Branded images for a primary color loving, process driven entrepreneur

Branded images for a primary color loving, process driven entrepreneur

Session Location: Supply in Manheim and Lancaster County NW River Trail. Creating images with personality for a business that is all about technology and systems and works with clients almost 100% online is a challenge. When so much of the clients work happens through in-depth thought processes it becomes even more of a challenge. Clients…

Jenny and her service dog Benny inspire others through their art

Jenny and her service dog Benny inspire others through their art

“I want my art to inspire people to respect those with disabilities, to help us all treat one another with understanding and compassion.” Jenny Riddle Jenny Riddle and her service dog, Benny, are both painters. Since birth Jenny has had a genetic condition called Williams syndrome, which causes medical problems, especially with her heart, and…

Nobody Chooses Cancer | Powerful Women Portraits

Nobody Chooses Cancer | Powerful Women Portraits

Cancer crashes into your life and knocks you over. All of your well laid plans for the coming weeks and month come to a stand still as you grapple with the reality of what just hit you. This past week I was privileged to document a part of my friend Nicole’s story in stunning, powerful portraits. I wanted to create images that portray the many facets of emotions you might go through on a day to day or week to week basis. I wanted to create images that allow you a glimpse into the soul of a woman fighting cancer.

Relax, it’s just a camera!

Relax, it’s just a camera!

How would you describe your comfort level in front of a camera on a scale of 1-10? Ten means that you can’t get out of bed in the morning quick enough to be in front of the camera and strike a pose. You absolutely love this experience and it makes you feel amazing. One on the other hand means that as soon as you see a camera you run as fast as you can. Hiding is your first instinct as you cringe at the thought of having your picture taken.

How to create Facebook graphics with your own personal branding images

How to create Facebook graphics with your own personal branding images

You finally have your gallery in hand from your personal branding session. You look at the images that were created just for you. You get all excited about finally using those new images on your website and in promoting your business on all of your social media platforms. Then it hits you. You’re stuck! How do you actually get those messages and special promos you see other brands so effortlessly push out onto your own images?

It’s time to chill, grab a glass of wine and sit down at your computer. Here is my simple checklist of information you want to have at the ready:

How much makeup is right for your headshot?

You booked a headshot session and are looking through your closet to find the perfect outfit to complement your eye color and face shape. You style your hair and add jewelry to pull your outfit together. You want to look your best so your portrait will show your beautiful self and ooze confidence. Your headshot is your calling card, it needs to make a good first impression.

STOP! Aren’t you forgetting something? Your face deserves special care as well.

Watching a potter work makes for a fascinating lifestyle branding session


Have you ever had the chance to watch a potter at work? As soon as Karen touched the clay I could see her demeanor change. A light went on in her eyes, her fingers came to life as they touched and formed and smoothed the clay into shape. You could just feel that Karen loves working the clay. That to me is what personal branding photography is all about. It is way more than a basic headshot or product image. Getting to the core of your business and telling your story from the heart is what makes these images so powerful.