Personal Branding Photography
Would you love to have some gorgeous, expressive photos that capture your unique spark and connect with your kind of people?
Photos that show your energy and passion and bring you and your brand to life. Photos that make your dream clients ache to work with you.
The images on your website are usually the first thing that your potential clients see. Whether you are a life-coach or a brand stylist, a yoga teacher or a interior designer; it’s never been more important to show more of you in your business. You have to make sure that you are making the best first impression possible.
There is a lot of noise out there, so you need build a brand that stands out from the crowd and excites your tribe. People buy from people that they know, like and trust. You need inspiring photos that make you magnetic to your dream clients.
As your personal branding photographer, I will provide you with magazine-quality images that you can use on your website, on your Instagram feed, for new marketing ideas and lots more. Imagine never having to worry about finding the right images to use as you have them all to hand.
I’ve been photographing entrepreneurs for over a decade. My superpower is capturing your energy & passion, and creating inspiring imagery that will captivate your audience
I understand branding and marketing and know how to capture images that will show the heart and soul of your business.
I’ll work with you to create authentic images that show your audience who you are and what you stand for.
I’d love you to watch this short video to see how I work and what to expect at your personal branding photo shoot.
“Vicki is fantastic! Everything she does, she does with warmth, engagement and professionalism. The quality of her work speaks for itself, and the process is fun, easy and genuine.
I can’t recommend highly enough!”
Rebekah Giffney, Occupational Psychologist
“Vicki is highly professional and with a lovely warmth that makes it easy to stand in front of the camera and be snapped at! She listened to what my business was about and offered her expertise on where would be best to have the shoot.
She delivered a beautiful set of photos, which are just what I wanted! I have been inundated with positive feedback and comments about the photos on my new website.
I highly recommend Vicki!”
Nadia Nagamootoo, Avenir Consulting
Hate the camera?
You’re not alone. Nearly every woman I’ve ever photographed has said they hate having their photo taken.
You know how important your brand and digital image is.
You know how crucial that first impression is.
But you’ve been putting off booking a personal branding photo shoot for too long.
I totally understand. I hate having my photo taken too.
But I also know how great it feels when it’s all done and you have a great selection of images you can use across your website and on social media.
Within 10 minutes of the shoot, the nerves dissipate and you’ll find yourself actually enjoying it!
We always think we’re not photogenic enough, skinny enough, stylish enough. But you are enough, I promise!
I’ll hold your hand through the whole process.
From our clarity call before the session, giving you advice on clothing and make up and guiding you into the most flattering poses on the day of the shoot.
I do everything I can to make sure the whole experience is enjoyable for you, and that your delighted with the results of your shoot.
Who will be photographing you?
Hi this is me. I’m Vicki Knights and I live in the depths of Surrey with my husband, 2 boys, 2 dogs and cat (oh and some fish, but they’re much lower maintenance!)
I’ve run my photography business for 13 years now and in that time have become one of the leading portrait photographers in the UK.
I’m so passionate about what I do. I adore making people feel comfortable in front of my camera and producing images that they will love.
I genuinely care about my clients which is why so many of them return to me year after year.
I’ve photographed famous authors, renowned bloggers, branding experts and hundreds of inspiring entrepreneurs. My work has been featured in many national publications including Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Mother & Baby, Practical Photography and Cosmopolitan to name just a few.
I also train professional photographers, I’ve spoken at photography conventions and I co-host a popular podcast for people photographers called Shoot Edit Chat Repeat (one of the top 100 UK business podcasts).
Prior to setting up my photography business, I had a successful 10 year career working in the advertising/sales/marketing industry. This means I can use this experience to create images to take your branding to the next level. I’m a bit of a business geek and always have my head in a good business or self-help book. I love to learn new things and have trained in NLP and am currently in the middle of studying for a 2 year diploma in Positive Psychology.
You can listen to my interview on the My Small Business & Me podcast with tips on relaxing in front of the camera and much more here. And you can also hear me talking about how to plan for your branding shoot on The Jewellers Academy podcast.
And so you know a bit more about me, here are just a few of the things I love…..laughing with my family & friends, asking questions and learning more about people, coffee, Thai food, the outdoors, marketing and self-help books, animals, yoga, my Peloton bike, interiors and a nice glass of wine.
“Vicki was fabulous; patient, talented, warm & welcoming. She put me at ease immediately and I love the end result. The photos capture the warmth and energy I was looking for and bring my whole website to life.”
Fiona Humberstone, The Brand Stylist
Want to see some examples of my personal branding photo shoots?
Your wish is my command! Just click on the links below to see the blog post from each shoot.
Kelly Macpepple | Fashion entrepreneur | Hotel & town centre shoot
Green Salon Consultancy | Home and high street shoot
Rebekah Giffney | Occupational Psychologist | shoot in hired space
Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona blog | Home and garden shoot
Marilisa Conese | Love & Dating coach | Town centre & hotel shoot
Caroline Harrison | Making Waves Creative | West Wittering Beach
Dr Caz Udall | Leadership of Mums | Home and garden shoot
How much will it cost?
If you fill in the form below and I’ll send you my personal branding guide which includes all pricing details. My prices start from £725 for a custom branding shoot.
If you just need a few photos for your website and social media, then take a look at my mini branding days in Guildford, Surrey that I run throughout the year. Prices start from £185 for a mini shoot.
Also, I’m running another 3 day Visibility Retreat in September 2022. See all of the details here.
Please fill in the form below with your details and I’ll be in touch very soon. If you don’t hear from me within 2 days, please check your junk folder as my email has probably been banished there!
Also please check out my frequently asked questions below.
I can’t wait to work with you!
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Everything from the branding questions you need to ask yourself before the session, to creating a shot list and choosing a shoot location.
My guide will help you to have the a successful shoot and not feel stressed out about the preparation!
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Frequently asked questions
I know it can be daunting to book a personal branding shoot, so I’m here to answer your questions!
Have a question I haven’t answered? Great! Just use the form above to get in touch and ask away.
What exactly is personal brand photography?
Personal branding photography is exactly as it sounds…it’s photos that are for your business and brand that show your personality. A cheesy headshot in front of a mottled background just doesn’t cut it anymore!
If you want to stand out and connect with your dream clients, you need magazine worthy images that will show exactly what it’s like to work with you. We will include headshots, but your shoot will be so much more than that…I will capture images that shows your potential clients what is feels like to work with you.
How far in advance should I book my branding shoot with you?
My shoots are usually booked around 3 months in advance, so please get your date booked in as far in advance as possible. It can also take time for us to book venues, plan props etc, so the more time we have, the better!
I have no idea how to pose and I’m not comfortable in front of the camera! With this be a problem?
Absolutely not! I don’t photograph models, I photograph real women, and none of them knew how to pose before their shoots with me either!
I will gently direct you during the shoot to ensure you’re in the most flattering poses. And don’t worry about not knowing what to do with your hands….I’ve got you covered!
Will you Photoshop my images and get rid of my wrinkles and/or make me look slimmer?
I do edit all of your images by hand before they are uploaded to your gallery for viewing. This means spending time ensuring the colours are accurate, and yes I do a little bit of skin smoothing as my camera are very sharp! However I still want you to look like you, so I don’t slim my clients down or make them look 10 years younger.
You look lovely just the way you are, and I feel passionate that you should show an authentic version of yourself to the world. I will help you to look the best version of yourself.
Will there be a hard sell from you after the shoot to purchase more images?
Definitely not. All of my prices are completely upfront and transparent, so there are no nasty surprises after the session. I have over hundred 5 star reviews on Google and many more hundreds of delighted clients, so you have no worries there!
Do you train photographers?
Yes I do! You can see all of the details about my training for photographers. I also have a branding photography online course and a posing guide for branding photographers.