Headshots & Branding

Do you need pictures for your blog, book jacket, business cards, website, or for any other other branding or professional purpose? If so, you are in the right place! Scroll down for information on session options, answers to frequently asked questions, and a link to samples of my branding and headshot work.

Please note that headshot and branding pictures come with a liberal commercial use license and personal use permission. I strive to make it easy and hassle-free for you use your photos.

For additional information, or to book your headshot or branding session, call (360) 891-7705 (or click here to send a message). Looking forward to learning about your business!

Signature Branding Session

- One hour session
- Mix of headshots and work/product photos
- Image culling and basic editing
- Private online gallery
- Full resolution JPEG images
- Commercial use license
- Personal print-and-share release


Express Headshot Session

- 15-minute headshot session
- Image culling and basic editing
- Private online gallery
- Full resolution JPEG images
- Commercial use license
- Personal print-and-share release


Custom Branding Session

- Custom session
- Image culling and basic editing
- Private online gallery
- Full resolution JPEG images
- Commercial use license
- Personal print-and-share release

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What are branding sessions?

A.Laura Kesler Photography branding sessions are designed to provide you with photos - typically of you and/or your business services or products - for use in your marketing materials, on your website, on your business cards, on your blog, and for general business or personal branding purposes.

They may include formal headshots, information headshots, business portraits, author portraits (for use in book jackets and press releases), and/or environmental portraits (such as portraits of you at work and/or in your workspace).

Branding sessions can include product photos and/or photos of your artwork and creations.

Call (360) 891-7705 for more information! Looking forward to collaborating and working with you!!

Where will my session be conducted?

A.Your session can be performed at a public outdoor location, your place of business, or - in some cases - your home, in any of the following areas: DuPont, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Lacey, Olympia, or Tacoma.

Do you offer same-day and/or walk-in sessions?

A.Sessions are by appointment only and typically require advance booking. Call (360) 891-7705 for availability.

Will you cull my photos before delivering them?

A.Most definitely! I typically take lots of photos in branding sessions - many more than will be delivered. This is in large part because some of them will capture closed eyes, unexpected movements or motion blur, unexpected changes in lighting, an unflattering angle or pose, duplicate poses/scenes, and things of that nature. These types of images are commonly referred to as "outtakes," and are not included in client galleries or delivered images. All others are delivered.

How many photos will I receive?

A.I will work with you before your session to determine your session goals and the photos that are most important to you. The number of images I ultimately deliver will depend, in large part, on these factors.

Generally speaking, however, most clients receive at least approximately 30 images per hour of branding photography. The final number of images you will receive will depend on your particular session and your session goals.

Please note that for branding sessions, I strive to create as many photos as possible that meet the intent of your session goal. However, I do not typically guarantee that any certain number of photos will be created or delivered, as this is often situationally-dependent.

When and how will I receive my photos?

A.Your gallery and images will be culled, edited, and delivered within four weeks (for branding sessions) or 24 hours (for express headshot sessions).

Your photos will be delivered via a private, password-protected online gallery. The link to your gallery, along with your log-in information, will be emailed to you on the day of delivery.

You are free to share your gallery with others or keep it private. Anyone you share it with will be able to view and download your images and order prints and products from within your gallery.

You will have 30 days in which to download your images from your gallery. Your images will be provided as full-resolution non-watermarked JPEG files.

Do I get the copyright to my photos?

A.While Laura Kesler Photography does not typically sell or transfer its copyright, it does provide a complimentary license that permits you to use your photos for business and personal use without any attribution or royalties to Laura Kesler Photography.

Call (360) 891-7705 for details.

Can I purchase the RAW files?

A.I strive to deliver only beautifully finished photos. I therefore provide only finished JPEG files and printed products.

RAW files that come straight out of camera are similar in some ways to film negatives that come of out film cameras and that still require developing. I process (or "develop") the RAW files that I create, ensuring that they are properly calibrated for my cameras and lenses, processed for beautiful exposure and color, and been individually assessed for possible noise reduction, straightening, cropping, and other post-processing techniques that lend the final prints and images a polished and finished appearance. Once this has been done, I export the photos as full-resolution JPEG files in order to fully merge the post-processing effects into the final images and prepare them for delivery.

Just as most authors don't sell their initial book drafts, and many other professionals don't submit their initial project work to clients as a final product, I do not, under any circumstances, provide RAW files as part of Laura Kesler Photography's services, collections, or delivered products.

I like what I am hearing! How do I book my session?

A.Let's do this!!

The booking process starts with a phone call. Call (360) 891-7705 to get things rolling!

After we have talked and decided we want to work with each other, I will email you a booking proposal. Your booking proposal will contain everything needed to complete your booking.

Please note that payment in full is required at the time of booking. Your payment is fully refundable in case of cancellation by either party.

Looking forward to hearing from you!