Lauren | Lyra Studio Graphic Designer Brand Session in Richmond, Virginia

Lauren is the amazing lady behind Lyra Studios where she creates elegant & luxurious brands for creatives in her graphic design work. She works with women-owned businesses to give them a high-end touch in their brand’s Show-it websites & collateral. 

Updated images for a graphic designer

Lauren and I had worked together about a year and a half ago while I lived in the Hampton Roads area in Virginia. Since then her business has evolved, offering a set of new services, Lauren felt it was time to refresh her brand images. During this next brand session we concentrated on more behind the scenes images, along with images to promote her new design intensive. 

Working at Contrast Studio in Richmond, Virginia

With me now being in the Washington D.C. area, we decided to meet half way in Richmond, Virginia. In order to produce images that were consistent with her last set, we selected Contrast Studio. Contrast Studio is owned by a fellow photographer and provided the clean background, with clean light, that I knew would work perfectly for the newest Lyra Studio images. 

Our shot list included the following:

  • Behind the scenes of working
  • Moodboard on the wall and in flatlays
  • Design boards
  • Designing on her ipad & computer
  • Mixing in different textures
  • Stock photography for use around her website and throughout social media

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

Gari Ann is so talented and thorough – I’ve had a wonderful experience for both of my branding sessions and my brand is so cohesive with the addition of photos, videos, and gifs. I cannot recommend Kia & Co enough!

Adding Video to her brand session

During Lauren’s session, we also included other a la carte offerings: Video & Gifs. Throughout sessions, I always have clients actually moving while capturing still photographs…well all this movement can also be captured in video as well. This provided us with the opportunity to produce amazing video that was cohesive with the images I was creating. Lauren has since used these videos as social media content, as well as add interest to her website.

Past session with Lauren

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.