Would you love some gorgeous, expressive photos of yourself that you’re proud to share?
Then join me at my next mini branding day in Guildford, Surrey. My mini branding shoot mornings are designed to make the whole process as easy and enjoyable for you as possible.
You need photos of yourself that show your energy and passion and connect with your dream clients. Photos that capture the essence of you, and show you at your very best.
I hold a limited amount of mini branding days each year, so if you want to get some gorgeous photos of yourself for 2021, this is your chance!
“I’m absolutely delighted with my branding photographs from Vicki. She was lovely to work with and made the whole session surprisingly enjoyable. I don’t find it easy to relax in front of the camera, but Vicki was very reassuring and the whole experience was a real confidence boost.
The process from booking to receiving the images was seamless from start to finish and I couldn’t be happier with the result.”
Kelly Price – Designer
“I hate being in front of the camera, so I did everything that Vicki recommended in her pre-shoot advice checklist to give me the best chance of not looking like a drongo! Vicki had researched my website, so she knew the feel and style of it and had already planned specific locations to compliment me and my brand. We seemed to laugh and chat all the way through the 25 min session, so I don’t know where she found the time to take some seriously decent photos of me. She’s a photographic wizard!”
Lucia Knight, Mid-life Unstuck
“Vicki is a delight to work with. She turns this potentially stressful situation into an easy and joyful one. There is no fretting when opening the gallery for the first time either. A real master of her craft, Vicki makes everyone look their best. I am a fan and I can’t recommend Vicki highly enough.”
Natalia Barbour, Interior Designer
I’d love you to watch this short video to see how I work and what to expect at your shoot. This was all shot in the venue that I run my headshot days.
When are the next mini branding shoot days?
Tuesday 2nd November, 2021
25 minute time slots available:
9.20am, 10.00am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.10pm
Monday 29th November, 2021
25 minute time slots available: 9.20am, 10.00am,
If you’d like to book one of the remaining slots, please fill in the form towards the bottom of this page to let me know which time you would like.
If these dates don’t work for you, please join my mailing list below to be the first to hear about new mini branding dates in 2022 and about any last minute availability.
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Where will the mini branding shoots take place?
The headshot sessions will be held in and around the Guildford Harbour Hotel at the top of the high street in Guildford, Surrey.
All of the images that you can see on this page were taken in this venue, and you can see more in this blog post. As you can see, there is a large variety of different backdrops we can shoot in front of in and around the hotel, from urban to more rustic. I will send you a questionnaire prior to the shoot to learn more about you, your business and what you want from your photos. I’ll then select the right backdrops and lighting for you.
There is plenty of parking available just behind the hotel.
How much is a mini branding shoot?
The price is £180* per session and includes the following:
– a questionnaire sent to you before the session so that I can find out more about you and your business
– ‘what to expect’ guide giving tips on what to wear and more
– 20-25 minute relaxed headshot session – I will choose spots to shoot in and around the hotel that are perfectly suited to your brand and business
– my time selecting the best images from your session and digitally perfecting each one
– secure online gallery with a minimum of 15 fully edited images live for 5 days
– your choice of 3 high resolution digital images along with a commercial usage licence
The normal price for the above package would be over £350, so booking onto one of my headshot days offers considerable savings. You are welcome to order additional digital images but you’re under no obligation to do so.
*£25 of the fee goes towards the room hire & shoot fee at Guildford Harbour Hotel
Who will be photographing you?
I will! I’m Vicki Knights and I live in the depths of Surrey with my husband, 2 boys, 2 dogs and cat.
I’ve run my photography business for over 12 years now and in that time have become one of the leading portrait photographers in the UK.
I’m so passionate about what I do. My superpower is making people feel comfortable in front of my camera and producing images that they will love and will captivate their dream clients.
I genuinely care about my clients which is why so many of them return to me year after year.
I’ve photographed famous authors, renowned bloggers, branding experts and hundreds of inspiring entrepreneurs. My work has been featured in national publications including Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Telegraph & Practical Photography magazine.
I also train professional photographers, I’ve spoken at photography conventions and I co-host a popular podcast for people photographers called Shoot Edit Chat Repeat (one of the top 100 UK business podcasts).
Prior to setting up my photography business, I had a successful 10 year career working in the advertising/sales/marketing industry, which means that I have a good understanding of branding and how to create images that work for your business. I’m a bit of a business & marketing geek and always have a business or self-help book on the go!
It all sounds great! How do I book?
Please fill in the contact form below and say which time slot you would like, then I’ll send you a booking form and an invoice for the £180 fee (including 3 images) to reserve your session. Sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and won’t be confirmed until payment is received. They tend to book up very quickly so please be quick!
Frequently Asked Questions
You aren’t quite ready to invest in a full personal branding shoot, or perhaps that’s not what you need right now. You run your own business and want some on-brand, engaging headshots to share on your website and social media. You want something affordable that won’t take much time. One of my mini branding sessions is perfect for you!
Or perhaps you work in the corporate world but are fed up with the awful cheesy photos that you have to get each year. You want a photo that you’re proud to share on LinkedIn and internally. My mini branding sessions are perfect for you too!
If you are looking for a more bespoke service where I work closely with you to create a custom shoot, then you might be better to book me for a custom personal branding shoot. With my custom sessions, we select the perfect location for you and your brand, you can have a change of outfits and we get more like 40-100 images of you, telling a story of you and your business.
I will send you a short questionnaire before the session so I can learn more about you and your business/career. I will send you my guide to preparing for the session including those all important clothing tips!
We’ll spend a relaxed and fun (yes really!) 25 minutes together, with me photographing you in a number of different spots around the location, finding the right light, background and poses for you. I promise you’ll even end up enjoying it by the end of the session!
I work quickly to get the results you want. I don’t believe in making you spend longer in front of the camera than necessary! See my headshot portfolio to get an idea of what to expect from your session.
There are plenty of places for us to shoot indoors and undercover at the venue, so it’s no problem if it’s a bit miserable.
I would only reschedule the mini branding day if the weather was particularly bad. In that situation, I would reschedule the sessions at no extra cost to you, or would offer you a full refund.
I look forward to meeting you and taking some gorgeous photos for you.
PS. If you are interested in a custom personal branding shoot, please see the details here.
“Vicki, what can I say!? I was so apprehensive about my headshots but after our chat beforehand and the first couple of nervous pics, I was amazed at how relaxed I was. I put that 100% down to you and your fabulously reassuring style. I’ll be honest, even at that point I wasn’t entirely convinced that I would actually like a photo of myself at the end of it all….. but I couldn’t be happier with them. I have found the whole experience a real confidence boost.”
“You can totally rely on Vicki to find the perfect light to make you look and feel great!”
Janne Ford, My Heart & Home
“I’ve worked with a lot of professional photographers in my role as a Creative Director and when it came to picking the right person to take my new headshots I knew that Vicki would be the right person to deliver the energy and vibrancy of colour that I was looking for. Vicki was fabulous: patient, talented, warm and welcoming. She put me at ease immediately and the whole session took around 20 mins. I love the end result: the photos capture the warmth and energy I was looking for and bring the whole website to life. Thank you Vicki, I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone looking for bright and characterful photos.”
Fiona Humberstone, The Brand Stylist
“WOW! Is that me? Blimey Vicki I’m impressed. That is NOT how I felt, so you are amazing to have captured what I was wishing I could look like. And I have to say, the whole experience, from website/booking/shoot/well everything has just been exemplary. Thank you!”