Gari-Ann | My Turn! Brand Photography for a Brand & Product Photographer

It was my turn as a brand & product photographer to get images taken of me to promote myself! My business had evolved since the last time I had brand images taken about 9 months prior and I was entering a new season, it was time. 

Goals for my Educator, Brand & Product Photography Session

My goals for my brand session was to capture what I wanted my business to look like over the next quarter and I wanted to continue growing my business as a Maryland & Washington D.C. educator and brand & product photographer. I had done a great job laying out the big picture and along the way made a list of things that I knew I wanted images of so that I could speak to my audience through my blog & on social media. 

My shot list included the following storylines:

  • Behind the scenes working in my planner & on my computer
  • Working as a product photographer with my off-camera flash lights & props
  • Power headshots
  • Working on social media posts with phone
  • Checking off my shot list
  • Transitioning outfits
  • Traveling with suitcase
  • Listening to my favorite books
  • Lifestyle favorites: books, drinks, planners

Props that I brought to my session

We were shooting in a blank studio with minimal furniture at The Real Food Studio in Leonardtown, Maryland. Because it was a clean canvas to work in, we had to bring in some props to ensure that I could make the session “mine”. Some of the props that I brought to my session include:

  • Desk
  • Desk accessories
  • Stool/Chair
  • Books
  • Airpods
  • Camera equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Product photography props
  • Planner
  • Computer
  • Drinks to show lifestyle favorites
  • Note cards
  • Multiple changes of clothes (business casual to casual casual) w/ accessories

I had a great time working with my friend & fellow brand photographer, Melissa Barrick, on these brand images of myself. I cannot wait for the next one!!

My past brand sessions

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.