Little Beanies Photography – Helping Small Businesses Grow

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Yes….. I don’t just photograph families, babies and newborns. Throughout my photography career I have also offered a service, majority of them to small businesses and mainly mums that have decided to go it alone and set up business themselves. This has been primarily through word of mouth.

How it works with Little Beanies

I’ve always wondered how I can bring this in line with my Little Beanies brand and tell you folk about it, just in case it maybe something you require one day. Well.. when I sat down and thought about it, it was very easy. I love photography, it really is my favourite thing in the whole world (apart from my husband and my son of course!)  but I also come from a marketing background too working for some big brands including Charles Worthington and PZ Cussons the founders of Imperial Leather to name a few.

Helping Mum’s grow their businesses

Little Beanies is all about those ‘little’ people in our lives and if I can not only capture those precious moments of your loved ones but provide marketing assets and materials and guidance for a business of yours that helps support your lifestyle to bring up those little munchkins, then yes my Little Beanies corporate work can sit right here!

A great example of this work from start to finish was when I met the lovely Birthability ladies Sarah and SallyAnn. I can’t believe it was over a year ago when I met them and it was at a time when they were developing their new brand and requiring photography for their Doula and Support classes business. I actually took Louis along to one of their coffee mornings and we met and just chatted and before we knew it we were walking the streets of Stratford Upon Avon going in and out of coffee shops, trying to get ‘the’ shot that told you, as readers, of their website and what they were all about. Yes that image had to say everything. I have talked about their Doula service and what they do before here and it really is all about them as people. I just had to capture this.

“We loved her calm and patient approach as she really took the time to listen to us, understand our brand, and truly get to know what we’ve wanted to achieve.”

Every owner of a company and brand that I meet regardless of which industry or even the same industry there is a different perspective on what they want to get across about their brand. Sallyann very kindly produced a testimonial for me follow working together and I think this really gets across how I approach my work.

“Lisa was the photographer for our website, blog and promotional leaflets. We loved her calm and patient approach as she really took the time to listen to us, understand our brand, and truly get to know what we’ve wanted to achieve.

Her background in marketing really stood out, and she was able to make suggestions and recommendations that we would never have thought about ourselves.

Her complete understanding of our business and how we wanted to be perceived meant that Lisa chose the perfect locations for out shoots, where she proceeded to photograph the most beautiful imagery that we are so proud of.

Lisa had been asked to work to a very tight deadline, and we were so grateful for her prompt completion of the job which went seamlessly. Her incredible talent at lifestyle photography was exactly what we wanted and we recommend her to everyone we know.”

Here is just some of the imagery we captured.

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When I did the Birthability show only last year when I was creating all my collateral, someone said to me…”well it’ll be easy as you already have the photography”. This was very true. How many times in your business have you said “I need a pic for my blog, a nice head shot or just a lifestyle pic for a leaflet to show exactly what you do and not look like your competition?”. Well this is exactly what I do however big or small your company is. Having unique imagery for your business that represents your brand values is essential. Birthability now have a raft of photos to use as and when for blogging, leaflets and any other marketing material.

It’s all about the preparation

Doing a photo-shoot for a business is not just a matter of turning up and bringing my camera and getting lots of imagery, it’s also about being prepared. The more prepared we are, the more you will get from it. I will want to fully understand your brand and what you stand for, how you are different in the market and really get to grips with your values. This may even include a Pinterest board depending on the type of business it is. You may want to style your shoot, we will plan this too and I also know lots of stylers/designers if this is something you would like to help define/differentiate your business even more. We make sure we know exactly where these pictures will be used to make sure we get the correct proportions and how many you actually need will determine the time you need. Trust me it really is all in the planning and then the session will work out just fine and before you know it you’ll have enough assets for all your marketing material. Often people say to me there are loads of people doing what I do but if you use unique imagery you will immediately stand out from the crowd.

Marketing and photography skills in one

What makes my corporate photography different is that I’m not just going to take the picture you need but I want to understand what you want to get across from a marketing perspective and really deliver against your objectives. And don’t worry if you don’t have any then lets set some! I also only use natural light which can make everything so much more real as you can see from these photo’s. An image of mine even ended up on the side of their car!! I had to very carefully make sure that the toes, feet and legs were in the correct driving position for this one. Doesn’t it look fab.

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I would love to be a part of your business growth and if you or anyone you know is interested then please do let me know and get in touch here. I have lots going on too from animal businesses to property to personal trainers to make up tutorials to Styled birthday parties to baby classes. I just love getting my teeth into something new and understanding your business.

Really enjoyed working with you ladies. If you want to have a look at their full site to see it in context, then click here.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Lisa xxx

All photographs taken by Little Beanies Photography.

I am a photographer and founder of Little Beanies Photography specialising in bumps, babies and families. Little Beanies Photography is a fun, natural, relaxed experience using only natural light to capture the real moments in life.

I would love it if you had a look at my work here and if you would like any further information please contact here

My Project 52 – Week 36 {Hanging out with the Arkwright Triplets}
My Project 52 – Week 37 {Sunday family fun}

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