Having a hand in the community means working with clients on all the things they love from family photos to their business. As a business owner/operator, I have come to realize how much branding and visuals are key to maintaining and growing a 21st century business. And even though the main focus of SMP is family photography, we also have solutions for your businesses whether it is a big business or your home based side hustle!
Think of going to a restaurant, when you might read the menu titles and descriptions of all the food items offered but will the words translate as easily as a high quality photo? A picture really does say a thousand words, and in an era of constant information and marketing, it’s definitely more efficient to have a picture that will make your product or service stand out and pop among the rest. That’s why magazine’s will create the thing they want you to buy in a bigger block than the others or restaurants having the photo menu with the new items because when you see that steak salad with all the beautiful greens the words for the sandwich just don’t look as yummy.
With the same steak salad on the mind, here is a recent photo I took for the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown. Through the years, I have captured photos of their rooms, the chef, and their delicious menu items. All the photos have been used for their for marketing materials, from tv commercials, Facebook posts, to their billboards on Arsenal Street.
Head Shots & Photos for Marketing Materials
At Sarissa Melissa Photography, we do a full range of business photography from headshots, profile photos for LinkedIn, or team shots for magazine ads.
Two things about headshots. I shoot quick headshots so you can get your site photo asap. But if you have time, I love to recommend you bring something a little less formal, something fun that shows off your personality, and let me capture that because behind every perfect looking headshot is a real person and people LOVE that! Authenticity is vital in a world were we are receiving the same of similar message from multiple people. What sets you apart is YOU!
I photographed these product photos of Sea Bags for The Gold Locker in Clayton. Sea Bags is a woman owned firm out of Portland, Maine. All Sea Bag products are made from recycled sails and hand stitched.
My First Branding Session
On the day of this session I learned two things.
Getting your hair and makeup professionally done makes you feel like a bad ass
Having beautiful photos of yourself not only helps with branding of your business, but it pretty amazing to see how others see your beauty.
So if you are looking for a branding session, need something professional or something more on the fun side, call me and let’s chat!