ABOUT

People buy from people. The first page we click on a website is the “about” page, we want to know more about the people behind the business before deciding to work with them. That’s why having authentic photographs which reflect your personality and brand is so important. The problem is most of us hate having our photographs taken, negative self-image and a fear of standing out mean that we settle for generic headshots like everyone else’s. Worse, some businesses even hide behind dated stock photographs of models in meeting rooms. I can change that.

ABOUT

People buy from people. The first page we click on a website is the “about” page, we want to know more about the people behind the business before deciding to work with them. That’s why having authentic photographs which reflect your personality and brand is so important. The problem is most of us hate having our photographs taken, negative self-image and a fear of standing out mean that we settle for generic headshots like everyone else’s. Worse, some businesses even hide behind dated stock photographs of models in meeting rooms. I can change that.

What to expect before, during and after your photo shoot.

Before your shoot we’ll do a brand clarity consultation session. This will help you to define what image you want your photos to project. You’ll find this session clarifies your branding goals and how your image can get you there. Together, we can figure out the best locations to capture the image you want to project and discuss styling and any other concerns that you have.

On the day of the shoot I will work to make sure you get over any camera-shyness! While getting your photo taken might be out of your comfort-zone I’ll make sure you’re not uncomfortable. Clients who start out saying how much they hate having their picture taken end the day admitting to having enjoyed it.

After the shoot I edit your photographs and create an online password protected gallery for you to view your amazing new photos and select your favourites. Once you’ve decided which ones you like best you can download and use them. And wait for more of your dream clients to come knocking.

If you’d like to learn more about how the process works check out some of my case studies here or click here to book your Step Into Your Brand consultation – this is a completely complementary call to help you to figure out where your business is and where you want it to go, and to see if we’d be a good fit to work together.

Why Firechild?

That’s me over there, Éadaoin (pronounced AY-deen).

My name means ‘little fire’, so that’s pretty much where Firechild came from – I like it and it’s easier to spell than my name.

I first started taking photos at 9 years old at a family gathering. I learned a big lesson from that early experience – that if you don’t take off the lens cover you can’t capture what you see in the viewfinder! I was pretty devastated at the time but I haven’t made that mistake since then.

My photography business started with weddings but quickly transformed to specialise in branding photography. Through connecting with other entrepreneurs, I’ve come to realise that there is a deep need for us as business owners to put our faces to our brand, to put who we are out there in full force. And this is not about vanity or showing off, it’s all about our clients. It’s about making sure the people who need you can find you as easily as possible. And that when they do find the online version of “you” that it’s an authentic reflection of you and your professional brand.

I think the first photo I ever took that really excited me was of a family friend, an elderly lady. We were at a family event and she was having a little moment to herself, just taking it all in. I took her portrait in that moment and when I got the film developed, I was in love. The realness in her face, it was a pure encapsulation of her personality. I didn’t realise it at the time, but it ignited a spark within me.

Like many entrepreneurs my career path has been varied. I started out studying interior and furniture design and worked as a designer in architectural practices after college. I’m still interested in how people interact with physical spaces around them, and this has helped me to identify the perfect locations for my clients’ professional branding photo shoots.

Like many of us the economic downturn made me reassess where I wanted to be – both professionally and geographically! A four month trip to travel in Asia was extended and for several years I worked for an NGO in Viet Nam. At first I was teaching children English and later managing staff and programmes within the organisation. When things started to pick up again back home I returned to a design job but I missed the interaction with people and creativity that teaching had sparked in me. The financial uncertainty of the previous years gave me the courage to step away from being an employee and pursue an entirely new profession.

I wanted to make and explore and create more than ever so I bought my first ‘real’ digital camera. I started taking photos of my friends, bands I knew, holidays. I was hooked again. But this time, properly hooked. I learned and experimented with that camera. I found out everything I could about photographers I’d previously never even heard of. When I wasn’t taking photos I was reading about how to take better ones and how to build a business. And to be honest, I’ve been doing that ever since. Learning, reading, exploring, challenging.

Each and every day is different and honestly, sometimes I have to pinch myself. I get to work with all kinds of incredibly inspiring business owners – I get to hear their stories, how they’re changing the lives of their clients and their aspirations for the future of their businesses. Working with my clients to witness their expertise and passion for what they do is so exciting. But not only that, I then get to hear their success stories when they start showing up more fully in their business – and that is even more powerful.

I love what I do. Giving business owners a way to make eye contact with their potential clients before they’ve even met; giving them the confidence to share their business and become visible; to project their authority and integrity in a way that feels true to them is the most exciting and rewarding job I’ve ever had.

Still here?

 

Brilliant, now I want to hear YOUR story!

 

Why do you do what you do? What’s the big difference you make in the world? How can I help YOU to stand out in your marketplace and promote your business with authenticity and integrity?

 

Get in touch to tell me:
eadaoin@firechildphotography.com

 

Still here?

 

Brilliant, now I want to hear YOUR story!

 

Why do you do what you do? What’s the big difference you make in the world? How can I help YOU to stand out in your marketplace and promote your business with authenticity and integrity?

 

Get in touch to tell me:
eadaoin@firechildphotography.com

 

do you have a question?
Or just want to say hello?

Firechild Photography is based in Ireland but I travel regularly - if you want to know when I'll be near you, get in touch.

Email:

eadaoin@firechildphotography.com

Phone:

+353 86 362 1187