The personal branding photography experience
Do you avoid showing up online as much as you should, because your photos don’t match the quality of your brand? Or are you just so busy you don’t have time to be constantly thinking about where to find photos for your social media? Know. Like. Trust. It’s a mantra all entrepreneurs know. It starts with photos, but not just any photos, you need great photos!
My personal branding photography is, ironically, not just about being photographed. It’s you and I collaborating to tell your story.
We explore who you are, what you stand for and how you take on the world. We get into your personal style, what sets you alight, what chills you out, where you’re heading and why. We’re photographing your personality, your dreams and what makes you unique.
It’s not magic, but like magic, this brand infusion makes your images irresistible to your ideal client. Like they’ve just found their perfect match! It’s the key ingredient to attracting and connecting with clients who totally get you and absolutely have to work with you.
We plan locations, wardrobe, props and coffee breaks (!!). The icing on the cake? My awesome beauty team will have you super confident and ready to shine in an hour, and they’ll be on set for touch ups throughout your shoot.
Your personal branding photo shoot can be anywhere, but you’ll mostly find me in Brighton and London.
How does a Personal Branding Photo Shoot work?
Here’s what you get with your personal branding photography experience in Sussex, Surrey, London and Kent:
- Discovery call to find out more about you and your brand, and how we can work together.
- Branding questionnaire, so that I can get a feel for who you are, your vision and your brand.
- Planning consultation, complete with mood boards.
- Loads of help and advice on what to wear and, if you wish, a hair stylist and makeup artist to style you sensational.
- A shoot that feels more like a creative, fun brainstorming day with your business besties.
- A private online gallery to select the photographs that will do your selling for you.
- A thorough “digital polishing” of your selected photos, which you can then download.
- Digital images on USB.
- The freedom of showing up online without hesitation… proud, happy and confident!
PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEWS
WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?
Although I concentrate mainly on Brighton and London, I’ll travel anywhere in the UK or abroad. I’ve been booked for shoots in Europe and South Africa. If you would like your personal branding photography to take place out of the UK… great! Let’s chat.
WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE?
Payment is due on booking, or get I can set up a payment plan for you. Not one to stand in the way of receiving payment, I’ve made it as easy as possible for you to pay safely online by credit or debit card. You can use the magic “Buy Now” button to just go for it, or if you prefer to chat first, I can send you an invoice with a similar magic button to book after our chat.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO WEAR. CAN YOU ADVISE?
Yes, absolutely! When you book me I will send you a questionnaire about your brand. Once I receive that back I will do some research and will put together a mood board. When we then have your initial planning chat on the phone, we’ll discuss what to wear. I’ll then send you a summary of our planning chat, including wardrobe, hair and makeup advice.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Well, this is the UK, so it is possible. When you make your booking, we’ll also hold a day in reserve just in case the weather is too bad for shooting. We’ll confirm the day before if it looks iffy.
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO POSE. CAN YOU HELP?
Photographing women is my speciality and posing is my strong point, so don’t you worry about that at all. I specialise in posing that looks natural, but works for your body shape to show you at your best. You’ll pick up a few great tips during your shoot and by the end you’ll be posing like a natural.
WHAT CUSTOM STOCK PHOTOS WILL YOU TAKE?
This depends on you, your brand and what you want to say with your photos. We’ll discuss your custom stock photography during our planning chat so that you know ahead of time what we’ll be doing.
HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN SEE THE IMAGES?
I will upload your online gallery a week after your shoot.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?
To secure the date you want and for us to have time to plan your shoot and for you then to prepare for it, I suggest booking at least 1 month in advance.
DO I NEED A MANICURE?
In a word – yes. Hands are very important in photos and feature a lot more than you realise, so you definitely want your nails to be looking good.
CAN I GET MY HAIR AND MAKEUP DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL?
Yes and I strongly advise it too. I have a number of lovely, freelance professional hair and makeup artists that I use and can make the booking for you. They work wonders at contouring, evening skin tone, making eyes stand out and giving an all round gorgeous glow. If you’re going to spend on your brand photography, you may as well look your best. Besides, it’s a great pamper and will make you feel more confident, which shines through in photos.
SHOULD I GET A SPRAY TAN?
I advise against this as it might not look as good in a photograph as it does in real life. Spray tans can very easily appear orangey in photos.
MY WORKSPACE IS DARK. HOW WILL YOU LIGHT IT?
I use a mixture of natural light and studio lighting that I bring with me, so it really doesn’t matter how dark your space is, your photos will appear light and naturally bright. Also, my lighting is battery powered, so it doesn’t matter where we are.
WHAT IF I'M ILL ON THE DAY OF THE SHOOT?
Life happens. You wouldn’t be at your photographic best if you’re not well, so we will reschedule for another day.
WHERE CAN I USE THE PHOTOS?
Everywhere! You will receive high resolution printable images for your print advertising, as well as images ideally sized for the various social media platforms and your website and newsletter. I take care of the sizing, so you can just get on with sharing.