THE PERSONAL BRANDING EXPERIENCE

 

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.

I am based in the beautiful and historical city of York but offer personal branding session across Yorkshire and beyond.  York is easily accessible from many UK cities and features some stunning indoor and outdoor locations.  I can build a fantastic overnight package if you wish to travel to me.  I can arrange some amazing accommodation options including a small boutique hotel tucked away behind York Minster or a stunning 5* experience with luxury Spa.  Alternatively, I'm always thrilled to travel to your dream location and fast train links down to London make capital based shoots easily accessible.

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 work 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.  

 

 

'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

 

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 confident 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 see me as their brand consultant.  From all of the attention to detail in the planning stages including location selection and styling guidance, through to art direction and styling 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.  I love empowering women to embrace all of the opportunities that the wonderful world wide web provides!

 

INVESTMENT

A bespoke approach is at the core of my branding photography services so I avoid having a one size fits all package fee.   I want things to be fair and transparent so don't feel that it's fair for my clients to have to pay for elements they just won't need.  For example, if you already have a specific location in mind for your shoot such as your own offices then there is no point paying for time intensive location scouting services.

As a guide though, a mini 5 image business portrait shoot in York is £250.  

Full branding photography packages start at £495 with specially tailored location shoots running between £1200 and £2000.

Once we've had an initial chat so I can find out more about your aspirations and requirements I will provide you with a bespoke quote.  Payment plans are available to help with investment commitments.

THE BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY PROCESS

These steps outline the experience for a full service package client:

  • The very first step is a discovery chat - this is an opportunity for me to find out more about your needs and be able to create a bespoke shoot plan and quote.
  • If you decide I'm the perfect photographer for you then we'll get the ball rolling with a more detailed brand questionnaire and then go through lots of good brand visuals planning.  An important part of the planning is a 30 minute planning session - either on Skype or over coffee in York - to fine tune everything.  Location choices, wardrobe guidance, props and styling will all be covered off.
  • I undertake any specially booked shoot planning tasks such as location scouting, prop sourcing and liaison with styling professionals
  • The shoot....