Do you need a new headshot?

I'm pleased to say that inspite of the horrendous year we've all had, new businesses seem to be flourishing. I've had lots of fabulous business and headshot shoots so far this year and more booked in the diary over the next few months.

Do you need a new headshot? Is your profile picture way out of date? If so, it might be time to get some fresh images created to boost your business for 2021.

Book your business shoot today!

To see more of my business photography, follow my dedicated account on Instagram - Cardiff Business Photographer.

Take a look at some of my favourite recent personal brand and business shoots below:

Eliza Eliza

We had a lot of fun on this shoot! Eliza Eliza, a Cardiff based tote bag and accessory business booked a shoot earlier this year. The shoot was in two parts - one location shoot, to show of the gorgeous bags and one session in the workshop to show how they are made. Visit her website to see how she's used the images!

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Est1958

Avril has a fashion and interiors blog and wanted some new images to use on her social media account. She looked absolutely amazing! The shoot took place in and around Penarth. We used the pier, the marina, the bars, the coffee shops, even the RNLI building!

You can see how she's used her images on her Instagram account.

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Seventh House

Abi has started a new coaching business and needed a new profile picture for LinkedIn. We had a lot of fun trying out different outfits and using the fabulous location at Bunny Farm Prisk.

Make up by Charlotte Joy.

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Cat

Cat needed some new images for her brand new coaching business. We took some great shots around Cowbridge and in the gorgeous new restaurant Rocket and Rye.

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Milan Coaching

When Cat came for her shoot, she brought along her friend and fellow coach Michelle. A few days later, Michelle got in touch to book a shoot for herself! Have a look at her brand new website Milan Coaching to see how she's used her images.

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Castle Emporium Cardiff

Just before the pandemic started I did a shoot at the Castle Emporium in Cardiff. A wonderful arcade, full of independent shops and businesses. The images were featured by Cardiff Life earlier this year. View the feature online, pages 36-41!

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Do you need images for your business? If so, check out my headshot and commercial packages and my business portfolio too!

 

Images from a shoot with Glass at the Spinney.

 

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Cardiff Business Photo Shoot

Well hello! It's been a while since I've blogged, due to the old global pandemic and everything, but I'm back with a bang! My first shoot back in 2021 was a Cardiff business photo shoot with the fabulous brand Eliza Eliza!

Based in Cardiff Eliza Eliza makes 'sustainable conscious bags with meaning.' She partners with charities and raises awareness of important issues. I was so excited when she contacted me for a business photo shoot as I've followed her Instagram account for ages and love her brand.

The brand shoot consisted of two sessions. The first session took place at Eliza Eliza HQ in Cardiff (also known has her kitchen). We had a fun morning creating images for her to use on her website and social media. The next session was on location in the lovely Vale of Glamorgan market town of Cowbridge. When Elizabeth and her friend Alex arrived I felt like the cat that got the cream. They looked amazing! They strutted up and down Cowbridge High Street modelling the beautiful Eliza Eliza range of bags. We had tote bags, clutch bags, purses - all with the distinctive Eliza Eliza linings. There was also scrunchies, sleep masks and yoga bags too!

Have a scroll through this lovely lot to see what we got up to.

If you're a small creative business in South Wales, I'd love to work with you to create a set of images that you can use for your business.

Half day packages start at £399 and include loads of images that you can splash around your social media accounts and website for months if not years!

Check out my pricing page for full info and have a nosey at my business portfolio too.

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Book your Cardiff business photo shoot today!


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Ballet Photo Shoots South Wales

A few years ago, I didn't know an arabesque from a jeté and then my son started ballet lessons. Now, I've fallen in love with ballet - the sheer beauty, grace and strength of it astounds me! I'm so happy to now be offering Ballet Photo Shoots in South Wales. I would LOVE to capture your love for dance and create images that you can keep forever. I've been a Cardiff family photographer for nearly 15 years and I'm very excited to be adding these sessions to my portfolio.

The images below feature the super talented Marla. She had a career as a ballet dancer and now runs her own business - The Polish Up Studio, alongside being a mum of two. We had so much fun during this session and kept shooting until it was dark when we reluctantly had to stop.

You can see images of my son taken during lockdown in my Lockdown Ballet Series over on the blog.

If you're a dancer and would like a personalised photo shoot, please get in touch! There's lots of outdoor locations to choose from - beaches, castles, town centres, gardens - the possibilities are endless!

 

Ballet Photo Shoots

Package:

£199

1 hour photo session

5 digital image and matching prints

Change of outfits

BOOK NOW

 

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Ballet Photo Shoots

Package:

£199

1 hour photo session

5 digital image and matching prints

Change of outfits

BOOK NOW


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.


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Cardiff commercial photo shoot

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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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