I’ve been following Tanya from Apple Blossom Flowers pretty much since I started my Instagram account in January 2020. She’s a very talented florist, lives in Berkhamsted and is a preferred supplier at the stunning Ashridge House. I love flowers so I really enjoy seeing her creations and when she contacted me to enquire about headshots, I did a little happy dance!
We met for a coffee and hit it off immediately – we had loads of things on common, both having a great name just for starters! We realised we have lots of mutual acquaintances going back to school days and we even got married at the same place! We figured it was meant to be and arranged a date for me to do headshots at her home where she also has her workshop.
In the run up to the day, I gave Tanya guidance on what to wear and what to prep for the shoot and I created a mood board for her of the sort of shots I wanted to capture, and she agreed that we were on the same page.
On the day itself we were greeted with sunshine which was an added bonus. I met Tanya at her home where she uses her garage as a workshop. She was a little nervous so the best place to start was getting natural photos in her workshop of her putting a posy together and teasing the flowers, just doing her craft. People love seeing behind the scenes so I felt these images were really important to share with potential clients.
Now that Tanya was more relaxed we headed into her garden for some headshots. People often don’t know what to do with their hands on a headshot shoot, but Tanya had the perfect prop with a couple of different bouquets she had already prepared. We also had a change of top so Tanya could have some images of herself in her branded jumper, that she wears when she’s setting up a wedding.
We took some photos inside Tanya’s home as well as we felt it would be good to have some shots of her working on her laptop and writing in a notebook to get the admin side of the job, not just the practical side. Again, we did some more outfit changes so that Tanya would have plenty of variety to her images.
Finally, we took some images outside her workshop.
Tanya chose my hour long headshot package so she received all her edited images for download. This was the ideal package for her as she has a wide catalogue of pictures she can use going forward for her website and marketing.
Tanya gave me some lovely feedback from her shoot – “I got in touch with Tanya as I wanted some headshots I could use both on my website and social media platforms, particularly Instagram. I wanted to be able to show potential clients the face behind the business, my workspace environment, as well as have some easy content in the bag ready to upload. I am not someone who enjoys having their photo taken but Tanya really made me feel at ease, helped me quickly relax into the whole process and we shared a lot of laughs. Her talent, passion and enthusiasm for what she does really comes across and I couldn’t be happier with the results!”