Sometimes you just need to be brave to showcase you and your business! If you are a sole trader, a small business or a start up, these packages might be just what you need to get your branding off the ground. Good images are so important to promote your business.
In this increasingly visual world, potential clients view your website and social media and make split second decisions based on what they see. Good imagery can promote you much quicker and much more effectively than lengthy written explanations.
Often with small businesses – you are your brand. You need to create images that tell your story, images where your personality shines through.
As a photographer and owner of a small business, I know full well how uncomfortable it can be to realise you have to in essence, sell yourself to promote your business. I also know how nerve wracking a photoshoot can be. I’ve been photographing people for 20 years and I can count on one hand the people who were not nervous about a professional photoshoot. But I can also tell you that virtually everyone I photograph gets to the end of a shoot and will tell me that it was actually quite fun and wasn’t as bad as they thought it was going to be!
I’m the type of photographer that will look after you. I will give you lots of direction – how to stand, what to do with your hands and your expressions. I will ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible during the shoot. You may not believe it now – but we will most likely enjoy it and have fun!
You can choose between the three options below.
These are all one to one sessions where I concentrate on just you and your business.
Together we decide what sort of images will work for you.
We choose a location. We talk clothes.
I guide you through the whole process.
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Contact me on: 07946 543566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A full days photoshoot.
As many locations as we can fit in.
Approx. 80 images supplied to you.
Up to 25 images retouched.
Feel free to share the shoot with a friend.
Up to four hours for the photoshoot.
Approx 3 locations, possibly more.
Approx. 50 images supplied to you.
Up to 14 images retouched.
A two hour photoshoot.
One or two locations.
Approx. 30 images supplied to you.
Up to 8 images retouched.
Hair and make up artist:
Special location hire:
A different approach and a chance to build your brand and your confidence whilst in the company of supportive like-minded people. I’m planning to introduce a branding day where I will hire a beautiful modern location that has lots of scope to create lovely fresh images and I will employ a hair and make up artist for the full day. There will be up to five places available. You will each get one hour with the make up artist and 1 hour and 30 mins being photographed by me (split into two sessions so you can chill out in-between). Your timings will be scheduled but I encourage you to come for the full day, relax and enjoy the informal networking and a tasty lunch.
Alan Gittos, Picture Director, Fabulous Magazine
Alexander Loveless, Marketing Manager – GW Legal
Andrew Cowan, Group Art Director – John Brown Media
Jo Lockwood, Picture Editor – Prima
Jonathan Cliff, Marketing Manager – HB Projects
Shaun Scott Baker, Deputy Picture editor, Woman magazine
Paul Grogan, Think Design Manchester
Lynsey Thompson, Events and Campaign Co-ordinator, Datel
Luisa Avietti, Deputy Picture Editor – You Magazine
Liz Ward – Virtuoso Legal – The Intellectual Property Specialists
Kelly Preedy, Picture Editor, Marie Claire UK
Kayli Olson, LPM magazine, Burlington Media Group
We have a good chat on the phone to discover what sort of images will work best for you. I find out about you and your business, your unique selling points and your customer base and expectations. This is an important part of the planning, as I really want to create images that reflect you and your business in the way you want to be seen and that inspires your customers.
This is so important. Choosing colours is especially important. Outfit changes are a bonus because you can create several different looks and get more longevity out of the photoshoot. I can give you lots of advice on what to wear.
We can do the photoshoot at your home or at your business premises. At a pretty cafe or stylised bar or restaurant. We can photograph you outside in an urban or rural setting. We will make these choices with a view to how you want to be seen. If we hire a location there may be an extra cost involved.
I can arrange for a professional make up artist to do your hair and make up prior to the shoot to give you an extra confidence boost.
I will look after you and I will give you lots of direction to make sure you look good and feel comfortable. We will work to get as many different shots as possible to maximise the usage you get out of the photoshoot.
I will edit the shoot and balance the images. Then I will send you all the images that work well via Wetransfer. They will also be indexed onto a contact sheet for easy viewing. These images are yours to use for your self promotion. You can pick a number of images to be retouched if you would like. This is light retouching – blemishes, stray hairs, dark shadows under the eyes… so you look like your best self. This is not body altering effects to change your shape etc. I encourage women (and men) to love the way they are.