• Ellie

Personal Branding Insight with Rosie Skinner, Mployable

Updated: Jan 27

When Rosie contacted me about booking a branding shoot for her recruitment business, Mployable, I instantly knew it was going to be an exciting project to work on. An experienced recruiter and business partner, Rosie has developed a fresh and innovative take on the traditional recruitment agency service, providing outsourced recruitment on subscription delivered to clients with a personalised, in-house approach.


As team Mployable embarked on an exciting rebrand, with Somerset Design Studio looking after the new website and brand design which will be launching soon, we created a modern and stylish branding shoot for Rosie that was completely tailored to her business to tie in with a fresh new brand identity. Every detail was thoughtfully planned to ensure Rosie’s collection of brand imagery reflected her modern business, from choosing a versatile location to choosing the perfect branded props.


Here’s an insight into Rosie’s brand photography experience along with a selection of light and stylish images from her branding shoot at The Forge in Bristol.


Branding Photoshoot with Mployable at The Forge | Bristol & Somerset Personal Branding Photographer | Ellie Lou Photography
Branding Photoshoot with Mployable at The Forge | Bristol & Somerset Personal Branding Photographer | Ellie Lou Photography

Tell us about your business 


We are a recruitment as a service business - not a traditional recruitment agency - and we work with our clients as their 'outsourced in-house recruitment team'. A fresh new take on outsourcing recruitment.


Branding Photoshoot with Mployable at The Forge | Bristol & Somerset Personal Branding Photographer | Ellie Lou Photography
Branding Photoshoot with Mployable at The Forge | Bristol & Somerset Personal Branding Photographer | Ellie Lou Photography
Branding Photoshoot with Mployable at The Forge | Bristol & Somerset Personal Branding Photographer | Ellie Lou Photography

What were your main reasons to invest in a branding shoot? 


We have recently rebranded and are in the process of creating a new website.  It felt like the right time to update our imagery to reflect the new brand and help differentiate ourselves in our industry.


Branding Photoshoot with Mployable at The Forge | Bristol & Somerset Personal Branding Photographer | Ellie Lou Photography

What advice/tips would you give to other businesses planning a branding shoot?  


Take plenty of time to plan ahead, and buy props and any outfits in advance, so you can be comfortable on the day. We found it really pulled the images together, having props in our branding colours and neutral clothing. Location is also important - since seeing the images, it's made such a difference having an interesting and unique backdrop.


Branding Photoshoot with Mployable at The Forge | Bristol & Somerset Personal Branding Photographer | Ellie Lou Photography

Please tell us about your shoot - the location, style of images etc  


We wanted fresh, light and modern photography - so Ellie helped us find a rustic office/events space in Bristol for the shoot with plenty of natural light and interesting nooks and crannies.  We wanted something to reflect our new brand and our personality as a business - something that would make our website and social media pop - so we went with lots of branded props, and an office-style setup.




Branding Photoshoot with Mployable at The Forge | Bristol & Somerset Personal Branding Photographer | Ellie Lou Photography

How has your branding shoot benefited your business?  


We've only 'teased' some of the images as the big reveal will be with the new website, which isn't quite ready yet, but when we've shared images on social media the reaction has been fantastic. I finally feel that we have images that reflect our business and the modern brand we are trying to build.


Branding Photoshoot with Mployable at The Forge | Bristol & Somerset Personal Branding Photographer | Ellie Lou Photography
Branding Photoshoot with Mployable at The Forge | Bristol & Somerset Personal Branding Photographer | Ellie Lou Photography

Thank you to Rosie for contributing to this insightful feature and for this lovely review!


"We used Ellie for our recent business branding photoshoot ahead of our new website and rebrand and she was an absolute superstar.


Incredibly professional and organised - nothing was too much trouble.  Helping us source venues and props, Ellie was fantastic, and it felt like she really 'got' the look and feel we were going for.


Want modern, fresh and professional photography for a growing brand?  I wouldn't trust anyone else.  I wouldn't hesitate to use Ellie again, and we'll look forward to our next branding shoot when we're ready for a refresh."


Branding Photoshoot with Mployable at The Forge | Bristol & Somerset Personal Branding Photographer | Ellie Lou Photography

To find out more about Rosie and the team over at Mployable who provide an innovative and modern approach to recruitment, visit Mployable www.mployable.co.uk


To find out more about the creators behind Rosie's fresh branding and new website that will be launching soon, visit Somerset Design Studio www.somersetdesignstudio.com


Looking for professional, light and stylish images for your brand?


My carefully planned personal branding shoots are so much more than just capturing your business headshots - it's a completely tailored experienced for your brand designed to equip you with a full collection of imagery to boost your marketing with powerful visuals that clients can instantly connect with.


I'd love to work with you and find out more about your business - say hello and let's chat about how we can take your business to the next level with light + bright brand images!