South Wales Stage School Photo Shoot

"The images all look fantastic!  You have captured the children's energy, focus, fun, effort and joy so well.  And some real crackers in there - that I'm sure Head Office will ask me if they can use! " Helene Reynolds, Principal

Get your jazz hands ready! It's the kids from the South Wales Stage School - Stagecoach Performing Arts Bridgend & Cowbridge!

I was contacted by Stagecoach to take some group class photos and rehearsal images to celebrate their upcoming 30th Anniversary and couldn't wait to get in there! I visited the school over 5 days and got to see all their classes in action. It was SO much fun. I was really impressed by the whole ethos of the school. The teachers were brilliant and the kids were so focused and really enjoying themselves. It was hard not to join in with the dancing but you can't take photos when you're jigging about to show tunes so I had to control myself.

There's so much joy, focus, passion and power in these images. The children have an hour each of singing, drama and dance. I really wanted to portray what I saw in the classes and to show how much the kids enjoy it and how hard they are working. Each class was full of energy and it was a real pleasure to see all the dancing, singing and acting from each stage. So from stag jumps to singing - here they are!

Note for Stagecoach parents: A full set of all the images from the rehearsals are available for you to view in a password protected online gallery.  Printed class and rehearsal photos will be available to purchase, so please see the programme from the show to get more information or get in touch with me for the details.

Gem x

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Note for Stagecoach parents: A full set of all the images from the rehearsals are available for you to view in a password protected online gallery.  Printed class and rehearsal photos will be available to purchase, so please see the programme from the show to get more information or get in touch with me for the details.


Commercial, product & headshot photography

Commercial, product and headshot photography with Gemma Griffiths.  Whether you have products to sell or a service to offer, I can help create beautiful images to promote your business. Do you have a decent headshot to use on your website or social media platforms? Don't struggle with doing your own selfie - book yourself in for a professional headshot session and we can sort out your personal branding.

I've got a variety of packages available and I can also create something bespoke for your business to cater for your needs. If you just need headshots, great, I have a headshot package. If you need a combination of staff headshots and product / service photography, you can book a full day commercial shoot which includes all the high resolution images to use on your website and printed materials.

I've worked with lots of local businesses over the last few years including; product and headshot photography for local gifting business Money Kissed which was featured in Cardiff Life Magazine this month, staff headshots and contextual images for Newbridge Software, a photo shoot on the set of Channel 4's Ugly House with George Clarke for local building contractors NKG construction, a new season of jewellery for Sharon McKinley Designs, headshots for Helen from Heronsbridge Consulting, Sian from Step-up Social, Claire from Claire Marks Dance and Nikki from The Settled Home and also had the pleasure to photograph Lauren England when she entered Miss Wales. As well as photo shoots for businesses, I've also photographed staff and contextual images for St David's School in Colwinston and Cwrt Rawlin School in Caerphilly.

I've already got some exciting new projects lined up for 2018 and I'd love to meet you too and have a chat about what you need for your business. I'm happy to help with styling and throw ideas around together to create just what you need. Find out more on my business headshots page, or get in touch for a chat.

Gem x

 

Product and headshot photography for local gifting business Money Kissed, as featured in December's Cardiff Life Magazine (page 5 & 18).

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Staff headshots and contextual images for Newbridge Software.

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A photo shoot on the set of Channel 4's Ugly House with George Clarke for local building contractors NKG construction.

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Images for a wall collage at St David's Primary School.

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Headshots for Helen from Heronsbridge Consulting.

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Sian from Step-up Social.

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Claire from Claire Marks Dance.

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Nikki from The Settled Home.

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Lauren England when she entered Miss Wales.

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Business headshots & product photography with Money Kissed

I really enjoyed doing the product photography for new local business Money Kissed. I'm so pleased with the final images, they look amazing and really showcase the work. We had lots of fun using different props and creating each scene, using the beautifully hand crafted shapes made from real money!

Anita also had some professional headshots taken for her to use on her website and social media platforms. Of course, as a creative, she managed to pick the perfect outfits to match the Autumn backdrop and the pictures look fabulous.

If you need to update your business headshots, then I have a great package available. Have a look at my Headshots gallery and Headshots pricing page for more information.

Gem x

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Staff headshot photo session

This was no ordinary staff headshot photo session, oh no! This was epic.

With a background of a fantastic old colliery, staff that were up for a laugh and a (sort of) Reservoir Dogs themed feel, with a gritty industrial twist, I knew this photo shoot was going to be fun!

This company wanted something a bit different. They wanted their staff page to raise a smile and show some personality. I thoroughly enjoyed working with all of them. Not only did I get to do some fab headshots, I also photographed some great abstract images to be used for their website (you can see them at the end of the post).

To find out more about my corporate shoots or if you'd like to book a staff headshot photo session for your company website and social media platforms - drop me line! Gem x

 

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Business Headshots with Claire

"I've got some great images, absolutely love the garage shots...I really enjoyed the shoot." Claire

 

Meet Claire. Claire is Mum of two gorgeous children (you might have seen her family session a few months ago on my website). Now that the kids are getting a bit older Claire, a dancer and physiotherapist, has decided to bring her knowledge and passion from her previous jobs into a brand new business.

Tell us about your new business venture

My new venture is called 'Claire Marks Dance'.  The aim of my business is to bring high quality dance workshops into local primary schools, where children can flourish and teachers can learn new skills.

Why did you decide to start the business?

My origins are in dance, I trained at London Contemporary Dance School back in the 1990's, going on to dance professionally for many years. So it made sense to return to my first true passion. I believe dance is an essential part of the curriculum for children, and feel that I can offer a unique specialist service to schools.

What were you doing before you started your business?

After retiring from dance I retrained to be a Physiotherapist, then in 2008 I became a Mummy to Alfie, then four years later to Tilly. I've been a stay at home Mummy for the last 9 years! Becoming a mother has been the best job in the world, I've loved every second of being at home with my gorgeous pair.

How do you juggle being a mother and working at the same time?

My company is still in the very early stages, so I haven't really had to learn to juggle yet! But hoping with Breakfast club, after school club, and family I'll manage to successfully work 3 days a week.

What do you love most about being a mother?

Waking up knowing that I have two beautiful children to cherish is the most precious gift in the world. I love watching their relationship grow, they argue like all siblings, but they also have the most wonderful friendship. Being a mother is the hardest but most rewarding job I have ever had, I hope I never take that for granted.

Do you have any advice for anyone who would like to start their own business?

Give it a go, you'll never know if you can succeed if you don't try. Listen to all advice that is offered, there's a lot to take in setting up on your own.
If you'd like more information on the workshops Claire Marks Dance can offer please get in touch:

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