peapods

web development & photography

about peapods

Peapods is a small, creative partnership nestled on the border between the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Fens.

We specialise in website design and associated photography, including property, video and drone photography.

We enjoy working together and making our customers happy.

We undertake projects across Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

peapods web design

We have over 20 years experience designing websites that are reliable, affordable, attractive and easy-to-maintain.

Our sites incorporate the following features:

Responsive

Flexible designs that work on all devices and all sizes of displays from mobile phones to tablets to widescreen desktop PCs.

Affordable

Our website development process is quick, straightforward and cost effective.

Compliant

Our sites are GDPR and PECR compliant, with data protection, privacy policy and cookie consent features included.

web design portfolio

Take a look at some of our most recent projects

web design faqs

It depends on the complexity of the project. For a small business website it usually takes around 4-6 weeks. For larger projects we can provide you with a detailed timeline during the consultation stage.

Gather any existing media that you’d like to use – photos, video, logo etc. Visit some websites, particularly those of your competitors, and decide what features your website needs. Make a note of any aspects of their sites that you particularly like or dislike. Then get in touch and we’ll help you achieve the results that you want.

Don’t worry! We can help you with all of those. We undertake logo design, photography (including video and drone) and we can write copy that’s pitched just right for your customers.

We’ve been wearing out keyboards since the late 1980’s, when the first home computers came on the market. Our journey has taken us from video game programming to web development and online retail. We’ve created websites for companies of all sizes, from sole traders to FTSE 250.

Absolutely, although sometimes with a very old website it’s better to start again using new technologies and standards. We’re always happy to give you honest advice, even if it means there’s no work in it for us. Maybe you’ll come back another time when the stars align!

We usually design our websites so that you can make any updates you need yourself, without needing to pay us. For WordPress sites, we provide admin access where you can update images and text through an easy-to-use interface.

Indeed we can. We use SiteGround for our hosting provider, based on Google Cloud infrastructure. It’s extremely fast and reliable. We’ll  deal with any technical problems that arise and keep your site software and security up-to-date.

We build search engine-friendly features into all our websites. We set up Google Search Console so you can keep an eye on how people are finding you on Google, and statistics analysis software so you can see how many visitors you’re getting and what pages they’re visiting. We ensure your on-page text contains the keywords and phrases that your customers will be searching for.

You might be surprised – we’re very reasonable. Call us on 01353 676237 and we can discuss your exciting new project.

peapods photography

Service

Our photography service includes advice on preparing for the shoot, a flexible appointment schedule, and post-shoot digital image processing and enhancement.

Equipment

We use the latest DSLR canon camera bodies. Our lenses include ultra-wide angle, flexible zooms and fixed focal length primes. We shoot using a wireless remote system, with additional synchronised fill-in lighting as required.

Techniques

For interior shots we use HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. This technique uses multiple exposures, merging the images together in post-production. HDR avoids dark shadows and “blown” highlights, increasing the level of detail and ensuring great results in any lighting conditions.

For close detail shots we use lenses with a shallow depth of field, resulting in crisp focus on the subject and a pleasing soft, blurred effect in the foreground and background.

Digital Processing

Once the shoot is complete, HDR images are merged and adjusted, shots are straightened and cropped, colour balance checked and exposure optimised. We process every image making fine detail corrections, removing blemishes, and enhancing images to maximise impact.

Finished Product

At the end of the editing process we provide access to a shared online folder where you can view and download your portfolio of high resolution digital images.

photography portfolio

Take a look at some of our most recent projects

Dove Cottage
WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
Porthole Cottage
WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
Pirates Cottage
WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
Bosuns Retreat
WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
Ellinbrook Apartments
HUNSTANTON
Three Horseshoes
WARHAM
Ellinbrook Guest House
HUNSTANTON
Mindham's Yard
WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
3 Orchard Cottages
EAST RUNTON
Clementine Cottage
WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA

photography faqs

A two bedroom property takes approximately 4 hours to shoot, and a five bedroom property 6 hours.

We can provide a checklist on request to help you prepare the property.

It’s not necessary for anyone else to be present. We can collect the key and return it to a safe place such a key locker.

The weather is a factor, particularly for exterior shots where it’s essential to have bright, ideally sunny, conditions. We’re always happy to reschedule if the weather isn’t favourable.

We usually aim to deliver one or two wide angle shots per room, plus one or two additional “story” or detail shots wherever possible. For a two bed property we usually deliver around 15-20 images, plus exterior and garden shots – season and weather permitting.

We usually provide your images in two sizes: 4800 x 3200 and 1200 x 800 pixels. The larger size is suitable for print up to A4, the smaller size can be useful for online property listings.

Our prices start from £150 for a one bedroom property. This includes the cost of the shoot, digital processing and delivery of your finished image files.

We can usually process images within 2-3 working days of a shoot.

We will send you a link to a shared online folder where you can view and download the images.

Yes. The images are yours to do with whatever you wish. We may use your images in our marketing, however we will credit and, where possible, link to your website if we do. You may find this helps your Google search ranking.

peapods story

Peapods is the creation of Norfolk couple Kat & Daryl, bringing together decades of experience in software development, graphic design and photography.

Both raised in Norfolk, we’ve lived in the wild and windy fens for over 25 years. Our home office is situated in the middle of nowhere surrounded by farmland and wildlife.

For over a decade, we’ve run Wells Guide, a website dedicated to promoting Wells-next-the-Sea and the North Norfolk Coast.

Peapods evolved from our experience helping holiday home owners market their properties on Wells Guide. Recognising the need for web design combined with professional photography, and looking for a new creative challenge, we launched Peapods.

We’ve recently added drone and video photography to our range of services. So, if you think we can help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.