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brand photos for bare: beauty + boudoir

houston brand photographer Christine Gosch

BARE: BEAUTY + BOUDOIR

This beautiful brand session was a super refreshing challenge for me. Photographing a brand that is luxe and sultry wasn’t something that I initially imagined cohesive with my shooting style, but it ended up being a new favorite! I loved this session with Elizabeth of Bare: Beauty + Boudoir.

Y’all know how I’m all about photographers stepping in front of the camera. *makes note to practice what I preach and book a brand session for myself* A brand session in the perfect opportunity for that. Elizabeth was in need of a brand session for several reasons. Not only did she need branded headshots, but she wanted to convey to potential clients that her luxury boudoir photography collections included it all. From being pampered with hair and makeup, to wardrobe and styling options, to short videos of client sessions, to in-person proofing meetings, to final product delivery.

For Elizabeth’s brand session, it made sense to plan the day chronologically as if I were shooting behind the scenes of a normal work day for her. We started with the hair and makeup by Etoilly Artistry on Elizabeth’s lovely client Taylor. Most of her boudoir sessions begin with champagne or a drink, so we were sure to get some shots of that before heading into the behind the scenes images of the photo shoot. Elizabeth gives her clients lots of guidance in posing and techniques to make them feel more comfortable in front of the lens, so we made sure that was portrayed in her brand photos. Those kinds of images will give some insight as to why potential clients should book with her- because they will be guided through their session comfortably.

The rest of the session showed off what happens after her sessions. Clients visit her to view their images for the first time. When they choose which images they want to order, she packages up their prints, albums, or canvas orders to be shipped off. From start to finish, her shoots are a seamless and luxurious experience, and now her clients can see every step of the process before booking thanks to her brand session!

Photographer: Christine Gosch | HMU: Etoilly Artistry | Flowers: Edges Wild Studio | Brand video: Anzola Media | Film lab: The FIND Lab

best of 2018

Christine Gosch -brand photographer

best of 2018

film brand photographer

2018 was so amazing. It was my first full year offering brand photography for businesses, artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives. To get a general idea of how each session goes, you can click here. As much as I’d love to say I could write up an instructional guide regarding exactly how your brand session will go, I can’t. Because EACH ONE WAS SO DIFFERENT and unique to the person or business I was shooting for. I love that!

I thought I’d take this opportunity to address some goals I have for my brand photography business this year, because I learned so much in 2018.

1) Market my mail-in option.

This one, I’m excited about. I’ve actually already got a couple of these lined up for January and February and I’m so excited. It’s exactly what it sounds like: if your business offers physical goods/ products, you mail me what you’d like photographed and I shoot it in my home office studio. Then I mail back your products. Bada bing bada boom.

2) Book more destination brand sessions.

I’ve got two lined up in a couple of weeks and it’s the best of both worlds for me: photography and traveling. If you’re not located within the Houston area, I would love to travel to you for your brand session!

3) New pricing structure.

This past year, I offered very introductory level pricing with the intentions of building up my portfolio and navigating the waters of this venture. Now that I have a clearer vision of what brand sessions entail and what I need to do to operate a successful business, I’ll be offering more fair prices. Any inquiry from here on out will be new pricing.

4) Work with a restaurant.

Ok, I just love food. Period. End of story. Eating it, cooking it, photographing it- you name it. I’m going to reach out to local restaurants in need of fresh content for marketing & see what happens. I’ll keep ya posted!

Below are some of my favorite images from brand sessions in 2018. Travels took me to Salt Lake City and New Braunfels,Texas, with the rest of my work keeping me in beautiful Houston. I worked with the most amazing individuals and businesses, and I am already so stoked for projects planned and unplanned in 2019. Happy new Year, all! Thanks for the support and love as I continue doing what I love.