Sadia Barlow Photography

Sadia Barlow Photography is a Hounslow based husband and wife team and work with entrepreneurs and SMEs on their personal branding portfolio.  From time to time they like to collaborate with local professionals and for this particular photo shoot they had their lovely model booked and a fabulous, Richmond based wedding dress designer had kindly offered one of her dresses and some jewellery for the shoot, Sally Smith of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce introduced Sadia to Helen Miekle of West Thames College, who allowed the use of the stunning Victorian conservatory in Spring Grove House, Isleworth.  After some thought Sadia decided to contact West Thames College and give local young people the chance to work on a professional photo shoot to get some experience and exposure.  In Sadia’s words, “We asked them to give us a make up artist and hair person, and after meeting all the Level 3 hair and make up students we were given 3 lovely students – one to work on make up, the other on hair and a young student who acted as ‘runner’ for the day. The outcome was a hugely successful collaboration by all accounts; everything came together perfectly.  The girls fully understood the brief and in fact exceeded our expectations.  Their dedication to their craft was obvious and the clearly demonstrated a passion for what they do.  This is all we could have asked for”