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Lifestyle, Personal Branding

May 14, 2019

Jackie | A personal branding session

photo business-owner, Jackie Hess, smelling doterra essential oils in her bedroom.I Love Personal Branding!

Jackie Hess, a mom of three and a full time business owner, contacted me about a branding session a couple of weeks ago. Turns out a mutual friend (and fellow essential oil lover!) referred her to me! I was super excited to be able to help her with her website content for her wellness-based essential oil business! I actually really have been wanting to break into personal branding photography for some time now, and this was a perfect opportunity.

When consulting with Jackie, we had originally planned somewhere outdoors with lots of greenery. Well the day before the scheduled session, LOTS of rain was in the forecast (I know, go figure) and she asked if we could do them in her home! I was a little unsure at first, because I definitely focus my work on outdoor portraiture. However, all uncertainty flew out the window when she sent over a photo of her home office. HECK YES!!!

So. Much. Natural. Light.

I arrived in the morning to the most gorgeous, magazine-worthy home I had ever step foot in! She has amazing taste and I walked around in AWE while secretly planning to somehow move in! LOL JK 🙂 maybe… haha. So after a tour of her stunning home, we then decided to start some photos of her in her office, and soon after her friend, Mary arrived! Mary agreed to help Jackie as being a “client” in her photos! We all had great conversation and reflected on Mother’s Day. Oh and Mary totally got a relaxing massage out of it!

Afterwards, Jackie and I headed up to her gorgeous bedroom and took a few pictures in there, followed by some in the kitchen! As a lover of oils myself, I also love to cook, diffuse, massage, basically EVERYTHING with these amazing oils. Jackie’s main focus of her work is the emotional benefits of essential oils, and how healing they can be to the mind. She hosts classes, too!

This branding session has certainly been my favorite session ever. As much as I love outdoor portraits, being inside a beautiful home with the perfect amount of windows is truly amazing for photography! Because of my style, light rules ALL!


PS: If you’re interested in your own branding session for content for social media/websites, please send me a message! I am truly loving this type of work!

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  1. Alecs says:

    I love this branding session! I feel like i know her and her business so well just from the photos!

  2. April hunt says:

    Oh I love this so much! I have been interested in learning more about branding photography sessions myself, so this was super helpful. I love how tailored it was to her unique set of talents and her work. Thank you so much for sharing. Beautiful pictures!

  3. These are fantastic!! Love the light and the variety of images. your clients is going to love these. and yay another branding photographer, i offer this to my clients too!

  4. Mandy says:

    What a great branding session Ashley!!

  5. Alisha says:

    Beautiful images! Every business needs some great branding!

  6. Jen says:

    How fun!!!! I love this! Love those oils too1 I have a few of them and I love them. 🙂

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