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:
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.
Here’s what some of my clients said about their personal brand photography session:
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.
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!
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.
Book a one-off photoshoot to cater for your imagery needs right now.
Save money in the long run and keep your imagery fresh with seasonal photoshoots to share across all of your platforms.
Bolt-on packages are available only alongside branding packages
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.
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.
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.
I’ve written a blog post detailing the additional precautions in place due to COVID-19. If you have any questions about something that I haven’t covered, then please do not hesitate to ask.
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.
Standard terms and conditions can be found here.
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.
Babies don’t tend to have a great attention span so the session won’t tend to be any longer than an hour. We’ll try a few set ups and just see where your little one takes us! These sessions are far less posed than my others and are more about capturing whatever your little one wants to show us.
Sitter sessions take place once your baby can comfortably sit up on their own without any support and before they start crawling. This is typically between 6-9 months but, as with everything, can vary from baby to baby. They are only short sessions so that your little one doesn’t get fed up, so I don’t need a huge amount of notice. Just don’t leave it too late or they’ll be on the move!
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.