Hiring Your Personal Photographer



 
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Hi there!

Modern audiences don't want to be sold to, they want to fall in love with something. That means you. Yes, you. They want to get to know you. 

Before they invest, they want to trust & connect with you. There's so much digital clutter, they really desire finding someone to connect with & root for. 

That’s what my work is all about. Giving you a way & a path to connecting with your audience.

I’m excited you’re here & ready to help you take your brand to the next level!

xoxo, Alex


It’s time to invest in your own photographer when…

  • You have a lot to say on social media but not enough visual content. Does this sound familiar? You jump onto Instagram because you have an incredible idea for a post that will really resonate with your audience, but finding a good photo becomes a huge stressor in this moment of content creation. You settle on another selfie or another headshot that doesn’t do anything to connect with your audience.

  • You need to grow your team to give yourself time to be the visionary of your business. The time you spend taking photos or looking for decent images to share takes up way too much of your time & brainspace. You’re ready to outsource this component of your business. You want to take photos a couple of times a year & receive a year worth of visual content in return.

  • You want to connect with your audience beyond the surface level & improve your engagement rate. You know that building a personal brand is important as an online entrepreneur. You’re already sharing personal stories, but your photos lack storytelling or personal touches. You’re ready to dig deeper, connect with your current audience, and attract even more followers.

  • You’re ready for your photos to match the success & impact of your business. You are kicking ass & taking names, but no one would know that if they looked at the images you use on your social media & websites. You know it’s time for your photos to match your professionalism, your achievements, and the impact you’re making as an entrepreneur.

  • You struggle with consistency & it’s hurting your bottom line. You ramp up your social media efforts because you’re nearing a launch & your audience can see through that. You know you need to be consistent with how you are reaching your audience, but it’s hard when you don’t have the visual content part figured out. You’re ready to start showing up consistently & genuinely.

  • You want to convert more followers into buyers. You need to build more trust with your audience to convert them into paying customers. Professional photos show you are a big deal. You are excited to share more of who you are to build the trust required to press that buy button.

 
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The Philosophy

I’m your photographer, your visual brand strategist, and your cheerleader for the entire year. I help you build your shoots from the ground up, solidify a cohesive visual brand, and connect deeper with your audience. .

My program is built on the idea that people want to buy from people, not businesses. I believe that showing your genuine self to your audience is the best way to deepen your connection. And growing that relationship is an important step in finding your ideal clients & selling more to them.  I build my sessions around this concept. This program is not about simply headshots, it's about finding visual ways to tell your story so you can connect & resonate. 

The Details

  • Two shoots per year

  • At least 100 photos per shoot

  • Pre-shoot planning consult + Post-shoot implementation guidance

I don't just show up, shoot, and deliver the images. I work with you from beginning to end to deliver a comprehensive photography experience.  This is more than just photography- it's a complete visual program that helps you connect with your audience.

What's Included?

  •  Two shoots per year custom built for your needs -  I'll have my day reserved just for you.  Our shoot will help share stories in your life & your work. At least 100 edited images guaranteed per shoot & delivery within one week.

  • Unlimited commercial license - You will have the rights to use the images indefinitely for commercial use. Write a book in a few years? That means no extra fees for you to use the images in a book. They're yours to use for your brand. No required photo credit. No watermarks.

  • Pre-Shoot Building Consultation -  This is where the magic happens. It's where I get to know your brand, your desires, and your stories. I help formulate ideas on turning your brand into visual content. Bonus? The more we work together, the less time you'll spend explaining your brand because I'll already know you.

  • Optimized Photo Gallery - Your photos will be in an optimized online gallery for quick access for you & your employees. You will receive the following folders: the full set, horizontal, vertical, Instagram (square or vertical optimized to the Instagram aspect ratio), and Facebook Newsfeed. 

  • Post-Shoot Implementation Guidance -  After the delivery of your images, I'll provide some suggestions on the best way to implement your new photos. What are the hero shots? Which ones will look great on your website header? 

  • Custom Editing Profile - If desired, I will create an entire custom editing profile for your brand.  If you have a current visual identity that you want to keep, I will work to match my edits to yours. If you have a dream editing profile, let me help you create it.

  • Biannual Visual Audit - After you've had your photos for a while, I'll give you a visual audit of how I think you are utilizing your images for your brand. I'll suggest ways you can improve your visual content.

  • BONUS! You'll get access to my exclusive, growing stock library. Only my clients have access to my stock library full of 100+ travel & nature photos. You are free to use them for your social media. You won't have to worry about people using similar photos because only a handful of people will have access to this stock library. I do not license these images publicly. 

 
 


Investment

Base package Two shoots a year + all the goodies mentioned above: $650 a month with a year commitment.

Need to add another shoot? For being my client, you get a discounted rate for additional shoots! Just add $250 a month to your package for each additional shoot. This can be wonderful for documentary coverage of workshops, events, etc.

Looking for an individual shoots but not a recurring package? I am dedicated to building ongoing relationships with my clients, so I have limited availability for individual shoots. Outside of the recurring package, individual sessions are $4500.



Frequently Unasked Questions That I Think More People Should Ask

Holy crap! Can you really create visual content for the entire year in just two shoots?

Yes, absolutely. I could spread these out & push 4, 6, or 8 shoots a year. But I am absolutely confident that we can knock this out within two shoots a year & give you an incredible amount of variety.

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What will I responsible for?

Financially, you are responsible for a few things after you hire me. If travel is needed for your shoots, you will be billed before the shoot to cover the travel cost. Don’t worry, I do not charge for travel time! I can give you an estimate on travel fees before you pay your first month’s payment. If you’d like to rent any locations or hire a hair & makeup, I will assist the bookings but the cost will be billed to you. Any props, outfit changes, etc will also be your responsibility.

Will you photoshop me skinny?

Absolutely not! The whole point of this is that you need to show your audience who you genuinely are in order to build connections. I am a huge fan of body positivity & self love. I extend that self love to you. I will work with posing you to feel and look confident, but I will not change your body. You are perfect the way you are & I want to photograph YOU!

Tell me more about this one year commitment!

Totally! Basically, you are subscribing to a recurring package that lasts for a year & includes two shoots. You can pay all up front if you’d like, but most people prefer the monthly option. If you receive your images & stop paying the monthly fee, your commercial use license will be revoked & you will no longer be able to use the images until you catch up on your payments. I’m offering the monthly option because I am trusting that you will keep up with the monthly payments. At the end of the year, you will have the option to extend your subscription.

Why should I work with you in an ongoing way vs an individual session?

Having your photo taken is a vulnerable situation that most people are not that comfortable with. Building a relationship with one photographer helps this process become easier & puts you at ease. It allows me to do a deep dive into your brand to really express it visually. There are other benefits too, like you don’t have to worry about researching or booking more shoots. You’ll have ease of mind knowing that your visual content is settled for your year!


What type of entrepreneurs are not a good fit for you?

  • Entrepreneurs who want their life & photos to seem perfect.

  • Entrepreneurs who participate in body shaming of any kind.

  • Entrepreneurs who only need a handful of photos a year.

  • Entrepreneurs who don’t want to share their work & personal life with their audience.

  • Entrepreneurs who discriminate against people of different sexual orientations, physical abilities & sizes, gender expressions, religions, races, ages, & cultural identities.

What’s the difference between your photography & headshot photography?

Headshot photography is boring. They make you look like a real estate agent. You don’t want to be copy & pastable. The truth is we want to see you. We want to learn about your life. We want to see what makes you tick. We want to see who you are. This is how my photography differs from headshot photography.

 
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I’m interested! What now?

I'm offering limited yearly spaces to best provide my clients with a custom experience, so don’t wait to get in touch. I am happy to answer any questions you have over email or set up a discovery call to get to know each other. You can also contact me directly at  hello@alexnblackwelder.com.

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