Personal Branding Photographs for Ayn Jewelry

visual branding photography for ayn jewelry

Summer is the incredibly talented designer and owner of Ayn Jewelry. We met back in July and immediately got down to business working on her brand photography – for me an easy task as she already has so much style and her jewelry carries the brand all on its own. Her handmade, slightly rough, organic designs gave me a fun playground of inspiration!

What struck me most about Summer is the incredible detail of each piece she creates. From soldering to waxing, she hammers little details I never thought possible. Just photographing her process taught me far more about her work than I knew! I love the dark and complex nature of her workshopping in the jewelry studio.

I won’t even try to make this sound less amazing than it is. This week Summer is off to Florence to study a master jewelry and up her game in setting stones. She’s already got a dreamy collection – just wait till you see what she’s got cooked up when she returns!

Pacific Pie Co Brand Photos with Sarah

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Picture this: the date is set, and then your client suggests bringing pies to the studio shoot… because after all, she makes a helluva good collection of pies! And then at the end of the personal brand photos session, she offers to leave some pie behind for your enjoyment. And your first thought is, “oh … Read more

Live Boldly

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I’m one of those people that usually has an annoying number of tabs open in my web browser. Confession time: right now there are fourteen open. And that’s not uncommon. Granted, my husband usually has 30 and it makes me feel clean and minimalistic just looking at his computer, but… That’s not the point of … Read more

Erin: A Case Study

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When Erin called about a month ago with her ideas for her branded business headshots, I was so excited. She’s got the coolest business (MyPsychGeek) going in a great, targeted niche. And really, she’s just going to shine in her new business. She was kind enough to sit on the phone with me for a … Read more

Folio Box

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The folio box is one of my favorite ways to display your images – because it’s so versatile! Whether your images are fashion-focused model for a day or an intimate gift, it’s an option that fits your needs. Display your favorite of the month on an easel on your bedroom dresser, rotating each image in and out of the folio. Start building a collection you can add to next year, the year after that. Frame a few and keep the rest safely in the envelope presentation box. Whatever your pleasure, this product line works for you.

All of my products are handcrafted here in the studio. Fine art prints on the highest quality (and eco-friendly!) bamboo paper made in Germany by one of the oldest paper producers in the world, both color and black and white images nearly leap off the paper as you run your fingers across the textured print. The ribbon enclosure is easy to open and close as you rotate through images. And the gray presentation style box fits in with any decor you might choose.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. As your photo session recedes into the past, these photos help you to always, always remember. You are beautiful. You are amazing. Let the light that shines within out a little more each day as you look.

Yancey: A Case Study

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I chose two women to be a part of my first promo video and I couldn’t be more thrilled with these ladies. First, they gave a significant portion of a day up to help me in marketing MY business. Second, they rocked it like no other!

Yancey has become something of a case study for me. I met her through a business mentor – we’re in the same coaching group. She’s a mother and a business owner, a wife and someone who helps others. She falls neatly into the category of women who often put others first and for that reason, I’m thrilled I could offer a retreat-like day to enjoy being pampered a little bit.

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She also was using a – in her words – “iphone selfie that was good enough” as her business profile photo. It’s been a small joy for me in seeing the response to her new chosen headshot in her energy & artwork business, Nourish & Flow! You should also check out some of her paintings. She’s an incredible artist and I love seeing her new work pop up on Facebook from time to time! And if you happen to notice her new Portland headshot along the way, let her know!

Central City Coffee: Branding Images

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central city concern branding images

A website designer friend of mine asked me to collaborate on a project with her last year for the new Central City Coffee branding images on the site she was building. CCC is a division of Central City Concern here in Portland, a social enterprise of the non-profit working to end homelessness. Their tagline is “Drink well. Do Good.” I was happy to be a part of this great organization and thrilled to share images created specially for them in their endeavors. After the planning meeting, it was quite the team that came together for this shoot.

portland branding photographer at central city concern

portland branding photographer at central city concern

As with most current websites, they needed images to  fit the wide banner of their site, images for photo links and to fill some of the informational pages. A branding shoot with me is the best way to create photography that fits all of your website and media concerns. The plan for this site included a story-based banner image of a woman delivering coffee  – and what’s more Portland than a coffee bike messenger? From there, we moved inside to where the coffee goes from raw bean to roasted goodness, testing along the way with moody images. I had a lot of fun here, playing with light and shadow, molding them to fill in the story gaps. And then of course, the final phase of the story – the enjoyment of coffee and friends in the kitchen!

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I chose to showcase most of the storytelling images here in black and white because I loved the light this way, but you’ll find them all in color over on their site. I’m always happy to provide you with options to fit YOUR brand’s needs.

What story do you want your business to tell? What captivates you and your client audience? If you’re not sure yet but know this is the direction you’d like to head, let’s schedule a time to talk it out and build a great visual presence for your business.

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