Branding Photography

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…

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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…

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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...

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The Glossary Co. | Event at Indigo & Violet Studio

The Glossary Co. | Event at Indigo & Violet Studio

Nothing screams daughter of the year like a handmade gift you created for your mom, amiright? Well lucky for me I happened to be photographing an incredible, handmade dreamcatcher crafting event at Indigo & Violet Studio for The Glossary on the day I went home to visit my mom for her birthday. Stars aligned for this, y'all. Not only was this event a great coincidence in terms of birthday present gifting, it was also a super fun and creative way...

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Creative Women's Co. | Chicago Retreat

Creative Women's Co. | Chicago Retreat

Big arching antique windows overlooking River North set the mood for the location of Creative Women's Co. Chicago Retreat at the Freehand Hotel. A handful of laughing women were putting together swag bags full of goodies from local creatives to give the women coming in from out of town for the retreat. I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with those incredible women - seminars filled with talks about setting boundaries in your life and business by Heather Vickery of Vickery & Co., calligraphy sessions to learn how to express emotion through words led by...

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