“Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.”
Are you still using cellphone pics to promote your business?
What kind of story are you telling your audience with your online personal branding?
Do you look like the professional your ideal client would want to do business with? Or are you winging it with your social media presence by using stock photos, years-old headshots, or poor-quality selfies to promote yourself? Cellphone shots have their place online, but they could be hurting your business and your personal brand.
Each time you "wing it" with selfies you could be hurting your business.
According to research published in "The Journal of Research in Personality," people who post a lot of selfies are perceived by strangers to be "less likable, more lonely, and even have lower self esteem than those who didn’t." But people who post photos of themselves taken by other people are perceived as "more successful, likable and dependable." And strangers said they looked like "they'd make a good friend." As Professional Business Coach Karin Clements (Interact LLC) says "We place a higher value on a photo that a third party felt was worthy of taking."
Not only can selfies give a bad first impression of your business or personal brand, but creating all that content can be very time-consuming! Spending half an hour a day trying to get the perfect selfie angle, scrolling to find the best-looking shot, then cropping and editing adds up to 42 hours per quarter! Let me give you back that workweek by helping you build a collection of fresh images that you can select from and schedule ahead of time, so it's off your mind and to-do list.
Creating social media content can eat up a lot of your valuable time.
Ain't Nobody Got Time For That!
I can help you get that time back, while taking your first impressions to Rockstar Status with personal branding photos that stand out from the crowd!
Hi, I'm Jennifer Wilde.
As a radio personality and actor, I've been telling stories to listeners and viewers for my entire career.
Now, I've become a storyteller in a whole new way, combining my art background, media knowledge and photography skills to create Personal Branding Photos for creative professionals, in any industry. I want to be part of your team and help you tell your story!
I'm based in Denver, Colorado but I love traveling and can come to you wherever you are!
I’ve worked with musicians, DJs, producers, actors, directors and many other creatives; both in my radio and acting careers, and from behind my camera. But you don’t have to be in the entertainment industry to be a Rockstar. You just need to be willing to connect with your online audience in a deeper, more creative way. I'll help you figure out what that looks like for you, and then capture it.
You don’t have to be in the entertainment world to be a rockstar in your business!
People buy from people, not companies.
When you humanize your brand and give your audience the opportunity to take a peek at you being you, it gives you an advantage in business, because (remember the study?) you look like someone who'd make a good friend. And people want to hang out with and buy from their friends.
Your personal brand is the image of you that’s presented to the world: the essence of who you are and what you do.
Stop using the photos of the past to promote yourself today. Save 'em for Throwback Thursday!
It’s time to pay attention to the story your personal brand is telling and take control of how you present yourself to your online audience. That means ditching the old headshots and cellphone snaps and using fresh images that actually connect with your audience, tell your story, and make you look like the star you are.
Personal Brand Photography finds that harmony between who YOU are and what YOUR BRAND is about.
That essence is what we'll capture in your personal brand photos to tell the unique story of you.
I can help you capture all the things there are to love about who you are and what you do, and provide you with a steady stream of new content to post. But you can use your photos in so many other ways beyond social media... websites, signs, book covers, album covers, promotional materials, etc.
The Story Session Plan:
We’ll meet via phone or video chat and dive deep to truly define your brand and the stories you want to tell your online audience. (Don't worry, I won't leave you on your own to come up with a plan. I have some thought-starter questions that will help us get there together.) Then in a fun and relaxing photoshoot, we'll create a collection of images that are all high-quality and on-brand, giving you 3 months (or more) of social media posts that will make you stand out online. Then, that part of your marketing is done and out of the way, and off your mind! And I'll make the whole process enjoyable and work efficiently so you can get back to what you do.
A Personal Brand Photography shoot will:
- Save you the time of having to take selfies or set up timers to shoot yourself.
- Give you back the time you'd spend going through all those shots to find the best ones to post.
- Give you a database of different expressions and emotions that might trigger ideas for future posts.
- Give you the rights to edit them however you like. Add a quote and turn a photo into a meme. Maybe you'll go viral! Having the Commercial Usage Rights to use your photos in your own way is crucial.
- Make you look like the professional you are and show that you are an authority in your industry.
I'd love to become your team member, crafting the story of your personal brand and capturing your story in photos.
I've been on both sides of the camera and I know a photoshoot can be nerve wracking. But I'm skilled at making it easy and fun, even if you usually feel awkward having your photo taken. Capturing your personal brand SHOULD be fun; not a stiff, awkward photo shoot that drags on and on!
Let's show the world who you are and what you do! Just click the button on the bottom of the page to get started.
And check out some of my work in the gallery below:
Here's How It Works
I'll answer any initial questions you have via email, then we can set up a free consultation on the phone or via video chat.
Plan Your Shoot
After our consultation, we'll decide if we're a good fit for each other. If we are, we'll sign the paperwork to make it official, then plan your first photo session.
Get the Shots
On the day of your shoot, we'll review our plan and what stories we're going to tell. Then I'll direct you every step of the way as we create photographs that will resonate with your ideal clients, giving you deeper engagement with your social media audience.
Let's get started telling the story of you!
If you want to grow your personal brand and connect with your audience in a deeper way, I'd love to be a member of your team and help you.
Prices start at $3500 for full Story Session shoots. And I offer a $1000 mini-shoot option for a limited number of first-time clients.
I only have room to work with 12 recurring clients a year, so don't wait.
Click the button below to set up a Discovery Call.
Doin' it for the 'gram...
(Here are the latest goings-on on my instagram feed. See more personal branding shots by following me @jenniferwildephotography)