headshots & personal branding

The corporate headshot has evolved. Today, it is very contemporary, highly styled and it needs to immediately set you apart from your competition. This type of “Personal Branding” is perfect for Lawyers, Doctors, Real Estate Agents, Business Owners & Executives, Authors, Creators, Bloggers, Artists, Designers and Musicians alike. 

It is also equally important that your style matches your brand, or type of business, to show your brand’s personality.

Financial Planners
Personal Trainers
Sales Representatives

Builders Restauranteurs Developers
Journalists Therapists
Lawyers Photographers

Everyone ­
Real Estate Agents ­
­Entrepreneurs ­
Interior Designers
Make-up Artists

Who needs A Head shot & Branding?

Financial Planners
Personal Trainers
Sales Reps


The best time to photograph your Maternity Session is between 27-33 weeks.  

However, if it's not your first pregnancy, I do recommend booking your photoshoot earlier.  25-30 weeks.

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Sessions take place in my studio located in downtown, Jacksonville, Florida. I'm always happy to discuss other options like outdoor spots around Jacksonville, boutique hotels, in-home sessions or B&B's that may offer a certain style to best suit your vision.

And I'm ALWAYS open to discussing Destination Sessions!

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I offer an extensive wardrobe with beautiful silks, skirts and wraps, along with some original creations and designer gowns. I am happy to consult and guide you to what will be best for your session. Once your photoshoot is confirmed, I will send a wardrobe guide with helpful links and we can discuss what's in the studio closet.

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Yes, I take privacy very serious. After your session, I upload photos to my editing programs and then delete images from my SD card. I do all my editing in a private location OR images are outsourced to a private contracted editor. After your Ordering Session, I move all purchased photographs to a secure external hard drive where they will stay, archived. I keep them archived in the event there is ever a time that your gallery should need to be resurrected. All other images are deleted within 30 days of the Ordering Session.

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No, I will not share anything unless it is approved by you.  After your Ordering Session, I will send you an approval sheet of images you may wish to share and a contract.  You can decide to share them all, some or none.  I will honor whatever your decision may be.

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The Ordering & Reveal Session is a same day service that is offered at the end of your photoshoot.  You will be able to view images and make selections based on your package that day.  After, your images are uploaded for professional retouching and layout design for any products.

This process allows for a speedier turnaround on products for clients! It's exciting you don't have to wait to see them!

If for any reason there is a time constraint, a Zoom meeting to be scheduled in place of the same day service.

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It will only be you and Stacey, and possibly an assistant, depending on the package and what is discussed at your consultation. 

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For maternity sessions, I am open to including your significant other in the session. This is something I am happy to discuss with you further if you are interested.

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YAY!! This will be such an amazing thing that you do to reflect back on this time! You can contact the studio to discuss booking or your can book online HERE.

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How much does it cost?

I am offering a headshot/personal branding promotion package for just $300. The total value is over $750. You're more than welcome to bring a colleague or business partner for additional $150 each. 
You will receive:
Pre-consultation with me to discuss how you want to be photographed, what locations, wardrobe, etc.
Hair and makeup on the day of the photo shoot 
Fully guided professional photo shoot where I will pose you down to your expression and fingertips. We will shoot in the studio or on location so you can experience a full branding photoshoot
At your reveal and ordering session, you will have the opportunity to purchase a portfolio or images or choose your favorite headshot.
You will see all your beautiful photographs, choose your complimentary image and under no obligation to purchase more but trust me, you will love them all.
Your photos or a video interview will be published in social media so you can tell the world about your business with links to your business and offerings on our blog. 

Can a headshot be considered personal branding?
Kind of. Think of Personal Branding as an extension of your headshot. It is a portfolio of images customized to say who YOU are. Not just a cookie cutter photo on a white background cropped like your DMV photo.
Well, in case you haven't noticed there are quite a few platforms which cross reference each other and there's no getting around it! If an employer is looking at your LinkedIn Profile, I guarantee they are looking at:

Your social media accounts: Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter
Your website, blog, about me page, contact page
And you may even be requested to submit a photo for a conference or speaking engagement

Personal branding involves one or several photos that are more than just head and shoulders. These photos let your personality shine through, give people a glimpse of who you are AND give you the chance to stand out in a sea of corporate headshots, so your clients take notice. 
Who are these shoots for? Realtors, mortgage brokers, attorneys, corporate business professionals, biotech scientists, tech developers, startups and entrepreneurs, life coaches, massage therapists, even actors and online dating clients.

How It Works
1. On the day of your consultation we will discuss exactly how the package works and you can ask any unanswered questions you might have. In addition, I want to learn more about you, your personal style and your upcoming career goals for your personal brand/business.
2. We will work closely to choose the most flattering options for your hair and makeup styles as well as your wardrobe selection. We also may pull from Pinterest and other websites for inspiration. Together we will decide on locations to use as backdrops in San Francisco. 
3. On the day of your shoot, I will do everything in my power to make you feel as comfortable, calm and beautiful as possible while directing you into the most flattering of poses. Your hair and makeup will be styled to perfection (men too) - so much so that you might want to book a night on the town afterwards!
4. After your photoshoot, you'll be invited back to the studio to look over all the breathtaking images. During this time, you'll select your favorites of the bunch. You'll also receive an extensive dropbox folder of the images and a portfolio to take your career to the next level.
5. Once you've selected all your favorite photos, that's a wrap! You will receive everything from the shoot via DropBox. We are also happy to help you size your images for your personal social media platforms, website, or even a high-profile magazine that might feature your company! 

Headshots & Personal Branding

What’s the payoff for having a powerful personal brand?

builds credibility
shows your true self
connects you with your target audience
sets your apart from your competition
gives you a consistent brand message across all platforms
represents your message and values
builds confidence

What does your style say about you? Do you wish to look friendly and approachable? Trustworthy and dependable? Artistic and creative? Professional and skillful? Let’s talk about what image you’d like to portray to the world through your marketing whether it is; Corporate Executive, Business Casual or Brand Specific. Solopreneur to CEO... Emerald Photography is ready for you.

What does your style say about you?





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