Brand Photography + Storytelling Sessions: If You Have A Business, You Need To Read This!!!

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Time to LEVEL UP, folks!!

YOU need engaging [ Visual Content ] to bring your brand to life.

Sugar Plum Creative’s got you!!!

Sugar Plum Creative Brand Photography Columbus Ohio
brand-aware visual content | creative concepts | planning + styling | resources

For Entrepreneurs + Online Influencers, brand and lifestyle photography provides customized, on-brand visual content to connect with your target audience while sharing your values, message + purpose in fun and engaging ways.

For Micro + Small Businesses, creative storytelling photography curates your brand story through stylized sessions, visually reinforcing the value of your product or service to solve their pain points. Build trust with your audience by sharing a compelling, authentic visual narrative.

Together, we’ll map out a custom photo shoot that perfectly reflects your brand + story. We’ll create engaging, on-brand visual content that will attract your target consumers.

The only goal of Sugar Plum Creative is for YOU to SUCCEED!

Sound good? Click HERE to start the conversation with a FREE Discovery Call!!

[ Let’s talk about process ]

What is it like to work with Sugar Plum Creative?

Well, if we haven’t worked together before, I’ll direct you to schedule a Discovery Call (linked above) so we can get to know each other and I can get to know your brand. You’ll fill out a client questionnaire before we tall so you don’t have to start at square one and be more productive. You can also share any Pinterest boards or link through the form too!

Once you decide that I’m the best fit for your needs, you can either schedule your session through my website, as a self-serve option, or through our conversation if you know when you want to book your session and I have the date open, I can just create the project and send you access to your Client Portal.

For returning clients, you can set up a Discovery Call (yep… just scroll up!) so we can talk about the details of your new content needs so start crafting a plan of execution. Or you can schedule your session directly through my website so your date and time are locked in, and we can set up a call to discuss details.

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After the session date is set, and we create a plan, or at least start molding it, I’ll work on scheduling your professional services that are included in the SUGAR + PLUM Brand Sessions, and the Ultimate Package. I take care of paying and tipping the service provider so you don’t need to worry about a thing!

As we get closer to your session date, we’ll make sure we have all the details accounted for: professional services scheduled, wardrobe, stories to capture, locations, rentals, permits, number of people, if props are needed, weather, etc.

UPDATE 5/12/2020: Outdoor Sessions have resumed, as Ohio residents are now under the Stay Safe Ohio initiative through May 2020.

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The day of your session, just make sure you show up on time to not delay the start of the session. And I also suggest bringing snacks to munch on! Your anxiety may keep you from eating as much as you should before hand, and you need to keep your energy level up so you can bring your full personality.

Just relax, have fun, and don’t hold your breath! It still surprises me every time I catch a fake looking smile, the person is holding their breath. JUST BREATHE, PEOPLE! This is also why I love making people fake laugh – it’s so freakin’ ridiculous that it makes you actually laugh, and then I get a genuine smile from you. So be ready to LOL!!

Since my standard Brand Sessions include a MINIMUM number of images per session, once you receive your session gallery, you have the option of downloading what ever images you need from your private gallery, or downloading the whole gallery. It’s up to you – if you have use for all the images, then go for it! Just don’t let anything sit around with no purpose!

A Commercial Use license is also included in Brand Sessions. That means you can use the images from your session for your business as you see fit. You can crop them, use filters, apply text and/or graphics over them. You can use them in print collateral too, because your gallery will be high-resolution images (aka print quality). Personally, I love photos on business cards!!

If you need assistance is sizing down your images to post through a social scheduler or to use on your website, I would be happy to size them down for you at no cost! I want you to be able to start sharing and using them right away – however you need to! That makes me super happy!!

PRO TIP: Make sure to backup your photos once you download them! Once you download the link, it is the client’s responsibility to keep the images safe! I suggest saving them to a thumb drive and backing them up on Google Drive, Dropbox, or another cloud based service so you can access your photos at any time (in case you get inspired to share something on social but you just need a good photo to go with).

Social Distancing: Staying 6-Feet Away from People

I will be conducting my sessions OUTSIDE to avoid close quarters with people who are not a part of your photoshoot. Fresh air is also good for us, as is the sun, buuuut we’ll have to see how much sun we get as we move through spring!

Throughout your session, we will absolutely avoid close contact with other people. I typically avoid such situations because background clutter with random people, or getting photobomb’ed, doesn’t make for a great professional image. Also, it’s a pain to edit out. I try to get as much right IN CAMERA while we shoot so editing on the back-end doesn’t take forever.

I will also have wipes on hand in case you touch something or you need to touch your face.

I will also be using a zoom lens so we don’t need to get close up for tighter shots – I’ll just zoom in! But on the other side of that for a wider angle shot, I’ll have to back off a lot!! Like, I might have to cross the street 🙂 lol

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns around sessions or how I’m handling our current COVID-19 crisis!

Hey! It’s me, Erin!

You know, the human behind Sugar Plum Creative.

Click here to get to know me and why I love what I do!

One More Thing Before You Go!

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Beat the #FOMO and keep up with Sugar Plum Creative on all things social so you don’t miss out! Definitely make sure to follow along on Pinterest for all sorts of inspo too!

lifestyle portraits + brand photography
storytelling sessions

Columbus, Ohio

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