Professional Product Photography

About Renee Bell: the creative force behind NFE Branding Co

I’m Renee Bell, and I’m on a mission to help your brand shine. With over 15 years of professional photography and business experience I’ve honed my skills as a product photographer, graphic designer, strategy expert and life coach to create captivating visuals that not only look amazing but also convert and drive sales.

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I’m more than just a photographer

I’m also a lifelong learner. I have a Diploma in Sustainability and I’m currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts & Health alongside a Bachelor of Marketing; always seeking to expand my knowledge and empower more brands.

But beyond my formal education, I’m passionate about sustainability and natural, organic products. I understand the ups and downs of small business life, and I’m here to support you every step of the way. I only work with brands that align with my core values, so you can trust that I’m genuinely invested in your success.

** yes, I absolutely need to get some new pics of my face up here. Portrait shoot coming soon, I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

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renee bell photographer

I’m more than just a photographer

I’m also a lifelong learner. I have a Diploma in Sustainability and I’m currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts & Health alongside a Bachelor of Marketing; always seeking to expand my knowledge and empower more brands.

But beyond my formal education, I’m passionate about sustainability and natural, organic products. I understand the ups and downs of small business life, and I’m here to support you every step of the way. I only work with brands that align with my core values, so you can trust that I’m genuinely invested in your success.

** yes, I absolutely need to get some new pics of my face up here. Portrait shoot coming soon, I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

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From self-taught single mum to branding expert

My journey started with a camera and a passion for capturing life’s beauty. I spent eight years mastering the art of newborn photography, developing an obsession with intricate details, perfect poses and different angles. I honed my abilities to utilise natural lighting in lifestyle photos and in post processing. But it was that attention to detail and love for storytelling that ultimately led me to the world of branding and product shots.

I quickly realised that pretty pictures weren’t enough.

Brands needed a strategy to capture viewer’s attention. A visual identity and a website that spoke to their audience and drove sales. So, I fused all of my skills to become the one-stop shop for brands seeking gorgeous images and a cohesive and impactful online presence and marketing materials. I specialise in branding strategy, visual content and product photography services for health, wellness and beauty brands.

I didn’t stop there though, I wanted to connect with brands on a deeper level, so I drew on my life coaching studies to hone my communication and collaboration skills. This allows me to truly understand your business goals and work seamlessly with you to achieve them.

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The NFE Branding Co Difference

NFE stands for ‘not for eating‘โ€”a tribute to my daughter Liana, who inspired me to pick up a camera in the first place. Now she’s an exceptional digital marketer, and together, we’re a powerhouse of creativity and marketing expertise. Yes there’s a (cute) story behind the name! So, if you want to read about the meaning behind the NFE name, head over here.

What does NFE stand for?

The story behind NFE: more than just a name. Ever wondered what the NFE stands for in our NFE Branding Co business name?
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At NFE Branding Co, we go beyond simply delivering high quality images. We help you unlock your brand’s full potential with strategic content creation (so essential!), expert art direction, and a deep understanding of consumer behaviour and your target audience. We’re not just here for the ‘gramโ€”we’re here to help you grow.

I believe that every brand has a unique story to tell, and I’m passionate about helping you tell yours through powerful photography. Whether it’s showcasing your products in their best light, creating engaging social media content, or developing a comprehensive brand strategy, I’m here to make your brand shine.” Renee Bell

Frequently asked questions

Years ago, during my studies in health coaching I started working for a business that sold organic and natural health products. I handled all their product photography and fell in love with it. All those years as a newborn photographer honed my skills in composition and taking amazing images plus editing in Photoshop. This all translated well to product photography.

I am completely self taught in photography, though I have attended many workshops over the years. My opinion: hours of practice developing a portfolio to showcase your range of abilities is the best way to learn. I have a CertIV in Graphic Design, Diploma of Sustainability and I’m currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts & Health alongside Bachelor of Marketing. I’ve also trained as a life coach, health coach and youth mentor plus I have an Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling.
In addition to that – loads of life experience and many (many) hours of practice!

Camera Equipment

For my styled product photography I use Canon professional equipment. I currently shoot with Canon 5D4 body and either 24-70 L series lens or 100mm macro. Although there are newer cameras around, I’ve always shot with Canon and it’s the best camera for me at the moment. The macro lens is amazing for showing off specific product features as well as for capturing those amazing swatch shots.

Social media video content for Instagram reels and B-roll video is shot on an iPhone 14pro. These allow me to produce consistent image quality. I use natural light only, shooting product images RAW with manual exposure settings. This gives me complete control over the final image quality.

Computer Equipment

For photo editing, I use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic to edit my images in post production.

Studio Equipment

For product only images I have a small studio set up for white background images for your website product pages. I also have an extensive selection of coloured backdrops, natural surfaces and styling elements on hand. For product lifestyle photos and user generated content, I use my home or hire locations depending on requirements.

In addition to styled professional product photography for your online store, I’m also able to take lifestyle shots featuring your products. My product photography can include hands for scale and interest, or models, or they can be product only images. The majority of my photos are taken in my natural light studio.

I can create high quality photos on white background for your ecommerce store to enhance the online shopping experience for your customers.

I enjoy taking lifestyle photos, and you can find more info about my other types of shoots and portrait photography services here. Newcastle Photographer Renee Bell.

Absolutely! I love hearing from people. Feel free to contact me, or you can check out the instagram page. I often give product photography tips, tips for image editing, camera settings and of course I share all of my latest product images and bts of my product photo setups. If you want to take a closer look at the entire process and what I get up to, I highly recommend giving me a follow on Instagram.

Professional Product Photography by Renee Bell.

Still have more questions? I’d love to chat to you about professional product photos, my experience, or anything else you want to know.
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