It is so important to invest in high-quality personal branding photos. Great photos will instantly elevate your brand and make you look like a total pro even if you’re just starting out in your business. They are worth every single penny. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or are ready to take your brand and your biz to the next level, I’m sharing my top tips for preparing for your very first personal branding photoshoot.
Have A Pre-Shoot Ritual
The photoshoot prep really begins the night before. You want to make sure you drink lots of water so you’re nice and hydrated and get a good night’s sleep. Tired eyes don’t make you look pretty!
In the morning, make sure you get up early so you’re not rushing to get ready. Make it an experience and really savor the getting ready process. Eat a healthy and hearty breakfast. Something with lots of protein and fiber to keep you calm and energized.
Then spend a little time getting your mindset in the right place before your photoshoot. I recommend doing a mini visualization and just imagine how you want the shoot to go. See yourself looking amazing and feeling beautiful and confident. Tap into how you want to feel when you see the photographs at the end.
I’m also a big fan of pep talks. Once you’re all glammed up, stand in front of the mirror and say some affirmations that will elevate your vibration before your shoot. Affirm how incredible you look and how amazing you always look in photos. My favorite affirmation before a shoot is: “I love the camera and the camera loves me.”
Express Your Truth
With every aspect of your photoshoot from the locations to the clothes you wear, make sure that you allow yourself to just be YOU. Personal branding is not about creating a perfect persona of the person you think you need to be.
Personal branding is an extension of who you are. It’s a celebration of what makes you unique. It’s impossible to stand out when you’re trying to be someone else. The more real and authentic you can be and the more you express your truth and the essence of who you are during your personal branding photoshoot, the more your dream clients will be able to connect with you and fall in love with the real you. That’s how you’ll convert them into clients by just being you.
Step Into The Shoes Of A Badass Business Woman
Your first personal branding photoshoot is the perfect opportunity for you to energetically step into the shoes of the badass bosslady you want to be. You have to feel like you already are her before you actually become her so it’s very important that you embody her confidence on the day of your photoshoot.
Think of how the future, super successful version of you will carry herself. How does she pose? How does she feel in front of the camera? How does she present herself to her audience? Step into that role and really own it.
Lastly, have some freaking fun on the day of your personal branding photoshoot. This is YOUR day so make it a goal to just enjoy the process. Don’t put a lot of pressure on yourself to make things perfect. The most beautiful photos always come when you’re having a good time, letting loose, and owning your power.
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