Meet My Client!
Kathryn is the founder of KD Communications. She is at the helm when it comes to modernising how the North views and uses Public Relations. To launch her new online membership community – Headliners, Kathryn wanted to turn up the lifestyle dial on her visual branding. She has some incredible things planned for the near future, so I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you to watch this woman CLOSELY!
There’ll be more photography to go with it all too, don’t worry.
The Sch-Wham Planning
Kathryn and I have been planning this beauty for over a year! During this time we have both been working away on the mood and vibes of how we wanted the final images to look, with a shared private Pinterest board.
Kathryn has been building her new Headliners Community whilst also writing a book, serving her clients, delivering workshops AND getting involved in the odd collaboration here and there. It’s pedal to the metal ambition, seriously, this gal never stops!
One thing I totally love about folks in the PR Sphere is that their rapid rate is always plugged into the “END GAME” mindset. It’s a wonderful dual state to be in.
The scheduling of this session had to be released at the exact right time for Kathryn and the communications messages in her business. That is why she has decided you are reading this very blog, right now.
Timing like this from a photographer perspective involves a fair bit of reverse engineering. To announce photography on a set date, what needs to happen and by when to make that possible?
It’s this kind of military organisation that I thrive in as a creative. When you know you are a part of a much bigger well-oiled machine, you strive that little bit harder to deliver your side, with your team on point.
On the Fox Force 5 Team This Time
Nichola English from The Wardrobe Provocateur styled this Sch-Wham. In tandem to the longer planning cycle, Nichola and Kathryn developed a great rapport in the build-up to the shoot.
HAIR & MAKE UP
Marie from ND Makeup was on the crew for both hair and makeup. Kathryn absolutely loved the look of the recently transformed ND Studio. So to begin with we shot there.
Kathryn’s VIP Wish-list
Over the months that we chatted about how Kathryn wanted her session to look, and feel I gradually developed this clear cut wish-list.
- Bubbles, Sparkles VIP Flavour
- Timing of the final stages of this shoot would be CRUCIAL
- Telling more of the story of Kathryn the woman, not just Kathryn the PR consultant.
Kathryn’s Sch-Wham Mood-Board
With the wish-list, planning and consultancy all in my brain, I was then able to start refining Kathryn’s mood-board. Here is what I created especially for her. We then used this as the visual brief for the crew.
Kathryn’s Sch-Wham Headshots with Personality
Shoot day was a joyful giggle. We had 3 locations to get around, 5 looks to capture, and 4 different hair and make-up looks!
ND Make Up Studio
As previously mentioned, ND Make-Up is now based in a seriously beautiful studio space. Renovated and styled with a similar luxury essence that fits with Kathryn oh-so-well. It made so much sense for us to take advantage of this location at the top of our session.
We hot-footed wardrobe, crew and all equipment to nearby Hotel Indigo to keep the luxury Headshot energy flowing. Adam and the team were simply marvellous! We had a suite awaiting us complete with everything we could possibly need.
We all loved how cute Kathryn was in her rollers, so we turned this into a relaxed shot or her at work, checking print media and speaking with her clients.
Making use of the great balcony gave us this fantastic northern city vista to use as a backdrop for Kathryn in all her glamour-puss look. She owns the city!
We are so grateful to Bonbar for welcoming us for the finale set of Kathryn’s headshots with personality session. Lighting, champagne, light-up champagne were all waiting for her arrival to capture night-time networking Kathryn.
What I love about this headshot is the fusion of Kathryn’s bubbly personality and love of the social side of her professional world.
An important part of the new Headliners Community to note is who Kathryn is looking to help and how. Kathryn is passionate about creativity in fashion, and new business start-ups. Helping these people position themselves as experts and the “headliners” in their field is precisely what Kathryn is setting out to do.
A lot of business of this nature is rarely done around that glass desk in a fluoro-lit boardroom these days (…was it ever). You find the next Headliners networking (and usually partying) in the most exclusive nightclubs. We were thrilled when Bonbar jumped on board and allowed us to shoot there.
This is exactly where Kathryn holds meetings with clients like this. Her style included bubbly networking and relationship building.
As the launch of Headliners has demanded a lot of Kathryn’s schedule, we took our editing meeting online and met in a google hangout. Here we discussed the images that were to make the final cut.
Kathryn wanted simple retouching on her final collection. We worked on bringing her brand colours out in the final work a little and kept the rest down to polishing things up.
Read Even More About This Headshots with Personality Session
The rest of the team created a tonne of content around this sch-wham session. You can find out even more about how we all created this through this handy quick links:
Has also written up a take on how the shoot felt from her point of view and shares her biggest takeaways and tips on working on pro headshots.
WATCH THE INSTA #BTS:
These are becoming more and more popular! To see the headshots with personality shoot itself unfold from behind the scenes you can head on over and replay the insta-story I created all while the shoot happened.
Through Client Eyes
I asked Kathryn to do a quick piece to camera to let you know what she thought about this Headshots service. Here’s what happened:
What About You?
If you know you are ready to level-up your personal branding and visual media that goes with it. It’s time to seriously get going on your new headshots with personality!
You can head directly to the Headshots Gallery to see more of my Headshots clients results and get ideas for how you would like to shoot with me for yourself.
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