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Look Like the Bees Knees – Get a Professional Headshot

As the digital world expands, it’s more important than ever to have a positive presence online. Professional headshots are the best way to achieve this, whether it’s for your LinkedIn profile, website or social media pages, they greatly improve customer engagement and instantly show a friendly face. Headshots are all about showing you in the best possible light and highlighting your best features. There’s more to headshots than just a corporate-style shot in a suit, there are so many colours and effects to choose from. You may prefer a sleek black and white shot in portrait style, or if you […]

Detour Through Dartmoor – Landscapes with Steve Hampshire

As a photographer I’m always travelling around the country to photographic jobs. Recently on my way to Cornwall I took a detour to travel through Dartmoor. What a magical place. My journey from London had been in blissful sunlight, but not Dartmoor which was misty, damp and very, very moody!  Just enough time to jump out the car and catch a couple of pictures. Note to self, must go back and take some more pics of this mean and beautiful landscape. Landscapes are for decorating the world we live in, so why not take your own as you go about […]

Events – How to keep everyone happy!

At Steve Hampshire Photography I cover events such as special parties like Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs at exciting venues all over London. Emotion captured! I make sure I capture emotions, those special moments, the unsaid or undone, but the picture speaks volumes! Be everywhere but be quiet! Really important to catch everything but not to be obtrusive or loud. Remember it’s not your party – the client want you to be there – but not be there if you know what I mean. It’s in the detail – after the main event – capture the little details, alot of time […]

Perfect Profiles and Happy Headshots by Steve Hampshire

What makes a Perfect Profile or Happy Head Shot? We take a wide range of shots for individuals and companies alike for websites and social media. Are you an individual, then maybe show what you do in your profile, have you thought of using a prop? It gets the message across in seconds to your audience. Corporate Head Shots can be photographed in a array of styles. Do you like the classic black and white look. Do you offer a Professional service like Law and want to show the caring side of your business? Things to think about! All for […]

A Christmas Wedding Tale by Steve Hampshire

  Last Saturday we photographed a wedding at the magnificent Brompton Oratory, a stunning neo-classical Roman Catholic church in Knightsbridge, London. Following the ceremony we went with the bride and groom to the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park to take some outdoor shots of the newlyweds. Despite the windy and wintery London weather we got some really great photos of the couple posing with the Royal Albert Hall in the background and strolling in the park.   After some delicious refreshments (mini banoffee pies anyone?) at the reception and a funny yet gracious speech from the groom we were […]

Summer Wedding Story – Steve Hampshire Video & Photography

Looking back over the Summer and all the beautiful weddings I have covered in gorgeous venues such as: Sopwell House Tewinbury Farm Hotel Shendish Manor Hotel Essex Park Indian Wedding at Heathrow Hotel This photo was taken on a beach near Southend in Essex and I just love the light and detail in the sand, sea and clouds.  The image of the couple looking out to see, imaging what the future will bring, the mood and moment was captured.   Need any advice on your forthcoming 2016 or 2017 wedding call me for a chat on 020 8207 1574 0 […]

An Indian Wedding revealed!

What’s in a Wedding – an Indian Wedding! We had the honour of covering a very special occasion – an Indian Wedding.  This event took over a week at various locations ending with the Hindu ceremony with 400 guests in West London. There was lots of preparation that went into this occasion, the couple had a pre-shoot and we made a gorgeous signing book for guests to leave their good wishes. We booked top quality extra operators, had client meetings to check everything went to plan. We planned every last detail. We left nothing to chance. Do you need amazing images of your […]

Profile Shots – Natural or Not?

Having provided so many different types of businesses with Profile Shots, I wanted to ask a question? Natural or not? On your website and social media, do you have an up to date profile, if not – why?  What are the current trends, how should I look, what should I wear.  Here are some tips below: Agree on a style and photograph every team member in a uniformed way to build your brand. Key shots of team members, maybe it’s a special team, the directors, have a group shot taken. Interaction shots tell a story, what’s your story, how would […]

August Weddings – what’s involved?

My top tips for shooting a wedding is to be prepared, prepared and prepared.  Check out my list below:       Top 5 tips Kit ready, batteries charged and most importantly a back up kit packed too. If you are working with a team, make sure they are fully prepped, know where to meet and what is happening.  Have an itinerary of the day distributed to everyone. Get there early – always allow plenty of extra time to get to your wedding destination – you cannot afford to turn up late! The fun shots, the formal shots and don’t […]

Fun and Flexibility as a Photographer

Whether I am working in a giant Corporate Company covering a conference or working with a small team, I always have to have the Fun and Flexibility element at the ready! I was asking the team to stand and the client wanted me to know how it felt and switched the tables round and took my photo with the team. We all fell about laughing, but that’s just a day in the life of a Corporate photographer. Based in Borehamwood, I cover all areas from Hertfordshire to all over London, as well as European travel. Top Tips Be ready for […]