Nashville Personal Branding Portraits with Haley Mantlo | Nashville Branding Photos by Nashville Branding Photographer Dolly DeLong

Nashville Personal Branding Portraits with Haley | Nashville Branding Photos with Dolly DeLong Photography

Branding Photo Ideas for a family photographer BY NASHVILLE BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER DOLLY DELONG

I just LOVE personal branding sessions! There’s something so powerful about having imagery that speaks to who you are as a business owner that you can share online to build your brand. So, when Haley reached out to me about capturing her personal branding portraits, I was beyond excited. Haley is an up-and-coming family photographer here in Nashville. She recently established her business and is already growing by leaps and bounds because she’s just so talented!!! I’m literally over the moon because I get to share these branding photos with you today!

Branding portraits truly elevate your brand! These photos will allow Haley to connect with her audience on a deeper level, all with professional-grade photos… which always looks amazing! Branding photos can be used on your website, social media, and so much more. I always feel like they’re a great investment for business owners. Personal branding sessions are all about capturing who YOU are outside of your business. Truly, these portraits reflect your work and the business you’re building, but they also show your personality. For Haley, that meant including photos of her working at home and with her family. Honestly, both of these types of photos help create connection points with her audience. We even captured photos of her during a family session. It’s such a great idea to show your potential clients what the experience is like working with you.

VIP Day for Family Photographers

Beyond branding photos, Haley invested in a VIP Day with me to learn how to grow her business in a strategic way. Honestly, I have to tell you, it’s AMAZING to see the growth she’s made since she started and had her VIP Day. There’s nothing like knowing I’m helping other photographers build sustainable and profitable businesses with strategic mindsets!! If you set yourself up for success from the start, your business journey will be more enjoyable!

Haley shared some of her thoughts with me about her VIP Day and branding photos:

“I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate you, your support, and sharing all your wisdom with me! I have been feeling like I hear the Lord whispering “Haley, you really can do this!” and believing that, along with all of your encouragement, has really made a difference. I have doubted if I can really make this my full-time job next year and everything you’ve been teaching me has really helped me realize if I keep trying to grow and work hard, I hope and pray that I can make that happen! I will always be appreciative of you for taking your time from your family to work with me.
You really are the best. Thank you for sharing the gift that God blessed you with, with me!”

Thank you, Haley! I LOVED working with you!!!! And I can’t wait to see where you go with this business!

And if you’re reading this wondering whether or not a branding session is for you… good news, I have created a FREE PDF that walks you through my process I send over to my clients. It’s absolutely free!! Plus, it can give you some insight into seeing what it takes to plan out your branding session. Read through and you can decide if you’re ready for a branding session! The best news is that you can review this list and apply it to literally ANY business! 

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Now if you are a family photographer who is wanting to lay a strategic foundation of systems & workflows for your own family photography business, I would love to work with you for a 1:1 VIP Day where we will have an intentional strategy session on all things workflows, systems & organization so that you can have a deeper impact on your family photography business (because believe me, those things go hand-in-hand)!  Click HERE or on the image below to get started!

VIP Day and branding photography for Nashville Business owners

Meet Your Friendly Nashville Branding Photographer & Family Photography Educator

a dad mom and toddler son are all smiling at eachother at a lavender farm by Erin Fox photography in Nashville

Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based family & personal branding photographer, and also serves as a business systems educator to new creative entrepreneurs (which is a fancy way of saying, she enjoys teaching how to best lay a good foundation for automating your new business).  Dolly loves serving families, and business owners with her timeless, radiant photography.  She loves capturing the joy and emotion in both digital and film photos.

She also has a heart for serving the larger business community. Dolly shares her knowledge of how to automate and set up systems of success for your small business through helpful blog posts, templates, and mini-courses. Seriously, they’re all centered around the mission to show that even Muggles can become automating Wizards because creating 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), eating way too many sweets, and listening to podcasts while running or walking. To work with Dolly DeLong Photography, please email her at or fill out her contact form here.

Professional Branding Photography Experience by Nashville Branding Photographer Dolly DeLong Photography

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