Hi, there. I'm Celia, a Philadelphia branding photographer, and I'm so glad you're here.

I believe the process of creating images should be just as rewarding as the work that you do. And I know you love what you do, but maybe you're here because you don't quite love all your images or you need images that truly reflect your story. 

Maybe this is your first time planning a photography session or perhaps you’re coming back for a rebrand.

Maybe the process seems intimidating or maybe you're worried about being photogenic (you are!) or maybe you're afraid it'll cost t0o much. 


BRANDING
& LIFESTYLE
PHOTOGRAPHY

BRANDING
& LIFESTYLE

But you know you can't keep using the same images and expect different results. if you work with me, you'll stand out because your images will reflect you -- not anyone else -- and your story.

I'm here to help you plan your session and create honest and uplifting images for you. As a branding photographer since 2014, I know just how to help you gain clarity for your visual brand and get you to the next level.

branding photography for story-driven artists & creative entrepreneurs 

FOR
STORY-DRIVEN ARTISTS & CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

Ready to challenge yourself? Let's get started...

CASE STUDIES

CAIT STANLEY

cait wanted a fun, "in the city" branding session at some of the most popular restaurants of philadelphia. because cait had many photos for social media, a strong website, and experience in front of the camera, this shorter branding session was a great option to supplement her existing photos.

starter branding session

shanna hocking

shanna needed a full branding session to create all new inventory for her website and nearly all social media images. she reserved the lokal hotel for her photo session, which ensured she would get a variety of images from just one location to show her in an off-duty setting and a professional setting. shanna also brought several props, branding collateral, and many outfits that tied into her brand colors and her brand story.

full branding session

JAYEL LEWIS

jayel had previous branding sessions with me and was now looking for an update session. this session is exclusive to current clients who had a branding session with me and now want a session to make sure their website and social media stay consistent. this session is perfect for clients who are not looking for a rebrand or revamp -- but a refresh. 

CLIENT UPDATE SESSION

wellness site shop

mary was creating a completely new brand, service, and product: wellness site shop. she approached me for a half-day branding session, which was broken up into two separate shoot days, for her big launch. mary had worked with a graphic designer to come up with her logos and colors and also worked extensively with me to develop her story boards with strategic shot lists and color stories. with a half day session, she was able to do a full launch with all of her images.

half day branding session

Sam vanderwielen

sam provides diy legal templates for coaches and creatives. having worked with me previously, sam wanted to do not an update but a revamp for certain areas of her website and social media presence. this starter branding session in the city reflect her approachable nature while also highlighting her use of her new and evergreen digital products.

starter branding session

becky asch

becky was looking to update her website and social media with new headshots. this 30-minute session allowed us to create new portraits for her. while headshots are not a substitute for full branding sessions, they do allow people to get comfortable in front of the camera and start to create a professional online presence in advance of a full branding session.

headshot session

"As soon as I found Celia's blog and IG, I knew I wanted to work with her. Celia's style is approachable, detail-oriented, and committed to excellence. We prepared for the session through a prep call and mood boards, so we could make the most of our time together. On the day of the session, Celia helped me feel comfortable, even though I am not always relaxed in formal photography. She was reassuring and patient, offering strategies to help me share my authentic self. She has the unique ability to laugh with you, and take her business and work seriously. Celia listened thoughtfully to what I wanted to accomplish and helped make more beautiful images than I dreamed of. Her photos show my true energy and tell my story. Already looking forward to our next session." 

"she helped my share my authentic self"

-shanna


"I worked with Celia on fitness photo shoot and it was such a pleasure from beginning to end. She was very clear of not only her offerings but also how she was able to bring my vision to life. Although it was our first time shooting together (and will not be our last) she made me feel like we had been friends for years. Celia truly has a passion for her craft, and it shows in her meticulous attention to detail and fun loving spirit."

"truly has a passion for her craft"

-jayel

"Celia is absolutely fantastic! My first shoot with her was a solo lifestyle shoot and I was a mess (I am so awful at "candid" shots!) Celia was so reassuring, friendly and patient. She was such a pleasure to work with I have continue to shoot with Celia - engagement photos (twice!) and next up, wedding! She is so caring and invested and really goes above and beyond. Her attention to detail is unparalleled and she always seems to be 10 steps ahead and prepared for anything. Type A's take note, if you work with Celia you can relax...she's already thought of it. She maintains professionalism at all times while still managing to make the shoot fun. Ultimately we opted to have Celia shoot our wedding because working with her feels like spending time with an old friend who just happens to take gorgeous photos." 

"celia is absolutely fantastic"

-rachael

"Celia was an absolute joy to work with! I needed branding photos taken for my new online business and after one look at her work, I knew I had to work with her. She made the process so seamless, especially since it was my first time getting photos taken, and I didn't have to think about a thing. She coached me on posing and even gave me a few tips on taking my own photos. The photos turned out amazing and I can't wait to use them on my website and social media! HIGHLY recommend Celia...you won't be disappointed!" 

"i knew I had to work with her"

-mary

Celia is absolutely wonderful to work with. Celia obviously has an innate talent and eye for photography. But what's even more amazing is her ability to put you at ease during the shoot. Celia made me feel relaxed and comfortable, even when we were standing in the middle of Rittenhouse Square in front of lots of people! Celia also gave me lots of great tips about what to wear (or not wear), how to prepare for the day, and what to bring. It was SO helpful! I've worked with other photographers before, and they didn't give that level of detail. Last, but perhaps most important to me, Celia produced the most STUNNING photographs for me. I use them on my website, in my social media posts, and for all of my branding. Somehow, she perfectly captured me in the most authentic way and she presented my brand exactly as I wanted it to appear. I couldn't recommend Celia more no matter what type of business you have.

"captured me in the most authentic way"

- samantha

"I'm pretty photo shy (convinced that I never look in pictures like I look in real life), but Celia made me feel totally comfortable and got some amazing pictures that I will use for years to come! I would recommend her for any occasion."

"pictures I will use for years to come"

- megan

"Celia is an AMAZING photographer! She does the headshots for all of the therapists in our practice and they all come out looking unbelievable! We are so grateful that we found her!" 

- jen


"Celia is one of the sweetest photographers I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and working alongside, and I cannot recommend her highly enough!" 

"inspiring creative experience"

- carly

"Working with her is an inspiring creative experience that will make you want to collaborate again....and maybe just hang out as well." 

- johanna

“Celia is easy to work with and produces excellent work. I especially love the quality of light in her work. She's my go-to for portraits now, no question!" 

- heather

"I worked with Celia, and it couldn't have been easier. She has a great work space, and the photos that she took and edited were fantastic. I highly recommend working with her." 

- ben

"I adored my experience with working with Celia! She is so sweet, has a high attention to detail and is all around awesome. I highly recommend!" 

- melissa

"adored my experience"

TESTIMONIALS

The "why"

a business has to be fun, it has to be involving, and it has to exercise your creative instinctS.

- RICHARD BRANSON

There are nearly 500 million people using  Instagram on a daily basis. Websites with cohesive design and images are more likely to be trusted. And our brains process images in mere milliseconds. And these facts are just the tip of the iceberg...

Is it safe to say that images are important? I think so.
 
Since 2014, visual branding that clearly shows your purpose and your unique story has been my passion because I believe everyone should feel fulfilled in what they do and be able to communicate that to others.

Brands and entrepreneurs that can articulate their purpose and their "why," experience more growth in their revenue according to the Harvard Business Review. Don't you want that revenue growth? I know I want that for you, dear reader.

So how do we do this for you? Let's start by collaborating. As a story-driven photographer, we'll work together to create visuals that speak to your ideal audience, hone in on your why, and craft you visual brand story. Using my workbook based on my master's degree in communication and years of branding and photography experience, we'll get you to the next level...

Are you up for the challenge and doing the work? I'm here for you -- keep reading and let's connect!



There are nearly 500 million people using  Instagram on a daily basis. Websites with cohesive design and images are more likely to be trusted. And our brains process images in mere milliseconds. And these facts are just the tip of the iceberg...

Is it safe to say that images are important? I think so.
 
Since 2014, visual branding that clearly shows your purpose and your unique story has been my passion because I believe everyone should feel fulfilled in what they do and be able to communicate that to others.

Brands and entrepreneurs that can articulate their purpose and their "why," experience more growth in their revenue according to the Harvard Business Review. Don't you want that revenue growth? I know I want that for you, dear reader.

So how do we do this for you? Let's start by collaborating. As a story-driven photographer, we'll work together to create visuals that speak to your ideal audience, hone in on your why, and craft you visual brand story.

Using my workbook based on my master's degree in communication and years of branding and photography experience, we'll get you to the next level...

Are you up for the challenge and doing the work? I'm here for you -- keep reading and let's connect!



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during our chat, think about the kind of story you want to tell. think about your ideal clients or audience and how you'd like your images to communicate to them.

during the consult, we'll talk about the process, answer any Qs, and map out a potential photoshoot.

after signing a contract and retainer, you'll have my branding workbook and we'll coordinate your session. we don't pin down dates and a shot list until after we've worked through your key visual stories.

first step: have a free consult and fill out a questionnaire. think about your brand, your goals, and where you want to go with your brand.

THE PROCESS - WHAT TO THINK ABOUT

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on the day of the session, we'll have so much clarity, a strong plan, and an incredible day being creative and up-leveling your brand to where you want it to be.

the process:
what to know
+ think about

pricing

HEADSHOTS

headshot sessions are 30 minutes and start at $185 per person. the cost covers photography, consulting via email, editing, high resolution images, and travel within the philadelphia area.

branding sessions are available in 2, 4, and 6 hour packages and start at $500. the cost includes all consulting, story boards, editing, high resolution images, and high-end service. no-interest payment plans are available.

UPDATE

clients who have gone through branding sessions with me have an option to do a 1 hour or 30-minute "update" session to keep their social media fresh and images consistent with their branding images on their website. rates are varied.

BRANDING

My promise to you is that I strive to make sure your investment in branding photography is maximized and that I'm transparent about my services and pricing, which reflects years of experience and high-end customer service before, during, and after your photo session.

I know there's nothing worse than a bad fit. I promise that no matter where you are with your brand, every creative collaboration and conversation with me at any level is an honest one and an investment towards your future goals. 

Thank you for being here, and I can't wait to hear from you.

My promise to you is that I strive to make sure your investment in branding photography is maximized and that I'm transparent about my services and pricing, which reflects years of experience and high-end customer service before, during, and after your photo sessions. I also promise that no matter where you are with your brand, every creative collaboration and conversation with me at any level is an an honest one and an investment towards your future goals. 

AVAILABILITY

currently booking
branding sessions for:

currently booking
HEADSHOT sessions for:

currently booking branding sessions for:

May & June 2020

It's never too early to reach out. If you know you would like a full branding session for your new launch, website, or pivot, please get in touch. It's better to reach out well in advance as it takes time to plan sessions in detail and to make sure you get the most out of your investment. 

currently booking headshot sessions for:

march & april 2020

Sometimes starting with a headshot session is the perfect first step towards a rebrand. If you know you need new photos immediately, but a branding session is not yet in the cards, contact me to get started with this option. 

Last updated: February 12, 2020

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