The holiday season is getting closer and sometimes shopping for clients or referral partners can be overwhelming. Don’t stress! I’m sharing five of my favorite gift ideas for thanking my clients and referral partners for their continuous support. 🖊️ Branded promotional items (pens, notebooks, reusable bags, apparel, etc.) Branded promotional gifts are great for building […]

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November 1, 2022

My 5 Favorite Client Gift Ideas

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I’m sure you have heard photographers promoting their mini sessions. What’s the difference between a mini branding session and a full branding session? Mini branding sessions are when a photographer chooses a location and date to host a day of mini photoshoots. These mini branding sessions are an affordable way to get your branding photos […]

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September 1, 2022

Mini Branding Session vs Full Branding Session

You may be thinking about hiring a branding photographer to photograph you and your business because: You are a new business and you need photos for your website and social media. You are rebranding your business and need to refresh your branding photos. You are creating a new business with different branding. Whatever your reasons […]

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August 1, 2022

8 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Branding Photographer

If a contractor’s tools of the trade include a hammer, tape measure, and a level, then my tools would be my Nikon D750, my camera lenses, Creative Cloud (Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Adobe), and ShootProof to deliver the images to my clients. In addition to the tools above, here are my 5 favorite software to […]

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July 1, 2022

5 Must-Have Software For My Business

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“I don’t have a product. What type of pictures should I post on my social media?” – A service-based business owner. I get this question a lot when I work with service-based business owners. Most of them only focus on headshot pictures but there are many types of pictures you can post to build your […]

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June 1, 2022

10 Branding Photo Ideas for Service-Based Businesses

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It’s likely you know what a headshot photo session looks like, but do you know what a branding photo session involves? In case you’ve never been part of a headshot photo session, it consists of one person standing in an outdoor, office, or studio setting with either a white, gray, or black backdrop. The headshot […]

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May 1, 2022

What’s the difference between headshots and branding photography?

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Many of my clients are not sure what to do after they have downloaded their branding photos. That’s why I created a branding resource guide to help my clients use their branding images in multiple ways, not just for posting them on their social media. A few months ago, I shared 5 ways to use […]

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April 1, 2022

5 Ways to Use Your Branding Photos (Part 2)

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Have you ever downloaded your pictures from your branding session, so excited to use them for your business, but quickly get overwhelmed?  Questions start flooding your mind: Now what? Where can I use these images? What else can I do with them? I totally get it! It’s a lot to think about when you have […]

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February 1, 2022

5 Ways to Use Your Branding Photos

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“If you don’t give the market the story to talk about, they’ll define your brand’s story for you.” – David Brier Nowadays, it’s more important than ever to own who you are. In a world that’s increasingly digital, your personal brand is what tells people who you are, what you do, and what makes you […]

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December 1, 2021

Personal Branding – Beginners Checklist

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After you take a picture, it shows up blurry and you notice there are fingerprints on the lens of the camera. That’s the worst, isn’t it? One of the things I do to prepare for every photo shoot is to make sure I clean my lens to remove fingerprint smudges and dirt. Cleaning your lens, […]

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November 1, 2021

How to Clean Your Camera Lens

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