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MERISA LEE BRANDING CO LOGO - CIRCLE (1)

st. john's | newfoundland | maritimes

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Social Media Design & Branding Photography for female-owned
brands that want content with
 purpose & authenticity

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portfolio

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Fashion blogger | St. John's, NL

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Business & Mindset Mentor | St. John's, NL

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Pop-up picnic company | St. John's, NL

" Merisa is incredible at what she does! She is so fun to work with, creative, and is open to any new ideas when it comes to photography. We've worked with Merisa on multiple occasions and each time she captures our brand so beautifully and really makes your vision and brand come to life. We are beyond excited to continue to work with her. She loves what she does and you can truly see that. Highly, highly recommend! " 

- Empower Apparelle

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Firstly...

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step 1 - After contacting me, you will receive my Welcome Guide & Brand Identity Questionnaire so I can learn more about you, your business, your values, and your overall brand - allowing us to pinpoint your "why" and what is going to attract your ideal client/customer. 

 

This step is crucial as we want to maximize our branding session as much as possible to capture imagery that not only looks cohesive to your brand & values - but also attracts those dream clients & customers!

 

step 2  - Coffee time! (Well, virtual coffe time, that is!)

 

After sending me your filled-out branding questionnaire, we will get together on a virtual call to go over a game plan - going over your answers in depth, creating our shot list, discussing locations, outfits, props, and makeup & hair options - and all the other fun details! 

 

We will also collaboratively start pinning inspiration on a shared Pinterest board to get our engines running & creative juices flowing. 

then...

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step 3  - After finalizing a date over our virtual call, I'll be sending over the photography contract and we will get you booked in!

 

To hold your branding session date, a 50% deposit is required on the date of signing the contract; with the remaining balance due the day before the shoot! 

If shooting outdoors and the weather isn't cooperative for our shoot (helloooo, we live in NL!) - then we will reschedule the shoot for another time that is convenient for both of us!

and finally...

how does it work?

it's time to elevate your brand

sessions & pricing

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STARTER

This short, yet powerful session  is going to give your brand a quick & easy upgrade from your current content.

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STANDARD

The standard session is designed to provide you a tailored gallery of imagery to use on social media, your website, and for other marketing purposes.

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HALF DAY

An in-depth, strategic session for the brand who's imagery requires a complete 180° - content like behind the scenes, product shots, and lifestyle.  

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STARTER SESSION

30 minutes

1-2 outfits

25+ high resolution & web-sized edited images

10-page branding guide & questionnaire

Virtual call/planning consult

Professional makeup & basic hairstyling

*(available at an additional fee, see below)

Personalized digital image gallery

$250

*Additional if professional

makeup & basic hairstyling selected

STANDARD SESSION

1 hour

2-4 outfits

40+ high resolution & web-sized edited images

10-page branding guide & questionnaire

Virtual call/planning consult

Professional makeup & basic hairstyling

*(available at an additional fee, see below)

Personalized digital image gallery

$400

*Additional if professional

makeup & basic hairstyling selected

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HALF-DAY SESSION

3+ hours

3-4 outfits

55+ high resolution & web-sized edited images

10-page branding guide & questionnaire

Virtual call/planning consult

Professional makeup & basic hairstyling

*(available at an additional fee, see below)

Personalized digital image gallery

$575

*Additional fee if professional

makeup & basic hairstyling selected

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FAQs

1. How long does it take to receive my final branding session? 

Your branding package will be delivered within 2 weeks from the date of the shoot. You'll receive the final, edited images in an online photo gallery which will be password protected and shared to you on delivery day.  You will also receive a few teaser images within 5 days of the shoot.

2. Do you edit the images or apply a watermark on the final images?

Yes, all branding images are edited using Lightroom in a similar editing style as the images seen on my website, past client sessions, and my Instagram feed. Images will not be delivered in a RAW, unedited format. If you need to apply your own filters or edit the images after delivery of the final images, you can do so by paying a small fee which will be added to your branding session invoice. No, I do not apply watermarks to your final images.

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3. How far in advance should I plan my session?

Typically, you should plan to do your shoot 1 month in advance of when you will need to use the images. As your final images are delivered within 2-weeks from the day of the shoot, it's best to allow a week or so between delivery day and when you will need to use them. If you are a blogger or someone who is planning seasonal content such as Easter, autumn or Christmas, book your session one season ahead. If a rush request is needed, the images can be delivered earlier upon paying a small fee which will be applied to your session invoice.

4. What will we go over during our planning consult?

The planning consult will narrow down the important details of the shoot so we are 110% prepared for shoot day! We will go over your branding questionnaire in-depth, plan our shot list, nail down the location(s), discuss outfit options, props, and hair & makeup.

5. How many outfits should I bring?

It's definitely best to over-plan and bring an extra outfit or two in case you need it. One outfit per shot on our shot list is typical - however planning for an extra outfit never hurts! You may find that a certain outfit you chose isn't doing it for you during the shoot - so having that extra backup will come in handy! You can see above in the package details how many outfits I recommend for each package. 

6. What type of locations do you suggest?

If we chose to shoot indoors, I recommend a bright, clean, and open indoor space with lots of natural lighting. A staged showhome, a friend's house, a studio, coffee shops or other public locations can be used (as long as the owners are okay with it!) I will help you plan a great indoor location and we can always discuss the option of renting a space for the shoot (such as an AirBnB). 

Of course, outdoors is always available - and if the weather cooperates - can provide a beautiful backdrop for your branding images.

7. What happens if I'm late to the shoot or need extra time during the session?

If you're late or need extra time for the shoot, I won't compensate for extra time as sometimes shoots are scheduled back-to-back; and it would not be fair to the next client. That's why it's crucial to pick the right package that will allow the exact amount of time you'll need for your session. Have your makeup & hair done well in advance and arrive at the first location 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the shoot to avoid being late! 

8. How often should I plan a branding shoot so I always have fresh content? 

This will look different for everyone, but ideally, you should plan a shoot once every 2-3 months so your inventory of content is always up-to-date. Monthly & quarterly sessions will soon be available as a package option - so stay tuned! 

9.  I'm on the fence on whether I need branding photography for my business. Why should I opt to book a branding session?

Branding photography is more than just 'photos'. Having consistent and cohesive imagery to help you show up for your customers is going to be an added value to your brand and business. Professional photography is not only going to elevate your existing brand, but it will tell your story and develop connection with your ideal client & customer to bring in more sales. 

10.  When should I start doing branding photos?

Whenever you feel like taking your business to the next step and are financially able to do so, having professional imagery is an important investment to make as soon as you can. Think about where you want to take your business and how you want it to grow. Having a stock of professional, tailored branding images at your fingertips may be exactly what your business needs to climb up to the next level. I'm always here to answer any questions you may have as I know this can be an exciting, new step for a new entrepreneur who's never had a branding session done before!

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