I’ve known Helen for several years now, and we are both members of a local business networking group. She’s a qualified solicitor who runs her own business called Wills-etc, and is an extremely busy and successful businesswoman. I was delighted when she contacted me recently to ask if I would take some professional portraits of her around Guildford that she could use to update her website and social networking sites. She wanted something that, whilst looking relaxed and approachable, looked professional too.
Helen knows the value of doing things properly, and was extremely organised beforehand. I had sent her my tip sheet on how to prepare for your portrait session, which contains advice about hair and makeup, and what outfits work well. Knowing that the way you dress plays a large part in the success of the final results, Helen also engaged the services of the extremely talented Katie Powell, who runs The Wardrobe Insider. Katie offers wardrobe detoxes and personal styling and shopping sessions, where she helps clients to choose the right outfits for them; she also helped style a previous client of mine, Sharon Jackson who runs UCan Training, and you can see Sharon’s business headshots here.
Thankfully, Helen’s session took place on one of the cooler days during the recent heatwave, and she looked lovely in the outfits she had brought along from her time with Katie. She’d also had her hair done specially that morning, which really impressed me!
She was very pleased with her photos, and emailed me to say: ” The photos are beyond great, and the day was enjoyable (which for someone who does not like their photo being taken is astonishing!)”
Here are some of our favourite shots from the day. If you run a business and are thinking of having some professional headshots taken, and live or work in Guildford/Surrey then do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on 01483 571119.