headshot versus personal branding

I often get asked about the difference between a headshot and a personal branding photoshoot. And yes they serve different purposes – let me explain … HEADSHOT: A headshot is a tight cropped photo of you looking directly at the camera. Every professional should have an updated headshot that represents their current business and current personal…

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The month of May has brought some much-needed rays of light to me and to many other business owners who were affected by the mandatory shut-down. I am happy to report that in the last few weeks, I’ve been BUSY with photoshoots!!  A month ago, I was feeling very disheartened because of the small business…

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Personal branding photos in Oceanside. Carlsbad City Counsel candidate, created to capture the spirit of Lela’s mission.

When Lela Panagides contacted me about creating photos for her Carlsbad City Council campaign, I was immediately excited to work with her. She has a unique opportunity to brand herself and I was very inspired to create updated photos for her 2020 campaign.  Lela has a strong background as a business owner and she’s also…

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green business and eco friendly sustainable business

April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. And normally, we would celebrate Earth Day with community gatherings, street fairs, and public art installations. Nope, not this year. But, social distancing doesn’t have to mean collective disengagement. The coronavirus demonstrates that we are all in this together, and that collective action is essential to…

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Getting to work in tandem with the Serious Take Production team is always such a highlight for me. This team offers high-end video and in addition to creating beautiful visual content, they also help their clients create consistent content to use throughout their marketing.  They rented a house in wine country Temecula, for multi-day video…

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magazine photos by oceanside photographer Marcy Browe, personal branding photos in san diego, ca

The February issue of Tradeshow Executive Magazine features photos I took of the Executive VP of Emerald Exhibits, Karalynn Sprouse.  We took the photos for this issue, at the beautiful Emerald Exposition offices in Culver City.  Karalynn is the kind of executive that mentors and promotes other females, this is a major focus for her,…

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branding and website and marketing photos for attorneys, oceanside photographer Marcy Browe, personal branding photos in san diego, ca

When I met Amanda and Jennifer, the owners of San Diego Family Mediation, I knew right away that these women had a special gift for taking complex and emotional family law and giving their clients the gift of calm, ease and expertise.  Let’s face it, nobody wants to be going through a divorce. But if…

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team headshots and branding and website and marketing photos, oceanside photographer Marcy Browe, personal branding photos in orange county ca

I set up my studio at the Orange County office of the Health + Commerce PR firm, during a day when the entire team was gathering from all across California. Each person went through several poses, that fit their personality. And in the end we chose a favorite headshot for each person to create a…

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branding and website and marketing photos, oceanside photographer Marcy Browe, personal branding photos

Cheryl Lee is the founder of The Synergy CoWorking Centre in Escondido, which provides nonprofits with office space. Cheryl’s other business venture is Bay Vista, a nonprofit that focuses on providing community-based affordable housing throughout Southern California.  “San Diego has always been a mecca for entrepreneurship or new businesses, and the Escondido area is particularly…

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branding and website and marketing photos for san diego financial planners an financial advisor, oceanside photographer Marcy Browe, personal branding photos

Kat Rogers is not your typical financial advisor. So her photos needed to represent her vibrant and fun-loving personality, while also striking the right balance of portraying her as polished and professional.  Before becoming a financial advisor, Kat worked for 18 years in film production – and she took all that business experience into her…

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branding and website and marketing photos for viasat, oceanside photographer Marcy Browe, personal branding photos in carlsbad CA

Are you guilty of using bad stock photography to promote your business? The type of photos that are generic and over-used? You can usually tell right away when you’re seeing a stock photo because it’s often bland and soulless.  Or … even worse: are you “borrowing photos” from the internet? Do you Google images and use…

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Silvina Tondini is a Carlsbad-based business and immigration attorney. I created branding photos for Silvina, showcasing her at her office, working with clients and also featuring lifestyle photos of her in Carlsbad Village.  As a native of Argentina, Silvina intimately knows the process of immigration. Her speciality is helping those who want to start or…

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branding and website and marketing photos for Hay house author, oceanside photographer Marcy Browe, personal branding photos

Dr. Diana Kirschner is dubbed the “Love Expert”. She’s a psychologist and bestselling author who has helped tens of thousands of singles and couples to find the relationships of their dreams.  Along with her team of expert Love Mentors® and dating coaches, she uses a unique approach to help women and men heal from heartbreak,…

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I talk a lot about “brand”. Your brand is THE PROMISE OF AN EXPERIENCE. When your potential clients see you, your brand is what tells them what it would be like to work with you. Whenever you walk in a room, any time you interact on social media, whenever you are creating marketing — this…

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headshots and team photos for san diego dentist

The team at Carlsbad Beach Dental make you feel welcome and seen from the minute you step foot in their beautiful office in Carlsbad Village. Dr. Drew Addy always comes out to greet his patients with an earnest handshake and big smile.  It was important that we captured this tone in their photos, because they…

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This year, I’m celebrated being in business for 6 years. I’ve spent the past several years building and growing my business, but 2019 was the year that I really got serious about INVESTING in myself and my business.  In 2019 I spent more effort and time and money working on growing and stretching, than I…

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Trisha Rathke is not just a travel planner, she crafts luxury travel experiences — that’s why she named her company VIP Travel Designs.  Her brand words are: Bespoke, Authentic and Priceless. And this mantra rings true for Trisha throughout the experiences she creates for her customers.  With this strong brand identity in mind, we created…

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branding photos for san diego marketing professional, oceanside photographer Marcy Browe

As a creative brand strategist, Dana considers it her job to guide you on your CEO journey to the only way that works in marketing- connecting humans with other humans! Dana’s passion is for Mission Driven Marketing – she is leading by example to change the world. And she brings this passion to her marketing…

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Personal branding photos in Encinitas, created to capture the spirit of Barbara’s mission.

Do you want to Live a HELL YES Life? I’m saying “hell yes” to that!! Barbara Miller is on a mission to empower women to live a life that makes them want to say “Hell Yes!”  Barbara knows that many people feel stuck or unmotivated to change, but they truly want to thrive and live…

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