Based in Norwich, Librarian Bertha, is never happier than when surrounded by books! During our photography session – to create bespoke, professional business headshots – we chatted about her career as a Librarian and were allowed access to photograph in the Glass Gallery at The Millennium Library in Norwich: ‘It’s my favourite part of the library,’ Bertha tells me. ‘I love the rows of colours and feel of the old books.’
In Bertha’s own words: ‘I am capable of creating rapport and maintaining strategic relations within an organisation and externally, and I am able to work cooperatively in a team and promote best practice. I am a culturally sensitive, flexible and adaptable person. I have an acute awareness of social inclusion, diversity and safeguarding, and I have a strong capacity to work sensitively with people cross-culturally at all levels. I have the ability to work in challenging environments and remain calm at all times.’
Bertha has gained a good understanding of library management and extensive experience in administration throughout her career, as well as excellent customer service skills in a wide range of environments. She’s also committed to continuous professional development: ‘I am able to learn new skills as required, from administrative skills to new languages and technical information,’ she tells me.
I’ve selected some pictures captured of Bertha below – much thought has gone into the presentation of the person and the location. The professional lighting, choice of clothing colour and location present different perspectives of the person; these can be used for self-promotion on a variety of media platforms, hence the informal and more formal poses and clothing we chose to present.
Do take time to think about what you wish to portray in your pictures, preparation is key; think about how you want your audience to see you. You may have a varied audience and need a variety of different looks in your pictures, so a change of clothing could be needed. Do get in touch for a no obligation chat about your professional head shot photography session.
Below: view from the Glass Gallery in The Millennium Library at The Forum, Norwich