Personal branding photographer

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 Is your profile picture way out of date?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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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 portfolio to see more of my work.

Gem x

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How to raise children with high self esteem!

Collaboration - raising children with high self esteem.

I've been following the hilarious writer Rhiannon from The Daily Boyle on Instagram for a while and really like her no nonsense, straight talking attitude to life. I got in touch with her to ask if she'd like to collaborate on a blog post together about raising kids with high self esteem. We're both mothers and both trying our best, like everyone else, to help our kids navigate through life as well rounded, confident people.

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Meetings and research

After researching my post about how to boost your child's self esteem through displaying family photos around the house, it got me thinking. What else can we do to help raise confident kids that have a high self esteem? Rhiannon and I met for a coffee in Cowbridge and had a good old chat about it all. I wasn't a very confident child and never had very high self esteem. But I'm doing my very best to ensure that my kids do. We chatted about all the things that we're both doing, instinctively, as mothers and what else we could be doing. Rhiannon spent a long time researching the post and with her background as a teacher, she had even more knowledge to use.

 

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Writer - Rhiannon Boyle

 

The post

In the post, she covers a huge amount - including, love, attention, valuing emotions and praise. There's also information on structure, boundaries, behaviour and responsibilities. She discusses the impact of pride, health, confidence and challenges. And the importance of being a role model. Finally, she mentions outward factors - particularly the impact of social media on our kids.

It's a great read, so grab a cuppa and head on over to her blog for the full article.

Follow her on Instagram at The Daily Boyle.

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I also had a great personal branding shoot with Rhiannon last week. You can see her shoot in this blog post.

Gem x