Plane Cupcakes | Cupcakery Brand Session

Plane Cupcakes is about to make a cross-country move and Rebecca wanted to make sure that her business was all ready to take on a new market. Yes, this is the perfect time to rebrand! You’ll land in your next market looking like you have it all together, no one there knows the difference! (Take a look at my process & all the reasons I love moving my businesses to a new market)

The business she wants

Rebecca and I have been planning her session for the better part of a year as she put many of her back end systems in place so that her business would run as smoothly as possible. As she really started figuring out what she wanted her business to be, she would make notes about what she wanted her brand session to consist of. YES!! She made the intentional decisions about how her business would fit around her family & their military lifestyle…creating a great vision plan for the short & long term. 

Cupcakery brand session shotlist

With this clear plan, we created a shotlist that reflected the business that she wants to be in her next market. The list centered around a lot of her processes and the distinct brand that she has created. Here’s a peek into her shot list:

  • Prepping ingredients/tools
  • Mixing ingredients, scooping into liners
  • Cooling racks
  • Icing & decorating
  • Preparing decorations, different decor options
  • Packaging cupcakes- stamping, assembling, placing cupcakes
  • Finished products ready for a party
  • Photographing final products
  • Different packing amounts/options for ordering

Shooting her brand session outside of a kitchen

Due to the current nature of her business, we chose not to do her session in a bakery/kitchen. When she lands in her next market, she is unsure of whether she will be in a home kitchen as a cottage baker or a commercial kitchen, so we chose to take that aspect out of the equation. Instead, we shot at a clean and neutral location in Annapolis, Maryland, the Lightbox Studio. The studio gave us many different backgrounds to choose from, giving us variety in Rebecca’s final gallery.

What Rebecca said about working with Kia & Co:

Do you want to pictures of the things you make and go “???? I made that!”

Do you then also want to look that those very beautiful pictures and know that they are so awesome that other people will also want the thing you make?

Then Gari-Ann is your person that can MAKE THAT HAPPEN! She is fun and easy to work with and gives you top notch pictures.

Take a look at some favorites from Rebecca’s brand session:

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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.