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Personal Brand Sessions, What The Heck Are They?

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What IS a Personal Brand session? Personal brand sessions start with a consultation to get to know your brand story. Sessions usually include headshots, lifestyle images to capture you in action, as well as details that cater to your specific business. Because the session is so customized to suit your brand, the types of images we create will vary from one business to another... which is totally the fun part!! We are telling YOUR unique story

Who is it for? Short answer - anyone who is representing their brand. Small business owners, solo and entrepreneurs, creative professionals, public figures, coaches, teachers, the list could go on and on...
 

Why do I need it? 🤔Strong images give your brand a personality, they show people who you are as a business and what it’s like to work with you. We live in a visual world, and if people can’t see you, they don’t know if they can trust you. I know it’s not easy being in front of the camera, but if you are the face of your brand, YOU need to be involved in the story!
 
What can I expect? You can expect a personalized, customized experience, that clearly communicates your brand story. We start with a questionnaire and consultation to get to know your brand, this is your chance to throw out any ideas, requests, must haves, or definitely-nots. I love the brainstorming process and once we know where we are going, we can start looking at location and wardrobe options. Hair and makeup is always recommended and helps you look and feel your best in front of the camera. It’s always my goal to make you feel comfortable throughout the shoot so we can capture your true personality and of course THIS WILL BE FUN!!

What can I do with my images? This list could be 10 pages long but let’s stick with the basics for now. 

  1. Social media in all its glorious forms! Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In. Social media posts that include an image receive 120-180% more visibility and engagement.

  2. Your website - Blogs, home page, about me, landing pages, sales pages, contact, etc.⠀

  3. Marketing pieces - Business cards, brochures, mailers, or other printed marketing materials.⠀

  4. Press releases, speaking engagements, email signature, anywhere you have the opportunity to show people what it would be like to work with you⠀

I bet you can think of at least 10 more that apply to your specific business. I’d love to know what you can come up with for your business!

What types of images do we create? I know you don’t want 30 versions of a formal headshot... BORING! Of course this varies with every brand, but I love to mix in some lifestyle and “working” photos so that people can truly visualize what it’s like to work with, and just be around you. If you offer products, we’ll get some really great product shots. If you have your own workspace, I love to shoot there and incorporate the vibe of your space

Once I’ve experienced and loved everything about our photoshoot, when can we do it again? YES I hope that’s what everyone says, but honestly, our need for content these days can be overwhelming and it can be so hard to keep up with. Again, everyone has different needs, but we can come up with a plan to shoot weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly to keep your content fresh and consistent!

North Andover | Business Portraits with Personality for Monx Design House

Monique answers the phone with a smile. She is always ready to charm and she seems to have mastered the perfect combination of professionalism and personality.

Monx Design House team members, Julissa, Monique, and Katherine

Monx Design House team members, Julissa, Monique, and Katherine

She is a wonderfully creative event designer, and owner of Monx Design House. Her events range from the most extravagant weddings, to smaller intimate gatherings with friends. Whatever the project is, she is working on it wholeheartedly, creating custom props, centerpieces, and experiences.

They always get together and brainstorm ideas for an event

They always get together and brainstorm ideas for an event

They truly customize your event with unique props

They truly customize your event with unique props

I was thrilled when she asked me to do a photo shoot with her and her team for their new website, and I knew immediately that we needed to really create something personal for their brand, something far from the average business portrait. Monique, Katherine, and Julissa, are the epitome of girl power as a team, and I really wanted to let their sophistication and personality shine, while also showing that the are offering a high end luxury service.

Monx Design House team at North Andover Country Club

Monx Design House team at North Andover Country Club

We talked a lot about styling and location and how we could really compliment her brand best. Creating a subtle feeling of luxury was our main focus, giving it an editorial look with the styling and posing.

Monx Design House team at North Andover Country Club

Monx Design House team at North Andover Country Club

The three of them with their dazzling personalities couldn’t have been better to work with, and while it was a long day for all of us perfectionists, I think we were all happy with the outcome. Look at those powerful beauties!

Thanks to Chelsea Stearns for the GORGEOUS new Monx Design House website

Thanks to North Andover Country Club for the amazing location, and letting us rearrange your function room

Thanks to Robert Jason Salon for the hair and makeup that held all day long!