February 2017 Favourites

I’ve started going out and about a bit ore often to do some business head shots, this month included James from Canvas Loft Bar, Dave from Cosy Club Bournemouth and John from Nationwide. But, we can’t forget those wonderful families! I welcomed back the Lilywhites after photographing them 6 years ago! They even brought the print I had originally shot for them – they’ve all grown up so much.


I love to work with so many local Bournemouth & Poole businesses helping to create some unique marketing photography & event coverage imagery, this month was no exception working with Ward Goodman and the Venus Awards to name a few…


February 2nd saw a George Michael ‘Too Funky’ Charity Extravaganza at Canvas Loft Bar in Bournemouth & I was lucky enough to go and photograph this incredible event! In memory of the late George Michael, Darren Northeast PR had gathered together a group of local singers and performers for a night of fantastic music to celebrate the life of one of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters.

The idea behind the event was to raise money for two charities; The British Heart Foundation and Childline – which was one of George’s favoured charities. All monies raised from tickets will be donated with 50% going to each organisation. A whopping £5,050 was raised! How amazing is that

December Favourites

With the weather finally turning a bit colder, we’ve been indoors this month! In the studio, we’ve been shooting loads of portraits – a couple of my favourite studio portraiture sessions have been actors head shots, especially the brother and sister session shown below.

Delighted to welcome back Steve Whale to the studio, I’ve forgotten how many photo shoots Steve has had with us; all his business head shots, musician duos (more than one!), a couple photo shoot with his wife, oh & I even photographed his wedding! Great to have you back in the studio again Steve, this time with fellow singer Emma for their duo 2’s a Crowd.


When Claire from Brutal Events first emailed me, I’d started planning her photo shoot before she’d even booked in! Claire is a ultra endurance triathlete and needed some promotional images for advertising & charity events she was to be appearing at. We shot everything from happy & smiling head shots through to some gritty portraiture. Next up, we’ll be shooting some location imagery – can’t wait!


With Christmas quickly approaching, December is always full of Kids, Families and Personal Photography for the holiday season. I welcomed SO many happy, smily faces through the studio doors in the month of December but these are definitely my favourite shots from all those shoots.


I may have been indoors more this month, but was still shooting out on LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION….

I attended the Lights on at Factory event, supporting my colleague and dear friend Samantha Acton from Domestic Angels who was delivering a seminar at the event. Read her blog post of the event here; http://domangelsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/lights-on-at-factory-supporting.html
The event was targeting emerging start-up businesses and budding entrepreneurs….. and of course, I couldn’t resist taking my camera.


I’d been invited to photograph the launch of the new Coast Newspaper at Canvas Loft Bar in Bournemouth (Who can’t resist free champagne, Koh Thai food and great music!) The venue was full to the brim, to the point where I literally couldn’t shoot properly as there were too many people……but we always manage 😉
The band were awesome, the food was amazing and everyone was so friendly – I don’t think The Coast could have asked for a better launch if they’d tried.


Last and by no means least, my favourite commercial client photo shoot this month; Photographing some new marketing and advertising imagery for Dr Jan Peters at the Captains Club Hotel in Christchurch. Jan is launching a new website and wanted some bespoke photography to showcase her coaching and facilitating services.

I also learnt in December that Jan has been awarded the MBE for services to women in science!! “Dr Peters, who lives in Christchurch, was honoured for her services to women in engineering and science following a career as a scientist, researcher, campaigner and volunteer”

November Favourites

November saw me braving the cold and going out on location a lot! Ali didn’t want the usual studio based business head shots, she works with businesses in the local area and wanted that to be a part of her imagery and personal branding. We took a (thankfully sunny!) November morning walk around Boscombe Pier and Beach and captured some new marketing images for her.

Blue Sky Financial Planning held a Seminar at the Harbour Hotel in Sandbanks, titled “How low can you go?” which felt apt for the day after Trump won the US Election. There were some interesting conversations that morning…


Through my links with Pure Networking, I met John, MD of Coversure Insurance in Poole. He was looking for some new Marketing & Promotion Images as well as new Team Head Shots – so I created a pop up studio in their basement! We don’t always stay in the studio, sometimes the studio can come to you…


After all that location work, I headed back to the studio for more business marketing head shots, for groups and individual shots. Great to welcome back Estate Agent Richard Godsell and new work for Think Create Do and South Coast Social.


Product photography is a major component in my Monday to Friday work; Every business selling online needs high quality images of their products. Many of the product shots I create for clients are just plain and simple white background images to show the products quality for selling.


Photographed a new bands promo imagery this month, The Diamond Night Band are a newly formed 4 piece Wedding & Function Band and needed some group shots for promoting themselves.


My weekends are full of Family Photo Shoots…. Most are energetic and playful, sometimes kids just sleep right through it all 😉

Our 2016 Christmas Package!

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This includes an hour long studio photo shoot, a password protected online album to view all your sessions images, 2 A4 Prints (That’s the grandparents Presents sorted!) AND a 7×5 inch Photographic Print (There’s one for you!). It also makes the ideal Christmas present to give this year, especially with a 3 month expiry beginning from 1st January 2017.

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July Favourites

Bit late in updating my blog this month…well, last month! The business photography took over this month, delighted to break that up with a few family photo shoots but the commercial photography dominated! These are my favourite family shots from this month

Our Business head shots service has been part of the busy commercial month we’ve seen. Below are just 2 of my favourite head shot sessions; We had Gregg come to the studio, he’s a thriller author so we captured some classic, relaxed head shots as well as some dark & pensive images reflecting his novels mood. We also welcomed Jan to the studio for an update on her business head shots, these are just 2 of my favourite images from her session (there were loads!!)

As I said, business photography has kept me busy in July that’s because photography for your business, used on your website, promotional materials and social media is vital in this day and age. We create everything from standard ‘packshot’ white background photography ideal for website use and selling sites, but we can create some creative lifestyle product photography more suitable for brochures.
We visited JP Morgan’s Chaseside location to photograph a new building for Modulek, photographing the exterior and interior, shame we didn’t have beautiful blue skies!

We also welcomed back Tara from the Venus Awards, as if she wasn’t busy enough Tara needed some new pictures for her blog (launching soon!)

 

June Favourites

I think June 2016 has probably been my busiest month to date! I think I’ve probably photographed every ‘type’ of photography I cover – we’ve seen families, kids, pets, business head shots, actors head shots, product photography, event coverage & networking photography and one of my current personal favourites – commercial business photography out on location!

We’ve seen loads of families & cute kids in the studio this month as well as a few head shots. Here are some of my favourites….

At the beginning of the month, I headed down to Studland beach to photograph for franchising business Ministry of Dog.  They’re an awesome local Dog Daycare & Dog Walker based in Wimborne Minster. With the franchise business launching in September, business owner Alison needed some professional photography to showcase what her business is about – not just looking after some cute pooches, but having a healthy lifestyle & avoiding the office based 9-5 with a unique business based mainly outdoors!

June was also jam packed full of commercial & business photography! White background pack-shot photography based in the studio, and one of my favourite networking events Pure at the Hilton, Bournemouth (what a view!)

 

May Favourites

May seems to be a bit of a mixture month – a few location shoots, few commercial shoots, lovely families & dogs.

We photographed the annual Bournemouth Property Association football tournament at Chapel Gate, Bournemouth Rugby Club. Those poor lads, it was a scorching afternoon! In the end Savills of Southampton took home the trophy.


We saw more business photography for local e-commerce & amazon business Buy it Bug, where we photographed their range of travel accessories, hair accessories and bath bombs!


Can’t forget all those lovely families, kids and dogs!


Lastly, we were asked to photograph the Dorset Blind VIP movie night at Bournemouth ABC creating a small pop up studio filled with balloons for all the glammed up attendees to have their photos!

April Favourites

It’s time for April’s Favourite photos! We saw some cute kids, product photography, professional business people & LOADS of networking, PR and Advertising Photo Shoots this month.

We were invited to the Venus Woman Awards New Mascot Reveal at Sandown Mercedes in Poole! It was a fun filled afternoon with the 2015 Venus Awards Winners, Tara Howard the Venus Awards Founder and her new car in the sunny car dealership!

 

We weren’t quite finished with the Venus Awards yet…. We still had the Dorset Launch Party at Playgolf Bournemouth where we photographed the 2016 Sponsors, networking group and oh! The car was there again!

If you are interested in what photography we can provide for your business, check out our dedicated page or just give us a call on 01202 432234 and let’s have a chat!

March Favourites

March has been business photography month! We’ve been photographing everything from products for advertisement, networking events & updates head shots. We photographed the new range of designer glasses for Kelly Eyecare in Brockenhurst. We also attended a very bright & sunny networking event for the Bournemouth Property Association, photographed their networking lunch and got some new head shots and Press Images while we were there!

 


We’ve continuously been shooting for Bournemouth Dress Hire Agency, Love it Lend it. Every time they get new stock in to hire, they get us to photograph the dresses for their website and social media use.

Went off to the Southampton Ordnance Centre (at 5AM!) to Photograph a Networking Seminar for Vail Williams, their Solent through Leadership event. The event was designed to look into the future of Business with 3 key speakers;

Tim Walker from Taylor Made Computer Solutions took delegates on an exciting journey into the not too distant technological future. He talked about 3D printing for organs, wearable communications, social media and a host of other technological advances.

Mike Gawthorne from recruitment specialist Serocor Group talked about the changing face of what drives today’s recruits aside from the main salary with company vision, corporate values, work life blend and working environment becoming increasingly important.

Then Head of Eastleigh Borough Council Keith House painted a picture of the office building of the future using his own high tech, environmentally advanced, refurbished Council Offices as a great example.

Next was Britannia Leatherbarrows Removals & Storage at Bournemouth Airport, who needed an update on their advertising and marketing images. High Quality photography is now a vital selling tool for any business; from PR, advertisement and business showcases such as your website, you need to show you are an expert at what you do.


And last but not least! All the families, studio head shots and kids photo shoots we had!

January & February 2016 so far…..

January & February have always been popular months for business head shots updates! It’s a great time to freshen up your profile, businesses are a little quieter after the Christmas rush & you’r more likely to get noticed. Head shots aren’t just for business people – we see a lot of actors and models for updates on their current portfolios.

Recently, we’ve been working quite closely with a few specific business in the Bournemouth & Christchurch area – enabling them to showcase their business through a range of head shots, location photography of offices, workers, case studies product shots and graphic design.