Zoe | Event Planner brand session

Zoe is the owner of Zoe Whitaker Event Design, a wedding stylist in Hampton Roads and is based out of Williamsburg, Virginia. She specializes in intimate events for mama brides, second marriages, and mature brides who appreciate quality and simple elegance. Zoe takes her show on the road with the help of her cargo van named Cindy…believe me, it’s so much more than just a van!

Goals for her branding session

Being a mature business owner, Zoe really had a grip on who her ideal client is and knew exactly what she was looking for in her session. Zoe approached me as she was in the middle of a huge brand overhaul, she had brought on a branding designer, website designer…and she needed amazing brand images to finish it all off.

Cohesive Brand

Zoe and I had talked for awhile about how we were going to bring in her new brand colors. During her planning meeting we decided to bring her brand colors in through her clothing and different textures.

Zoe did a wonderful job of pulling all her branding colors in through her outfits, having 6-8 variations of outfits so that we could shoot her with different looks depending on what tasks she was doing for her business (designing, meeting with a client, working at a wedding, relaxing at home).

What resulted was a cohesive set of images that can be used throughout her website and social media that look like they all belong, but don’t look the same either. Take a look at Zoe’s website…it looks AMAZING!

What Zoe had to say about working with Kia & Co:

Working with Gari-Ann from start to finish was a pleasure. She is knowledgeable about her craft, organized and her processes are super efficient. She was on time and delivered what she promised. She took the time to learn about me ,my personal brand and my goals for the shoot. Her professional advice filled the the gaps resulting in an awesome collaborative effort. I am very pleased with the results. If you are looking for an expert brand photographer with a pleasing personality give Kia & Co a call.

Zoe’s Client Experience

The experience that Zoe leads her clients is top notch, so highlighting the different parts of process was a huge part of our session plan. We made sure to capture Zoe in the different phases of her client experience–consultation, designing, proposal with Cindy, and execution.

Different aspects of life

In order to have a well rounded gallery, we tried to capture different aspects of Zoe’s life that she would want to share with her clients and audience. She did this by including her favorite book, the bible, her daily routine of having tea, and her backyard swing.

Sweet words from Zoe

Here’s what Zoe had to say about her experience with me:

“Working with Gari-Ann from start to finish was a pleasure. She is knowledgeable about her craft, organized and her processes are super efficient. She was on time and delivered what she promised. She took the time to learn about me ,my personal brand and my goals for the shoot. Her professional advice filled the the gaps resulting in an awesome collaborative effort. I am very pleased with the results. If you are looking for an expert brand photographer with a pleasing personality give Kia & Co a call.”

Thank you, Zoe!

Make up & hair by Ashlee Cannon of Make up by SAC

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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.

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