Faversham Traders – back in business on 15 June 2020

As I write, we are still under partial lockdown in the UK as a result of COVID-19. As a photographer by trade, you can imagine that my business, along with so many others, has been severely impacted. Considering myself extremely lucky and managing to survive during these extremely challenging times, it has been frustrating not to be able to do the job I love so much.

But now that lockdown is being released in small steps, I was asked by Lotty of Lotty’s Flower in Faversham to head on down into the town centre and to capture a selection of images to illustrate and highlight the fact that businesses will be re-opening on 15 June, much to the delight of the town and its inhabitants. Shopping local will have so much more meaning now and, although online purchases have kept many of us going, being able to spend money in our local town will feel even better than it did before.

Branding and corporate photography for the Faversham Traders

Note: the beautifully socially distanced traders! Optima Opticians, The Yard, Barleymow Gifts, Creekside Vinyl, Top Hat and Tales, Oli Bongo’s, Vino, Lotty’s Flowers …

Branding and corporate photography for the Faversham Traders

Three business owners, Charlotte of Lotty’s Flowers, Jenny of Barleymow Gifts and Interiors and Fabio of Vino have joined together and currently have a competition in place which you can follow here: Faversham Traders competition

Faversham Traders - Come Rain or Shine 05Branding and corporate photography for the Faversham Traders

I really enjoyed being back behind the camera and producing some great images that can be used on social media.

I hope the weather on Saturday will be wonderful but I know for a fact that Faversham Traders are there for the town, come rain or shine!

To find out more about my business photography packages, please do get in touch. I can help make your business and branding more visible and ensure that you stand out from the crowd!

Kerry Hales … she’s the lady who gives you a “gentle” push in the right direction

I’ve known Kerry for a good few years now, have listened to her speak and attended a few of her coaching meetings. She’s someone who I see as strong, with a powerful will and determination to help her clients succeed. She loves meeting people face-to-face and, although she runs online courses and has a very active Facebook group, to meet her in person is the best way forward for many of her clients.

Her mantra is:

Kerry finds your inner wisdom & a love for who you are!”

So that kind of tells you how she works. On her site, it mentions Kerry’s firestarter spirit and infectious enthusiasm. And it’s true. She herself holds nothing back whilst encouraging you to look deeper into what is holding you back.

Kerry needed some up-to-date images for her website which has a fresh look, with a white background. White is one of the challenging backgrounds to use and the editing takes longer (but once I’m in the groove, it’s not so challenging) and so we set up a small studio in her home.

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We had a mood board with images for inspiration and guidelines from Rebecca who is the brains behind Rebecca Martin who offers brand consultancy, strategy and content direction amongst other offerings. Kerry’s site has been created by Jonathan at fairlymarvellous.co.uk who I’ve worked for, and with, on a number of occasions in the past.

Kerry made her choice … and the one below was included. When she posted it on Facebook, it received a huge amount of comments … it certainly grabbed people’s attention.

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And that’s what Kerry is about. She is a transformational life coach. I’ve seen her business grow and flourish over the years that I’ve known her and am certain that it will continue to do so.

Branding photography is about capturing the spirit of you. Your personality, your business, your passion.

If you need a refresh or, indeed, an entire set of images to document you and your brand, please do get in touch.