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I had a phone call not so long ago asking me if I was an editorial photographer from Glasgow. The job was to photograph some portraits of YouTube star, Jamie Genevieve. It was from a company who was filming a documentary for the BBC and they wanted some editorial portraits to accompany the film. Although I am a hopeless YouTube addict, I have to admit, I had never heard of Jamie before. Obviously, that was about to change.

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Meeting with Jamie for an editorial shoot in Glasgow

On the way out to Jamie’s home-based studio, I was a bit nervous. That’s nothing new. I always have a few butterflies fluttering away in my stomach before a photoshoot. Having spoken with my 11-year-old daughter who is a massive fan of Jamie (and of course, Jack and Drogba), I was informed that I was being bestowed with the greatest of all accomplishments, I was going to meet Jamie Genevieve! Jamie in the short space of time had gathered over 750,000 subscribers to her channel. Her Instagram boasts over a million followers. What an achievement. Needless to say, the butterflies were flapping about a wee bit more that day.

Jamie Genevieve by Glasgow based Editorial Photographer, BK Photography

Working with a new generation of celebrity

Jamie Genevieve is the new breed of celebrity. When I was growing up, everybody wanted to be a rock ‘n’ roll or movie star. Speak with any of the kids today and they’ll tell you they want to be YouTuber. We had a great time during the shoot. My cringy dad jokes made sure the smile and laughs were genuine and I feel I captured her big personality. I have to say, it has inspired me. I think I may have to revisit and freshen up my very own YouTube channel. Stay tuned for that one…

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