If you’re looking for affordable brand photography in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area, then with over 30 years of experience, Merv Spencer Photography should be top of your list.
This is such a frequent question, it had to appear at the top. Think about what you need to get across to your client, first impressions really do make all the difference.
If you work in a professional environment such as a Solicitors or Accountants, it’s important to look smart and come across to the client that you offer knowledge, trust and authority, leave it to use to make sure your photos don’t look to ‘stuffy’.
If you’re a creative such as a designer, social marketer or artist, it’s important that you include a creative flair within your imagery, whilst appearing relaxed and contemporary.
Don’t forget to consider your brand identity, it’s really important that the photos we take fit in with your existing branding or proposed re-brand. If you’ve already got photos on your website that you don’t want to change, we need to consider this in the pre-consultation.
The day before your shoot, make sure that your clothes are fit for purpose. Wash, dry-clean and iron everything before your shoot and pack spares, what might look good at home in front of a mirror may look different on a computer monitor.
Colour is another really important factor to the perfect brand photography session. Wear colours that work well with your skin tone, hair colour and complexion. Wearing the wrong colours could make you look drained and could age you.
Where possible, choose solid and mid-tone colours. Go for greens, blues and purples as they complement most complexions. Pastel tones can make you look drained and pale. A shirt that’s bright and white gives a crisp and clean look to you and your photographs.
If you want some guidance on getting the right look, I’d highly recommend the services of a personal stylist, they can advise on the best colours and look for you.
Yes, we can recommend a few local companies who specialist in beauty and makeup. I can liaise with your chosen supplier so that on the day we get the right look for digital imagery. What might look good in person, looks completely different on a computer monitor, this is where our experience comes in.
It’s important to use brand photography to capture the story of you and your business, so the best locations will always be your place of work. Whether you’re a coffee shop, shared office, gym, retail outlet or a studio, you look best, relaxed in your own environment.
We are one of the small number of branding photography businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire that has a dedicated studio, so should you want those white background crisp headshots or team photos, we can achieve this.
For the larger sessions, we recommend 2 or 3 different locations for the shoots. You may wish for one can be outdoors, especially if your business lends itself to work in the environment.
We understand you may believe that not all real-life places of work may suit a branding photography session however if this is the case it might be a good idea to hire a work space, just for the photo shoot, to give that professional look.
This depends on which package you book, our mini session allows you 60 minutes of my time, the Brand-3 package covers 3 hours and our Brand-Day package covers 6 hours. If there isn’t a package that suits you and your business, get-in-touch. We can tailor a package to suit you and your requirements.
Make sure you allow time before we arrive so that you can get ready and ensure you’re happy with your appearance and feel as relaxed as possible. We’ll arrive early to set-up any equipment, check light levels and anything else that’s necessary. We always ensure we get the required shots, in limited cases our shoot may sometimes over run slightly. We ask you to be mindful as to not book anything in for immediately after our session.
The items below aren’t essential for a branding photography shoot, but recommended where possible:
Yes, it may sound like you’ll be moving house for the day, but that suitcase of goods is essential for us to capture those perfect shots.
You’ll be employing Merv Spencer Photography for your branding photography session and we ensure that all of the images that we take on the day as part of the package will be copyright free for you to use on your social networks or website. We may ask that we can use the images on our own website, if you don’t want us to, please do let us know at the point of booking.
They start from £195 for a 1 hour shooting session and a selection if images to use. If you feel that the packages don’t completely fit your requirement, please speak to us. We can tailor all of our packages around you and your business.
Once we have processed the images and done the edits, where required. We will upload your images to our shootproof gallery, this can be found at mervspencer.co.uk/photos – Here you will be given a password for you to access the images and download them to your computer.
Cleared funds is required before the photo shoot and we would ask for a 50% deposit at the point of booking. Payment can be made via bank transfer or via our online payment form on our website where we accept all major credit and debit cards including Amex.
You can book your branding photography session online by completing our form, or you can call us using the contact details at the bottom of our website or contact us page.