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Branding sessions for creative professionals:  

With so many creative professionals working for themselves these days, it is hard to stand out and separate yourself from the crowd.  The question is, how do you get noticed by potential clients and how do you create an online presence that helps you stand out in a crowded market?

fun personal branding images in the studio

Online marketing leader puts it this way,

“Branding on a business-level is common, but today branding is becoming just as important on a personal level. After all, you might work for a business that works with other businesses, but it’s people working with people and that’s what makes business relationships valuable.” Neil Patel

executive coach juggling lemons for branding

There are definitely advantages to being a freelance creative building a personal brand.  You can attract potential clients with a lot more personality than a large corporate is capable of doing.

Your personal brand should speak directly to your ideal client and there is no better way to do this than through images that highlight YOU!

Advantages of a personal brand over a corporation:

  1.  Knowing the person behind the brand will put your potential clients immediately at ease.  Especially if you share common interests.
  2. A personal brand can emphasize your unique strengths in the marketplace.  
  3. You can connect your passion with your profession- For example, you love rescue dogs, eating clean and taking care of the environment.  Your images can reflect these passions and help others with similar passions be attracted to working with you.
  4. Publish content to reinforce your credibility
  5. Makes you more approachable, which helps foster trust with clients
  6. Develop your personality on social
  7. You can easily provide support to other like minded individuals by connecting with them on your social channels.  

candid lifestyle image at the beach

At Blue Sky’s we offer several different ways for you to remain in front of your ideal client.

Blue Sky’s Branding collections:

  • Half Day Branding sessions– For your half day session you can include 2-3 different locations that best showcase your brand and your brand aesthetic.  A typical half day session will include 6-8 outfit changes and 50 fully retouched files for you to use across all of your digital marketing assets.
  • Fully Day Session- The full day session is perfect for the entrepreneur that has a clear vision of how they want their brand to be showcased online, who their ideal client is and how to connect with them through compelling images.
  • Annual Membership Session- Our annual membership has been designed for the entrepreneur that is serious about growing their business!  The membership includes a quarterly strategic planning sessions, both photography and some small promotion video clips and up to 365 images edits to use throughout the calendar year.  We will partner with your business and work hand in hand with you to identify and market to your ideal client.
  • Laguna Beach branding portraits on the beach

To enquire about booking a personal branding session with Blue Sky’s Studio click here!

 

Orange County High School Seniors often want to book their session in a field or at a cool city background.  Since Orange County beaches are in our backyard, it doesn’t seem as special of a location for a session.  But graduates from out of state dream of having their session at one of our spectacular beach locations.  Whether they book at Table Rock Beach, The Montage Resort Beach or Picnic beach, the background never disappoints.

Isabella’s Mom booked a last minute beach session while visiting Laguna Beach.  She grew up in Orange County and then moved across the country to New York.  This session was so special because most of their family vacations are spent in Laguna Beach or Newport Beach.  I love that Isabella wanted to keep it really natural and organic.  Here are some of my favorites from her session.

High school senior portraits in a white dress at the beach in front of the Montage Resort at Sunset Natural light high school senior portraits at the beach in front of the Montage Resort Girl High School Senior portraits in a white dress at the beach in Orange County High School senior portraits playing in the ocean at the beach in Laguna Beach High school senior portraits at the park in front of the Montage resort High school senior girl portraits on the bluff overlooking treasure island beach in Laguna Beach Overlook at Treasure Island beach with a high school senior portraits High school senior portraits at Treasure Island beach in a white dress Laguna Beach High School senior portraits at the beach Orange County destination high school senior portraits at the beach playing in the waves in Laguna Beach High School senior pics High school senior pics at the Montage in Laguna Beach The Montage Resort Laguna Beach High school senior portraits playing at the beach for high school senior portraits in Orange County Sunset beach session in Laguna Beach for a high school senior

To book your high school senior session or to get more information, click here to go to our information form.

Blue Sky’s Studio is a family, high School senior and branding photography studio that specializes in magazine quality photography in Orange County, California.  Kristin loves photographing Orange County families, high School seniors and Orange County businesses including corporate headshots.   To schedule a session with Blue Sky’s Studio, in Laguna Beach or other Orange County surrounding areas, you can send an email to Kristin@blueskysstudio.com.  We are now booking for the Fall Portrait session 2020.  We are taking special precautions because of Covid-19 to ensure that you are safe and healthy.

Blue Sky’s Studio specializes in photographing on location in the following areas, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Dana Point, The Ritz Carlton, The Montage Resort, the Surf and Sand resort and the Monarch Beach Resort.

Heisler Park and Picnic Beach Senior Portrait Session

Heisler Park is located on a gorgeous bluff overlooking picnic beach.  It is a perfect location for a High School Senior portrait session.  Orange County high school seniors always want a lot of variety in the background.  Since this park in Laguna Beach has both lush foliage and wide beaches it has the perfect variety.  With amazing vistas, gorgeous rock formations and long sandy stretches of beach your high school senior will get a variety of looks without having to go very far.

A few weeks ago I photographed the beautiful Alyssa both at Heisler Park and at the beach.  I just love Alyssa’s style and her big beautiful eyes.   The last session we celebrated with their family was 8th grade graduation, so seeing her change and grow into such a confident adult made my heart happy.  Here are just a few of my favorite images from her session.

High School senior portrait session at Heisler park in Laguna Beach High school senior portrait session in Laguna Beach at bluff overlooking Rockpile beach High school senior girl photographed on Picnic beach in Laguna Beach High school senior girl photographed on the beach in 80s fashion in Laguna Beach High school senior lifestyle portraits on picnic beach in Laguna beach Dana HIlls High school senior portraits on the beach in downtown Laguna beach Orange County High school senior pictures taken in a tree overlooking Laguna Beach Orange county senior at Rock Pile in Laguna Beach getting portraits taken. Natural Light high school senior pics in Laguna Beach at sunset Golden hour portraits of a high school senior girl in Laguna Beach High School senior girl portraits taken at sunset in Laguna Beach located in Orange County Sunset beach high school senior beach portraits photographed at Picnic beach in Laguna beach Orange County

To book your session with Blue Sky’s Studio, please click here.

 

Blue Sky’s Studio is a family, high School senior and branding photography studio that specializes in magazine quality photography in Orange County, California.  Kristin loves photographing Orange County families, high School seniors and Orange County businesses including corporate headshots.   To schedule a session with Blue Sky’s Studio, in Laguna Beach or other Orange County surrounding areas, you can send an email to Kristin@blueskysstudio.com.  We are now booking for the Fall Portrait session 2020.  We are taking special precautions because of Covid-19 to ensure that you are safe and healthy.

Blue Sky’s Studio specializes in photographing on location in the following areas, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Dana Point, The Ritz Carlton, The Montage Resort, the Surf and Sand resort and the Monarch Beach Resort.

Q: What Should I Wear for My Photography Session?

Deciding what to wear for your photo session can be hard, but we’re here to make it easier. Here’s Kristin Karkoska, chief photographer and owner of Blue Sky’s Studio, Orange County’s premier family photography studio, located in Laguna Beach.

It’s important to know just how long your professional photography session will take, so here’s the lowdown on what to expect when you book a session with Blue Sky’s Studio.