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Personal Branding Basics

I offer mini portrait sessions at various times through the year -
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Need a quick session?

Personal Branding Full

• Email or phone planning consultation
• Session length: up to two hours
• private Proofing gallery of ~50 Images
• Your choice of 30 high-resolution images with license for web + print use
• 14 business day editing turnaround
• Upgrade to receive full gallery for +$500


• Email or phone planning consultation
• Session length: up to THREE hours
• private Proofing gallery of ~70 Images
• Your choice of 50 high-resolution images with license for web + print use
• 14 business day editing turnaround


let's break it down

Let's break it down

QUESTIONNAIRE: Every client fills out a session questionnaire which informs me about your brand + your vision for the images. I use the questionnaire to help put together a shoot that will get you the photos you need.

SESSION LENGTH: Depending on your chosen collection your session is 2-3 hours. Using your questionnaire, we'll prep ahead of time so we can work as efficiently as possible on shoot day. Feeling hardcore and prefer a full day session? Contact me and I'll send you more information!

LOCATION: The location of your session will depend on what you envision overall. It could be your studio space, your living room, a local park or downtown area, your favorite coffee shop, a stylish hotel, etc. Keep in mind that due to every client having different needs, I am not able to include location rental costs in the session fee, however I am more than happy to offer suggestions or do research to find the perfect spot!

PROOFING GALLERY: After your session you'll receive a proofing gallery with approximately 50-70 images. I've already curated the gallery to include only the best images - no closed eyes or awkward facial expressions here!

SELECT YOUR FAVES: Your collection includes 30-50 final images to be edited and delivered, so take a look through your gallery and click the heart icon on your favorites. Once your list is finalized, click "send favorites to photographer" and I'll get started on the editing process! You'll receive your gallery in 14 business days or less.

CAN'T CHOOSE? UPGRADE: If you can't decide which images you love most, you can purchase extra images individually or upgrade to receive the entire gallery for a discounted rate.

The Session

The Images

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I don't offer full day branding sessions *unless specifically requested* for two reasons:

1) You'll find yourself using a few favorites over and over again. It's unlikely that you will use 100 unique images before feeling ready to refresh your library with updated photos from a new season/setting. Why pay for photos you don't need?

Our focus will be prepping ahead of time to get exactly what you need to tell your brand story instead of hundreds of "fluff" images that you'll need to sift through every time you go looking for a photo to use.

2) Most people do NOT want to be in front of the camera for 8 hours. It's a long day, and once you lose steam it shows in the photos. And who wants to look hangry in their headshots?!

That said, if you want to get more photos in one fell swoop (and not over time like in a subscription) let me know and I'll put together a custom proposal for you.

Yes! I have plenty of suggestions for rental spaces or photogenic spots for sessions if you don't already have a studio space.

The most important pieces to consider when choosing a location are:

Style: Does it fit the vibe of your brand?

Lighting: Without sufficient natural light I'll have to utilize artificial lighting (which I do use often!) and will need the space for light stands and softboxes.

Keep in mind that studio or space rental fees are paid by the client. I'm happy to help you find the perfect spot though, so don't hesitate to ask!

I don't, and that's because my people tend to prefer a more natural look in their photos.

I'll admit that I'm the same way and prefer to look like my everyday self in my own brand portraits and headshots. There's no right or wrong here: I just tend to be hired by people who prefer to do their own hair and makeup so it makes little sense to include this service in my pricing.

You are more than welcome to hire a stylist to come on-site for your session (and they are welcome to stay for touch ups, too!) if you prefer to be professionally made up. I have recommendations for wonderful stylists if you need any!

Once we chat and make sure we're the right fit for each other, the process begins with a questionnaire to get to know more about you and your brand.

After the session I'll send you a curated proofing gallery. Once you approve your favorites (or upgrade to get the entire gallery), editing turnaround time is 14 business days or less from the day you send me your approved proofs.

Instead of booking separate sessions through the year, I offer subscriptions where you'll get images delivered quarterly to your inbox.

What's the big deal? Let's make a list, shall we?

•Subscribers get four 3-hour sessions (one per quarter) at a discounted rate vs one-off sessions

•Subscribers don't have to choose their favorites from proofs - they always get the entire curated gallery of 60+ images edited within 7 business days of their shoot!

•A smaller, recurring monthly payment to make bookkeeping simple

•Subscriber-only stock library: over 200 images at no extra charge!

•20% discount on additional sessions and/or illustration commissions.

To learn more, click here.

I'm excited to work with you!

If you have any questions - day or night- send a note to and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Remember: I'm out of the office for shoots up to several times each week, so it may be a couple days before I respond to non-urgent messages. Your patience is appreciated!

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