So I love shoes. That’s not an enormous surprise – most women would say the same, and most likely have a guilty stash of heels tucked away somewhere. I’m better than I used to be, I admit – moving from city to country has meant my heel-wearing moments are a little diminished (and my gravel drive makes walking a treacherous occupation).
However, my love for glamorous heels was such that when I was planning a move to Northampton a few years back, when I saw an advert for an apartment in a converted shoe factory, I absolutely had to have it at any cost. At that time, my shoe obsession was such that my entire bedroom floor was covered in the fancy little chaps.
Anyway – back to the present, and last week I had the fantastic opportunity to carry out some commercial photography in Cardiff -for household name Barratts Shoes, no less. It was one of those tickmarks in my life that gives a real sense of satisfaction. Before you ask, I didn’t dress my feet up for the job – location photography and heels don’t really mix, it’s fair to say.
Thanks to Stef Thomas of www.noredbraces.co.uk for the intro to Barratts – it’s a great all-round family store and their new shop layouts, branding and product lines are absolutely spot on. And the burning question I know you’ll be thinking – did I manage to leave without a purchase? Just about – but it was a close call and only borne out of my respect for my bank account…
Belinda has been amazing from start to finish. We chose her from her website as we live abroad and we have not been disappointed. Our wedding photos are all we could have wanted.
We had so many requests for her, including no bingo wings or double chins and she met them all. Nothing is too much trouble and her communication is amazing! Which can't be said for all in the wedding industry.
Our final photo book is stunning and Belinda works alongside the couple to achieve the perfect souvenir. She zoomed into images, changed others to black and white and even cut things out. Every request was met and answered quickly and efficiently. I'm not sure what Belinda could do to make a better wedding photographer!
I would recommend her time and time again. Thank you allowing us to treasure our wedding memories in such a beautiful way.