Talented Local Photographer, Vicki Sharp
I’m not really a fan at all of having my photograph taken, I tend to feel acutely awkward and un-photogenic. However, after a few failed attempts at trying to take selfies for my various social media channels and also having admired an ex boss’s update of her website photo I decided to make some enquiries and get something just a little more professional. I was recommended by Kerrie Dorman towards a local, reasonably priced photographer called Vicki Sharp.
So there the story begins…
The booking process was relaxed and easy, Vicki arrived with a view to updating my social media and also taking some family snaps of whoever was around, all I was asked to do was get a few outfits or ideas ready.
Vicki arrived with bouncing enthusiasm at the door after having admired my numerous pairs of wellies outside the front door, announcing she was sure we were going to get on! I wasn’t sure whether she was putting me at ease with regards to perhaps having equally messy porch or just having a fondness for wellies.
The kettle went on and Vicki made herself at home in my kitchen, all various kinds of equipment being set up and put in to place all the while whilst having a good old natter. Finally outfits were chosen and it was time to rock and roll. I was told a few tricks of the trade to get a good portrait photograph and we started.
I have to say at the end of my session I felt that I had had a really good time, almost like a good night out. Yep I know, sad, I obviously don’t get out much. But seriously, I had had fun, and more so had felt glamorous, confident, happy and totally at ease in front of the camera and Vicki, which really is rare for me.
The dogs then decided to jump in, who would want to stop them? Everyone was very relaxed even if the dogs were terribly excited and letting off windy pops all over the place to show their enthusiasm.
Then my eldest who I thought equally as reluctant to go in front of the lens had his turn. I was sent away and low and behold another good time was had.
Our French Bulldog resembling a walrus!
Then Vicki took on both my boys, some with myself some not, there was a lot of configurations going on and she spent a huge amount of time at ours which upon reflection for what she charged was incredibly reasonable.
The turnaround of photos via a low-res gallery was very quick, a number of days. Then Vicki popped around again, another natter and relaxed discussion again on what my requirements were and a few ideas and choices put in to place.
I was then updated with examples, a streamlined gallery to choose from. All very professional and easy. There was no hard sale which for me was very important.
So, if you fancy updating your family photos, your LinkedIn profile or anything else, I thoroughly recommend Vicki, you can find her details on her website here: Vicki Sharp Photography
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NEWS UPDATE – AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY!
Vicki Sharp Photography is delighted and proud to have been Commended in the ‘Best Customer Service’ category at the Richmond Business Awards 2016!