A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking some headshots for Louise Abbott-Little of Essence Therapies. Louise is an aromatherapist and massage therapist based in South London with, as she puts it, a sideline in handmade jewellery. She needed some up-to-date headshots to use on her Facebook and Twitter profiles. We used the natural light studio above Gooseberry Bush Centres in Wimbledon for the photos as Louise wanted a location where she could have some outfit changes. This was an ideal location since Louise is one of the therapists at Gooseberry Bush and uses the treatment rooms there.
Before the session Louise admitted that she doesn’t like having her photo taken, and since I feel the same way about being in front of the camera lens, I did all I could to put her at ease and make the session as enjoyable as possible, which I think shows through in the photos. Louise sent over a lovely testimonial after the shoot: ‘My portrait session with Jo was such fun, I had to remind myself that it was actually work! I normally hate having my photo taken as I tend to close my eyes or pull a face at exactly the wrong moment, but Jo put me at my ease, chatted easily and understood my nerves. I now have a set of pictures for my business website, Facebook and twitter where I look friendly, approachable and happy. I highly recommend Jo’s photographic skills and personable approach.’
After we had taken the photos Louise gave me an aromatherapy massage which I can highly recommend! I felt relaxed and recharged for several days afterwards and am looking forward to my next appointment. To book a treatment with Louise you can visit her website http://www.essence-therapies.co.uk/ or see her on the Gooseberry Bush website http://gooseberrybushcentres.com/therapies Or why not have a look at her Twitter page www.twitter.com/essencetherapie