YOUR BRAND SHOOT
Brand photography is fundamental to your brand. We live in a visual world & you’ll need up to date, on-brand images to convey your personality & help your audience connect with you. Including it in your rebrand process with me means you’re assured it’s all on-brand as well as in practical formats for your launch.
Good branding photographers often get booked up months in advance, which is why I will have already appointed someone for you in step 02! As we approach the photoshoot date I’ll brief your photographer for you on the look we want to achieve that’s in line with your Brand Vision & your seasonal personality in colour psychology.
It’s also super important that you have some time with the them too! If you don’t feel comfortable in the limelight, please, please don’t worry. I know how this feels & I know how to make it more enjoyable & natural for you. Part of that is making sure you trust your photographer & have a good relationship with them.
Together we’ll all agree your location & you’ll make necessary bookings if needed. We’ll consider where it is, how on brand it is, costs & any related restrictions. Getting the location right is key to getting the perfect brand photography, it can take a little while to settle on the right place for you.
I will start a Pinterest board for all of us to collaborate on styles, poses & shot ideas. Overall we want to set the feel for the day as well as facilitate conversations about personal styling & props. This will be our online ideas area & general photography playground to help get prepared for the shoot.
PROPS, SHOTS & PLANNING
Brand photography is so much deeper than headshots & it’s the little details that lift the photos into a more premium look. I work with you & your photographer to create a shot list that we feel tells the right visual story. I’ll also create a prop list that the three of us share, which is a bit like a shopping list of what to bring on the day.
Most photographers also like an outline timing plan with non-negotiables. The trick here is planning yet freedom too - we want to allow plenty of fluidity to go with what’s working & let your photographer shine brightly in their zone of genius! But I have a responsibility to you to make sure you get the marketing formats you need, the shots to enforce your brand message & that everything is styled well for your brand.
Like most people, you’re probably anxious about your photoshoot & not sure what to wear. Or how to have you hair, or whether to book a make-up artist.
For that reason you & I will have a dedicated call all about outfits & styling for your personal brand, so that you feel confident on the day. You can take photos & we’ll agree the plan together.
I’m there with you! I’ll help in literally anyway I can - this varies from strategically throwing leaves to carrying around changes of clothes, light reflectors & the shot list. I have even removed dead wildlife before to get the perfect shot!
My absolute priority is making sure you come away with on-brand photos that you can use in your website & marketing. This involves working as a team with your photographer, reviewing their shots, discussing the lighting & environment & also the composition of the shots.
But most importantly, I help to relax you & my presence means you only need to worry about yourself, not the final results.