Kirsten Flavell

Kirsten Flavell | Photographer

Hello, I have been a photographer for almost 10 years now. Running my business at different capacities, including within other unrelated business ventures, although there is no business that doesn't benefit from good photography, so this isn't really true, and it is what I used as my inspiration to create my business as it is today. I have been a business owner in an industry I was not part of. I gained a lot of knowledge about how my work as a photographer could be implemented into all businesses. The fact that I built up a very successful business, and quickly in an industry that I had no background in, proved to me that through my photography I could answer the questions for those who were the customers, not the experts. Sometimes we are so close to our own business that we can't recognise what our clients need answered. So how I approach my clients as a photographer and content creator is 1. I ask them what they do, really do. Not just a job title it goes much deeper than that 2. Then I ask them who they provide this service/product/experience to. 3. Then we consider what questions people would have about all these, and I set about creating a list of images that will acknowledge the questions and answer them. My clients generally walk away with a Unique image library of between 75-400 images with a plan on how to use these images to create strong content that their clients will be able to relate to. I now photograph full time, and I love meeting new people and watching their business grow just like mine is!

my core skills

Brand Photography

Social Media Content

Portraits Head Shots

Product Photographer

Commercial Photographer

Q & A

Whats the best thing to happen to you in your career to date?

I'm not sure there is one. I meet so many people. I hear so many stories about them, their life, their purpose, their dreams, their blocks. So Its an overall feeling for me that my job is to connect these wonderful people to their ideal client so that their dreams come true. The gratitude my clients show when they see their image library is extremely rewarding.

What does a typical work week look like for you?:

I spend a lot of time at my desk, preparing images and communicating with clients. I would say an average week involves two days at my desk, two days on location at photoshoots and in between I meet clients at coffee shops, or attend networking meetings.

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

I work in a photography studio, or on location. I have worked in hospitals, peoples home offices, outdoors in the environment, in factory complexes, Corporate office blocks, In Veterinary clinics, So many places of business. There are so many locations and environments that I work in. Its wonderful, never dull.

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

I have a love of business and people so hearing about your business and working with you to connect to your clients is my aim. I will work with you, listen to you, communicate with you so that we capture a image library that will provide you with visual content that you will have a plan how to use to create engaging content that your market will relate to.

What are the tools of your trade?

I have all the tools required to capture Portraits, and also interiors. I have a wonderful make up artist and stylist who will be with us, if you choose, to make sure that your whole brand is being translated from what you are wearing, to the colours of your props.

Do you collaborate with others? If yes, how does that works?

I work with so many businesses, I share their stories. I also offer referral incentives to other Freelancers who refer clients to me. Always open to meeting new people and talking about how we could collaborate.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

Trust. Trust in me. Trust in my craft. Trust in my dreams. Trust it is possible to do what you love and make that into your lifestyle.

stay in touch