Personal Branding Photography In London

Personal Branding is about perception, how your image comes across.

Being in charge of your own image is the best way to make sure that perception is right!

Do you want to set the tone right for people that visit your site?

Do you want to show your best version and inspire others to take action? 

Working with the right photographer for your own personal brand images that will improve your communications, express clearly what you stand for and invite the right connections in, is possible.

“Laura made me feel remarkably comfortable, had suggestions and ideas for me and managed to capture natural but elegant photos of me that actually look like me. She was amazing. I highly recommend her!” Stephanie Martens Damalis, London

I Am Here To Create Real Results For You

I hear it all the time from clients that get the job because their photograph stood out. 

Business owners that were chosen from prospective clients who saw their photo and thought “they have a no-nonsense approach and get things done”. 

Clients who are being featured in the press & need outstanding photographs of them. 

Feel-Good & Look-Real Photographs Are Possible

As a professional portrait photographer in London specialising in Headshots and Personal Branding, I know how to help you achieve just that. 

In my 6 years in photography I have worked with many clients to create images that look like their real-self and they want to use.

Content Creating Personal Branding Photography 

Over the course of half-a-day or a full-day we can create great images of you and your brand, based on your brand story, with hair & make-up, styling & different outfits, breaks and refreshments. 

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Personal Branding Photography Process

This is based on your brand, so that the results are fully aligned. 

1. The Branding Questionnaire

This will help gain clarity over the elements of your Personal Brand. 

I will send you the Branding Questionnaire before the photoshoot and we will design the photoshoot based on it. 

2. Hair & Make-Up

I am very fortunate to work with an amazing make-up artist who is very skilled, shares her tips profusely and is a lovely person. 

She will do hair styling and professional make-up before we start the photoshoot.

Ideal for relaxing and getting in the right mood. 

3. Personal Branding Photoshoot Content Day 

The day of creating the images that will strengthen your brand & help you with more confidence, creating engaging content and ultimately growing your sales. 

This is Where the magic happens!

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Hair styling in a studio for a photoshoot

4. Viewing & Selecting Your Images 

This is when you get to see the amazing images we have created. On zoom you get to make a selection of your favourite images. 

Expect to love a lot of them!

Selecting is easy based on the Collections of Images and pricing I share in advance that you are familiar with.

Bespoke collection personalised for you are also possible. 

“Laura helped to manage my anxiety and put me at ease instantly. She made me feel incredibly comfortable from the moment I met her. She is a fabulously talented photographer. I absolutely loved my images. Truly a flawless experience; thank you so much Laura!”  Margaret Reiser, Sage Consulting

Personal Branding Photography Collections

There are three collections, which I am happy to send by email. They all have full usage rights for the images, meaning you can use them for your marketing. 

I also have 2 options for membership, I and II, which include 2 and 3 photoshoots in the year and access to me and a library of stock images.

To make it easier for budgeting purposes, I have payment plans available.

Image of a poster about personal branding collections for professional photography.

– Half a day content creation photoshoot for your brand

– Hair & make-up by professional makeup artist.

– 10-15 images of your choice edited, selected from a hand-picked gallery.

Social media templates and social media banners

Additional images £50 each. 

Full day content creation photoshoot £1500. 

For the full pricing brochure drop me an email. 

These are ideal for solo-preneurs, entrepreneurs, business owners who are launching, getting a new website done, re-branding and want to create the new generation of images that will support the next phase of growth in their activities.

The photographs will be featured on the website, social media, client communications, marketing materials, posters, magazines, podcasts, conference programmes.

I would love to find out more about you, what is going on for you at the moment & what is motivating you.

Book a call & I would love to share my knowledge and tips on how great photography can help you. 

“I had a brand photoshoot with Laura and from the very beginning of our initial call she was professional. She helped and guided me to pick clothes and colors that suited me. On the day, she was welcoming and we had so much fun. I recommend Laura to anyone looking to have quality and professional photos taken.” Beatrice Anim, London

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Come And Try It For Yourself

I would love to invite you, to come and try it for yourself!

Below is a FAQs section where I answer most common questions about Personal Brand Photography.

Also take a look at the Blogs where I write about How to Elevate Your Image, How to Create Your Brand Story, What Are The Benefits of Personal Branding, etc. 

Locations for Personal Branding Photography in London

In my studio in Tooting Bec, South West London

Other London locations

Outdoors, on the beach

Gallery, museum, shop, restaurant

In a rented space, Airbnb or boutique hotel. 

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Photos for your social media and content creation
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“Laura is such a professional and warm-hearted photographer! The pictures came out brilliantly, and I would recommend Laura to anyone! Thank you and keep up with your 5 star service, Laura!” Maria Huynh, London

Is it Headshots That You Are After?

For professional Linkedin photos and business headshots, take a look at these different options, whcih are quicker but still get you amazing results.

“I’ve been avoiding corporate headshots for most of my career, but finally ended up in a position where I couldn’t put them off any longer. Laura was absolutely brilliant throughout the initial enquiry, photoshoot and post-shoot editing. She put me at ease while she took the photos, and clearly knew exactly what she was doing with poses, lighting and angles”. Alex Walton, London 

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Common Questions & Answers

I get asked a lot about Personal Branding Photography.

To address some of the questions, I have included the most common ones below. For more FAQs, click on the link below to continue reading.

More Q&As about Personal Branding Photography. 

So what exactly does a personal branding photographer do?

A personal branding photographer takes photographs of small business owners and founders (and your team if you have one) that focus on you as the person behind the brand in a way that shows you professional, relatable, trustworthy and an expert in your field.

Through professional branding photographs, the best personal branding photographers can help you create images that make you stand out and be perceived as authority in your industry.

Apart from that immediate, elevated perception, the photographs tell your audience more about you and, your business in a visual way.

By seeing you, your style, how you present yourself, your brand aesthetics and your overall vibe, the audience feels connected to you. This helps them like and trust you, which means they are more likely to buy from you. 

Do I need Personal Branding Photography?

If you want to be visible, encourage people to show interest and build a customer base for your brand, having an impactful first-impression is critical. A personal brand photographer can help you achieve that with impactful photographs. 

Photographs that portray you in your best light, and in a position of confidence, allow people to see you and get a feel for what you stand for. As a result they feel like they can trust you, which is the first step in the customer journey. 

In practical terms, a personal branding photographer can help you express visually your brand elements, style, colour and your brand voice, through body language, choice of clothing, poses and the environment around you.  

Doing it through photographs means it is much quicker than words and text.

Can I use my phone?

Of course for the occasional selfie and “behind the scenes” stories that share more about your brand. 

For a more curated and professional look, a professional branding photographer in London or the UK depending where you are, can help with their artistic vision, skills, eye for attention, and experience in composition and lighting to produce compelling results for your brand.

Where is the best location if I work from home?

If you work from home and your office is not the place you want to show in your brand photographs, worry not there are plenty of other options.

A photography studio can be great, with clean backgrounds and other lifestyle set-ups.

An aesthetically pleasing rented space is another option. It can be on airbnb, in a hotel, gallery or some other rented space.

How do I find a personal brand photographer?

To find the right personal brand photographer for you, search for personal branding photographer near me, personal brand photographer London or personal brand photographer UK, which will give different names and photographer profiles depending on where you are.

I would suggest going through the different profiles and portfolios to get a feel if you think you are a good match for each other. 

After all it is an investment and you should feel it is money extremely well spent that will allow you to grow your brand and business further

There are many amazing and talented photographers that are committed and want you to have a great experience and fabulous photographs you can use for your business. Choose the one that feels right for you. 

How long does a session last?

A Personal Branding Photoshoot with me, includes hair and make-up and lasts from half a day to a full day.

Half a day is 4 hours. Full day is 6-7 hours (don’t worry we will have a break for luch).

However it is at the pre-shoot consultation stage, we will determine the length of your photoshoot depending on what your vision is and how much content you want to create.

I am not photogenic, how will you get good pics of me?

As a personal brand photographer I work with a lot of people who don’t feel photogenic.

Part of my creative approach is to go through the branding process and clarity questionnaire followed by some body work during the session.

My aim is to make you feel relaxed and while I shoot, we have a conversation and I invite you to try different positions and angles, from which I spot the best ones.

I also use lighting to enhance your looks. One thing I have learned through the years I have been doing photoshoots, is to keep it light-hearted and fun while also doing the work.

Most of the time people reach the end of the session feeling much more relaxed and confident.

What should I wear?

We will brainstrom together the outfits for the session, with the different looks and styles at the consultation stage.

Usually clients wear a number of outfits, something smart and professional, something casual, and something more creative, an accent colour or what makes you feel good, at ease and confident.