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With 10 years sales and marketing experience, and an MBA from the Foster School of Business, I know photography for your business is more than a good photo. The images need to align with your brand, your business pillars, and resonate with your target market too.
The photographer/MBA combination is an an unlikely career path, but one that fulfills me tremendously. I love being an artist and a small business owner. The pairing happens to work beautifully for my corporate clients too.
My commercial work has ranged from classic headshots for LinkedIn, office and team photos for law firms, dental practices, and insurance brokerages, to work with commercial fishermen, wineries, sustainable trailer startups, business coaches, food bloggers and bakers. If you have a small business in Seattle or the Pacific Northwest, and are in need of photography, please inquire for a custom quote.
Book online! A quick and painless 20 minute sesion in my SODO studio or at one of my outdoor locations. Rather than forced or awkward poses, I direct with prompts like “tell me about your kids/recent trip/favorite vacation” which makes the experience enjoyable, and the photos more personable.
These usually include an individual headshot for each member of the staff, a team photo or two, and some office interiors and/or “working candids” (meeting with a client or patient, etc.) if needed. Can be classic look-at-the-camera, candid style, or a mix of both. Please email for a custom quote.
For an individual needing more than a standard headshot. Usually an hour (more if we use 2 locations), we get a mix of look-at-the-camera and candid shots. Includes a variety of backgrounds, and outfit changes if you like. The goal is a library of images to be used for your website, blog, and social media.
As a natural light photographer, I love photographing beautiful food, and the chef behind it. I offer sessions for food bloggers, social media accounts, and general food projects.
I offer packages where we do a number of quick sessions throughout the year to get you a continuous supply of image content for your social medai. An example series: business portraits in studio, office/workspace session, engaging with a customer, and a more personal outdoor session (hiking, exploring Seattle, etc.). Inquire for a custom quote.
The “other” category! I’ve photographed wind turbine fields for a renewable start up, sustainable camper trailers in a forest setting, and a commercial fisherman on his custom charter boat. If you need photos for your small business, please inquire!
I just need a quick headshot, how do I book?
Through my online scheduler. Just choose studio or outdoor, fill out the form and input payment information. You will not be charged until the day of your session.
We need office headshots, a group photo, and some others. What is the cost?
Because the scope and style of each project is so different, I do custom quotes for these packages. A quick 30 minute package for 4 people starts at $650, for reference. Use the form below to submit a quote request.
What types of businesses do you photograph?
I’ve worked with medical offices (dental, physical therapy), financial and law firms, food brands (bakers, food bloggers), and other small business (calligraphers, yoga instructors, business coaches). I specialize in small to mid-size businesses, and am open to most any industry.
Do we get the digital files?
Yes. Images are delivered in hi res, SRGB color profile, JPEG format via a password-protected online gallery. I include some black and white versions when inspired. The images are yours to use on your website, blog, or social media. Because I retain the copyright, written permission is required when submitting to publications such as magazines or business journals.
Can our marketing department edit the images if needed?
Cropping for websites and marketing materials is allowed, yes. How I compose, light, and edit the image comprise the finished art so please do not edit the images beyond scaling/cropping. If you need custom edits or additional tweaks, I am happy to help.
What do we need to do to prepare for our session?
Consult your web designer and marketing department.
Many web designs include full-width banner imagery, which requires me to shoot farther back to make the crop work. Additionally, they may want me to shoot vertical or horizontal depending on how they’ll design the headshot/about page. Consider your brand, target market, and audience. What will they expect to see? Classic, look at the camera portraits or more candid imagery? I can do both styles, but choose the one that fits your business best.
What should we wear?
If your website will have a particular color palette, the clothing colors in the photo shoot should coordinate. For example, a white/grey/blue color web layout would clash with red or bright colored clothing.
In terms of formality, that’s usually driven by your industry. Suits and formal attire are common for law offices, real estate, and consulting firms, but a blogger, author, or outdoor company would be better represented by causal attire or activewear. I have a talented stylist on retainer should you need her services.