Updated: Aug 19
When Hiral, an amazing lifestyle photographer, booked me to take her personal branding photos I was beyond flattered! As we both have a similar style, she knew we would be the perfect fit to work together and wanted the same personal branding experience she offers to her own clients.
As a mum of two, Hiral doesn’t get a lot of time to spend on herself, so I suggested she treat herself to having her hair and makeup done for the shoot too. This had a two fold effect; it gave her the confidence she needed for the shoot and having her makeup done meant she could relax and enjoy being pampered before we started taking photos. Thanks to Anika Chauhan for making her cry with joy!
As a photographer, having your own photo taken is even more nerve wracking than normal! Your comfort zone tends to be on the other side of the lens where you are in full control. Knowing how important it is to show up in your business, Hiral opted for the full brand story package and we spent the day taking photos that Hiral can now use for the next few months.
Walking up The Lanes, one of Leicester City Centre’s more scenic high streets, meant we were spoilt for choice when it came to selecting backgrounds to photograph against. One of my favourite and most instagram-worthy venues has to be the Bottle Garden Bar. With Hiral’s love of gin we had to pay it a visit and we weren’t disappointed.
Being in a serviced based business it's easy to get lost in between your clients and I wanted Hiral to really have a collection of photos that she could use to show up in her business. Photos that really captured her fun, chatty and at times bossy personality. Here are a few of my faves from the shoot...