International Women’s Day – Charity fundraiser for IDAS

International Women’s Day – Charity fundraiser for IDAS

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Charity Fundraiser for IDAS   It was wonderful to mark International Women’s Day this year in great company.  I have worked with IDAS on a few different photography campaigns so it was lovely to be able to give some time to document their fundraising event – ‘Make Some Noise for International Women’s Day’.  IDAS support people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence...

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Branding photography for a creative business – Silver & Stone Jewellery

Branding photography for a creative business – Silver & Stone Jewellery

BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR A CREATIVE BUSINESS SILVER & STONE JEWELLERY DESIGN   I always adore branding photography commissions for creative businesses.  There is so much scope for documentary photography which sits so well alongside more styled set ups to showcase products and tools.  In these days of crowded digital platforms it is so important to make a strong first impression and also then tell a great story.  Photography plays a...

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Personal Branding Photography – Branding portraits for Yorkshire nutritionist

Personal Branding Photography – Branding portraits for Yorkshire nutritionist

PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY Branding Portraits for a Yorkshire Nutritionist   Personal branding photography is such an important consideration for any new start up business.  It was therefore so great to work with Anna as she recognised the importance of being really visible across her website and wider marketing activities from day 1.  Personal branding portraits are about giving a genuine feel for the person behind the business and...

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Photography for Makers – Meiji Designs

Photography for Makers – Meiji Designs

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MAKERS MEIJI DESIGNS   As a follow up to my previous ‘Look Book’ fashion shoot at Grays Court I was delighted to be commissioned again by Meiji Designs for a ‘Photography for Makers’ session at their studio in York.  It’s always such a privilege to see behind the scenes and observe first hand the love and expertise that goes into a piece of art or design. Meiji create stunning hand dyed silk...

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Food blogger branding portrait shoot – The Freelance Cookbook

Food blogger branding portrait shoot – The Freelance Cookbook

FOOD BLOGGER BRANDING PORTRAIT SHOOT THE FREELANCER’S COOKBOOK   There are some amazing brands developing on the food blogger and Instagram scene at the moment.  At the heart of these brands are individuals who are passionate about their subject and are exploring social media platforms in really exciting ways.  Engagement is so important for these brands and the core of this is giving the opportunity for followers to really get to...

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Yorkshire Tweed – Fabric sourcing with Antonia Houston Couture

Yorkshire Tweed – Fabric sourcing with Antonia Houston Couture

YORKSHIRE TWEED FABRIC SOURCING WITH ANTONIA HOUSTON COUTURE   I was thrilled to be asked to accompany and document couture fashion designer Antonia Houston on a fabric sourcing visit to Marton Mills.  The mill is situated in Pool in Wharfedale near Leeds and is a  family owned business with a heritage linking back to 1931.  Antonia was looking to source a specific range of Yorkshire tweeds for a new collection to be launched in Spring...

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony – Aldby Park

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony – Aldby Park

OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY ALDBY PARK   I absolutely loved documenting Anna and Lee’s outdoor wedding ceremony at Aldby Park in Buttercrambe near York a few weeks ago.  Aldby Park is such a gem of a wedding venue and gives you access to the beautiful grounds with the option for you to have your choice of marquee on the lawn with views of the house.  The venue is looked after by the brilliant team at Louisiana Weddings. My approach...

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Photography for Creative Businesses – Hand Woven Rugs

Photography for Creative Businesses – Hand Woven Rugs

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CREATIVE BUSINESSES JACQUELINE JAMES HANDWOVEN RUGS   I always love undertaking photography for creative businesses.  My documentary photography approach is perfect for this type of commission as it enables me to capture a sense of process and expertise alongside equipment details.  I also love bringing in a feel for the artist or craftsperson and hands always feature in my work alongside wider environmental...

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