Elevate Your Brand with Personal Brand Photography

Last year, we launched a new photography service called Personal Brand Photography, and the feedback was phenomenal! This innovative approach helped numerous brands struggling to connect with their audience by creating compelling stories and engagement on social media, capturing attention and driving brand visibility.

Expanding Opportunities in Personal Brand Photography

This year, we aim to extend our services to even more clients. We are seeking five online entrepreneurs and influencers who need professional photos to promote their businesses and expand their audiences through personal brand photography.

What is Personal Brand Photography?

While anyone can purchase stock images or subscribe to generic social media image plans, these often result in the same twenty curated images being used by countless others. Although some might suggest adding an Instagram filter to disguise this repetition, the reality is that people notice.

Personal brand photography offers a unique solution. It ensures your Instagram feed is as distinctive as your brand. Our process begins with a consultation to plan themes and stories for 60-90 days of content, tailored to resonate in your unique voice and reflect your passions. From this foundation, we design a custom photoshoot that perfectly aligns with your brand’s story and personality.

Tailored Photography to Fit Your Brand

We will come to your chosen location to capture images that match your brand’s color scheme and personality—images that convey your unique stories and perspectives. You will receive three months’ worth of custom images for daily social media posts, online business use, and print marketing. This package includes an unlimited license to crop, edit, print, and publish the photos. Additionally, you will receive a custom-designed 60-90 day social media story blueprint, ensuring you always have a post ready to go. Say goodbye to writer’s block and generic stock photos! A professional headshot for all your social media profiles is also included.

Special New Year Offer

The standard price for this service is $1699, but to kick off the new year, we are offering a special rate of $499 for the first five clients to book a quarterly session by Monday, January 21, 2023. Furthermore, book an annual plan by the end of January 2023 and receive $500 off the already discounted annual plan price!

Limited Time Promotion

This promotion is only available until the end of January. If you know someone who would benefit from this offer, please share this information with them. If you are interested, send a message to secure your booking. Spots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis once payment is received.

Get Started Today

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your brand with personalized and engaging photography. Contact us now to reserve your spot and start the new year with a powerful visual presence.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: A Journey in Photography

Dreaming Big: From Vision to Reality

The inspiration to submit a speaking proposal for a major photography event struck unexpectedly, originating from a vivid dream. In this dream, I envisioned myself on stage at a renowned conference, addressing a vast audience of both established and aspiring photographers. The narrative recounted my history with the event: from winning a contest for a complimentary pass aimed at photographers looking to grow their businesses in a previous year, to progressively leading multiple sessions in subsequent years. Each time, my ambition drove me to seek more opportunities. After persistently seeking a keynote address slot, I was humorously offered the opportunity just to satisfy my insistence.

Battling Self-Doubt: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Despite my pragmatic, agnostic views that dismiss dreams as mere brain activities consolidating daily experiences, this particular dream resonated deeply. It reflected my latent ambition and audacity, stirred by a call for speakers email that coincidentally appeared shortly thereafter.

Driven by a sense of proximity to a potentially significant achievement, I decided to take action. Consequently, I submitted three session proposals for the upcoming event in 2019.

When the acceptance email arrived, I was momentarily overwhelmed by self-doubt and panic.

The experience encapsulated a common phenomenon known as imposter syndrome, where individuals doubt their accomplishments and fear being exposed as frauds, regardless of tangible achievements. Research in the International Journal of Behavioral Science suggests that this feeling affects a substantial majority of people, from budding entrepreneurs to well-established figures.

Navigating Success and Self-Doubt

Self-doubt is an intrinsic part of the human psyche, often accompanying achievements and milestones. For many high achievers, such doubts persist despite external success, fueled by factors such as perfectionism or the pressures inherent in entrepreneurial endeavors.

In my case, managing my photography business amid significant stress and battling bouts of major depressive disorder compounded my doubts. Questions like “Will I deliver? Will it be well-received?” haunted my mind regularly.

Despite my success in securing a speaking slot on my first attempt, I found it challenging to celebrate like others did. Instead, I sought reassurance from therapy sessions, feeling apprehensive about publicizing my achievement out of fear that it might be rescinded or deemed a mistake.

Conversations with my therapist highlighted a pervasive fear of inadequacy compared to more established figures in the industry. Despite testimonials and a growing clientele, I struggled with feelings of insignificance and a persistent fear of being overshadowed.

Reflections on the Journey

Reflecting on my journey, I recalled starting out in photography at a young age, landing a job at a portrait studio while pursuing a college degree part-time. Despite early successes and client accolades, a critical encounter early in my career left me questioning my abilities and legitimacy in the field.

My journey led me through various professional milestones, from shooting for local businesses to being hired by magazines and eventually becoming a notable photographer in my community. However, relocating to a new market in Colorado prompted a resurgence of self-doubt, exacerbated by the competitive landscape.

The decision to apply for ShutterFest was driven partly by a need for validation and an opportunity to network with peers facing similar challenges. Subsequently, the year following the event marked a substantial increase in both income and clientele, validating my efforts in a new market.

Yet, despite these achievements, imposter syndrome persisted, manifesting as debilitating anxiety and self-criticism. Coping strategies recommended by therapists, such as identifying cognitive distortions and documenting successes, provided temporary relief and perspective.

Managing imposter syndrome remains an ongoing challenge, requiring sustained effort and self-awareness. It’s a reminder that success, however defined, does not immunize one against self-doubt or fear of failure. Yet, each milestone achieved serves as a testament to resilience and determination in navigating these internal challenges.