Frances Day, business portrait, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Last year Frances Day from In The Company of Leaders asked me to take some business portraits for her new brand. I've worked with Frances a number of times so I had a good idea of the type of pictures that she wanted. It's always interesting working with Frances as the brief is just a series of words, like "Inspiration, empowering, passionate, leader etc and I have to go from there which is always a bit different. As my brief was just a few words we decided that the wonderful Yorkshire Sculpture Park would be the perfect place for the shoot. I've done loads of photo shoots there in the past (shhh don't tell anyone) so I knew it would be a perfect place to get the variety that we needed to fulfil the brief. My favourite place in Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the Deer Shelter which is a space which I feel is absolutely amazing for photography. To be completely honest I would have been happy to do the whole shoot in this one space as it really is very special.
When I start a shoot with a business person I start off slowly and easy/safe before I start to get creative. I think this helps the person relax and it also enables me to warm up and just get the basics right. As a photographer, I'm always looking for interesting light and the Deer Shelter certainly does offer this. The whole shoot was good fun. It was nice to have a wander around the park and just to stop and take some pictures when I saw something interesting that would make a fab picture and we got some very unique pictures.
If you're looking for some good, fun business portraits or branding images then please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org. Just be creative you don't have to go for the white background headshot for your business.