastic brands, organisations, professionals and families.

Think of us as an extension of your own brand, organisation or family.

Meet the team, see our work