Where are you located?
I'm based in San Francisco, CA but have shot in various locations including New York, Chicago, D.C., Mexico, Italy, Argentina, and throughout California. I will happily travel just about anywhere for great clients and awesome photos. Want to do a branding shoot overseas? I’m ready to put my passport to use!
What is personal brand photography?
To me, personal brand photography (PBP) is editorial photography with a personalized touch. It's a way to tell the story of your brand through professional, high-quality imagery. It’s the behind-the-scenes story of you at your workspace, professional on-brand portraits, and styled photos of your products or services in action that communicate your brand's mission and purpose. Read more about how I see Personal Branding Photography here.
How would you describe your shooting style?
Vibrant, editorial, cinematic, and authentic. I prefer natural light in all my work but have the skills and equipment for artificial lighting when necessary, and I love to incorporate elements of nature into my shoots whenever possible.
I don’t need portraits. Can you just shoot stock photos and product shots for my Instagram fee?
Absolutely! Customized stock photography is one of my favorite things to shoot and I incorporate that into every PBP session. I love creating authentic connections between brand and client through elevated, personalized stock imagery. Plus, all my PBP sessions include both the high-res files and, if needed, files that have been optimized for your preferred social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, personal blogs, etc). Need a specific size for your blog, or prefer sharing only square images on Instagram? I will crop/resize your final photos for you and upload them to their own separate folder within your gallery so they’re ready to share whenever you are!
How long will it take to see my final photos?
I typically share a few sneak peeks a day or so after the shoot! For the full gallery, most sessions have a very short turnaround time (approx. 2-3 weeks) while more elaborate shoots can take up to 4 weeks for final delivery. If your project has an urgent deadline, I’m more than happy to work with you on that and prioritize a faster turnaround time whenever possible.
Ok, so how do I book? What forms of payment do you accept?
A client is officially ‘booked’ once the contract is signed and the retainer has been paid. Contracts can be signed electronically through our client management system, which is also how payments are accepted. I do require a retainer of 1/2 of the session fee up front, with the final payment due one week before our session. Clients who book recurring sessions up front receive a 10% discount. I totally understand business budgeting and am happy to work out a payment plan for the final balance if that works best for you.