Branding and Product Photography
Do you have a story to tell? Whether it's the story of how you create your dishes from long-ago family recipes, or how you started your skincare line in your home kitchen, or how you help your clients thrive and grow, I'm here to help you tell your visual story.
We'll work together to capture your creations and brand in the best light. During our first consult, we'll talk about your why and what you want your photos to say to your viewers.
Maybe it's the story of how you grew those tomatoes from seedlings to sauce, or how you want everyone to feel confident and capable while wearing your designs. Maybe it's simply "Look at what I made/did/wrote - isn't it amazing?!"
(Yes, yes it is, and so are you!)
Your story is important because it's yours. I'm here to help you tell that story through compelling and scroll-stopping imagery.
Let's work together to create your visual story!
Documenting your passion is a passion of mine.
I photograph you, your products, your story in my home studio, a shared studio or at a location of your choosing.
Remote collaboration is available (contact the studio for more details).
• pre-session consult including a brand presentation
• private mood board on Pinterest
• help with sourcing props and models
• brand specific color props and backdrops
• a collection of brand specific Hero Shots
• add-ons available: stylists, e-commerce on clean white background, background removal
• stop motion video available to add-on to any session
Pricing will vary based on your specific project.
We understand that everyone has different budgets for photography.
That's why we're happy to work with you to create a custom session that fits your needs and budget.
We'll start by talking to you about your brand or business and what you're hoping to achieve with your photography.
Then, we'll work together to create a plan that includes the right number of photos, the right locations, and the right style.
We know that photography can be a big investment, but we also believe that it's an investment that's worth making. That's why we're committed to helping you get the most out of your photography budget.
Not sure what your budget should be?
No problem! We're happy to help you figure that out.
We'll talk to you about your goals and your budget, and we'll work together to create a plan that fits your needs.
All-inclusive brand/product sessions begin around 2700.
Simple brand/product sessions or refreshes begin around 800.
For more information please read through the Frequently Asked Questions below:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your experience?
I'm a storyteller with a camera.
I've been photographing people and brands since 2002, and I've always been fascinated by the stories behind the images.
What inspired you to start your business? What's your passion? What makes your products unique?
I want to help you share your story with the world in a way that is both visually stunning and emotionally resonant. I'll work with you to create images that capture the essence of your brand and your message.
What do you want the world to see?
Is it your passion for creating beautiful products? Your commitment to using sustainable materials? Your dedication to helping others?
Whatever it is, I want to help you share it with the world. Let's work together to create images that will inspire, inform, and connect with your audience.
What types of commercial photography do you offer?
- Real estate Photography
- Interior Design Photography
- Culinary Photography
- Food and Drink Photography
- Cocktail and Mocktail Photography
- Cookbook Photography
- Product Photography
- Brand Photography and Small Business Photography
- Professional Content Creator for Social Media
What types of lighting do you use to capture images?
The look and feel of your photos is important to the success of your brand.
That's why I use a variety of lighting techniques to create the perfect look for your project.
Natural light is often the best option for capturing a natural and relaxed look. However, if you're looking for a more dramatic or stylized look, I can use professional studio strobes or constant lighting to create the desired effect.
Before we start shooting, we'll discuss your goals for the project and what kind of look you're trying to achieve. This will help me determine the best lighting techniques to use.
In some cases, we may want to use very minimal lighting and processing to create a clean and simple look. Other times, we may want to use a more complex lighting setup to create a more dramatic or stylized look.
The goal is to create photos that accurately reflect your brand and its values. By working together, we can create the perfect lighting for your project and tell your brand's visual story.
Here are some additional benefits of working with me:
•I have years of experience in using a variety of lighting techniques.
•I'm passionate about helping brands create the perfect visual identity.
•I'm committed to providing you with the best possible value for your photography budget.
What is your process when it comes to photographing my project?
How We'll Get Started
We'll start by chatting online or over the phone. This is a great way to get to know each other and discuss your photography project.
If you're local to the Sacramento area, we can meet in person. There are many great coffee shops and dessert places where we can chat and brainstorm.
If you're not local, we can use video conferencing apps like FaceTime or Zoom. This is a great way to discuss your project and make sure we're all on the same page, even if we're not in the same room.
I'm also happy to travel to your place of business. I've worked with clients all over California and New England, and I'm always up for an adventure.
Here are some additional benefits of working with me:
•I'm a great listener and always willing to go the extra mile for you.
•I'm passionate about photography and I love helping people tell their stories through images.
•I'm committed to providing the best (and fun) experience!
I'm excited to hear about your photography project!
Do you do the retouching yourself or do you send them out to a professional retoucher?
All photos are sent out to my professional retouching team.
I take care of the photos and my team of professional retouchers will take them to the next level.
They have the expertise to polish your shots so your final photos look amazing.
What are the usage rights for my photos?
Usage fees and licenses are based on the details of your photo project and requirements.
We will detail the usage for websites, marketing purposes social media presence, etc.
Most photo sessions include basic usage and licenses, allowing use for most typical marketing and social media applications.
All specific usages and fees will be discussed in detail with the studio, before moving forward and creating your photo contract.
About your project
Below are some of the questions I will ask you when you contact the studio about documenting your brand’s story.
Not every question below may pertain to your specific niche, however it’s always good to have basic idea of the things you should think about before going forward with any photo project.
Photography is an expensive and important part of your brand’s puzzle.
In order to get the most out of your photo session, it’s always good to go over specifics before the photo project begins.
It isn't as simple as just showing up and taking some quick photos.
What is the emotion, feeling or vibe you want to evoke with your images?
Think about your business and what feeling it is you wish to project to your potential and existing clientele.
Based on these feelings, the images I capture should fully express that clear vibe.
Are there any cliches in your industry you are trying to avoid?
There are loads cliches out there for every brand and business. If the cliche works for your business and brand I say, embrace it!
However, if your business leans more towards the daring or unique, thinking outside of the box and creating imagery that speaks to that, will better illuminate your hard work.
What type of demographic are you trying to attract?
Think about your current clients, or the clientele you are wishing to attract.
Who is your ideal client? What do they love about you and your business?
Let’s work together to highlight that love, that very thing that keeps bringing or will bring those clients to you.
I want your clients to fall in love with you and your offerings.
Let’s shine a light on that love affair!
What do you like about the reference images you sent to me?
Have you been saving images to your phone or Pinterest, with thoughts and ideals of how other brands present their story?
Feel free to share those with me.
We can arrange sharing links and folders through Airdrop or Google Drive.
When we get together (in person, or via phone/video) we can talk about what it is that attracted you to this collection of visuals.
What is it about these images that resonates with you?
What are the things you HAVE to have in the images?
For some brands, you may only need to show a whisper of something to adequately get your audience interested in the story you have to tell: a portion of fabric, the curves of a table leg, the way the light plays across your pie crust.
Or maybe its showcasing your full line, label, bottles and all. Maybe having you in the image is pivotal in telling your story properly.
I will be sure to talk with you about every aspect of your project, so that we have a solid blueprint for your photo session before we begin work.
How much TOTAL time will the client have for makeup, hair, stylist, and photo shoot?
Think realistically about how much time you will need for your photo session. Will you or the models hired need professional makeup and hair?
Typically we would want those professionals on-set in order to help with fly-aways and shine during the session.
How many products or dishes will you need photographed? Each image can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day to create.
Depending on the complexity of the photos needed and the styling involved, think about how much time you truly need to be sure you capture everything you wish to capture the day of your session. I would rather have it planned to add a little extra padding to our day, and be finished early, rather than trying to race against the clock to cram in everything that needs to be documented.
Once we have discussed the needs and the flow of you photo session, we can talk about how much time each image will take, therefore avoiding any stress on production day.
How many people will be on set from your team?
Will you be bringing along an assistant, someone to care for and keep track of your products or dishes, will there be someone there to handle set-design and styling of your clothing, food, interior?
Or will it only be yourself?
Knowing a round about number of people who will be onset will help keep stresses down and anxieties low.
It will also allow me to secure the proper studio space, if we are not working at your location, and have the correct amount of assistants on hand to help with the photography aspect of the day.
When is your soft deadline and when is your hard deadline?
You may need these images in time to make your new website live, introduce a new product to your line, or you may be looking to refresh your current content on social media.
We will discuss these details in depth and get a good soft and hard deadline for when you need your images delivered.
Working within these parameters will allow enough time to send images out to a professional retoucher or re-work an existing image, and still make certain we are well within your deadline dates.
I am so looking forward to discussing your project in more detail!
Feel free to contact the studio anytime at 916-282-9184 or email.
Excited to help you share your visual story with the world!