The Lewis Foundation is a family run charity that (all through donations) buys for, puts together and then delivers with a smile & some chat, gift bags to cancer patients in Northamptonshire hospitals – and one in Leicester. I met Lorraine through the networking group NBN (Northampton Business Network) and after listening to how TLF […]
Over the years I have spent time, on a voluntary basis, with charities in England, Uganda and India. When I heard that The Hope Centre here in Northampton wanted some help with photographs for their social media and newsletters I jumped at the chance to help.
We arranged for me to visit, to introduce myself and have a look around. I was then sent a list of photographs that would be useful and returned on an agreed day and time to spend 2 hours taking some of them.
I met some lovely people and I’m looking forward to going back again to take some photos in their Memorial Garden and allotment.
If you are reading this and know of any other small Northampton charities I could help please let me know. Call me on 07887 535112 or drop me an email.
Welsh acoustic duo The Lost Cause were playing local bars in Southern Spain and Gibraltar over the summer and asked me to take photos and videos of them to share across their social media platforms.
Taking photos in some situations that I was not able to stop and start when I wanted to was, for me, a completely different way of working and two of the biggest things I soon learnt were be brazen and work fast – there were rarely second chances.
We took photos at gigs; setting up at the start, performing and chatting after and some while writing songs and working on new covers.
For more on my time with Craig (guitarist & singer) and Baz aka Jordan (singer) keep a look out for my blog.
Northants podiatrist Sheila Kirwan found me through Instagram and her first message to me was, “Could I make feet look pretty”!
We met a few weeks later and it was soon clear that actually, for Sheila, the uglier the feet in a photo the better. The Langham Place Foot Clinic focusses on getting their clients feet functional and comfortable no matter how small or severe their problem.
I spent an hour and a half at this family run, very friendly, relaxed clinic. We took photos of all the different treatments the clinic offered, some of the faces that worked there and a couple of the very pretty garden.
Kate Dyer is in the early stages of setting up her yoga business here in Northants. Thinking ahead to advertising she asked me to take some photos that she could use for leaflets and her social media once set up.
Kate was very clear in her mind that she wanted the photos to be outdoors so in the run up to the photoshoot I sent her a few photos of places I spotted while out walking Georgie Dog.
We settled on a little stretch of the canal and met early evening, as Kate works in the day. The sky was not as blue as would have been nice but we still got some lovely shots.
If you would like to get in contact with Kate to talk about yoga classes drop me a message and I can forward it on.
Diane creates her personalised birthstone jewellery in a small workspace. Wanting photos for her social media platforms she wasn’t sure whether a photographer could work in the space she had.
It was a chat on Twitter #NorthantsHour about me working in another small business space that prompted her to call me.
Diane went through all the different stages of an order from receiving it to posting it out and I took the photos as she went along, with some fun ones showing off her tools and business cards.
This photoshoot is now officially the smallest business space I have worked in (to date). The printing shed of Bonfirecherry, a Northants lino cutter, podcaster and lover of social media.
Size of the space really didn’t matter, we had lots to work with and got photos of M at work, showing off prints and uploading photos and news onto social media.
If you worry that your work space is too small for a photographer to work in, please don’t. Working with my iPhone 10 I can work in the tiniest of spots, which can be quite amusing at times!
Virginia asked me to take some photos of her that she could use on her website and LinkedIn.
Taken at Virginia’s home, which is also her workplace, the shoot was relaxed and informal. There was plenty of natural light to work with and it was easy for Virginia to do a few outfit changes.
(NB: These photos are cropped slightly to fit into my square format).
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.
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.
Stepped out of my photography comfort zone for an amazing business lady who lives local to me and asked if I would take some photos for her social media.
We worked together on ideas and, well, it was fun!
Product photography for a new business that had just started printing up t-shirts in Spain, called WestShark.
I met them on holiday, got chatting to them and took these just for fun. It was the first time I had had the chance to take photos with people so it was a great chance for me to see if I could do it.