Are you planning to have a Personal Branding photo session?

Being an entrepreneur already is a way of living your life that doesn't suit everyone. It is not enough to be good at what you do. You need to stand out from the hundreds of similar businesses, find your niche and find your unique voice to be the one the people are drawn to. Being a portrait and branding photographer, I easily could say, yes, the best way to make you stand out is to have some photos professionally taken. But I will be honest with you, having great images (either professional photos of you or using stock images) on their own will be not enough. Your imagery has to be aligned with your brand. You need to have a brand strategy You need to know your purpose, your values, your 'why' and what made you start your business in the first place. You need to be clear on [...]

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How do you know if you need new photos for your business?

I often got asked, "how do I know if I need new professional photos for my business?" So what if I start my answer with a couple of questions: - Do you have photos of yourself on social media - Do they showcase you in the best possible way? - Do they show your personality? - Are they aligned with the work you do? - Do they reflect your purpose and passion you have for your product or service? - Do they show how your clients' life will change after they started to work with you? Because the photos you are using as a business should do all of these. And more. Using photography to reinforce your personal brand is an excellent way to take advantage of the visual nature of the human brain. Pictures and photos evoke emotion and create a connection. When you offer a personal service [...]

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Selfie Stick or Studio Headshot?

With advances in smartphone technology, it’s become easier than ever to get a reasonable snapshot of yourself, your family and friends in any location. So, with the aid of a selfie stick is there any need for a professional studio headshot for your LinkedIn Profile or Professional Bio? First Impressions There is no doubt that it’s quick and easy to take a selfie; you can get a half decent shot taken and posted onto your profile in minutes. Convenience is a big draw, but we all know that people judge on appearances. If you’d be happy to attend an interview or client meeting in whatever clothes were closest at hand, then maybe your selfie is fine. A studio portrait takes planning and preparation. The photographer knows how to make subtle changes to the lighting, styling and pose to show you at your best. The equipment that they’ve invested in [...]

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Jane’s very first photo session

Allow me to introduce Jane, a fantastic woman I photographed yesterday in my studio in Aylesbury. Jane is a business owner, a mother and a wife and our aim was to capture the different aspects of her personality during her time in my studio. Even though she was a little nervous before our shoot (who wouldn't be?), Jane soon felt comfortable and relaxed, so we got some gorgeous shots. We began the photo shoot by taking professional photos for her business, Free Spirit Holiday. Jane’s company specialises in bespoke luxury holidays, which offer fantastic destinations and great value for money. A change of outfit and Jane revealed a less formal look. Her appearance in these shots reflects a side that her close friends and family are more familiar with. As the photo shoot progressed, we moved onto a more seductive and daring set of images.   Please [...]

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