Branded Photo Shoots aka Brandography
Your image is the first thing people will notice about you. This is where you make first contact with your audience. We are wired to assess and make a judgement in less than 2 seconds. It’s instinctual and visceral. This is why it is so important to nail it straight out of the gate.
You can have the most amazing business in the world but if who you are, what you do and what you look like don’t synche up then you create Brand Confusion and guess what? People won’t buy.
I approach every single session I shoot with my focus on my client’s personal brand. From location, to lighting, to wardrobe, to hair I am focused on telling a story. Your story.
Pretty pictures are nice but unless they are in line with your personal Brand and your business you are not maximizing your potential. It’s just not enough. You have to go further. That’s what seperates the men from the boys.
The Branded Image is Iconic. It has rockstar written all over it. That’s what I go for every time I pick up my camera.
Creating Branded Imagery is a craft that you hone over time. After working for over a decade with hundreds of people in different businesses and on several continents I have built some serious Branding Muscle!
You are in good hands.
Wanna take me for a test drive?
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BRANDED PHOTO SHOOT
Your image will thank me.
- One on one branding mastermind session with moi.
- Branded 3 look Wardrobe Look-Book (Delivered to you via email within 7 – 14 days of photoshoot.)
- Branded photo shoot with 3 unique set ups.
- Online proofs edited down to 150 frames.
- Post shoot pow-wow time, where I will help you make decisions on which awesome images to choose from our session.
DVD of your session.
More Important Details
50% Initial Payment
Your initial payment is not simply a deposit for the photo shoot. Here’s why. The work to create a successful photo shoot is divided into 2 parts. the first part is about strategizing and creating a great shoot plan including locations, styling and creating a shot list. This is more than 70% of the work. The second part of the work is the execution of the plan I create in Step 1.
The 1st installment covers:
- My time in consultation with you prior to the shoot. This is the time we spend meeting one on one in person or via Skype working thru the specifics of your Brand and what I am creating for you.
- My time and effort in scouting of targeted locations, revisiting those locations several times for optimal light. This takes several days.
- It culminates in the creation of your personalized 3 look Look Book that is the road map we will be using for the next phase of our work together.
The 2nd installment covers:
- The photo shoot itself.
- Editing of your session down to 200 frames as well as doing a basic adjustment for color, contrast and exposure.
- A password protected online gallery of our session together.
- A post shoot pow wow where we will review your session together and I will help you narrow down your selections for retouch. (Retouches are an additional cost.)
Both parts of the work take a tremendous amount of time and effort and are nonrefundable. Sometimes resistance come up for people during this process. I get it. If you decide to not move forward with the photo shoot after you have consulted and received your Look Book, Phase 1 is considered completed and there will be no refunds.
Balance payment is due 7 days prior.
All women are required to book a makeup artist. There is a huge difference between doing your own everyday makeup well and having your makeup done by a seasoned professional who can make the changes that need to be made throughout the shoot as your wardrobe and the lighting will change. Makeup is priced from $250 – $400 and is payable in cash to the makeup artist on the day of the shoot. If you’re male and you have consistent issues with blemishes it might also be a good idea to book a makeup artist. Men’s grooming is $125.
Read more about makeup for your shoot.
A WORD ON LOCATIONS
I love scouting locations. I mean, I freakin’ LOVE it!! I always try to get the most slammin’ locations for free but every once in a while I find something crazy good that requires a location shooting permit or rental fee. This can run anywhere from $50-$1,000. I will always put it on the table and if you want to go for it we will add it into the price. Remember, most of the time we are doing this once so I always say if it’s going to add a little extra somethin’ somethin’ to your shoot then trust me and try take that leap of faith. I will not steer you wrong.
A Word On Branding
We live in a visual world. No matter where you go or what you do you are being sold something just about every minute of the day. Whether you are an actor, singer, musician, ceo or a small business owner you are in one way or another selling yourself. It’s important in any business to understand who you are as a commodity and who is your buyer. Once you find that brand, develop and craft it, you must be consistent in how you present it to the world. It must be represented in your work, in your interactions with potential buyers and in the images you put out into the market place. Your brand falls somewhere between how you view yourself, how others view you and where you want to go. I am here to help you find it and bring it to life in images that will work for you.
Your portrait is your calling card, it is the invitation to the event that is you..it is your chance to say this is who I am…your image must be strong enough to make that statement…through creating a concept and breathing life into it through location and wardrobe I can tell the story of who you are..your story..there’s nothing more fulfilling for me”
Retouches are extra and can be done either by Reproductionsnyc.com or my personal retoucher who does incredible work.
Standard retouch to fine tune your image. One to two hours spent on skin, teeth, hair and eyes and everything in between. Professional color correction and skin tone adjustments are made for the very best quality image. $65 per image.
Order 4 retouches and the 5th retouch is FREE.
Payment options include cash, personal checks or credit card via Pay Pal for a 3% additional handling fee. All payments are final and non-refundable.
A 50% non-refundable initial payment is required at the time of booking. Upon booking a session, you will receive a Paypal invoice for this payment. (You don’t need an account with Paypal for this)
50% Initial Payment
Your initial payment is not simply a deposit for the photo shoot. Here’s why. This first payment pays for my time in consultation with you prior to the shoot. It also covers my time and effort in creation of your personalized look-book, scouting locations for your shoot and covering my crew in case of last minute cancellations.
Balance payment is due 7 days prior and covers the photo shoot itself, editing of your session, and an online gallery. Retouches are an additional cost.