Summer Solstice Catch-up

On this midsummer's day,  the day when the sun reaches its highest position in the sky providing us with the longest period of daylight, I thought I'd take a little time - and use that extra daylight to catch up on what's been happening. SWPP Imagemaker Magazine My column in the latest issue features Tony Moore, who first came to my attention in 2016 when I was a judge-in-training for The Societies.  Tony's unique style of mixing commercial with fine art really caught my eye and made me want to know more about Mr Moore!  So turn to page 72 of the magazine (June-July issue), immerse yourself...
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Latest Imagemaker Feature – Tianna Jarrett-Williams

My latest column in The Societies Professional Imagemaker Magazine (February-March 2019) features a talented young woman - Tianna Jarret-Williams! Put simply, Tianna creates beautiful portraits with soul. We were hoping to meet at a recent photography event, however, it wasn't to be as Tianna went into labour! After a whirlwind 55 minutes, baby daughter Zara was born into daddy's arms with the loving assistance of their doula. Needless to say, this qualified nurse and midwife has been rather busy with her growing family of late but is now back at work in her home studio based in Smethwic...
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Awarded Grand Master Photographer for Giving Back to the Industry

If I said I felt honoured to be awarded the accolade of Grand Master Photographer - an award held by only seven other individuals globally - by The Societies of Photographers, it would be an understatement.   Elated is closer to the truth!  Why?   Because this award is rather special to me, as it recognises those who have given back to the industry - I truly feel, regardless of our industry, we should all try to invest a little of our time in assisting others to be the best they can be in their chosen profession and in turn help future-proof our industry. A friend sitting next to me at the An...
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The Dark Horse Superclass for The Societies 2019 Convention

It isn't long until The Societies 2019 Convention! If you haven't decided upon a Superclass yet, do take a look at this one. Four for the price of one! Damian McGillicuddy, Jocelyn Conway and Permajet Ambassador Lesley McGillicuddy will join me for an information-rich Superclass. A huge amount of knowledge will be shared to take you and your business forward in 2019. Thank you for taking the time to view.  
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As 2018 Draws To A Close…

I would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported the business this year - I hope to see many of you again in 2019! The New Year is looking to be an interesting and busy one, we've been working hard behind the scenes to bring new opportunities to fellow photographers as well as my current business client cohort.  I've also taken time out to have some fun with my camera this month, something I haven't done in a very long while.  It's been wonderfully refreshing to take pictures just for me again, the image below, was taken early one morning whilst still in my pyjamas.  The image of t...
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I want to celebrate my 12-year business birthday with you and your business!

Premium Business Portrait and Headshot Promotion I want to celebrate my 12-year business birthday with you and your business! 2019 marks 12 years of me being in business, so I'd like to give something back to all those who've supported me during that time and any new clients moving forward.   I'm offering two promotions and am limiting the offer to the first 12 businesses/clients who book - this offer will not be repeated. What do I need to do?  Take a look at the poster above or the offer details below and either message via my contact page or call (01508) 484098, either to book or for a n...
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What’s been happening and what’s to come!

As the months roll on I find myself once again apologising for neglecting my blog.  I seem to have become a victim of my own success and am very aware, as a small business,  the benefits of regular blogging the and associated business it brings.  However,  my time is not infinite and I do not possess a Tardis or the ability to cast a spell which allows me to time travel (Harry Potter fans will relate to the latter) so prioritising client work will always come first, even if I do love writing blogs! 1.  Giving back to the industry Many of us reach a point in our careers when we like to donate...
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Is it really June?

The busiest months for my business have historically been January to March.  However, June has arrived and I'm in need of a break (I've not only neglected this blog but myself, which I need to rectify).  I'm in charge of my diary, so I've blocked a number of weeks when I intend to focus entirely on 'me' time - something we should all do in this fast-paced world within which we reside.  It can make us more productive in our businesses and daily lives.  I admit to finding it difficult to concentrate on a lengthy novel, to sit with my feet up in the garden with a magazine (watching our hens scrat...
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GDPR and You!

From May 25, 2018, a new data protection law is being introduced in the UK, it's called the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR for short. The reason this law is being introduced is to protect your data more effectively in today's online world. You will probably have received emails already, asking if you will opt-in, to continue receiving emails from companies you've previously signed up to.  This doesn't just apply to email, but how your data is processed by any company who collects, stores and uses your data in the future. Privacy notices and policies are being updated countrywide to...
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Natural Light Fashion Workshop – WexPhotoVideo Under 18s Camera Club

Yesterday was Under 18s Camera Club day for WexPhotoVideo!  Me and Gudbjorg Ylfa led a workshop for students interested in fashion photography on location.  Wex provided us with a base at The Garage, located in the heart of the city and just a short walk from numerous locations, enabling our attendees aged 14-17,  to photograph our model for the session, Hayley Bird, in a variety of poses against city backdrops. Hayley took the city of Norwich as her fashion inspiration... 'Cool, chic and hippy', and despite the cold, wind and sleet worked tirelessly for the three-hour session.  We did move i...
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What a week that was!

The Societies Convention 2018 - one of the UK's largest all welcome photography conventions January is always a month I look forward to.  Why?  It's the month when photographers from across the globe converge on London to attend and participate in The Societies Convention.  For many of us it's at time to catch up with old friends, make new ones and take part in one of the UKs largest all-welcome photography conventions.    It's the latter which I love about this convention! A week of work-hard, play-hard This year I had the honour of spending two days judging the 20 x 16 print competition...
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Only 52 days to go!

I've been checking bookings and would like to say thank you to those already booked my Superclass at The Societies Convention in January 2018, I look forward to meeting you all then. If you’re interested in taking your business photography to the next level but aren’t sure this Superclass is for you, please get in touch for a no obligation chat – as pre-booking is essential.  I look forward to seeing some familiar faces again in January (and some new), please come and say hello if you see me around the hotel during the week; it’s great to put faces to names. Lastly, thank you to One...
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The Societies – My Superclass January 2018

Many thanks to those who've already booked my Superclass at The Societies Convention in January 2018, I look forward to meeting you all then. If you're interested in taking your business photography to the next level but aren't sure this Superclass is for you, please get in touch for a no obligation chat - as pre-booking is essential.  I look forward to seeing some familiar faces again in January (and some new), please come and say hello if you see me around the hotel during the week; it's great to put faces to names.  The Business of Business Portraiture Presented by Angela Adams Subjec...
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Mary Aslett – Corporate Growth Consultancy

Corporate Growth Consultancy
I visited Mary Aslett to make new head shots for her business.  We'd already discussed clothing, colours, accessories and location prior to the meet - a crucial process I follow with all my clients to ensure their remit is fulfilled and we achieve visually what they feel is necessary for their business.  Preparation is key, this not only saves time on the day but makes for satisfied clients, ones who feel they've been listened to and enjoyed the experience, so commission me each time they have a new photographic requirement. All about Mary Mary is our local 'Everything DiSC®' certified train...
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