One of the best ways you can boost your business is personal branding photos! When people visit your website you have on average 10 seconds or less to get them to stay. You need interesting and inviting content to grab them, otherwise they will move quickly to the next profile.
Your photos should be a true representation of who you are! Being genuine in the way you represent yourself is best so people can have a good look at who they will be working with. When your personality comes through in your photos, people will “click” with you and feel like they know you already. There is no need to pretend to be someone you’re not in photos; use your personality to enhance your visual marketing! Stay true to yourself
You can use this type of media in so many ways. There are the obvious ways like website, instagram, and twitter photos, but there are also SO many other ways to visually represent yourself. You can create flyers, business cards, and other printed materials. You can create customized stickers and labels with your face on them to promote yourself while packaging your goods. Make memes, gifs, and other animations to draw people in and make them smile!
The way the world is right now, you absolutely need strong photographs to make yourself and brand stand out. Your photographs are the first thing people are going to see when they search for your goods/services. Think about it…who would you like to book? Someone who has a low resolution cell phone photo, someone who has a super outdated 80s glam type photo, or someone who has a clean and professional photo that is up to date and represents their current brand? The answer for most is probably the latter. Your clients also want someone who realizes that being a professional means representing yourself as such. Show your current and future clients that your professionalism comes first by having up to date personal branding photos.
What are you waiting for? Let’s schedule yours today so you can start drawing in the clientele of your dreams!
Before you were a wife, a mom, or even in a long term partnership, you were just you. You did things on your own; you celebrated friendships, birthdays, holidays, and shopped for events without another person’s outfit in mind.
Change is not a bad thing, and moving on to new roles in life is a wonderful progression! Sometimes after years of your new identify as a wife, mom, or partner, though, you can forget the person who exists when all of those factors are put aside. That isn’t to say your new identities are bad or hold you back in any way, but every once in a while it can be a comforting reminder that YOU still exist, outside of all your new labels.
When you spend time taking professional portraits of yourself it can be a huge confidence boost! Some of us need that extra step to feel like “us” again. Getting our hair and make up done, spending a few hours in flattering poses, and then seeing prints come to life can be the re-set some of us need to be refreshed. It feels so wonderful to see the YOU that you have been missing return!
Not only do photographs make you feel good, but it is also a wonderful example to set for your children. Yes, this experience is for you, but your children are watching. They see when you take time to celebrate yourself. They see when you value portraits of yourself. They will see the beautiful matted prints you bring home and display for years to come. What better positive example could you set for them than loving yourself so much that you exist in print?
You and your family will have these photos to look back on for years to come. Remember, even if you don’t think you need them, or feel like you aren’t photogenic, there is ALWAYS a need to document the person you are today. Don’t wait for the “perfect time”…it will never feel like it! The actual perfect time is whenever you decide that you are worth photographing. I will help you along the way. You don’t have to know how to outfit plan, how to do your makeup, or what poses to do; all of that is my job! Let me show you just how perfectly photogenic you are right now.
When it comes to taking family photographs most people want photos of their children; that’s no surprise to anyone! What many might not realize, though, is the distinct differences of the way we had our photos taken versus the way we are documenting the lives of the current generation.
Does anyone here have old family albums; you know, the crinkly 4x6 ones, the terribly developed drugstore ones? They are so fun to look through, right?! How about laundry baskets full of the packages of 4x6 photos that were never put in albums? Any 11x14 prints hanging out at your parents or grandparents house…the ones that are so JC Penny cringe worthy but you love seeing them? Photos are how we remember. You can see a photo of you with family, at the zoo, at your birthday, and it instantly brings back the best memories!
Now, think about how the current generations are being photographed…with phones. It’s rare to see photo albums anywhere. It’s rare to print photos, give or a take the few you may have in frames. What the current young generations will be missing out on is the opportunity to look back on their printed photos. Those Instagram and Facebook posts won’t last forever. Have you ever considered what would happen if suddenly there was a tech issue? Everything you posted would be lost forever.
That is why I believe in creating printed photographs. Albums and Folio boxes are the perfect ways to document your child’s life and gift them the memories of their childhood. Not only is it beneficial to them in the future, but it is also helping them develop right now more than you think. When children see printed photos of themselves they feel a sense of belonging, a sense or true identity. They walk through their houses and hallways and see that they belong. They can sift through photos and look at themselves, smiling and laughing with people they love.
There are so many good reasons to have your family and children photographed, but make sure that the photographs exist outside of a digital format. When you schedule photographs with me you get the best of both worlds; I provide printed photos and also the digital of whatever you choose to purchase! You get to come to the studio several weeks after your session and physically look through the photos of your family and choose the ones you would like to exist forever in your household.
Create the gift of printed memories for your children this season!
Everyone knows that children are generally the primary focus of family photo sessions, but what happens when you include extended family in your experience? Are you fortunate enough to have photographs of yourself with your parents and grandparents? Why not include extended family in yours and create a printed legacy that will last many lifetimes. Children will grow up and look for photos of themselves with their extended family; what photographs will your children find?
When you purposely include extended family in photo sessions it creates a permanent connection for your children. These are photographs they will have forever, that they can smile back on 50 years from now and tell their children and grandchildren about their relatives. How amazing is it that we have the technology and opportunity to create printed photographs to support the legacy of our loved ones so easily!
If you are fortunate enough to have grandparents or extended family in your life, why are you waiting to take photographs with them? When you put it off by saying you want to do it in a different season, or you want to lose weight before, or that you're waiting for new family members to "complete" your family by birth or marriage, you are wasting the opportunity to capture your family how they are in this moment. Take the photographs now, and also take them later! Let your family evolve in frames along your hallways. We aren't guaranteed the opportunity to photograph all family members forever, so what are you waiting for?