let's be real.
Other people MAKE WHAT YOU MAKE.
Other people SELL WHAT YOU SELL.
Other people DO WHAT YOU DO.
BUT NOBODY ELSE HAS YOUR UNIQUE STORY.
That's where I can help you STAND APART.
Annabel Valencia, Personal Brand Photographer
for the modern entrepreneur who wants to show an authentic personal brand online
You're busy hustling. You can't be your own social media image taker forever.
Your brand following keeps growing and things are really jumping! You don't have time to stop and take photos like you used to.
Besides, you're tired of the sorta good enough cell phone photos you've been taking: you're realizing they're not good enough to take your brand to the next level.
What about stock photos? Hmm, they're not personal are they. Especially with a personal brand that connects with your audience; it relies on amazing images.
It all started in 2005 with a home studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a very naive newly divorced mother who had no idea what starting a business was all about. In college I learned how to take good photos but I'm going to be honest. The College of Art & Design at LSU did not teach me how to run a photography business! I know it's not easy being an entrepreneur so I'd like to help you grow your business by taking the worry of having pro level branded photos off your plate.
I'm won't tell you that I came out of the womb holding a camera, or that I "love capturing moments" or other empty words. I grew up with a pile of black and whites that my dad had taken of me and after my mom and dad divorced they were all I had of him. That was the real beginning.
It's simple. I provide you with pro level photos. Photos that capture your story and personality. Photos that resonate with your ideal client.
You use those awesome photos to connect with your audience, your prospects, and your past clients.
My goal is that you'll convert that engagement into a bigger following and bigger sales. I encourage you to track your numbers before hiring me and compare them to after.
Who I'm Not
I'm not a mom with a camera ~ I'm not self taught ~ I'm not wishy washy ~ I'm not perfect (not all the time, just sometimes)
Who I Am
I am a college grad (Geaux Tigers!) ~ I am a dog lover ~ I am a tea drinker (although coffee is good!) ~ I am a foodie ~ I am a learner ~ I am a lover of travel & adventure ~ I am scared of heights
THIS IS NOT MY HOBBY. THIS IS MY JOBBY.
Local Photography Educator
I homeschool my three kids and I also enjoy teaching adult photography classes at my local tech center about twice a year and host my own monthly workshops.
Your unique story
It is time to tell your unique story. The process begins with an understanding of your brand currently, your philosophy and aesthetic so I can build a curated brand image strategy for the upcoming year based on your unique story.