Small business photo shoot

Small business photo shoot

"Thank you Gemma for taking so much care over me and my business - it has been an absolute pleasure." Chrissie.

I met Chrissie from Glass at the Spinney on Instagram last Summer. I saw her gorgeous glass wave creations and she saw my images of beaches.  So, it was written in the stars that we would meet and end up doing a shoot together!

Our small business photo shoot was split into two parts. First, we shot some of her fabulous creations. She has a lovely range of glass products, from delightful little hanging birds to bespoke scenes. I love the hanging waves and the blue stripey coasters!

The next part of the shoot was to get some action shots of Chrissie working at home with all her magical tools and big sheets of glass. I shot a variety of images around her house to showcase her with her products. We also wanted to shoot images showing the artist behind the work. It's so important to be the face of your business!

Below is a small selection of the images from the session. I included some square crops for her Instagram grid and other sizes for social media use too.

I've combined some of the images together into 9 image grids - there's 3 different grids below. The first one shows Chrissie at home, working. The other two show her products.

If you run a small business and need a selection of images to post on social media, or use on a website, or even a leaflet, then have a look at my business packages.

You can see pricing details on my business pricing page and more examples of my work with other small businesses in my business portfolio.

If the packages don't fit your business, then get in touch for a bespoke quote instead. I'm happy to chat and advise over the phone.

 

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"Working with Gemma was an absolute pleasure. She really put me at ease and gave me loads of tips about how to be in the photos themselves. The whole process was so much fun and really enjoyable." Chrissie.

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"The photos Gemma created are beautiful. She really understands and plans out the whole process from set up, props and design to the light and angles themselves. She knows her stuff! Gemma has created the most stunning images that I could never have managed to do myself. My product range has never looked so beautiful!" Chrissie.

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Book your small business photo shoot today. Contact Gemma.


Commercial shoot Cardiff for Cardiff Life Magazine

Commercial Shoot Cardiff

I recently visited the fabulous independent shopping arcade - The Castle Emporium  - to take images for a feature in Cardiff Life Magazine.

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the business owners and taking their portraits. The Castle Emporium is on Womanby Street in Cardiff. Just a stones throw from Cardiff Castle. The quirky venue is an old converted cinema from the 1920's so it has a very unique feel. No cloned high street vibes in here. It's full of character and individual personality instead.

You'll find an eclectic mix of vendors over two floors. On the mezzanine floor upstairs, I visited the framing and gift experts at The Sho Gallery. Then I popped in to visit urban streetwear brand Faded Studios in their new store.

Downstairs, I visited the The Barber Room, run by female barber Sofia. Opposite the barber shop is the Cardiff Skateboard Club, who sell a large array of skateboards and clothing. Next, I visited the not for profit organisation, Heads Above the Waves, who sell 'merch with a message' to help raise awareness of depression and self-harm in young people.

There's lots of other vendors too including the Holistic Haven, situated upstairs. When you need a coffee and a muffin there's the super friendly Finco Coffee.

For business, personal branding and headshot shoots, please visit my business pricing page and business portfolio. Get in touch for further information.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Cardiff Life Magazine edition featuring the Castle Emporium!

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Heads Above the Waves clothing, available in store.

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Finco Coffee.

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Urban Streetwear, Faded Studios.

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Looking down at the seating area and Finco coffee from the second floor.

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Sofia. Barber from The Barber Room.

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Heads Above the Waves.

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Look out for the upcoming edition of Cardiff Life Magazine to see more images and find out more about the vendors.

 


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Headshot photoshoot in Cowbridge

The start of the year is always a good time to think about refreshing your headshot. Admit it, it's on your 'to do list' right? I really enjoyed this headshot photoshoot in Cowbridge with Ceri in January.

To start the headshot photoshoot in Cowbridge we met at the fabulous Arboreal Kitchen for a coffee and a chat. We started the session indoors before heading outside.

There were so many different backgrounds to choose from in the lovely little market town. We really did get a great variety of images for Ceri. We took a stroll up the High Street and mooched around, spotting great doorways and colourful walls that we could use. Ceri needed some shots for her new business website and so she opted for two outfits so that she could have both informal and formal images as options.

All headshot photo sessions include a change of outfit and variety of different locations and backgrounds, so that clients have plenty of images to choose from.

"Thanks Gemma. A great experience, you come highly recommended." Ceri

To find out more about my business headshot packages - visit my business pricing page. You can see more of my commercial photography work in my Headshot and Commercial portfolio.

Follow my new business instagram account to see more!

In the meantime, check out Ceri's shoot below.

Gem x

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Cardiff headshot photographer

If you're looking for a Cardiff headshot photographer, then you're in the right place. Winter is a busy time for headshot sessions and commercial shoots. I recently met up with Business Psychologist, Sheila from London to refresh her headshot for her website. The shoot took place in a gorgeous hotel with lots of light and different backgrounds to choose from.

Headshot sessions last around an hour. There's plenty of time to have a chat, change outfits and choose a few different locations as backdrops.

If you're wondering why you might need a headshot, then read my blog post - 3 reasons why you need a professional headshot!

You can also see more of my commercial work in my business portfolio too. Headshot sessions don't always have to be just head and shoulder portraits. If that style doesn't suit your business, we can create different images that portray you in the right way.

Most business people that book a shoot want an image for their LinkedIn profile or website. With my headshot package - you get 5 images included in the price and a gallery of over 30 images to choose from!

See more of my work on my business Instagram account too!

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Local Christmas Gift Buying Guide

The nights are drawing in and there's wood smoke in the air, so it's time to start thinking about what gorgeous presents you can surprise loved ones with this Christmas. I've written a little local Christmas gift buying guide to give you a bit of inspiration. I've chosen some fabulous handmade crafts from local artists as well as some relaxing and fun experiences for those who are tricky to buy for. Here's my top ten ideas for you this Christmas.

1. Skratch Ceramics

I adore all of the products from this super talented local artist. Skratch Cermaics have a range of goodies on offer this Christmas, from gorgeous little key rings, bells and Christmas decorations to beautifully handmade vases and plaques. Follow Skratch Ceramics on Instagram to find out when the shop is open and when she'll be visiting local Christmas fairs too.

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2. Glass at the Spinney

As soon as I saw the creations from Glass at the Spinney pop up on my Instagram feed, I thought, wow! I love the stunning blue coloured glass she uses for her coasters and wave pieces. She has a fabulous range to choose from, including children's lamps, wall pieces, coasters and Christmas decorations. Visit her online shop and Instagram account to buy something special for your loved ones. Or maybe even a treat for yourself. I've got my eye on those coasters, so hands off! :)

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3. Orchard Facial Procedures

Is there anyone out there that would say no to a facial? Exactly. You can buy gift vouchers from the lovely Sarah, who runs Orchard Facial Procedures based in Ewenny. Visit her tranquil treatment room in the beautiful countryside and relax while she pampers you with the latest in facial technologies. She offers a wide range of  treatments and products, including Wrinkle Smoothing Injections with Botulinum Toxin-A, PRP Vampire Facials, Microneedling, Medical Facials and Chemical Peels. These treatments are aimed at achieving a natural looking result for her clients, to make them look and feel their absolute best. Contact Sarah to buy gift vouchers.

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4. Ceri Gwen 

If you have a crafty friend then visit Ceri Gwen's online shop and buy some beautiful and vibrant fabrics, cut and sew kits, calendars, tea towels and even wallpaper. Her designs are simply gorgeous and bursting full of life and colour.

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5. Happy Days Vintage Homestore

I've had many a happy hour browsing around Happy Days Vintage Homestore in Cowbridge. There's a wealth of goodies in there - I recently bought a gorgeous sideboard from there which looks fabulous in my lounge. From curated furniture pieces to pretty jewelry there's bound to be something in there for you to buy for a loved one. There's also a lovely tea room for a shopping pit stop too.

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6. Photography Training

Do you know a photography enthusiast that wants to get to know their camera better? If so, I have a range of training opportunities for everyone! Choose from the Beginners Photography Workshop for adults, the Young Photographers Workshop for teens or a tailored one to one session. Check out my website for all the details and dates for the workshops in 2020!

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7. Noble Grape

It's Christmas! So a celebratory drink is in order. Visit Noble Grape on Cowbridge High Street to browse their fantastic range of wines and spirits. I'm partial to a nice bit of Rioja and a G&T if anyone is interested. :)

8. Cobbles Kitchen

A regular haunt of mine, either on the way to or from the beach or just to meet friends for a coffee. I love the decor in there and there's loads of choice on the menu, including plenty of vegan & veggie options. You can buy gift vouchers from there - so treat a friend or family member to an afternoon tea or a lovely lunch.

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9. Hamper from Elephant and Bun

A hamper is the perfect gift for foodies. All hampers can be personalised so you can pick and choose from all the delicious goodies on offer and create something sumptuous and wonderful! Don't think that there's only food on offer at the Elephant and Bun deli though - they also have a range of gifts too. You can buy salad bowls, oil dispensers, salt pigs, garlic pots, olive bowls, jugs and herb pots and a small selection of kitchen pottery from Thythston near Porthcawl. They also stock wooden chopping boards, rolling pins, cheese-making kits and kits to cure bacon. So much to choose from!

10. Family photo shoot with Gemma Griffiths Photography

Yes, you guessed it! I'm finishing with a family photo shoot from yours truly. I offer relaxed and informal outdoor location photo sessions in South Wales. A gift voucher for a family shoot, includes the session fee, as well as a print and matching digital image. Help friends and family to capture their special moments with this gift. Have a browse through my family portfolio to see more of my work and look at my blog to see whole shoots too.

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Finally, to get you in the festive mood, don't forget about the wonderful Reindeer Parade in Cowbridge this year. It's on Sunday 24th November and there's a whole special shopping weekend planned in Cowbridge too, with the shops staying open late on Friday 22nd November and a Christmas Market on Saturday 23rd November. Find out more on the Visit Cowbridge Facebook page. If you've got any festive activities or extra special vendors you can recommend, comment below to share the love!

Gem x