Category Archives: Commercial & Headshots

Goddess Parties – Mel Wells The Goddess Revolution

Goddess parties – Mel Wells The Goddess Revolution

As you know I spend much of my time photographing little children and tiny babies in family shoots but it’s always fun to photograph grown ups and take on other types of work.  In this case photographing an event for a group of gorgeous women.

I know Mel Wells, Author of the fabulous book The Goddess Revolution, via a couple of business groups and in January I took part in one of her Goddess Retreats in beautiful Bali (which will be the subject of another blog – so many gorgeous photos to share !!).  So it was lovely to see her and some of the other girls that were on the retreat at one of her Goddess Parties a few weeks ago.

Mel’s book The Goddess Revolution is all about getting out of the diet mentality and improving your relationship with food and your feelings towards your body.  It covers emotional eating, binge eating, working on self-love, mindful eating and tackling the emotions that cause certain behaviour patterns around food.  It’s about a way of changing your relationship with food and creating a new lifestyle that creates freedom around food without being constantly on a diet or obsessed with the number on the scales.

The Goddess parties are a way to get women together, meeting in gorgeous locations with fabulous heathy food to swop stories and spend a bit of time together.  It’s a chance to meet Mel in person and get a hug – she’s all about the fabulous hugs – and get a signed copy of the book.

This party was at a lovely cafe called The Garden in Hale and lots of Goddesses came along to enjoy some green juice and fizz and each other’s company.   Here are just a few shots to give you flavour of the atmosphere.

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The next Goddess Party is at Tanya’s in Chelsea on Sunday 21st May.

Check out Mel’s website for all the information on Goddess Parties, the Retreats in Bali, her online programme The Green Goddess Academy and lots of lovely recipes as well.  https://melwells.com

 

Headshots Business Women Milton Keynes

Headshots Business Women Milton Keynes

I do a lot of business networking so meet people running all sorts of different businesses.  I tend to network in Women’s Business groups as the meeting hours suit my working life better, and often end up taking corporate head shots.  [NB: I do also take head shots of men but for the purposes of this post there are only women featured].

I cover areas such as Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedford, Watford, Rickmansworth, St Albans, Leighton Buzzard etc..  I can quote you if you are further afield but I generally cover Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

People need headshots for many reason these days – websites, internal company magazines and newsletter, author’s byelines, blogging avatars but often images are needed for personal profiles on sites like LinkedIN, Twitter and Facebook.  These days people like to see who they are dealing with or who they may potentially end up working with, so a professional head shot is an investment for your business.

If, for example, you are still using a picture that is 5 years old, or one that really no longer looks like you then perhaps it’s time for an update?  My shots are all taken on location at your home, office or outdoors in a garden or local park.  We spend a little bit of time chatting or having a coffee to get to know each other so you are not too nervous before your shoot.

My sessions are relaxed and the resulting head shots are natural looking, reflecting the real you whilst still giving you a set of professional images to use.  You can select clothes accordingly and have a change of clothes to give a range from a more Corporate look to a more Smart/Casual look.

I am skilled at putting people at ease in front of the camera – especially people who hate photos of themselves – so trust me when I say this experience will not be nearly as painful as you are expecting.

Images that will capture you perfectly – approachable and friendly yet professional.

Get in touch on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk if you would like to book a session – especially if you’ve been putting it off.

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In the Box Olney – Fantastic Fresh Healthy Lunches

In the box – a fantastic new food business launches in Olney.

I’m really excited that a fabulous new business will be launching in Olney next week.  In the box provides boxed salad lunches delivered to your home or office in Olney.  The fresh products in these lunches are all sourced from local suppliers and farmers and a stacked full of fantastic fresh superfoods.

Louise White – the brains and the beauty behind In the Box – is aiming to provide a friendly, efficient service to the local people in Olney.  She felt there was a real gap in the market for quality fresh food at lunch time.  Olney boasts a huge community of discerning, fit, health conscious people who want good healthy nutritious food.  If you are looking for a quick, easy, healthy nutritious lunch and you don’t want a mass produced salad or pre-packed sandwich packed with mayonnaise then the choices are limited.

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In the box operates out of a purpose built kitchen in the countryside in partnership with Feast – the wonderful middle-eastern inspired catering business run by Louise’s husband Leigh.  All the ingredients are freshly prepared in the morning once the orders are received.

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I visited the kitchens to photograph some of the fantastic food that will be available for lunches as of next week.   Here are a selection of images to get your mouth watering.  Several local businesses received a surprise visit from Louise this week as she dropped off some free samples of the lunches for people to try out.  The feedback so far has been excellent.

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Visit the In the Box website here for more information on what is available and how to order.  Wishing Louise every success with her fantastic new venture.  I even got to try out a fabulous falafel burger which was just lovely:)

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Photographer Milton Keynes – Bodyforce Classes Olney

Photographer Milton Keynes – based in Olney.  Images taken at a local Bodyforce exercise class in Olney, Milton Keynes

As a Milton Keynes Photographer, I often work with local businesses and I have recently taken images of some of the fantastic and varied classes run by Bodyforce in Olney.  Check out their website at Bodyforce.co.uk there are classes to suit everyone.  Classes are indoors as well as outdoors, which is a great bonus for exercisers like me who are not particuarly hard core and don’t like to exercise in the freezing cold and rain.  They suit all levels and take place morning and evening to fit everyone’s working schedules.  Bodyforce include Boxercise Classes – see here for some images from this class.  There are also Caveman Conditioning Classes which will be photographed very soon.

Featured here are the fabulous and very tough Bodyshock Classes run by the excellent Lisa Watkin.  I’m not a great fan of exercise to be honest and often start things and give up because I’m not enjoying it.  These classes however are great – don’t get me wrong they are painful and they are hard work –  but the wonderful thing is that there is a fantastic sense of camaraderie among the members.  Lisa is a hard task master but she is inspiring and above all fun.  If I could only use two words to describe this class they would be pain and laughter !!

If you are looking for a class you can fit in after the school run this is ideal as it starts at 9.30 but there are also evening classes if this suits you better.

As a photographer I love new challenges so capturing the essence of this class was a great thing to do and hopefully you will get a sense of what is involved and come along and try it for yourself.

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Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
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For a lighthearted look at exercise – particularly after having kids check out The Sausage diaries blog

Classes can be booked online.  You can pay as you go or take out monthly membership which entitles you to attend the whole range of Bodyforce classes.

If you’d like some images of your business please get in touch on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk or call 07981 991881

Commercial Images : Sarah Kelleher, Local Artist Olney

Commercial images and headshots in Olney – images of a local artist and her work.

As a small business owner I really enjoy having the opportunity to network and work locally with other small business owners.  So it was a pleasure recently to meet the wonderful local artist Sarah Kelleher.  Sarah works with bright colours and beautiful designs producing stunning personalised floral-inspired canvases and paintings.  She also has a huge range of unique greetings cards for all occasions and lots of other bespoke canvases and artwork.

Sarah works out of her beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire Countryside – inspired by the surrounding nature so it was lovely to get some headshots outdoors and to photograph some of the wonderful products she makes.  The products are available from Sarah herself but are also stocked at a couple of gorgeous local shops in Olney, Buckinghamshire.

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I particularly like these lovely framed heart images – each one filled with a unique collection of buttons which catch the light beautifully.

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 These wonderful original framed prints are now available from one of my favourite local businesses The House Gallery, in Rose Court, Olney

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It was lovely to capture a mixture of product images, shots of Sarah’s workshop and Headshots.  There is a wonderful range of cards and canvases which are all quite different but all share the same bright vibrance of colour.  I hope you enjoy the images and either contact Sarah to see the products themselves or have a look in The House Gallery or another shop filled with fabulous gifts – The Nest at No.9.

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Contact Sarah on on T: 07040 909 985 E: sarahkelleher.info@gmail.com

If you would like some images of your small business for use on your website or in your marketing materials or if you would like some new headshots please contact me on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk .  I will take images at your workplace not in a studio environment so they reflect you and your business.

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