In the autumn of 2020 I got to work with the fabulous Becca Kennedy; the brainchild behind The Cotswold Baby Box.
Finally there is the ultimate way to spoil a mum to be, new mum and new baby with these ethically sourced and packaged gift boxes bursting with organic and eco-friendly products.
Becca has designed and crafted to the finest detail. From the products inside, to the wonderful eco-packaging. Being a Mum herself Becca has created these high quality gift boxes with one thing in mind; to nurture.
I took a series of images for Becca for both her lifestyle blog for The Cotswold Baby Box and the actual products and boxes themselves.
Here are just a few of the images taken for these two collections of images and in Becca’s own words…
What advice would you give anyone planning their own business photography session(s)?
“Do it. Professional photography can make or break a website. If you are selling something via a website then it is absolutely a must have. If you can also stretch to having ‘personality’ images, as I call them, showing what your brand is about and the people behind it, then customers are more likely to love your brand.”
” Yes everything went to plan. Despite being right in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in-between two national lockdowns, our photoshoots went really well. Nikki was very professional, ensuring that all covid-safe practises were implemented and followed.”
“I also really liked sharing my mood boards with Nikki. It definitely helped her to see my vision as pictures can explain it better!”
“The Cotswold Baby Box is my new business, launched in October 2020. It is a new baby, new mum and mum-to-be gift box online store that promotes ethically sourced goodies and focuses on the wellbeing of new mums.”
The key points you need to know about The Cotswold Baby Box
I love this image below… Becca’s eldest found a toy photographer to show me!
“In all my conversations with Nikki, she was as excited as I was about the launch of my new business. She ‘got’ immediately what I was trying to achieve and was so positive about The Cotswold Baby Box. I knew that professional photography was really important, especially for an online retail business and was really happy to work with Nikki.”
“Nikki was also really kind with her time and her advice has been exceptional.”
“I loved receiving the finished shots! I’m not entirely comfortable in front of the camera and was amazed to see how Nikki had brought everything together.”
“Her vision is incredible and she also understands what you want out of your images.”
“The gift boxes that we produce are beautiful, ethically sourced and high quality and we needed the images to reflect this.
The personal photoshoot included images of me with my two boys (a toddler and a baby). The theme of this shoot was ‘working mum’.
We needed to show a working mum who is also creative and entrepreneurial. The images needed to be aspirational, to reflect the image of The Cotswold Baby Box as being created by mums, for mums.
You buy a gift box from The Cotswold Baby Box and you buy into an aspirational mum-club. Mums are the priority, and we want both mum and baby to be pampered during the exhausting and often challenging time of early motherhood.”
” The key images were a range of gift box and product images, as well as a selection of ‘about us’ imagery for the website. The about us images included images of me and my children. Showing the personality of the brand, that when you buy from a small business it is the people you support, and we kept it aspirational.”
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