Friday, 23 September 2011

Business Headshots

First impressions are very important in business, and can set the tone for all your future dealings with a perspective client. That first impression can be the deal breaker between creating a long lasting relationship and turning sales away for good. Nowadays, many first encounters will take place through either your website or social media (Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn Youtube etc) so are your photographs really selling the quality of you and your business?

I recently had The Social Media Sorcerer, Helen Palmer into my Leicester studio in order to create some 'friendly and approachable' photographs for use right across her online presence. The aim of Helen's work is to make sure businesses make the most of the new opportunities presented by the rise of social media. As such, she sees having professional headshots as an important part of creating the right first impression.


Another set of headshots I did recently were for Leicester Based Financial Advisor (IFA) Simon Houseman from Stirling McCall(Stirling McCall). As an IFA the headshots needed to express the hard working, serious nature of the work, but that didn't stop us from getting a few more jovial images too.


While using myself as a model to set the lighting for the shoot, I also snapped this image of myself, which I will be using from now on as an alternative to my usual suited and booted profile shot.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

'Everyone Active' Triathlon Day

I've often heard people say "Photographers don't do early starts do they?", so when my alarm went off at 4:15am last Thursday I thought I may have stumbled into the wrong profession. However , there was a good reason to be up so early, and that was the 'Everyone Active Triathlon day'. The day saw 100+ gym instructors and members completing 8 Triathlons in 8 different 'Everyone Active' gyms between Watford and Portsmouth in one day, with the aim of raising £50,000 for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. I was knackered by the end of the day, but not half as tired as the guys and girls running, cycling and swimming their way to a massive fundraising total! Well done all! 

Oh, and as this is a photography blog, here's a few of the photographs from the day. . .

Family Photoshoot

Here are a few shots from a set of family portraits taken on location at the families home near Leicester in August.  They were a lovely relaxed family and they had asked for that to be reflected in the images, which made for a really enjoyable shoot. Having decided to ignore the 'Never work with animals' mantra we attempted to include the family dogs and herd of goats as much as possible with varying degrees of success!

A big thank you goes to Karen Massey for recommending me for the job.

Wayne and Lisa's Wedding

After a very busy couple of months at my Leicester "Headquaters" I thought it was about time to Blog some of the bits an pieces I've been up to lately. First up, it's Wayne and Lisa's Wedding from mid August. I've shot another four Wedding since then, but I will have to catch you up on those later! This was a beautiful Wedding held at the Auberge Du Lac Restaurant in Hertfordshire. The Restaurant is situated in the grounds of Brocket Hall, so makes for some stunning backdrops for the images. Wayne and Lisa were a lovely couple and it was a really fun day. I especially enjoyed learning to drive a golf cart to whisk the couple around the grounds to take the photos. I'm fairly sure this isn't covered under my photographers insurance but was enjoyable non the less! So without further ado, here are a selection of images from the day: 

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