My first love – interiors photography

Way before I shot weddings or family portraits, I used to love to shoot interiors.  I assisted interiors, product and hotel photographers for a while and then moved in other directions.  But that love has never left me.

A little while ago I had the fabulous opportunity to collaborate with Hello Yellow, specialising in hand crafted Homewares and Interior Design consultationWendy asked me to shoot for her new website launch.  I was thrilled and we worked so well together – we had a great laugh.  With her eye for layout and my eye for what looked good in camera, we combined strengths and created some interiors and photographs we are proud of.  And, I LOVED it.

So I am rekindling an old flame and pursuing my love for interiors photography.  My new business cards are ordered and my new website will also feature this growing area of my work.  I have already been asked to quote on a project for another designer and will be doing more work with Hello Yellow.  Yay for me. Untitled-4

Untitled-1IMG_3060.RUntitled-2IMG_3093.RUntitled-3So, if you are a designer, whether up-and-coming or established, a publisher, a writer or a magazine, please contact me for a chat and let’s see if we can work together too.

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My twin boys

I am surprised by how much I love them, by what a joy they are to have around.  I am a dog person, or at least I thought I was.  But we’re not getting a dog (yet) and so working from home, the cat company is great.

I actually only see Licorice Snake (left) during the day.  He hovers, jumps on my lap, sits on the windowsill next to me and generally chats to me with a “mew” throughout the day.  Sooty (right) is gone – very independent, out monitoring the perimeter.  Such different boys, but both so loving and tolerant and happy to be in our family I think, rather than in the alley where they were found.  They are 10 months old now, and have been with us for 7 of them – still my/our little baby boys.Cats

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Talking heads

I am a real believer in presenting you in your business.  People want to know who they are dealing with and in a small business especially, you are your business.  So why not show them.  People get a sense of who you are through your website, blog, writing, work, but a photograph speaks volumes.  And if a potential client doesn’t like the look of you, great, at least they disappear straight away.

So a good head shot is really important for your business, your blog and your PR.  I love my head shot, I love the expression, the colours and I think it really reflects me.  I am planning on updating to a more summery shot soon though.IMG_5148.RHead shots are by their nature pretty simple.  They are generally head and shoulders or half body and just show a face and clothing, but so little can say so much.  Recently I have taken some head shots for clients – a personal life coach, and yoga instructor, an interior designer and the staff of a new start-up advertising agency – all so different.

Think of your location and surroundings, your clothing choice, your hair, your makeup, colours, your expression.  Each element will convey something about you and your business.  The images below were shot for an Interior Designer launching her business.DesignerThese images were for a Professional Life Coach.CoachAnd the same client, but for her yoga business.YogaSo think carefully about the you you want to present to the world.

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