Personal Brand Photography

for Des moines small Businesses + lifestyle Brands

Creating personal brand photos...with purpose.

The number one thing that sets your business apart in a sea of competitors is YOU. I'm here to help you stand out from the crowd and attract your ideal customers with brand photos that tell your story, show your process and create connection.

Personal brand photography isn't just about creating beautiful photos, it's about creating beautiful photos with a PURPOSE.

I offer modern headshots and personal brand photography in Des Moines, Iowa, for small businesses, creatives and entrepreneurs, resulting in a library of custom images for your website, social media and marketing needs.

So if you're tired of scrambling for a photo to post or trying to create your own, let's chat.

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the personal brand

photography experience:

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1 - Connect

Whether you’re just curious or ready to book, the most efficient way to get all of your questions answered, and to figure out which photography package best suits your needs, is to hop on a quick discovery call.

2 - Plan

Once you book, I will help you identify everything you need from outfits, accessories and props, to a shot list, timeline and locations. Then I’ll create a handy checklist for you so you are fully prepared for your session.

3 - Create

During your photo shoot, I will help you relax in front of my camera, showing you exactly what to do. I will capture your best angles and most desired shots, as well as the unplanned moments that naturally and beautifully occur.

4 - Enjoy

Three weeks after your session, you will receive an online gallery displaying a variety of fully edited images to choose from. You will be able to download your favorite images for immediate use.

Des Moines Brand Photography Packages + Pricing:

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Deluxe Brand Session

This full day session is the ultimate way to create a library of images with multiple locations, outfits, products + props. Best for brands that post frequently on social media or need time for styling a complex set.


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Standard Brand Session

This half day session can be used to focus on personal branding, product shots and/or lifestyle images in up to 2 locations. Great option for anyone just launching their business or needing updated images.


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Simple Brand Session

This 30 minute session is perfect for updating your headshots or capturing the essence of your local business establishment in the Des Moines metro. For those that need "just a few shots" with minimal styling.



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Sarah Smith - S2 Social Studio

Small business owner Sarah Smith standing in a Des Moines coffee shop holding an iced coffee and laughing at the camera.

All I can say is WOW! I did a brand shoot with Jill and it was nothing short of amazing. She was so prepared and really captured everything I was envisioning plus so much more. She had suggestions for every aspect of the process from locations, poses, props to include, to the color of my nails, and everything in between. Truly such an amazing experience that I am so grateful for.

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Personal Branding

Mini Sessions

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What do I wear?

I'll help you with this during the planning session so you are fully prepared head to toe!

What does the "plus sign" mean in your pricing?

The "plus sign" indicates that the prices listed are base prices only. Tax will be added to all sessions, plus any additional fees such as studio or location rentals, furniture rentals, custom set design, additional people, extra session time, models, stylists and/or travel fees outside of Des Moines. Any and all additional fees will be clearly communicated and discussed prior to booking.

How do I pose? I get nervous in front of the camera...

It's completely normal to feel nervous in front of the camera. And I don't expect you to know what to do. That's why I'll put on some music (if we're in a studio) and give you clear direction on what to do, balanced with giving you vague direction and watching what you do naturally. I like to capture a mix of intentional photos mixed with moments that organically unfold as we work together. We'll chat, we'll laugh, we'll keep it fun - I promise!

Do you have a photo studio?

I don't have my own personal studio. Instead, I shoot at multiple studios around Des Moines, each of which offer something different - from colors to seating to props. This way I'm able to help my client's find what's best for their brand.

We're also not limited to shooting only in studios. We will discuss all options during the planning phase or on a discovery call.

Do you offer a discount for recurring sessions?

Yes! Return clients receive a discount for sessions occuring within 6 months. Or tell me what you need and the frequency and I can create a series package for you.

Do you travel outside of Des Moines?

Yes! Travel fees may apply 60+ miles from Des Moines, Iowa.

Additionally, I make an annual trip to Los Angeles which does not require a travel fee if you book during a time I am already planning to be there.