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A Couple's Branding Photoshoot

One of my favorite shoots of 2020 was with a sweet and easy-going couple who came to me for new LinkedIn headshots.

Stephen was moving into entrepreneurship and his wife, Irina, wanted the opportunity to update her own profile in view of stepping up in her career. They both understood the value of a strong online image but other things always seemed to take precedence, not the least of which was navigating the crazy twists and turns of 2020.

It took a couple of calls but we designed a session that would fit their individual needs and provide enough time to capture a few portraits of them together as well. Like so many of us, they hadn't had professional photos done since their wedding day. So I always encourage my clients to consider including some personal shots for their and their family’s benefit.

Stephen says, Nicolette helped us with everything from selecting the right outfits, choosing the right studio, working around our busy schedules, and pairing us with a stylist who helped us look our best. The actual photo session was a lot of fun, and she helped us both venture outside our comfort zones to create some great images.

Their shoot lasted nearly four hours but for my part, the longer I photographed them the more ideas came to me for creative, editorial style headshots. In particular with Irina who's natural beauty and ease in front the camera lent itself to some lovely results.

Afterwards I culled their images into separate galleries and helped them narrow down the selection to their must-haves. Stephen’s mom and sister even joined us on the final image review to weigh-in on their favorites. The clients chose seven images, which were all retouched in my signature style and provided to them in both print and web ready resolutions.

The rest will stay safely with me in the eventuality they want more later on. Meanwhile, they can showcase great looking, more polished LinkedIn profiles that level-up their online presence as well as some beautiful legacy portraits to cherish for years to come.

To learn more about my personal branding sessions, connect with me at or call 310.622.4580. I'd love to chat about how I can help you build your brand and grow your business or career.

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