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The Storytelling Shoot that hit the Heart

One of my favourite aspects of being a photographer is being able to tell the story of a person, a product or a brand through the images I create for them.  Storytelling photography can have the most enormous impact on people.  Whether they are looking to purchase something as simple as a face cream, maybe they [...]

5 Tips for Better Photos of Your Kids

One of the questions I was asked quite a bit during this pandemic, particularly during the first lockdown period, was how to improve their skills with a camera.  Everyone has recognised that they had a bit more time on their hands and wanted to take that chance to improve, even with 'just' their iPhones etc.  One of [...]

5 Phone Tips for a Perfect Selfie

We've all taken a selfie haven't we.  In business, photos of those behind a brand, whether they are a solopreneur or the CEO of a massive company, is really important.  People connect with businesses and each-other faster when they can see the face behind the voice.  A photo of you can build a relationship and [...]

The best size photos for Facebook

The right size dimensions for photos within each of your Social Media platforms can be hugely confusing.  Your gorgeous photo that perfectly explains what you do or sell looks great in your album but online it can often be placed in an odd or awkward way.  Suddenly the point of the photo is a bit, [...]

How to use the best size photos for Instagram

You've probably all experienced the frustrations of uploading a great photo to your Instagram and then seeing that in the grid it's not quite sitting right?  Or popped something on Facebook only to see the quality isn't quite as clear as you thought it was. Annoying isn't it! I'm going to help you out here [...]

How to use User Generated Content (UGC) correctly

User Generated Content (UGC) is powerful content for your business. It's one of the quickest ways to give your product, or service, authenticity and engagement on social media.  It shows the world that real people are using it and loving it!  This inspires others and gives them that desire to want to look and feel [...]

How to prepare for YOUR Business shoot with me.

I totally understand that some of your problems when considering if you need a photography shoot for your business, is knowing what on earth you need to do before, during and after and also what to expect from your photographer once you've booked a session. So let me help you here.  In this blog I'm [...]

What Brand photos can do for YOUR business!

There's that saying that. The one that goes "A picture is worth a thousand words"….?  We've all heard it, right?  It comes from way back and I'm pretty sure that even if you weren't aware of it's origins (a slightly differently worded phrase used in an advertising campaign at the start of the 20th century), then [...]

eCommerce Photography – How to influence your customers

According to a survey, approaching 80% of people shopping online expect to see photos of a product that's for sale on a website.  That's quite high isn't it? One thing is certain though, that the surveyed % response will go up as consumer expectations will continue to rise, and global situations like the Covid-19 pandemic will [...]

Meet The Maker – My Photography Path Part 3

My 'Meet the Maker' blog continues and this is the final part of the series called My Photography Path.  So if you've just stumbled across this individual blog you might not be aware that there are 2 previous parts to the whole series.  Well, maybe you spotted the 'Part 3' aspect in the title, anyway you [...]

Meet The Maker – My Photography Path Part 2

Hopefully by now you've been following my photography through my social media channels for a while.  So I reckon it's time to give you a bit more about the person behind the Brand as I'm sure you are as intrigued in life about others as I am.  I say intrigued thoughtfully, rather than nosey, but you know, if [...]

Meet The Maker – My Photography Path Part 1

Hopefully by now you've been following my photography through my social media channels for a while.  So I reckon it's time to give you a bit more about the person behind the Brand as I'm sure you are as intrigued in life about others as I am.  I say intrigued thoughtfully, rather than nosey, but you know, if [...]

Top 5 Places to Find Great Photography Props!

Do you often feel your product or business images lack a bit of depth?  Like you've got a great focal point but there's something 'missing'? Whatever the reason you are planning on taking photographs for your business then you will frequently find that the story of the picture is enhanced by the use of props, either [...]

How to Stay Relevant with your Brand Photos

We are all hugely aware that this is highly visual world. In business we are told we must show up and be visible on social media, frequently, in order to be seen.  There's plenty that will tell you that we should be doing this daily. For many the idea of uploading a photo every day for [...]

How to Photograph Your Horse to Sell

In the last couple of years myself and my partner have bought and sold a few horses, not to make a living from, just a case of selling the ones that no longer quite matched our personal needs and purchasing ones to suit our new needs.  During that time one of the single biggest frustrations as [...]