Branding Reviews

Rachel Sharman, founder of Blue Cloud Fitness + Wellbeing, St Albans

Rachel is a personal trainer and wanted to create some fabulous social media images which would promote her business and the essence of her.  We had a chat on the phone to work out what might be the best options and decided that a Meet the Creative at work shoot would be her best initial option.  We arranged props which involved her sport equipment, decided on a variety of different sporty outfits which best represented her, and did some shots outside her new studio premises.

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We even had time to shoot a few relaxing ones too.

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As nutrition is so key to Rachel’s business plan we also incorporated some foody shots to die for.

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‘Claire could not have encapsulated my business any better and I wholeheartedly recommend her.  She really gets you as a person and your business very quickly which I expect is the secret to her success and captures your very best self on camera, minus the wrinkles (which I loved!) but still making you look very real and personable.  I will be doing an In the Wild summer shoot when the weather improves too’

Petra, founder of Pepino Puppets, Hertfordshire

We have just launched our business and had no idea how to brand or create an online presence.  After a phone call with Claire she quickly identified key obvious areas.  As we are a business providing a service and have our own work shop at home, Claire suggested creating our library of ‘stock shots’ first and foremost so we could quickly start posting to our Instagram account.  She literally turned round the first shoot within 24 hours so we could immediately launch ourselves to the public.  She had some great ideas about branding our puppets and suggested we always shoot each new puppet in the same style. So that our followers would immediately know we had created a new addition to the family.

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I was nervous about introducing myself to the public, being rather camera shy, however with Claire’s persistence it was actually a lot more fun than I anticipated, even if we drank and ate a lot in the process.  I now have stock shots, working from home and relaxed mode portraits to use on a regular basis, and would say the overall experience was exhilerating.  Claire was extremely supportive and encouraging and has really helped me establish my brand identity.  Next step I will be booking the In the Wild shoots.

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Kath Griffin, Kinesiologist, Berkhamsted

I came to Claire for a comprehensive set of portraits which would show me in relaxed mode as opposed to work mode.  I was aware that I needed to up my social media game so potential clients could connect with me. In my work I am invariably working with clients on a massage table, so it’s great for them to see me in a more relaxed setting both indoors and out.  Claire really got to grips with my business first researching my website, and social media accounts before suggesting a great location which could be used for multiple backgrounds.  Armed with a wardrobe of clothes, she helped narrow it down to the perfect set of outfits. I had a lot of fun during the shoot, as you can see! but I also felt Claire really got what I wanted to achieve which was a perfect set of me relaxing in various settings.  I am absolutely chuffed and can wholeheartedly recommend the experience.  Don’t hesitate to book her, she’s fabulous and sincere.

Jo Young, Film extra, Hertfordshire

I came to Claire as I needed some profile shots for my new film career as an extra and walk on.  I needed to launch my Instagram and Fb profile as soon as possible and literally didn’t know where to start.  Claire explained she could offer ‘ Meet the Creative head shots which would launch me immediately.  I was a bit nervous about the shoot in Claire’s studio as was daunted how I would look both natural and posed.  Claire made it so much fun and set up a few backdrops for me to pose against.  She helped me relax with some very fun and amusing techniques and before I knew it the half hour was up and we had got some great shots.  I ended up using the black background for most of my profile shots (despite having used two lighter backgrounds too) but these were best suited for my purposes and I was chuffed.  Claire turned the photos round for me in 48 hours and I was good to go… She definitely help sky rocket me to the next level to get those jobs in a very saturated industry.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.  I loved the photos and she gave me confidence too.