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Personal Brand Photography in Gloucester

I offer personal brand photography to people in business across Gloucestershire who, like me, have family at the heart of their business. Forget the never-ending struggle for content and discover a strong, confident and engaging personal brand, without the need to spend even more time in front of your phone or computer. I can help you to:

 

  • Connect with your audience. It only takes 1/10th of a second to form an impression of someone. Ditch the selfies and outdated corporate headshots and let your audience discover the real you with authentic lifestyle photographs that tell your story and elevate your brand above the noise.

 

  • Rediscover your free time. An effective social media strategy requires careful planning and a LOT of visual content. Fill your feeds with personalised professional photographs that tell your story and increase engagement without the extra time and effort.

 

  • Take full control of your brand. We’ll collaborate from the start to achieve the images you need. And with same-day selection, there’ll be no time wasted editing photographs that won’t have the impact you want – so expect a FAST turnaround. Prefer to do the editing yourself? No problem.

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Why you should choose me


First impressions count. And my job as your personal brand photographer is to help you create an excellent first impression – and keep that up going forwards in your business.

Hello! My name is Katie and I am the woman behind the camera here at Moments by Katie Mitchell and I love personal brand photography. I’m not interested in offering you a typical corporate photography service. There are other photographers for that. My aim is not just to take photos of your products or the service you offer or to provide you with the formal headshots that you think you need to look professional. I’m here to help you tell your story, because that’s what your audience are interested in.

I understand the hesitations in booking a professional photographer – it’s something people always put off. They don’t like their picture being taken. They worry they’ll look forced or fake. Perhaps they don’t have the time or are unsure of the return on investment.

I understand what it’s like not to have enough time in the day; we’ll work together to carefully plan your session so that I only take up as much of your time as I need to get the photographs that are really going to boost your brand.

I’m great at putting people at ease (check my testimonials!) and, I promise, as soon as you’re relaxed, nothing about your photos is going to look forced.

I have spent the last seventeen years serving in the British Army so you know you’re going to get punctuality, a mean eye for detail and someone who’s going to work damned hard to get the job done for you. I love that my new career is all about helping others because it’s something I am truly passionate about – I want you to succeed!

I offer low-priced taster sessions for those who’d like to try a personal branding photoshoot before committing to anything further. To find out more, please get in touch.

Testimonials


Here’s what some of my clients said about their personal brand photography session:

Bee

Personal brand photographer Gloucester

Who is going to be able to make a middle aged woman with twins and her wellness coaching business look authentic, quirky and accessible? Katie Mitchell! I was nervous about posed photos as my boys never stay still and I hate looking fake but Katie managed to navigate around our chaos to come up with images that I am proud to use on all my marketing and sales material along with social media. She is professional, warm, knowledgeable and actually listens to what you want. I would have no hesitation in using Katie in the future to refresh my branding.

Heather

Moments by Katie Mitchell - Brand Photographer

I could not have been happier with the branding photos Katie did for me. I usually hate having my photo taken and don’t like looking at pictures of myself but the photos Katie took were amazing. Great quality and great images. She took a lot of trouble to depict the story and image of my brand to make sure we got the right images. Most importantly Katie made having the photos taken a really fun experience. From the initial point of enquiry to the final results responses were very prompt and professional. I cannot recommend Katie highly enough and wouldn’t hesitate to use her again.

Luan

Personal brand photographer Gloucester

A personal branding photoshoot should be high on the to-do list for any business professional. Katie’s approach to preparing for the day, both in terms of locations and story ideas was great. The shoot was relaxed and easy and it was great to be able to preview the shots on the same day. Now I have a whole library of images to support my business. Don’t put it off like I did, it’s really not scary – book your personal branding package with Katie today!

Pricing

One-Off Packages

Book a one-off photoshoot to cater for your imagery needs right now.

5 Image Taster Package
£249
A taste of what a personal brand photography session can do for you and your business.
Same day image selection
SEO optimised images
Up to 1 hours' photography
Book now
15 Photograph Package
£499
Take your personal branding journey a step further with professional images to display on your website and social media profiles.
Same day image selection
SEO optimised images
Up to 2 hours' photography
Book now
60 Photograph Package
£999
Take the stress away from content creation with enough images to post on social media every weekday for three months!
Same day image selection
SEO optimised images
Up to 8 hours' photography
Multiple shooting locations
Book now

Subscription packages

Save money in the long run and keep your imagery fresh with seasonal photoshoots to share across all of your platforms.

Regular Refresh
Monthly
£129
15 images per quarter
Keep your website and social profiles fresh with seasonal updates.
Same day image selection
SEO-optimised images
Quarterly photo sessions (up to two hours)
Pay monthly or save £49 a year with annual payments - £1499
Book now
Social Media Sensation
Monthly
£299
60 images per quarter
Build a vault of visual content to choose from with enough photographs to post online every single weekday throughout the year.
Same day image selection
SEO-optimised images
Quarterly photo sessions (up to eight hours)
Up to two photoshoot locations
Pay monthly or save £89 a year with annual payments - £3499
Book now

Bolt-on Packages


Bolt-on packages are available only alongside branding packages

  • Event photography from £249 (discounted for branding clients).
  • Product photography from £49 per set-up.

Michelle Ramsay Design Logo

Why not upgrade ALL of your visual content while you’re at it? I’ve teamed up with the talented Michelle Ramsay from Michelle Ramsay Design to offer you even more value when it comes to creating bespoke imagery for your business.

  • Stop using the same Canva templates as everyone else and get bespoke social media graphics that are unique to your business – £150
  • Or rebrand completely and get all this plus a brand new logo, colour palette and fonts to suit your brand – £300

What if you could get all this and more?

The Ultimate Social Media Package


Rediscover your time. Hand over your social media management to the experts and create a strong and engaging personal brand.

Find out more about The Ultimate Social Media Package.

Newborn Photoshoots FAQs

Yes! If you fancy making your photoshoot that little bit more special, you can get your hair and make-up professionally done right here in my studio before your session. I work closely with the lovely Gemma Hull who specialises in gorgeous natural make-up and ‘wow’ hairstyles that will make you look and feel amazing. To see some of Gemma’s work, head on over to her website Gemma Hull Hair and Make-Up. Full hair and make-up costs just £65 and may be included as part of your deposit (but will not be refundable).

Yes! You are more than welcome to pay for your preferred photography package in monthly instalments in the run up to your session. Please let me know if you’d like to take advantage of this when booking your session. Payment plans can also be used to pay for your products after your view and order session, however no photographic products will be received until your invoice is paid in full.

No, you are welcome to make a bespoke order. There is, however, a minimum spend equal to the relevant silver package.

Ideally, yes. The purpose of the view and order session is for you to sit back and enjoy your photographs and decide which, if any, package is right for you. Additional view and order sessions may be requested, however a booking fee will apply.

Yes! Although there are lots of photographers who choose to use natural light for newborn photography, I prefer the control that studio lighting gives me to really create the style of image that I love and am known for.

You needn’t worry though, the very short duration and unfocused nature of the flashes make flash photography perfectly safe for your newborn baby’s eyes.

A newborn photoshoot typically lasts between 2-4 hours, but can sometimes take longer. Babies are all different – some might comfortably sleep through their entire session whereas others might be in a phase of cluster feeding which makes it difficult to get a good sleep period for me to work my magic. It just all depends on the baby and how they’re feeling on the day. The pace is set entirely by them. And if that means I need more than four hours to get you a beautiful gallery full of photographs, then that’s absolutely fine. Please don’t plan anything else for the rest of the day – then we can all relax and enjoy the experience without any outside pressures.

Prices for newborn photoshoots vary wildly. And whilst I understand that cost is likely to be a factor in choosing your photographer, I would highly recommend that you do not base your decision solely on price. 

  • Safety is paramount. You’d be shocked by how many people buy a ‘proper’ camera and call themselves a professional newborn photographer, without ever having completed any training on how to safely handle and pose a newborn. Newborn photography training costs hundreds of pounds; make sure your photographer has invested in theirs.
  • Your baby will never be this small again. If capturing this precious time is important to you, don’t scrimp on your photographs. Because if you make the wrong choice and find you don’t like them, you may never get the opportunity to retake them. Choose a photographer who has a great, consistent style that you LOVE.
  • There’s a lot to be said for gut instinct. Meet or at least talk to your photographer before booking and make sure you get a good feeling from them. After all, you’ll be handing over your most precious creation!

If you’d like to know more about how much my newborn photoshoots cost, head to my newborn photography page.

As a newborn photographer, I have to be really careful not to pass on any nasty germs to the babies that enter my studio so, please, if you have any contagious illnesses, I do ask that you stay away from the studio for at least 48 hours. There is no charge for rescheduling planned sessions due to illness, so let’s be safe rather than sorry.

As your photoshoot draws to a close, we’ll arrange a convenient date and time for you to return to the studio for your view and order session. I don’t like to keep clients waiting too long, so I normally aim to get you back within a couple of weeks of your photo session.

If you can’t wait that long, you’ll be offered the opportunity of a sneak peek of one of your photographs on Facebook the evening of your photoshoot. Please note that I need your consent to use your images in this manner, so if you have not already opted into this within your contract, you may be asked to complete a model release form.

At your view and order appointment, you’ll be shown a beautiful, customised slideshow of all of your photographs. You’ll be reminded of the packages available and shown the art of the possible when it comes to wall art. And then it’s up to you to choose how you’d like to proceed. There’s never any pressure and, of course, if you don’t fall in love with your photographs, I will happily refund your deposit. Thankfully I can report that 100% of my clients have loved their photographs! 

Orders are to be made at the view and order session so please make sure all decision makers can attend. I accept cash or debit card and can also offer payment plans if necessary.

I am passionate about helping families across Gloucestershire to celebrate family life but I know that not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford a luxury such as professional photography to help them do this. From an early stage in my business, I decided that I would do my bit to support those who can’t, so I chose to donate a portion of all standard packages sold to two charities in Gloucestershire that resonated with my values, Gloucestershire Bundles and The Family Haven.

You can find out a little more about this here.

A £100 deposit is payable for all photo sessions to secure your booking. This is then used as a credit towards whichever package or products you would like to buy. The deposit is non-refundable in the event of a no-show.

After the formalities of booking are over and done with, you’ll get an email confirming everything you need to know about your newborn photography session (you can get a head start with the blog post How to Prepare for Your Newborn Portrait Photography Session) and inviting you to my home photography studio (soon to be garden studio – eek!) in Gloucester.

You can expect to be in the studio for around two to four hours but don’t worry, your new baby won’t be in front of the camera the entire time – I allow plenty of time for feeds and cuddles!​

At the end of your photo session, we’ll arrange the best time for you to come back for your in-person photo viewing and order session. We’ll normally aim for about two weeks later because I don’t want to keep you hanging for too long! If you’re up for it, you’ll get the option of a sneak peek of your photos on Facebook that very same evening.

To find out more about what to expect, read this blog post.

Newborn photography sessions best take place between the ages of five and 28 days. Some photographers might only accept babies in the first few weeks and others might allow a bit later, but generally, the best time to photograph a newborn is in those first few weeks of their life. Because that puts us on quite a tight timescale, I would highly recommend booking your session well in advance to avoid disappointment. In fact, as soon as you’ve had your 20 week scan, I would recommend getting in touch to put a date in the diary.

Of course we have no idea when your new arrival is going to, well, arrive, so we’ll aim for about 5-7 days after your due date. Then if we need to move things around, it’s no problem.

After your photoshoot, your photographs will be edited to my highest standards before being presented to you. This process typically takes two weeks, however may take a little longer during busy periods. As soon as your photographs are ready, you’ll be invited back for your personal view and order session, where you’ll be able to view your photographs and choose the packages and products that you would like to purchase.

Please note that some mini sessions and event photography packages may not include a personal view and order session; in these cases you will be provided with an online gallery from which to download your photographs.

My studio is located at my home in Longlevens, moments off the A40 and M5 motorway, making it ideally situated for clients in Gloucester, Cheltenham and further afield.

I’d love to! But I will never show your photographs to anyone without your consent. When you sign your portrait photography contract, you’ll be asked permission to use photographs from your session for marketing purposes. I know that some people feel uneasy about this until they’ve seen their images and that’s fine. You’re welcome to make up your mind at your view and order session and, if you’re happy for me to share your beautiful images with the world, I’ll simply fill ask you to fill in a model release consent form. And of course, if you’d prefer they stayed private, then that’s absolutely fine as well.

I wrote a blog post which goes into a little more detail about this here.

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To book your session, please get in touch

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To book your session, please get in touch

Contact Katie