JellyBean Photography

Hi everyone, I’m sorry it has been a while since I have blogged but it has been a crazy month for us with moving into the new house and getting everything settled along with get addresses changed on everything but we are now settled and unpacked.

New Studio and Office

So after some discussion and some convincing I have decided that I am going to convert our new garage to a studio/office for JellyBean Photography, this is a huge excitement for me as I have always wanted to have my own studio and I finally get to make that dream come true. It is still in the early stages of thinking things through but as time moves on we will be getting quotes to start the work so that we can get all the studio installed and running for some shoots.

Over the past 5 years I have been renting studios and there is nothing wrong with that as it allowed me to have professional space to shoot in and allow me to check out different studios and its helped me picture what I would like in my studio.

I will say its not cheap but moving forward its the best step forward for the business as this will allow me to have a consistent studio to shoot from and I can finally stick to one place for all my studio work.

I have come across a few companies that will be able to help me get my studio all laid out and stocked so that I wont need to keep hauling large amounts of backdrops and lighting and props around. The first of the companies I found, I have used before many times and I have spoken to them a few times at The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC but for anyone that is looking for photography equipment it a great place to start and these guys know their stuff and can help you find the tool you are looking for.

So as you can see it is all go go go at the moment but business is open as normal and we have been doing shoots and events which you can find on my portfolio page .

One final note…

I would like to thank everyone for their help and support over the past month or so as its been busy and has put some challenges in front of us but with all your help and support we have got through them and all is back on track again.

If you have an event coming up and you need a Photography please drop us a line either via email or by our social media pages and get a free quote to see how easy and cost effective to have a family run business as your photographer for your special event.

Kick Start your Monday

Kick Start your Monday

Kick Start

Today I decided to write a post titled Kick Start your Monday. This is to help get the creative minds started for ready for the start of the week. My shoot went really well on Sunday and now its time for me to dive into the PC and get the images edited up for the client.

Whilst I was at this shoot I was starting to put share with you the method I use of how I go about my shoots. I start with the location and the weather. This covers the time of the year (spring, summer, winter, autumn) which affects the overall atmosphere of the image. Then we have what is the shoot about?. Is it a portrait session or is it a family celebration etc.

All of these things are tick boxes which helps me build up the scene to put my clients into to photographs I take.

I hope that this short process method helps you to arrange your photo sessions whether its in your studio or on location, I have found that this method always helps me.

On Going Work

Moving on from my Kick Start Monday I want to explain to you that here at JellyBean Photography I have on-going work with a start up business. I was approached about my photography services for use with the new site. After chatting with the client we both decided that maybe we could help create the new website for the business.

This isn’t a new area for me, but this is new to my business. I choose to offer my skills to this new start up business as I felt I could help them out.

I was approached after the client had been looking at my business website and they recommended me to the owner and it all started from there.

More information will be given about this business and the site once things have been finalized. I want to take the time to share this with you as this is something I am very proud about here at ‘The JellyBean Blog’.

This is an area I have looked at many times before as I have a passion for website development as this is a subject and course I studied at college.

Final Note from me

One final thing before I close my post for the blog. I wanted to take this time to share my portfolio to be able to show you some of my work I have photographed. I use all the images you see on my portfolio to show my clients when they book JellyBean Photography as their photographer for their special event.