xigxag staff photoshoot.

Kelli Fairbrother, contacted me earlier this year to go and do a xigxag staff photoshoot. Kelli is the CEO and one of the co-founders of xigxag. The British audiobook app company whose mission is to: “make it easy for everyone, regardless of age, ability or background, to enjoy the magic of books.”

The company, based in London and Cornwall is rightly proud of their Cornish roots. They all met in Newquay for a staff training day at the Bedruthan Hotel and Spa. They wanted me to go up for the xigxag staff photoshoot and take a variety of photographs for them.

The brief was to capture photographs of the xigxag team in various team combinations. Also using the location of the hotel to show, where we could, their connection to Cornwall.

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a group of people stand on a cliff with the sea in the background xigxag staff photoshoot
line up of people in front of orange wall at xigxag staff photoshoot


The xigxag staff photoshoot brief also included individual headshots of all of the team. However the headshots should show personality and have a strong cohesive brand style matching the rest of the shoot.

The whole shoot was great fun. The Bedruthan has many differently decorated areas within it and outside. This offered up all manner of great locations to shoot the headshots and the team photographs in.

man stands in front of blackboard with under the chalked word 'special'.
smiling woman sits in chair
smiling man sits in blue chair for his headshot

xigxag staff photoshoot – team shots

Also various combinations of team photographs were important to achieve in the xigxag staff photoshoot. The Bedruthan Hotel, having such great access to the beach below was a great choice for location when we wanted to show the connection to Cornwall. Kelli and Mark as the co-founders also needed their own images. Speaking to Kelli before the xigxag staff photoshoot and understanding her needs and goals was really important to I could use the time wisely.

a woman and man stand by a painting  at xigxag staff photoshoot
headshot of man at xigxag staff photoshoot
a team of four people stand by a blackboard at xigxag staff photoshoot
headshot of girk at xigxag staff photoshoot
portrait of woman at xigxag staff photoshoot
woman and man stand in front of an algae covered cliff
headshot of woman at xigxag staff photoshoot


What the Client said:

Just brilliant. We hired Janna in June to take some professional team photos, which came out beautifully. Janna’s really easy to work with. We arranged the session on not very much notice. But, her process was simple, professional and really well considered. She went out her her way to be flexible and meet our needs as a team. And she helped us think through what we needed. Thank you!

KELLI FAIRBROTHER – Co-founder and ceo at xigxag

PR and Marketing Photography in Cornwall.

It was great to meet Kelli and the team at the xigxag staff photoshoot. The Bedruthan was a great place to base a photo shoot with really interesting corners and furniture for the individual headshots photos and then space and light for the team photography.

PR and fresh marketing photography for your business is really important to keep updated. You never know what is around the corner and it’s great to have a recent set of staff headshots and some team photos to send straight out when your business does something to shout about.

As a staff press photographer, I worked on the front line of newspapers for over 10 years. I know how how quickly the news moves and how demanding newspaper deadlines can be. Having a photo to send across to quickly accompany your story and fill a space can mean a story going straight in the paper – or being bumped.

PR photography and general marketing photography for your businesses needs, can be arranged at short notice. The turnaround time for my editing and image gallery delivery is quick.

Interested in updating your staff headshots or team photos? Give me a call or fill in my contact form here. Group sessions of headshots can be arranged or individual sessions are also available.