A shout out to Cowbridge!

I’ve lived in a few different places in my life –  Liverpool (born and bred), Leeds (University), Sydney (lots of fun), Manchester (Uni, again), London (work) and now I live in a little pocket of Wales.

As a second/third generation immigrant (Ukrainian/Polish) I’ve never felt like I ‘belong’ anywhere but after 18 years in Wales, it’s starting to feel like home. My local town is the beautiful Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan. It was the first place we moved to after we left London and it’s where my daughter was born, so it’s a very special place for me.

I’ve pounded the streets with a pram, attended toddler groups, made friends, started my business and most recently taught my daughter to drive the streets of the town where she was born.

There’s so much to see and do in Cowbridge and I know every nook and cranny. The one thing I love to do is shoot there! It’s one of my favourite locations for a headshot or personal branding photoshoot and it looks fabulous in all seasons.

There are so many gorgeous places to use as backdrops and plenty lovely businesses that don’t mind me popping in for coffee with a client to take a few shots.

I wanted to share a few examples of the variety and character that you can get from a shoot in my adopted home town and say a big thank you to the businesses that have supported my small business in allowing me to use their spaces!

Firstly, my favourite restaurant in Cowbridge – Rocket & Rye. The miso broccoli is amazing! Equally as good, is the fabulous frontage of the restaurant which is so vibrant and eye catching!

Next up, Maple and Bean, a great place for a coffee and cake! The massive windows are perfect for the coffee and laptop shot.

A new and welcome addition to the High Street is Ground. One word – Cruffins! They also have a lovely window that is perfect for the ‘through the window’ shot.

96 degrees has a fabulous chilled out vibe and a tasty cake selection too. Their outside space is great for a shoot and their window art is brilliant!

The ladies at No 39 have allowed me to use their lovely doorway. Be careful though, it’s hard not to buy something if you go in!

The flowers outside The Bear Hotel always look gorgeous!

Aside from all the lovely businesses, there are also many great spots to use as backgrounds – from the skate park, to the Old Hall Gardens, the Physic Gardens, the river, the little side streets and any doorway (I love a door).

So, if you’re planning a branding photoshoot and are wondering about where it could take place, then consider Cowbridge!

My photography packages start at £299 for a 1 hour headshot photo session.

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