Becky Mantin – Southwold Beach Photoshoot

Becky Mantin –  Portrait Photography Suffolk – Southwold Beach

ITV Weather Forecaster/Presenter Becky Mantin got in touch with me as she was looking for a portrait photographer in Suffolk, to update her own press shots as well as a few pictures with her family.   I was thrilled that she picked me, having searched for a photographer via Google images, and she really liked the images of mine that came up in the search, which so was lovely to hear.   It’s great to know that my efforts to improve my SEO are actually working!

Originating from Norwich, Becky was the face of ITV Anglia weather before landing the ITV national weather slot which she has been presenting since 2005.  I’ve always liked her style on TV (she always seems to be so cheerful!) so I was really looking forward to meeting up with her..

The Brief

The idea of the shoot was to get some new photographs that Becky could use for her new company – Becky Mantin Products and her award-winning product – The Nappy Grab Bag.  Becky wanted some natural looking ‘non-studio’ shots, and she suggested Southwold Beach – one of my favourite places in Suffolk.  Once we had spent some time getting her new imagery done, Becky’s two sons and husband were coming along to join us.

On the Day

We arranged to meet at Southwold on a glorious sunny day.   We were lucky to have access to a gorgeous little beach hut down at the quiet end of the beach, and here we chatted first while Becky touched up her make up and we discussed clothing options. Throughout the shoot, we giggled a lot and I discovered that Becky’s slightly quirkily sense of humour is very much like my own!  It was great to work with her, and she was just as lovely and bubbly in person as she is on our screens.

Becky’s Kind Words

I was delighted that Becky loved the images I produced for her, and was chuffed to bits with the testimonial she gave me…

“Usually I dread photo shoots – lots of messing around setting up, fussing with lighting and all that palaver… Clare, however, was incredibly efficient!  She told me exactly what she needed me to do to get the shot, was relaxed and funny throughout and, crucially, made me look far, far nicer than I am in real life! Hooray!  I really look forward to Clare capturing our most special family moments in years to come – a total and utter gem!”

A few of the photos from our shoot…