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personal branding photography
Do you a run a business that you pour your heart and soul into?
I do too. I get it.
Let me visually craft the story of your brand.
Creating compelling, magazine-quality images to elevate your website, social media & marketing.
Want to attract your dream client?
Of course you do. And they want to get to know you too! What inspires you, what makes your business tick, who the person is behind the brand. You need to show your personality to them so they can imagine themselves working with you. You need to show yourself as the authentic, relatable, likeable (and frankly fabulous) entrepreneur that you are and as we all know, your clients buy into YOU as much as what you're selling.
You're passionate, driven and successful but there is one thing standing in your way. It's the confidence to be more visible to your audience.
I can help you.
I know it's awkward putting yourself out there on social media (I struggle with it too!) but you need a versatile bank of compelling, stylish brand photography to give your audience a deeper insight into your vision, your talent, your energy...a window into your world.
I create brand photography that will make you irresistible to your dream clients.
Social media, of course, is an incredibly powerful vehicle through which to engage with your dream clients, but you need to stand out...it's noisy out there! You have milliseconds to catch their attention and dull selfies just won't cut it. Compelling magazine-quality personal branding photography with will elevate your online presence, stop scrollers in their tracks and give them an unforgettable brand experience.
hello it's me!
Who do I work with?
I love to work with entrepreneurs who sell lovingly made or sourced products or services that set them apart from others.
I've worked with authors, artisan makers, coaches, boutique florists, therapists, aestheticians, personal trainers, nutritionists, musicians, retailers and all types of creative individuals.
...and I'd love to be your brand photographer too.
I offer my photography services throughout Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire - up to London and everywhere in-between. Especially anywhere sunny.
How does it work?
We'll spend some time together initially so I can get to know you, your business and what you need.
Together we’ll plan a totally bespoke photo shoot, resulting in a versatile bank of glossy, editorial-style imagery that's perfectly tailored to portray your brand story and help engage with your audience.
By versatile I mean creative headshots, 'at work' and 'off-duty' portraits, lifestyle product photography, flat-lays, graphics for Canva, whatever it is you need.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
ROO DAVIES, SPOTLIGHT
Gemma is the best of the best. I went to her as she was highly recommended so I had high expectations. She exceeded them. I was looking for a new set of personal brand photos.
I had a clear vision in my mind of what I didn’t want and Gemma spent time with me to thoroughly identify what I did want. The results were fabulous. She provided me with what needed and what I didn’t realise I needed!
On the day, Gemma was patient making sure that I was comfortable in front of the camera. She also listened but also had so many ideas as well. Nothing was too much trouble… I never felt rushed or pressured.
I cannot recommend Gemma highly enough!
PERSONAL BRANDING SHOOT - from £695
Brand questionnaire to help you nail your vision
Pre-shoot planning session via video/voice call to plan
your content requirements, location planning, styling & shot list
Your personal Pinterest board for collaborating ideas
Preparation and styling advice guide
4-5 hour shoot at up to two locations
50 fully edited, high resolution digital files with license to use in perpetuity
Add-on digital packages also available
Where do shoots take place?I like to have two locations up our sleeves for maximum versatility. Usually one outdoors for environmental portraits - this can be either an urban or a rural setting, and another indoors (this is England, after all!). It can either be your workplace if that makes a pleasing backdrop, or we can look at venues that would be a 'believable' setting for your audience. For example, if you were to meet your clients in a cool cafe, we could seek permission to photograph there, or a co-working space, country house, hotel or airbnb. We just need to make sure that both locations are close to each other so that valuable shoot time isn't wasted travelling from one to another. I can also offer my home as a setting which has some versatile environments - do ask me for examples of images shot at mine in Salisbury.
Help! I've no idea how to pose and HATE being photographed!You are not alone, don't panic! Putting themselves in front of the camera is often a deeply uncomfortable position for many. It's my job to make you feel relaxed, reassured and show you how to hold yourself into flattering poses that suit you. We'll chat and laugh along the way so you don't get a chance to tense up. I have a ton of tricks up my sleeve to help in the posing department and after a shoot with me you'll never feel unsure about being in front of the camera again. Promise.
What on earth do I wear?In short, outfits that make you feel fabulous. I have a whole guide dedicated to helping you style your shoot and at our planning session we'll talk through options. You'll want to tie in colours that work well with your branding and the environment we're shooting in, don't feel too seasonal (unless appropriate) and flattering. Nothing too tight that wrinkles when you're sitting, shows too much flesh or equally makes you look like a tent (it's also the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a shopping trip). Do get in touch to ask for my planning guide.
Is personal branding photography just for women?Contrary to popular belief, absolutely not! It's just, ahem, (dare I say this out loud ) that often it feels like women are just more in tune to the importance of their image as a shop window for their brand and hence more readily prepared to get in front of the camera. I've photographed plenty of male brand owners, and it's definitely a growing trend, but getting them out of the mindset that a stale, uninspiring headshot will suffice is something I'd dearly love to address!
What kind of images will we capture?Whatever you need! I listen carefully to what you're visually trying to get across but usually it's a variety of business portraits in your work environment - if you work with people I usually suggest we can a couple of willing people along to act as models, sometimes it's lifestyle product photography, sometimes it's flat-lays and sometimes behind-the-scenes shots of you off-duty with family/pets or engaging in hobbies. There's no set formula and we work closely together to tie down what will be most useful. We'll also discuss, perhaps with your web designer or social media manager, the practical side of the images you need - such as if you need wide, thin banner images to go at the top of your website, or mostly square crops for Instagram, images to overlay text on etc etc.
Got a question that needs answering?Drop me a line and ask! I'm more than happy to chat in more detail about what's involved and brainstorm ideas.
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Ready to find out more? I'm here to guide you every step of the way, just drop me a line.
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