I think this is a lovely example of how professional photography can help a small business keep a consistent professional look across its brand. I love working with individuals, and small businesses to create a suite of images that can be used on their website, social media and print advertising. It’s always a fun experience and rewarding for us both.
This here is my lovely cousin Kora, a yoga practitioner and teacher. We met early one morning recently with the intention of making some photographs that she could use over the course of several months on her yoga instagram account. A lot of people find it hard to be consistent in their posting, a shoot like this is ideal because you get months of material in the space of an hour or two. We met up in the sports hall where she often practices, I didn’t know what it was going to be like, but when I got there I was delighted to find a fantastic bright corner with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a local landmark, the Cathedral in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. I had told Kora to bring lots of props so she came with lots of plants, and yoga paraphernalia. All these bits and pieces help for visual variety. She ran through some yoga poses, then we did some looking to camera shots for headshots. When I am doing these, we review a little as we are going along to make sure we are both happy with how they are looking. The rain stopped so we decided to head outdoors for a bit more variety. This totally changed to look of the images, and will add some interest while she is posting during the year.
I delivered about 200 images from our 2 hours, which I think will be really useful. Here are a handful of my favourites.
Did you know that as a small business or sole trader your Local Enterprise Office may cover the cost of photography on a new website if you have a trading aspect to it? It is part of their trading on line voucher. It is certainly worth checking out. The quote needs to be approved before you go and hire the photographer.