STAND OUT. CONNECT. GROW YOUR BRAND.
my name is allison clark and I am a brand photographer.
I am a business owner just like you. My happy place is helping you stand out visually online, to attract, connect and engage your audience and, grow your business. When you launch something, promote something, hit a goal, I am happy-dancing right along with you! When you work with me, it's like having a bonus team member who is genuinely invested in you and your wins.
By photographing a series of "stories" about you, your brand, your products+services, your space, your team [and so on] we will build your very own custom stock photography library of images you can use to up level your print + digital marketing. You'll use these images on your website, in your newsletters, blogs, print + digital marketing, and best of all, you will have LOADS of content for your social media feeds. No more spending hours scrambling about what to post and taking a million selfies hoping to get one that works!
Let's grab a coffee and jump on a zoom call, I would love to hear all about YOU, your business, how you are doing right now and where you want to go next.
"Marketing is like asking someone out on a first date, branding is why they say yes."
- ren jones
building your brand
You might not know it, but YOU are the greatest assest to your brand and YOU are one of the main reasons that clients are going to be attracted to your offering, decide to work with your business and ultimately refer + return again and again.
Part of building a brand that people can identify with is personalizing it. Especially if you are in a saturated industry (hello, I'm a photographer I can relate!), you need to stand out with clear identifiers that people can relate to and remember.
So that means it's time for YOU to SHINE!
think beyond the headshot
A headshot shows people what you look like. A brand session shows who you are, what you do and what is important to your brand.
what's a brand session?
A brand session a professional photoshoot designed to tell the STORY of you and your brand.
By telling visual stories of you and your products/services/charity work/community involvement/even aspects of your personal life (if you choose!) followers and potential clients get:
+ a clear vision of your brand
+ build trust that you are the authority in your industry or community
+ find ways to relate and CONNECT with you
Typically in a half/full day shoot we will create up to 3-6 months worth of content images. We'll have a planning zoom call to plan the location(s), style, wardrobe, accessories/props that will compliment your vision. You'll use these images throughout your website, social media and marketing material - think of it as custom stock photography gallery that is just for YOU. You will proceed to conquer the world, I will be your trusty side-kick!
Want some inspiration?
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benefits of a branding session
Get noticed + Stand Out from your competition.
Create custom visual content that is YOURS, not recycled stock photography used by everyone else.
Save time + effort curating content for social media by generate 3-6 months++ of content in ONE 1/2 day session.
Elevate your professional image creating a higher perceived value for your products + services.
Clarify + humanize your brand to attract your ideal clients.
Show clients you are committed to your business by investing in it.
Be seen as the go-to person of authority in your community.
Grow your brand.
Increase your earnings.
Take over the world (or at least your corner of it!).
"You didn't come this far
to only come this far."
how it works
Since every business is different, so is your branding plan.
STEP 1: Let's Chat!
Let's set up a time zoom call - we'll chat, we'll laugh, we'll bond over #entrepreneurlife, you'll tell me about your goals and needs.
I'll explain how I can help and answer any questions you have.
You'll realize the huge potential this can have to speed up your business growth,
streamline your process, reduce all that extra effort you've been spending creating images and content on the fly AND, allow you to plan your posts weeks ahead.
STEP 2: Book it!
Ready to go ahead?
I'll send you a link to your client portal with your online contract, deposit invoice & tips on how to prepare.
We'll sign the contract. You'll pay the deposit by EMT.
We'll virtual High-5!
We'll set a date for your planning meeting.
You'll start a Pinterest board or inspiration file with samples of things you like that are on-brand.
STEP 3: Plan it!
Now the FUN part!
We'll jump on a zoom call to plan your session and ease your mind about "all the things!"
We'll get in sync with your vision and brainstorm story ideas to showcase you, & your brand over the next 3-6 months.
In the end we'll have an action plan - everything from when, where, who, what props we need, clothing suggestions, etc.
...and where we'll get the donuts.
STEP 4: Shoot it!
You'll tell me you hate being photographed.
You'll feel nervous.
I'll make you feel comfy.
We'll take loads of photos and try ideas, you'll pick your favs and I'll photoshop out that stress pimple!
You'll pay your balance and your gorgeous finished gallery will arrive in your inbox. You'll download everything + start sharing on your socials, blogs, websites & marketing campaigns!
You'll realize this was so worth it, and think we'll do it all again real soon.
"What makes you unique, makes you successful."
- william arruda
"You've done such a wonderful job Allison!!! I love all of them, it will be very hard to decide what goes where! Thank you so much again you are so talented and I can't wait to work together again in the future."
- blanka, office evolution
I might be biased, but my clients are the best.
"Thank you so much for making my session with you such a memorable - and fun! - experience, I SO didn't want to get my picture taken but you went above and beyond and I SO appreciate it.
- ann, banyan and finch communications
"Allison, have a look at my website to see how amazing your work looks! I am sooooo happy with my headshots!"
- mary, fresh perspectives coaching & mentoring
- mary, fresh perspectives coaching & mentoring
"Go the extra mile,
it's never crowded."
relaxed + comfortable
You get it. You know it's time to get some professional portraits done. But wait... you don't like having your picture taken.
I hear you. You may feel awkward, don't know what to wear, how to pose, etc. You are probably cringing right now even though you know you need to do this, right? Well, you are in GREAT company - see all those beautiul GENUINE smiles in the gallery above? Yep, they felt the same way, imagine that! That's where I come in...
You'll receive a Getting Ready Guide before your shoot with all kinds of ideas to help you prepare. We'll chat about the look you're going for, I'll help with location ideas and clothing suggestions, etc. Sessions are comfortable and relaxed. During the shoot, we'll laugh, we'll have fun, we'll play music, we'll try different things - whatever it takes! Whether you need 1 or 20 images we will try as many poses as time allows so you have a selection of images to choose the best from in the end.
The main thing I get asked is "can you photoshop out my <insert favourite insecurities here>?" Professional retouching services are included in all packages. The goal is for you to look your best but not a completely plastic, surgically altered version of yourself! I do enhance or minimize if necessary to create the best portrait - we don't want anything to distract from your eyes and smile. At the same time you must look like YOU, after all when you meet with clients they must be able to recognize you!
brand creative + photographer solopreneur
we want similar things (I hope)...
You want to build an on-going relationship with your new and existing clients, and I want to build one with YOU so that as your business grows and changes you have a reliable partner who understands you and is always striving to elevate your brand. I am the team member that you don't have to manage! That means we are going to get to know each other pretty well, and that probably all starts best with a zoom coffee date!
something you should know about me first...
I believe in inclusion and equality for everyone. My services are available to every person celebrating their race, heritage, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. All are welcome with open arms here. Hatred, racism and ignorance of any kind is not tolerated. I am only looking to partner with heart-centered brands and entrepreneurs that support building a strong, safe, anti-racist, inclusive and prosperous community for everyone.
"Stop leaving the big dreams for the millionaires."
Things have changed. Let's figure out how to move forward and maintain our businesses TOGETHER.
Never would I have thought "this" would be a kind of shoot I would need to offer, but I see the need you all have to show visually how you are adapting your businesses and building confidence and awareness so clients will continue to invest in YOU.
"Thank you so much for the images of our work. We do dozens of weddings a season and yours are by far the best images we've ever gotten. Your work is beautiful! We are so excited to feature them at our upcoming wedding show!"
As a small business myself, I know what it's like to budget and prioritize your investments so I have different packages depending on what stage you're at.
Maybe you just need to get started with a head + shoulders shot for your LinkedIn profile, a few times a year I hold a Headshot Mini Session Days - a great way to get a simple, affordable profile pic. Next booking: Tuesday, June 7th.
If you need some versatility in your headshots, more poses, a wardrobe change, need a handful of images for your website, marketing material and social media "intro posts", professional headshot sessions begin at $450.
If you want images to fill up your social media feeds and show who you are and what you do for your clients on your website, showcase your products and services, you are ready for a creative and customized branding session.
1/2 day sessions (ideal for an entrepreneur) begin at $1600.
Corporate headshots for your office begin at $190/per person
for 5 people or more (depending on specs).
Custom packages and retainer services are also available.