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Professional Headshot Photography In Exeter by Becky Craven with Pop up studio in your office or Exeter, Plymouth or Taunton Based location

Why do we need a photo of ourselves on your about me page?

After all, people are buying your product or service, so what difference does it make in how you look?

Having a photograph of yourself on your business page immediately enables your customers to connect with you. The old adage that people buy from people is never truer, especially in the current digital universal.

A professional commercial headshot, also known as a photography portrait or headshot will help you stand out from the competition. It helps you introduce yourself to your customers directly.

Many people feel that it’s really awkward having their photo taken, so they try to avoid professional photos by taking a selfie themself at home where it is – safe and unobtrusive.

I agree, having your photograph taken is a bit weird. Over the last 15 years working as a photographer, many people have started a conversation with me that goes something like this.

” Hi Becky, I need a photo of me for my website / about me page / twitter profile / LinkedIn profile and so on but I really really don’t like my photo being taken, I think I am the only person in the world who thinks like this, but can you help me?”

But Yes I can help you! First of all, I’ll share some details with you.

99% of people who book a photographer say they don’t like having their photograph taken

So I understand that it’s a weird thing. It makes you feel nervous and awkward and perhaps reminds you of being a small child with your parents insisting that you stand next to the Christmas tree for an annual photo and perhaps that has scared you for life…Or is that just me? Anyway…

Some people avoid this task so much that they decide not to put a headshot on the “About Me” page of their website. This is not a solution folks. You need to show firstly that you exist, it highlights a level of integrity. It also shows who you are, people really like to see that. It helps reinforce your company brand and reminds viewers that you are authentic and relatable.

Professional Headshot Photographer In Exeter

As a portrait photographer, it’s my job to acknowledge the weirdness of the situation and help you along. Collaboratively we can create a collection of headshots that are relaxed, professional, interesting and most importantly on brand for your company. In short, we can create a collection of killer images that you will want to use on your website and social media.

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If you would like to discuss having your headshots updated to find out about a team photograph please fill in the form below:

Quick Business Headshots in The Office in Devon

Having your company photos taken in your office can save your team time and ensure you get new headshots of all your staff and teams quickly in just a day.

I have a portable lighting studio that I can set up in a meeting room in your offices so that staff members can drop in to have their photos taken during the day.

It’s a great opportunity to update your About Us pages and team photos on your website and in Linkedin Profiles. Many people feel uncomfortable having their photos taken, but it is valuable to have professional photos of your staff and team members on your website and social media platforms. The reason is that people buy from people. As we all do more business online and remotely it has become more important to have a great professional photo for everyone to see.

Also when you attend networking events or provide Press releases it’s vital that you have an up-to-date picture. We know that people buy from people, but if they can’t see you how can they even begin to know you or trust you?

How many times have you come across a Linkedin profile or website where you discover a person either has no photo or a poorly light or worst holiday snap being used as their About Me picture?

Sending out a professional message is not just about the words and branding of your company, it is also about the pictures you choose to use and the style of the headshot photos you have online.

Top 5 Tips to quick business headshots in the office

  • Book the time in your company diary. Treat this photoshoot with the same importance as a quarterly business meeting. Tell your staff the importance of them attending the photoshoot as this is part of your marketing promotions.
  • Make a list of all the people who need new headshots. Give the list with full names and departments to your photographer so that they can tick off all the people as they come along for their photo.
  • Allow more time to set up group shots. As there are more people involved it’s important to allow extra time to set these up. Talk to your photographer about how long to allow.
  • Before the photo shoot, decide on the style of the headshots you want. Are they all going to be taken on the same colour background? Or do you want more informal relaxed photos outside or on location like these
  • Understand that most people will be uncomfortable with having their photo taken, you can share the video below which explains the process and will help put everyone at ease.

These photos were taken for And Partners an insurance company that had recently been rebranded. They have offices all over the UK and a new website is being produced.

The issue was that they needed a collection of headshots and group photographs with new team members plus showing the new signage inside and outside the building. It was important to them that I could visit the offices and set up a portable photo studio.

If you need headshots of your team, please fill in the form below to find out more or book a quick discovery call over coffee here to see if we click.

☠️ Here’s why:

Every social platform has loads of competition in 2022.

To build your brand on any one platform now takes a large amount of commitment and effort.

📚 LinkedIn requires great copywriting

📸 Instagram requires scroll stopping visuals

📹 TikTok requires an interesting creative video

📺 YouTube requires awesome video editing

🏡Facebook requires…well that’s a place to chat to your friends and family or run a community group.

The thing is each platform is different.

Your content needs to be frequent and consistent but also different on your platforms.

Your clients are clever, you can not put mediocre content out and then say

“Social Media doesn’t work”.

Done for you social media services are dead….

It does work, and the proof is in the sales my clients have achieved on Instagram or LinkedIn or their website.
The images I have created for them have brought them sales

The training on using your smartphone to take better pictures themselves has brought them sales.

Get your message and your photographs out to your ideal client consistently and you will see that social media does work for all businesses.

You may need to connect with professional content makers and realize you will have to put some work in yourself too.

I create visual content for my clients, some of them I train to use social media platforms so they reap the benefits themselves from sales.

The clients that follow my guide win, every time. Look at some of the clients I have worked with here

The ones that don’t see rewards are the ones that don’t follow the plan, don’t log in, don’t engage with their comments.

And then say social media doesn’t work.

☎️ Book a free discovery call with me to see how your photos can bring your company more sales online with just a click!

product photography of lifestyle tea and food for Dorset Tea by creative photographer Becky Craven

Product photography for your Amazon, Etsy, Instagram or online store across the UK.

Your creative partner that brings your products to life online with creative lifestyle product photography.

EXPERT LIFESTYLE PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

Who are we?

We are a team that takes your product and brings it to life online with the very best commercial product photograph. We capture your product creatively to create a collection of sumptuous images.

We understand the importance of fresh, new lifestyle images that help sell your products on Instagram, your website, Etsy Shop, Not On the High Street Shop or your Amazon shop.

  • There is no minimum spend
  • There is no minimum order

What we can do for you

  • Lifestyle photography
  • Pack Shots
  • Outdoor styled products
  • Food and drinks product shots
  • Styling and sourcing props
  • People and product photography
  • Art direction included in all packages

Boost Your Sales

Show your products off in a lifestyle setting to increase sales. Showing all aspects of your products.

Increase Brand Identity

Tell your brand story by communicating to your ideal client with your images. Enable your products to be wished for.

Reach Target Audience

Stop the scroll and reach your target audience with creative bold photographs.

  • Serving the whole of the UK with product photography
  • Send your products to the studio for your professional lifestyle images
  • Trusted by brands and marketing teams since 2006

How does it work?

  • Fill in the enquiry form below
  • Send the products to the studio
  • We photograph the items
  • You receive the previews to approve
  • Make final payment
  • Products sent back
  • Photographs are edited and delivered via an online gallery.

How much does it cost?

Simple Lifestyle Product Shot

Overhead flat lay shot of your pack. This includes a choice of backgrounds and colourways.

  • Simple Lighting
  • Single products
  • Art Direction included
  • Spread your product photography across the year
  • Prices confirmed after brief supplied

Lifestyle Photography

Creating images that your clients dream about, lifestyle images use props and need more planning than simple shots.

  • Props sourcing and supply additional
  • Styling additional
  • Planning and meeting prior to the photoshoot included
  • Art Direction on the day
  • Lighting and background creation
  • Prices are confirmed after a full brief is supplied

Get Started and find out more

Book a quick 15-minute discovery call to talk about your brief and find out if we click

We work with businesses who want photographs to promote their products online and marketing agencies who work with clients. These include Timberland,   Start Rite Shoes,   David Lloyd,  Sara Lee Foods (Sydney) Wyndham Estate Wines (Sydney) Nestle Ice Creams  in the UK, Europe and Sydney.

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Other Food Photography you might like

Food Photography has to look as delicious as it tastes. It needs to be sumptuous, it needs to evoke the utter desire to consume it.

Vibrant food and product photography and video taken in the studio based in Devon. Many of the clients work are based in the South West of England, but other clients send products directly to us to be captured. As there is an abundance of food producers in the South West, I get the opportunity to photograph delicious food with low food miles. Find out about booking a Photo or Video shoot with us

Clients include:

When I make food choices I aim to eat locally UK-produced food as much as possible. I try to eat healthy, non processed organic food. I am conscious of plastic waste and the ethics of the producers within that food chain.

Food photography also requires props and styling, which bring the images alive. Therefore, the choice of plate, the colour of crockery, use of natural foliage, the style of cutlery or even whether we use natural or artificial light is key to ensuring the images are on brand.

DELICIOUS DEVON FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

I have an ever-growing cupboard of props, which is a good basis for many food photographs. This includes materials, ribbon, plants, books, plates, cutlery and trays. I can source additional props for my clients and style the shoots myself or work with professional food stylists. During the initial briefing stage of a project, we plan the style of the shoot and decide on all the props.

So I actively seek clients that have similar ideas, ethics and the desire to make the food that we eat wholesome and good for our bodies. All the brands I have worked with have a good moral compass when it comes to producing or making food.

My aim as a Food Photographer is to create a collection of food photography images that are suitable for use in Editorial, Magazines, Press Releases and Social Media. For more of my commercial work look at my portfolio.

colourful branding photographer

This is the time to stand out and be bold in your business. It’s time to show your personality, be visible and feel confident using your photos online.

So that means getting rid of the holiday snaps or dull grey background profile picture you are using online and booking a professional branding photoshoot.

You might be a small business owner, a creative, a team or an entrepreneur that needs a photo for your next book launch, update your profile picture, have a new photo on your About You page or use the pictures in your next article or podcast.

The photograph you choose to use to promote your business needs to be on brand and speak volumes about you. We know it’s not right to judge a book by its cover but we all do it nevertheless. Your photo is the first thing people see when they look up your company, see you on Linkedin or hear your podcast.

It’s time to level up people and make your branding photographs work hard for you.

I understand that most people feel uncomfortable having their picture taken, they are reluctant. There is an awkwardness to the idea of having a photo taken of yourself. It feels a bit weird at first. However, you are in safe hands. I’ll put you at ease within a few minutes and soon enough you’ll find you actually enjoy the process.

Taking natural, colourful branding photos of you, will help people to find out more about you. Branding photographs have become so much more than just your LinkedIn profile picture. Now you are encouraged to use photographs of yourself on all your social media platforms – you can see how I use mine here

I work with you to capture you naturally at work or in my studio in Mid Devon.

I plan the photoshoot based on your brand, your ideal client and what makes you tick. This type of photo shoot is not a quick snap, it will take a few hours. I fully encourage you to take time out to enjoy the process and not feel rushed.

How does a branding photoshoot work?

  • Book a discovery call with me to talk about what you need.
  • Fill out a questionnaire to help me understand your business and help me plan the photoshoot
  • Share details like your brand colours and style guide
  • I source locations that are relevant to your business to bring the lifestyle into your photography
  • Or you come to my studio near Tiverton where we have colourful backgrounds set up to use.
  • I help you with planning what you are going to wear, get styling advice and use a hair and makeup team to help you feel amazing.
  • I create a collection of images that you are proud of and help you stand out from the crowd
  • You choose which photos you want to use on the day from the gallery. Then we edit the photos and send them over to you to use.

So let me help you to embrace the weirdness of having your photo taken and book in a branding photoshoot.

To book a 15 minute discovery call to find out more.

Read more about how to enjoy having your photo taken here

woman dispressed about having her photo taken, hands over her face.

Most people are really uncomfortable having their photograph taken. How to enjoy having your picture taken when it feels like the weirdness thing ever? We know that we need a photograph on our websites, LinkedIn profile or who’s who page. I take a simple photograph of your head and shoulders plus a full-length photograph. This is a great way to show people what you look like, after all, it helps us to relate to each other.

woman dispressed about having her photo taken, hands over her face.

Everyone hates having their photo taken but why?

I know that the idea of having your own personal portrait taken seems unworldly. Some people have told me they feel a little bit weird about having their headshot taken. And I understand that it’s quite a few people feel quite uncomfortable about having their portrait photograph taken.

You need to know about having your photo taken –

  • I always will chat with you before your photo shoot so you know what’s going to happen, what to wear and how long it will take
  • I am brilliant at putting people at ease in front of the camera
  • Having a well-lit brilliant professional photo that shows off your personality, will speak volumes to your clients.
  • You also need to know that it is completely normal to feel awkward about this process.

When I photograph profile pictures or headshots as they are known, yes, I do a little bit of retouching afterwards. This is to even out skin tones, get rid of fly away hair and to just simply enhance your own fabulous looks.

It is really your personality, your integrity and your charisma that can be seen quite clearly within an image. This is because naturally, through your eyes and your facial expression people will be able to connect with you. A good profile picture will do all of this for you. So you don’t need to worry too much about what you actually look like.

My experience of photographing people since 2006, enables me to help you through this process, I can put you at ease, help you pose and guide you to make the best version of you visible. Here are some profile photographs I have taken before

Book a discovery call with me to find out more by clicking here

Or fill out the form below and let me know what you are looking for

Branding Photographer Devon

A photo of myself is just awkward, isn’t it?

Most of the people that I have worked since I became a photographer in 2006, have approached me to have their photographs taken reluctantly. There is an awkwardness to the idea of having a photo taken of yourself. I agree that when I have my picture taken, it feels a bit weird at first. However, my aim is to put you at ease. Within a few minutes you start to actually enjoy the process, you get into the swing of it.

Taking natural, colourful branding photos of you, will help people to find out more about you. Branding photographs have become so much more than just your LinkedIn profile picture. Now you are encouraged to use photographs of yourself on all your social media platforms – you can see how I use mine here

Photojournalism for your brand pictures

The way I work as a brand photographer is by planning the photoshoot with you. I want to hear all about your business and find out what makes you tick. This type of photo shoot is not a quick snap, it will take a few hours. I encourage you to take time out to enjoy the process and not feel rushed. I love working with people who love their job from entrepreneurs to creatives to business owners and sole traders. Everyone has one thing in common and that is that they love their job.

  • Firstly to understand your brand values
  • To complement your brand colours with the photography
  • Make your photographs stand out from your competition
  • To use locations that are relevant to your business
  • Help you with planning your outfits, styling and hair and make up.
  • Create a collection of images that you are proud of

I have talked about the importance of having outstanding profile photos on your about you page in this article here as your About You page on your website is the second most important page.

So what about just embracing the weirdness of having your photo taken, get an up-to-date image each year and use the photos of yourself frequently online. This will help people to get to know you, which is the first step to buying something from you.

To book a 15 minute discovery call to find out more.

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