Colourful product photography for Happy scents, a West Midlands based company who make the most gorgeously scented range of vegan candles. Check out their Facebook page to find out more about where you can get your hands on some.
As usual, it's never a dull session shooting e-commerce imagery for Krafty Gifts UK and this time I got to play around with the very latest addition to their range of personalised products in the form of colour change sequin cushions. For every Krafty Gifts shoot, I photograph a blank, unprinted sample of the items and then the team at KGUK transfer their designs onto my photo ready to be listed online. It's taken a little trial and error to find a way of photographing the items so that they are not only correctly lit, exposed and toned but so that they also have enough contrast from the backdrop for the design image to be layered on top, but I think we got there in the end.
I have been so excited to share this shoot I can't even explain it.
Luna Loves is an online store based in Bridgnorth that designs and makes the most adorable clothes for little kids that I have ever seen. I've been fangirling over Lola's creations for ages and so I was absolutely over the moon when she got in touch to book a shoot to get some pictures of her tutu dresses for her Etsy shop. These are just a handful of the wonderful creations available, so make sure if you head over to the Luna Loves Store to see more.
Studio portraits are great for technical imagery, but the greatest way to make a portrait more personal or emotive is to shoot it on location, particularly if that location has a personal significance.
Lifestyle portrait sessions are particularly useful for incorporating the environment as a backdrop, to help to show your audience who you are, what you do and what's important to by using a space to help tell your story.
In April The Onlyway Dress returned to the studio for some updated shots of their newest range of multiway wedding and occasion dresses to give to current and prospective stockists and I'm totally in love with these new sleeved designs!
The home studio is ideal for individual portraits/set-ups such as these, providing clients full access to lighting, modifiers and backdrops where location sessions limit the amount of equipment to that which is most portable. So if you're a designer or stockist looking for professional photography to catalogue your designs and apparel for brochures, websites and social media get in contact to schedule your photoshoot
For the latest session with The Cloud Nine Company, we once again had some models in the studio to demonstrate the many, many uses of this maternity pillow.
I was in no way prepared for the cuteness of these babies <3
Law customs designs and makes custom made sabers and while I can't show you the awesome audio each one comes with I can show you the many many colours the blades change to. Amazing.
It's always a treat to have Val B's Wax products to photograph because they're always just so stunning. This time I was asked to photograph the brand new 'Simply Silver' range in time for the Britsh Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate and I am head over heels for these new circular pentents.
After finding an ancient Bluebell Wood just 10 minutes away from where we live I knew it was going to me my favourite go-to spot for portraits. From the colours of the bluebells contrasting to the lush spring green of the grass and in the sunshine the dappled light on the woodland floor to butterflies hopping from bloom to bloom and my daughter dancing for the fairies in the trees makes the whole place enchanted.
After spending some time re-organising my website portfolios I thought it would be a good idea to create a little blog series going into a little more detail about what sorts of photography sessions I offer and what is involved in each of them.
Firstly we'll start with the 'Standard' product photography sessions, which are designed for creatives and producers who require minimalist and technical images of their items. These shoots are ideal for online stores who use multiple platforms to sell their items as they are always shot on a white or grey backdrop, using studio lighting and a very small amount of props, if any at all. This way the images will pass the image requirements of more strict e-commerce stores while also providing attractive, clean imagery that enlarges to show your customers all of the small details and various angles of your product.
Standard sessions are a part of my drop-off service where clients can bring the items to my home studio to be photographed and then collected later on in the day, which is particularly handy for shoots requiring a larger number of images to be catalogued, freeing up your day and allowing you to get back to doing your own thing.
I also offer 'mini' shoots for under 5 items which are great for those who regularly update their stock/designs and who require consistent, high-quality imagery for their websites, stores as well as printed and social media.
All packages are digital and delivered via digital download in a password protected client gallery on my website along with a usage license. Low-resolution duplicates (also available in square crop if required) are also provided, which are the ideal size for web use.
For more information or to make a booking, get in touch via the contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!