I had the opportunity to connect with one of my favourite newborn and family clients, Gillian Buckley, and her husband Adam, for a personal branding session recently. Between the two of them, they run a few different businesses, and we spent a couple hours together creating images they can use on their websites, bios, social media accounts, and anywhere else they are needed!
Personal branding photography sessions are perfect for entrepreneurs that want a steady flow of consistent imagery for their website, Facebook, and Instagram accounts, and the cell phone photos aren’t quite cutting it.
Together we will plan out the types of images that will complement your business. This can include formal headshots, casual headshots, photos of you, your workspace, your products, lifestyle images showcasing you, your product, or the people that use your services, and even flatlays. We can even leave plenty of negative space in case you want to add in text overlays or graphics, or crop the images differently for different uses.
The majority of the images we created in this personal branding session will be used to promote Gillian’s yoga and mindfulness practices. We wanted to focus on keeping things fairly bright, inviting, and non-intimidating, so students would know what to expect when coming to a class. We even used to studio space where she teaches for some of the images.
If you’re an entrepreneur in the Durham Region and interested in a session like this for yourself, please use the contact form in the menu above, and let me know what you do!
Often times soon-to-be parents know they want photos of their newborn, but they aren’t sure if they would prefer an in-home session or a studio session. I truly love both options, so I’m going to try to break it down a bit to help you make the best decision for your family!
In home sessions are a wonderful way to document your new family dynamics and routines once baby arrives. While these sessions will work for anyone, they are especially great if you have a good amount of window light, you prefer more candid, interactive photos instead of looking at the camera, and you want to document real life so you can remember these first days, even if it isn’t perfect! We typically make use of the family room, master bedroom, and nursery, and I am totally open to photographing baby’s first bath, nursing images, or anything else you would like! I do bring along a couple of wraps so we can take some simple swaddled images, or we can use yours.
An in-home newborn session works well too when you have other children, who might be a little more difficult to contain in a studio environment. Keeping them in your home where they are already comfortable might make them a little more cooperative, and they can play in between taking photos. I also love documenting the older sibling on their own, in their own spaces, with their favourite things – it makes them feel special too!
In-home sessions lend themselves particularily well to albums. Albums are a beautiful way of sharing all the images that tell the story of a day in the life with your little one. Imagine looking through it with them when they are older, and telling them all about those first few weeks.
Studio sessions are great if you prefer a minimalist style with simple backgrounds. If you would like to have images of your babe asleep and professionally posed, then a studio session is definitely the way to go. I do always aim to get some photos with baby’s eyes open as well, and we will also get mom, dad, and siblings in some too!
If you love the studio props, dainty headbands, adorable bonnets, and simple backgrounds, this might be the option for you! I keep my set-ups very simple and as timeless as possible, with the focus on your little one.
Studio sessions make beautiful albums as well, of course, and there are a number of wall art options that will display your images either individually, or as a small collection.
Still can’t decide?
Ask me about a special rate when doing both!