3 Things to keep in mind when planning your brand photo session

July 22, 2022

Are you getting ready for a brand photo session? Here are three tips to help you prepare!

You’ve booked a brand photo session! This is the perfect opportunity to showcase you and your brand, but how exactly do you do that?

What should you wear? Are props a thing?

No worries, we’re answering all of your questions in this post with three things you should keep in mind when planning your brand photo session.

Find Inspiration

Having a clear vision of how you want your brand photos to look will help you and your photographer determine the style you’re going for.

Do you like light and airy photos? Dark and moody? Posed shots? Candids?

Search Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration or browse your photographer’s past sessions to find examples of the vibe you’re going for. You could even take a peek at our branding portfolio for more inspiration. 

Coming to your session with a vision in mind is the best way to ensure your photos perfectly reflect your brand.

Grab your favorite outfit 

Clothes are the best way to show the camera who you are. They convey the style and personality behind your business and give you a confidence boost on camera.

We recommend planning two to four outfits for your shoot. This allows you to pair different pieces with different poses and settings for a variety of images.

Of course, bring as many outfits as you want, but make sure they feel like you. If a stuffy two-piece suit isn’t your typical workday staple, opt for your favorite jeans and a nice top – whatever helps you feel like your best self in front of the camera. 

It’s a good idea to consider colors too. Choosing colors that match your brand identity quickly creates a coherent, on-brand session.

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Go for props! 

Adding props to your branding session creates a ton of possibilities for unique images. Plus, it’s another opportunity for you to play with your brand colors. 

What objects showcase how your brand operates? Do you have a physical product, business cards, or promotional materials? Do you use a laptop, phone, or tablet? Is there a special trinket you always keep at your desk?

Also, consider any food or drink items that play a role in your brand image or your personality. For example, if you’re a coffee fiend like most of us, bring along your favorite mug or travel thermos! We could even pop a bottle of champagne…

Take your time to be intentional with the props you choose for your session and try to think outside of the box. This is a great way to turn a boring headshot into unique and creative imagery for your business. 

Chat with your photographer 

Your photographer is there to help you bring your vision to life. If you’re feeling stuck for direction or inspiration, ask your photographer for some advice. This is about you and your brand! We want nothing more than to help you take authentic photos to represent that. 

We’re Natural Intuition Photography – 

We’re a down-to-earth photography duo that wants to help boost your business AND help you feel more comfortable in front of the camera.

When we plan a session, we think about how you want potential customers to perceive you and your brand. We’ll help you draw out those qualities in yourself so they show up authentically in your photos.

Because brand imagery is so important, we make sure to capture the absolute best of you. For you (and for us), this is more than just a photo shoot. This is a powerful investment in the success of your brand and we’re more than ready to help.

Ready to take the next step? Get in touch with us today to book your brand photography session!

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