Personal brand photography in Leeds
Gen Edwards healing coach photoshoot in Leeds, West Yorkshire
It was a pleasure to have a personal brand photoshoot with Gen Edwards in Leeds, West Yorkshire. OK, time to own up, this photo shoot actually took place on April 21 so I am just catching up with my blogging.
Before I do any personal brand photoshoots I try to have a little chat with my client to find out where and how they are going to use their pictures. When I had a Zoom call with Gen she showed me some previous pictures that had been taken by another photographer and I don’t think it was the best experience so I needed to get Gen to trust me.
Gen is an energy healer so for me, it just seemed like a no brainer to photograph in the natural environment surrounded by trees in local woods. Gen lives in Leeds so it was great to get to do a personal brand photoshoot in my home city.
It was a beautiful sunny Sunday morning in Leeds, West Yorkshire and I was a little bit nervous about the photoshoot. I knew that Gen’s previous personal brand shoot wasn’t particularly great so I knew that her guard would be up so I needed to change that. I am someone who usually arrives early so when I arrived I had a bit of a recce. When I am looking in a new area for a personal brand photoshoot my aim is to come up with a large variety of locations within five minutes walking distance. After a little walkabout for five minutes, I knew that I had found a location with lots of options.
Gain trust and rapport
I knew that the only way that I would be able to have a successful photoshoot with Gen would be to gain her trust within the first few minutes of the shoot. To do this, I had a quick chat, found a good location and just worked my magic. As soon as I started to take a few photographs I could see that the shoot was going to go well and I had nothing to worry about. I also wanted to gain Gen’s trust so showed her a few pictures on the back of the camera which helps.
An hour of fun
The photoshoot was fabulous, we had loads of fun. We chatted about all sorts of stuff and I just captured lots of natural pictures of Gen in different locations. Sometimes a shoot seems effortless and I knew that we were creating loads of fabulous, natural images. The time flew by. As I have been doing this type of photograph for the last fifteen years I can read body language. In most shoots, there is a moment where you can just see that the energy goes, maybe just for a few seconds but then it’s time to end the photo shoot. Always finish on a high.
Using the pictures
I always like to see how my clients use their images. Even now on the Gen’s website, the homepage is peppered with my pictures – https://www.genedwards.com/ Gen has also used them lots on social media. All I want to see is that people use and love their pictures
I really enjoyed this personal brand photoshoot, I was a little nervous but it took all of two minutes to get over those nerves and it was great to meet Gen. I also think the pictures are fabulous.