Crayford Picture Framing

What can I say about Crayford Picture Framing?

3 words…

Professional Passionate craftsman!

I was contacted by Anthony from Crayford Picture Framing in relation to his handcrafted picture framing service for my portraiture clients. However, when I saw the quality of his work I knew I just had to offer him something in return, and a personal branding and headshot session was arranged at his workshop.

Having had experience with picture framing myself, I understand some of the skills required to create something that you’d be proud to see hanging on your wall. I was blown away by Anthony’s passion and knowledge of both modern and traditional methods of framing; his skills are off the charts!

Crayford Picture Framing - Bexley

Anthony explained that he had always been a practical problem solver and good at working with his hands. Combined with his interest in artwork, picture framing was the perfect mix for him. He learnt his trade in the traditional way, through hard work and an apprenticeship with proper guidance of a master craftsman.

While it’s easy to order a frame for a photograph these days, they’re just not special.

What Anthony does is more than just building a frame.

He provides a consultation where he will cover all aspects of the project, from discussing how and where the frame will hang, to what your colour schemes are, as well as provide advice on the best shape, size and colour of the frame (& mount) to complement your setting.

It’s about taking care with your artwork and protecting it for future generations to enjoy – its about a small business making a personal contribution to clients who appreciate good quality service.

Personal Brand Photography Session for Crayford Picture Framing - Bexley

This was demonstrated to me first hand as during the photography session, when a client came by the workshop to discuss their project with Anthony and I got to see how he interacts with his clients.

You could see how much they trusted his opinion and advice. The clients obviously cared deeply about the artwork, and Anthony was perfect for them. He is about creating something intrinsic and emotive for the clients, which what separates him from rest.

Personal Brand Photography Session for Crayford Picture Framing | Handcrafted Picture Frame Business in Bexley
Crayford Picture Framing - Foot Operated Mitre Guillotine

If you value your memories you’ll want them protected for generations to come, then Crayford Picture framing is the place.

And it’s where I go for all my framing needs.

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Crayford Picture Framing - Traditional Matt Cutting for Picture Frames
Crayford Picture Framing - Traditional Matt Cutting for Picture Frames
Crayford Picture Framing - Traditional Foot Operated Underpinner

Anthony plans to use the photographs on his website and across his social media campaigns to build awareness for his services, and show his clients his ‘behind the scenes’ story.

Crayford Picture Framing - Traditional Foot Operated Underpinner

WHAT YOU SAY…

“I recently booked Graham to do a shoot to capture some of my work applying makeup and to add to my portfolio of work as a Makeup Artist. The photo’s really are amazing, and I would highly recommend booking Graham for any shoot.”

“Recently I had a branding shoot with Graham. my brand identity is very important to me so I wanted professional photographs and after photographing my wedding I already built up a trusting and friendly relationship with him which is super important when being photographed. He listened to what I needed and he spent lots of time trying to find what worked for us both. I’m not at all used to being in front of camera, but as I have worked with him before I knew I could trust him and I knew after the first few photos I would be relaxed. He spent a lot of time on finding what I wanted and he spent more time with me than expected. His studio is great, the lighting, the white walls it’s just perfect for any shoot. I had a great day and I can’t wait to work with him again. I would 100% recommend Graham to anyone wanting some amazing photos.”

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“I contacted Graham to do a photoshoot for a singing project and he discussed with me what i was looking for and gave me advice on what kind of shots would look good. We met up and he immediately put me at ease about what the day would consist of. I didn’t feel at all nervous and he made the whole thing go so smoothly and professionally. Graham has a very warm and witty personality and this makes for such an easy working relationship as he constantly puts you at ease and makes you laugh. He is a very talented photographer and i was very impressed with the photos he took of me and i will definitely use him again!”

Highly recommend Graham. Delivers absolute professionalism and knows how to get the best shots. I needed some headshots for my website and Graham has come up trumps. Captures the mood perfectly, knows how to put clients at ease, even for the most camera shy! Working with Graham is like talking to an old friend yet still professional. Don’t go anywhere else! What are you waiting for? Just book in”

Kickstart Wellbeing 

Graham was an absolute pleasure to work with. I contracted his services for a headshot session for my online portfolio and social media platforms. He instantly put me at ease, talking me through the process and getting a thorough understanding of what exactly I wanted. The results were great and the service was seamless. Would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a relaxed and personable photographer.”

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“Working with Graham has been a dream and I am not exaggerating at all! Within 5 minutes of meeting him, he absorbed so much of what my business & brand was about. I am amazed at not only his skills behind the camera and the sleek images he produces but also with how passionate, creative, in-the-know, motivating and inspiring he is as a human. He has helped get my business off the ground and I am grateful for his hard work and patience along the way. My brand is super sleek and my product images are perfect in every way. The whole aesthetic is exactly what I was looking for. Graham is THE Photographer you are looking for and I guarantee you he will make your dreams come true too!”

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“I have worked alongside Graham a couple of times. Very professional and great to work with, also love his work. I use his photos to promote myself all the time.”

Clare Lakin
Hair & Makeup stylist

“We were looking for an up to date photo of our daughters for our home with a few headshot and portrait photos too. I found Graham by a general search on Google for photographers in our local area and although I have little experience of photo shoots knew that I wanted someone who my daughter’s would feel happy with. We read all about Graham on his website an instantly felt he could be the right fit for us. It did still take a leap of faith to contact someone we did not know but I felt reassured as soon as I spoke to Graham. He understood exactly what we wanted from the photo shoot. Our (teenage) girls had not had professional photos since infant school except school photos and the girls naturally felt nervous and uneasy before their photo session. Graham provided really helpful tips before our session but the emphasis was very much on them feeling comfortable. He patiently spent time building rapport with both girls whilst photographing them and gave them tips on taking photos/selfies. It was a relaxed, friendly environment and he had excellent intuition for their characters and certainly got the best from them. Both girls said how comfortable they felt in his company and I quote ‘he’s just like us’ telling us how much they enjoyed the whole experience. Praise indeed. The whole session felt professional yet informal and relaxed. He worked hard with our daughters and gently built their confidence. His patience and attention to detail are reflected in the end product and we have the most beautiful photos of our girls that has captured their characters and two daughters who are feeling very good about themselves. We cannot recommend Graham highly enough. Thank you for such a positive experience.”

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“I had a relaxed and fun personal branding shoot with Graham in Bexley which I am using for my website, social media accounts and business cards. This is the second time I have used Graham’s services and I won’t think of looking elsewhere. Graham is trustworthy , efficient and provides a high quality tailored service and I continue to recommend him to all my associates.”

Graham provided a truly professional experience, put me at ease and produced fantastic photographs that were better than I could imagine.”

Graham Baker is honestly one in a million! He is by far, the best photographer I have ever worked with. The pictures he sends though, when we get to the final edit stage, never fail to amaze me! Such a great person to work with as well. Always friendly, always delivering professional results and a professional experience. As a function singer, I use his photographs to promote my solo business and he always gives me great direction and has plenty of useful ideas. I would highly recommend Graham to anyone wanting promotional images for their business!”

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Josh Hassell

“Thank you Graham for an enjoyable day on Saturday! Graham is very approachable and makes you feel very comfortable in front the camera. He is very professional and is a great photographer! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos from Saturday! The couple I have seen are great and I am very pleased with them. Thanks again Graham your Fab! “

“I needed some photos for my website and having not done a photoshoot before I was somewhat excited but also nervous! Graham was great and put me at ease. He knew exactly what a I needed done and as a result I have some great looking professional photos that I can use on my website that will help build my brand for years to come 🙂 I thoroughly recommend Graham to anyone!”

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Samuel Breeze
Entrepreneur

“Graham was amazing this was my first ever photo shoot for my online profile as i have just been signed with tma modeling agency . At first i was very nervous but he reassured me and went through step by step on what would be happening which put me at ease he spent alot of time making sure we had everything i needed for my profile such as different looks , lighting , clothing changes, head shots , 3/4 and full length he was so professional throughout and i honestly will be using and recommending for future thank you so much for such an amazing and fun day loved every minute of it”

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“Excellent job! Graham can really make you feel relaxed while the pictures are being taken and this helps to achieve very good results. I am very pleased. Well done!”

Daniel Maifredi
Entrepreneur

“My experience with StudioGBP, for a personal branding session was an extremely positive one. 

Graham was very easy to work with and made me feel at ease throughout the process. He clearly understands the importance of the right image for a small business, and seemed happy to give me some much needed advice on how I could take my business forward,

Graham had a professional but relaxed attitude throughout the shoot, which helped to make the experience an enjoyable one for myself.
The photos I have received from the shoot are excellent and I am sure they will go a long way to promoting my business.

I look forward to working with Graham again on future projects.”

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Anthony Fanciulli

I love the photos, Graham did an amazing job!! Graham talked me through what he was doing and he knew exactly what I was after! The studio experience was very enjoyable and I will be using Graham in the future when I renew my headshots!

Pete James

“Great service from Graham who helped me set up my business page on Facebook. I needed a quality headshot and branding photographer in Welling and chose Graham after seeing his work with other businesses. He gave me lots of advice around being a start up business. I wanted professional photos of my work to show the detail and Graham did an amazing job at achieving this. He gave me the confidence to start up my business and lots of support.”

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“Being a therapist I wanted  to show both the therapy & business side in my photos.Graham created a professional but fun experience. He put both me and my client at ease and was very discrete when taking pictures of the therapy session.The session was tailored to my needs and he listened to what I needed. It was a truly personal experience and a valued investment. It was very hard to choose from the photographs taken but my head shot says everything I wanted to convey. I Would recommend Graham to any other therapists or anyone wanting great photos & a professional experience x”

“Thank you very much for a most enjoyable and relaxed shoot. You made me feel very comfortable and interpreted my views and thoughts very well especially as you knew I was not comfortable in front of camera. I also learnt a lot too about how to get more out of shoot and better ways to stand pose etc. The two samples you sent me are fantastic really captured the feel of what I was looking for! wow!”

“Over the years I have worked with many photographers, yet Graham is exceptional!! Truly professional with great results and effective editing. As a performer i know how stressful headshot sessions can be but with Graham it was a breeze, I was put at ease and I in fact learnt a lot during the session. He was patient with constructive advice. But every bit professional! I can see now why he’s always so busy!”

Claire Walmsley

“I was looking for a London headshot photographer to do a professional portrait of myself for my online portfolio and social media and Graham Baker was recommended to me. I hadn’t had my photo taken by a professional since I was at school so I wasn’t sure what to expect or how to make sure I didn’t look awkward in the shot. Graham was very understanding and helpful when advising on the best way to sit, what colours to wear, how to smile and tailoring the shots to my needs. The entire session was relaxed, lighthearted and professional. I was very happy with the end result and pleased that I have a selection of great head shots for marketing my brand. Overall, would highly recommend if you are an entrepreneur looking for a professional portrait.”

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Isa Hemphrey

“Graham produced all of my Actors headshots and produced all of the posters for my current Film project. He did a fantastic job and look forward to using him again next time.”

Chris Bell

“When I started setting up my own coaching business, I realised that I would need to have my photo on my website and social media. Only one problem: I HATE having my photo taken! But Graham instantly put me at ease, helped me to relax in front of the camera and made sure that I was happy with the pictures. He was professional and friendly throughout, and even made it an enjoyable experience. I am so pleased with the resulting photographs. I hope you like them too!”

“After meeting with Graham and listening to his advise on the importance of creating the right image for my business website and social media, I booked a personal branding photo shoot with him. I was nervous but he kept things relaxed and fun and soon I was feeling happy and confident that I had made the right choice in choosing Graham. He was patient and explained everything clearly. Graham gave great direction and he had lots of tips on how to use the images online. Graham is professional and trustworthy and I am very much looking forward to working with him on future projects.”

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Carol Hassell

Graham is an AMAZING photographer. By far the best in the business that I have ever had the pleasure to work with, he was really polite and considerate and made sure I was comfortable throughout the day. I was very pleased with the types of styles that were portrayed in Graham’s photographs plus positions instructed, 100% will be booking with him again.”

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Katie Thomas

“Absolutely fantastic results! Graham’s pictures were perfect and if I’m being honest, better than any results I’ve had before. They were so good that I’ve actually written a review about how good they were and I’ve never done that before! Use him now before he becomes a world famous photographer!”

Keith Malda

“Graham is a very reliable, hard-working and attentive photographer. He manages to always provide what you need with your photoshoots. With extreme professionalism and dynamic actions, Graham Baker Photography is highly recommended in this area.”

“I needed to have some headshots produced for my 14 year old niece for her acting portfolio. I was really impressed with the way Graham works and how he put my niece at ease throughout the whole shoot so much that she really enjoyed the experience of being photographed. The session was good value for money and we now have plenty of photos to choose from and this is the hard part as all the photos are stunning. Each photo speaks a thousand words and captures her perfectly which is exactly what you need for a portfolio as you are competing with other young actors. We will be using Graham again and I will be recommending him to others.”

“I used Graham a few years ago for my jewellery portfolio and still to this day I get compliments / bookings and orders based on his photos. DIY mobile phone pics are OK but nothing like a professional photograph… a professional service with a smile and good banter. Would definitely use Graham again, worth every penny!”

“Grahams accuracy and attention to detail contributed to the brilliant photo’s I now have on my web page. Punctual, professional and perfect!”

 

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