My friend Nicole contacted me and asked if I would take her sister, Jessica's, senior/graduation photos. Of course, I agreed, and we decided to meet on campus for the photo session. With the quarantine finally coming to an end there were a ton of UT seniors out having their photos made. I did not attend the University of Tennessee, but I am from Knoxville so I am a huge Vols fan. Still, I am not super familiar with the campus so it was cool to be able to walk around and get a feel of what the students experience. UT really does have such a beautiful and historic campus.
Jessica is graduating this spring and hopes to pursue some sort of career in forensics. For the past few years she has worked in labs at UT and interned at the Body Farm. She is gorgeous, as you will see from the photos, and even more impressive, she is graduating with honors. Scroll to see some of my favorites from her senior session.
I want to give a glimpse into a typical branding photography session with Tara B Photography. Glenneth booked her session with me months ago, and we decided for her brand it would be best to take her photos downtown Knoxville, TN where we live. Her branding colors are bright, giving off the same positive and happy energy Glenneth has herself. She wanted to include outfits that were both professional and casual, as those both sum up who she is.
A branding photographer should always encourage you to be yourself in photos while also keeping in mind the business and social media image your want to put forth. These sessions include professional head shots, but also provide you with a gallery to pull from for your social media for months on end. For those that need a big social media presence, like Glenneth, this archival of images is invaluable. If you more into style and fashion on Instagram or are a mom blogger, etc., this gallery will look different for you.
My goals when photographing this session were to capture Glenneth's natural smile and upbeat energy while also giving her some images of her at work. She is turning fifty in a couple months so we wanted to capture some fun with the number 50 balloons to help her celebrate! Scroll down to see some examples from Glenneth's branding photography session.