Essentially Yours – Corporate Head Shots
this one is a little bit different for you today, normally I dont blog my commercial shoots but I felt with the cross over for brides (more about that later) and with the subject matter how could I not.
Last week I took a call from Karen, one of the Directors of Essentially Yours, you may have heard of them (especially the ladies out there) Essentially Yours UK had office is located about 5 minutes from my studio as it happens and I had never heard of them, naturally the first thing I did was pop it into google and was amazed by what I found out – its amazing whats on your doorstep if you care to look. – Their website is located at http://www.essentially-yours.co.uk
In my simple layman’s terms, Essentially Yours make very high quality organic skin care products sold in salons and via their website all over the country. They are not a cosmetic company and they specialize in looking skincare products for problem skin.
One of the things that instantly caught my eye was the Brides Survival Beauty Kit – this is a range of products packaged to make a bride radiate on her wedding day
This is what they actually say on their website
“We are a team of scientists with more than 30 years of scientific, pharmaceutical and cosmetic experience; believing passionately that the majority of allergies and skin complaints are the direct result of the harsh and synthetic chemicals found in many cosmetics and toiletries.
At essentially yours, the British natural scientific cosmetic house, we have been at the pinnacle of developing and manufacturing non petro-chemical natural organic skin care excellence for 15 years. Exclusive to the beauty industry, we were the first company in Europe to make skin care without parabens and synthetics & we pioneered cosmeceutical & naturopathic principles to help people with skin problems such as eczema & rosacea using our natural organic products at affordable prices.
Made in the UK in small batches to ensure freshness, our products use solely natural organic plant and vegetable derived ingredients to give maximum therapeutic benefits to the skin. “
Anyway, back to the post, what made this one different is the conversation went something like
I am looking for some headshots for our new brouchure – however they cannot be retouched or airbrushed at all. Now with technology as it is today a good % of brides and portrait clients ask if I can airbrush the images. I asked why and Karen explained she is in her MID 50′s and she manufactures a range of skincare products that she uses herself and the whole idea is to show in detail exactly how good the products are and how well they work.
Being 5 minutes away I invited Karen to the studio and we had a chat and set up Yesterdays shoot.
So this made my job very easy, apart from choosing a few photos, resizing them, burning them to disk I have not touched the photos
THERE IS NO AIRBRUSHING OR ANY POST PRODUCTION TRICKS OR TECHNIQUES used in the following photos.
After I dropped off the disk, Karen gave me a sample pack of some of the mens range of products, shower gels (hope she was not hinting at anything) I did tell her my kids got me Mr Men shower gel for Christmas and was currently using that (Mr Strong if your interested)
I have to say the packaging is sublime, its come giftpacked in what looks like a little travel suite holder, beautiful presentation – cant wait for a shower tonight.