Personal Brand Photography

Your brand. Your story. Let's capture it together!

Let’s create content that stands out from the crowd. Photos that show off your vibrant personality & tell your story from start to finish! 

Like it or not YOU are the face of your brand!

It’s time to get professionally crafted images for your small business. Branding photography is a unique way to showcase your brand and your own unique personality. We’ll work together to create a photo session that captures the key elements of your brand so you can use these images to create authentic content for your business.

So let’s ditch the stock photos & selfie sticks and get you some images that showcase YOU as the face of your brand!

If you are a female entrepreneur struggling to represent your business as anything more than a hodgepodge compilation of stock photos and selfies, you’re not alone.

I know you’re sick of scrolling the same old photos every time you need to create content. You throw something together, but it isn’t what you’d envisioned.

It’s lacking something despite your vision of it coming together. It’s just too generic or dare I say, uninspiring. 

A strategic branding session will help you build your own unique content library that will instantly elevate your brand! These visually captivating photos will tell your story and will available for you to use wherever whenever.

Your branding is an extension of who you are and how you want to appear online. So strategy is key! 

are you ready?

Let's showcase the uniqueness of your brand so you can stand out!

Your brand is what is going to set you apart in the sea of other small businesses doing what you do.

Good photography alone isn’t going to do the trick. Sure you could hire the same photographer who takes your family photos to take photos of you for your business. I’m sure they would turn out gorgeous and you’ll look great.

However, chances are they are just beautiful portraits of you with a pretty backdrop. They most likely aren’t telling the story of your brand or showcasing your unique personality. And let’s face it, how many headshots of you just smiling at can you post?

To have a truly successful branding session you need to become THE creative director for your brand and work with someone who can guide you through the process.

All of my sessions give you exactly that! I will provide you with the resources to help make your session a success! You’ll get to plan the session of your dreams with me in your back pocket.

the planning process

When booking a branding session with me you’ll be getting a high touch experience. Together we’ll move through my strategic planning process that is focused on getting you the most out of your investment. We’ll meet multiple times over Zoom before your session and I’ll supply you with the resources that you need to make your session a success!


This is a personal brand photo from Vanessa Schwinn Photography It's a detail shot of a realtor working with a client at a cafe. They are looking at a computer with food on the table and a dog in the realtors lap.

Let's Get to know each other

Consultation Call

I start each and every booking with a 15 minute consultation call where we can get to know each other and see if we’ll be a good fit!

This gives us time to go over any questions you have. I can help you choose which package will best fit your needs & go over payment plan options.

We’ll also go over your vision for the session so we can start the planning process!


map it all out

Branding Session Planning Guide

This 15 page fillable guide gives you every step you need to do to make your session successful. Each page is packed full of valuable information and has plenty of space for you to write down any notes as you go! The guide covers everything from setting your intention, creating a mood board, choosing your locations, picking outfits & props, referrals for hair & makeup, a shot list, and more! 


Create a game plan

Final Planning Call

About a week before your session we’ll get on a 30-minute Zoom call to go over everything you’ve been working on and make a plan for the day of your session. 

This is where we go over all of the last minute details of your session and make a plan for the day of. We’ll go over everything that’s in the guide. You can try on your outfits. Show me what props you’re going to be brining to the session. You’ll have the opportunity to share your vision board and give me the list of shots that you want to get.


Brand Photography Success Stories

There just aren’t enough words to possibly describe how amazing each and every photo that Vanessa snaps. You can tell how much she loves every about photography and her job because it’s evident in her photos. She has a magical way of finding the perfect angle, lighting and genuine expressions. I just looove her bright, clean and crisp aesthetics that just screams fun in her photos! I’ve done two sessions with her already within a year of knowing her and those are definitely not going to be my last.

Shaii Galang, Event Stylist/Planner
Plan & Simple by Shaii

Vanessa is awesome! She’s super flexible, talented, and welcoming so that you feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire experience. Her rates are super affordable, her lighting and style is beautiful, and she’s very fun to work with! I highly recommend her-especially for small women business owners!

Topaz Davis, Yoga Instructor & Owner
Island Paddle Bliss

After booking the session, up until the day of our shoot… Vanessa was super easy to talk to and replied back quick. She answered all questions and accommodated to every need I had. The day of the shoot was the BEST! She made it so fun and also helped with posing (which was awesome since I get a little camera shy) but she made it such a fun and easy process! I would definitely recommend if you’re thinking about booking a branding shoot with her, you will not regret it 🙂 The pictures came out absolutely perfect, I couldn’t have asked for a better turnout!

Quinn Reardon, Owner & Certified Spray Tan Specialist
Coppertoned Couture

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The Signature 

Session Includes:

Investment – $1500

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booking your branding photo session

So you’re ready to book!? Amazing! Here are the steps to get the party started!

Inquire Today

Click the button below to fill out the form and send your inquiry over to me & book a FREE consultation call.

Receive an email

Within 24 hours I’ll send over a pricing guide via email. That guide will have everything you need to choose package & book your session!

Start prepping

Once you’ve booked it’s time to prep with my Brand Session Planning Guide! It will give you step by step of what you need to do to plan a successful session!

Meet your Photographer

Hello, I'm Vanessa!

I’m Vanessa, a branding photographer and coach based in Kapolei, Hawaii specializing in helping female small business owners & creative entrepreneurs who struggle with overwhelm, are confused about branding or choosing the right colors, fonts, and way to present themselves to the world.

I love working with these women because let’s face it – many of us don’t have the confidence we’d like when it comes to running a small business. The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way. Working together we can build your brand from the ground up with brand strategy coaching.  Or perhaps you need some strategic brand photography? If so, I am here for you! 

The Brand Academy. And 8 week group coaching program that combines brand coaching with branding course content to help female small business owners build a DIY Brand.


You've got questions? I have answers!

Your session should be booked no less than 1 month in advance! I want you to take your time moving through the planning process strategically and not feel rushed. 

Currently, I am booking sessions out 3 months in advance and only take on 3 branding photo session clients per month.

Yes! I offer custom monthly packages that include both monthly & quarterly sessions. This is a great option so you can continuously get images for your brand without having to do any of the work! Please email me at for more information on these packages.

Yes! We will start your booking off with a consultation call where I will go over all of the planning tools that I will send you. They cover everything from location, outfits, props, vision boards etc. 

I’m always available via DM or email to answer any quick questions. We will also have 1 final 30 minute planning call about a week before your session to go over everything you’ve planned and come up with a game plan.

Yes! Depending on what package you choose I offer multiple different payment plans. The first 50% of your session is a non-refundable retainer and the final payment is due 7 days before the session.

Currently I am only offering branding photo sessions on Thursdays & Fridays. Timing is based on your location and optimal lighting times.

Of course! If you’re a pro in front of the camera you can do your thing, but if you’re not as comfortable I will be there to guide you the entire time! 

No. However, I do include a huge list of suggestions in my Branding Session Planning Guide! 

I am also able to utilize my background and degree in Graphic Design when working with my clients on their brands. As well as my 9 years  experience of being a small business owner. 

Typically, that’s a hard no. If for some reason you’d need them I am able to sell RAWS for $149 per image needed.

You will receive your color corrected proofing gallery within 7-14 days after your session. 

After you’ve chosen your photos from the proofing gallery they will be fully retouched and ready for you within 30 days depending on how many photos need retouching.

Yes! Additional images are available for purchase at the time of proofing for $20 per extra image. Discounts will be available for multiple images purchased.

Get in touch

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