Business or Personal Branding Sessions
These sessions are all about capturing the perfect head shot or perhaps creating a few images that helps share your story, products, services and purpose for your business, blog or brand. My goal is to capture a look that is professional, honest and authentic to you. Many times the photo you use on your website, social media outlets or business card is the first impression for a prospective client, let's make it a great one!
For wardrobe and posing inspiration check out this link: www.pinterest.com/jamiebrown/best-face-forward I have added a collection of images that are great examples.
When to plan:
These sessions are typically done at my studio, I can set up on location at your place of work, but a $50 on location fee will apply.
What to expect:
I will want to meet with you at my studio or your office for a consultation to really dig deep into your business and better understand what types of images you need to best represent your brand. I will ask about what it is you do or services you offer as well as buzzwords or taglines you use for your business. We will look into color options that are in your logo or place of business to create consistency and harmony in your wardrobe or backdrop choices. The photo shoot time will vary depending on your marketing needs, a simple headshot may only take 20 minutes, whereas a full branding portfolio may take hours. The goal is to capture many different poses for you to choose from in a proofing gallery. At that point, you will select your favorite pose(s) for purchase and I will edit it and get you the digital file to use for your marketing purposes.
How to prepare:
Here is a typical photo shoot checklist :
Other things to consider:
What to wear:
Always wear something that you feel confident in and suits your normal business attire and feels authentic to you. Check that your clothing is not wore out, faded or pilled, try to pick textures or patterns that are subtle or go for solid colors. The goal is to have you be the focus and not have your bold prints steal the show, if you love prints try to pick ones that feel cohesive with your brand or logo. Don't be afraid of bold, bright pops of color especially ones that help reinforce your brand colors! I love a good power suit jacket or shift dress but it should have a bit of stretch to it allowing you to bend your arms comfortably and have a slim fit to compliment your silhouette. Really all of your clothes should have a bit of stretch allowing the fabric to hug your curves and give you freedom of movement in various poses, like crossing your arms, definitely do not choose fabrics that make you feel like you're wearing a straight jacket.
Adding one or two accessories such as a watch, bracelet, necklace, trendy hat, scarf, belt, tie, jacket, vest, cuff links, etc. can make a big impact in a photo making it look more polished. Women feel free to bring a killer pair of heels, but know that you will only need to wear them for any full body shots the rest of the time you can relax in flats. The extra lift wearing heels gives really does elongate your legs and looks great in photos, but for the love they can be a pain to wear for long periods of time!
Lastly, remember the best thing you can bring to your photo shoot is your confidence and we are sure to get some great shots!