PERSONAL BRANDING PORTRAITS

Authentic portraits that embody and support your brand

 

 

 

A portfolio of vibrant, professional on-brand images is a game changer for entrepreneurs and business owners in all fields.  

Ways personal branding photography can help:

  • Allows your clients to make an instant connection and get a positive 'feel' for you before they've even picked up the phone to enquire about your services.
  • Conveys the message that you value quality in your brand, offer quality to your clients, and are a serious professional who invests time in their business.
  • Builds confidence to stand in your value, charge your worth and even raise your rates to attract higher-end clients.
  • Helps you feel good about approaching the media and business partners for opportunities... no more hiding out due to headshot shame!
  • Embodies your brand so potential clients receive a consistent message throughout your website, social media and marketing materials.
  • Provides an instantly recognisable and eye-catching portrait that builds familiarity - and therefore trust - the more you use it online.
  • Ensures you stand out in today's noisy online environment - especially on social media platforms.
  • Saves valuable hours of trawling through stock libraries to fill media feeds as you'll have your own bespoke content to dip into

 

KEEPING THINGS GENUINE

Personal branding is definitely the buzz word of the moment and for great reasons!  However, finding the right photographer for you is so important to ensure you get the results you need.  If you don't feel comfortable in front of the camera then it will show up so clearly.  For this reason I spend lots of time before the shoot day working closely with my clients to understand who they are, what their business is about, and what kind of setting will best suit their brand.  It's about ensuring that the end images will feel genuine to your personality and your business.  I work with some brilliant stylists and make-up artists who understand the real meaning of the words natural and authentic.  These talented professionals are all about complimenting your natural style so you feel at your best.  Many of my clients love bringing in styling support as it makes the shoot day a really luxurious experience.  A personal branding shoot is a wonderful opportunity to take some time out from the day to day for some precious me time.  

 

TELLING YOUR BUSINESS STORY - YOUR BESPOKE STOCK LIBRARY

Personal branding portraits are typically at the core of my shoots however most businesses will also benefit from a wider portfolio of images that get behind the scenes and help tell the story of your product or service.  I have worked for over a decade with businesses (from the tiny start up through to international organisation) on their commercial and branding photography and bring this experience into every shoot.  My aim is to create a bespoke stock library that will give you consistency in your brand visuals and help build engagement.  No more scratching around for Instagram feed images or blog post photographs or hours spent trawling stock libraries for generic images (that your competitors might already be using!).  

The full branding experience is tailored to the needs of each business but in addition to personal branding portraits could include:  

  • Documentary images of you at work giving a sense of working environment and expertise
  • Editorial images equipment, facilities and products including styled flat lay set ups which are perfect for Instagram and blog headers
  • Capturing customers engaging with your service and products
  • Environmental portraits - relaxed lifestyle images of you (and your team) that capture personalities and a sense of role
  • Landscape & Architecture - deepen the link with your geographical location to help with branding and SEO

 

SO MUCH MORE THAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Following your branding session I give tons of support to ensure your end images match usage requirements and you feel confident with making the most of your visual content on your chosen social media platforms.  Some clients are really savvy when it comes to managing and using images but for those new to working with professional imagery I can offer plenty of hand holding and education.  I create a set of folders for different image uses so at the click of a button you have copies ready for all of your needs whether it be a social media post, a press release or a website portrait.  I'm always delighted to liaise directly with other branding professionals involved (e.g. web designer, illustrators, PR agencies) so that images tie in beautifully with your bigger branding picture.  Many clients have fedback that as well as their photographer they viewed me as a brand consultant.  From all of the attention to detail in the planning stages including location selection and styling guidance, through to art direction on the shoot itself - it all feeds into a really successful shoot.  I can also offer teaching either as part of the shoot or as a separate session.  Popular topics are building confidence with your camera and photography for Instagram.  

 

WORKING WITH ME  

I work in a really relaxed and sensitive way that quickly allows even the most nervous of subjects to feel at ease.  I always ensure there is space to breath (and importantly enjoy refreshments) so you don't ever feel rushed.  All of my personal branding sessions are undertaken out on handpicked locations using natural light as much as possible.  I don't offer studio based shoots as feel these are best suited to a straight up headshots.  I personally feel that an often time pressured studio shoot offers little in the way of originality, and so does little to convey your brand messages.

My clients come from many different backgrounds including coaching, creative, fashion, marketing, publishing, education, charity, industry, legal, finance, food and drink production, hospitality and agriculture.  Clients have worked with me at all stages in their business journey - from start up through to re-brand several years down the line at the point of growth.  

I am based in the beautiful and historical city of York and offer personal branding session across Yorkshire and beyond.  York is easily accessible from many UK cities and I can build a fantastic overnight package if you wish to travel to me.  Alternatively, I'm always thrilled to travel to your dream location and fast train links down to London make capital based shoots a great option.

 

To find out more about personal branding photography please do fill in the ENQUIRY FORM and I'll be back in touch really soon with session and investment information. 

 

KIND WORDS

'Olivia is an absolute pleasure to work with. She brings so much warmth, kindness and professionalism to what she does that I felt completely relaxed and at ease. She also delivered my pictures very quickly in easy-to-use formats. If like me, you're daunted by the thought of having your photo taken, give Olivia a call. She's fabulous.'  Sophie Nicholls, Author

'Olivia did the branding photos for my coaching business. The process of working with her was professional every step of the way and the result of the shoot was that I now have exactly the kind of natural, authentic shots I wanted. During the shoot itself Olivia kept me feeling at ease and gave clear and sensitive direction. The final shots exceeded my expectations and I recommend her services whole-heartedly for anyone seeking a modern, natural look for the branding of their lifestyle business'.  Jade Mitchell.  Speaking Skills Coach

'Olivia has a fabulous ability to take a branding brief and make it come to life! She takes great pride in the setup and achievement of that brief too. I highly recommend her as a photographer! Well worth the investment of time and money' Jules Wyman, The Confidence Garden

'I had never had professional headshots done before but Olivia did a fantastic job of putting me at my ease. She really understood what I hoped the photos would convey and captured that brilliantly.'  Tom Wright, Theatre Director

'Throughout the shoot, I felt calm and relaxed - Olivia was amazing at bringing out the best in me.  I highly recommend Olivia's photography for your branding portraits. I know I will be calling Olivia again when I need to update my website.'  Emma Heptonstall, The Divorce Alchemist

"I'm so impressed with my website images.  Olivia is a true natural at her craft, and has a confidence that will put the most nervous at ease.  I'd highlighly recommend Olivia"  Anna Kitts, Independent Dietician

"I really enjoyed working with Olivia for my personal branding portraits.  She made me feel really at ease, despite the fact I generally hate having my photo taken.  I was so happy with the results - definitely money well spent!  I can see why Olivia comes so highly recommended!"  Rose Parkin, Freelance Editor