Personal Branding

Floral Designer Branding Session | Brittney Kee

Floral Designer Branding Session | Brittney Kee

Brittney and I first met on a sunny day in River North - she came in bustling, excited and full of ideas for her branding photography session. She told me her story of how she started in floral design, what it's like to be an educator and entrepreneur, and how she's pursuing her dreams and learning along the way. Over coffee we planned out her goals for the session and before I knew it we had planned out 4 scenes, tons of massive props, and had the beautiful…

5 Prop Ideas for Your Personal Branding Photography

5 Prop Ideas for Your Personal Branding Photography

I feel like no one would fight me on saying that Pinterest is a fantastic source for finding inspiration - right? There's like millions of photos to use for ideas when you're planning personal branding photography, of all different styles and moods and it's super likely that you can find photos that reflect the style you're going for when it comes to your own photography in your brand. But the thing that's tough about Pinterest is that it's easy to feel like anything that you create in a photograph could be misconstrued as mainstream or like you're copying another creative…

Photo Ideas for Service Based Creative Entrepreneurs

Photo Ideas for Service Based Creative Entrepreneurs

If you're a service based business like a life coach, an event planner, a business strategist, a podcaster or some other type of creative that doesn't necessarily have a product to show on social media, it can be hard to know what types of photos to share and how to connect visually with your audience - and that can be a problem. Humans are visual beasts; our brains process images faster than text (like, 60,000 times faster) which makes visual communication so valuable in the creative entrepreneurs tool belt and something that when utilized strategically can help our audiences connect with our services…

Local Eclectic Blog Photography | Meeting with Carrie Elizabeth Jewelry

Local Eclectic Blog Photography | Meeting with Carrie Elizabeth Jewelry

For the past few weeks I've been working with the incredible Local Eclectic, an online jewelry store that features indie designers and is based in Chicago. I love getting to work with brands and businesses that have focuses that align with my own and they certainly do that - Local Eclectic works with emerging indie designers that pour their hearts into their work, providing gorgeous, small-run pieces that are well made and accessible…

Limited Edition Headshot Mini Sessions & Co-Working Event

Limited Edition Headshot Mini Sessions & Co-Working Event

Announcing my first ever Headshot Mini Sessions + Co-working event at Indigo & Violet Studio! I’m so excited to be partnering with the incredible Indigo & Violet Studio to be offering this limited edition Headshot Mini Session + Co-working event on May 15th! This exclusive event includes a 30 minute session with yours truly, one lifestyle headshot photograph included, plus all day co-working at Indigo & Violet Studio for only $99!

Behind the Scenes | Session with Leslie of Burgundy Fox

Behind the Scenes | Session with Leslie of Burgundy Fox

Can I tell you a secret? Everyone feels awkward in front of the camera. There's a certain amount of insecurity that comes with being photographed, whether you're taking a selfie with friends or actually getting your portrait taken by a photographer - there is always that little twinge of self doubt and fear of how the photo will turn out. I feel that fear, every client I've ever worked with has and every woman I photograph in the future will feel that fear too...