Staff photography at Edinburgh wine merchant
When you are building a new website for your business, it’s easy to get distracted by font choices and colour palettes. I often see organisations taking their eye off the ball with photography, allowing it to become a bit of an afterthought. However, when I was contacted by Tarquin De Burgh about his Edinburgh staff photography, he had a very clear idea about the imagery his brand required. He knew what was going to make his website stand out in a crowded market.
Wine tasting photography
The team at De Burgh Wine Merchants were tasting a large selection of new wines for their list. As they discussed the wines it made for the perfect opportunity to capture individual reportage portraits. I am often asked by businesses to photograph their staff in a reportage style to try and capture a bit of the personality of the individual in a less formal setting. This can sit very well with the brand when the business revolves around style, taste or creativity. For a growing independent wine merchants this is certainly the case as a huge part of the success of the business hinges on the selection of wines that they choose to sell.
As well as the reportage portraits, I photographed the team individually, looking to camera as environmental corporate portraits. I wanted to give a flavour of the rural setting in East Lothian where the business is based. Coupled with the reportage photography, the web designers were able to choose different styles of portrait for each member of staff to reflected the personality and individuality in the team.
Spaniel mascot for staff photography in Edinburgh
When I arrived for the shoot I was greeted by the most gorgeous black spaniel, bounding across the gravel. Murphy was keen to be in every single shot, all day long. At one point I felt his soft warm muzzle gently push into the palm of my hand. I guess I hadn’t patted him enough but this gentle nose for affection certainly melted my heart if it hadn’t already! I love dogs anyway and I was soon totally smitten with this wonderful fellow. He didn’t take much persuasion to pose amongst the wine boxes in the back of Tarquin’s Land Rover.