Why is personal branding so important?

Why do you need a personal branding photo shoot?

In this day and age branding is super important. You'd have to be living in a cave if you weren't aware of the impact of brands. It's not just big businesses that rely on branding to get their message across. It's equally important for small businesses too - it runs through every aspect of a business. How you want to portray your business to your clients, the look and feel of your products and service, your logo, your website and your web presence.

Personal branding extends to include not only your business but yourself as well. If you provide a service then your clients will want to get to know you. They will want to see what you look like, perhaps see images of you at work as well as just a portrait of you.

Running your own business is a very personal undertaking and so it's important to be able to have images that portray you - do you want to be seen as corporate, arty, relaxed, fun, serious, creative? Do you want to include where you work, the tools that you use on a daily basis etc.

If you don't run your own business, it's still important to have a set of images that illustrate your working life. You many need images to feature in a programme, for a conference, on the back of a book, for your LinkedIn profile, CV - even your dating profile!

I really enjoy working with local businesses and business folk in and around Cardiff to get the images that they need. Over the years I've photographed businesswomen, businessmen, writers, actors, graphic designers, builders and even a mermaid. I've included a little selection of images below.

If you need to update your personal branding images - drop me a line to find out more. Visit my headshots & commercial pricing page and headshots & commercial portfolio page.

 

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Sheila needed some images for her new consultancy website.

Marged needed headshots for her new website.

Siriol needed some headshots for her radio and acting work.

Scott needed to update his LinkedIn profile.

Rhiannon uses her images on her blog and Instagram account.

Kate uses her images on her Instagram account for her ceramics business - Skratch Ceramics.

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Suzy wanted a headshot for her brand new business.
The Home Physio Company
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Staff headshots for the new website
Newbridge Software
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Ina wanted some images for her children.
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Mermaid Sandy needed new images for marketing.
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Claire needed new headshots for her dance business.
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Sian works in digital marketing.
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Neil, working with Channel Four architect George Clarke on a local project.
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Business Headshot Photography

Business headshot shoot on a weekend away! I recently went away for the night with my very good friend Sheila. She lives in London and I live in South Wales so we don't get to see each other very often.

She needed to update her headshots for her new website so we took the opportunity to nip into the beautiful restaurant at the St Bride's Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot (where we stayed) to take a few shots. It's a fantastic hotel with spectacular views and the service there is exceptional. I highly recommend a visit.

The views from the restaurant are gorgeous - I've included a shot of the view out of the window for you to see.

If you need to update your headshot or need images for your business, have a look at my headshot and business photography packages and my headshot portfolio and then drop me a line to arrange a bespoke session.

Headshot sessions are 1 hour and include a selection of images for you to choose from and use. Commercial photography shoots are longer and include staff headshots as well. You can see lots of examples of my work with businesses in South Wales on my blog.

If you want to find out more, drop me a line for a chat.

 

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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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Personal headshot photo session

This lovely lady contacted me and asked if she could book a personal headshot photo session. She wanted some nice images to give to her children. I thought it was a fabulous idea, so we decided to make the most of the Autumn colours and head to Dyffryn Gardens for our shoot. She brought along her gorgeous little Pomeranian canine friends, Charlie and Lizzie, and we had lovely walk together. Charlie and Lizzie seemed to enjoy themselves immensely - look at their little faces!!

Existing in photos is so important and even though most people feel a bit shy or reluctant to have their photos taken, they are a marvellous keepsake for the future.

Book your own personal headshot session or Family photo session.

Get in touch to find out more.

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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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