For the first of a new series of client spotlights I would love to introduce you to Harriet Scott and share some images from her two personal branding photoshoots. Harriet is a business coach and consultant based in Swindon, she really understands how professional photographs benefit her business and this makes her a pleasure to work with.
Harriet works with creative online entrepreneurs as a business coach as well as offering consultancy services to companies. When we first met she needed professional photographs for her website and some upcoming PR opportunities. As soon as she explained that she didn’t want to use stock images since they don’t allow potential clients an opportunity to get to know the person behind the business I knew we would be on the same wavelength!
Harriet confessed to some nerves ahead of the first session since, like many people, she doesn’t feel comfortable in front of the camera. Her worries were unfounded and in Harriet’s words…
“Barbara was wonderful, we had a prep call before the shoot where she answered all my questions and gave me tips on what not to wear and we also talked about hair and make up and the need to keep it natural so people recognise me. Barbara made the shoot fun, made me feel comfortable and also was very honest when she felt an outfit wasn’t the best, which I loved. She was very creative and brought some props and you could see how passionate she was about her job. The shoot exceeded my expectations and that’s why I continue to use Barbara for my branding shoots.”
Six months later Harriet had undertaken a re-brand and recognised that it was time to refresh her images. In this second branding photoshoot Harriet also wanted some more personal “day in the life” style images to help people to get to know her. We started this session by sitting down for a lengthy discussion so that I could fully understand and incorporate the changes in the branding. We brainstormed content ideas so that we could create an image library of strong, on-brand photos that could work hard for Harriet’s business. Harriet currently uses her collection of images extensively across her social media, on her website, in magazine articles and as profile photos for various memberships.
When asked about her experiences Harriet responded;
“It all just felt very easy and stress free. I feel for the pricing the service and quality of photography is so reasonable. I also received my images back very quickly after the shoot and there is no pushy sales to purchase extra images. I will definitely be using Barbara again in future when I need new photos.”
You can see more of my photography in use and find and connect with Harriet online via the following links:
If you are interested in branding photography and would like to find out more please get in touch via the Contact Page.