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Branding and Stock Photography Insight with Sarah, It Was Made For Me


My latest personal branding insight features one of my earliest and long-standing branding clients - Sarah, designer at the fabulous It Was Made For Me. Also based in Portishead, Sarah is a creative designer and illustrator who creates a collection of really unique and colourful personalised prints. I’ve worked with Sarah on multiple shoots now for her amazing brand and I always look forward to our shoots. We have great fun creating loads of light and bright content for her creative business and over the years we've built up a wide collection of bright and on-brand images for Sarah's creative design business that tie in beautifully with her colourful branding.


Branding by Ellie Lou Photography

" Every year I look to Ellie Lou Photography to refresh my brand imagery, as a strong social media presence is key to winning new illustration commissions. Ellie really understands how important it is for me to bring through my brand colours into her shots to maintain consistency in my marketing material. I’m really pleased with the outcome of my recent blank frames shoot, which allows me to create framed mockups of my work for current and potential customers to visualise how their finished prints might look. "




A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT SARAH'S LATEST SHOOT: BESPOKE MOCKUP + STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY


For this post I thought I would share an insight into Sarah''s a recent shoot where we focused entirely on creating a bank of mockup images for her designs.


As a designer of bespoke prints where you can really put yourself in the picture, an important part of Sarah’s service is presenting clients with a real-life look at their commission during the design process before it’s signed off for print. This also helps to showcase the designs in different settings for social media - from hanging a frame to gifting your personalised print! So we put together a collection of mockup images featuring blank frames for Sarah to place her designs into the frames.

The end result from the shoot was amazing and really brings Sarah’s designs to life, enabling her clients to visualise what their personalised commission will look like in real life!


Branding by Ellie Lou Photography

We carefully planned Sarahs shoot to visualise the different arrangements for the mockup photos, using various props and backdrops with splashes of Sarah's bright brand colours. With the perfect lighting and styling in place, we got to work capturing the various set ups of Sarah's blank frames in landscape and portrait as well as come greetings cards. After being perfected with light and bright and editing, the final collection included a set of 100+ on-brand images for Sarah to simply photoshop in her designs to use for customer artwork proofs and sharing across social media.


Here's a look at the before and after images!


Branding by Ellie Lou Photography
Branding by Ellie Lou Photography
Branding by Ellie Lou Photography
Branding by Ellie Lou Photography
Branding by Ellie Lou Photography
Branding by Ellie Lou Photography
Branding by Ellie Lou Photography
Branding by Ellie Lou Photography
Branding by Ellie Lou Photography

CHECK OUT SARAH'S AMAZING WORK AND COMMISSION YOUR OWN PERSONALISED PRINT!


To commission your own personalised design or choose from a set of beautiful ready to hang prints - make sure you check out Sarah's fab website where you can build your own perfect print! They make a beautiful personalised gift or if like me you love colourful prints to brighten your walls at home.


Branding by Ellie Lou Photography


LOOKING FOR BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL IMAGES FOR YOUR BRAND?


If you're looking to move away from using off the shelf stock images for your brand and would like to create your own beautiful brand images, I would love to hear from you! Together we will design a shoot tailored entirely to your brand and the images you need - from stylish stock images to a collection of bright and fresh headshots.


Stock and mockup photography is available either as part of a personal branding shoot or as a standalone shoot! To find out more about all the different collections and how I can help your creative business with bright brand imagery, just pop over a message and tell me about your business. I can't wait to work with you!


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