This is probably the most common question I get asked. Personal branding includes a couple of things. First, it includes who you are and who you want to be. It also brings forward the person that you want to show to the world.
A personal branding photo shoot is about translating your personal self's inner being and showing it to people who need to understand who that is. In fact, at your planning session, we’ll talk about your inner personal brand and how you want that to translate to what people see. Your photos will reflect that image.
Do you really need personal branding? Yes, everyone does! Personal branding photography offers you a way to stand out and show who you are and what you believe in.
Your social media accounts: Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter
Your website, blog, about me page, contact page
And you may be requested to submit a photo for a conference or speaking engagement.
Think of Personal Branding as an extension of your headshot. It is a portfolio of images customized to say who YOU are. Not just a cookie cutter photo on a white background cropped like your DMV photo.
Personal branding involves one or several photos that are more than just head and shoulders. These photos let your personality shine through, give people a glimpse of who you are AND give you the chance to stand out in a sea of corporate headshots so your clients take notice.
Who are these shoots for? Realtors, mortgage brokers, attorneys, corporate business professionals, biotech scientists, tech developers, startups and entrepreneurs, even actors and online dating clients.
Wondering how you should look, what to expect from your shoot, or how you can plan? You’re not alone! I’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions about personal branding photo shoots and some helpful answers to ensure you’re prepared.
PERSONAL BRANDING - FAQS
Q. How Should I…Or My Brand Look?
A. Even if you don’t know how you should look or how your brand should look give us a call. It’s often hard to visualize or describe how you want your photos to look, which is why we'll work with you to clarify your personal branding visual message, style, and look. we love brainstorming with our clients and creating vision boards. We’ll do this together!
Q. Can We Do Multiple Looks in One Personal Branding Photo Shoot?
A. Definitely! We’ll get your shoot planned out before we do it, and I’m happy to do multiple looks in a single shoot. We’ll plan outfit changes, hair and makeup and scout locations ahead of time so that we can move smoothly through the shoot.
Q. How Long Will the Personal Branding Shoot Last?
A. Most shoots last between three and four hours. Your session includes not only the photo shoot but also professional make-up and hair, so plan to spend around four hours of your day on the shoot.
Q. Do you Have a Studio or Can My Shoot Be Done at a Specific Location?
A. While I do have a studio, and that’s where most people do their personal branding shoot, I’m also happy to shoot on location. The main goal of your shoot is to make it totally you, and scouting locations is half the fun. Just keep in mind, some locations may result in a travel or rental fee.
Q. What If I Only Need a Couple of Photos?
I’m happy to do a single photo or only a couple of photos if that’s what you need. However, during your pre-shoot consultation, you may realize that you want more than just one or two photos to achieve your professional goals. You can determine the photos you want to choose after you see them, so what you decide to buy is entirely up to you.
Q. What Should I Do to Plan for My Personal Branding Photo Shoot?
A. One of the best things you can do is to spend some time thinking about how the future, successful you wants to be seen by the world. Determining this can take some thought! Answer this question, and we can plan your shoot around your vision. And don’t forget, I’m here to help you figure out your vision, too, which is what we’ll do at your initial consultation. Please fill out this brief questionnaire.
Q. Do You Offer Personal Branding Photography Shoots for Companies or Teams?
A. Absolutely! Depending on your needs, we'll work with you to custom design a package that works best for your company at our studio or on location at your office.