Ok, every year I go down this road of "I am going to blog my sessions!" and every year I start out doing it. Then about 2 months down the road, I ghost everyone haha! Not really funny, but a little funny.
Anyways, last year was nuts as everyone is aware. Weddings were moved or downsized. Sessions were cancelled or rescheduled. Indoor sessions were put on halt. And unfortunately, a lot of that held true for the beginning of this year too. But as we all know, there is always light after the storm, and I saw a bit of it this past weekend.
I have not had an indoor studio session since last January. Between converting my home studio into a classroom for my kids, lockdown and the safety of my clients/family, there wasn't a chance for me to photograph indoors. That changed this weekend when I was able to rent a studio space from a friend and photograph a personal branding session for Maria. Was I nervous? Absolutely. I haven't shot in a studio in a year! But let me tell you, it was like riding a bike.
First, Maria was amazing. We talked a bit before her session about her brand colors, the direction she wanted to go in, the style she had in mind and more. Everything she envisioned spoke to my soul. If you haven't noticed I am drawn to neutral, light, clean, muted colors. It is just part of who I am. When she showed up, I was so excited to start photographing. We went all over the place to get the shot. Some places seeming unconventional, but photographing like a million bucks.
I truly don't think I could have jumped back into studio sessions any better than I did with Maria's session. Here are just a few of her personal branding session shots below.
Are you a business owner or professional? Have you ever considered a personal branding session? If not, you should! Your clientele/customers want to relate to you! They want to see who is behind the brand or business. Personal branding is personal. For many entrepreneurs + professionals, your brand is you and that should be portrayed on your website, social platform, and branding material. If you provide a service or product, these sessions are for you!