The new blood of Homegrown Creative

Some clients are really just inspirational, and working with them doesn't feel like, well, work at all. I have taken photographs for Homegrown Creative before - the last time, we created a sort of stop-motion banner for their new website. Check it out HERE. That was enormous fun. The team of very talented designers were up for a fun challenge, and in their petite studio we knocked it out without any trouble.

Recently, Jamie and the team have been really busy, and they've taken on a new talent. I took a quick few pics of Guy for the site, and can honestly say he's the easiest person I've had to photograph for ages. As always, this team are a dream to work with.

Clean and simple corporate portraits...

From time to time I'm asked to shoot very simple little jobs - often for use on business cards and website profiles. I like this kind of work periodically because it's low-stress, methodical, and I also get to meet some really nice people. It can't all be glamorous adventure.

I had the pleasure of shooting Hamish recently, as he joins his brother William Marshall in their AMP business. Hamish is new to the industry, and comparatively new to the bit of Wellington that we inhabit. His family have quickly become part of our circle, and it's nice to have him in the community. He and another colleague met me to have headshots taken. It was fast and friendly, and the editing is over in a flash (that's always my least favourite part of any shoot...).

The Experience Collective

Life has been very busy in our household of late.  The rigours of family life are constant, and although I have been steadily working in a photographic sense, there hasn't been opportunity to share it here.  A lull in the crazy has happened today though, so I can tell you a little about a recent shoot for two very clever and passionate folk.

Rosie Broughton and Nick Rogers are visionary and entrepreneurial.  Their new business 'The Experience Collective' brings together their expertise in PR, marketing, event management and communications, providing a service to plan and facilitate client experiences at DB Breweries and associated brands.  I had the very great pleasure of photographing them individually and together, for use in marketing their enterprise.

This was a rapid fire shoot.  Both Rosie and Nick were easy models.  This kind of corporate portraiture is probably my favourite - on a location we can use in a variety of ways, with enough time to get comfortable with each other, plenty of laughter and a collection of images in the end that fill the brief.  Driving away from the shoot afterwards, I was buoyant, because somehow being 'in the zone' photographically is a better buzz than nearly any other thing that happens in my life.  I am privileged to do something that I love, and on days like this one, I was really aware of that and grateful for it.

and so... here a handful of the pictures made that day of the beautiful Rosie and dashing Nick.