I’ve been working for myself, running my own business for over a decade. I’m pretty clued up on what a business needs in order to tick along quite nicely, for example, a website and a smattering of decent branding. I am also the builder whose house is never finished which means that up until recently, my website was a 20-minute throw together and my professional images were selfies taken in my kitchen. That’s where Lucy White Photography, North Yorkshire photography superhero comes in.
I’ve known that I needed to have some professional photographs of myself taken for a long time. Knowing something and actually doing something about it, however, are two very different things. I’m not comfortable in front of a camera and so became a master procrastinator. That is until I saw some pictures that Lucy had taken for someone else, posted on her Facebook page. No hard lighting, no stuffy studio but a series of fabulously fun photos taken in our own (naturally gorgeous) local area. Despite misgivings (sorry Lucy, you’re great, I just hate my photo being taken), I booked a session.
Photo Shoot Preparation
Lucy knew I was apprehensive and so we met up for coffee locally for a quick chat before setting a date. I left that meeting buzzing, and not just because of the numerous coffees we’d enjoyed once we’d got chatting. Lucy listens! Lucy heard my concerns, had great ideas but ultimately I knew it was up to me and that she was happy for me to take the lead on what I did and didn’t want. After all, when it comes down to it, it would be me using the images and as they were to be for my website and social media etc, I had certain things in mind.
The Photo Shoot
What a hoot! I’d say that Lucy is a loon but I mean that in the best possible way. She put me completely at ease, had me giggling and was fabulous at getting the angles right so as to avoid sneaky grey hairs above and any hint of a second chin below. This lady knows her stuff.
We walked around Thirsk, took photographs with ducks (after throwing suitable food at them from Lucy’s bag in order to coax them closer) and even hit up the local library for some indoor shots.
I had a brilliant time and really enjoyed myself.
A Photo Shoot With Lucy White Photography
I don’t remember Lucy taking so many photographs but sure enough, the online gallery I had access to, so could download my pictures etc, was stuffed with so many fab photos, in so many positions. I was standing, leaning against a wall, holding a Filofax by a tree, hugging a book in the library, looking serious and working at a desk and laughing under a tree. Thrilled didn’t come close. Lucy, you are a star.
I should have written this post months ago, when I first received the photos, however, I wanted to use them primarily for my website (www.nickicawood.co.uk) and for that website to be perfect. Months on, it’s far from perfect or finished. Indeed, there has been quite some angst over the darn thing but I couldn’t wait any longer to shout about Lucy. The website will take time, however, having all of the photos I want and need available makes life so much easier.
Please have a look at Lucy’s website (Lucy White Photography), or catch up with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. She books up incredibly fast, however, is a true superstar (and a lot more affordable than you’d expect, particularly as she has no studio overheads to incorporate into her fees).
Lucy… thank you! I was petrified about having photos taken but am so glad I did. It certainly won’t be the last time I’ll be calling you!