The core of four at McAteer Photograph are often supported by a much larger team: as and when our projects require, we bring on board a range of talented artists from associate photographers, stylists and production & site crew to our brilliant admin support team.


Find out more about the core team behind the cameras and computers at McAteer Photograph.

Alan McAteer

Alan McAteer

Founder and principal photographer

My first love is architecture, a passion I turned into my business photographing and filming amazing architectural projects from the ground up. I trained in the days of the darkroom, apprenticed aged 17 to an industrial photographer, honing my skills until 2002 when I formed McAteer Photograph on the key principle that we create high-end images at a realistic cost – this still holds true today. But it’s not just architectural photography I do. I’m very fortunate to undertake a broad scope of commissions and I’m obsessive about ensuring I get outstanding shots in every shoot.  Every day is different and I enjoy nothing better than collaboration with genuinely talented innovators, free thinkers and creative risk-takers whose vision I can interpret, capture and present in my own unique way.


Find Alan’s favourite gallery here.

Lesley McAteer

Creative partner and director

I’m as likely to be producing a lifestyle photo shoot or discussing contracts, as managing an image library or illustrating a website. I run the company and manage many of our large client accounts. Our clients trust us to deliver a high quality and reliable service and I really enjoy the longstanding relationships we have built as a result of this. I handle many of the non-photography services we provide which include helping clients to shape a creative brief, managing their image libraries or consulting on their in-house photography workflow. I love my varied and creative role and get great satisfaction out of producing shoots. I really enjoy the buzz of building and managing a team of production professionals. Overseeing a photo shoot from start to finish and seeing a delighted client return to us time and again makes me very happy.


Find Lesley’s favourite gallery here.

Ida Henrich

Image Assistant

I’m McAteer’s image assistant.  Having graduated from Glasgow School of Art in Communication Design, I have a passion for how images are presented in this contemporary age.  I manage McAteer Photo’s in-house and online image library which contains tens of thousands of images.  I’m fastidious about organisation so cataloguing with the correct keywording and metadata is right up my street.  It allows us to look for images quickly and ready them for distribution to commissioning clients and offer as stock for sale on a rights-managed or royalty-free basis.  I illustrate our website and research new ways of presenting our contents online so that clients can find exactly what they are looking for when they are looking for it.


Find Ida’s favourite gallery here.