PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY – CORPORATE CREATIVE IMAGE

29th July 2021
Corporate Creative Image

Meet Mary McGuigan from Corporate Creative Image. This girl is a force to be reckoned with. Fashion forward, formidable and inspiring. We worked together recently on a personal branding photography shoot for Mary. It was my first outdoor session again in 2021 – the sun was shining and it was good to be back doing what I do best. I love watching her Instagram Reels – you can check her page out here

Read all about Mary and her businesses below and if you are interested in booking in for a session, you can contact me via the website or on Instagram

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Tell me about Mary, the person behind the business …

I’m 37 and married with 4 kids. I’ve worked from I was 11, spending many years in the Accountancy and Bookkeeping arena.

Then I finally decided that I needed something more colourful and creative. My own personal development has become my priority for the past 4 years which has served me well!

Tell me about your different businesses / income streams …

I sell Tropic skincare and work part time at an architect firm looking after their accounts. Just before the pandemic hit, I started training in image consultancy through a variety of different training providers. Corporate Creative Image was born and continues to grow in strength.

The majority of 2020 was spent listening to different people I met online and finding out what their biggest issues were. I also became a female empowerment ambassador for Think network as this really aligned with my values for my business.

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Tell me about your Personal Shopping Service?  

One of my most popular services! It’s a real confidence boost. My priority is to make it a relaxing and enjoyable experience for clients. I will sit down with them in advance and discuss their needs/gaps in their wardrobe and their budget. Beforehand, I will go out and research in advance so that the shopping trip is seamless. Clients will be able to create multiple outfits with what they buy and I always follow up to ensure they are happy.

Do you offer Corporate Packages at Corporate Creative Image?

 I do indeed. It’s a great idea when coming up with a workwear policy. Also for those businesses that really want to develop their employees through confidence building and presentation.

Tell me how you advise clients regarding colour?  

 Everyone knows that one colour that really suits them. If they haven’t had a colour analysis, I’d advise them to look at the palette their best colour comes from. Most people want the bold bright colours and I was the same. However, maybe consider wearing these colours in your accessories as they won’t work for everyone. A colour analysis is a journey. Give yourself a break, start with your neutrals, almost 2 years later and I’m still trying new colours in my palette!

What are your favourite colours to wear? 

Aubergine, teal and olive 

Where do you like to shop?

Belfast is my main port of call. I do love the charity shops as I believe in sustainability and leading by example. I also try to support local boutiques more when I can.

Do you have a favourite brand of clothing?

I like a variety of brands that range from Reiss to M&S. Moda in pelle is my absolute favourite shoe brand because it caters to so many different needs. 

Image courtesy of Mode in pelle

Do you prefer smart or casual?

Definitely smart! I can do smart casual but I don’t enjoy full blown casual at all. People often confuse being comfortable with being casual. 

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Describe yourself in three words?

Creative, Passionate and Empathetic 

Who inspires you most?

Madonna

What’s your favourite quote?

“There is no real safety in life except for self belief” Madonna 

I hope you enjoyed reading all about Mary and what she does. If you are interested in booking in, contact me via the website or on Instagram. You can also contact me on 07525 900885