Why have a branding shoot?
It is well documented that photography has an important impact on the professionalism of your brand. You have a matter of seconds to engage someone when they come into contact with your marketing material whether that be a website, social media feed or printed material. A strong image could be the difference between someone staying on your website or bouncing on to another more professional looking site. Similarly an eye catching image on social media is more likely to stop the scrolling and encourage people to click through to your page. I aim to create imagery to help generate interest in you and your brand. To tell a story about what makes you unique. And to do it artistically.
Who do I shoot for?
My commercial shoots are designed for small businesses like myself. A million miles away from office-based corporations, small business have the benefit of having some really unique qualities that makes them different – be it people, processes, products or places. You might be a fashion designer, a cabinet maker, a florist, a boutique hotelier or an artisan craftsman. Whatever your industry there is something there that makes you unique. Your story and your personal brand.
Personal Branding: Telling your story
I personally have spent considerable time researching suppliers for my own business. This was a really eye opening experience and highlighted the importance of personal branding. I found myself drawn to the businesses which told their story. Those that provided a behind the scenes look at the business – that showed the work place, the care and attention that went into crafting the products and services and the people who were actually involved. I was fascinated by it and was drawn to them as a supplier as I bought into their whole business ethos. I developed a much stronger personal connection with them than I did companies who simply showed one product picture and a price.
Through my commercial shoots I aim to create a set of images that tell your story. Use these to strengthen your brand through your website, social media, promotional materials and of course, for your own little record of history. These are the photographs of the future which show where it all started!
Understanding what you need for your business
The commercial shoots are highly personalised to your requirements so you are not paying for images that you don’t need. An initial consultation will establish exactly what your business is about, the processes that you go through with your products, and how you want to come across to your customers. Consideration will be given to what sort of images you need for different purposes and what format they are needed in.
You may some need images for website, social media, magazine promotions (advertorials, adverts, features), wall art for premises or brochures. Understanding your own specific requirements is very important and influences how I shoot on the day.
As a small business I recognise that every business is different in how many images they need and how long this may take. So rather than creating big packages we offer small businesses an hourly rate. You just pay for the time you need to get the images that you specifically need. If you’re just after a simple headshot then we have that covered too in our headshot sessions below.
The Headshot Session £100
Purpose: This session is designed to provide you with a selection of relaxed, informal business portraits (head and shoulders) for commercial use.
Session length: 20 minutes
• Pre shoot consultation
• Shoot time
• Post production
• An online gallery from which to select 5 high res files which will then be beautifully edited ready for you to use as you please.
(Additional files can be purchased – a small fee is chargeable to cover editing time)
The Bespoke Service: £150/ hour
Purpose: This service is tailored around what you need to capture for your specific business. Select from environmental portraiture, product images, the processes involved in your business, your tools, materials, your premises, your staff, social media headshots and other images which tell your story.
• Pre shoot consultation
• Shoot time
• Post production
• An online gallery from which to select your chosen images. For each hour booked you will receive 10 beautifully edited digital files (Additional files can be purchased – a small fee is chargeable to cover editing time)
Jess is a joy to work with, not only because she is a lovely person but because her work is nothing short of exceptional. We have worked together on several commercial projects and each time I can be 100% confident that the photographs will be perfection. Jess is able to capture details you wouldn’t think possible. Her eye and creativity are second to none and her style so versatile she can adapt to any project flawlessly. I have no hesitation in recommending Jess to all of my clients and the results are always stunning. – Casey at Oyster and Pearl Design (Graphic Designer)
I had a commercial shoot with Jess and cannot recommend her highly enough. She was a pleasure to work with. Jess worked so hard to fulfil everything I needed for a new website. She had to work with both the weather, children and animals, alongside the rest of the brief, and did it all with ease. Thanks so much Jess! – Rachel, Old Trickey’s Flower Farm (Business Owner)