On the 1st October 2015 the lovely talented Personal Style & Image Consultant, Hayley Eleanor Smith and myself launched a fantastic new package, ‘You Are Your Brand’ for women in business, with an amazing competition where the lucky winner won the entire package worth £300.
As we know it takes only 7 seconds to make a first impression, we wanted to help make it a great one! So the idea behind this fantastic package was to provide a full service for women in business who want to create the RIGHT first impression every time by knowing what colours and style of outfits flatter their shape and size so when they look in their wardrobe they have all the right clothes and accessories to suit their business activities, from a client meeting to attending an evening charity event.
The lucky winner of this fantastic competition was Elaine Mitchell, Owner of EMPowered Souls Coaching [https://www.facebook.com/EmpoweredSoulCoach]
Elaine has had her business for 5 years helping people build their confidence through coaching using her empathetic and intuitive skills, but over the past 2 years she has been caring for her mum who sadly passed away recently. Having put on weight which has changed her body shape, Elaine has been unsure what clothes would compliment her new shape.
2016 will see Elaine relaunch her business with a new brand and new image to go with the new services and online programmes she will be introducing in addition to the workshops, recordings and blogs that she currently offers.
Elaine’s journey started with a personal ‘business style’ consultation with Hayley where she found out the best colours and style of outfits along with guidance on hair colour and styles, accessories and makeup to finish her look.
Hayley then created some bespoke online outfit boards in the colours and styles that she knew would make Elaine feel and look amazing and that would be her guide for when she went shopping to find the perfect outfits for her new business wardrobe.
Once Hayley had Elaine feeling happy and confident about her new colours and outfit styles, I did a pre shoot consultation where we decided on a suitable location and images/poses to compliment her business brand, which was followed by a two hour photo shoot where I provided Elaine with direction in posing, ensuring she felt comfortable in front of my camera at all time so I could capture those natural, characterful images for her to use on her social media pages and website.
Elaine was able to access her edited images in an online private gallery and now has them all as high and low resolution for use on the web and in print.
I think it’s fair to say that Elaine just looks amazing after her styling with Hayley and her new business headshots are perfect for the launch of her business brand in 2016!
We received some lovely positive feedback from Elaine about her experience as a ‘You Are Your Brand’ client…
“I saw the post on Facebook for the competition and was intrigued as I am relaunching my business in January after a lengthy time out. Over the course of the last 8mmonths I had put on a considerable amount of weight, had health problems and somewhere along the way felt I had lost my look if not my identity.
After entering the competition I didn’t really give it much thought. Once I found out I had won I was excited but also apprehensive.
I need not have worried as both days were fabulous with both Amanda and Hayley ensuring that I was comfortable each step of the way and knew in advance what would happen on both the style and photoshoot day.
The style day was the one I was most concerned about due to my increase in weight I have a limited wardrobe. However I need not have worried as Hayley the stylist was gentle in her approach; she listened to what I had to say, empathising with my hang ups and even advising on the best lipstick colour for my skin tone. I absolutely love it. I’ve gone from not being a lipstick person to even “topping up” during the day.
When shopping for clothes now I don’t look at the size or price first I check out the colours and won’t be tempted by the sale rail if there is a chance it will diminish my best features or make my skin look sallow.
The photoshoot with Amanda was brilliant and we were blessed with a beautiful winter morning, the sun was very bright and the temperature was fairly mild excellent!! I love being outdoors and wanted this to be portrayed in the shots. I really liked the fact that you had got to know me before the shoot by asking me to complete a client profile and even taking the time to investigate my preferences via Pinterest. Not only that but discussing where I wanted my shots taken and suggesting the park due to the natural beauty around and the pavilion and clock tower as they would make great backdrops. I was excited to be there and really enjoyed the whole experience which was fun, enlightening and above all enjoyable I loved it all and can’t wait for everyone to see the final results”.
If you have…recently launched or are about to launch a new business, are rebranding an existing business or in need of some professional business headshots please contact us for more details about our fantastic ‘You Are Your Brand’ package please get in touch with either myself on 07877 927801 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Hayley on 07788 425609 or email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you!
We guarantee that you will look and feel amazing afterwards with some powerful knowledge that will transform the way you dress and shop forever!
Amanda & Hayley x