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Cardiff commercial photo shoot

Cardiff commercial photo shoot

Commercial photo shoot with Cardiff dental practice Courtyard Dental.

The folks at The Courtyard Dental Spa are a wonderfully friendly bunch! I paid them two visits to take staff headshots and images around the practice for their brand new website. The practice is beautifully presented and very light and airy (which is great for me!). We spent time in each area of the practice to capture images for the different sections of the website. We also used different settings for staff headshots to give them a fresh modern feel.

As a small business it's really important to convey your ethos through your branding and images. Clients like to get to know their service provider and a set of professional images can help you to appear friendly, approachable and professional at the same time. If you run a small business and would like to have a chat about how professional images can help your business, then get in touch for a free consultation.

Take a look at more of my commercial photography and headshot work on my headshots and commercial portfolio page. See pricing information on my pricing page or drop me a line for a bespoke quote.

Gem

 

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Small business photoshoot

Small business photoshoot

I adore working with small businesses and I love this small business photoshoot. As a business owner myself, I know how hard it is to work alone. There's so much that needs to be done - marketing, accounts, admin - that sometimes it can feel overwhelming. As a photographer I'm well aware of the need for great images to showcase my work and I also understand how important it is for other businesses to be able to show off their products or services to their full potential.

With years of experience I can help you to create a fantastic set of images for your business that will make it stand out. Each business is unique and so I offer free consultations to all business owners to help map out a bespoke plan for their images.

When Kate from Skratch Ceramics contacted me to book a shoot for her business I was extremely excited. I've been a big fan of her work for years and couldn't wait to see her studio - where all the magic happens.

Kate wanted a selection of images to use across her social media platforms and website, so we included images of her working as well as the studio and products.

If you'd like to find out more about booking a photoshoot for your business, get in touch for a free consultation.

Have a look at my headshot portfolio page and find out more about pricing on my business pricing page.

You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see my latest work.

In the meantime, check out this small selection of images from Kate's shoot.

Gem x

 

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Harpist Photo Shoot

A beautiful South Wales harpist photo shoot.

My job is so varied. One day I'll be working with a family on the beach and then I'll be shooting kids at a nursery. Next thing you know, I'm in shooting a harpist! When I received an enquiry from local harpist Marged Hall, I was very excited. The harp is such a beautiful instrument and I knew that together we could create some gorgeous images in a harpist photo shoot for her new website.

At the start of June, the weather was very wet and murky so we were really happy just to have a couple of dry hours! Marged has a stunning garden and a variety of lovely harps so I was very happy indeed. We used a couple of different harps in the shoot - one of which was over a hundred years old! There were lots of different areas of the garden that looked great, so we moved around to try different locations. We also took some shots indoors as well.

There was a huge variety of images to choose from. When Marged saw her images she said:

"Thank you so much for these! I am so pleased and impressed with what you’ve managed to create! Wow! So thrilled to have worked with you - I will be highly recommending you! We are thoroughly enjoying going through all the pictures." Marged x

I love working with local business people, creating images that they can use to promote their businesses online. I have a great headshot package - that includes a set of digital images. Find out more about my business packages on my business pricing page. Check out my headshots porfolio to see more of my work.

Gem x

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3 reasons why you need a professional headshot!

Do you run your own business? Work as a freelancer? Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Are you on Facebook or Instagram?

If you've answered yes to any of those questions then it's time to put the selfie stick away and book a professional headshot photo session.

Here's 3 reasons why you need a proper headshot:

1. You need to look professional

Whether you run your own business, work as a freelancer or work for a company, you will need a decent headshot. A good headshot will convey your professionalism at work and portray you in the best light.  A professional headshot will stand out amongst the array of cropped and blurry selfie images. It will also will show your potential employers, clients and colleagues that you value yourself and that they should too.

2. You can use it in multiple ways

A photographer can work with you to create a set of images that you can use across a number of platforms. You might need something formal for a conference brochure or something informal for a magazine interview. Or, you might be asked for a portrait image for a presentation or a landscape image for an online article.  You can use them as profile pictures on Facebook and LinkedIn or on Instagram to introduce yourself to followers. The possibilities are endless. One thing is for certain, it's an investment that you won't regret.

3. It will make you feel good

Having a selection of professional images that you can use will make you feel good. You'll no longer panic when someone asks for a headshot as you'll have a variety of images to choose from. Having a set of great images will raise your self esteem and give you one less thing to worry about.

This year already I've taken lots of professional headshots for local business people, from physiotherapists to dentists, actors to freelancers and consultants to writers. Each session is tailored to create a set of images to portray them in a way that makes them feel professional and proud. In the next few weeks I'll be photographing a ceramics artist, a harpist and a therapist - each session will be totally bespoke for their needs. Keep an eye on my social media platforms to see them!

Have a look below at a selection of my favourites images from this year. What does your profile picture say about you?

Book your headshot session today!

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Personal Branding Headshot Shoot

Meet Rhiannon. She's a freelance writer and blogger based in Cardiff, South Wales. You can read her hilarious honest writing on her blog The Daily Boyle.

I've been doing quite a lot of headshot and personal branding shoots so far this year but I have to say this is one of my favourites. With such a variety of settings and amazing light, I was like a kid in a sweetshop.

What is personal branding?

If like me, you work for yourself and run your own business, then you ARE your brand. It's important to be able to portray yourself and your business to clients. It's vital for them to believe and trust in you - as a person and a brand.

A quick selfie might do the job in the short term but it's worth investing in some professional photography for the future. Personal branding shoots can include anything that helps to portray you and your business. Images can then be used across your website and social media platforms.

For Rhiannon's shoot - I wanted to show all the different sides of her. Yes, she's funny and friendly and down to earth but she's also a writer. Her writing covers all sorts of areas, some happy, sad, serious, funny and thoughtful. I wanted to capture all sides of her personality so that she can use the images for her blog as and when she needs them.

If you're interested in booking a personal branding shoot, then prices start at only £199. Bespoke packages can be created to suit your needs - each business is different and I'm happy to have a chat and create a package that suits each individual. Find out more on my pricing page and see more images on my headshots & commercial portfolio. Follow my very latest work on my Instagram account too!

 

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