Tag Togs, personal brand photography at Perfect People
Personal brand photography, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
My second client that rocked up to the personal brand photography day at Perfect People was Tag Togs. My last post turned into a bit of a GCSE of how to shoot personal brand portraits so I won’t mention any of that this time 🙂
A large part of my job is reading people and their body language. As soon as Amanda from Tag Togs rocked up, I knew she didn’t want to faff about. We headed straight outside and started shooting. Once again, I always know my first 20 pictures are throw away, so I got rid of them and we started the shoot.
Amanda had brought some baby slings as she wanted pictures wearing them. I then tried to create some pictures along a canal which wouldn’t look out of place in The Green Parent. I’m no sling expert but Amanda was impressed that I knew about them and also sling libraries (big plus point for me) and that all adds to the trust element. Amanda had brought a little doll/baby to put into the sling so I made sure we got pictures with and without. I always have in the back of my mind, what the client wants even in a mini shoot.
Make someone laugh and you have trust
Amanda is one of those people that is a hundred miles an hour, so I knew that cracking on and not faffing was the order of the day. After we ditched the sling Amanda had a branded t-shirt on. By this time, we had built a great rapport and my Tourette’s of chatting nonsense was out. The shoot from this point just turned into a right laugh and that’s when the best pictures come out.
Change of clothing
Some folk think about how much they can get out of the shoots (which I like) and Amanda had brought a few changes of clothes. She wanted to wear something a little smarter for her LinkedIn profile picture. On arrival I had actually set up a little studio with a white backdrop and loads of big lights (not a natural light photographer) so two minutes later those pictures were in the bag. I could see that Amanda wasn’t as comfortable as she was without the pressure of lights.
Thirty minutes and done
Finally, it was another quick change of clothing and outside for a few shots in Autumnal goodness and the job was done. I’m not sure how long the whole shoot took but I’m pretty sure it was less than 30 minutes.
If you’re interested in some personal brand photography then please get in touch, it’s not as bad as you think. Who knows you may even like it. Give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org