Planning a branding photo shoot is almost as fun as being on the shoot itself! This is a time when we get to put our heads together and brainstorm ideas for unique shots. I consider myself a behind the scenes team member on my clients’ business teams! It’s my job to learn as much as I can about a client utilizing a questionnaire, a strategy call, and inspiration photos. We put it all together to come up with a shot list. From there, we are free to use creativity in the moment, but at least we have a framework to make the most of the time we have together. One creative idea that Dee had as we planned her Virtual Tribe Marketing brand photos was to take photos of her with a ton of mail. She thought ahead to having a weekly social media post responding to questions she receives about marketing, so these photos will be eye catching!
As Dee is new to the Dallas area, she desires to focus her business primarily in McKinney and Plano. Since her ideal clients live around there, we thought photos in the vibrant downtown McKinney would be perfect. However, as it is January in Texas and it could be 80 degrees or 20 degrees, our backup plan was The Common Desk on the McKinney Square, a popular co-working space. It actually turned out to be a gorgeous day in McKinney, Texas, so we captured a variety of shots indoors and outdoors! Dee has been a professional for a long time, and plans to video her transition into a new market. This way other professionals who are new to the area can learn from how she started again from square one!
As I love shooting at new places, it was a put joy to shoot Virtual Tribe Marketing brand photos at The Common Desk! Their space is decorated very modern and has a clean, friendly feel. There was plenty of natural window light, a beautiful staircase, booths, couches and even a fully functional kitchen! I can’t wait to shoot there again!
So, if you aren’t quite sure what to plan for an outdoor shoot when the weather can be unpredictable, here are a few ideas:
Like the downtown look? Check out a downtown McKinney springtime photo shoot!
“I’m not one to jump in front of a camera or take selfies; I dread having to see pictures of myself. But when I saw these pics, I was blown away! Kelly didn’t disappoint, I love these! I’ve been busy putting these photos to work. So many great shots to choose from it’s tough to do! These pics made me feel very confident and inspired. This was my first photo shoot ever. I needed professional photos to launch my business here in McKinney, TX. I found Kelly on Pinterest and was impressed by her work. She does a great job at the initial consultation. Understanding how the photo will be used so she can offer up her suggestions for the most successful shots. She understands how to shoot each photo to fit the client’s needs. I wanted to look good in the pics, but I didn’t want pictures that didn’t look like me. I need people to recognize me when they meet me in person! These photos are Me At My Best. I can’t wait for my next shoot!”
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