Category: Commercial Photography

Don’t let your photography hamper your business.

Don’t let your photography hamper your business. row of jars photographed for a hamper business

If your business exists in a crowded market and you’re looking to stand out, then let me be candid with you: Your commercial product photography is the key to getting noticed, securing sales, and carving out dominance. Oh, and talking about being candid, that’s exactly the kind of photography you need to drive those sales. […]

A food photoshoot in a zoo? Simply whatever next?

A food photoshoot in a zoo? Simply whatever next? Food photoshoot of Pizza restaurant in Banham Zoo

What better way to spend a day than a trip to the zoo? How about numerous trips to the zoo and a food photoshoot (one of my favourite commissions!) I’ve been lucky enough to have the chance to spend several days at Banham Zoo in recent months, mixing work with pleasure. In fact, between providing […]

Curtain up! at the Mercury Theatre

Curtain up! at the Mercury Theatre

Theatre photography, what a thrill! I was recently commissioned to collate a portfolio of photographs capturing the extensive renovations carried out as part of the multimillion pound regeneration project at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre. The works were funded by the ‘Mercury rising’ appeal which amassed the amazing sum of £11.3million pounds, enabling the theatre to undergo […]

The business side of professional photography

The business side of professional photography Professional Photography Business

Recently, I talked about the creative skills required to become a professional photographer. However, that’s only half the story. Because beyond the photoshoots, there’s a whole world of spreadsheets, strategy and admin that goes into keeping things afloat and running a Professional Photography Business. And while this may not sound exciting, believe me, these skills […]

Picturing the future for a care home client.

Picturing the future for a care home client. Picture of a bedroom in a residential home

Recently, I worked on a big commission that was both emotionally and creatively challenging for a National Care Home. The brief would have been straightforward, had we not been in a pandemic. However, I love a challenging project, the bigger the better! And, with such a human angle this one was very close to my […]

A snapshot of what I have learned as a professional photographer

A snapshot of what I have learned as a professional photographer headshot of Cherry the Professional Photographer

Ever since I got my first camera, aged thirteen, I’ve been a student of photography. And while I may now be a Professional Photographer with many commissions under my belt, I still consider myself a student. I’m still learning new things, and if I ever stop, I know it’ll be time to hang up my […]

My guilty pleasures….

My guilty pleasures….

Whenever I am asked about my favourite photoshoot, my default response is always to talk about the one I have most recently completed. After all the planning and preparation, the adrenalin from my most recent job will still be running through my veins. So despite all the Simply fabulous shoots I have been a part […]

Product photo shoots – the perfect pandemic marketing activity!

Product photo shoots – the perfect pandemic marketing activity! Protein ball

Pre-pandemic a survey from packaging experts WePack found that more than half (52.5%) of U.K. residents prefer online shopping; with 28% of those questioned, claiming their preference was down to convenience, while 12% like to shop from home and 10% prefer it because they can avoid the crowds. It is clear, now more than ever, […]