How to brand your business in 2019

Business branding – Is 2019 set to be your business’s year to transform into a beautiful butterfly, emerging from its wintery cocoon? Are you just getting started and need something to stand out from your competitors? To make an impact, it’s vital you make sure you’ve nailed your imagery and re-brand your business in 2019, so trash those boring product shots and sterile head shots – it’s time for a branding revamp! You might already have professional photos taken for your business, be they product shots, personal branding photography or images of your team. You might think that because you have them in the bag, you don’t need anymore, but there are three good reasons why you should refresh your branding shots at least every year. Calamitea Jane Tea Parties brand shoot – Images copyright of The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography Evolution As a small business, there’s a good chance (especially in the first year or two) that your business will go through a lot of changes. Branding gets updated, products are added to the line or ditched altogether and teams can expand over time.  Having a website showing old, non-existent products or team members who no longer work for you […]

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Calamitea Jane’s branding shoot

Photos are so so important to any business, no matter what you offer. If you don’t have some great photos to show off what you do, then you’re going to struggle more than your competitors. And that’s where I come in!  When Karen, who runs Calamitea Jane’s Vintage Tea Parties & Events with her mum, Christine, told me she wanted to plan a branding shoot, I was all over it.  I’ve known Karen for a while – she runs multiple businesses and is always interested in doing things differently – just like me! For this shoot, Karen wanted to show that you can embrace the vintage charm of Calamitea Jane’s without making your entire event vintage themed. Whenever you hire Calamitea Jane’s to cater your wedding or event, you get their incredible vintage crockery as part of the package. And this doesn’t HAVE to be surrounded by floral table cloths and pretty doilies to make a statement – you can make Cream Tea work in almost any setting. And thank god for that, because -if we’re being honest- who doesn’t want Cream Tea at every event they go to?! Karen enlisted the help of Rock the Day Styling‘s Laura, to create this shoot, which took place in […]

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Dreaming of Teepees

I absolutely love helping other business to realise their dreams with some gorgeous business branding photography and this shoot was no exception. Teepee dreams specialises in creating beautiful children’s sleepover parties. When the lovely Katie from Teepee Dreams asked me to do the photography for her branding I was so excited!  Being a mum of 5 children, the thought of a children’s sleepover fills me with absolute dread! So to find there are now people that want to help with this? AMAZING! If only there were companies like Teepee Dreams around when my kids were younger I’d definitely have jumped at the chance of someone else to do some of the hard work. I love how Katie has created so many different themes so parents can really create their child’s dream sleepover!   Boys can be so hard to cater for. But Katie manages to put together some really lovely themes that are a lot less girly. I won’t stereotype and say they are boys themes – my youngest daughter would love them too!  But if we are going for super girly then this unicorn theme has to be the winner, how cute is that?  The inspiration? Katie was inspired […]

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Calligraphy, camera & chickens!

Earlier this year I worked on a branding shoot for Wonderland Invites, a multi-award winning stationer, who create rustic, boho paper loveliness, from invites to table plans. Headed up by Jenna, Wonderland Invites were getting ready to launch their brand new website and wanted brand new imagery to go with it! The purpose was to show off their work and to convey the brand’s style to potential customers. The shoot was styled by Rock the Day Styling, with furniture from Anthology Vintage Hire and florals by A Vintage Wedding. Jenna’s hair and make up artist was the lovely Lisa Alger. The location? Well, just my garden, its a privilige to live in such a lovely place and it certainly makes it easier when scouting for locations!  Aside from that wonderful team, we also had a couple of visitors stop by… Jenna designs all of the stationery and creates bespoke designs, too! I just love the dark and moody pallate that Jenna requested for this shoot, mixing modern and vintage with dappled light and lots of contrast. Just beautiful!  If you would like to see more of Wonderland Invites’ work, head over to their website, I can’t recommend her enough – And of course, if you would like to book your […]

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