BUSINESS photography

We all like to know who we’re doing business with – even if we’ve never met them. That’s why it’s so important to have an impressive, professional headshot.

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And these days, with company websites, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ not to mention traditional PR and marketing material, there’s even more reason to present the right image. My business headshots are a world away from those outdated, formal, pen-holding portraits. I’ll take time to get to know a little about you make sure you’re relaxed. So the result will be stunning images in which your personality shines through, as well as your professionalism.

TEAM HEADSHOTS

I work with small to medium organisations to produce headshots of employees. A pre shoot Zoom is included to ascertain your requirements and to put a plan in place for the day of the shoot. If a new website is being created then I will work with the website designer to ensure that the imagery produced will compliment the theme and be sized accordingly. Because no two organisations are alike, I tailor a proposal by asking you questions on receiving an initial enquiry.

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Prices start from £450

If you company is scattered worldwide then please consider the option of working with me virtually which is a cost effective way of getting consistent imagery throughout the organisation to find out more click below.

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Portrait of Dr Terry and also images of her at work with a patient

BUSINESS PORTRAIT MORNINGS

Conscious that business owners might only need a simple shot and less time spent I have offered for a number of years now Contemporary Business Portrait mornings in which you would share the cost of my time with other small businesses who would be photographed at the same venue / time.

To book click HERE

The Business Portrait session takes place once a month in Kingston upon Thames at either the beautiful Warren House or by the River Thames in central Kingston. Ideal for people in need of a LinkedIn picture or a Skinny Mini Brand refresh.

Montage of images from a business portrait morning by the river in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey by Annie Armitage
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What to wear Guide

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Zoom Pre shoot meeting

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A 30 minute outdoor photo session

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Password protected gallery to view your images

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£199

To book click HERE

For a more bespoke shoot I recommend having a Branding photo shoot with me and details can be found HERE.

COMPANY RETAINER

With some companies I am just needed for a one off photography session and for medium sized local organisations within a 5 mile radius of Kingston upon Thames I am on retainer for regular updates throughout the year.

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Prices start from £1650

See examples of team headshots whether they are management consultants, lawyers, accountants etc.

Please contact me for a quotation.

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Through her lens she cleverly captures the window to your soul. Effortlessly bringing out the authentic you – be that vulnerable, brave, assertive, humbled in the moment.

YOUR  Questions

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DO YOU GIVE GUIDANCE ON WHAT TO WEAR?

Yes, once a session fee is paid I will send you a form to fill out for my notes and I also send you a link “How to prepare for your Photography Session”. I will also schedule a Zoom call a few days before the shoot to go through everything and answer any questions you might have.

BEFORE YOUR BUSINESS SHOOT

WHAT DOES HEADSHOT FEE INCLUDE?

The fee covers my time including admin around your shoot e.g. sending and answering emails, pre-shoot Zoom consultation. My time on the shoot in travel, photography session, downloading and backing up the images, editing them down and initial tweaks in the look and feel of the shoot. Time in uploading to your password protected, personally created online gallery. Depending on your package, the headshot fee would include some digital files which are printable up to A4 and have a license to use for you and your business.

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

Yes I have public liability and also my photography equipment is fully insured.

HOW DO I BOOK A SHOOT WITH YOU?

Click on the BLACK button below “Book Your Shoot” and it will take you to my Contact page and you can decide whether you want to email, fill out the website form or just give me a call.  I would love to hear from you!

WHAT DAYS / TIMES DO YOU WORK?

I usually allocate up to 3 days a week which are shoot days and these are Tuesday-Thursday. All my shoots take place on mornings as I find that we are all at our best then.

THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION ITSELF

I HATE HAVING MY PHOTO TAKEN - HOW CAN YOU HELP ME?

You are not alone! 95% of my adult clients hate having their photo taken.  As an expereinced photographer with 13 years in the business I know how to make you feel comfortable and at ease. I will photograph you in a flattering way as well as showing you the back of the camera from time to time to give you confidence – which from experience that always helps and I see my client’s shoulders relax when they realise that they do “look ok”.  Random iPhone photos of you that have been taken by friends are far removed from the beautiful images that I can take of you.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS ON THE DAY?

I would have kept an eye on all my weather apps in addition we would have reserved a back up day “just in case”.  For a weekday outdoor session we have another day booked as a back up.

HOW LONG DOES A SHOOT TAKE?

My headshot morning takes 15 minutes per person, personal brand sessions can take up to 3 hours, corporate shoots can take between 6-10 people per hour.

CAN I BRING AN OUTFIT CHANGE?

On my short session there would be no time to change but certainly on the Personal brand session there would be. On corporate headshot shoots with multiple people there is no opportunity to have more than one outfit. We can discuss clothing at your pre-shoot consultation on Zoom.

HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU TAKE?

On the headshot morning around 30 images, personal brand around 750 and corporate headshots approx 15 per person. I then edit the images down to show you the best ones via your personal password protected gallery.

AFTER YOUR HEADSHOT SESSION

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SESSION? HOW SOON DO WE SEE THE PICTURES?

Within a 3 working days you will see your images on a password protected gallery which is online for 7 days. To choose your favourite images there is a heart icon to click on which then encourages you to create a favourite list. Once you have informed me of your choices it takes 3 working days for the images to be sent through to you via Wetransfer.com.

I LOVE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS - DO YOU SHOW THEM IN BOTH COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE?

I only show the images in colour for you to choose but you will be given both colour and black and white versions of your final choice.

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU SHOW?

The 15 minute shoot I show 8-10 images, Personal brand, 150 and corporate – 3-5 images per person. Please trust me that I am showing the best images. The ones that I have taken out in editing are usually blinks, odd expressions, duplicates etc.