personal branding & business photography in Essex
Do you want to level up your Instagram game with some professional imagery with that personal touch? Do you cringe at the thought of being behind the camera but understand the importance of building yourself into your brand? Are you a fellow creative that wants more of the work you love?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the above I can help. Over the last 5 years, I have photographed many businesses, from hairdressers, yoga teachers, wedding planners, cake makers, musicians, bloggers and many more.
Through working together we can work out what it is your brand needs, below are just some of the types of photography I can do for you:
- Headshots of you and the team
- Lifestyle behind the scenes photos of you doing what you do best
- Photos of products you craft
- Lay flat images incorporating aspects of your brand
Whenever I am looking for service-based suppliers to use in my day-to-day life I love to see who is the person behind the brand and better still get to know a little about them. Let’s get your headshots updated and create some imagery that really shines through your personality. They say the more you put out about yourself to the universe the more you attract your ideal client.
Read below my frequently asked questions, a timeline of working together and detailed information about my prices. If you are ready to give your business a refresh with some stunning photos to attract more of the clients you want to work with I’d love to hear from you.
frequently asked questions
WHERE SHOULD WE HAVE OUR PHOTOS TAKEN?
When it comes to the location for you branding and business photography there are a couple of different approaches you can take.
You can have the session take place in your studio/workspace as this will automatically reflect some personality into the photos.
If you don’t think your workspace is the sort of look you want to go for, we can always have a think of some locations that work better for your brand.
One thing I will always advise is that the locations the you choose have a good source of natural light as this always helps to achieve the light and bright look to my imagery.
*Please note business and branding sessions are not undertaken in London and travel expenses will apply if more than a 20-mile radius from Braintree.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
If the location is inside this isn’t an issue. However if the location is outside I would recommend rescheduling to a later date.
WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR?
When is comes to what to wear for your session, I’d advise wearing whatever makes you feel ‘you’ as this will make you feel most confident.
If I were having my branding photos taken you’ll likely find me in a chunky knit jumper and boots simply because this is a very me outfit.
Whether that be rocking up in your favourite pair of jeans (we all have that one pair we just love right!) or a floaty summer skirt, whatever makes you feel ‘you’ and reflects your brand.
On branding sessions it is not uncommon for clients to bring a couple of different outfits to create different looks. Feel free to do this and if you have branded uniform we can do some photos of you in that too.
HOW TO GET THE BEST PHOTOS ?
Be open to the idea of having your photos taken, it might feel daunting at first but just be your true self and that’ll reflect in the photos. I am all about capturing your personality so let it shine.
I would recommend bringing/using props in the photos, this can help to add a more natural lifestyle feel to the images if you are doing something in the photos. This is also great for creating personalised lay flat images.
CAN OUR FUR BABIES INVOLVED?
Yes, of course, including pets in branding photos can definitely bring a little personality to your photos.
One thing I will say is that if we are on location please be sure to check that the location allows dogs. A little tip when bringing your fur babies is that I would be bringing a couple of treats and toy to help get their attention in the photos.
WHAT TIME OF DAY IS BEST FOR PHOTOS?
A few hours before sunset or just after sunrise (this time is known as golden hour) is the best time in terms of lighting when photographing outside as this is when the light is at its softest and looks magical.
However when we are photographing inside late morning/early afternoon is absolutely fine.
IF WE CAN NO LONGER MAKE THE SESSION WHAT DO WE DO?
Please let me know as soon as possible, depending on the location of the session I can leave up to an hour before the shoot.
timeline of how it works
Get in touch
If you think my style of photography would help the look of your business/brand I’d love to hear from you! Booking in your date couldn’t be easier, the first step is getting in touch via the contact form on this page. Once you’ve secured your session we can begin discussing locations and ideas for where you’d like your session to take place.
Photograph you and your brand
So we’ve decided on the perfect location that reflects your brand we meet up and take some photos. I love to keep the photo session fairly relaxed because I believe this helps you to feel more at ease in front of the camera.
Download, print, share
2 weeks after your photo session you will receive a link to an online gallery where you can download the high-resolution images, print and share with the team. The gallery will be live for one year and will be password protected so only those you share the details with can access the images.
It doesn’t have to be the end of our photography journey. Businesses and brands are forever evolving and always need new imagery to stay up to date. Do get back in touch as and when you’d like to refresh your marketing images, whether that be every 6 months or every other year, whatever works best for you and your team. I always love bringing a clients vision to life and I look forward to seeing your next Pinterest board full of new ideas!
branding and business photography collections
the complete COLLECTION
the complete collection is ideal for businesses with between two-ten team members.
- My time and creativity on location up to two hour
- Online downloadable gallery
- 60-70 digital images
- Photos ready in 1 week
- Web/social media ready images
- 2-3 outfit changes
- Team group photos
the Mini COLLECTION
The mini collection is perfect for the solo entrepreneur.
- My time and creativity on location up to one hour
- Online downloadable gallery
- 30-40 digital images
- Photos ready in 2 weeks
get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!
Here are a few details I need to know before booking in your business/branding photo session. You’re one step closer to Instagram worthy photos and I am already excited to work with you!
I aim to respond to all messages within 48 hours, so if you haven’t heard back please check your spam folder.
Be sure to take a look at my pricing before you get in touch.
T: 07950 555625
Branding photography kind words
I was lucky enough to meet Gemma through the wedding industry and we have been friends ever since. I can vouch for her amazing work having experienced it personally during a photo shoot for my business.
She has a wonderful knack of putting you at ease and getting the most relaxed version of you. Her images are absolutely beautiful and I can not recommend Gemma enough!
Gemma has been such a dream to work with. Having worked with her on weddings and events, we knew she was an amazing photographer. So when it came to getting some new branding shots for our business, we looked no further!
Gemma’s natural style and easy-going approach made the whole experience easy, we felt relaxed and the photos are totally on brand.
Over the last couple of years we’ve had 3 brilliant shoots with Gemma, she’s answered our needs every time, worked from a board of inspo images and taken the perfect shots for our business. Highly recommend!
We have used Gemma on several occasions for our product photography and the minute she steps onsite with you, her professionalism shines through, taking direction and listening to what we are trying to achieve.
The end result was excellent and we would recommend to anyone looking for product photography.