Branding photography

Natural headshot photographer at home

Is it time your business had a visual refresh?

The answer is very likely yes! Most brands need new marketing images every couple of years, to keep things fresh and exciting.

Having a branding shoot lets you breathe life into your marketing. Why rely on generic stock images, when you can have bespoke photos of your own business?

If you’re looking for contemporary, natural photos that reflect your business and your personality, I’d love to help!

“I couldn’t recommend Louise more for a branding photoshoot – it was one of the most useful (and enjoyable) experiences that I’ve had as a small business owner. She asked the perfect questions to understand what messages I wanted to get across for my business – the preparation was thorough and thoughtful, but also concise. She made me and my partner feel so at ease whilst doing the shoot itself, and the photos are absolutely incredible and couldn’t have captured the ethos of my business better. I cannot wait to use these photos on my website and across my social media platforms – it has been absolutely invaluable to promoting myself and my business.”

Becky – Colliers Woof

What happens in a typical branding session?

Each session will be tailored to you and your business, but a typical branding session includes a selection of headshots & portraits, photos of your work environment, your research process and inspirations, your tools of the trade, your products, your clients and flat lays.

If you’d like, I can also take some photos of you relaxing off-duty, glimpses into your personal life (pets, partners, friends) and in different locations that reflect your personality.

You also have the option of booking just a headshot session, which is focused on just a portrait of you.

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Headshots & portraits:

Your work environment:

Locations that reflect your personality:

Your research process:

Your tools of the trade:

Your products:

Working with your clients:

Flat lays that sum up your business:

Relaxing off duty:

Glimpses of your personal life, your partner and / or pets:

Preparing for your branding shoot

We’ll spend time before your business photoshoot identifying the shots that will serve you well, and exploring what it is that makes you and your business unique. Knowing this means I can really take photos that will help your customers to understand your business from just a quick glance at your marketing materials.

Before booking anything, I offer a free 15-minute consultation so we can discuss your needs and requirements, and see if I’ll be a good fit for your brand.

Once you’ve made your booking, I’ll send you some questions to get the ball rolling with finding out more about your business. Then, we’ll have a pre-session phone consultation to flesh out in more detail and to develop a loose shot list for your session.

You’ll receive a prep guide including tips and pointers on what to wear, as well as make-up tips (if you wear it).

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“The branding photos are really brilliant – I am really, really pleased with them. I can’t wait to put them all over my website and show people! And the images of the textures/paintings to be used as backgrounds is a great added bonus. Thank you – they’re amazing!”

Amelia

What can commercial photos can be used for?

We’ll discuss where you use images currently in your marketing, and see which areas could do with a visual refresh. Typical areas include: website, social media, LinkedIn profile photos and banner images, newsletters, poster and flyers.

We’ll also think about areas you may not have considered using photos. If you send newsletters, for example, I can create some banners to insert in your layouts to give you that creative edge over your competitors. If you send press releases, use your branding photos in those!

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What’s included in a brand shoot?

The session fee

√ All your digital files

Pre-session phone consultation

Prep guide, including clothing & make-up guidance

√ Password-protected online gallery

Light retouching

√ Blog post about your business, and promotion on social media

Travel up to 1 hour from Balham or Bracklesham Bay

Plus:

A tree is planted with every order, at no extra cost to you.

What does a branding photoshoot cost?

If you’re interested just in a headshot session, you can see headshot pricing here.

For a branding photo shoot, you can choose between a half-day (up to 3 hours) which is £550; or a full-day (up to 6 hours) which is £750.

I also offer mini branding session mornings (£150), which includes 3 digital files (choose from 20+) and up to 30 mins photography – and gives you £100 off a full-day branding photography if you decide to go for that afterwards.

The full set of edited digitals is included in a half-day session (100+ images) and in a full-day session (150+).

I also promote your business on my social media and in a dedicated blog post about you and your photos, showcasing your work and providing a link to your website and social media. The more exposure, the better!

See a full breakdown of branding photography pricing here.

What’s needed for a branding shoot?

Good news, I can work with very little space!

You just need to set the time aside for your branding session, and I can help with sourcing or recommending props for your photos.

Locations for your branding shoot

We can take the photos in your home or workplace.

If you’re worried they’re not the look you’d like captured, we can discuss possible alternatives:

  • a studio in Brixton, Angel or West London (from £140 for a half-day)
  • a house in Balham (£150 for a half-day)
  • a staged home office in Putney (£75 for a half-day)
  • a garden room for office shots in Chichester, which also has a sitting room available for more domestic moments and a garden for outdoor shots (£100 for a half-day)

Do you have a friend with a home or  workplace you love? Or is there a cafe near you we could ask about taking some photos in?

We can also take the photos outdoors.

In short, don’t worry – we can think of a great location for your photos that reflects you and your brand!

Ongoing support for your business photos

My goal is to provide long-term support for your business, with ongoing opportunities to update your photos.

Once you’ve had your branding session, you can also book update sessions later on – these are just £400 for 1.5 hours.

You’ll also be invited to join on mini update days, where you can have a 10 minute headshot session including two digitals, for £100.

It’s important to keep your images fresh and en pointe!

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Support with your digital marketing

If you’re not sure what to do with your branding photos, or feel a bit at sea with your online marketing, I can give you a helping hand with that too.

For some quick tips, see my blog post with bite sized steps to get your online marketing up and running.

If you’d like to dive deep into this, check out my book on Organic Marketing (published by Expert Photography).

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