I like to think my headshot and professional shoots are a little bit different to what many photographers offer. I don't use a studio for these kind of shoots, and much prefer to use everyday environments as a backdrop; I especially love working with natural light, so most of my headshot shoots tend to be outdoors. But equally, I want to respond to your needs. If you want formal-looking business headshots, then I can create that look; if you're a creative professional, we can incorporate your own workspace into the shoot if that's your preference; or if you're looking for professional shots that are a little sillier or more informal than usual - well, I'm very happy to do that! Previous clients include freelance web-developers, academics and owners of knitware shops - so the vibe varies from shoot to shoot!
It’s really important to me that clients feel comfortable during my headshot shoots, which is why I aim to provide a judgement-free zone. Being in front of a camera can be anxiety inducing, and I do everything I can to make you feel as relaxed as possible. Sometimes I prefer frame my shoots more as a conversation; I think of it as two people trying to get to know each other – one them just happens to be taking photos! To help you relax, all my shoots begin with a 30 minute consultation. This gives us the time to get comfortable around each other, and will help me understand what you want from your photographs.
I particularly love working with small businesses and creative professionals. You need something for your social media, and a shot of you at work or interacting with a customer - something that's going to engage your followers. They're the kind of shots that I love doing best!
Music, theatre, performance art, professional headshots, actor headshots and portrait photography in the South West including Bristol, Bath, Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead, Wells, Glastonbury, Swindon, Newport, Cardiff.
Nicky Takes Photos is an inclusive, affordable and friendly photographer; LGBT friendly and polyamory friendly.
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