Commercial Shoot for the Abbeyfield Society in Sutton, Surrey

This was a rather fun and endearing commercial shoot.

It was for the Abbeyfield Society who are a charity that help the elderly, and run over 500 residential homes over the country.

I was commissioned to photograph the Abbeyfield’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Natasha Singarayer, swap her role for a day to instead go and cook a meal for all the residents at one of their homes in Sutton, Surrey.

Ironically, the particular home that the shoot took place at, unbeknown to me at the time, had once upon a time been the home of one of my grand parents many years ago! Spooky!

The point of the shoot was to capture images of Natasha undertaking her role in the kitchen preparing the meal for the residents, and then also interacting with the residents before and during the meal itself.

The point of the exercise was that Natasha wanted to experience first hand, what their staff do, and also get a feeling for the homes and how certain things work and or could possibly be improved.

It was a really lovely job to be involved with – watching Natasha interact with both the staff and residents, and for me too, to also meet some of the elderly residents.

One thing for sure, it certainly opened my eyes to what the staff at The Abbeyfield Society, and many other residential homes across the UK offer and provide to the elderly.

Here’s some of the photos from the day here below…

 

Abbeyfield Society Natasha Singarayer Abbeyfield Society CEO in the kitchen Natasha Singarayer preparing a meal for residents Abbeyfield House York Road, Sutton, Surrey

Commercial Photography for Hunters Estate Agents in Carshalton

As many of you will know, I quite often undertake commercial photography work alongside my staple diet of weddings and portraits.

These types of jobs generally range from corporate head shots of management and staff, through to more illustrative images of how a business works, it’s environment and or possibly a product(s).

Regardless of the genre, it’s always lovely to see when your images are being put to good use and are out there ‘working’ for the client.

I have seen a great example of such a case in recent months from one of my clients from last year – Hunters Estate Agents in Carshalton.

I carried out some corporate head shots for Fleur and Stacey who are part of the management team.

Normally as is the case with head shots, these generally tend to be used on the company website, some social media profiles, and possibly in some form of print/brochure work.

I was pleasantly surprised to that Hunters had been a little more creative in their usage, and had in fact taken it to a new level; large graphics on their company car!

What a genius idea.

A lot of people might ask why would putting two staff members faces on a car particularly work or be a good thing?

Well, for a start it’s different – it stands out and catches people’s attention as it’s not a regular occurrence so that will be aiding the promotion of the Hunters brand.

Secondly, Hunters pride themselves on a being a family run business, and one that therefore appeals as a more personal estate agent rather than a chain brand like the larger companies.

So with having their faces on the company car means that they will not only be creating brand awareness, but also in many ways personalising the brand and making it more approachable – people will feel that they are dealing with ‘people’ rather than another company.

I’ve popped two photos here below of the ways that Hunters have utilised their head shots for you to see for yourself.

If your company could do with some new head shots, and or if you’d like to have a professional head shot for your social media and Linkedin page – why not check out our commercial photography gallery and drop us a line to discuss how we could help you and your business.

Hunters Estate Agents Company Car Hunters estate agents flyer seeking new properties in carshalton surrey

Dog Portraits/Contest at Licks Oh La La in Walton on the Hill – 1st December 2012

We’re teaming up with our friends at Licks Oh La La on Saturday 1st December at their shop in Walton-on-the-hill to conduct a Dog Contest.

The contest will oversee three different categories;
• Prettiest Princess
• Handsome Prince
• Celebrity Dog Look-a-like

Each dog entered in the competition will have it’s portrait professionally photographed by our good selves here at Everlasting Moments as part of the judging procedure.

Owners will then be able to purchase prints of the portraits afterwards should they wish to do so.

Entry fee is only £2 per dog.

So why not come along and enter your dog into the contest taking advantage of having a professional pet portrait taken, whilst also enjoying an opportunity to browse Licks Oh La La’s fine selection of doggie accessories?  They have a fab range of goodies for your doggie, so why not treat your beloved pet to a christmas pressie that they deserve?

Also in tandem to the dog contest, Walton-on-the-hill will be holding a Street Christmas Fair that same afternoon/evening which will be hosted by the Children’s Trust Tadworth. This will feature mulled wine, a Santa’s grotto and various stalls.

Why not come and get into the Christmas spirit and join us?

Please pass on these details to any family and friends that you know who might be interested.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Dog Contest at Licks Oh La La in Walton-on-the-hill in Tadworth on Saturday 1st December 2012 - supporting the Children's Trust Tadworth