A few years ago, I had an inquiry for a photography job. A friend had started her own Pilates studio and wanted to have beautiful photographs taken of her business.
In addition to photographing her new studio, we also took some nice updated head shots. I knew that her clients would be happy to see a portrait that aptly reflected her own personal beauty and grace.
The rest of the pictures turned out wonderfully. To this day, I still occasionally see them used in her marketing and every time it makes me smile.
And lately, it’s something that I’ve been thinking about more and more. When it comes to businesses, both big and small, what do potential clients see when they search? To be honest, we’ve very much become a social media society and therefore a pleasant and professional presence online is more important than ever.
I’ve been so blessed to have worked with a wonderful store in our town for the past few years. It’s been around since we moved her nearly 14 years ago. But for years and years, I just drove by it, having no idea what was inside.
It all changed one day, when I finally decided to go and check it out. What I found when I walked through the doors, was a delightful shop full of all sorts of treasures.
I struck up a friendship with the owner and to this day do much of my gift shopping there. Last year, I was hired to do a few professional shoots for Eastport’s Little Secret. The owner, Faye, was so happy to have beautiful and updated pictures of her shop and shared that some of her customers would mention coming in because they had seen her products online.
This past year I’ve been working more and more with local businesses.
When talking to them, I continue to hear the same things over and over. As businesses, they want to attract clients and in order to do they, they have to go where people are looking. And again, that is online. So as a photographer, I get to come in and take beautiful pictures of their businesses so that I can show people the amazing services that they offer.
The diversity of the business clients I work with is expanding. Last month I captured pictures for the Riverhead Concert Band.
They were updating their website and Facebook page and wanted pictures taken so that others could see what they were all about. For the record, I had a delightful time shooting this event. They actually play free concerts all throughout the summer and it really was a wonderful experience.
I’ve also gotten jobs updating head shots for businesses. These are two of the instructors at Buddha Beach Hot Yoga (it’s my hot yoga studio as well and I absolutely love it). After taking these shots, the owner used them with her marketing and shared that clients loved seeing these beautiful shots and that it definitely was a positive influence for her studio.
So wrapping all of this up, I wanted to share that this summer, I will be offering limited Business Sessions. I truly believe that having beautiful pictures and visuals for your website, Facebook or preferred method of social media has a great impact and influence on clients and potential clients. People may drive by your business a hundred times and never stop by, but through my Business Sessions, you can show them what you’re all about using the power of a strong and impactful online presence.
The process is simple. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a date. The pricing is $250 for an hour of photography and an online gallery of beautifully edited digital images. These images are downloadable, and yours to use for your website or social media presence. I truly believe that people will be more attracted to professional pictures than simple cell phone shots. Business Sessions are for businesses, both great and small. If you are looking for ways to take the next step towards getting a beautiful and professional presence out there, please message me today!
To see more examples of my Business Photography, please visit my website and click on the “Business” link.