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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!