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A Colourful Personal Branding Shoot in The Baltic Triangle with Hawthorne & Ivory

Becky, who is a FABULOUSLY talented stationery designer, it’s fair to say, is not the biggest fan of the camera. She mentioned a few times to me ahead of our shoot that she wasn’t too keen on having her photo taken and was feeling a little bit nervous. I know exactly how she feels. I mean, we all do, right? But my whole style of shooting is all about putting you at ease and taking chilled-out, relaxed shots that blow all of that awkwardness out of the water!

“Rachel was absolutely incredible for my branding shoot! She made me feel completely at ease, which is saying something for a normally very awkward feeling and self-conscious person. I felt so comfortable with her and I feel like that really shows in the results. I’m so pleased with the photos and how real and natural they feel without being posed.”

Becky Smithbury

Hawthorne & Ivory

The key to this relaxed, non-awkward approach, is getting to know you really well in advance of the shoot. I want to really get to know your aims, your business, your personality. This helps me tailor the shoot completely to you and your needs. I also don’t believe in posing. Posing is, by definition, awkward and fake, and we don’t need any of that in your branding photos! Your branding photos should represent you in all of your authentic glory, so instead, we’ll sit, walk, and chat, you’ll do a little bit of work, and I’ll snap away, capturing the real, honest version of you your ideal client will love. 

“I was really impressed with how much Rachel listened and took my suggestions on board, along with making some of her own to maximise our session. I felt guided through the process which was really reassuring and very much appreciated.”

Becky Smithbury

Hawthorne & Ivory

The other thing that Becky mentioned to me before the shoot, was that she didn’t share images of herself very much on her feed, or on her website. I’m a great believer in the idea that people buy from people. Customers LOVE to see the face behind the brand and want to know that real human that pours all of their love and energy into making their business thrive. In the other arm of my business, Wedding Photography, I have experienced first-hand how my clients connect to images of me… so many of my couples comment that they feel they know me already from reading my website and seeing my face, which was a key factor in their decision to book me- another amazing reason for fabulous branding photos!

“I can’t recommend Rachel enough and I can’t wait to share my photographs! They’ll be just perfect to elevate my brand, I love the colour and personality that Rachel captures through her work.”

Becky Smithbury

Hawthorne & Ivory

Rachel Burt Photography

Hey! I'm Rach- a craft nerd, serial Netflix binging, tea-o-holic, peanut butter loving, music geek who loves to travel. I’m also a kick-ass documentary wedding photographer who loves quirky, relaxed couples who like to do things differently. I love colourful weddings and non-traditional couples planning their day, their way.
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