Personal Brand Photography is a growing aspect in photography. With savvy business owners jumping on board to take their personal brand to the next level it has quickly become all the rage.  

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Why choose a branding session?

With a brand session you’ll get the opportunity to not only incorporate updated headshots for your brand or business but also an array of photos to use on social media and websites that can showcase who you are and what your brand stands for.

Is a branding session the same as doing basic headshots?

Personal branding photography is a relatively new aspect of visual branding, with savvy business owners jumping on board to take their branding to the next level. A personal branding photography session differs from a typical headshot/portrait session in several ways. With headshots, the focus is simply you, usually shot from the waist up. Headshots are incorporated into personal branding sessions, but we don't stop there. We delve deep into not just who you are visually, but telling the story of what you do and why you do it via detail shots, lifestyle shots, photos of you in action, you with your products, etc. The possibilities are endless and each session is customized to best reflect the type of business you run and the message you wish to convey about your brand through images.

What location should I use for my branding session?

Before you start considering locations for your session, take the time to think about what your average day looks like. Remember that you want to give potential clients and audience a look at a day in your life so your photos need to tell that story. You may even find that you don't need to look very hard or far for the perfect location either at your office, home, backyard, or a might be all you need. Using props to bring your workspace to life is a simple way to create a great setting for your shoot. Consider some of the coffee shops, hotels, studios or co-working spaces in your area for ideas. Always opt for a location with as much natural light as possible as this makes for the best shots.

Is hiring a professional for hair and makeup needed for my session?

Whenever you plan to be behind my lens having professional makeup and hair is highly encouraged. I feel it gives the best final outcome and takes a little stress off your plate making sure everything turns out nicely. 

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What should I wear for my branding session?

Your outfit will make a huge difference to your photos so choose something that suits your personality and your brand. There is no need to spend a fortune on clothes either. Make sure your clothes suit your body
type and fit well. The simpler the better sometimes but feel free to add a pop of color to add some personality and flair. Keep your skin tone and hair in mind when choosing an outfit as contrasting colors make for some of the best photos. Want to see what you might look like in photos in a certain outfit? Take a few selfies to decide what works and what doesn't. We can go over all of this together and I’ll give you my advice along the way!!

A personal brand session differs from a typical headshot session in several different ways. With headshots, the focus is simply you, usually shot from the waist up. Headshots are incorporated into the brand session, but we don’t stop there. We bring elements of not just the face behind the brand but also incorporate details of interest and shoot in a location that is reflective of the personal brand all the while capturing various photos aesthetically to reflect your personality or style.

 You will get a mix of lifestyle, detail shots, headshots, photos of you in action and with your products, etc. The possibilities are truly endless and each session is customized to fit the type of business you run and the message you want to deliver about your brand through images.


$300 Quarterly
mini brand sessions

•  (4 sessions total, one a quarter for updated fresh brand content)
•  One weekday per quarter
•  In a location that is brand fitting or a Studio location determined by photographer 
•  20 minutes of shoot time
• 10 digital images 
•  Online proofing gallery

$799 for a 1.5 hour brand session at one location

Custom location based on branding needs. Combination of Headshot, Lifestyle and Stock images that reflect your personal brand. Online Digital Proofing gallery. Pre-session planning consultation. 25 fully retouched images included.

$1199 for a two part brand session.

This package includes two individual session. Often one takes place indoors and one takes place outdoors. Due to lighting this package may need to be done on two different dates. Each session is 1.5 hours long. Included are 50 digitals from each session so you have plenty of images for content and branding to use across all platforms on social media and print.

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