Small Business & Personal Brand Photography

Want to stand out from the crowd and authentically connect with your audience?
Want gorgeous photographs that elevate your brand and grow your business?

Marketing today is all about personal branding: building relationships, sharing your stories and being real.  You want to stand out from your competitors, communicate your values and attract the right clients with a dynamic online presence you’re proud of. Stop the scroll, connect and engage!

Let’s create dazzling images that capture your brand and let your personality shine.  We’ll keep it simple, affordable and FUN (no fake smiles allowed!) PLUS you’ll adore the results!

Your clients want to know who you are, learn about what you do and build that trusted relationship so they are ready to work with you now. (What are you waiting for?  Don’t let your competitors introduce themselves first!)

Thank you Miranda for a great photo experience! You made it feel so easy to be in front of the camera, and for someone who has spent years hiding from the camera, it was such an amazing experience. You were able to capture me in a natural way, which is exactly what I asked for and wanted. Your experience and attention to detail showed in the results with photos ready to use on my socials, website and anywhere else I can find to use them

Sarah

The Spiel

I know I should, just give me the benefits again...

There is more to branding photography than pretty pictures of you with coffee and a laptop. You want someone to take the time to get to know your business, tell your brand story and understand how you want to use the images. This includes things like style and colors PLUS logistics (like leaving negative space for text on web banners or shooting a square crop for Insta) PLUS helping you formulate story sessions that connect with your target client. 

If you have an online presence or do any kind of visual marketing, you can benefit from professional photography:

  • Save timeWith a library of images ready to go you won’t be scrambling when you schedule your socials, update the website or need to send out a headshot. Create a plethora of pictures for a heap of content in as little as an hour or so a month.
  • save moneyWith per hour, not per image pricing. There are no packages or additional costs, you just get all the insta-worthy digital files with commercial licensing ready to use! (Save even more when you subscribe to three or more photo shoots.)
  • Connect & ConvertDevelop a personal connection with your ideal audience to build trusted relationships, increase engagement and maximise conversions. Show them why you do what you do, and what its like to work with you at a glance. Ditch the same stock photos everyone is using and use imagery that represents you, resonates with your brand and matches your style.

Your photographs are yours! You can resize them, add text, overlay your logo and share them with your team to use, eg. the web developer, graphic designer, social media agency (which all might be you!) There are no watermarks and no link backs or photo credit required.  Use them on your  website, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, blog, online course, eBook, downloads & lead magnets, LinkedIn, email marketing, business cards, printed promotional materials, thank you cards, packaging – the list is endless!

They are just devine. I am a serious hard arse when it comes to photography and I am seriously in love with your work
I was really really nervous about this, as I was concerned that the results would be similar to the other photographers but what you have produced is totally and utterly different. The joy, the excitement, the parent passion, our passion with out being cheesy or kitsy (GOD I hate KITSY, ) Everything is authentic!
Just looking through the photos brings me immense joy-online extension of my happy space! I can’t believe how many awesome shots you have captured.
So Thankyou

Lisa

Why work with me?

Hey, I’m Miranda and I love working with busy business owners to grow their brand and business with professional photography. I truly believe you are the magic at the heart of your biz/brand and telling your story is a must in today’s online landscape.  I love empowering women to see themselves how the rest of the world sees them, growing their self confidence and helping them let go of any self doubt they hold about their appearance.

I listen to understand your brand vision, values and message and focus on you and your outcomes to create photos that really resonate with your clients. I work super hard to get you comfortable in front of the camera – its gotta be authentic and fun. And I know my stuff – lighting, composition, styling, resolution. I would love to be in your in-house photographer, tell your story, save you time and money and let you do the bits of your business you are passionate about.

OCTOBER 2020 BONUS!

Join my waitlist during the month of October and receive a complimentary 45 minute marketing strategy call with the amazing, award-winning business and marketing consultant Shannon Stone who will help you:
▪️ Simplify what you need to do to achieve business growth
▪️ Help you master your marketing
▪️ Recover and grow from lockdown
▪️ Get more sales
▪️ Scale your business
▪️ Generate more leads
▪️ Embrace social media and online marketing
▪️ Evaluate organic vs. paid marketing

So you will get a photoshoot with myself where you get UNLIMITED PHOTOS from our session + a BONUS 45 minute marketing strategy session with Shannon (valued at $495).

We’ll schedule the photoshoot as soon as we know its a permitted industry in the next step of the Melbourne Metro roadmap, but you can tee up the strategy call straight away!

How amazing will it be to finish the year with clear direction in your marketing, some concrete actions to take and some new photos which tell your story and show your authentic self?!

Pricing

Per session, not per image. Buy more, save more.

There are no packages or add-ons or hidden costs. The per hour price includes everything: discovery, planning, photography, editing and fast delivery of all the viable images, formatted ready to use with commercial licensing.  The number of images delivered does vary dependent on the style(s) of photography and the number of products/looks required but I promise to deliver at least 30 images per hour (and usually a lot more).

Always be prepared with a subscription package.  We schedule regular photoshoots together (minimum 3 shoots) so you’ll never have to scramble to keep your socials fresh, your website up to date or find profile pics that are picture perfect.  Plus you save $$ with my subscription rate!  Note: I only take on a set number of subscription clients to ensure I can provide the best service and remain available for these regular photo shoots.

Photography

Includes discovery, planning, photo shoot and image editing.  Includes all insta-worthy images (30+).

You receive:
* Business discovery questionnaire (if applicable)
* Consultation on shoot requirements and design
* Photo shoot at location of your choice
* Associated editing
* High resolution digital files
* Social media ready digital files
* Commercial use licensing

   $290 / hour

min 1 hour

Subscription

Relax knowing you have your content sorted!  Book 3 or more sessions in advance on a timeline that suits you.

You receive:
* Business Discovery Questionnaire (if applicable; initial shoot only)
* Consultation on shoot requirements and design
* Photo shoot(s) at location of your choice
* Associated editing
* High resolution digital files
* Social media ready digital files
* Commercial use licensing

   $195 / hour

min 3 hours

But I just need a headshot

For those times when you really only need that one image that shows your personality, fits your brand, creates trust and you actually like. (Even though you know you could get headshots plus a plethora of other images in an hour – see above!)

You receive:
* 30 minute photo shoot at location of your choice
* As many style changes as we can fit
* High resolution digital files
* Social media ready digital files
* Signature retouching on one image
* Commercial use licensing

   $150

THE FINE PRINT

A deposit is required to secure your booking.
Pricing includes travel within 1 hour of Carrum Downs.
Minimum payment amounts required prior to image delivery.  Payment plans available.
Images can be downloaded from a password protected online gallery or provided on USB.

Editing includes culling, cropping, color correction and application of Lightroom presets and does not include retouching, etching, Photoshop manipulation etc

But I'm not photogenic...

That's okay - that's my job. (and p.s. YOU ARE!)

There is nothing worse than paying for images that make you cringe and have you off comparing yourself with everyone else’s perfect picture with a laptop and coffee. I get it can be hard to get yourself in front of the camera – its something I struggle with too, but in today’s online market it’s become a necessity. So we’ll make it fun. I promise to never push you in front of the camera and just say smile. I’ve got a heap of posing tips and I’m determined to create photos you love and can’t wait to share!

Great photographs are all about letting that inner confidence shine. Trust the photographer to help you pose and get the right angles, then enjoy being the centre of attention and treated like a celebrity! Wear clothing that makes you feel fabulous and is true to you. Nothing stops you packing a friend to come and cheer lead and make it a more enjoyable activity.

And you know what? Your audience is not actually looking for model perfect. Yes, they want to be inspired, see beautiful pictures and need to see you as a subject matter expert but don’t mix up your inner critic with your ideal customer – they are not the same.

There’s no such thing as not photogenic. Like that’s my entire job: to create photos you adore!

But I'm on a tight budget...

No worries! Per hour. Not per image.

I’ve a confession…

I’m against the usual model of pay for a photo session then pay for the images on top of that.. or include a number of images here and then charge an over the top amount on top of that for additional images.
I do the same amount of work whether you purchase 1 image or 100 images. So why pay extra?

My rates are per hour and include all the images – no extra costs!
 

I love Miranda’s work. As a small business, I have to be really thrifty with where I spend my hard-earned cash. Having Miranda on deck, taking care of my marketing, not only saves my precious time, but her stunning photography makes me money

Lisa
A group of academics write on a glass wall with whiteboard markers
A female singer smiles with a microphone in front of a cinderblock wall

But I don't have time...

We're going to have to agree to disagree.

A shoot can be as short as an hour, you get all the images so you don’t have to spend extra time narrowing down your favorites from a large gallery of proofs and there isn’t endless back and forward to plan the session.

How much time do you spend now creating, and/or curating your online images? And how much time would you save if you had a plethora of images that showed your business, products or service, your favorite things, your behind the scenes, your details, your personality etc all ready to go straight onto your socials in your favorite styles and colors? No more wasted time trawling for images, or spending money paying for stock images that look like everyone else, with a library of custom images at your fingertips when you need an image right now.

I know it’s hard work wearing all the hats in a business and doing all the roles, and I understand what it’s like juggling a business with family trying to divide your time between both, so it’s important you value your time and focus your energy on the parts of your business and the people you love, let me sort out the photography.

Services

Headshots & Personal Branding, Lifestyle & Events, Products & Flatlays

Personal Branding

It’s all about capturing who you are, what you provide and what makes your brand unique.

It is a mix of everything – we tell your story through headshots that show your personality, lifestyle shots that show you working with your products or clients, your creative process, tools of the trade and details of products, behind the scenes, things you have in common with your ideal audience, anything that adds to the story and connects with your ideal client.

Event Photography

Capturing your expertise, the vibe, the details, the important bits with a mix of candid and posed portraits.

Capture your event so you can share:

  • photos of the important bits (to celebrate the event)
  • behind the scenes shots (to build a trusted relationship)
  • photos that show the energy and atmosphere (to build your brand authority)
  • details that you can reuse at other times (cos you’re smart and want to get a good ROI on the photography!)

Lifestyle photography

I like describing lifestyle photography as the ‘art of everyday’ – capturing people in real life situations that tell stories and inspire.  From a commercial perspective, that’s me following you around doing your thing where your product and/or service shines.

Headshots

The classic portrait of your shoulders and head that needs to connect, welcome, gain trust and sell your personality all at the same time! (no pressure….)

Products & Flatlays

To copy the text book definition: “Product photography is a branch of commercial photography which is about accurately but attractively representing a product.”

Flatlay photography showcases your products and wows you Instagram followers shooting items pleasingly arranged on a flat surface directly from above (and it’s not just for Instagram). 

Testimonials

Wow.  You are a rockstar.  Thank you so much for the shoot today.  You are a real talent.  
I’m excited to go through them again and start working out which shots to use on my site.
Dawn

Thanks SO much for these. We have poured over them today and they’re just divine. SO many different shots and angles – we love them all.

Emma

Thanks Miranda for a great set of wonderful photos! I am thrilled with them and constantly getting wonderful compliments. Highly recommended.”

Michelle