Locations for your Branding Session

The location of your professional branding session can really make your session come to life. A location provides context to you, your business, and your craft/service. When planning your session with me, keep in mind where you do your craft and what makes the most sense for you and what adds the most value to your session. Here are some great ideas for your session:

Studio or Workshop

Nothing adds more context to your craft than the place where all the magic is created. Your audience and clients want to see where it all happens and all the behind the scenes.


Bringing little bits of your personal life into your session allows your audience to get to know you beyond your work. Invite them into your home! After all, for most of us small business entrepreneurs our couch is our second office.


Does your daily work routine involve stopping by your favorite cafe? Let’s capture you working there! Next to my couch, a cafe is my second favorite work spot.

Downtown Area

Where is the heart of the town or city you work in? Let’s go there!

Outdoor Space

Looking for some outdoor shots? Take advantage of the foliage for a relaxed feel by going to your local outdoor areas–parks, neighborhoods, greenways.

On the Job

Let’s show your audience how you do what you do when you’re actually working. Take us to your place of work and add context to your service.

below: Ellyn invited me into her kitchen while she baked her delicious desserts. Melissa sets a table showing her audience her styling skills. Maria had some of her friends join us in the yoga studio for a class.

Representative of the city you work in

What is your city known for? Think about the iconic place in your city/town that everyone would instantly recognize. Having your audience relate you with that city could do wonders for local brand recognition.

below: Colonial Williamsburg is instantly recognizable to Williamsburg locals and visitors alike

A Cool Local Venue

Look into your networks to see if there’s any one that you know that can get us into a really cool venue. Very much like the idea above, getting into a recognizable venue can make your images memorable for your audience.

below: through looking into our networks, we were able to bring Listen Local HSV into the Davidson Center at the US Space and Rocket Center. There’s no place in Huntsville more memorable than right under a full size Saturn V.

mucisians at a branding shoot at the space and rocket center

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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.