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Summer Photography Series: 12 weeks of Business

May 24, 2017

The first day of Summer is June 21st and it will be here if we blink hard. This summer I want to start my first ever summer series where I will be helping businesses promote their product or brand through photos. I am going to call it the 12 Weeks of Summer photography series. So a little background about what I do. I am a brand photographer I take photos of brands for the purposes of marketing. Some brands have beautiful photos and they hire a photographer to take the photos. Because I have a business degree and I take photos I thought it would be the perfect niche for me to go into when it comes to photography. Some people use the photos online for their website, some use the photos for social media marketing, some use the photos for quotes, etc. You can use the photos how you want but what I do is come in and assess what you need as far as visual marketing goes and we go from there. You won’t find any prices on my website because every company needs different things. So for example one of my favorite brands thus far is The Dry Bar. Notice how 90% of their photos have that brand of yellow in them…..so I take your brand and I make it come to life visually. I work with brands that I can’t name (signed a confidentiality clause sorry) so you have seen some of my photos around on some big brand websites. I also have some photos here online because my heart is with small businesses!

What is brand photography? Great question

Brand photography is a collection of customized, cohesive images that represent the style and story of your brand. Headshots are boring….brand photography takes your boring headshots and give them some life with who you are because let’s face it….people buy from people they like. Brand photography takes who you are and your business and places that into the picture. If you are a real estate agent sure you want some great headshots but what if you had some shots of you selling homes or you in a home staging it or you with your buyer at closing. I take a deeper look into what you offer and bring that into the photo. Strong imagery can build brand awareness and a connection with your audience. Imagine telling the story of your business : your purpose, your personality, your process, your passions through impactful photos. Take your audience on a journey!

Your brand needs to tell a visually attractive story to attract the clients and customer who are ready to work with you. Why? Because it’s true that photos can speak louder than words. I have worked with authors, hair salons, bakeries, etc. So I take my marketing degree and work with you to produce a visual that speaks to you. I also want to make sure no one else takes your photos because you know…..everyone uses stock photos but what if you had your own photos. Here is what I normally offer

Discussion of your brand identity and goals
Styled photography session of your products or services
High resolution images with print release
Web ready versions resized for your website (up to two sizes)
Instagram friendly versions of photos

You can find more of what I offer here! You don’t have to worry about models I have them, you don’t have to worry about styling I have a stylist, you don’t have to worry about buying items to use as props….I have that also. I have a studio that I work in and I do natural light (I love love love natural light the best but different clients need different things). I do offer basic packages to for bloggers and small business owners! Contact me for details.

But let’s get back to the contest. So this summer I am giving away 12 weeks of branding photos for a small business. Here is how it will work Starting on June 19th I will showcase a small business photo series where I will take you behind the scenes of how I get ready for a brand, how I come up with the visual concept and take some photos. Each week I will do one business and showcase photos for their brand the entire week on my social media outlets (so extra exposure to my audience). You can nominate a business or you can apply to have your own business photos taken. This is free for 12 businesses as I will showcase one business a week. You can start now by sending me an email at kita@itsreallykita.com of the business and where you are located. I will travel if you live in one of the surrounding states of GA so don’t worry if you don’t live in GA. I will take headshots of you, and provide you with up to 60 different photos for your business for you to use however you like. It can be a product based business (remember I have models) It can be a service based business (own a hair salon I can come and take photos for a few days that week), it can be a blogger (I can do lifestyle shots for upcoming brands you are working with), you can be an author (headshots and photos that represent you) etc. This is a first come first serve business so there is no contest to enter whoever emails me will get their weekly date and then we go from there setting up times, concepts, and everything else you need. If you are not ready during your week then I will bump someone else up into your place so if you snooze you lose. I will outline everything I will do as I get the emails in and give you your date so if you know of any businesses tell them to email me. Once I get to 12 businesses I will then have a waiting list for about 5 more businesses and who knows I may take them all on you never know with me, but definitely the first 12 who contact me are guaranteed an in. Let me spell in details what you will get

Visual for your brands (headshots, product shots, service shots, stock photography)

Exposure on my website and my social media

60+ photos for your brand that’s for you only with release to use the photos however you want

Real life photos for you to use

Social media images for you to use for quotes, on your website, etc.

Remember to email me at kita@itsreallykita.com and put you or someone you know on the list. I will handle everything you need! You must be a real business, you must be signed up to my newsletter (link at the bottom of my page) and you must follow me on FB/Instagram. That’s it so apply today! If you have questions please don’t hesitate to email me at anytime and I will answer them for you! I can’t wait to take your business to the next level!

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    May 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    This is a really great idea. I can’t wait to see the photos.

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    Stephanie Gilbert
    May 24, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Your photos are always wonderful and I can’t wait to see what you do with this. Awesome opportunity.

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    May 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Man, another reason I should be in GA! Can’t wait to see the businesses you feature.

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    May 25, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I love this idea Kita!!!

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    Latoya | Life and a Budget
    May 26, 2017 at 2:33 am

    So, I seriously might have to travel to you because I’ve been wanting this and I want it done right. I don’t want to just throw anything up there.

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    May 26, 2017 at 10:22 am

    There is a free course offered through I am thinking about signing up for in the fall. I would to master the art of photography.

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    Mimi Green
    May 26, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I love this, my brand needs this and I did not know until I read this. I believe in good branding.

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    Elle (CleverlyChanging)
    May 26, 2017 at 11:14 am

    This is phenomenal. It’s great that you put a spin on the photography needs of businesses because I’m sure there were many people who didn’t even realize that needed this service. Again, awesome!

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    May 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    You have great images and this post is impeccable!

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    May 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Good branding is key. Thank you so much for sharing this. It’s going to be a big help to so many bloggers.

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    May 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    This is such an awesome opportunity! I can’t wait to see the features…

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    May 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I look forward to the series & indeed the photos.I recently bought my first DLSR camera & im sure I could learn loads. Love it!

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    Vera Sweeney
    May 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    This is a great series. Everyone in business can always use more pointers, and newbies need even more than that! Love it!

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    Rach Ferrucci
    May 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    What a great opportunity, I can’t wait to see your photos- they’re always so good. I need to come to GA!

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    Kirstin Fuller
    May 26, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    This is a wonderful idea. You’re also on point when you say every brand/business needs fabulous images to promote their business and or products.

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    Catherine Sargent
    May 26, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    This sounds like a great series. I can’t wait follow along and learn about the 12 businesses you feature.

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    May 26, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    This will be great for some businesses. Having branded photos is really important to growing a brand.

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    May 26, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    This is really neat. I bet the photos you will have at the end will be fantastic!

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    Liz Mays
    May 26, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    It’s awesome that you’re doing this! Being able to work on photos for a number of different brands should be very rewarding and it will be interesting to see what you come up with!

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    Marcie W.
    May 26, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Good photos make all the difference, so a service like this is absolutely crucial. I really look forward to seeing more of your work and learning a few techniques during your upcoming summer series!

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    May 26, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    This is my Achilles’ heal. My photos are not that great, especially the ones I take in my apartment for my work. The lighting is awful and I need help. Thanks for this info, I have bookmarked this post to return throughout the summer for the contest!

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    Veronica Solomon
    May 26, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I would love to learn to take great photos. I would save a ton of money

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    Shannon Gurnee
    May 26, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Good photos definitely make a difference! Love the photos you share!

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    May 27, 2017 at 12:27 am

    This is incredible!! Your photos are incredible!

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    May 27, 2017 at 3:33 am

    We are visual creatures by nature, so good branding photos are a must! Very cool of you to offer the contest!

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    dana vento
    May 27, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Wow! That’s great! This is so exciting. I really can’t wait to see your accomplishments.

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    May 27, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I think this is a market that not many people are aware of. I think you can make this brand photography into a nice business for yourself!

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    Seattle Travel Blogger
    May 27, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Wow, this looks like a thorough resource on photography.
    I would like to continue to learn about brand photography thanks to this post.

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    Michelle Waller
    May 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    This sounds like a really great idea for business owners. Can’t wait to see what you do.

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    May 28, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Sounds like some great info. A good photo can really make or break a website.

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    angela milnes
    May 28, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Wow, This is absolutely a great ideas and I love to learn more about photography! Glad you share this with us

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    Amanda Love
    May 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Amazing opportunity for people who would like to rebrand or are currently starting up their businesses. This is definitely going to do them some good!

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    Carol Cassara
    May 28, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    This is a nice project to do during the summer. I’m sure a lot of businesses will be happy to work with you. It’s really important to have good pictures when you’re building a brand name.

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    May 29, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I am so into lifestyle branding photography. I am definitely overdue for some photos but its summer I am going to get my hair popping (since it is sorta apart of my brand) and get ready for some fun engaging shots that evoke my personality.

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    June 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    How awesome, this is really great. I have really been into photography lately

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    Courtney CJ
    June 5, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Good luck in this endeavor!! It looks as though you have it all together and I love how many photos you give your clients.

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    T. Espinoza
    June 9, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I love this! I’m all about having amazing visuals and having someone like you behind the lens is half the battle.

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