Wild Soul Speak | Branding Portraits Pt.1


Ana reached out with a first-of-its-kind request to me. She found me via Instagram and was curious if I was interested in shooting branding photos for her. If you don't know what that is, welcome to the club. I had taken headshots before in the past, but had never done the type of thing she was looking for: she needed photos that not only showed off her beautiful face, but also gave an idea of her work.


Ana is a coach/therapist and badass woman entrepreneur. She is on the quest to develop her personal brand and needed me to capture photos for her website and social media. Everything she does is right up my alley. She works within a huge range as far as clients, mediums and tools go. 


We broke Ana's session into three parts, shot over two different days. This post shows the first part: her studio. She practices (and teaches!) yoga in this space with her personal office being located in the same building. She wanted to be captured in her natural environment and give prospective clients a feel for what a session with her could be like. I love love loved this part of our shoot, because I often am looking for locations to set my subjects in, rather than shooting them in their own space. It was so neat to see her in this room, using her books, tarot/intuition cards and other tools she loves.


She showed me several of her books (if you need book recommendations, she is DEF your woman) and we bonded over our mutual love of crystals and cards. Everything Ana brought to the shoot was incredibly thoughtful. She picked outfits with her website colors in mind and chose props that would make meaningful photos to share on social media.


Stay tuned to see the next part of our shoot and follow Ana on instagram here.