Are we right for each other? Your questions answered.
I LOVE working with inspiring people that want to make an impact on the world with their gifts and talents. I believe that I have a special knack for telling a really good story, but I don’t think that I’m right for everyone. Get the answers to some of my most frequently asked questions so you can make the most informed decision for you.
Select from the below sections to quickly find the answers you need.
Section 1 – Services
SO YOU DO MORE THAN JUST PHOTOGRAPHY?
Great question! I have 16 years of experience in Design, Branding and Creative Direction. And I’m a photographer. So, not only do I know how to create a visual image, but I also understand the importance of messaging your brand and how to do it in a way that is clear to anyone visiting your website.
I understand the importance of brand storytelling and consistency. I don’t just create your brand based on what I personally like, rather, I do what is right for your brand. Whatever it takes to stay true to your brand essence while creating meaningful connections between you and your ideal client.
WHAT'S THE PROCESS TO CREATE A BRAND IMAGE?
I start by understanding what you do, who your ideal client is, and design a brand that is right for your ideal client. I then put together a mood board to create the feeling of your brand and once that is approved I build out your style guide. *A style guide is what you use across all platforms to make sure that your brand identity stays consistent.
DO YOU BUILD WEBSITES, TOO?
No. I can wireframe your website, which means that I can hand a layout of copy and images to a website developer.
You may choose your own web developer or use my private contractor.
DO YOU PROVIDE SEO?
While I have a pretty strong understanding of SEO and how to implement it into your website copy organically, it is not a service that I provide. I can offer suggestions or refer you to an SEO expert.
Section 2 – Photography Looks & Location
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
I’ve got your back! Based on the insights learned over the duration of our time together I will help you create your looks, give you direction on your wardrobe and colors for each set.
I also offer resources for MUAH + Personal Stylists.
IS YOUR MUAH ARTIST ON SITE?
Yes! She’s available to come to you.
My MUAH artist is a private contractor. If you decide to use her services, you would pay her separately.
HOW DO YOU SELECT THE LOCATIONS?
Based on insights from our collaborations, I plan all the locations for shooting. I try to keep them to a maximum of 4 locations.
Before our shoot, I work hard to create a ‘day of’ flow chart so that we can move easily and efficiently through the day. This chart helps us stay focused and on track. So, we know where we start and we know where we end.
Section 3 – Pricing
WHY IS PERSONAL BRANDING SO EXPENSIVE?
The work that goes in to creating a brand image is pretty deep and takes a lot of time, effort, and energy. The estimated project duration is usually between 6 – 8 weeks. Within that time we are working together in two different phases: 1. Building the foundation, getting clear on your ideal client, messaging directly to that ideal client, writing copy to explain your business in simple, easy to understand terminology. 2. Creating and aligning your photography images to your message.
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF YOUR SERVICES?
I’m a photographer with 16 years of experience in Design leadership, Branding, and Creative Direction. My skills are unique because most photographers can’t give you expertise in brand image and design.
I can help you get clear on your brand message, wireframe your website so that it is understandable and easy to understand, and give you images that create meaningful connections between you and your ideal clients.
I understand the importance of a consistent image and I create the foundation to build that on.
DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?
I know that sometimes life can get complicated. Depending on your circumstances, I can sometimes offer a 4 month payment plan.
DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING?
Yes, 50% deposit upfront and the balance 50% is due at the completion of the project (the day of the photoshoot).