When I’m talking to my clients about their upcoming personal branding and headshot photo shoot in Suffolk, one of our first conversations is about where to shoot and the location that will work with their brand. Here are some top tips to consider when you’re thinking about where your personal branding photoshoot will take place.
Are you holding back from booking a personal branding photoshoot because you don’t think you have the right location/home office? This doesn’t need to be a sticking point for you not getting the images you want and need to show up for your audience/potential clients/customers. It may be possible for me to capture the images you’re looking for with what you have. A shot of you at your computer (if this is one of the details you want to capture) may still be more than possible with clever angles, the right light (natural, or enhanced with additional lighting) and some props to create the atmosphere you’d like.
#2: Locations picked for you!
If you really don’t want the shoot to happen in the home office or the place you work in, I can advise on a suitable location that can help you achieve the look you want, such as this location in Suffolk (below), which was used for a personal branding photoshoot recently.
#3: Different ways to find a location
It’s also worth looking at airbnb! There are normally a plethora of locations listed in your area which may work for your brand and we can work together to find the perfect location for your vision and brand. With props and pops of your brand colour/s (using cushions, carefully placed items) you can achieve a look for your images that will look fantastic on your website and instagram grid that take your brand to the next level. This location in Ipswich, Suffolk had an amazing staircase and worked perfectly for this clients branding photoshoot with pink being her main brand colour.
#4: More than one location
You don’t have to be confined to an office whether it’s at home or not for your branding photoshoot. When I work with you, I help you plan the stories you want to tell with your images and, with a half day branding shoot (4 hours), we can normally fit 3 or 4 stories in. These can be at different locations such as an indoor space for headshots, computer, details etc. We can then go out and about and even take a shot of you at a coffee shop, enjoying a walk in the great outdoors. This type of shoot will give you a library of images which enables you to strategically plan your content instead of scouring your hard drive for any old image that will do….or going down the rabbit hole of stock images!
#5: All planned out
All of these stories and details are discussed and put into a photoshoot plan which is then with us for the shoot day (via an app, see below!) so no shot is missed and it’s all meticulously planned to ensure you get the most out of your branding shoot.
If you’d like to discuss your personal branding photography, or you’ve been searching for a brand photographer to capture behind the scenes photos, please do get in touch. I’m a portrait photographer based in Suffolk and cover East Anglia, I’m also very happy to travel! I’d love to hear from you and if you have any questions, I would be delighted to help. If you’re new to the world of branding photography and would like to know more, check out my previous blog Personal Branding Photography: How does it work? I hope to see you on a shoot soon!