How the Kia & Co. Branding Collective can help up level your business | Featuring Pencraft & Post

Good imagery automatically adds trust to your business. What professional photography does is it helps to break down the trust barrier between you and your customer. If your website and social media has good, consistent content, then your client will assume the quality of your work is just as amazing!

When you sign up for the Kia & Co. Branding Collective, you have the ability to have an in-house photographer with each monthly session. Here is how being a part of the Branding Collective can help up level our business. 

Allows you to be consistent

You’ll have images a constant flow of images that you’re excited to share. You will no longer have to think, “man, I wish I had images for that!”. I’ll help you plan for your upcoming content needs so that we can shoot for that image before you need it.

Small steps to make a big impact

Over our time together we will target a few improvements that can be made to the imagery surrounding your business. Whether it be your website, marketing materials, proposals, etc. Because we are working together long term, it allows us to work on a larger goal or project, one step at a time. 

Builds trust

Consistency equals reliability! They can trust that they are getting a great product or service through the message that you are putting out. Believe it or not people don’t have great imaginations, they cannot imagine your service or product looking amazing if your images are inconsistent.

Again, good images helps to break down that trust barrier, clients will want to spend their hard earned money with you because they can see how amazing you and your business are.

Well Rounded

When you’re a part of the Kia & Co. Branding Collective, I’ll be a part of your team! I’ll help to keep an eye on your business’s needs and your goals. At your initial planning meeting, sometimes this looks a lot like a strategy or goals mastermind, we will chat all about your business and how you’d like to use our time together. One month we can work on updating your headshots, working on images for your website, photographing your products for your next launch, etc…you choose how you’re going to use our time together!


You’ve invested a lot of money!! Your Branding Collective investment is no small drop in the bucket, you need to use the time and money wisely. Not only am I your in-house photographer, but I’m also your accountability partner! After all, you’ll have to be prepared for our session together…forcing you to think about that launch three months from now and what you’re going to need to have together for your shoot.

Bonus: Gives you the time and flexibility to concentrate and work on your business. 

I’m a true believer in outsourcing the mundane or things you’re simply not good at. This gives you some space in your business to have the necessary images to create the content that you need. You can then do your job and put your energy towards other areas of your business.

As a business owner I know the value of outsourcing and adding partners to my tribe. Can’t afford to be a part of the Collective right now, go get you an accountability partner, some who you can bounce your goals off of and keep you accountable to your goals.

If you’re ready, I cannot wait to be a part of your tribe! I will be there with you along the way cheering you on and looking at your business goals and needs. 

Deirdre is the owner behind Pencraft & Post, based in Richmond, and a member of the Kia & Co. Branding Collective. Deirdre and I have worked together over the last year and half to help her up level her calligraphy business. Take a look at some of our past sessions together here, here, and here, and here.

meet Gari-Ann

Gari-Ann Kia is an accomplished Branding and Product Photographer with a passion for helping creatives and professionals elevate their brand by showcasing their product, promoting their services, or simply enhancing their brand image. Gari-Ann's expertise in branding and product photography will help you stand out from the crowd. With years of experience in the field, Gari-Ann has honed her skills and developed a unique approach to visual storytelling that resonates with her clients and their target audience to help them stand out from the crowd.

Gari-Ann currently lives in the Washington DC area with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling with her family, some of their favorite destinations have been Santorini, Wanaka, Paris, & Aix en Provence. In her free time, Gari-Ann enjoys giving back to her community by supporting fellow military spouses & their families and mentoring other small business owners.