Branding Photography

What is a Branding Session? 

A branding session is photography specifically designed with you and your business in mind, it is more than a headshot.  We talk about your brand and the message you are sending your potential clients.  Through backgrounds, clothing and posing I design a Photography session to achieve the “look” that explains that message. If you have products, designs or spaces that are important in your business, we incorporate those photos also.  My goal is to give you a collection of photographs with imagery that best fits you and your business.

Here is a quick example of how I put together a Branding Session for myself!

Why do I love doing branding sessions? 

I enjoy the creativity that comes from chatting with others about their businesses.  Hearing about their motivation to have a small business, and what keeps them going.  It’s so fun to collaborate one-on-one about options, and details, and how to reach their goals!  We make a plan together about how the photos are going to be used.  On the day of the session we look at the back of the camera together and make changes to get the perfect shot!  

Learn more about building your branding session with me by checking out my Business Portfolio

Photographers Photograph Each Other’s Families

So crazy thing is that I work to make other families look beautiful for their family portraits, and I have a hard time doing the same for my family. I have tried many a time over the years, and it has gone well, but at great effort and a need for a spa day afterwards! 

My husband and I see the need to hire a photographer, which is hard for me because I am one. And for all the reasons people come to me in the first place (I want to remember this stage my family is in, my kids are growing so fast, I want a beautiful photo of all of us together), I asked my photography friend to take mine! 

She lives in L.A. and is a mother, photographer and actress. And I could see all of these roles come into play as I had the lovely experience of being photographed by her. I kept telling her, “This is great, this is so easy! Thank you so much!” She was on the other end of the camera and I could let go and trust she would find the right details to capture us in a beautiful way, and she did! She is a charming person and so positive, the energy she brings made us happy to be together and took away any awkwardness. 

If you are vacationing in the L.A. area and would like an easy breezy photoshoot with a talented photographer, look Catherine up! Catherine Kang Photography ( 

These are the photos that I took of Catherine and her family.
What I learned from photographing Catherine is that she is a great model! Not a surprise being a professional actress, but I loved the way she would stand where I asked her too, but then would make small movements in between pauses—-the result? More natural looking photos, because poses were not held for long.
Now how do I translate this to everyday humans who don’t Act on a regular basis? I’m still working on it, but I have a new goal! Catherine was inspiring! 

Catherine’s thoughts about the Photoshoot!
“I had the pleasure of having my family’s photos done with Julie while we were in town for Thanksgiving. Not only did she find a beautiful location for us, she had three generations of family totally at ease and having fun during our efficiently run session. Her eye for posing different sized groups and catching the sweet moments make our entire gallery of photos just gorgeous and PRICELESS! She’s a total pro, and being a family photographer myself in the LA area, I was beyond thrilled with my experience and the results of my shoot with Julie! I highly recommend working with her if you are in the Phoenix area!!” -Catherine 

Merry Christmas 2022

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

I am grateful to celebrate the gift of our Savior, from a loving God to show us the way!

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6  

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