Corporate Portraits – Her

Last week our blog post featured exclusively men.  Specifically headshots of our fabulous male clients.  This week it’s the turn of the ladies.  Always great fun.  The different hairstyles, colour, clothes and accessories.  Our female clients tend to pack a punch when it comes to their corporate headshots and we love them for it!

So here’s a round up of some of the amazing women we photographed last year.  We had solicitors, accountants, estate agents, designers, PR’s, champagne experts, you name it.

These glamorous ladies are just some of our favourite faces from the year.  Sorry to all those we had to edit out, this post would’ve been f-a-r to long but we promise to include you in our next Female Edit!Headshots, Corporate, Commercial, Business, Photography, Studio, LinkedIn portrait, Linkedin Photography, Portraits, London, Berkshire, not so corporate, relaxed, modern, stylish, affordable, Jon Bradley Photography

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Event Photography London – Moet dinner at Texture

Event Photography London.

We’re no experts on champagne.  Yes, we love it.  It’s great chilled with canapes and it’s always a great start to any evening.  We can also tell the good from the not so good.  But these guys know all there is to know about the fizzy stuff and they certainly know how to partner it with food to get the best from both.  So it was lovely to team up with Moet et Chandon and the team at Texture in London for an evening tasting event.

And if you’re a foodie, you must try out Texture.  Created by Agnar Sverrisson and Xavier Rousset, Texture is a Michelin starred Modern European restaurant and Champagne bar with Scandinavian influences.   Stunning!

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Event Photography – Huntswood New Year Party 2014

Just recently we’ve been blogging a lot about our stock photography for businesses – headshots, website images, that sort of thing.  But we also specialise in Event Photography.  Not just launches, press events and the day time stuff.  We shoot a lot of corporate parties, annual company awards, conferences, you name it.

Huntswood has been a client for many years.  Based near us in Berkshire, the company host a couple of parties each year and it’s always great to go along, camera in hand as these guys really do pull out all the stops.  Great parties organised by the amazing Sally and her team.

This year’s New Year event was hosted at Park Lane Hilton.  A fantastic venue and a great night.  Diversity put in an appearance and there was the most amazing ventriloquist performing, Nina Conti.  If you’re not familiar with her, you MUST check her out!  A super super night.  Thank you Huntswood!

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PR Photography – Creme de la Mer Launch

Yet another amazing product from the team at Creme de la Mer.  Press launches and PR photography is something we do a lot of here at JBP.  This beauty launch for the beauty press was held at The Edition in London.  If you’ve not been you must go.  The foyer, games area, bar, reception is like stepping into one of the cooler hotels across the pond.  All very NYC but so friendly too!

Creme de la Mer launched The Lifting Contour Serum and as always it was a beautiful event and brilliantly organised.

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Business stock photography – Romans

More and more businesses are investing in business stock photography for their marketing and PR campaigns.  And to that we say ‘yes!’  This is great news as it means that businesses are starting to take the way they look seriously.

The best way to get the images you need is to hire a professional photographer for the day (or a half day) and ask them to put shoot a stock photography of your business for you to use throughout the year in social media campaigns, websites, off-line marketing, you name it.  More and more businesses, from the small to the large, are wanting to create their own library of business stock photography.

It seems that generic stock images are becoming a thing of the past too.  Stock images are photos people and businesses buy from photographic libraries (Shutterstock and Getty may be names you know).  Don’t get us wrong, we’re not dissing stock libraries, in fact we supply Getty and Rex Features with stock images.  But when it comes to businesses, owners are starting to realise that stock images just can’t do it for them anymore.

Firstly, do the maths.  It might be that stock images cost more than hiring a professional for the day (as a client of ours realised just recently).  Also, most clients/site visitors know that the smiley person with the amazing teeth and tan is actually a model and not your HR manager or a member of your team.

So, if you run a businesses, think about getting some personalised stock photography together.  It might be just you in a little workshop, a cabin in the garden or a box room in your house.  It’s amazing what you can create, whatever the space – natural, in-situ headshots of you both to camera and at work, the details of your day to day work life; your computer, mood board, products.  There’s so many photo opportunities that can work to create a library of images that your customers want to see.  Instantly they’ll feel as though they know you that little bit better and your messages will have stand-out.

To update a really rather over-used phrase, a photo really is worth a thousand clicks so if you’re looking to put together stock photography for your business, please do get in touch.  We’d love to work with you.

And to show that we do practice what we preach, here’s some images from a shoot at a local estate agents (Romans, Sunningdale).  They needed some images for their website.

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Press Launch Photography: Get read for Spring with Radley

Okay, the rain and the dark days are starting to drag.  We’re dreaming of Spring here at JBP so to cheer our days and add a splash of colour to the otherwise greyness, we’re loving this collection of images from the Radley SS14 press launch.

Radley looked to English country meadows for inspiration for the new Spring-Summer 2014 collection. From sweet smelling wild flowers, to colourful flying finches and a lazy bumble bee or two.  Toadstool muffins and flower cake-pops.  Press launch photography at it’s most beautiful.

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Press launch photography London by Jon Bradley Photography.

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The Importance of Social Media Photography for 2014

Facebook has found that the engagement rate among their users is 37% higher for posts with images than posts without.  Other studies support the importance of appealing to the visitors visual experience, people are more likely to remember the content of a post if there’s an image attached.  It seems that for 2014 social media photography for your brand is of vital importance.

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When it comes to social media and your online personality, a picture really is worth a thousand clicks.  Okay, as photographers we would say that but just think about it… Let’s put the stats to one side for now and just think of the basics.  When you look at your Facebook feed on a laptop or your Twitter feed on a mobile, if there’s a post with a photo included it jumps right out at you, right?  It’s simple really, posts with photos take up much more space on your newsfeed and so people notice them.  Take at look at our Twitter feed this morning.  The Selfridges tweet jumps right out.

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And posts with images not only have the stand-out factor (something every business is surely hoping for) but they also get the most interest, the most shares, the most likes, the most comments.

But what type of images should we share and use?  This is the sticking point and the problem most people have.  Firstly visitors are used to seeing good quality photography so images need to pack a punch.   If they’re going to stand out on a potential client’s or an existing client’s newsfeed you want them to look good.  Your photographs should reflect your business attitude.  Easy for us to say, we have photographs coming out of ears but not so easy for a accountant or a IFA.  Well actually, it’s not that hard. So let’s start at the beginning.  The corporate headshot, the business portrait, whatever you wish to call it.

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Jonny Vaughn is a WordPress specialist and founder of 10°(www.10degrees.co.uk).

“In the last two years we have seen a massive decline in the use of stock photography on websites.  Whilst stock photos have their place, we’re seeing an increased demand for companies wishing to use their own photographs to reinforce their brand.  Stock photos are easy to spot.  Not only that but they diminish the quality of a company website, leaving users with a sense that the business hasn’t fully invested in their online presence and has taken the cheap route.”

Take a look at a website Jonny worked on with us.  Here’s the before, using stock imagery.

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And here’s the after, using their own photography (by Jon Bradley Photography no less).  A clear idea of their brand, their personality and not just on their home page, throughout the site. (Click on the image below to view the Rapid Clean website).

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Another website designer, Claire Murphy, founder of Chrome Daisy (www.chromedaisy.co.uk) stresses the importance of a high quality image.

“The visual impact of a website is hugely dependent on the quality of the imagery and in particular the photography.  As a designer/owner of a website you have about 5 seconds to engage your visitor and if the first thing that catches their eye is a poor quality portrait or a terrible product shot your brand image is instantly damaged.  Not only that, the visitor may simply hit the back button and leave.”

We worked with Claire on a new website for interior design due Amoloulou.  The website flows brilliantly, shows off the team at work and having fun.  It’s bright, professional and has serious stand out. (Click on the image below to view the Amoloulou website).

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When there’s an abundance of great photographers out there why take the risk with bad photography or no photography. At Jon Bradley Photography we’re putting stock photos of businesses together all the time so let us help you visualise your business. Images to think about include:

  • Great headshots and portraits of you and your staff.  Either in a studio or on location.
  • Have your branding photographed in-situ.  Letterhead on a desk, branded uniforms on people actually doing their jobs.  These kinds of images show more about who you are then by using a logo.
  • Your products.
  • Your team in action.
  • Interacting with your customers.
  • Your office, your computer, your inspirations, your hobbies.  Use props to show off your interests.  It all adds personality.
  • Mix the formal with the informal to use across different platforms.  Yes, you’ll want a formal shot on your Linkedin profile but perhaps a more informal shot on your blog.

Here’s some examples of what we’ve done for other businesses, both large and small. Remember, engaging potential customers is getting harder all the time.   Users are quickly scanning pages and news feeds and deciding in a matter of seconds which ones they want to like, share, connect with.  This is a trend that isn’t slowing down anytime soon and we’re pretty sure that the bar will continue to raise through 2014. So, if you’re like us and putting together your social media strategy for 2014 make sure that photographs are part of your campaign.  Even including one image, let’s say a great headshot, could result in a positive action by a potential client.

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Corporate Headshot Photography – Pop-Up Studio Day Friday 31st January.

Why not come along to our January 2014 Pop-Up Portrait Studio Friday 31st January.  Yes, that’s THIS FRIDAY!!!

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Over the course of the hour we can get a series of images for you to use across the range of social media platforms.  Perhaps a more formal, serious shot, great for LinkedIn profile photography.  And why not a more relaxed image for your business Facebook page and twitter account.

Oh, and a few things to think about if you do want to come along:

  • Think ‘COLOUR’ – White isn’t the best colour to wear, the background is white.
  • Bold, solid colours are great.  They’ll make you shine!
  • If you wear scarves, they can add a splash of colour so bring some along – perhaps a shot with and one without.
  • The same is true of jackets, they can look sharp and smart so if you’re a jacket wearer, do bring one.  Again, we can do one with and one without.
  • In terms of make-up, we say to ladies wear what you would normally wear when you go out (this is usually more than they wear day to day).  Lipstick is good so bring your make-up bag, you can touch up when you get here!

We love our corporate headshot photography days.  We run them every month at our pop-up studio.  People who tend to come along take the way they look online seriously.  Take a look at these fantastic people…!

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So please do get in touch if we can help you with your business photography.

Have a great day.

Jon & Rachel.

 

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Commercial Photography Tip 8: Smile

We love this tip and it completes another word in our advent countdown.

T-E-N–Y-E-A-R-S

S: Smile

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The best tip ever though came from a relative (Rachel’s brother Rich) who runs a successful business employing 30+ people.  One of his key mantras to his team is ‘When you pick up the phone, Smile’.  No, people can’t see you, but they can tell if you’re smiling.  And it’s true.  No want wants to do business with a miserable person who tells you their problems at the first opportunity.

When you walk into a networking meeting, other people don’t want to know if you’ve been stuck in traffic or if you had a bad nights sleep.  So, no matter how tough it is, find ways to stay positive (see tip 2 and tip 5 for how to do this!).

 

 

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Commercial Photography Tip 7: Relationships

Have you spotted a theme yet?

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As we celebrate 10 years as a commercial photography business over the past week, we’ve been racking our brains thinking off all the things we’ve been doing along to way to make our business grow.  We’re hardly a business empire but we’re thriving and gaining new clients in a highly competitive environment so we figure we must be doing some things okay.

Tip number 7 has been vital since we relocated the business from London to Berkshire.

R: Relationships

Jon Bradley Photography Limited, corporate photography, headshots, not so corporate headshots, group portraits, annual report photography, website photography, marketing, PR, commercial, professional, photography, photographer, London Headshot Photography, business, London, Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Thames Valley

Building good business relationships is vital to success.  It’s that old cliché,  who you know, not just what you know.  Over the years, our business has grown due to our relationships.  We work a lot within the luxury/beauty/fashion sector.  It’s small and niche.  People move around from one brand to the next all the time and if you’ve got a good relationship with them and you keep in touch, they take you with them wherever they go.

On a local level, networking has been fantastic for us and if there’s one thing we should’ve done sooner, it’s network.  From WIBN (The Women in Business Network) to building our own online networking community, reaching out to other businesses in the Thames Valley has been really worthwhile.  Not only have we met some amazing people, we’ve got lots of local work (always better than a lengthy commute) and we’ve also found some great new suppliers ourselves from our accountant to our web designer.

Building good relationships with people who are confident to recommend us (yes, that’s 2 R’s), has been invaluable.

 

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