Lucy has lovingly developed this range of photo backdrops in the UK that are easy to use, store and roll after finding it challenging to find a similar product online and running out of room for any more tables or pieces of dented cardboard!

Designed for the professional and aspiring photographer & videographer these photo backdrops are ideal for product and food photographers, bloggers, Instagrammers, agencies creating digital and print content, makers, crafters and more.

The backdrops are printed in the South West of England, packed by Lucy and delivered by your postman.

I went for a launch and learn approach to a project that has been a dream for a long time. I want to challenge the perception of vinyl type material, that I too have been disappointed with in the past, with a carefully curated collection of designs with depth and texture, in a digital print. For the professional photographer in a studio and on location as well as others who take photos in their own home, setting up scenes and subjects where the light is the best quality like I do. I wanted to produce a range that can be as versatile as possible. Not so huge they need a frame system but big enough for large flat lay compositions and prints and posters when used vertically. For food, product, social, digital and print content. My collections are made from my photographs and edits and each has a story. I am thrilled to have added collaborations with Kim Klassen and the de Winton Paper co this year. And you just wait for what I have planned next!
— Lucy Heath

What material do you use & how do I look after them?

Each backdrop measures 2ft by 3ft (approx 60 by 91cm) and is printed in the South West of England. They are all large scale format prints of an original photograph taken by Lucy. There will be a slight variation in the backdrop vs the original image due to the nature of the printing process but should not be noticeable in your photographs. Please take a look at the close up product images for more detail.

Printed on smooth, durable material they are wipeable and roll for easy storage in a postal cardboard tube. Surfaces you can move into the best light in your home, studio or office and that you won't trip over or dent. Lucy uses PET (Polyethylene terephthalate 500gsm block out) material with both a white or grey back. Both are wipe clean, anti curl lay flat material and designed for digital printing. 

They are real floorboards, real surfaces, textures, edited original images and feature imperfections such as knots in the wood grain and marks from wear and tear to help add interest, depth and atmosphere to your photographs. 

The smooth vinyl is higher quality than ridged banner material commonly used for photo backdrops, which when used in close proximity is visible in the final images. All smooth products will reflect some light but that's a good thing, you want to be able to create natural shadows to ensure your backdrop looks as true to life. However, I have sourced a material that reduces glare as much as possible. I photograph them in natural light. 

Treat them nicely, don't use them as a chopping board, don't soak them, wipe them gently. Be sensible - don't put a hot pan or mug directly on them. They are a printed product so while durable when cared for, will mark with heavy colouring such as cherry, pomegranate or beetroot juice for example. Roll them back up after use and store them out of direct sunlight when flat. Try not to crease your backdrop. In the event of an accidental crease hang or lay them in a warm room to encourage the crease drop out. 


Lucy retains full copyright of all the images and copy used in the backdrop store. Enjoy using the backdrops in your social media, blog, product and shop photography.

The backdrops can be used to create photographic logos, header images and for images for feature/article commissions in print and online. You are not permitted to scan or reproduce the backdrops to create your own backdrop product.

When are orders dispatched & delivered?

Capture by Lucy® offers delivery within mainland UK and international delivery worldwide via a tracked and signed or tracked service.

Mainland UK orders are shipped via Royal Mail Second Class. 

Lucy normally aims to ship orders within 24 hours. However, to allow for new print runs, please be aware it may take up to 5 WORKING DAYS for despatch. Lucy always makes it clear in the product description if a backdrop is available for pre-order and you will receive a notification as soon as your order is shipped. If you order a multiple number of backdrops they will be shipped once the pre-order design is available. Please let Lucy know if you require them in separate orders if you are happy to pay the additional delivery. 

You will receive a dispatch notification by email. Orders are rolled and posted in cardboard tubes which are useful for storing your backdrops in after you use them.

If you have an urgent order that requires special delivery please email mama@capturebylucy.com and Lucy will do everything she can to help. Please note Capture by Lucy® is not responsible for any customs or taxes charges on international orders and orders cannot be refunded if held at customs. 

Returns are covered under distance selling legislation. Please note you are responsible for the return postage. If you need to return your backdrop please get in touch within 14 days to process your return. Your backdrop must be unused for a full refund. In the event the item is returned with damage a partial refund may be given.  If you would like to exchange your order the additional postage cost for the replacement backdrop is also the responsibility of the buyer and will be invoiced separately. Your backdrops are packed by hand and checked thoroughly for any quality issues. If your backdrop arrives damaged please pop an email with photographs of the damage within 48 hours to backdropstore@capturebylucy.com.  

Disclaimer & Privacy

Lucy has worked hard to produce a high quality product and hopes that the descriptions and imagery on this website is as accurate as possible. The images are all shot in natural daylight. 

Your personal information is never shared with third parties. Capture by Lucy® will only contact you by email if you have chosen to subscribe by email to the updates and newsletter in line with the new GDPR rules. All personal data that is collected through the backdrop store is password-protected. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

Love them like Lucy does and look after them to keep them as your photographic secret weapon for years to come!


I’ve been shooting on them today and they’re great! Love the quality and how thick and durable they feel. I love the white floorboards especially. The marble has been very useful today. Even Luke came and asked where I shoot it to get white floorboards! He was impressed.
— Xanthe Berkeley, Lifestyle Photographer & Filmmaker
Just to let you know that we’ve received your backdrops and our team really love them! We’ve shot our first book on the wonderful backdrop and it looks stunning! We’ve recommended you to other departments too as these are just great.
— Marketing Assistant, Penguin Books, Random House UK
I am seriously so impressed. I’d seen them on a few people’s IG, but they have a different style of photography than I do, so I wasn’t sure how it would transfer. I am all about texture and shadows and directional light, even many “real” backgrounds can look a bit flat. This is just perfect for what I was missing in my arsenal and is safely stowed and not a trip hazard. You should be so proud.
— Kat Goldin, Textile Designer and Photographer
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so pleased I found your website and decided to order several of your beautiful backdrops! I was over the moon with them.
They worked so well for my most recent photoshoot at the weekend I now plan to redo some more photos on my website with these funky new coloured backgrounds. I am sure I will be back for more soon.
— Nadia, Founder and designer, Penelope Hope