Personal branding photography is a relatively new aspect of visual branding, with savvy business owners jumping on board to take their branding to the next level. A personal branding photography session differs from a typical headshot/portrait session in several ways. With head shots, the focus is simply you, usually shot from the waist up. Headshots are incorporated into personal branding sessions, but we don’t stop there. We delve deep into not just who you are visually, but telling the story of what you do and why you do it via detail shots, lifestyle shots, photos of you in action, you with your products, etc. The possibilities are endless and each session is customized to best reflect the type of business you run and the message you wish to convey about your brand through images.
Is a personal branding session right for you? How do you know if you need a personal branding session?
You should consider a personal branding session:
~ If you own any kind of business.
~ If you are the face of your brand and it is important for people to connect with you.
~ If you wish to take your business to the next level by stepping up your visual branding.
~ If you want your ads to look fresh, polished and professional.
Personal Branding Photo Sessions show more about who your are!
These sessions are more customized than a headshot session, so there are lots of factors to consider including the location(s), outfits, branding colors your brand messaging, etc. Therefore, our pre-shoot experience will be more involved and in depth in the pre-planning stages. We help you decide how to best translate your brand into images that you can use on social media, your website and in advertising. Each brand is different and each session is personalized.
These sessions also differ from our regular sessions in that we include the digital files. You will end up investing more into this type of session than you would with a headshot session, simply because you’re getting a wider variety of images, and more time spent with planning, consulting, and finally, shooting. With these images the end goal is to help you be more profitable in your business, so think of these images as a true investment in your brand.
We are happy to set up customer recurring packages based on what you need for your business. Recurring packages are great for periodic social media posts to keep your content fresh and matching your brand!
You can see some examples of head shots and personal branding photographs in our pArt of Life Photography headshot gallery. If you want more information on a headshot session you will want to check out our HeadShot Photo Session blog post! Let’s talk and build a custom photo session just for you, or for you and your team!
Check out the Personal Branding by pArt of Life Photography magazine!
In this day and age your on-line presence is often your first impression, that is why great business head shots are so important. I had the pleasure of updating Julie Rea’s head shots last week. She is a realtor with Real Estate One in Rochester. For Julie’s personal branding head shot session we met up in her Oakland Township home. Homes and offices often provide great back drops for professional head shots. I travel on-location with professional lighting gear. You may be surprised with what we can capture in many spaces. For Julie, and many other business people, homes and offices can bring the right message to your images. We can also do your photo session outside, around your home town or business location. If you prefer a more traditional head shot portrait session in a studio I offer that as well, with a variety of backdrops to choose from.
Personal Branding is key these days! For realtors and many business people, they are their brand. It’s more than a trademark or logo, it’s how you represent yourself on-line and offline to business contacts, clients and potential customers. Let me help you present yourself in the best manner you can!
Contact pArt of Life Photography today for a business head shot pre-session consultation. We will discuss attire, session preparation, location choices, etc. Let us help you make a great first impression on your website, social media and in print. You can review more images in pArt of Life Photography’s head shot gallery.
Whether you are looking to go into the field of acting or modeling, or you are a business professional, it’s important to have a strong head shot. As a Rochester Modeling and Actor Head Shot photographer, I have the unique opportunity to meet people from all walks of life who are fulfilling their dreams of being actors or models, small business owners, and professionals. I recently met with Paige, a college student studying law and economics who is also an aspiring model.
It was a joy to work with Paige. Her sweet demeanor and natural beauty gave us the opportunity to get some great shots. Models need to have strong head shots before they are considered for any role, and as a Rochester Acting Head Shots photographer I work hard to make sure that each client’s natural beauty, spark, and personality are exhibited through their portraits. We often use different lighting and contrasts to show different facets of a model’s personality, as well as showcase their ever-evolving roles to potential agents. I love to play around with poses, looks, and outfits to make sure we are able to grab exactly what we need to help make an aspiring model’s portfolio stand out from the rest.
Paige and I had great fun working together. Her bright smile and smoldering eyes enhanced her natural beauty which is crucial when collecting work for a portfolio. As a Rochester Actor Head Shots photographer I keep the background and attire simple so as to bring out a client’s natural beauty which is what casting agents, producers, and directors are searching for when looking for new talent.
If you are a model, actor, or business professional in need of natural yet strong head shots for your portfolio, please contact me so we can get started!
What do all of these following professions have in common: business owner, actress, model, realtor? They all need to have a strong head shot portfolio that can truly showcase who they are, and what they are about. Over the past years, I’ve been privileged to become a top Oakland County Head Shot Photographer. I love working with professionals who want to let their image shine.
Models need a great portfolio to show to casting agents. That photo and the quality of it can literally translate to them either getting the part, or not. There are tons of real estate agents across the Detroit-Metro Area, so having a great head shot for all your marketing materials is very important, because your face is becoming part of your branding. The same goes for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Together, we will create a head shot and branding session that is the perfect fit for your individual needs. You may enjoy a more traditional look, or crave something funky and urban to match your artistic personality. Whatever it is, I will work with you to make your vision come to life, and you’ll have images that you will proudly display on your website, in your portfolio, or even one day on a billboard. (Dream big!)
As an Oakland County head shot photographer, I specialize in working with individuals who may not always enjoy getting a portrait done of themselves. I get it; it’s a ton of prep work. In the end, I want you to love your photos, and not have to “live with” something that looks like it was taken in a shopping mall. Marketing to today’s millenials, the difference between a dated-looking head shot and a professional, up-t0-date, amazing photo could be the difference of whether or not they initially book you or just keep scrolling by on Google.
I urge you to look through my pArt of Life Photography head shot gallery. I’d love to talk to you about your portrait vision, and look forward to possibly being your Oakland County head shot photographer.
For Lia’s teen head shots we walked around downtown Rochester for her photo shoot. This teen has talent beyond her years, and oh boy is she gorgeous! She is a beautiful singer and songwriter with a beautiful personality to match! She also plays the guitar and ukulele. Her ukulele is so cute and unique, just like her! I can’t believe how much she has changed since last year’s session. This young lady is going places, to be sure! I’m so glad she chose pArt of Life Photography for her head shot needs.
Such a beauty!
Fun is incorporated in all our photo sessions! Gotta love her fun pose that she rocked out!
Style and silly out-takes! Fun in downtown Rochester!
We spent part of the photo session highlight Lia’s love for music! You really need to check out this beautiful singer/songwriter in person when you have a chance!
Sweet music in the sunlight!
Whatever your head shot needs are, pArt of Life Photography can help you out. If you need head shots; whether business head shots, actor head shots, musician head shots, artist head shots or anything else give pArt of Life Photography a call. Studio and outdoor sessions available! Please check out the head shot gallery for more samples!
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