What is personal branding photography?

Personal branding photography is the ideal tool for representing yourself, your business, and the brand you wish to convey through online imagery, thereby increasing your social media footprint.  These professional photos are personalized for your business, and a valuable resource to have at your fingertips.

Why is this a good thing?

How much time do you spend searching through stock photos online, or maybe even taking photos yourself?  Do any of these truly represent exactly who you are and how you want to present yourself to your online community?  There’s no need for this when you could have your own gallery of professional photos to utilize when and where you need them.  The best part of all?  Use your precious time to invest in the things that matter most to you and your business.

Who is personal branding for?

If you’re a small business owner, creator, entrepreneur, or blogger who is looking to grow your online presence with professional images, this is for you.  Better represent yourself, your business, and the personal brand you hope to convey to your customers, your clients, and your community.

Why should I make the investment?

As the saying goes, “You eat with your eyes first.”  Doesn’t that go beyond the culinary world?  When you scroll through a business’ website or social media page, what types of images are most attractive to you?  Likely the ones that are well-composed and professional-looking, right?  What types of images are most attractive to your followers?  They’re likely the ones that accurately represent YOU – your personality, your business, your product, your cause.

Where is the best place for a personal branding shoot?

In my opinion, your personal brand is best represented by your personal surroundings.  Do you feel like your office best represents you?  Let’s take some photos there!  Do you feel like you flourish when you’re in nature?  Let’s take a walk!  Personal branding sessions really have no parameters.  Whatever best suits you, your business, and how you want to represent that online is the best place for a shoot.  Each and every personal branding session is strategically personalized to your specific needs.

When should I schedule a photoshoot?

When do you want to start improving your online presence by representing yourself with professional photos?  Yesterday, right?  Let’s chat now!  If you’re a business owner who goes through monthly or seasonal changes, a monthly or quarterly shoot may be of interest to you.  (Check out my Investment page for options.)  I love shooting in natural light, so let’s work together to find the perfect time and place to accurately represent you!


About Me

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I’m Shannon.  Let me tell you a bit about myself!

My husband and I celebrate five years of marriage this year, and we’re parents of two very busy little boys.  Life gets a little nutty at times, but we love it.

I’ve been holding a camera since I was very young.  Having friends pose for me in elementary school, eagerly awaiting film to develop at the drug store, taking a photography class in high school, shooting friends’ family sessions in my adult life… all of these things have snowballed into what my love for photography is today.  I can’t get enough.  Not only do I love capturing individual moments of a memory, but I love being able to look through old pictures and reminisce.  It really is a gift.

I hold a Bachelor of Interior Design degree, and this artistic background supports my photographic eye.  In the world of design, you tend to look at everything through a lens.  Everything has a place, and while my house does not always reflect that (thanks, boys), this stylistic viewpoint pairs well with my love for photography and the desire to help others grow their businesses.

I’m an entrepreneur at heart.  Always have been; always will be.  And I love that I can come alongside other small business owners, artists, bloggers, and the like, to help them develop their own style, brand, and message to the world.  Let’s grab a coffee and chat about it!

My Work

Here is a small sampling of my work.  You can find more full shoots at http://phillipsphoto.us/blog/



Each session includes a 30-60 minute in-person or Skype planning consultation.

2 Story Session

If you’re looking for a general gallery to pull from for social media posts or website representation every once in a while, this option is perfect.  It also works great if you are a creator or if your products or offerings change monthly.

Enough images for one month of daily social media posts.

up to 2 hrs – 30 images – $1500

*Monthly: $1400

4 Story Session

Two months of daily social media images.

up to 4 hours – 60 images – $3000

*Bi-monthly: $2800

6 Story Session

Three months of daily social media images.

up to 6 hrs – 90 images – $4500

*Quarterly: $4200

*If you own a business that changes with the seasons or requires frequent social media updating, a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly shoot may be just the thing for you.  (There is a 3-shoot minimum for all monthly and bi-monthly shoots.)


Serving central and southern Michigan.  Not local?  Let’s chat about alternate options.