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About Black Velvet Styling and our photography backgrounds


Black Velvet Stying is a brand new business created by Sophie Purser, a food, still life and interiors stylist from Derbyshire, in 2018. 

Sophie takes inspiration from her travels, nature, interiors trends and styling work to bring you beautiful hand painted, illustrated and curated backgrounds.  Her knowledge of styling and photography means she knows whats important in a background design, not only to look good but to shoot well too.

Sophie has been making hand painted backgrounds for food styling and product photography since 2015 and went on to cofound Woodrow Studios in 2016 - now ran by her fiancé Tom Cockerill who still makes beautiful, one-off hand-painted backgrounds.

With Black Velvet Styling Sophie hopes to keep developing her design skills and offer her backgrounds to fellow creatives around the world at a price to suit even the smallest prop budget.

All Black Velvet backgrounds are painted, designed or curated in the UK with UK printing, packaging and fulfilment.  We support local!

Check out the shop or feel free to contact us if you have any questions.