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Studio Sessions – First Birthday Celebrations

Studio Sessions – First Birthday Celebrations

Every birthday counts…especially the first.

I don’t know about you but I love a good birthday celebration.  I love the cake, I love the balloons, I love the bubbles… Luckily at JB Moments Photography, you can have all three!

The Smart Pictures

Before the birthday boy or girl gets introduced to what they are smashing (usually cake, but can be doughnuts, fruit, spaghetti, etc) I like to get some nice portrait images. You know the ones grandma might like.

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Some, like Miss Lyla, opt for a non smash n splash first birthday shoot and so we get to have fun with outfit and backdrop changes.

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If the little one brings older siblings with them I like to get them in front of the camera as well. I was particularly in love with Miss Lyla’s crown that she had no issue wearing.

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Where’s my cake, lady! I was promised cake!

Master Caleb also bought his big brother with him but I had to share this serious image him! Mum has asked for a ‘jungle theme’ and I fell in love with the palm leaf banner I managed to source.

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Miss Holly’s theme on the other hand was ‘pink and girly’. I love how this one turned out. Holly’s Smash n Splash session was the final part of her Grow with Me year of photoshoots.

Let Them Smash Cake

Once the ‘formal’ portraits are done it’s time to reveal the cake (or other smashable items). I always provide a wooden spoon as well so that the little one has something to bash the cake with if they prefer.

Reactions to the cake vary from huge enthusiasm and diving in headfirst (yes really!) to not at all enamoured and every reaction in between. I would say that both Master Caleb and Miss Holly were somewhere in the middle of the fence when it came to the cake.

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Master Caleb’s cake was caramelised biscuit flavour and once he got into it enjoyed feeding himself with the wooden spoon!

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Miss Holly’s cake was a vanilla, white choc and plum jam concoction that Daddy seemed most excited by. Holly was quite a delicate picker of her cake. However, she still managed to cover her tutu, hands, feet, and face in the cake!

Birthday Bubbles

Now at my age, the only type of birthday bubbles I am interested in are the ones that pop out of a bottle with a name like Dom Perignon!

But when you are one, the best sort of bubbles are the ones that come in a tub you can splash around in. Throw in some rubber ducks and a bubble machine and you are in one-year-old heaven.

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I mean, just look at Master Caleb. He is living his best life right there! For mum and dad, it is also a chance to get rid of some of the cake debris that has worked its way into most orifices by now. So it’s a win-win!

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And despite Miss Holly having the biggest, bluest, roundest eyes that I love to photograph. I absolutely adore this image of her enjoying herself.

And if you can’t enjoy yourself on your birthday, when can you?

 

Personal Branding Shoot – Ethical Beauty with Tracy

Personal Branding Shoot – Ethical Beauty with Tracy

Dog People Are My People

I first met Tracy when we were both out walking our respective dogs. My boys loved Tracy’s good-natured Doodle Max and so we would natter whilst the dogs chased each other. Fast forward a little and I am a regular customer of The Body Shop goodies from Tracy. And when she wanted some branding photography done…She knew who to call.

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It’s fair to say Max features in a lot of the pictures!

Branding Plan

At our consultation, we agreed that Tracy wanted a mix of images that reflected her brand and her personality. And a mix of business and personal. If I had to describe Tracy I would say fun-loving and with a huge heart so I wanted to make sure her images conveyed that as well.

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As usual, when I do a branding shoot for someone that works predominately from home I ended up in almost every room of the house taking photos!

We started in Tracy’s office to capture some ‘at work’ images. But we couldn’t resist also capturing where Max likes to sit when Tracy is working!

Whipping Up Some Marketing Images

When I asked Tracy what she does in her spare time, one of the things she mentioned was hanging out with her daughter whilst she baked.

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I loved the set of images we captured in the kitchen of them. Both being very good sports at my ridiculous directions!

Take Me To The Bedroom

Okay, this isn’t where I usually end up with clients but as Tracy’s business is all about beauty products we knew we could have some fun with face masks and a ‘girls night in’ set of images.

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Of course, Max wanted in on the action as well, and well, with that face, how could you resist?

Good Sport

As I said, Tracy is good fun and was such a good sport on the day. As well as selling beauty products, Tracy is also a makeup artist. We captured some ‘sensible’ images of that and then…

Commercial Photographer - JB Moments PhotographyThat said, look at those amazing cheekbones! We were having way too much fun at this point.

Coffee Break

We wanted to add some location images to Tracy’s gallery as well so she organised a team meeting at her favourite local coffee shop Savana. I like to get as many images as possible for my clients in any location so as well as her team images I captured her working remotely as well.

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I love working with like-minded businesswomen like Tracy and I can’t wait for our next session!

You can find out more about what Tracy does here.

 

Personal Branding Shoot – Kuka Studios

Personal Branding Shoot – Kuka Studios

It should be illegal to have this much fun whilst working – but here I am living my best life! Personal Branding shoots are so much fun 🙂

My Branding

My relationship with the wonderful Kuka Studios started when I was looking for a website and logo designer in 2017. A friend suggested this husband and wife dream team and it remains one of the best decisions I have made for my business.

My logo gets plastered on anything that stands still long enough and 4 and a half years on I am still in love with it. A true testimony to the fact that Kuka properly listens to what you need and gets it right. The same goes for my website.

We bonded over a love of all things skulls and every year I am delighted to shoot their kids back to school pictures for them.

Their Branding

Imagine how honoured I felt when they got in touch to ask if I would shoot some images for their re-branding (if you can’t imagnine – very)!

I can’t share many of the images from their fab photoshoot as the re-brand hasn’t happened yet. This is what happens when you are a highly succesful digital maketing studio. You never have time for your own website.

Kuka Studios can help with all sorts of stuff from website and logo design to copywriting and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) to training and education. Jill and Harry are a super talented couple and I wanted to capture that as part of the shoot. I think it is one of the USPs of their business.

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They also get to hang out (sorry work) with their good friend and fellow copywriter and artist Kathleen.

Commercial Photographer - JB Moments PhotographyI love it when people tell me they hate getting their picture taken. I just keep spouting rubbish until I get them to laugh. Job done!

All The Team Members

As well as cute kitten named Thor, Jill and Harry also have a mahoosive floof called Loki. I had to include him in the photoshoot.

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Isn’t he gorgeous?

At Your Service

People often ask what do you shoot at a branding photoshoot if the company provides a service rather than a physical product?

As well as capturing behind the scenes images of everyone hard at work I also take pictures of them doing things they enjoy outside of work and their passions. This ensures a full gallery of images that can be used not just for a website re-design but for social media posting as well.

As a copy writer Jill has a love for all things stationery.

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The company ethos is warm and welcoming with an emthasis on taking the time to listen to their customers needs and coming up with tailored solutions for them.

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Is there a better way to do that, than over tea and cake? Erm – I don’t think so.

I can’t wait to see how they use all their images. I know for sure that it wont be in anyway boring.

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The modern handshake?

 

 

 

Personal Branding Shoot – Your Wellness in Mind

Personal Branding Shoot – Your Wellness in Mind

Man alive I am so behind on blogging my sessions. But I can’t feel bad about it as I am behind because I have been so busy shooting 🙂

Aloe me to introduce my client

Yes, you read that right, Mhairi is the owner and founder of Your Wellness in Mind where she helps health-seeking individuals source high-quality wellness products to enable them to look and feel better. A big part of her ethos is the many benefits of Aloe Vera, but more on that later. I just wanted to explain my glorious pun!

Place of work

Personal Branding images cover a whole range of things but when using them to post on social media or your website your clients love to see behind the scenes at your place of work.

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Mhairi has a gorgeous home office that we took lots of images in but she can literally work anywhere so we also took some pictures in a local park and one of her favourite coffee shops.

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Doing what you do

The people that become your tribe also like to see you in action. I got to shoot Mhairi meeting with a customer and using her hero products.

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Product baby

The good news is that you don’t have to be in every shot (unless you want to!). It is always useful to have a library of beautifully curated product and lifestyle images that you can pull from when the need arises.

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People buy from people

In every personal branding shoot, I try to capture the personality of the business owner. As a busy mum, a business owner, and an NHS worker she has very little free time to herself. So every moment is precious.

We took some gorgeous photos with her daughter and also showing what Mhairi likes to do when she does get a spare moment. One of those things is watching movies.

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I always come away from each personal branding session totally inspired by the drive and commitment each owner puts into their business and Mhairi was no exception. I also came away with a much better appreciation of all the benefits aloe Vera can have on the body both externally and internally and now happily take an aloe vera gel shot every morning. Want to see what aloe vera can do for you? Join Mhairi’s Wellness Community.

Personal Branding Shoot – Falkirk Sewing Studio

Personal Branding Shoot – Falkirk Sewing Studio

Falkirk Sewing Studio is an amazing social enterprise formed in June 2019 to benefit the Falkirk community. Their studio is based at the Callendar Square Shopping Centre in Falkirk. Here, they provide the right environment to promote sewing and other creative art and craft activities for newcomers, women, children, minority groups including ethnic minorities, LGBTI and anyone who feels they would benefit from inclusion in the project.

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Check out the hand crafted sign!

The main woman I met behind this inspiring space is Uatandua Kahere.If I could peek inside this Wonder Woman’s brain I’m sure I would be exhausted after a few seconds.

As well as the sewing studio she runs Kahere Kilts and makes bespoke kilts from all manner of materials, many that are up cycled.

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She also makes organic toiletries and I’m sure a whole host of other things that we didn’t even scratch the surface of in our two hour shoot.

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Sew be it

You know I love a pun, just lean into it. I had to show Uatandua doing what she does.

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Wool the world

Sorry not sorry for that one, it’s brilliant! One of the main thing Uatandua needed from me was good images of her wool stock to go onto her new website to enable people to buy online. I spent a lot of time photographing balls of wool!

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Artists at Work

Uatandua is the only one working in the space. Other artists also use it as their studio space.

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And also to display and sell their pieces.

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Well worth a browse, especially if you are looking for unique local Christmas gifts.

Classes and Groups

The space is great for creative groups to have a safe space to get together and do what they love. Whilst I was in taking pictures there was a local chochet group meeting. You should see how fast their fingers were!!

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Uatandua has also added classes for all manner of creative projects to her website for people to book.

The Future

As large department stores and shops have closed down in Falkirk the high street, like many others up and down the UK has become empty and less inviting. Most people are simply doing their shopping online from the comfort of their own home.

Iniatitives like this one are breathing new life into tired old high streets and bringing back a sense of community and belonging. I for one think that deserves to be celebrated.

Delighted to have been involved in some small way. Dissapointed that nobody has guessed my little joke I gave them whilst photographing all their haberdashery stock!

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Do you get it???

 

 

Answer: It's that old saying 'Pins & Needles' of course!

Who Will Marry You?

Who Will Marry You?

Let’s take some time to review the legalities of getting married in Scotland, just so you can make sure you tie that knot nice and tight. As with any legal commitment, there are hoops to jump through and paperwork to sort, but – if you have all your facts straight – this can be a painless and stress-free process.

The basic requirements for getting married legally in Scotland are the following: both parties should be single, divorced, or widowed; both parties should be above 16 years old and not related to one another, and at least two witnesses must be present. This means that you, your partner, and your two witnesses must sign the marriage register or civil partnership document on the day of the legal ceremony. This applies to everyone – whether UK nationals or foreign nationals.

Civil Ceremonies

Generally speaking, a civil ceremony is a marriage without any religious context but with full legal recognition.

A civil marriage can take place at a registry office or any approved venue – a list of which can be obtained from the General Register Office for Scotland. If you’re hoping to apply for a temporary approval for a venue of your choice (for example, your family home), you can contact your local authority for more information. You would normally give notice to marry in the district you’re tying the knot in, not where you live – this means you don’t have to be a resident of Scotland to get married there. The civil ceremony must however be performed by a registrar or an authorised assistant registrar.

You don’t need to exchange formal vows for a civil partnership, but you can do so if you wish. In fact, you can write your own vows, as long as you include the statutory declarations. When choosing your readings and music, keep in mind that there must be no reference to religion for either of these, and it will all need to be approved by your registrar before the day. Some are stricter than others, so make sure you have that conversation as early as possible in your planning!

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Religious Ceremonies

The basic eligibility criteria for having a religious wedding in Scotland are the same as for civil ceremonies.

You can currently legally marry in Scotland by having a Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic, Jewish or Quaker ceremony. For all other religious ceremonies, make sure to ask your celebrant, as you may have to arrange a civil ceremony as well in order to be legally wed.

For religious ceremonies, you and your partner will still need to give notice – but how this happens will depend on the church you’ve chosen.

Religious ceremonies may have restrictions related to specific dates, depending on the faith, and timing will also depend on the church’s schedule. For Church of England ceremonies, Easter and Advent (the lead-up to Christmas) are strongly discouraged – and if you do get agreement, there may be restrictions on certain hymns and floral decorations. In the Catholic Church, you can’t generally marry during Lent (the 40 days before Easter) either. Jewish couples can’t get married between Passover and Pentecost, during three weeks between July and August and on the Sabbath (Saturday) unless it’s two hours after sundown.

The content of the ceremony will be much more fixed in the case of a religious ceremony and will depend on the faith. You can’t typically say your own vows, and instead must exchange formal wording as instructed by the priest or vicar marrying you. Hymns and readings will usually need to have a religious context, although some priests are stricter than others on this front – just make sure you ask with plenty of notice, so you know where you stand and what your options are.

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Humanist Ceremonies

Humanist ceremonies are a wonderful option for couples looking to have a secular ceremony with more freedom to personalise their vows, readings, music, and structure. Unlike England and Wales, it is legal to have a humanist ceremony in Scotland.

So what are they exactly? In essence, a humanist ceremony is whatever you want it to be. It’s a way of standing up in front of your loved ones and making a public declaration of your commitment to each other, with no specific rules and no association with a religious faith. It’s conducted by a celebrant, who will work closely with you to create a meaningful ceremony that is right for you. There’s no requirement of any specific vows being said, and you can include any rites or rituals that you feel reflect your union and/or your spirituality (if any!). This may seem like a bit too much freedom, and if you don’t know where to start, remember that humanist celebrants are a great source of ideas, advice, and suggestions. There are no requirements or limits on length, date, time of year, and so on.

This kind of ceremony is available to all, both straight and same-sex couples, and you don’t have to yourself be a “humanist” in order to marry this way.

You can have your humanist ceremony anywhere, as long as your celebrant is happy to join you there – but do keep in mind that a religious building or register office is unlikely to welcome this kind of ceremony, understandably. Humanist ceremonies don’t have to take place in a structure that has a fixed roof – which means you can get married by a secluded loch, in the midst of a field of wildflowers, or anywhere that means something to you!

Finding the right celebrant for you is particularly important for this kind of ceremony, as they will work very closely with you both to design a ceremony inspired by your story. Speak to your wedding planner if you’re thinking of going down this route, so he or she can suggest some celebrants for you or check out the Humanist Society Scotland. Do keep in mind that humanist celebrant fees are typically higher than the fees involved in a civil or religious ceremony, so this option does require having scope for that in your budget.

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Other Stuff That’s Good To Know

A religious or humanist marriage can take place anywhere and venues don’t need to be approved, as long as the minister/religious official/celebrant agrees. Unlike in England and Wales, it’s the celebrant, not the venue, that’s licensed for marriages, which is why there is much more freedom regarding ceremony locations. In a religious wedding, a minister, clergyman, pastor, priest, or other person approved to do so under the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 must perform the wedding.

Once you’ve decided you want to marry in Scotland, you will both need to complete and return a Marriage Notice form (which tells the local registrar you want to marry). This form and any other documents must be returned to the registrar at least 29 days before your wedding. If you’re having a religious or belief ceremony you’ll also need to collect the ‘marriage schedule’, which is a form you sign during your wedding ceremony. You can collect this from 7 days before your wedding It will need to be either you or the person you’re marrying collecting it in person. This marriage schedule needs to be returned to your local registrar within 3 days of your ceremony.

You can find out more about processes and criteria for getting married in Scotland from official sources here and here.

Studio Sessions – Family!

Family

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” – Albert Einstein

As well as lots of yummy babies I have had the honour of capturing lots of family images recently too. These types of sessions mean so much to me because I know there is usually a reason for them and as such, they create a beautiful memory for the family in them.

The Grow with Me One

I love doing Grow With Me sessions as I get to see how cute bambinos grow and develop over their first year. Miss Cora came in for her 2nd session and I just had to include her big brothers in the pictures.

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I love how much they dote on her. She even has a cool nickname ‘Baby C’. That’s what being in a family is all about. This little lady is always going to have her big bros looking out for her.

The Turning One One (!)

Little Miss Erin was about to turn one and mum wanted to celebrate with a family portrait.

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Such a cute family. One day, when she is much older. Erin will look at these pictures and get all the warm and fuzzies. Just like her mum and dad will when she is in her difficult teenage years and they remember what a precious little dot she was!

The We Are So Proud Of Him One

This family have all their kid’s graduation pictures in frames proudly displayed. Just because their youngest son’s graduation was cancelled due to C-19 they still wanted to mark his moment. The gown was still hired and I did my best to recreate the graduation images his sisters had taken.

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I love that this will be hung in pride of place in the family home. Bonus points that he graduated from the Univerity all the best people graduate from, Stirling 😉

The Baby Is Flying The Nest One

This was a very personal session for me. I gifted a Family Photoshoot at my local virtual Christmas Fair last year. It was a prize draw with all the proceeds going to local family charities. I used a random number spinner to generate the winners to keep things all above board but I was delighted when my good friends won!

I’ve been wanting to shoot this family for ages. Dad is an over 6-foot mountain of a man and Mum is so tiny and petite. How she managed to give birth to twin boys and then another son is beyond me! I mean I’m guessing they didn’t appear as big as they are today but even still!!!

It was a poignant moment for them as well as their youngest son was flying the nest off to training college.

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We had a blast in the studio and I think that comes across in the images. To me, if grown-ass boys can still hug their parents and come along to a session like this, then they have been bought up right!

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I love how mum’s smile stretches from ear to ear as she is getting loved on by her sons. Images like this are important to me. Showing the mum at the heart of the family as all too often she is behind the camera capturing the images.

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I smile because you’re my brother. I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it.

A Tail of Two Dogs

A Tail of Two Dogs

“Every dog owner thinks their dog is the best dog in the world and every dog owner is right”

Can we have a moment of applause for my witty blog title? I’m rather proud of it! I seem to have had a run of dogs recently in the studio with Hugo and Hector the Pugs joining Adam’s cake smash and Arnold the Bulldog protecting his newborn human baby sister Payton.  And I am definitely not complaining, quite the opposite in fact. Then to my utter joy a week or so apart I had two doggos in that couldn’t be any more different.

Sully

First up, named after the loveable and huge monster in Monsters Inc was Sully the St. Bernard.

Be still my heart, ever since watching the movie Beethoven as a kid I’ve loved St Bernards. This was the first time having one in the studio though.

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Look at him!! He was a gentle giant as he plodded up the stairs to the studio. Armed with a pack of ham his owners didn’t have to give him much direction he pretty much sat down and chilled.

He was booked in for a very special reason. It was his first birthday.

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So he had a birthday hat!!! That also means he hasn’t finished growing yet. Yikes!

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Just look at those paws! Humungous!

Despite taking lots of breaks to fuss this gorgeous fella I made a beautiful gallery of images that his owners love and record his first birthday.

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Alas, I couldn’t keep him so I had to let him go home and then wipe the drool off of, well everywhere, in the studio!

Luqa

Luqa’s owner had been gifted a Pet Photosession by her mum for Christmas 2019!! Finally, after 3 lockdowns, I was able to honour her original voucher.

Luqa is a Yorkie/Maltese cross and where Sully was huge, Luqa was teeny tiny.

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You could easily fit him in a teeny tiny handbag. Luqa didn’t want anything to do with me at first but eventually came around with some of my doggy treats.

For such a tiny pooch he had the biggest expressive eyes.

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This is a toddler-sized wicker chair. When I was editing this image he reminded me of another cute creature but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Then it came to me.

A Porg
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Credit: Lucasfilm

Tell me you see it too??

As Luqa was so little and inquisitive I used a variety of props to keep him still for a moment to capture an image.

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Like little boxes.

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And even a tiny bowl!

I have to say big or tiny, both dogs were very well behaved.

If you would like to get your furry friend professionally photographed but not sure how they’ll be or want to invest in a full shoot I am currently running a ‘Dog Day’s of Summer” Mini Session on two dates. One for outside images and one for Studio images.

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(and yup Sully made it onto the ad poster!).

You can book here.

 

 

 

Personal Branding Shoot – OOSHASC

Personal Branding Shoot – OOSHASC

A couple of weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Mel Anderson the owner of OOSHASC for her personal branding shoot. And I say absolute pleasure because Mel is one of those people who makes you feel like a BFF the moment you meet her. We met virtually through the wonderful Facebook Group Women Together Network a few months ago and at our pre-shoot Zoom consultation, I knew she was going to be fun to shoot. But when we finally met in the flesh for her shoot, it was like I’d known her for years.

Building a great rapport with your client is so important for a Personal Branding shoot. I knew instantly I was going to get some great images with Mel.

Not sure what personal branding photography is? Unsure if you need it for your business or not? You can check out a helpful guide here 🙂

OOSHASC???

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OOSHASC stands for Once Owned Should Have A Second Chance and is a high-end preloved clothing boutique that Mel runs from within the grounds of her house in Dollar. It’s a great idea to buck the current (and unsustainable) fast fashion trend and ensure that quality garments get re-worn rather than end up in landfill.

Mel has been running the business since 2012 and the C-19 lockdown made her rethink her online presence and appeal to a much wider audience. I urge you to check out her Facebook Lives as she gives the QVC presenters a run for their money!

Her brand colours are pink and purple so you’ll see those crop up a lot in the images I took.

Behind The Scenes

Social Media loves to know what goes on behind the scenes (or BTS if you’re feeling fly). For every business that is different. For Mel, it was important to document what happens to clothes once she takes them in and the care and attention she gives them before they go out on her racks.

I ask all my Personal Branding Clients what tools they use in their business. I like to make sure we incorporate them into the images.

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One of Mel’s tools is her iron and steamer so I put her to work! look at that gorgeous smile. What a hottie!

Mess With My Images

When I capture wedding and portrait images my contract very clearly asks people not to tamper with my images by adding filters etc. When it comes to a personal branding shoot…all bets are off. I encourage you to crop, add text, add a colour wash, etc to make them fit your brand aesthetic.

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With that in mind, I often include a few ‘whiteboard’ shots like the one above. Mel could easily use an app like Canva to add quotes, thank you messages, sale news or any other thing she likes!

Flat Lays

Where appropriate I also like to include some flat lay. I also show the client how to take great flat lay images themselves with their phones. Clothing is perfect for a flat lay and Mel picked out a cute first date outfit for me to use.

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All Work And No Play

We also took images around the shop, with Mel’s customers and many many more but it would be remiss of me to steal Mel’s thunder.

Likewise, we took lots of images of Mel being Mel in her spare time, including a few surprises that I can’t wait to see how she uses!Personal Branding Photography by JB Moments Photography

I can share this one as Mel has already used. Needless to say Alfie and Purdie her two beautiful labs feature quite heavily.

This was a 2-hour session but it felt like 5 minutes. It’s true what they say that time flies when you’re having fun and I haven’t laughed so much in ages.

Yet again proving that I have the best clients. #LoveMyJob

Studio Session – Campbell Family

Studio Session – Campbell Family

“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” – Lisa Weed

Grandma’s Christmas Present

Yet another lockdown postponement story! Originally Grandma has asked for an up-to-date picture of her grandchildren for Christmas. Especially pertinent as both her sons had new babies. Then it became a full family portrait. Then we had to put the breaks on due to COVID-19. Grandma got an IOU for Christmas.

Family, Finally

Then a couple of weeks ago when we had the green light to go. The family met up in the studio. 6 adults, 2 children, 2 babies, and one teenager who would rather have been anywhere else (but was a very good sport!).

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How this glamorous lady has 5 grandchildren I do not know!! The family had been brilliant at following the prep guide I send out and had all come in coordinating outfits.

Falkirk’s Baby Of The Week

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This little dude was crowned Baby of the Week in the local newspaper the week he came to the studio and with those big baby blue eyes and cheeky face it is easy to see why.

His baby cousin was also a little cutie with the most kissable cheeks you ever did see on a girl. I don’t have consent to post their images so you will just have to take my word for it.

Good Looks Run in The Family

His big sister is absolutely beautiful with long blonde hair and piercing blue eyes.

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She also loves to pose for the camera which is an absolute bonus! Her cousin (the cute cheeks baby’s brother) also had a cheeky grin when we coaxed it out of him with the tickle stick!

Good Sport

These pair have a teenage big brother who would have rather been anywhere than in my studio. But he was a good sport and put up with my teasing and posing requests with very good grace considering! I think he was just relieved that he didn’t have to wear matching outfits with his little siblings!!

Family Photographer - JB Moments Photography

Not Just About The Kids

When I have these sessions in the studio and I am graced with such cute littles it can be easy to focus all my attention on them and forget about the adults. But often they don’t have many pictures of themselves as a couple once the kids come along. I like to rectify that at family sessions.

Family Photographer - JB Moments Photography

Family Photographer - JB Moments Photography

Sessions like this are always loud, chaotic, hot, but most of all FUN. I hope that Grandma’s Christmas Present was worth the wait.