Decorcafe Collaboration: Fiona Kelly Photography Photoshoot with Bear & Beau

During the Summer I had the very great pleasure of working with Corinne of Bear & Beau to photograph some of her designs. She was looking to get some new lifestyle images of her prints and cushion designs. We also took the opportunity to get a few photos of her for her website and social media.

My process for shoots with creative businesses is a very collaborative one. I see shoots as a team effort, which I find brings the best results. It starts with emails and discussions about what is wanted from the shoot. We discuss style, inspiration, ideas for props. We chat about where the images will be used. We also chat about your business, so I understand more about your clients, your aims and what’s important to you.

Working with Corinne made this process very easy. Like myself, she has a background in art direction and design so she was on the ball with mood boards and shoot plans. We had a few phone calls to run through Corinne’s ideas and aims for the shoot and I very quickly understood what she was looking for.

The shoot itself was great fun. Corinne was ready with everything set up and props to hand. It was a fast pace few hours, fuelled by tea and biscuits! Each shot was set up, with Corinne styling, then test shots taken, props adjusted and off we went. I was so pleased with everything we did that day, and it was really lovely to end the shoot with some relaxed portraits of Corinne and some detailed shots of her at work.

After the shoot I received a wonderful testimonial from Corinne:

“Fiona is a joy to work with.  She has a relaxed style and brings a beautiful natural aesthetic to her work. She understood my brief and collaborated with me to get the most out of our time together. I can’t recommend Fiona enough.”

It was a really exciting shoot to be involved in, especially as it was my first job with someone I had met through the Decorcafe. I have only been a member for a short time but its been amazing to connect with so many creative and passionate people who have been supportive and welcoming. I look forward to getting the opportunity to meet and work with many other Decorcafe members in the coming months and years.

If you would like to chat about photography for your business do get in touch, I have special photography rates available for Decor Cafe members, which you can find here.

Click here to visit Fiona’s expert page.

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