Hertfordshire Commercial Photographer – I do a lot of work at Micklefield Hall (a fabulous country house wedding venue in Hertfordshire, near Rickmansworth) and I was really happy to visit to take photographs of their staff for their website. They wanted shots of the office staff and the grounds staff. The brief was for relaxed and friendly individual portraits, as well as some team photographs. They decided against a plain studio background as they wanted to use their gorgeous grounds, and a bit of a softer, warmer feel than more formal corporate headshots.
Before the shoot I did a sneaky google to see if I could steal some inspiration for small business team photographs and portraits. It became quickly apparent that most of the shots out there were stiff, without much personality and in some cases with a high dose of cheese added in! So I disregarded the google shots and just took inspiration from the beauty of the grounds and the warmth and friendliness of the staff. They are really lucky to have such a brilliant, well bonded team….although luck doesn’t really come into it. Anna and Jamie run the business and they are the nicest, kindest people you could hope to meet, and that shines through in the team they’ve built up over the years!
Now, this shot wouldn’t work for most businesses (unless the MDs were really really friendly!)….but because the bosses have been married for years I couldn’t help sneak in a slightly less corporate shot into our shoot!
Sarah Legge Photography – award winning commercial and wedding photographer, taking beautiful, natural photographs of weddings, families and businesses