Tres Corazones, Wendover – Food Photography in Buckinghamshire

Tapas & Cocktails – a taste of the Med in leafy Wendover

When I get a call to go to a restaurant to create some Food & Drink Photography, I couldn’t be happier. I get very excited at the thought of playing with beautiful dishes of food, but this time the drinks to accompany were just as artistically pleasing.

Tres Corazones is a thriving tapas restaurant in the middle of Wendover. It’s always busy and buzzy, with Katrina heading up her successful family-run business. Katrina runs the restaurant with her two daughters, hence the name Tres Corazones ‘Three Hearts’. Katrina is also very proud of her exclusively Spanish kitchen team. The authenticity of the food at Tres Corazones is guaranteed.

Tres Corzones is not only renown for its high quality food. It has made a name for itself with its very special selection of cocktails. The ingredients are all the best on the market and made with precision and care. I have to admit I may have had a couple of taster sips. Divine!

If you’ve been to Spain and have a severe craving for authentic tapas, Tres Corazones is waiting to transport you back to that special place. Remember to book in advance!

For more information visit Tres Corazones

To see more of my Food Photography please have a look HERE

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Food Photography in Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

 

 

Company Photo Shoot

Databasix team up for a company photo shoot

I met Kellie and Regina, the female contingent of Databasix UK Ltd at an Afternoon Tea.  Yes, we were stuffing our faces full of cake and yes, we were networking.  Ladies like us never stop.  Networking that is, not eating cake.  We were attending a business networking event for ladies who belong to The Athena Network. There were lots of business connections being made all around the room and many Rosedene Bakery scones being munched.  Multi-tasking skills at their most useful.

Kellie and Regina and I got talking, got laughing and realised we had lots of things in common.  In addition, the ladies and their colleague Paul were in the market for a photographer to do a company photo shoot for them.  They wanted images for their new website and social media profiles to show them as their true selves.  Databasix is a company that can help make a business’s data work hard for them.  Kellie, Regina and Paul are keen to make this process fun, easy and far from a boring chore.  In short, they’re all a right laugh.  And they chose me to take their photos.

Before I knew it I was heading through the security gate at the sunny Harwell Campus in Oxford.  This is the home of science boffins, cool geeks, atoms, spacey things, and the Databasix office.  We played with our surroundings, messed around with ideas.  I loved every minute of it.  The Databasix team were a dream to work with.  If you need your data to work harder for you, get these guys on board.  You’ll laugh your way to a smooth running, streamlined business with useful data making you lots more pennies.

If you’d like a company photo shoot of your own get in touch, click here to write me a nice email

Team Company Photo Shoot | © Kelly Jo Photography

Company Photo Shoot by Kelly Jo | © Kelly Jo Photography

Company Photo Shoot | © Kelly Jo Photography

Company Photo Shoot | © Kelly Jo Photography

Company Photo Shoot | © Kelly Jo Photography

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty Salon | Commercial Photographer Buckinghamshire

Beauteous Beauty Salon, are you tempted to visit? Commercial Photographer Buckinghamshire Kelly is!

A photo shoot at Red Barn Retreat was planned.  Owner Lisa is really keen to show off the hard work she and her team have put in to making their salon stand out from the crowd.  I was thrilled to be invited to take over the salon early morning before clients stream in to be pampered and beautified.  There are no dark corners in Red Barn Retreat.  It is bright, sunny, sparkling and above all, relaxing.  There is an air of calm here, the staff and friendly, warm and welcoming.  The treatments on offer are cutting edge yet feed the soul.  I think we’ve managed to achieve what we set out to do, show this fabulous place off in all it’s glory.  What do you think?  Are you tempted to treat yourself to a lovely bit of much deserved me time?  I can assure you, you’ll be well looked after and very sleepy after your treatment – look at those comfy beds!  Snugglicious.

For more info on Red Barn Retreat have a look at their website www.redbarnretreat.co.uk and like them on Facebook for lots of news and special offers https://www.facebook.com/redbarnretreattherapy

Commercial Photographer Buckinghamshire – have a look at some of my other commercial work for companies big and small – click HERE

Reception area of a Beauty Salon | © Kelly Jo PhotographyThe peaceful reception area

Beauty Salon Commercial Photographer | © Kelly Jo PhotographyNail Bar, sumptuous Arbonne Cosmetics and comfy sofas. Bliss.

Commercial Image Beauty Salon Treatment Room | © Kelly Jo PhotographyOne of the warm, inviting treatment rooms

Commercial Photographer Buckinghamshire - Treament Room | © Kelly Jo PhotographyLuxury, comfort and relaxation in abundance

Shower Room, Commercial Photographer Buckinghamshire | @ Kelly Jo Photography

Commercial Photographer Buckinghamshire | © Kelly Jo Photography

Commercial Photographer - Beauty Salon |© Kelly Jo Photography

Nail Treatment at Red Barn Retreat | © Kelly Jo Photography

Beauty Salon Equipment | © Kelly Jo PhotographyCutting edge technology combines with great expertise to deliver amazing results for Red Barn Retreat’s clients

Business Portrait | © Kelly Jo PhotographySalon owner Lisa and her team are ready to welcome you along to Red Barn Retreat

Food Photography Buckinghamshire by Kelly Jo – Rosedene Bakery Aylesbury

Anna is cooking up something scrummy to get VERY excited about at Rosedene Bakery – Food Photography Buckinghamshire

This is where Food Photography Buckinghamshire gets down right devourable.  Local business lady Anna Atkins-Carter visited my studio.  She was laden with samples of the most delicious, delectable, devourable delicacies you could ever wish to lay eyes on.  It took every fibre of my will power not to knock her to one side and dive head first into the Victoria Sponge.  Anna has created a gorgeous new concept….homemade cakes and bakes just like your granny made.  These are  delivered to your door, ready to be demolished by you and your loved ones.  Not only does Anna supply her eager customers with cakes and teatime treats, she also has a wonderful new product.  Afternoon Tea delivered to your door! Scones, Bakewells and other fine fair for a ready-to-go treat.  You can even hire vintage china tea sets from her to really impress your guests.  Anna is going to be offering Baking Lessons too. These are workshops that get you back to basics and build your confidence in the kitchen.  Anna’s own granny inspired a love of baking in her and she is dedicated to passing that same inspiration on to others.

From a food photography point of view this was a great job for me.  Anna left me to style the images which is something I love to do.  I used props from around the house along with the pieces Anna brought with her.  I love to set a scene.  Adding interesting props makes the images have depth and interest.  I want to be able to show my client’s products in the most attractive light possible.  I believe the answer to this is attention to detail.

To find out more about Rosedene Bakery, Anna and her glorious world of all things yummy, visit her website: www.rosedenebakery.co.uk

 

Afternoon Tea Photography Aylesbury

Bakewell Tart

Commercial Food Photography Buckinghamshire

Rosedene Bakery Commercial Photography

Food Photography Aylesbury

Commercial Photography Aylesbury

Commercial Photography Aylesbury

Commercial Photography Aylesbury

 

 

Commercial Photographer Buckinghamshire – Premises, Staff and Product Images

Beautiful products, stunning surroundings, lovely business lady…perfect working conditions!

What a lovely thing to be able to say.  I’m a Commercial Photographer Buckinghamshire.  Never have I photographed a location that smelled so good.  The Littlecote Soap Co. is a gorgeous local business headed up by the captivating, vivacious and wonderfully creative Elaine Stavert.  Elaine has found success by mixing potions, playing with aromas and combining natural ingredients to create a divine collection of soaps and toiletries.  All of the organic products are made and sold at their little farm shop in Dunton, Buckinghamshire.  Customers delight in browsing for gifts and treats, the very experience of walking into the shop full of beautiful aromas is worth the visit alone.  There is a large selection of different ranges, each with it’s own signature scent.  The most popular range is Gin & Tonic and my particular fave is White Wine and Fig – scrumptious!  The products are also available to purchase via their website www.littlecotesoap.co.uk.  If you can get to the shop, go!  It’s just delicious and full of great gift ideas….don’t forget to treat yourself too.

Commercial photography with Kelly is a great way to show off your wonderful business, get in touch if you’d like to know more by clicking here

Littlecote Shop Front

Shop Interior

Product Group Shot

Product Shot

Dried Flowers

Soap making workshop

Head shot of business woman

Product Photography Buckinghamshire – I.O. Shen Master Grade Knives

Product Photography Buckinghamshire – I.O. Shen Master Grade Knives

Product Photography Buckinghamshire – Ad Campaign and Promo work for client I.O. Shen Master Grade Knives

Earlier in the year I was lucky enough to spend a day cooking with Masterchef Finalist Andrew Kojima.  He introduced me to his array of beautiful professional chef’s knives and I immediately fell in love with I O Shen.  The knives are perfection and working with them was an absolute joy.  Koj kindly hooked me up with Natalie from I O Shen who just so happened to be based just down the road from me.  In the blink of an eye we were in the studio photographing their new 10th Anniversary Gift Set, creating images for an ad campaign.  With some tremendous artwork jiggerypokery from graphics genius Julie Lodge of Jamtastic Design, I’m sure you’ll agree the final result is just devine.  What a sense of pride I felt when I saw the ad in the latest edition of Jamie (Oliver) Magazine and Great British Food.

There are some little tricks I use in the studio to achieve a look.  Natalie and I worked as a team to achieve the look we needed.  Product photography is an exact science and photographing metal is a challenge.  Reflections, light and shine all play a role.  With a lot of patience and careful adjustments we nailed the shoot in a day.

Take a look at some of the behind the scenes, the gorgeous knives and the ad itself!

Anniversary Knife

Penknife from gift set

Block of Knives

Kelly Jo Photographing

Knives in photographic studio

I O Shen Knife Advert

Jamie Magazine Ad

Commercial Head Shots

Why is a good business portrait so important?

I met Tara at an Athena Network training day.  She greeted me with her warm smile and at once I knew I had just made a friend, she has that effect.  Tara runs a very successful Virtual Assistant company and confided in me that she had no professional images of herself for her social media.  She was making do with a family ‘snap’ of herself in Paris in the rain and felt it didn’t represent her professionally.   Within a couple of weeks Tara arrived at my studio armed with her smile.  There ensued a relaxed chat/gossip/network/brainstorm/photo shoot and lo!  We had our images.  Tara now proudly uses them for her social media…and proud she should be.

Well crafted Head Shots for all your profiles and website is essential if you want to give a professional impression.  Be recognised too – don’t use photographs of yourself from 1987 sporting a bubble perm.  Let’s get you looking your best so that you can really SHOUT from the internet!

To find out more about Kelly’s affordable, quick and easy Commercial Head Shot Packages get in touch by clicking here

Commercial Portrait

Business Portrait

Tara Commercial Head Shot

 

Commercial Photography in Milton Keynes

GEM Catering tell the story of their business with

Commercial Photography by Kelly Jo

 

Working with Gina and Rachael from GEM Catering was not only great fun and exciting, it was eye opening and inspiring.  The girls create some truly fabulous feasts from their stunning kitchen out in the countryside near Milton Keynes.  The mother and daughter duo really know what they want to say about their catering business through their images.  Rachael’s sugar craft expertise dazzles and Gina creates delicious delights backed up with a wealth of entrepreneurial experience. I was able to capture the essence of what they do through their wonderful food and sparkling hostess-ery. Yes, it’s a new word and I like it.

I have some fantastic Commercial Photography packages available for businesses who want to shout about what they do with beautiful, artistic, professional images.  Why settle for plain old stock images when we can create relevant, real and wonderful photographs together?

For more information on Commercial Photography and for package/price information contact me by clicking here or call me on 01296 730389.  Let’s make your website something to shout about!

Cupcake

Zumba with The Siblings

Nika & Rina bring the Zumba Love to Aylesbury

Rina Kosi Zumba Instructor

Kelly Jo Photography Nika Bass Zumba Instructor Ayle

I met Nika & Rina at my local Athena Networking meeting. They really lit up the room and talked about their business with true passion.  They run Zumba with The Siblings – a very successful Zumba fitness class held at lots of locations all week in and around Aylesbury.  For those of you who haven’t heard of Zumba – it’s a Latin inspired high energy dance class and is making lots of people slimmer, fitter and happier!  I was thrilled when the girls approached me to ask if I’d do some commercial photography for them.

I went to their Tuesday evening class at Mandeville School.  It was crazy, energetic, colourful, sparkly & fun.  Nika and Rina have an amazing energy that seeps into each of their class attendees.  The dancers clearly feel very relaxed and at ease with Nika & Rina and their instructing style is captivating.

I must admit, my dancing feet were getting a bit out of control as I photographed the ‘Siblings’ with their infectious beats!  If you want to lose some of the pie fallout, get yourself along to Zumba with The Siblings, they’ll dance your butt into shape good and proper.