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Personal Branding Photography

Beautiful personal branding photography & Video for entrepreneurs, coaches & creatives

ARE YOU READY TO…

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Raise Your Prices

Elevate your brand so you have the confidence to charge more and attract high-end clients.

 

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Show Your Success

Capture your entrepreneurial glow for all the people you’ve proved wrong.

 

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Get Published

Position yourself as a thought leader to get invited on podcasts and featured in publications.

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Pascale raised her prices by 3x

I am OBSESSED with my brand photos by Kate! From beginning to end, I was so impressed with the value that she brought to the whole experience. She is SO much more than a photographer!

Since the get go, she really impressed me with her overall expertise on brand strategy and positioning, which really helped me to gain clarity on the direction I was heading with my business. Totally worth the investment and I made it back instantly.

Thanks to Kate, I have been able to confidently raise my prices 3 times my normal rate. I’m absolutely blown away with her standard of work and the whole process. Due to the value it has brought to my business, I’ve decided to make this an essential regular investment, I’m totally addicted! Thank you Kate, you are amazing!

– pascale ricchetti

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The Shoot Experience

While most clients choose the convenience, backdrop and prop opportunities of my dedicated studio, you may prefer to hire a specific location or showcase your own personal home and surroundings. Depending on your business type, look and feel, there’s flexibility for travel, hair and make-up, additional shooters and more.

THE STUDIO RETREAT

Take a break from CEO life and escape to the countryside

Along with coloured background rolls, a chic white desk and dusky pink sofa, my home studio has access to woodlands, meadows, and a picturesque country garden. Whatever your brand aesthetic, it offers the flexibility for both office and street style images.

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A good fit for you if:

You’re looking for a convenient, all-in-one location without any added costs or organisation.

A good fit for you if:

Have already had a shoot at my studio and would like to expand your image library or need something industry specific.

LOCATION

Share your home or hire a space to show the behind-the-scenes of your business

From your office set up to daily errands, give your audience or community an insight into what it’s really like to run your business. If your home is not suitable or you need something industry-specific there’s plenty of scope to hire a space that’s perfect for your brand.

ENQUIRE
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the signature

 

Content Clarity &
Brand Photoshoot

 

– 90 Minute Content Clarity Call

– Pre-Shoot Questionnaire

– Brand Photoshoot Guide

– 1-Hour Shoot Planning Session

– Hair & makeup styling

– Posing & Direction

– Photography & BTS Footage

– 300+  Photos   &   5+  video clips

– 20 luxe-retouched images

– Online gallery

– Personalised lightroom preset

Investment / £2950

*Inclusive of VAT, payment plans available

BOOK A CALL

the essential

 

Brand Photoshoot

 

– Pre-Shoot Questionnaire

– Brand Photoshoot Guide

– 1-Hour Shoot Planning Session

– Hair & makeup styling

– Posing & Direction

– Photography & BTS Footage

– 300+  Photos   &   5+  video clips

– 20 luxe-retouched images

– Online gallery

– Personalised lightroom preset

Investment / £2500

*payment plans available

BOOK A CALL
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Maisie scaled to her first six-figure year

“There is something really special about working with a photographer who is as committed to getting those WOW shots as you are.

Not only is she the most talented personal branding photographer with an incredible eye for locations, poses and perfect shots, but she is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. She made me feel completely comfortable and at ease, which translated to stunning, natural looking photos that have completely transformed my online presence and how clients perceive The Luxury Copywriter.”

– maisie prior

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what to expect

The Process

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Booking

First, we’ll schedule a call to make sure we are a good fit for each other. If you decide to book, I’ll send across my booking form which includes a questionnaire to get clear on your ideal client, branding and content pillars.

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Planning

Once you have completed the form, you’ll receive your personal branding photoshoot guide and a shot list template. We’ll spend an hour together over a video call to plan out the content you need as well as planning locations, outfits and props for your shoot.

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Photoshoot

Simply turn up on the day, and we’ll take care of the rest! This includes professional hair and makeup suited to your style, and creative direction throughout the shoot (think flattering angles and perfect poses).

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Delivery

I’ll select the best images for your shoot, colour grade them to match your brand aesthetic and upload them to a private online gallery for you to view and download. I’ll also create a custom Lightroom preset based on your brand aesthetic, which you can apply to your own photos for consistency.

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Share

It’s time to show your brand images off to the world! Don’t forget to tag me so I can repost your images on my feed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a consultation or a photoshoot?
I’d love to hear more about your business or your future adventure! Send me a quick note here and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

How far in advance do I need to book?
My diary fills up 1-2 months in advance, so keep this in mind to avoid disappointment. It’s best to consider when you think you’ll need your branded photos, leaving plenty of time for availability, weather changes, and editing. Of course, if a rush deadline comes up, you are welcome to get in touch and I’ll see what I can do.

Do you have payment plans available?
We request 50% at the time of booking and the remaining 50% two weeks before the photoshoot. You are welcome to pay the remaining 50% in instalments, following this same schedule.

Will we need to reschedule if it’s bad weather?
The joys of living in the UK! If your shoot is scheduled outdoors, we may need to postpone it if the weather is not on our side. In these circumstances, we’ll discuss alternative arrangements and if necessary, a new date.

Are there any additional fees?
Given the unpredictability of British weather, if we are not shooting at my studio or your home, we recommend booking an Airbnb or dedicated space. This is a particularly great option if you’re wanting lifestyle images in an office, kitchen, living or bedroom area.

There is no added charge for Hair & Makeup. Our artist also doubles as a studio assistant and is happy to assist if you’d like an acting client in your shots.

Travel is complimentary for the first 25 miles from MK44 1RR and charged at 45p per mile thereafter. Accommodation will only be necessary if the location exceeds a 3-hour journey. Travel abroad requires accommodation the night before and the day of the shoot. Please send along location details and I will provide an accurate quote.

What’s your cancellation policy? 
All deposits are non-refundable. If a cancellation is made within 14 calendar days from the date of booking, 25% of the remaining fee will still be payable. If a cancellation is made within 48 hours of the booking date, the full fee will be payable.

I have no idea how I want to look, or how I want my brand to look, is this something you can help me with?
Certainly – this is my speciality! We will go through this on the shoot planning call and I’ll also provide you with some ideas. If you haven’t already, check out my brand personality quiz to get you started.

Will you help me find a location?
Yes, absolutely! Picking the right location for your brand shoot is essential to getting the images you need. If you’re after a convenient location ready-prepared with backdrops and props, my Bedfordshire studio is perfect. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something specific, we can scout for houses or spaces to hire.

How many outfits should I bring?
This answer will vary depending on the locations we are shooting in and the kind of images you need. I typically suggest bringing more than less, to allow lots of variety and a longer lifespan for your socials – there are only so many times you’ll want to post the same outfit! We’ll cover this together in your shoot planning session, but most clients find 8-10 changes with a few additional pieces to throw on or change out like a jacket or top is perfect!

Do I need to bring any props with me?
While I have a number of props at my studio, I do recommend bringing a few of your own that match your brand aesthetic and personality. We’ll cover this in more detail during your shoot planning session, but this could be tools you use, pictures, books, chairs – don’t worry, I won’t be alarmed if it looks like you’re moving in!

Will you travel?
Yes happy to travel nationally and internationally – just send me a message and I’ll try to make it happen!

Will you help me prepare for my shoot?
Yes, every step of the way! We’ll start with a simple questionnaire and visual branding strategy session to get clear on who you are, your clients, and what kind of brand statement you want to make. I’ll bring my visual marketing expertise to the table, so we can talk about how we’ll use your photoshoot to capture your personal style and get your message heard.

Once we have a date in mind, we’ll schedule a shoot planning session on Zoom or at my Bedfordshire studio. Together, we’ll map out your whole photoshoot, including the timings and shot list. I’ll also send across my photoshoot planning guide, packed full of useful information and advice on locations, what to bring with you, and a checklist so you don’t forget anything.

Leading up to the shoot, we’ll touch base again on Whatsapp in case you have any last-minute questions. This means all that’s left is to feel super excited and confident about your day.

I have a couple of looks I want photographed. Is it possible to change hair and makeup during the shoot?
Of course! I have an incredible team of go-to makeup artists and hairstylists that will take total care of you the day of your photo shoot. It’s easier to add more makeup than take off so I usually suggest going for a more natural look to begin with and then building throughout the day If you’d like something heavier.

I don’t know how to pose, will you be able to help me?
Yes, this is my superpower! The whole way through your shoot I will direct your every move so you feel confident and look natural on camera. I know how nerve wracking it can be having your photo taken, especially when you can’t see yourself. I’ll be looking out for everything from flat hair and claw hands, to dreaded wardrobe malfunctions. Honestly – I’ve got you covered.

How long will my photo shoot take?
Usually a shoot day is around 6 hours, with an hour break in between to give you a chance to rest, refuel, and get something to eat.

The location is quite dark, do you bring lights?
I always bring my studio lights with me to ensure that I can recreate a bright, natural light.

If we’re outside on location, where do I get changed?
If we are shooting outside, I always recommend wearing a nude vest top so you can switch out your tops easily without flashing. Otherwise, we tend to use my car or a local cafe as a changing room. It’s not glamorous but it works pretty well and saves a ton of time. 

What precautions do you take to be as Covid-safe as possible? 
It’s important to me that you feel as safe as possible during our time together. I am fully vaccinated and alongside maintaining a safe distance, I am more than happy to wear a mask if you require. Studio windows are also kept open to encourage air circulation, and I also frequently wash my hands, sterilize equipment, and sanitize any surfaces you might come into contact with, such as door handles.

If you experience any Covid-19 symptoms in the run up to our shoot, please let me know and I will be happy to reschedule.

Do you retouch?
Yes, I offer to edit up to 20 of your favourite images. Typically, I recommend choosing images you know will be used time and time again such as for your profile picture or website.

How many images will I receive?
Usually, I deliver a minimum of 300 images that have been uploaded as JPEGs to a private online gallery for you to view and download in both high (print) and low (web/social) resolution formats. Just remember to make sure you save and back up your images. I cannot guarantee that I will back up the images for you.

What is your turnaround time?
You’ll receive a link to your online gallery 1-2 weeks after your shoot. If you have a tight deadline, please let me know and I’ll do my best to accommodate.

What is your usage?
I own the copyright, however, you will be granted a license to use them for any purpose relating to business services or personal use. The only thing you can’t do with your images is sell them without my consent.

What is a Lightroom preset?
A Lightroom preset is a configuration of settings, designed to achieve a particular look or style of image. With just one click, your photo can be altered to your desired tones. The beauty of having a preset specifically for your brand means your images will always look consistent, as well as simplifying the editing process to save you time and effort.

Will you show me how to use my preset?
Yes! Once I have created your preset to fit your brand aesthetic, I will send this to you along with a training video. This will guide you through the process of installing the preset on your phone or computer allowing you to take your own photos and apply the preset so they are consistent throughout your brand.

Do I need to tag you when I post your images on social media?
No, you don’t need to tag me, but if you do, I’ll always try to repost to celebrate your business and put you in front of my audience.

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Schedule Your Photoshoot

My style is less pretty pictures and more powerful impact. If you’re looking to scale up, influence more people and make a lasting impression, then we’re going to fit just perfect. 

Melissa attracted her dream clients

It’s incredible to work with a true creative professional who ‘gets’ what’s in my head and helped me to turn my vision into a reality.

The personal branding photoshoot that I had with Kate exceeded my expectations in every way. From the initial call and concept brief, through to her delivery of my mind-blowing photos. I felt ‘seen and understood’ at every point.

My photos have been a total game-changer for my business. They paid for themselves within a couple of weeks of putting them out there! I can’t wait to work with Kate again in the future!

– mellisa matson

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