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July 9, 2021

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One of my favorite things about having a Cleveland brand photography business is that I get to meet so many unique business owners. This session with Emily Jones and her team at Photography by Emily Jones was SO much fun. As photographers, a lot of times we have tons of images of our work, but not a ton of images of ourselves. And honestly, some of us prefer being behind the camera instead of in front of it. I totally understand that! You should see me in front of a camera. Without direction, I have no idea what to do, and when I do, it doesn’t feel natural…it actually feels pretty awkward.

But the reality is that us photographers really need images that showcase who we are, not just what we do. If you’re a wedding photographer, you know how much time we spend with our brides – it’s literally the entire day. And the truth is, we usually spend more time with our brides than they do with the groom. So it’s really important to build that connection. I feel like we owe it to our potential brides to allow them to get to know us, not just our work, before they book. They deserve to book a photographer they feel like they know, like, and trust. And one of the best ways to do that is through brand photos – not just cute headshots, but photos that actually showcase who we are, and us in our element.

Emily is one of the sweetest photographers I have ever met. She specializes in newborn and engagement sessions, and she is an actual ray of sunshine – if you’ve met her, you know what I’m talking about!

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When Emily and I first talked, she mentioned that her fiancé and her mom are a very important part of her business. So of course, we made sure to incorporate them into her photos!

One of the things that was really important for Emily was getting a lot of variety. So we achieved that through multiple outfits! As photographers, since we don’t get in front of the camera a whole lot, I feel like it’s super important that when we do, we go ahead and get a lot of variety. That way, it doesn’t look like all of our brand photos were taken the same day! That’s always one of my goals in branding sessions.

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Lastly, we went to Edgewater Park for a few more shots to add some variety. I love this spot for engagement sessions, but I actually loved it for these branding photos too!

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