Does My Personal Branding Shoot Need to Be In a Studio?
The location of your personal branding shoot helps tell your story. It will also play a role in the first impression you create and what type of audience you attract.
When you think about personal branding photography, a studio setting may be what comes to mind. However, this is only one of the many options that you can choose from. Let’s take a closer look at personal branding photography session location options.
Do you feel that your home office visually represents your personal brand? Then it’s perfect for personal branding shoot. Give people an inside view of how you spend your day. Plus, if you want a more relaxed, personal feel. You can even include your pet in a few of the shots. It all depends on the messaging you want to send. Just make sure that your home office has lots of natural light for the best photos.
A photography studio is still a great location for a personal branding shoot. It offers a very professional setting and you get to take advantage of your photographer’s equipment. If you do want to change things up, find out whether you can bring in your own props and furniture. Most photographers already offer sessions at their studio, so you might not need to pay additional fees for the location.
Apartment or AirBnb
There are so many beautiful apartments and guest houses that can be used for your personal branding shoot. If you know someone who has a great apartment or you’ve seen a nice location on Airbnb, this can be a good option for your shoot. It’s also ideal if you would prefer a more private setting for your photo session.
Cafes and Restaurants
If you would prefer an atmosphere with a vibe, why not arrange a shoot at a coffee shop, café or restaurant? Do be sure to speak to the owner of the establishment first.
If your personal brand is more adventurous, an outdoor location could be ideal. Whether this is in the city, in a park or somewhere more mountainous, there is no rule that says you can’t take personal branding photos at an outdoor location. Plus, the backdrop opportunities are endless.
As you can see, there are multiple options, over and above a studio, that you can use as a location for your personal branding shoot.
Jan Pelton Photography