Personal brand photography for Rebecca Antcliff Interiors
Business listing for Honley, West Yorkshire
I was looking forward to my personal brand photoshoot with Rebecca Antcliff Interiors in Honley, West Yorkshire. After a quick conversation on the telephone with Rebecca, I knew she understood the process. Once again this was for the fabulous Honley website and Rebecca Antcliff’s business listing.
Before any shoot I always have lots of ideas and pictures in my head of what I think the shoot is going to be like. I don’t rely on mood boards or loads of Pinterest ideas I just go with my gut instinct. My vision was light, vibrant, colourful images and I wasn’t disappointed.
As you would expect, Rebecca being an interior designer lives in a stunning home, and what I saw was full of bright, colourful and interesting pieces so I was as happy as a pig in mud. After a brew (tea, with milk, no sugar, thanks for asking) it was time to create some pictures.
Building the rapport
I always like to start off slowly and see how my subject is feeling. As soon as I started to click away I could see that the shoot was gonna be fun. No one ever knows what to do with their hands and Rebecca without any direction crossed her arms. I explained that this sometimes comes across as aggressive and the only people that go for that pose are contestants on “The Apprentice” and photographers who have no idea what they’re doing. So, a little direction and we were away.
The backdrop that I had chosen was against a wall next to a stunning Alice in Wonderland picture. I just loved the colours in the picture and with the patterned wallpaper, it just seemed to work. So, my backdrop was sorted I had to set up a quick flash and it was just into shoot mode where I just try to keep the rapport and basically talk a lot of nonsense.
It’s all in the detail
After we had shot lots of pictures in the room, I suggested that we could go into her kitchen for a different look. When photographing personal brand shoots it’s important to illustrate what the person does. I asked Rebecca to flick through some colour swatches, pattern books and work on her laptop with plans etc. This sort of imagery works perfect to add the story telling to the shoot and also is brilliant content for a website or social media.
An hour and a brew
In this shoot I created loads of pictures for Rebecca, it only took about an hour and that included having a brew. Rebecca now has loads of pictures that she can use for her new website and a stock library of pictures to fill up her social media with.
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