Madelaine contacted us with a very specific 'look' that she needed head shots on her new updated website PinnyPrincess (PP is an online brand which sells super cute personalised items to little princes and princesses and their mummies). It's nice to do something different - I don't usually shoot in black and white for starters! We used a Pintrest board to share ideas which was great.
If you are on Instagram you may have already heard of Pinny Princess, Maddie has an impressive 20k+ following, alongside working from her home workshop near Morpeth, she is also super mum to her two young boys and manages to effortlessly bring glamour and style to the farm.
Below I have asked a few questions about Madelaine's business and how she brings it all together.
Hi Madelaine, can you tell us about yourself and what inspired you to work in Northumberland?
I'm Madelaine from Pinny Princess, I was born & bread in Northumberland, I am greatly passionate about the area & love working here. I try my hardest to build a creative & flexibly environment in our rural home for my kids, as did my parents.
Okay, so which part of your job do you feel most passionate about?
I feel the most passionate about my loyal customer base, I still pinch myself everyday when someone from around the globe purchase a little piece of PP from little old North'land.
What tips would you give to someone starting out in your industry?
I would say focus on your ideal customer!
What is the best feedback you have ever had?
Great customer service - cringe! but I pride my self as a small business to be as friendly as possible.
Who do you admire most in the world and why?
My mother, she has brought me up with the mind set that I can achieve anything I want, even with huge obstacles.
Do you have a favourite quote that you turn to for inspiration?
"But that's not fair"
"Life's not fair"
lol this was what my dad said to me - it has stuck with me & always grounds me!
What is the biggest challenge you face in 'business'?
Being dyslexic is always a challenge, I am great with numbers - BUT reading & spelling are difficult on a daily basis.
How will you use your head shots or how do you feel they have benefited your business?
I will be using them on my new website & social media platforms, I have never had them done before, so I am hoping they will create a professional look.
What does a typical workday look like for you?
Chaos - printing / embroidery - emails & kids thrown in the mix :-)