When it comes to Brand photography I started out doing headshots and creative portraits before learning how to do full brand shoots. I always used to worry a bit as I was quite shy and meeting new people and having to talk to them was a big for me. For me, having to step out from my documentary, fly on the wall style, to actually having full conversations and guiding people was a little terrifying. I don’t know why, perhaps I was worried I would be akward and have nothing to say and they would be bored or assume I was inexperienced.
Of course I needn’t have worried. Everyone I’ve worked with so far for headshots or Brand shoots have been really lovely and easy to talk too. I guess like everything, the more you do it the better you become at it. But I think for introverted people this can definately be a longer journey. Going out of our comfort zone takes us just that little bit longer to recharge, and sometimes the thought of doing something we are not sure of holds us back completely. But I’m glad I did try and and stuck with it, as I’ve found that helping people be present and show up in their business is something I really enjoy and am passionate about!
To be fair this mini shoot was from a while back, but I didn’t have a dedicated site or blog to share my work on. Caleigh and I had mutual friends and she needed some headshots as she was a Jamberry Nail consultant, so I was happy when she approached me for some. We met in my lovely town of Rochester and started off with a coffee in The Deaf Cat to get some shots in there, as well as get to know each other a little.. I was delighted to find she was a fellow Harry Potter fan (check the lightening bolt necklace!) We then moved to the park for a few shots there to provide some variety.
It was great to get out there, meet a lovely woman and grow my confidence too! Something I might not have done had I let my doubts hold myself back.