Clare Fitzpatrick posts regularly onto her social media and asked if I could create some simple Message Boards for her. Ones that she could use for her weekly Tips, Motivational quotes and Brain Facts.
I go for walks with Georgie Dog as often as I can, round the local villages or down by the canal and am always on the look out for things that will work for Stacks Property Search who I take photos for on a monthly basis.
These were about autumn and dark nights, the nest was a random! I spotted it sitting in the undergrowth at the base of a hawthorn bush, walked past it, but kept thinking about how I could use it for a photograph – came up with ‘Looking for a New Nest in 2019?’.
I have taken a few photos for Time For You over the last year, but these were the ones I had taken in the office. Ann asked for photos of her team and anything else that I thought would work to use on social media. I had taken some Northants maps in with me so we took a series of photos around them and then some fun ones outside the office as there is a great frontage to it.
Chocolatier Rosemary, based in Leamington Spa, asked me to take photos that would show her clients how she really does turn single origin Venezuela and Panama cacao beans into her own unique chocolate.
I took photos at the different stages and in between got some shots around her shop.
Emma wanted a selection of photos for her social media posts. Photos that would give her clients a peek into how she works and put a face to the business.
The brief was to get photos that covered:
1) a general working day
2) visiting a client
3) taking some time out.
We spent 2 hours taking photos over 3 locations, there were a couple of wardrobe changes and our props were things that Emma works with every day.
Northamptonshire charity organisation EVE helps women and families who’s lives are effected by domestic violence and abuse.
Starting on the 25th November they will be running a campaign for 16 days called Kind Hands and these are a collection of photos I took for them to use both in print and across their social media.
#KindHands – keep a look out for the campaign and help Eve by sharing anything you can.
The National Foot Drop Society, based in Warwickshire, launched their first national awareness day on the 21st September.
After looking through stock images and not finding any feet photos that were particularly inspiring they asked me to create a collection of photos that they could use across their social media sites.
Proud to have played a part in their first year!
I create visuals for my social media platforms as well as for my clients. These are a few that I have posted recently. If you are not sure what you want in your photos these might give you an idea.
Cathy of Rose-NV in Northampton wanted to start doing some business videos, but felt a little overwhelmed by the idea and wasn’t sure where to start. We spent an hour together. Met over a coffee, talked about her business and then a few things that would help her create simple videos with clear messages. Then we jumped straight in – best way sometimes. It took only a few takes and at the end of it Cathy was a lot more comfortable in front of the camera and had this lovely little 20 second video to show for it. If you need similar help let me know.
My second photography session with Camelle. We sort out before hand what ‘conversations’ Camelle will be having on her social media then work together on creating the photos. Camelle takes on the role of hand model and includes herself in photos to show her working day.
Stacks and I ‘talk’ regularly about particular messages and blogs they are putting together to catch the eye of new clients. These photos were to work with the words ‘Finding properties with the wow factor”.
Time for You (Northants) is a regular client of mine and as part of their campaigns I create ‘talking photos’. These are part of a collection that I put together for their Spring Clean posts on social media.
House of Ilona is a fashion house based in Milton Keynes where owner and designer Camelle, designs clergy dresses, blouses and tops. Camelle, asked me if I could take a collection of photos for her to use in her social media ‘conversations’. We chatted before hand about what she wanted, agreed on the props that we would need and created the shots in the office of House of Ilona.
Sarah wanted some photos of her products to put on her new website and a leaflet she was putting together. Being a local business she dropped her products off to me, we talked about layout ideas and agreed a deadline.
This is my most unusual, and colourful, project to date!
A collection of photos talking about the Forever Living shakes and the 9 day detox. With no set instructions each one was quite different!
A collection of photos that I did for Time For You (Northants). Their objective was to be fun and to catch the attention of busy people over Christmas who might not have thought about the option of a ‘one off Christmas clean’.
These are a set of photos that I took for Stacks for use in an article they were writing for Four Shires – January ’17 edition – “How Schools Impact on the Property Market”.
Anna Forgaard is a Marketing Consultant who makes contact with existing and future clients through newsletters. Anna asked me to take some photos with ‘Marketing Messages, good & bad’.
Ann Brebner asked me to take some photos that she could use to ‘talk’ to potential clients. These are the first photos I took for Ann and the brief she gave me was ‘Family & Home’.
These photos are from my second project with Time For You (Northants) – ‘The Cleaning Fairy’. Ann wanted some fun with the idea of a Cleaning Fairy, which is what we did and had!
Birchfield Flowers is a new venture by a local lady called Elyse. She had just started a blog about her flower garden and asked me to take a few photos that she could use along side her words.
Friars Farm make, amongst other things, delicious chutneys, jellies, jams and marmalades. So when their marmalade won bronze in the World Marmalade Awards they asked me to take some photos to use in their marketing.
Rosemary makes chocolate in her shop in Leamington Spa – from bean to bar – and asked me if I would take photos in the shop for her to use on her website.
Stepped out of my photography comfort zone for a friend who wanted some photos for her website. We worked together on ideas and, well, it was fun!
Lisa is a nail technician based in Northamptonshire. A busy lady who works from home but also offers a mobile service. Lisa asked me if I could take some photos for her that would work with the wedding season.
The next time I did some work with Lisa was a couple of weeks before Mothers Day. She wanted to talk about her voucher on social media and needed some photos to use for promoting treatment vouchers.
Product photography for a new business that had just started printing up t-shirts in Spain, called West Shark. My first project featuring people so initially a little awkward but a lot of fun!
Kerry Sage was having an art exhibition at J Gallery in Moulton and asked me to take some photos of her paintings that she could use in her marketing posts.
I met Steve and Caroline at their home where they make all their lovely salsas, jellies and more. They are amazing people who love creating new flavours. These photos were part of a general collection for them to use on their social media.
Ink, Print & Design are a family run printing business, based in Market Harborough. They asked me to visit their factory and take general photos that they could use on advertising literature.
Deborah asked me to take photos of the Richard Cooper bronze sculptures in the gallery. The brief was to keep things natural and to give customers an idea of their size which she was happy I did.
Running alongside her courses Jan has a Tictail shop with an array of products that include healing crystals. It was for this shop that she asked me to take some product shots.
Day to day I keep an eye out for any photo opportunity that could link to the subject of house hunting. These photos are then used by Stacks on their social media channels.
Matthew wanted some photos that would ‘show off’ a new product of his. He wanted something that would give his customers an idea on how the knotwraps could be used.
Bonfirecherry is a Northampton-based business that creates beautiful prints, bags, brooches using linocut.
The owner had always done his own product photography but asked me to help him with 2 products when I was offering a free service for a month.
Rachel runs the Northants branch of Stacks, a property finding business that needs a broad selection of constantly updated photographs, to use for social media and articles.