Charlie Hodson Business Portrait Photography. Shooting for Small Business Owners in Rural Norfolk

Our commercial photography brief was pretty simple. Produce a snapshot, pictorial story of a renowned Chef and now…Aylsham’s ‘Big Cheese’ Charlie Hodson through Portrait Photography. It’s a term that potentially covers a multitude of job titles around the Catering, Hotel and Food Retailer sector. But when you’re trying to describe the genre for photographs of a successful chef, owner of a funky Cheese Room and Deli, award winning Sausage Roll maker Chef Patron of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn, the Hospitality Term just seems to fit. At Blanc Creative, we  genuinely love working with people. We make constant reference to this across our website and the vast majority of our photography is based around people. We shoot our Hospitality Photography in the same style as all of our other commissions, with a slightly relaxed style and lots of communication that hopefully helps to win over even the most camera shy of subjects. Fortunately, we’ve had the pleasure of shooting hospitality photographs with Charlie over a number of years and never had to coax Charlie out of his shell.

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Business Portrait service for Independent Food Businesses

Hospitality Photography. It’s a term that potentially covers a multitude of job titles around the Catering, Hotel and Food Retailer sector. But when you’re trying to describe the genre for photographs of a successful chef, owner of a funky Cheese Room and Deli, award winning Sausage Roll maker Chef Patron of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn, the Hospitality Term just seems to fit. At Blanc Creative, we  genuinely love working with people. We make constant reference to this across our website and the vast majority of our photography is based around people. We shoot our Hospitality Photography and Business Portrait photographs in the same style as all of our other commissions, with a slightly relaxed style and lots of communication that hopefully helps to win over even the most camera shy of subjects. Fortunately, we’ve had the pleasure of shooting hospitality photographs with Charlie over a number of years and never had to coax Charlie out of his shell.

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Commercial photography norfolk for small business
Commercial photography norfolk for small business

 

We recently asked Charlie to write a few words about his journey to Aylsham and his opening of Hodson & Co Cheese Room & Deli, so in his own words;

THE JOURNEY SO FAR…

The Launch Of Hodson & Co Aylsham Norfolk. This is for me a story of how the simple sausage roll planted the seed in 2017 at The Red Lion at Barnes #rolloff and has been the inspiration for my new Hodson & Co Cheese Room With Deli, in the heart of Norfolk. At the age of 50, I owe a lot to so many for my life within hospitality. From those who mentored me in my early life right through to the chance to run the kitchen at the Grove at Cromer on my return to Norfolk in 2013 where I was awarded 2 rosettes within in 7 months. But for me it always rolls back to local pork, wrapped in chef’s pastry of choice, with highly guarded secrets and locally sourced ingredients.  My dream was always ‘could i gather all those I’ve met and worked with, chutney and jam wizards, millers of Norfolk grains, apple squeezing cider-pressers, grape growers and bubbly wine makers, spirit of the county distillers, blade forging magicians, foundry pan makers and chef’s apparel providers?’ The list is simply endless with of course, cheese churning scientists last but never ever least. But what, I thought, if I could bring together all my favourite foodie and culinary items, all under one roof.  In a shop had that a traditional English charm, large windows, creaky floorboards, shelves full of my favourite things and that smell of freshly baked rolls of pork filling that simply encapsulates the foodie soul.  That is how the idea of Hodson & Co was born. Now it was about finding the venue.

With Aylsham in the heart of Norfolk farming land and the porky home of our ‘Big Norfolk Sausage Bash’ co-hosted and organised by Coxfords the butchers, Walsingham farm shop & Charlie’s Norfolk Food Heroes. Something just felt right when I walked over the threshold of the shop door, with that creek of the floorboard and after ten seconds of walking around I knew this was it.  I had found the home for Hodson & Co.  Not simply a shop but a way to give back to all those amazing producers who have supported me as a chef and local food champion over the years. To truly be able to sing and dance about all things Norfolk within a town that means so much to me. On walking back up towards the marketplace and wondering was this really the right location I looked up at the beautiful Norfolk sky and saw the street name ‘Red Lion Street’. The very road in which the shop sits has the same name as the pub in which the dream of Hodson & Co first began.  I’m not sure Angus & Clare would have ever realised and to be honest neither had I ..but the ‘Roll Off’ really had started a new life plan and three and a half years later that dream is now being realised and for that I will be for ever grateful.

With Love From Norfolk

Charlie

Hospitality Photography for the small business

The Covid-19 pandemic means that as business owners, we are living in very uncertain times. For many small businesses, the first thing that tends to go is advertising and promotional material, where in fact, promoting your products and services when you most need it actually makes really great sense. Creative imagery will help bring your small business to life and highlight your people. Being an independent business ourselves, we understand the huge amount of work that goes with running a small business. We work really closely with customers to ensure you only receive the most important images for your business at the very best of pricing. We never undertake assignments with the intention of ‘project creep’ and our pricing is transparent to the extent that you know exactly what you’ll receive to ensure we meet your budgets. Our Hospitality Photography for business will enhance your brand by providing a portfolio of images that will work across all visual media, whether it’s Portrait images for an online Biography, Marketing photography or documenting community events, charitable work or supporting other like minded retailers for a common good.

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We have an extensive portfolio of Commercial Headshots and modern portraits for literally every type of business sector possible. Why not head over to our Portrait page where we’ve showcased some great case studies. 

If you’re a small business owner looking to expand your companies photography with professional Business Portrait images or commercial Photography , then we’d love to speak with you. We’re really confident that you’ll our style of work and our really favourable pricing. To speak with our team today, either call Mob: 07871 364041 or email: studio@blanc-creative.com 

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