4 Reasons Not to DIY Branding Photos - Willie & Kim

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So, you’re in the process of building and improving your personal brand. Since your brand is all about you, you know that photos are an essential piece of the puzzle. It can be tempting to try and take care of your photography yourself but there are a few downsides to going the DIY branding route. When you’re building a personal brand, it’s important to view it as an investment. When you build your brand on a strong foundation, you get to reap the rewards later on.

You receive high-quality photos

When you hire a professional photographer to assist you with your personal branding photos, you will have access to high-end equipment that produces quality results. Grainy and blurry photos will not help you create the first impression you’re hoping for. Plus, investing in a professional photographer now, will leave you with professional photos that you can use across all of your marketing material for years to come, both online and off.

Benefit from professional guidance and experience

Professional photographers know how to achieve the best results, which means you get to benefit from this experience. If you’re not used to being in front of the camera, a photographer can provide you with guidance that will ensure your photos perfectly portray what your personal brand is all about.

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Your photos are professionally edited

Editing software is not only complicated but it can be pricey too. When you hire a professional photographer, they will expertly edit your photos in subtle ways that will highlight your best features. They can get rid of blemishes and imperfections that might stand out in photos.

The right lighting is everything

Lighting is an essential component of good photography. By hiring a professional, you will have access to a studio that has the perfect lighting for personal branding photos. A photographer will also have additional equipment such as reflectors, which can also completely change the end result.

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Ready to ditch DIY branding photos and hire a professional?

Photography might sound like a simple and small part of this journey but it’s important, especially if you want to make a good first impression. Choosing to DIY branding photos could be a mistake. If you’re ready to make the investment in yourself and your brand, contact us to get the ball rolling.

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