BEHIND THE BRAND SESSIONS
When someone visits your website or social media platforms, what are the first images they see? That first impression is crucial. A strong image that can quickly convey your brand to a person could possibly mean booking a client. Consistent, authentic, high quality images assists with communicating your brand and making that genuine connection with your audience.
Are you a rep for a company? Do you own your own business? Are you part of a corporation that requires you to have headshots? Whatever your venture might be, this is the session for you. Behind the Brand sessions are styled to fit your business. Time is taken to create a session that represents you and your business. Headshots, product shots, and marketing materials are just the beginning of what we can create during your Behind the Brand session.
Each business and person is unique, why not express that through beautiful images that you can use for marketing materials, website design, social media platforms and more. No more worrying about scheduling time to take a photo to post! Let me worry about that! I have so many package options for you to choose from!
WHAT ARE LIFESTYLE STORIES?
These are a collection of images that you can use to tell the story of your business or brand. Whether you are telling the story in a blog post, social media platform or website, Lifestyle Stories assist with getting your point across. For instance, if you are a business owner, entrepreneur or professional, you could tell a story revolving around your work in an office setting. Another Lifestyle Story may be a meeting with a client at a coffee shop. A third story could include your family or friends doing things that define you or that you want reflected in your business. The possibilities are truly endless, as each person's story will vary from the next.
During your consult, we will work together to ensure we specify elements, ideas and images that you are truly interested in capturing to tell your brand story.
I AM READY TO BOOK! WHAT DO I DO NOW?
Yay!! This is exciting news! This means you are ready to take your brand to the next level. Click on the Contact icon above and send me a message. Once I receive it, we will discuss which package you are considering & set up a consult so that I can learn more about you and your brand. I want to create the best possible lifestyle stories for you that best represent your brand.
February has began and that means that this months BTB sessions are officially under way. Remember how I told you that BTB Sessions were for every professional? Well, Gina is proof of that. Gina graduated with a BBA with a focus in Marketing, so she understands that branding and marketing a business as well as ones self is very important.
As a young professional starting her career, it is important that she has professional photos of herself for her business profiles, work head shot, business cards and more. Gina’s session was perfect in every way and completely reflected her lifestyle. Simple, crisp, clean. Three essential words that describe how this session went.
I asked Gina what are three things that describe you or that you want people to know. She immediately answered with: a healthy lifestyle, family and anything that brings happiness. I love that she was so genuine in her answer. I tried to incorporate little bits and pieces of these things into her session; whether it was a piece of fruit, an inspirational book or a photo of her family on the computer.
Branding photos and head shots are essential to get you or your business noticed. If you can do anything to improve you or your brand, it should be professional brand portraits.
The search for the 2019 Behind the Brand VIP Team is on! I am currently accepting applications from real businesses in southeast Michigan, to be members of the 2019 BTB VIP program.
This program is designed to give each business an amazing Behind the Brand experience. You will have the opportunity to make new friends, take beautiful photos for your business branding and have lots of fun along the way. My goal is to work with you to create a branding experience that reflects exactly who you are and what your business represents.
As a BTB VIP team member:
CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION: goo.gl/forms/7nSUTxESZwykrhq13
BTB VIP Rep shoots will be selected by February 15, 2019. I can't wait to spoil my team with lots of VIP goodness.
It is so crazy how many entrepreneurs I know. I truly had not thought about it until one of my good friends, Ania, mentioned she was starting her small business, Everlasting Wedding Invitations. Be sure to click the links below to give her a follow and tune in to what she has available.
If you know Ania, you know that she is full of genuine kindness down to her core. I have never met someone as calm, collected and authentic as she is. These qualities will make her business grow by leaps and bounds and I could not be more excited to watch it happen. When she mentioned she was starting this journey, I immediately wanted to assist her with her branding. We set up a date and made it happen. After photographing her and her amazing products, it made me want to offer these sessions to everyone who owns a business!
And that is when the Behind the Brand Sessions were created. Are you a rep for a company? Do you own your own business? Are you part of a corporation that requires you to have headshots? Whatever your venture might be, this is the session for you. These sessions are styled to fit your business. We will take time to create a session that represents you and your business. Headshots, product shots, and marketing materials are just the beginning of what we can create during your Behind the Brand Session. Not to mention, I am venturing into the world of stop motion videos (you can see an example at the very bottom of the post!).
Each business and person is unique, why not express that through beautiful images that you can use for marketing materials, website design, social media platforms and more. Are you ready to book your Behind the Brand Session? For a limited time only, if you book your Behind the Brand Session, you will receive an additional 5 complimentary images in your package.
To inquire about Behind the Brand Sessions, please select the contact icon in the menu bar above.
Hair & Makeup: Monika - Mila Salon and Spa
Every year I make the attempt to begin blogging again. It always starts out strong and then my ambition quickly seems to fade as the year progresses. I find myself not sharing some of my best sessions and it drives me crazy that I didn't stick to the blogging throughout the year. Well, I had a little push to blog this wedding from my amazing second shooter, Megan, owner of Mulberry & Sage . So without skipping a beat, I am going to attempt it again this year.
Why try again, you might be asking? Well, two reasons. The first being the gentle nudge from Megan and the second being that the last session I shot was the Palmateer wedding. It was so incredibly awesome, that I could not share it with you. Every detail was fine tuned and executed amazingly. From the tiny ski boutonnières to the actual ski lift in the reception. There wasn't a ski detail left undone.
Plus, did I mention that Megan + Farmer Jim are the most adorable couple on the planet? Megan's energy and kindness is something I wish more people had. She is truly genuine to her core and it isn't a surprise that Jim asked her to marry him. The way they look at each other is something that is only found in fairytales, with such adoration. Both families were incredibly kind and all of their guests had smiles from ear to ear the entire night.
I am so incredibly happy for them and wish them a full life of love and happiness <3.
I have photographed this beautiful family in the past and when they asked if I would capture their new little addition with a lifestyle newborn session, I couldn't say no. Baby Lila was certainly wide awake for her first modeling debut. She did not want to miss a thing and who could blame her? It is exciting getting your photograph taken, right?
The cuteness didn't end with Lila. Her brother Jameson was beyond enjoyable to photograph and interact with. When I tell you Jameson had personality for days, it is not an exaggeration. I could photograph him 1,000 times and it would never get old. Throughout our session we laughed, we sang the peanut butter, jelly song and discussed Paw Patrol. All of which I am very fluent in considering I have two of my own babes around the same age. He has an adoration for his little sister that is beyond adorable.
The love this family has for one another is beautiful and something we can all admire. So without prolonging this any further, everybody give a warm welcome to little Miss Lila!
Last week, Mr. Matteo's mama asked if I had any availability to squeeze in a quick session for his one year birthday session. Of course I said yes, because who can resist a ridiculously cute baby boy? Not to mention, I am in the midst of converting my home office in Macomb, MI into a natural light studio. It was perfect timing to give it a spin.
So I prepared all my flooring options, busted out the crates and rugs and anxiously awaited for them to arrive. When they did, Matteo's outfit did not disappoint. It was customized with his name and his age. He had the cutest little suspenders and rolled jeans. And his feet, oh his cute little feet, I wanted to eat them all up!
He smiled, he crawled, he played. All things that make for a great session. So without further adieu, a little peek into Matteo's first birthday session <3
Babies are one of God's greatest gifts. Every time I am asked to photograph a newborn, I am blown away by each little miracle that was created. This little family was beyond beautiful and such a joy to be around. They were one of those homes that just bursted with love for their new bundle. My job never gets old and always keeps me wanting more. Thank you Lulgjuraj Family for letting me be a part of your little one's first photographs.
My best friend is getting married! Did you read that? Let me say that again for you. My best friend is getting married!? I have kept this little secret for far too long and now I can happily scream it from the mountain tops. I am sure she is just thrilled that I am writing about her and their engagement (insert sarcasm). But seriously, my heart is exploding for them, and I am ridiculously excited for her big day. Did I mention that Andrew was pretty much made for her? I mean, they are two (very intelligent, kind, funny and all around amazing) peas in a pod. If these photos fail to show that, then I'm not sure what will. Happy Engagement, love bug!
Last time I saw little Miss Gia she was just 6 months old. I can't believe how big and beautiful she is getting. And that smile! Ughhhh don't you just want to squeeze her???