Why have a commercial 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!
What do you need?
Every business will need a different combination of images to help build your brand. Our commercial shoots are charged out on an hourly basis to give ultimate flexibility on what you personally need from your session. For example you may need one, two or all of the elements below:
- Environmental portraits of you working in your business
- Images of the process you go through to craft your product/ service
- Your premises
- Your tools/ raw materials
- A selection of lifestyle product images (showing your product in their natural environment – e.g. a book on a coffee table)
- Portraits – including social media headshot if required
How does it work?
The commercial shoots are highly personalised to your requirements. I take time at the beginning of the process to understand you and your business.
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.
The length of the shoot depends on how much variety you need in your images and for what purpose they need to serve. All images will be post produced and supplied to you in high res digital format for you to use as you wish. Should you wish to display your images as wall art in your premises I can assist with selecting a suitable display option.
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)
Type of shoot: This is a head shot session only. For a styled shoot allowing more variety to your images and opportunities for outfit changes and different locations you can extend your session by the hour. See below.
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 lifestyle images, the processes involved in your business, your tools, materials, your premises, your staff, social media headshots and other images which tell your story. You may need just a few elements of the above or you may need the full set, particularly if you are just starting out. Your session includes a pre-shoot consultation to plan out your shoot and establish your specific needs and will result in all images post produced and supplied in high res format for you to use as you wish.
Session length: Your pre shoot consultation will determine the amount of additional hours that you need to book depending on your requirements.
• Pre shoot consultation
• Shoot time
• Post production
• An online gallery from which to select your chosen images
• 10 digital files beautifully edited for each hour booked. (Additional files can be purchased – a small fee is chargeable to cover editing time)
Previous Commercial Work
To view a range of different commercial lifestyle images please visit our Commercial Gallery.
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
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