Thinking about a personal branding photoshoot and living in and around Bristol? When is the optimum time to schedule it into your plans?
You’re committed to taking your business to the next level.
You know what you do and you’re raring to go, so you decide to get a website built and you need photos…. Right?
Do you know the difference between business headshots, business portraits and personal branding sessions?
If not, you may be missing a trick as what you need may be dependent on where you are in your business. A select ion of killer headshots in my studio are less expensive than a full-blown personal branding session on location. Obviously. So how do you know what you need? You could start by genning up on the differences here and then read on….
Your complimentary exploratory call
I’m honest to a fault and if you enquire about booking a session with me I’m going to make sure that you’re booking the right one for your business stage and also your budget (those pesky things that dampen our exciting plans on a daily basis!). Of course I want to offer you the shiny amazingly exciting full personal branding session. They’re awesome. IF the timing is right for you.
When isn’t the best time?
You aren’t exactly sure who your ideal client is yet
You haven’t decided the ways in which you’re going to work with them
You haven’t nailed down your brand (logo, font, colours, key words and messages)
If you are just starting out and you’re finding your feet still, do you really truly and wholeheartedly know exactly what your business is going to be by the end of the year? When I started out I thought I was going to be a tiny fraction of what I am now. My business evolved into something that was more me than I could have envisaged at the start. Could this be the case for you?
If so, do you need to invest in a full personal branding session right now? Or could some amazing headhsots or business portraits serve you better and allow you to bolt-on the personal branding session in the future?
It’s not all about you…
Who am I kidding? Of course it is!! But what I mean is, do your clients buy from you purely because of you or do you have a team? Do you all work out of a set location (or remotely) and not meet clients face to face? If so, do you need a full branding session or would you be better off with a group business headshot session and some amazing team photos?
You are your business and you work with clients in a variety of ways/services
This is where personal branding sessions kick rear-ends. It’s ALL about you. You are your brand. Your session will tell your business story, who you work with, how, where and when. It’s your chance to get your website to sell you as the perfect solution to your clients needs.
If this post has started you thinking about when the right time to invest in your brand photography would be then I’m glad. My business motto is people over profit and if turning you away because I feel you waiting a bit longer would offer you better value, I will. If you’d like to run your thinking past me then you know where I am!