Blog – Lucinda’s Cooking Demo In My Kitchen

Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer
Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer

2 hr Brand Story Session

~  Client: My friend Lucinda

~ Story: Cooking is a way for friends to gather

My friend Lucinda struggled with her MLM business

I knew I could help my good friend Lucinda with her struggling MLM business, you know, one of those that sells cooking supplies.

Even if the company gives her generic photos for her use (maybe?) I knew that if she could get some photos of herself doing her thing that would be like 100xs better!

Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer

So we prepped

We picked a day to host her event in my kitchen and invited a few friends to help us get some good photos.

Then we picked our recipes, bought our groceries, and prepped.

Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer

The Event

My past photography students Laura & Valynda came.  I guess we lured them with free appetizers!  Nah, really they are always so dependable and supportive.

Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer
Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer

We leveraged Facebook Live

Lucinda knew she needed to do it but she was nervous.

Taking the plunge to do a Facebook Live was nerve racking to her.  But you know things are easier when you have a friend in your corner.

So I held her cell phone for her and she actually did three of them!  We a live comment!  Hey it's a start!

Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer
Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer
Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer
Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer

Wouldn't you agree that these photos will be invaluably useful to Lucinda? 

She can post them to her facebook page or her MLM website (which was taken away from her when she didn't meet her quota, that stinks!)

These are going to convert better than any generic photo would, or any of the DIY handheld (with one hand!) cell phone videos that she had been using.

Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer

Friends don't let friends have sucky branding

 

I wish I could help all my friends with their personal brand images, but I can't.   Many of them have side hustles that I know could really explode if they invested in my photography.

The reason why I really wanted to help Lucinda is because she's always been one of my evangelists.

She isn't necessarily my ideal photography client right now but she's always in my corner.

Most of my other friends don't take my photography business seriously but she does and I love her for it.

So I was glad to help.  I want to do two more of these events for her.  One in about 4 weeks, and one in about 8 weeks.  I'm so excited to see what these photos will do for her!

I even gave her some tips about when to post these to social media, and what to say in her post captions.

Lucinda's Cooking Demo Annabel Valencia Personal Brand Photographer

I've got the perfect personal brand photography plan for your side hustle:

Are you ready to give your side hustle some R E S P E C T ?

If you know deep down that your side hustle could be on the verge of growth explosion, if you could just have some professional photos and start taking it seriously get in touch with me for goodness sake!