our approach, pricing & process

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Having more time together than a standard headshot allows lets us take a holistic team approach to putting your best foot forward in the marketplace. We begin with a comprehensive brand audit, followed by a clear pre-session moodboard and blueprint, edit and curate with bespoke toning and intent, and offer optimization and integration services to ensure your visual messaging is on point for you ideal client avatar.

Personal brand photography is the art of capturing the heart of your unique personality and brand promise beyond words. We’ll convey both your expertise and give your clients a glimpse of the full person beyond your performative self.

Whether you're an author, coach, speaker, healer, teacher, musician, luminary or conscious influencer, having aligned, authentic imagery can really open doors without you having to say a word. I live for conveying the ineffable and finding ways to evoke your divinity and walk away with something to show for it. That may take the form of a photograph, video, or a more embodied and expressed sense of all you aspire to be. You will feel it and your clients will too. 

Our Approach

The First Rule of Beauty is Truth." --Peter Lindbergh

~ Four Hours social media/Lifestyle and Headshots.
Great for Small Teams & Influencers.
~ pre-session scout and consult, moodboard, stylist,
~ Gallery of 200+ Selects 
~ Ten fully Retouched Selects
~ May be split Over Two Days

shooting star

~ 2 Hours Expanded Branding/Small Team Imagery.
~ 30 min. Personal Planning Consult.
~ gallery of Top 100+ High Res Selects.
~ Seven Fully Retouched Selects.

heart & Soul

~ 60 minute Portrait/headshot session.
~ Pre-session Style Guide and Discovery Form.
~ Up to three outfits
~ Gallery of top 60-75 High Res selects.
~ Three Fully Retouched Selects

the luminary

Prop + Fashion Styling, On Set Hair and Makeup and Video Available

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Day Rate, Nonprofit Rate, and Volume Headshot Pricing Available

Eva h, Executive Coach

That guy who made the photo is SO TALENTED!!! I am getting so many compliments, it is already embarrassing...not really;)

Jasen E, Author and Thought Leader

He puts a lot of effort into getting to know you and the purpose of your project before the shoot. I love his willingness to collaborate and think creatively. He makes the session itself fun and his edits on the finished image is world class.

Courtney Smith

Doug provided great direction while also allowing me to just 'be' so that he could capture my true essence. And the library of photos that I received afterward is more than I could have ever dreamed! Will definitely solicit Doug's services again!

Tailored and bespoke branding images require extra planning, thought and intention. We will guide you through our alignment/brand discovery process to both find ways to catalyze and elevate your brand and fill any gaps or missing pieces that may be diluting or adding noise to your message.

Discovery Session

Step 1

While we offer three branding packages that meet most personal and company branding needs, we can mix and match and add video, various types of styling and locations to match your exact needs. Extras include hair and makeup, studio and green screen rental, voice and somatic coaching, and prop and fashion styling.

Choose your Packages & Extras

Step 2

We use moodboard software to gather images, color swatches, music and even music and video to convey/capture the look and feel of what you and your clients will most resonate with.

Gather ideas & inspiration

Step 3

The creative session day is pre-scripted with a planning timeline, supplies and location sequence so you don't need to muss or fuss. We will help with the movement/breath, music, noshables, stretching and other techniques to keep you relaxed and your energy level and mood high. 

Rock the Session Locations

Step 4

Using our moodboard and discovery questionnaire allows us to create multiple visual vignettes/stories and we filter through those with rigor on huge color-calibrated monitors to ensure your images are sharp, professional, on point and exactly conveying your brand message. We deliver only the curated selects so what you receive is all thriller and no filler.

We Cull, Edit & Tone to Suit

Step 5

We use a private/online sharable and ratable online gallery with a slideshow and other tools to help you choose and download your initial favorites to flag for retouching and online/promotional use.

Images delivered

Step 6

illuminating that which is already and always present..BEYOND AMBITION
photos by doug ellis |  design  by foil & Ink