Accounting services for photographers

Tax and management advice for your photography business


As media specialists we’re experienced accountants for photographers, working with all kinds of clients in the sector, from portrait studios to freelancers in news and sport photography.

If your camera is your living, Alchemy can help explain the implications of the latest developments in tax for photographers. For example, what will changes to IR35 mean for photographers working as freelance contractors for newspapers or agencies?

More so than many other professions, being a photographer often means being on the road, wherever the work takes you. Alchemy can help you understand the rules around business expenses for photographers – what expenses you can and can’t claim – and support photography businesses in recording and reporting expenses.

In many fields, photography work is seasonal – that’s certainly true of weddings and sport – with workloads varying from year to year. Our cashflow management and tax planning services put you in control, bringing everything into the light.

We can also support the selection and setup of accounting software for photographers. For single-person or very small photography businesses, we recommend FreeAgent as the best cloud accounts package. If your photo studio or agency is larger, employing multiple people, then Xero is the better choice.

Either way, you’ll find it easier to record expenses, issue and chase invoices for photography jobs and get reports, with online accounting software a click away on your phone, tablet or laptop.

Everything we do follows transparent processes and schedules, too, so there’s no mystery and no surprise bills, giving you the headspace to really be creative.

We advise on…

  • Cloud accounting
  • Business expenses
  • Annual accounts
  • Bookkeeping
  • Tax planning
  • VAT returns
  • IR35

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