What is a personal branding photography session?

So you are at the stage when you think you need to have some headshot photos done for your business and as you begin to research headshot photographers you see that there is so much more on offer than the traditional portrait headshots that are typical of the corporate world. If you are keen to create a headshot which is a bit different to that plain background formal look then keep reading. Photographers often call headshot photography ‘personal branding sessions’ as they are photographs which reflect the personality of the brand and are tailored to you and your business. In an online world where visibility is everything a good set of photographs can make all the difference .

So if you’re thinking about it here’s how it works…

It starts with making a connection and we will talk about your business story. This is important because every photo tells a story and you want to be able to communicate you and your brand with your images. We’ll talk about what you would like to achieve with your photoshoot, your colours, style and possible locations. You will also want to make sure you think we will get on! - This is a big factor in deciding who you ask to take your photographs.

Tommy Ludgate is a life coach at Brightly Imagine and I knew from the first time we spoke that we would get on well. Tommy was looking for some portrait shots for her new website and wanted her personality to come through.


Once we have decided on the ideas and details of the shoot we will book in a date. These images were all taken in Tommy’s home which was perfect for the shoot as we could use different backgrounds and she was able to change outfits easily, all while her son was having a nap. We created a few different looks in our hour and half together. Being in a familiar environment also meant that the session was pretty relaxed and we could chat too. As the subject of the photograph you may feel a bit self conscious, most people do to start with, but my job is to help you to be yourself and for that to come across in your pictures.

Vicki is calm, warm and gentle in her nature. This is just what I needed in a photographer for my headshots for my coaching business. I felt nervous and self-conscious about having my photo taken (having had a baby not long before) and she made me feel at ease, confident and relaxed. I absolutely LOVE the headshots we got and am proud to use them all over my online presence. She has a natural style that brought out my personality, which is just what I needed! Thank you Vicki :)
— Tommy, Brightly Imagine

After the shoot you will receive a fully downloadable digital gallery with your images. They can be downloaded for both web and screen resolution. If you have any particular sizing requirements you can also let me know. Then you can use your photographs to share your story and increase your visibility. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch to talk through your ideas.