seattle Branding photographer

it's time to elevate your business

bringing 20 years of marketing strategy to your custom session

for badass business owners like you in Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah, Kirkland, Renton and surrounding Seattle areas

scroll-stopping IMAGES WITH A JOB TO DO

"Kelly is not only a photographer, she's a branding and marketing wizard! If you're wondering if you should work with her, it's a resounding YES!"

—Darci, life & business coach

You're in the right place if:

  • You're a Seattle-area entrepreneur, coach, realtor or creative who wants to show up confidently, knowing their brand images finally match the level of professionalism they bring to the rest of their business
  • You know your social media and website could be working harder for you but you're just too damn busy to create the right content
  • Those iphone selfies and stock images aren't helping set you apart in your industry. You're better than that and you know it.
  • You're ready to grow your business and invest in its success.

imagine ... Saving time while showing up confidently in your marketing.

Feels good, right?

strategically planned brand imagery will uplevel your business

Like it or not, we live in a digital-first world. Your current and future clients form impressions of you within seconds before you ever have a chance to meet.

They need to quickly grasp your products, process and personality... and find points of connection.

Clients don't buy your products or services without first buying into your story. Breaking your unique story down into visual elements is where I can help.

I'm a photographer and a marketing strategist with more than 20 years of experience, serving creatives & entrepreneurs in Sammamish, Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland and the surrounding Seattle areas.

brand & Headshot Pricing

The Game Changer

The Game Changer

Save time & money with a year's worth of content and priority access to my calendar.

- Signature Brand Experience plus 2 update sessions within 12 months
- Professional hair or makeup to boost confidence
- 2 Brand Strategy Sessions

$2950 + tax ($1750 savings)

The Signature Brand Experience

The Signature Brand Experience

This single session investment will give you months of strategically planned marketing content to showcase your products, process and personality.

- Huge variety of images
- 2-3 locations
- Up to 6 looks for seasonal variety
-75 images for commercial use

starting at $1950 + tax

Personal Brand starter session

Personal Brand starter session

This shorter session is great for quarterly updates, exec profiles, or to promote new services. Includes headshots plus 1-2 other layers of personality or process images.

- 2 looks in 1 location.
- 25 images for commercial use

Starting at $1250 + tax

Please Note: Personal branding packages are designed to serve the needs of solopreneurs, authors, podcasters, creatives, and small business owners and is limited to 2 clients per business. For photography needs of larger staff and teams, or more company-focused images rather than personal brand images, please see my custom commercial photography services.

Modern Headshots

Starting at $550 + tax

Headshot sessions start at $550 plus tax.

This includes my expertise in lighting and posing, studio time, 2 outfits and a private gallery of images to choose from.

You'll select 4 final images to be professionally retouched

Commercial & Product Photography

Contact for a quote

Meeting the needs of modern small businesses through custom photography. Single commercial sessions are available or a quarterly plan to keep your content fresh and flowing.

Five Star Reviews

Emily - Financial Planner

Kelly is a rock star branding photographer and a fun, fabulous human to be around!
I've been wanting pictures that showcase the authentic me as a passionate financial planner and coach who really cares for her clients and is also a real person outside of work too! SHE NAILED IT!
After my financial planning team expands, you better believe we are doing another session!

do you have the 10 essential image types you need as a business owner?

PRODUCTS & services

Potential clients need to know about what you offer. This also includes your workspace. If you work from home, what does that look like? If you have a commercial space, customers want to see the inside and outside.

Modern Headshot

Your headshot needs to be current and polished - no, not that image your friend took of you on their phone at a party years ago. And go beyond just head & shoulders. You need an environmental portrait showing you in your element. Think: What would be my magazine cover image if I were to be interviewed tomorrow for Forbes?


What are your hobbies, interests or values? What are you like to be around?

Personality images are essential for moving customers down the know-like-trust funnel.

your process

Clients want a peek behind-the-scenes of working with you. What makes your process unique? What should they expect?

details & flat lays

Sometimes these are referred to as custom stock imagery. My approach is to still personalize the items, color palette and styling to your brand so you have bespoke imagery that's cohesive in your feed.

negative space

I can't even tell you how handy this category is, having blank spaces or negative space in the image for messages to be added later is essential.


Having images that celebrate your customers on your sales completion page, on announcements and launches of new products and services, is a huge win in personalizing your marketing.


From seasonal rhythm of the business, launches and promotions, to clothing, the goal is to have the right content well BEFORE you need it. (and to not be posting images of you in a holiday sweater in the middle of June.)


Sometimes your blog or social posts are about hard topics, or you want to show confusion or celebration. If all your current images are of you smiling at the camera, that's an image gap to address.

BANNERS & Headers

Lastly, having a set of professional looking banners and header images for places like LinkedIn, Facebook headers, website and blog will save you a TON of headaches. These can be some of the trickiest to get right, and a brand photographer like me can help you save time and hassle by planning out the compositions you need.

my Custom branding clients are getting all my years of expertise

marketing strategist

I bring 20 years of marketing, communications, brand and commercial photography experience to planning your session. This means you can relax and know that we are working towards YOUR business goals.

creative director

On the day of our session, I am your on-site creative director helping to ensure our aesthetics are on-brand for you and that we get your priority images done first. I will help direct and guide you about what to do, where to put your hands, or how to stand.

professional retoucher

I love the creativity of editing and retouching so you can be assured that your images will be polished and professional. I also take into account the style of your brand, and any previous imagery that we need to blend together cohesively.

social media hype woman

After your session with me, you will receive a guide and checklist to help you immediately put your images to work in your marketing. And I'll be there cheering you on in social media, reposting your content and helping spread the word.

one less thing to worry about. your custom session will be

strategically planned, and artfully captured

I will guide you every step of the way

the Game plan

The planning stage is absolutely crucial to ensure your gallery will be impactful and on-brand. I'll walk you through each step as we dive into your brand attributes and how you want to be seen, upcoming product launches, holiday promotions, your marketing channels and more.

on set

This is the fun part!. I can arrange for professional hair & makeup if it will help supercharge your confidence. We'll shoot in a few locations that fit with your brand storylines, with time for outfit and hair changes so we have variety and it won't look like it was all shot on one day. We'll laugh A LOT. We'll celebrate you and all you've accomplished.


You'll receive a few previews within 3 business days, and the full private gallery of both high-res and web-ready images within 2 weeks after the shoot date. I will help you make your final selections by thinking through how each one fits into your goals for the year. Each image comes with a commercial license so you can use these however you need, as well as ideas for how to get the most out of your gorgeous new image library.

I'll provide marketing guidance on how to get the most from your time and investment.

Check out some recent brand stories

Emily lang - financial advisor

Melinda Slater, Well-Designed Home - interior design

Darci Daniels - Mindset, Life & BusINESS coach

Whitney Cubbison - author of "will there be wine?" Novel

kita events northwest - event planning & bridal shop

Get a DIY Brand shot list

In between brand shoots and need some additional content? I'm here to help! Download your free copy of my essential shot list to help you uplevel your marketing and social media. Perfect for coaches, realtors, content creators, service-based businesses and anyone else who wants to show up authentically in this world where first impressions are often digital.


personal branding vs. headshots

Headshots are typically just one image of you smiling at the camera, which is great for your LinkedIn profile. Personal branding photography is entirely different - we dive in deep to your brand identity, goals for the year, and not only how your brand is seen now, but where you want to take it. We map out brand stories, relevant props, outfits and settings that are authentic and help convey subtle visual messages to your clients. At the end you have a cohesive, brand library to pull from across all of your marketing mix: website, blogs, social media, sales information, brochures, book covers, and more.

Who needs personal brand photos?

We all have a personal brand, whether we know it or not. It's how others perceive you. The most common people needing personal branding are content creators, creatives, and small business owners of all kinds, realtors, health and wellness coaches and therapists, photographers, artists, makers, authors and course instructors, ... the list is endless.

Many individuals also get personal branding photos for their dating profiles or company's About Me slides, to go beyond a professional headshot and show more of their lifestyle and personality. If you aren't the one shaping your personal brand, it will be created for you by others.

how can i use the images?

Unlike portrait photography where you cannot alter the photographer's images in any way, brand photography is meant to help you drive your business or shape your public image, and you need the freedom to use them as you please. All images come with a commercial photo release so you can edit, alter, crop or do whatever you want with your images. I differ from some photographers in that I don't require you to credit me in the photos unless you're using them outside of your own assets. You're busy. My goal is to empower you, not slow you down by having to remember to add photo credits all across your site.

Where would the shoot happen?

This depends entirely on your brand stories and what feels authentic. First we'll look at the most obvious options: where you work, play and get inspired. I use both natural and studio lighting to ensure crisp, clean images in any setting. We can shoot in urban settings, outside coffee shops, at co-working spaces or hotels. Additionally, there are some great camera-ready spaces that are available to rent if needed so you don't have to stress if your home or home office are not on-brand for you. The locations are important to create the right aesthetic and together we'll figure out the best options.

"Seriously, the best photography investment for my business I've EVER made was working with you. I'm so grateful for these images!"

—Elise Enriquez - Productivity coach & podcast host

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