People want to do business with people that they know, like and trust.
A great headshot allows your potential clients to start building this relationship with you before they have met or even spoken to you. It shows that you are approachable and professional. It enables them to begin to feel warmly towards you and more inclined to work with you.
Everyone who runs a business needs a least one recent headshot (I recommend updating them every year and anytime you have a major hairstyle change – it is important that you still look like the person in the photo). For many business owners it is useful to have a range of images of themselves, including themselves at work, to use across their website and social media.
This is personal branding photography.
As a business owner myself, I love working with others in the same position to take photographs that represent themselves and their businesses in the best possible light. I’m fascinated by the journey each person has taken to build their business and enjoy figuring out what I can offer to help them grow their business even further.
I understand that many people may feel nervous or uncomfortable about having their photos taken and believe that one of my most important jobs is to put them at ease. I believe the session should be relaxing and fun, an opportunity for you to focus on the most important part of the business – YOU. I want all my clients to leave me with a set of photographs that they feel confident about and excited to share.
I offer three different levels of personal branding package but am also happy to work on a daily rate for larger projects or anything that my packages don’t quite cover, so please contact me for a chat about exactly what you need.
“As well as being incredibly professional, efficient and reliable, Anna’s just lovely and easy to work with. She has a great eye for detail and working collaboratively with the client seems key to her approach. I found the whole experience really enjoyable and therapeutic.”
Personal branding session
This is for clients looking for a range of images for their website and social media.
We start with a mini personal brand consultation to discuss how and where the images will be used and plan exactly what to photograph.
The session lasts around an hour and a half and can take place at my studio or on location. Many clients choose to do the session at their place of work. There is time for multiple outfit changes and to use different backgrounds as well as to take both head shots and images of the client working.
The session fee includes five fully retouched, high-resolution images with full commercial licensing, which are selected from an online gallery. Additional images can be ordered for £40 per image.
“Anna worked incredibly hard to deliver masses of shots that looked great and were varied in location and feeling. Her knowledge of the area meant we swiftly went from one great backdrop to another and within seconds I was completely at ease in her company. I love the photos and feel it was money incredibly well spent on my business.”
Mini head shot session
This is for clients looking for one strong head shot image, often for use on social media, email signatures and business cards.
It is a thirty minute session in my studio with one outfit and one background.
I take the pictures with the camera linked to a computer so that we can take a few pictures and then review them on a large screen. We can then change pose and lighting and take some more. This approach of constantly getting feedback means that I can guarantee an image that you are happy with in a relatively short session. We select the image there and then and I then retouch it and send it to you the next day, so it’s great for clients needing a quick turnaround.
The session fee includes one fully retouched, high-resolution image with full commercial licensing. Additional images can be ordered for £40 per image.
For both of these sessions a make up artist is available for an additonal payment of £75. She is fabulous and I highly recommend using her.
“Anna really puts you at ease and makes the experience enjoyable.
I love the shots she has taken of me, I feel they capture the real me and they’ve been perfect for use on my site, ads and social media posts.”
The Super Session
This is for clients who hate having their photos taken who would like confidence building and some pampering.
After a detailed consultation I will design a bespoke package for you, selected from a menu of complimentary practioners to help you relax and build your confidence.
We will spend half a day to a whole day in my studio with my make up artist on hand the whole time for alterations and touch-ups.
Only when you are looking and feeling your absolute best will the photography begin.
This package is extremely flexible and will be customised to your exact desires. Please get in touch to discuss it further.
“I was very anxious in front of cameras. Anna had a lovely set-up in her studio, making me feel at home and relaxed.
We discussed what the pictures would be used for and the style I was after. I was unsure, but Anna guided me through the process so effortlessly.
The whole experience was very professional but incredibly personal. I got a natural looking portfolio of pictures for my website and had a lovely session in the process.”
“I am so pleased I chose to work with Anna. She was very professional, knowledgable, warm and encouraging throughout the process, from discussions about brand identity to getting the final images.
Anna made me feel very comfortable during the shoot, despite my inital nerves, and, crucially, I love my photos!”