I know that sometimes it feels like a billion other people are doing what you do. Imposter syndrome can kick in, leading you to think, “But how am I different?”
Here’s what I remind myself and my clients: What sets you apart is your “YOU-ness.” (Let’s pretend that’s a word!). While other people may offer a similar product or service, only YOU have your unique personality, experience, and expertise. So, let’s showcase these amazing qualities in your brand photos, shall we?
As a fellow business owner, I can relate.
Sorry, no boring headshots here.
I believe that your brand photos should reflect you as a person – not just as a business owner. Along with showing you at your desk or other places of work, I’ll capture you doing other things you love. This might mean being outside enjoying nature, practicing self-care, hanging out with your family, or whatever else you’re passionate about. My photography has an approachable lifestyle feel that blends both candid and posed shots and leverages the beauty of natural light.
Let’s talk the “perfect” shot.
To me, the perfect shot tells a story and evokes immediate emotion. As soon as you look at it, you feel something. This is just as important in business as it is in family photography. (Wait, did you know I do family sessions too? If not, check out the FAQs in my Services page). Your clients want to know the person behind the brand, especially if you’re a service provider. As an experienced lifestyle brand photographer, I’ll capture the essence of what makes you human and relatable to your people.
So, why me?
I love what I do and go above and beyond for my clients. You won’t ever find me “just showing up” for photoshoots. I’m the person who takes extra time to plan each session, scope out different locations, and be on call for extra questions and support.
I also come from a family of business owners, including my dad, uncles, brother-in-law, and father-in-law. My dad passed away when I was in my early 20s, and starting my business was my way of honoring him. You could say my mom put the photography bug in me too! Growing up, she took tons of photos and there were albums dedicated to just me. Today, she even directs us on where to stand for pictures. With all this said, running my own photography business is about so much more than earning a living. It’s about connecting with people, building relationships, and leaving a legacy.
Proud Mom Of: Two boys under five years old
Go-To Drink: Coffee (needed because … see above!)
Favorite Cocktails: Lemon Drop, Cosmo, Margarita on the Rocks, Coca Cola & Whiskey
Favorite Way to Unwind: Spending time in nature (usually with my camera)!
Favorite TV Shows: The Office, Downton Abbey, Parks and Rec, Golden Girls, This Old House, Seinfeld, Chicago Fire
Favorite Movies: The Burbs, Beetlejuice, Leap Year, Downtown Abbey
What Makes Me Laugh: Everyday humor … like on Seinfeld and The Office!
Dream Travel Destination: Hawaii (we went on our honeymoon) or the redwood forests in California
Guilty Pleasure: Ice cream, warm brownies, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies (I’m getting hungry just writing this!)