My Life as a Photographer!
“i deliver quality portraits for businesses, brands and influencers to help boost traffic and revenue.”
The need for striking and engaging images should be viewed as vital. We now live in an age where businesses, brands, and influencers fail because they lack social presence. Portraits should be taken seriously because great content, rankings, and algorithms strongly determine an online presence. Of course, what you're reading isn't a lecture about Google rankings or social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.. Still, I want you to understand that in a world that has been struck by the business crippling, life-taking disease called Covid, everyone looking to succeed must be prepared to work differently. This is why portraits and videos are critical to your business's success.
About me, Boyd Visuals – London and Hampshire Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer
Hi, my name is Darren Boyd, and I am so excited to share my mini-story with you. I feel blessed and privileged to have the opportunity to do something I genuinely love doing, and that is portrait photography.
Believe it or not, the urge to take photos wasn't my main focus in life! Instead, my creativity started with the pen and paper, then upgraded to colouring pencils, followed by the paintbrush and then the Apple desktop computer (Graphic Design). However, it wasn't until I enrolled to obtain a BA at Kingston University that I picked up my first professional camera and poorly framed my first shot.
What I truly enjoyed about photography was the experience of developing film! Alone in the darkroom, waiting eagerly for the result surrounded by the smell of photographic chemicals, strange as it may sound, brought an element of excitement.
After graduating in Graphic Design and Photography, I worked as a Designer for Pearson Education, where I found happiness growing as a designer. Six years later, I was headhunted by Macmillan Publishing. During my stint at the company, I had that annoying itch of being unfulfilled. My potential to grow was reaching its ceiling, so I challenged myself to take photography to another level. Besides, photography at that time was a side hustle, a paid hobby that gave me that quick fix. So I stopped depending on my career and started focusing on what made me happy. So unlike some professional portrait photographers, I love what I do and I’m qualified in both photography and retouching.
How I can help you as your personal photographer
As a photographer, I bring a creative stance to every shoot. In addition, I work in a highly collaborative and inclusive way with clients to provide premium work.
I am passionate about delivering quality images that inspire my clients to go further. To do this, I create safe spaces where the subject can be themselves, and I can capture the spirit of this for them to take away.
I want every photo shoot to be an experience where clients leave feeling excited, positive, and confident, and I can ensure those feelings are echoed in the images produced.
I'm currently helping businesses, celebrities and models with corporate headshots, developing model portfolios, and arranging fashion shoots that fit their personal branding.
I also have the capacity for long term partnerships to develop social media marketing material that will help grow your business across all social media platforms.
My work requires me to travel often. I currently work between Hampshire and the London area. However, I'm more than willing to travel if needed. So if you're looking for a London portrait photographer or a photographer in Petersfield, whatever the location, rest assured that I can deliver the photoshoot you desire in a professional and timely manner.
If you have any questions or would like to book, feel free to reach out using this link.