You certainly do not have to use any photos, but you can if you want to. We prefer to shoot our films as we can then follow the brief you give us with the utmost attention to detail and control. Sometimes clients do want to incorporate archive footage or still images in their finished film. We are happy to do this, if we both deem it relevant and conducive to your story, and overall pace and feel of your film. But this is by no means a requirement.