San Diego Branding photos for Samantha Hartley

To put it simply, Samantha is a powerhouse with heart. She describes her core archetypes as Queen, Teacher, Hermit, and Warrior. Love that combo! 

She is a business growth advisor to consultants, helping them earn more money consulting with corporate clients. 

Coming from a leadership role in Coca-Cola, Samantha knows full well the layered and complicated components of working inside a large corporate environment. She takes this skill set and helps women expand and grow as consultants. 

I met Samantha many years ago when I photographed her as part of a content-building retreat hosted by Tamara Thompson and her team. I was immediately drawn to her straight-shooter personality balanced with feminine sensibilities, sprinkled with spiritual wisdom. I’ve been following her business journey and have been impressed with how she’s set up her beautiful life. She lives in Martha’s Vineyard and also part-time in Arkansas, allowing her to truly enjoy the flexibility of working remotely. 

She booked a photoshoot when she came to San Diego to meet a consulting client of hers, who lived in Canada. If you’re going to travel to meet your client in the winter, why not choose beautiful sunny San Diego as your destination?!! 

We captured these photos in a beautifully designed AirBnB and also in Balboa Park and surrounding areas. 

About Marcy

Hello, I'm Marcy Browe! I specialize in personal branding photos for business owners in Southern California. I'd love to know more about you.. let's connect and create some magic together!


  1. Samantha Hartley on July 10, 2024 at 5:21 pm

    I can’t get over how many usable photos I’ve gotten from every shoot I do with you, Marcy! Usually, there will be 4-6 from a headshot photographer. But you produce so many lovely photos, and your knowledge of the types of shots we need for online use (wide for website headers, narrow for stories, pensive shots for a different mood, or eyes looking over where copy will be) is invaluable. Thank you!!

    PS You know the best locations, too!

    • Marcy on July 11, 2024 at 3:37 pm

      THANK you for that thoughtful comment, it’s so helpful to hear that feedback and know that you feel you got a lot out of our time together!! Cheers Samantha!!

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