How much fun can you imagine having in front of a camera? Better yet, how much fun have you actually had while being filmed or photographed? I hope, plenty! We have such a ball at our shoots that I sincerely wish the same for you. A recent example is the fabulous personal branding lifestyle portfolio shoot that we did for my gorgeous stepdaughter Terri-Lee, who is a talented interior decorator with her own business, Terri’s Interiors.

Our objective was to capture a range of images that reflect who she is and what she does – in a beautiful, engaging way. Being a creative entrepreneur, Terri is a dream to work with. We had lots of scope to play with props, including them in our settings in order to convey her personal style and tone. The point is to help her prospective clients to easily imagine the experience they will have when meeting with her for a consultation.

Here are just a few of the photos from our shoot, with special thanks to the wonderful staff at Cabanga Conference Centre for hosting us at their lovely venue in Johannesburg:

Terri-Lee Moorhouse, photographed by Naomi Estment
Below is another angle, giving a close-up illustration of items that Terri uses in her job, along with her hands in action to liven things up. Her business typically involves curtaining, blinds, upholstery and paint techniques for revamping kitchen cupboards, for example. So we included a can of paint and a paint brush, together with fabric sample books and paint swatches, all offering simple visual cues for viewers to see at a glance what she does.

Terri's Interiors, photograph by Naomi Estment
Dave took some great behind-the-scenes photos for us too, adding spice to our shoot and providing fun insight for me to share about my work, and an opportunity for Terri-Lee to showcase how she is up-leveling her business via a fabulous lifestyle portfolio shoot. Now she has a range of new images to use when she upgrades her website soon. For more stunning photos from our shoot, take a look at my Facebook albums: Terri-Lee Moorhouse on Location and Behind-the-Scenes with Terri-Lee.

How about you? Are you inspired to have a lifestyle portfolio shoot of your own? If so, what settings and props do you have in mind? Please let me know in the comments below. I’d love to share ideas with you and other readers, in the spirit of creative collaboration.