I'm Dolly — a Nashville based family & branding photographer AND a systems + workflow educator (and Podcast Host) for creatives who want to be more streamlined and organized with Systems, Workflows & SOPS to better impact the backend of their businesses. I'm here to help you look awesome (for your photos) & feel great about workflows!
Very recently I had the opportunity of getting to work alongside Personal Stylist Emily Goodin of Effortless Style, for a Nashville based branding photography session featuring Daughters on Fire (which I will be sharing in another blog post) but I wanted to highlight some key reasons why hiring a stylist for a personal branding session elevates the experience of a session. Scroll down to read the top 3 reasons!
If you are at a point where you know you need a personal branding session to not only boost your presence on social media, but also build a cohesive presence online, and start attracting your ideal clients, it does start with a good wardrobe. Yes, as silly as that sounds, sometimes what you wear communicates a message to your audience. So before you start planning out your personal branding session, start thinking about what outfits you are going to be wearing in these photos! If this is stressful to you, then this is where a stylist can serve you in tremendous ways!
Because your outfits are not only well-fitting but communicate the message of your brand, your confidence will show in your photos! This, in turn, will continue to elevate your brand!
Also, I have had clients (and I am guilty of this as well) bring outfits that are adorable, but because they didn’t think through how the outfit would complement their body type, the outfit made them look formless and shapeless.
Hey, it’s okay if you have curves (it’s a part of having a body after all) so I would encourage you to find outfits that not only compliment your body type but when you work with a stylist he or she will help you find outfits that will elevate your body type! Talk about a win-win!!!!
It could be an “undergarment situation”, an accessory out of place, a wrinkle that needs to be straightened…whatever the detail might be, your stylist will be your “best girlfriend” at the shoot to fix those little things that can sabotage a great photo!
These photos are going to be an investment, so why not have the stylist stay with you for the allotted amount of time to help you style the shot as well (a lot of the stylists I have worked with in the past have stayed the entire shoot day and it has tremendously impacted the branding session in the best way!)
A well-styled, well shot and well-planned shoot has the power to raise or change your brand profile, draw in new leads, and increase your profit. In short, you are investing in the future success of your brand by hiring a stylist!
Now if you are at a point where you would like to elevate your business with a personal branding session, I would love to work with you! Click here (or below) to schedule out your session with me!
And I would highly recommend reaching out to Emily Goodin to help style your session as well! I promise you will NOT regret investing in Emily!
Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based family & branding photographer and a creative business owner who educates other family photographers on how to best streamline their family photography business by using powerful automation tools in order to find the JOY in workflows and systems. Dolly loves serving families, and business owners with her timeless, radiant photography. And, she also loves educating other creative business owners on how to set up systems and workflows that will ultimately help them save time in their business-she does this by producing weekly blog posts and weekly podcast episodes on The Systems & Workflow Magic Podcast.
She has a heart for serving the larger business community. Dolly shares her knowledge of tools like Dubsado, Email Marketing, and Business Systems with new creative business owners & family photographers in an encouraging and supportive way because she believes that anyone can find joy in automation! Plus BONUS: Systems is where the MAGIC happens!
Dolly’s faith and love for her family motivate her to help other business owners find the joy and freedom she’s found in running a successful small business.
Whenever she has a spare moment, she enjoys watching TV (i.e. Survivor), loves eating way too many sweets, and listens to podcasts while running or walking. To work with Dolly DeLong Photography LLC, fill out her contact form here.
Interested in learning how to best automate a part of your business but you have no clue where to begin? Check out www.dollydelongphotography.com/automate to begin your automation journey today!
Or maybe you're not really sure how you'd use your new collection of branded images? Download my free planning guide to learn how to plan an elevated brand photography session to impact your business!