Brand Story Mini Sessions with Candace Smith Photography

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As an entrepreneur who's creating change in the world, you need imagery that captures the essence of who you are. Natural, captivating imagery that tells the story of you and your brand. I created a special offer for business owners on a mission who crave more connection, credibility and consistency in their branding.


  • You are taking your business to the next level.

  • You are ready to let go of the ‘selfie’ or outdated photo and really step into your brand.

  • You are ready to show the world the impact you create.

  • You are possibly a little camera shy and nervous about all of the above

My passion is to help you create a powerful brand story to give your online media the same impact and resonance that your message has, so you that you can not only seen but felt!

The goal of this mini session is to co-create images that are simple, unique and fun. A creative process that will give you confidence in yourself and your brand.


Here's what you get--

  • A Skype date to chat about your vision and ideas for your shoot

  • Wardrobe planning and prep via text and skype

  • Storyboard and dream shoot planning to pick the perfect places to share your story



    • Up to 90 minutes of shoot time with Candace.-- What can you accomplish in an hour and a half? Total magic! This is our chance to explore the story board we've created and let your authenticity shine

    • 2 locations that match your brand and personality-- Where do you feel powerful? What type of spots match what you deliver to your clients? We will find out the best spots to capture your story.



      • A shareable collection of professionally edited images of our time together

      • Assistance in selecting the images that share your essence and highlight the magic of your brand.

      • Your choice of 8 high res digital images to use throughout your online media for your brand


      To learn more and see if working with Candace is what you need to help attract more of your ideal clients pick your time here:

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      Here's what they are saying:

      The entire experience of working with Candace exceeded all expectations of how I imagined my first professional photoshoot going. The initial telephone calls we had and the specific questions she asked allowed her to get to know me as a person, not just as a business woman. That familiarity definitely comes through in the photographs. Her playful but professional personality helped me to feel at ease so when she picked up the camera and starting shooting I felt comfortable to really let myself shine. What a feeling to be truly seen! I was also very impressed with her creativity in suggesting shoot locations. That part was overwhelming to me at first, but again, Candace made the process fun and engaging. The locations were perfect. The moment I published these new promotional photos, my business was taken to the next level. Literally, it happened in an instant. I’m very grateful for the experience and can’t recommend Candace enough. Everybody needs to work with her!

      -Jill Brogan

      "Wow! is the best word I have to describe how Candace was able to capture the essence of what I am all about. We had a brand photoshoot session so I could use the photos on my website. The photos came out fabulous because they feel natural and represent who I am and what I want to convey. She is very gifted in capturing "our essence"!

      -Paula Casella

      "The thought of me having my professional photos taken was both exhilarating and frightening at the same time. I knew I had to update my bio picture on my website as well as my professional networks like LinkedIn. I had some (what I thought was crazy) requests that she happily granted (like wake up at 6am to be somewhere early enough so we can take a shot without traffic in the way). And yes, I said traffic. My second request was to take a picture in front of a bunch of small businesses in town. You know a great photographer when she puts herself at risk and goes in the middle of the street to take the money shot. I am so happy with my pictures and this has so much to do with the fact that Candace made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. There was a point in the beginning where I felt awkward (yes, normal: a complete stranger is taking photos of me) but she had me imagine the outcome - seeing amazing photos of me on my website and being proud. I took a deep breath and the rest was a great experience. I was also able change my outfit a number of times which is key because I noticed that a bunch of other photographers in the Bay Area only allow you to have one outfit which is a little absurd if you ask me. I am very happy with the outcome and yes, if you haven't figured it out by now - I definitely recommend Candace Smith Photography".

      -Christine Caserta

      Candace is an amazing woman and photographer. Our session together was simple, fun and elegant. She allowed me to express my inner creativity and guided me when it was needed. I loved her encouragement as well as patience. She has a connection to the lens that empowers her with an easy flow of images. Then, she continued communication as we discussed the photos after the session. I felt held by her through the entire process: shoot, review, and select. The most special gift was having the final photos with her logo and without. I really appreciate that! Thank you, Candace.

      -Heather Kipnis

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