Headshots vs Brand Sessions: Whats the difference?

Des Moines Iowa woman brand owner sitting at desk with a computer smiling for headshot

Headshot Sessions:

Let’s start with headshot sessions. This is where we spotlight you. A headshot session is all about showcasing your personality, your professionalism, and your approachability in one single frame. It’s that snapshot that instantly communicates your unique identity to your audience.

What You Can Expect from a Headshot Session:

  • Focus on You: In a headshot session, it’s all about you. We work together to create a stunning, professional image that captures your character and style.
  • Simplicity and Versatility: Headshots are clean, straightforward, and versatile. They’re perfect for social media profiles, business cards, and your website’s “About” page.
  • First Impressions: Your headshot is often the very first impression you make on potential clients. It’s the “handshake” that welcomes them into your world.

Branding Shoots: Telling Your Brand’s Story

Now, let’s dive into branding shoots. These are a different beast entirely, and they’re where the magic of storytelling unfolds. A branding shoot is more about capturing multiple elements that make up your business. It’s an opportunity to reveal the captivating story behind your brand

What You Can Expect from a Branding Shoot:

  • Beyond Headshots: A branding shoot goes far beyond headshots. It’s about creating a visual narrative that showcases your brand’s personality, values, and culture. We utilize more props and daily work items to incorporate in your photos.
  • Immersive Storytelling: Think of a branding shoot as your brand’s novel. It includes behind-the-scenes shots, lifestyle images, product or service features, and so much more.
  • Content Galore: A branding shoot provides you with a treasure trove of content. You’ll have a collection of visuals to use for your website, social media, and marketing materials.

So, which one is right for you? Let’s chat about your brand’s unique needs and create the perfect photo session that tells your story in the most captivating way.

I’m Kirstie, a Des Moines Personal Brand Photographer, if you need updated headshots or a brand session to upgrade your current marketing imagery reach out today!

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I'm Kirstie! Living in Des Moines Iowa with my hubby Todd, our son James and two dachshunds! I'm a Coffee addict and Reality TV junkie.  Working with women owned business owners is my passion and I can't wait to make some magic with you! 

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