I booked this personal branding photography shoot in Wimbledon with Hélène from Smitten with Ink after we had started following each other on Instagram and she asked me about Rock Your Headshot, my headshot mini-shoot days. After chatting, we decided that to tell the story of her calligraphy business we were going to need more than 20 minutes and a couple of headshots!
On a sunny day in June last year I made my way over to Wimbledon to spend a couple of hours with Hélène in her home, where she does most of her work, and we also went for a walk around a local park that she loves. It’s such a small world, it turned out that I had lived on the road Hélène lives on when I was really young. Up to the age of 3 I had lived in a house just a few doors down from the house that she lives in now, isn’t that a funny coincidence?
We decided to shoot in Hélène’s home studio because it’s a gorgeous room and really reflects her tastes. She in particular mentioned her modern Scandi style furniture, her books, flowers, (and books about flowers!) and the main colours of grey, teal and mustard. It sounded perfect to me, and I think that it’s always best to shoot someone in the location where they actually work so they feel comfortable, it looks and feels natural and they have all of their things around them in the photos. Sometimes it’s not possible of course due to lighting or space restrictions, but this room was perfect.
As her business, Smitten with Ink, Hélène designs bespoke stylish wedding stationery which combine beautiful calligraphy with hand drawn illustrations to create something totally unique. She also runs workshops in London so if you are keen to learn a new creative skill you should look her up! You can find her at the links below. Her new website is looking lovely and you can spot a few of my photos in there too.
If you are interested in booking a personal branding photography shoot for your business, you can take a look at all the info and pricing by clicking here. If you would like to have a chat with me about it or book in a session please get in touch via my contact page.