When I started talking to about rebranding Misty Saves the Day (or rather, accurately branding it in the first place), one of the biggest challenges that I faced was photos and content for the website. Every photo that I had that I really loved of myself was with my family (of course), or was a headshot for a previous employer, or events that I was part of. There wasn’t a photo that was quintessentially me, that represented who I am, who I want this brand to be, and not so corporate.
With headshots, the most important part for me is that I wanted to feel like myself. I wanted to laugh. I wanted to be goofy (and my case of the giggles may have gotten the better of me, because standing in front of a camera is significantly more awkward on your own). I also wanted them to be extraordinarily colorful. Sure, I wanted there to be a level of professionalism, but if you’ve met me, you know that I like to be cheeky and silly, and laugh. I want clients to know that’s what they’ll get with me. A fun, professional person to handle the aspects of social media that they don’t necessarily want to handle.
I asked Mike Dragon with Dragon Studio to take them because I knew that I could be silly (because he’s pretty silly), but I knew that he would have a lot of fun with the color story that I was going for. I felt super awkward, and I laughed a lot (and that may be my fault, and also a little bit Mike’s fault), but somehow, he pulled out some of the best pictures of me ever taken (if I do say so myself). It helps that the awesome ladies at Veil Studios did my hair and make-up because Lord knows when I do it doesn’t look as awesome as it did that day!
Regardless, I’m excited about them. I hope you are, too. They easily made my day/week/month/year. It’s so fun learning who you are and who your brand is, and it’s always better when you can do it with friends.