Claire Norman – Director/Owner – The Cotswold Assistant Ltd
The most perfect of afternoons for this business brand photo shoot at Elkstone Studios with Claire who owns and runs The Cotswold Assistant.
A personal assistant business that helps professional individuals and HNWI to gain control of their personal admin and organisation of their lifestyle activities.
“Initially because a good friend recommended Nikki highly having met her through work herself. Once I’d made contact it was clear that Nikki would provide the best pre-shoot planning, structure and creativity that I needed to make my photoshoot happen.”
“Watching Nikki construct the flat lays from the myriad of props that we’d collected!
She was such a pro at giving me tips to adjust my posture, expression etc to ensure the photos were the best they could be!”
Claire specialises in working closely with her clients on a project-style basis to put them back in control of all those little tasks one puts off or finds time consuming, especially in the face of juggling work and family life.
“I splashed out on hiring a makeup artist which made the shoot feel that bit more professional and purposeful and made me feel fabulous!”
Claire hired Jodi Croft for her hair and make up. Jodi can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MakeUpByJodiCroft/
One of Claire’s unique offerings is the implementation of easy to use systems that empower you to be less reactive. This means you’ll have more time and be able to wholly focus on the more important things in life such as your family or business.
“Portrait photos and flat lays were required for a new business website build and also to start me on my social media journey.”
“I’ve been in business for two years and haven’t launched my website, largely because I don’t have the perfect photos that the perfectionist in me would be happy to use…hence Nikki!
She expertly pulled together the ideas that I had and made them a reality!”
Claire’s website is currently under construction and you can also find her on Instagram.
“Wonderful flat lays to represent my services and portraits of myself to use in the build of my website and for social media.”
“We had a lot to get through on the day but the mood boards and lists Nikki had created meant we had everything thought out in advance and just need to pull it all together on the day, so yes they were a massive help and an essential requirement I’d say!”
A huge thank you to Elkstone Studios for allowing us to use their beautiful co-working space and courtyard for the photoshoot. An exciting addition to this fabulous setting, the Jesse Smith and Knead Bakery farm shop which is now open!
If you’d like to chat to Claire about how she can help you and your business her website is https://thecotswoldassistant.com/
She can also be found starting her social media journey on Instagram