So you’ve started marketing yourself and your career in your own unique way. You want your
personal brand to come across as exciting, engaging, and different from the rest of your competition.
You want to put the task of capturing your image and your essence into the hands of a capable,
professional personal branding photographer. But how can you tell whether a photographer is a good fit
for that daunting task? Here are five things you should keep an eye out for as you’re trying to find a
Every photographer has a unique aesthetic and style. Are you looking for classic and
sophisticated personal branding photos? Or is your look more bright and colorful? While any
good photographer will be able to listen to your vision and try to capture it, it’s best to choose a
photographer whose previous work resonates with you
A fantastic wedding photographer or family portrait photographer isn’t necessarily a fantastic
personal branding photographer. Look for an experienced photographer who specializes in
personal brand photography.
To have a successful personal brand photoshoot, there’s usually a lot more elements that go
into it than just you, your photographer, and the camera. Find out whether your photographer
offers a brand story consult, styling or wardrobe advice, professional hair and makeup, or studio
space as part of their personal brand photoshoot package. If not, consider those potential extra
costs when working out your budget.
During your consultation, focus on how your photographer makes you feel. Do you feel
confident in yourself and his or her ability to make you look your best? Do you feel comfortable
and relaxed? Do you feel like he or she understands you and your vision? If so, it’ll definitely
show in your photos!
As you and your business evolve, you’ll want to update your personal brand photos to best
reflect your new look. To keep your brand looking fresh, ask whether your potential
photographer offers a monthly or quarterly photoshoot package to regularly update your
When it comes to choosing a personal branding photographer, look for a photographer who
knows how to tell a story with the camera, one that will make any future potential clients of yours want
to know more. For something as important as your personal brand, you can’t just look for someone who
will get the job done for the lowest price -- you need an experienced professional who can assist you in
representing your unique persona and vision.
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