Personal Branding Photography
Your work is not in the realm of the traditional - so your head shots shouldn’t be, either. How can you introduce yourself and work - as a yoga teacher, an astrologer, a healer - in a predictable pose with a traditional background? “LinkedIn chic” is probably not your vibe.
Especially today, when online visual introductions make first impressions for you, clients will use your images to get a sense of you and decide how to proceed.
Clients choose me because their services are infused with their personality and energy, and their images need to bring that across. Whether you work in art, yoga, or non-traditional healing, I work with you to make sure your images project the full personality, talents, and suit the service you offer.
Meet Three Clients:
"As a spiritual educator, astrologer and yogi, It was important for me to create images that showed my connection to nature, my intuitive powers and the light that many people say I radiate. Working with Francesca was an absolute JOY! She managed to capture my essence, even though I was feeling rather camera shy. Her creative and playful ways allowed me to smile with ease and enjoy the process. Now that I have several strong images that accurately portray who I am, it is easier for me to connect with my audience, many of whom get a first impression of me online, before making a decision to hire me."
I am a yogi and my specialty is gentle yoga. For my website and to promote my services on social media, I wanted to have photos that really showed who I am. During the two-hour shoot with Francesca she created some amazing photos that really describe me as a person - gentle, connected to nature, perhaps, a little childish or adventurous to climb a tree, and happy - and a few shots of me working with a client. The whole photoshoot was like a meditation in the nature and hanging out with a good friend at once. Since I had those photos done, people who meet me in person after first following me on social media, tell me I am exactly the person they saw in the photos.
I am an Acupuncture Physician and since Acupuncture is still new to many people, the goal of the photos for my website was to help familiarize future patients with the various modalities of Oriental Medicine. Working with Francesca was easy and surprisingly fun. She communicated clearly at every step of the process and helped me feel comfortable. The thought she puts into each shot is palpable--and the results are evident in the final photos. I also got to see my work and myself from a refreshingly new perspective. The edits were delivered ahead of schedule, so I could launch my website more quickly than expected and with personalized photos of which I am proud, instead of standard stock photos.
How It Works:
1. Have a conversation.
Over the phone or in person, we uncover the message you want to communicate. We talk about your work, what sets you apart, and what clients need to see.
We also discuss any needs for the format or orientation of the images (a shot for a long social media banner, a vertical portrait for LinkedIn, etc). Though you will receive a variety of shots for flexibility, we make sure any specific needs are met. We also settle the date and time of your shoot, as well as the ideal location.
2. Enjoy your photoshoot.
It’s a myth that having your picture taken has to feel stressful. We will chat and laugh together, and after just a few minutes any initial camera shyness will dissipate. Pretty soon you’ll be past thinking about the camera and want to just talk, or come up with your own ideas for what you want to show. I’ll guide you through some basic posing without overdirecting you. The results will be natural images that reflect you.
3. Receive your images.
Approximately one business week after your shoot, you’ll receive an instant download link for your digital files. They will be perfectly sized for the web sharing or printing needs we discussed, preserving flexibility for future use.
I offer one simple, all-inclusive package.
A single fee covers our initial consult, your photoshoot, my travel to and from your location, and professional editing and delivery of your images. We will create three visual stories for your business and you will receive digital delivery of 60 images within 5 business days of your session. The total cost for this boost to your branding is $500.
Your images will represent you perfectly, the way these do:
And yes, this really will impact your business!
Not an entrepreneur, but interested in portraits for some other reason? You can see a gallery of my portrait work here.
All images and content © Francesca Bliss Art & Photography 2018