Since I’ve known her she has amazed me with her fantastic knitting designs and creations. She has authored 8 successful knitting books designed around gorgeous characters and animals, starting with the well known Meerkat characters.
This has led to her creating and designing patterns for mini Christmas knits, cats, dogs, chickens, birds and not only these but the clothes they wear !!
“What I do is visual, people need to look at a photo of one of my creations and be inspired to have a go at creating their own version.
Good photography helps me to see my designs as a customer will see it, which makes me feel more confident that what I have created will work and bring my knitting friends joy to have a go and create their own!”
Top Tips to achieve success with your product designs:
If you know your brand and style it’s important to capture it in your photos. Sue knows what looks good for her and that its all in the detail. “My knitting clients can clearly see the proportions of the knitted product and can sometimes even use the image to count how many stitches between sections such as between the eyes – my designs are small so this is really helpful!”
You need to remember that websites such as Amazon.co.uk require images on a white background at a specific size and shape, so make sure you have your products taken on a clean white backdrop to show them to their best.
It’s also a good idea to mix this up with a range of natural location shots which are perfect for Instagram and blogging – it can show how the product is made or behind the scenes on how you were inspired to take your idea from a sketch book into a product.
4. Plan your photos as soon as possible, if you are going to work with a photographer then it’s better to talk through your ideas early so they can help to capture your products the way you visualise. If you are going to do the photos yourself then plan a location and what you need to get a professional look and finish.
5. Most importantly celebrate your talent and enjoy the process, I am in awe of clients who are creative and can achieve their dreams.
My product photography page shows many more talented companies showcasing their designs and work. Visit : whiteonblue.net
I love the Summer time, as do we all, with the warmer days, longer daylight hours and at this time of year it all seems to kick off beautifully with The Chelsea Flower Show in London.
I’m not getting the chance to go this year 🙁 more’s the pity, but I will be avidly watching all the highlights on the telly box throughout the week!!
I may not be heading to London today, but it has brought back some fab memories from two recent photoshoots that was full of Flower Power 🙂
I rarely have the pleasure of working alongside other photographers on photoshoots (unless they are weddings!!) but I recently worked alongside the very talented Sarah Vivienne at two gorgeous location shoots where it was all about the flowers.
The amazing Tracey Spokes of Once Upon A Time, flowers for all your stories, created some stunning loosely styled, flowing bouquets, table decorations and hair garlands to die for!
I had so much fun photographing the behind the scenes shots at the beautiful Weston Hall and here is a little sample from the day!
To create a whimsical wedding theme keep in mind the flowers and how they can dramatically influence your wedding day through smell and the power of their beauty. This shoot was on a cold February day and Tracey managed to create warmth and colour with beautiful hand-tied cascading bouquets, table decorations, button holes and hair garlands.
If you are thinking of getting married in Northamptonshire here are some links that you will find useful to some great companies:
I have been photographing newborn babies for many years now and I love it 🙂
Before I book a newborn photo shoot with parents I like to go through a simple list of things to expect from the photo session. It helps to put their minds at rest and maps out clearly what they need to bring.
I am lucky to get to photograph most of my couples or mums-to-be before the baby arrives. It’s so great to capture some beautiful pregnancy photos of them before little one arrives, which is always such a special time.
At the bump shoot we get to chat in person about what the newborn photo shoot will be like and keep their expectations real !!
There are so many fabulous inspirational photos around that can imply that everything will be perfectly smooth and little one will sleep perfectly for the whole time to allow me to move him or her into any position I want 🙂 Read More
Congratulations if you are reading this then you are happily engaged and on the road to planning your wedding day
I have been a professional photographer for over 17 years and have got some great tips for you to make finding the right photographer and style of photography that work for you.
Your wedding photography should be seen as an investment as it is the one thing that will last throughout your marriage as a reminder of your special day and all who loved you being there to witness it.