promotional and personal brand photography

I understand just how important your image is to your career. For this reason my goal as a professional portfolio and promotional photographer is to work with you to create a series of eye-catching images. Photos which capture you at your best and get the right sort of attention – boosting your profile and maximizing your reach as a result. Essential for actors, dancers, musicians, bands, DJs, performers, writers, artists, bloggers, influencers…

Personal Brand Photographer

First impressions count in this digital age. The photos you use to project who you are and what you do have more impact than ever before – whether it’s on social media, a business platform or your own website. Your profile photos are talking to your contacts, followers and potential clients 24/7, even when you are not. They help to form your personal brand.

As the saying goes ‘people buy from people’. For this reason, personal brand photography is truly an investment. It helps you stand out in the crowd and create those all important connections. 

Promotional Photographer

Everyone is bombarded with imagery – in print and online. So how do you cut through this visual ‘noise’ and get your message out there? 

Prior to training as a professional photographer my background was in graphic design, advertising and publishing. This combination of experience and expertise makes me ideally placed, therefore,  to help you create the promotional photos you need to succeed. Images that not only look great but, very importantly, are also suitable for the format, size and platform they will ultimately be used in. 

I can help you to develop a concept and create unique images. From classical and elegant to contemporary and irreverent. So whether you’re looking to promote your show, performance, workshop, course or competition – unique, eye-catching, professional photography is essential. 

About your photo shoot

All of my personal brand and promotional packages are  bespoke and fully customisable. Photo shoot prices from just £100. So if you have something specific in mind please get in touch for a personal quotation.

Location portfolio photo shoots

Choose any outdoor location with free public access –  a town or cityscape for example or a park, garden or beach perhaps. For the more adventurous, I am also happy to venture ‘up country’ and take advantage of Scotland’s stunning scenery. There are so many fabulous locations to choose from. Riverbanks, lochs and forests for instance, and mountains, moors and glens. Add to that the variety of colour and light that the changing seasons bring and you have to conclude that Scotland is truly an awesome photo location. So let’s get out there and make the most of it.

Alternatively, you can select an indoor location where you have full access and permission to shoot. If you would like me to source a location just let me know (an additional charge may apply).

There’s usually no additional travel expenses charges for locations in Central Scotland but for more remote locations I sometimes have to make an additional charge to cover fuel costs etc. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to check your chosen location’s suitability and if any additional charge would apply.

Shared location portfolio photo shoots

Fancy a mini portfolio shoot? Then why not split a location portfolio shoot with up to 2 other people (so max of 3 people total). Shoot time is divided equally (so 1 hour each for 3 people or 1.5 hours each if shared between 2). Shared shoots can have a great flow and vibe – for example as one is changing outfit and another is in front of the camera, the third can watch, learn and offer help were required. This is a really cost effective way to start or add to your portfolio. Additionally there’s also the extra benefit of help and moral support from having your friends or colleagues with you at the shoot.

Studio portfolio photo shoots

On the other hand, if you prefer the studio look with a plain background and studio lighting you can come to one of the professional photo studios I use in either Edinburgh, Glasgow or West Lothian (subject to studio availability).

Your own private online gallery

After your photo shoot I will edit the photos and create your very own password protected online gallery so you can view your photos whenever you wish. And you’re more than welcome to share the password with whoever you wish. 

Put your photos to work straight away.  You can download your favourites directly from the gallery to your smartphone, tablet or computer as screen resolution digital files. These are NOT printable but are ideal for viewing on screen, sharing by email and on social media.

As well as the online gallery, you will also receive your choice of 10 printable digital image files on USB memory stick. These will be fully edited and high resolution and you will have full reproduction license too. Handy for those times when you need to send a print or want to produce printed publicity items such as cards, postcards, posters and flyers.

Convenient online ordering

If you would like any additional high resolution image files you can order these directly through your online gallery. You will also be able to order prints, portfolio books, z-cards, wall-art, postcards in the same way. To get you started my individual (not shared) ‘portfolio & promotional photographer’ packages also include a £50 voucher towards your first order. You can redeem this at any time through your online gallery.

Sample Gallery

Click on any of the images to see a larger version and enter slideshow mode. If you would like to see more please visit my ‘view and buy’ client area.