Business and personal brand photography – including 5 top tips.

personal branding image outdoors in black and white

Your business and personal brand photography images will be used for email, websites and social media. The good news is you’ll get a couple of years use out of your images, but you will need to update them when your clients don’t recognise you when they meet you in person.

In an increasingly digital world it is better to have a professional portrait. Your headshot might be the first impression of you and it could also be a deciding factor between new business and a lost opportunity. Potential clients are always interested to find out more about the person behind your brand. Small businesses need an online presence and there’s a continual demand for content which represents your brand.

Your personal branding session is all about you and we need to look at a location that works for you and your business, we need a setting that reflects your brand. Whether you work from home, you have business premises or you’d like to explore a local location. We can discuss options during your phone consultation, I’m also happy to suggest places that may be suitable.

You need to think about where and how you’ll use your images. We can cover everything from a head and shoulders shot for LinkedIn, Instagram content, blog images and a library of images to draw on as and when you need a professional image. Are you ready for your close up, your medium and full length pic.

5 Top Tips To Prepare For Your Personal Brand Photography Session… 

1 – To help prevent dark circles around your eyes get plenty of rest the night before and hydrate.

2 – Check yourself in the mirror before coming into the studio or on location, only you know how you like to look.

3 – Dress neutrally, classic style will give your image a longer shelf life.

4 – Avoid bold patterns and stripes (unless you’re Ronald McDonald).

5 – If you have a particular brand colour, we could work that into your clothing options.

If you’re thinking we might be the right fit for each other, but you need to read some complimentary words from a recent shoot, Then Victoria who owns a building consultancy business has added some below…

I recently commissioned Gary Walsh to prepare some corporate branding photography to use in connection with my business. I wanted to update my social media head shots and I also needed some images for use on my website and for use on press releases.

 I wasn’t sure what to expect however Gary made me feel very at ease from the start during an initial pre photo shoot call.

When I arrived at the studio for the photo shoot the atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed and overall, it was an enjoyable experience.

The service from Gary was extremely efficient and I received the images within a few days. I was delighted with the photographs taken as they create a very professional image, in line with my existing company branding which I am sure will make an impact and help me and my business stand out.

 Due to the variety of photographs taken I am confident that I will be able to keep using these images for years and for various purposes. It has been a very worthwhile investment. I would highly recommend Gary Walsh to anyone requiring corporate photography.

If you’d like your hair and make up done I’m happy to recommend La Belle Vous, who are always great to work with on these shoots.

I have worked with lots of north east businesses and I can help your brand stand out with fresh visual content.

Please get in touch for a no obligation chat to discuss your personal brand photography requirements, all my sessions are fully bespoke and tailored to your brand.

A portrait is not made in the camera but either side of it.

– Edward Steichen…

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