CALLING ALL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES, DESIGNER-MAKERS AND entrepreneurs!

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small business photography

Beautiful, creative images to help bring your brand to life. 

Stand out from the crowd

You have a product, a service or an amazing idea. You KNOW it will work. But you also know there’s a tons of competitors out there. You have to find YOUR tribe, and be on the tip of their tongue when it comes to what you’re selling. 

You have a website, an Instagram page and a Facebook page. You blog, you tweet, you pin. You are CRAZY busy doing your thing, crafting your products, and finding YOUR tribe. 

You believe with all of your heart and soul in your product, and you NEED beautiful images to help you shout that from the rooftops, curating your little piece of the internet- your virtual shop window. So that’s where I come in…

Hey! I’m Rach, a creative commercial photographer specialising in brand photography for Artisans, Craftspeople and small, independent businesses. As a creative and a small business owner myself, I totally understand the importance of beautiful brand images, and their ability  to empower you to to tell YOUR story. 

What I can do for you…

Obviously... fab photos!

That’s a given. Whether you’re a designer-maker looking for amazing product shots, a new cafe or bar looking for social media content, or a blogger wanting some creative portraits, I’m your woman. I offer head shots, venue photography, day-in-the-life shoots, product shots and more. 

Brand Identity

We live in a world built on beautiful images. But brand photography is so much more than that. I will help you build an amazing personalised brand identity that you’re totally in love with, and help your passion and your products absolutely shine for YOUR ideal client. 

social Media Content

I know what it’s like too feel the pressure of constantly finding fresh content for our social media feeds. Our followers love fresh, beautiful content, and having a photo-shoot is a fab way of feeding the Insta-beast- and your website, marketing and online shop too. 

A bloody good chat and a cuppa

I believe wholeheartedly that getting to know YOU will result in better photos. We’ll have a chat, either over a cuppa or via Skype & thrash out the details- I want to be able to live and breath your brand almost as much as you! We’ll discuss your vision, your ideal client and what I can do to help them find you. 

Head shots-but not as you know them!

You are not a stuffy corporate big-wig. So why have stuffy corporate headshots? I make these images fit YOU, so you feel good about putting yourself out there.  We can do this somewhere  cool or beautiful and make it relevant to your business. We’ll chat about everything in advance, and then everything on the day will be easy and fun. 

Got an idea? Tell me about it!

I love nothing more than bringing your creative ideas to life. Whatever the project, what ever you’re planning, I want to be there. I pride myself on my creative thinking, and LOVE a challenge, so feel free to get my grey matter working. 
That’s why I only work with creatives and small businesses- you have the best ideas!

Brand Focus: Siren & Sass

Siren & Sass are an alternative, luxury salon based in Knutsford in Cheshire. I was commissioned by them and Designers Up North, a fabulous creative marketing service, to capture the salon for their re-brand. The salon itself is awesome, full of quirky objects and artwork and the passion of the “Girl Gang” who run is shines out in spades. They were made up with the photos, and the website (see above) looks incredible. Jim, of Designers Up North said: “I knew they’d be good, but these are superb. They give a genuine and honest view of this exciting new business and help us avoid the pitfalls of generic stock images.

Creative Photographer

Happy customers (and counting!)

Current Projects

Cups Of Coffee

about me…

I’m a travel geek, craft nerd, Netflix binging, tea-drinking, peanut butter munching, music-listening photographer, from Southport. As well as small business photography for creatives and independents, I specialise in Wedding Photography and Family Photography. I love nothing better than travelling the country (and the world) with my camera in tow. For more about me, click here

my Latest Work

A few highlights from recent shoots for various small businesses around Liverpool, Manchester and the North West. I cover locations within 90 minutes of Southport, and further afield by arrangement. Check back soon for a brand new blog and portfolio page, coming soon!

“Rachel instantly made us feel at ease and relaxed as if she wasn’t there. It was a lot of fun and we couldn’t be happier with the final outcome- so colourful and natural.”

A day in the Life…

As well as one of my favourite Beatles songs,  an “A Day in the Life” shoot is one of my absolute favourite things to shoot. At weddings I work in a documentary style, meaning everything is genuine, candid- no posing or pretending. I take the same approach in my “A Day in the Life” shoots for small businesses and designer-makers

As a creative myself, I  totally understand the time, energy and creativity (or blood, sweat and tears!) that goes into your work. But Joe Public? He doesn’t always get it. They see and appreciate the finished product, or meal, or idea, but don’t always get the love, passion and energy that went into the process. 

In your “A Day in the Life” shoot, we’ll create a set of real, authentic images; working in the studio, making your masterpieces, creating your wonderful ideas.. Images which tell your story from beginning to end. Perfect for social media, the photos tell the real story behind both your products and you, the artisan, the crafts-person, the designer. Please feel free to shoot me a message, and we can chat about how this might work for you!

Alright. Let’s talk turkey. 

I know you want to ask. I can hear you thinking it. How much will it cost? 

I know as well as anyone, that when you’re running a small business, your purse strings are often a little tight. You know that good, personal images are the perfect way to connect to YOUR tribe, but you’re understandably worried about how much that might cost!

Well, I’m here to assure you that we CAN work out something to suit your budget. I don’t do “packages”-  My projects are unique- anything but “off the peg”, so my prices reflect the uniqueness of each one, tailoring  pricing based on the time, energy and resources required for each job.

To give you a guide, most of my work with small businesses comes in at around £200-500 per session. It could be less, or quite a lot more if you want to go the whole hog!  I’d love to have a chinwag and find a price to suit us both.  

Let’s Start Something new
Say Hello!

If you’ve made it this far, I just know that we’ll get on like a house on fire!
Feel free to email/ text/ call – we’ll have a good chinwag and put the world (and your amazing creative ideas) to rights. I can’t wait to work with you! 

T: 07432262235
E: rachel@rachelburtphotography.com

kind words from happy clients

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“Everyone is so pleased with the photos. I especially love the ones of us working. Massive thanks.”

Tim

Artizan Hair, Southport

“You’re so talented, the photos are so beautiful. Some of my all time favourites. I just love the colours.”

Nina

Nina's Flowers

These beautiful photographs give a genuine and honest view of this exciting new business and helped us avoid the pitfalls of generic stock images.

Jim Adams

Designers Up North, Manchester

All the photos are fab, just what we wanted, so thank you!”

Alison

Siren & Sass, Knutsford