Personal branding photography is for the business owner who recognise the importance of not hiding behind your logo, but being visible in your own marketing.You might be perfectly capable of doing your own photography, except from the images that has you in them. Or, you might not even know where to start, but you feel you need to improve your visual presence throughout your marketing. Personal branding photography, is about creating marketing content for your business. It’s about creating images that speak the language of your brand, and show what you are all about. It is usually a mix of images of you and your products/services. It often evolves around showing who your are, what you do and why you do it. What is your message to your audience, and what kind of images can we create to support those messages? This is your opportunity to stand our from your competition!
Genuine vs. looking good
There is so much talk about the importance of being “genuine” in our marketing, and it almost comes with an undertone of not looking too good. I completely agree that we have to be genuine and demonstrate credibility, but I don’t feel it has to come at the cost of not looking good across your marketing. Images of you, with your own products/services will look great and give your marketing a consistent look and feel - and because they are images of you, they will look genuine and your customers will relate!
How does it work?
The better we plan your shoot the more images you will get. I will charge a session retainer at the time of booking to secure your date. This will be deducted from your final invoice, which I will issue when your images are ready for you.
We can do a zoom call to bounce ideas for your shoot, and I will also send you a session guide with tips for what to wear etc.
You might just need a quick head shot session in the studio, or you might be after a bigger shoot where you will come away lots of content for social media etc with images of you, as well as styled product images – your choice entirely, we can have a chat if you are unsure!
I do a lot of personal branding video too! I love taking a similar approach to video as still images, my starting points are the same – what is your message, where are the emotional elements of your business that will connect your ideal customer? Video is powerful for creating connections and showing what you do is always stronger than telling people what you do. Every time you have a photo shoot you have the potential to come away with a "behind the scenes" video, the final still images, a promo video and smaller video snippets for social media use - always make the most of every situation.
Why I offer personal branding photography
I have a background in online marketing where I programmed websites for years. I was always based in the marketing department and I love this side of business. I instinctively shoot for web banners, front covers and images with empty space for text – you will find that even my family work has empty space for text 😉
I am also a business owner, I appreciate the amount of content we need for social media alone! I absolutely understand the challenge of time for content creation and I know how valuable it is when you have a bank of images ready to use, the relief of knowing you have the next fours weeks content scheduled, ahhh bliss!
Brand photography rates
Head shotQuick and simple
- Studio session
- 20 minutes
- Variety of expressions and poses
- Colour and black/white digital files
- Min. 5 images
- Perfect for profile pictures /authors /speakers
Branding sessionContent creation
- Show who you are and what you do
- Studio or location
- Outfit changes
- Broad gallery of images
- Can include video
- Can include styled product images
- Perfect for social media content
- £135 for one hour (studio only!)
- £250 for two hours
- £325 for three hours
- £850 for full day
If you are more than 20miles from Market Harborough, I charge 40p mileage, and you will need to book a minimum of two hours.
The prices includes the actual photography, post production, digital files ready to use and image usage licence. The price may vary slightly depending on your type of shoot, for example styled product images take less time in post production than lots of skin retouching, so please do get in touch for a chat about your ideas. I am happy to shoot both still images and video at your shoot. I think if you have already gone through all the effort of things looking great for pictures, you might as well include video. However, please do keep in mind that the time for video post production is longer than post production for still images, so this guide is for still images only.
Meet for a coffee?
Well, I don’t drink coffee, but I might go for cake! However, I get asked sooo much to meet for coffer, and I find it much easier/quicker and more convenient to meet via Zoom. I am more than happy to have a zoom chat with you about your idea, so definitely feel free to ask for a chat!