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  • Writer's pictureSirena White-Singleton

4 Essentials Tips for Planning a Great Personal Branding Session

Preparation and planning are what every great personal branding photoshoot is built on. When the shoot runs according to schedule, everyone is in the moment and relaxed, leaving you with the photos you were hoping for.

When there’s a plan behind your photo session, you have the freedom to get caught up in the creative aspects of your shoot.

To help you lay a firm foundation for your upcoming professional photo session, here are some essentials to keep in mind.

1. Set Realistic Expectations

When you start dreaming about your personal branding session, you’re going to be met with a number of ideas. And while you do want to enter a session with a shot list, an endless list is not ideal. It’s important to stick to one specific vision for your session and to center your expectations around that.

2. Use Your Time Well

Don’t wait until the last minute to get all the details together for your shoot. Use the weeks leading up to your personal branding session wisely for the best results. Finding a photographer whose style you love is only one part of the process. You also need time to create a vision for your shoot, find a location and plan your outfits and props. These are not aspects you should leave too late, not if you don’t want to be disappointed and frustrated on the day of your shoot anyway.

3. Communicate with Your Photographer

Your photographer wants to create personal branding photos you can be proud of just as much as you do. Communicating and working with your photographer to achieve the best results takes a lot of stress out of the planning process. Struggling with ideas or unsure about your concept? Talk it through with your photographer.

4. Have a Plan B

Depending on where you choose to have your personal branding session, you may need to have a plan B. Bad weather and lighting could eliminate certain outdoor locations. So, if you don’t necessarily want to (or can’t) reschedule, select a second location that you can use should you need to.

By keeping these aspects in mind while planning your personal branding photo session, you can look forward to a positive experience and photos you can’t wait to share. Plus, if you don’t have professional images available, now is a good time to enlist the services of a professional personal branding photographer, like me 🙋🏾‍♀️. I'm here to help you! Grab my Branding Session Checklist by clicking here and get ready to curate imagery that will connect with your ideal client and convert into real dolla bills, y’all!



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