Are you a local business Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire and want to create images that really make your business have that polished edge, to help your business stand out?
I would love to help you make a visual story of your business and understand that you need to stand out from the crowd!! Many of the people I photograph are professionals, creators, shop owners, designers, entrepreneurs – everyone has their own story to tell.
When I planned this shoot for Becky with discussed at length what she was looking for and how the photos were going to be used, the location was very important to show her brand and personal image.
So….What are the next steps to creating your new photographs?
Do you want to Refresh Renew and Revitalise your images?
These next 3 steps are a guide to how I work to help you do this:
The most important aspect of planning your shoot is to know more about you, in advance of your shoot I will send you the following questions so we can create your story and plan your shoot:
- Tell me about your business
- What services do you offer?
- What would you like in a photographer?
- Do you need any photos for social media and content ideas?
- Would you like a studio or location shoot?
- Do you have any props you would like to use?
- Do you need any other shots for your business or website?
- Where are you going to use the photos?
- Do you know what you would like to wear in the photos?
When taking personal branding images, we also need to think about we want your head shots to be genuine – what I mean by this is we take a shot of who you are with good lighting and light retouching only. We want the photo to look like you!
What lighting/background you would like is key to getting a good profile photo. We can do a variety on the shoot and I can suggest some locations if we choose that option.
Above is my task but to work with you to find out what you like and then I can make a plan for the shoot.
To appear genuine it’s about the expression – looking amazing and stylish. The location and background will be important to reflect your job. Are your customers going to be meet you in a suit or jeans and t-shirt? What you wear in the photos should be in the style of how your customers are going to work with you.
We need to answer this question for you in your headshots – I would hire you because…?
Where shall we take the photos?
Home of Office:
If you work from home a home studio or office and this fits with your visual branding this can be a perfect place to shoot some of your images, we can get some more relaxed lifestyle portraits in other areas of the house, such as in the living room or kitchen. If you’re blessed with lots of natural light then that’s great, otherwise, I will need to bring additional lighting. Pets are more than welcome in these shots too!
If you don’t think your office or home reflects your brand visually then I can suggest some places locally to Ascot, Berkshire or you might have the perfect location in mind. I run regular personal branding photography days at some venues that have great gardens for some outdoor photos and they have some great rooms to choose from, please check my website for upcoming dates.
Do you love a coffee?
Coffee shop headshots are always a popular choice! Cafes have a laidback atmosphere, meaning they lend themselves nicely to lifestyle portraits. Plus, if you’re a caffeine-lover then it’s a no-brainer to have some of your brand photos taken at your favourite spot!
We must ask permission to shoot in cafes and to abide by any rules they inform you of. This is usually either “Please don’t get our branding or any other customers in the photos” or, on the other end of the spectrum, “Please can you tag us on Instagram in return?” The best place to take photos at coffee shops is outside to get that lovely, relaxed lifestyle images.
Local Beauty Spots:
After we have had a coffee we could drop past a local park or garden to add in some more shots to add to your story.
We have discussed what you would like, where we are going to take the photographs then all you to decide is what to wear!
You want to be your customers to see you as the best version of yourself, so think about the clothes that make you feel and look your best, and also what you want people to think about you. Do you want to come across as creative? Fun? Easy-going? Professional?
- SOLID COLOURS work well with pops of colour.
- CONSIDER YOUR COLOUR SCHEME AT FOR YOUR BRAND, for example if your website is decorated white then keep the colours light not dark.
- PLAN FOR THE WEATHER if you are planning a shoot outside in the Spring think about your coat and accessories we can always whisk it off for the photos!
- TRY YOUR CLOTHES ON before the day and make sure you are happy with them! Maybe look at them in front of a mirror from different angles to see how they look.
- IF YOU FEEL GOOD YOU WILL LOOK GOOD!
Colour can make a real statement and be really eye-catching in a portrait and really make your photo, pop! Always try on your outfits before you come and please feel free to send over your ideas before so we can discuss what you would like.
I am here to help you so please feel free to ask me as many questions as you want!
Ready to book?
Please call me on 07976397638 to discuss what you are looking for and to book a date or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost for your headshots new personal branding photography is £250 or why not book one of my mini I hour sessions at just £150 and includes 5 images of your choice – please see my website for upcoming dates for this.
Trust in new Beginnings!