Gwen Shoemaker Personal Brand and Lifestyle Photograpy. Portraits and content to up your game. Images Sell.

Now more than ever, your online presence is so important. I care about the success of your business and want to help you by creating professional images that makes your online presence pop. Ready to up your business branding and marketing plan? I help entrepreneurs grow their business with stand-out images. Contact me for rates that can be customized to fit your business and your budget.

Starting Prices

branding sessions begin at $1,800.00
Headshot sessions begin at $400.00

In a few sentences: It’s more than those corporate headshot sessions with forced smiles and plain backdrops. Brand & Lifestyle photography is genuine imagery that breathes life into your business, showcases your personality and makes your brand stand out. Brand and Lifestyle photography is perfect for entrepreneurs, small business owners and everyday people!

  1. Reach out. 
    Interested in booking a session with me? Reach out through my contact form or email me. Tell me about your project. We’ll set up a 15-minute discovery call and that’s when you’ll fill me in on  
    ALL the details about you and your brand. How do you plan to use your imagery (social, website, print marketing)? 
    How many images are you looking for (is this for a website refresh or a month’s worth of social media content)? Please include any hard deadlines for this project.

2. Custom proposal
After our discovery call, I’ll create a custom proposal unique to your brand and send it your way. 
Every brand is unique and your proposal will be designed to meet the needs of your project.

  1. Book It! 
    My husband and I have a new life motto, “Book it!” While this applies to planning a trip, booking a self care appointment or branding session- we say, “Book it!” Life is too short not to. After all, at least this one will be a tax write off. 😉
    To secure a date, a $500 retainer and signed work agreement will get you on the calendar.

4. Let’s Get Creative
After your date is secured, I will send a pre-shoot questionnaire to get to know your brand better and the vision you have for this shoot. We can talk about shoot logistics, best time of day to shoot, outfits, styling and props. I am happy to recommend other vendors if needed such as hair and makeup artist or stylist.

Great question!

Branding sessions are more in depth, strategic sessions that tell the story of your brand, showcase your professional personality and demonstrates what it might feel like working with you. Branding sessions will include headshots, candid lifestyle imagery that feels natural and unposed and often times details of your brand or craft.

For example, if you are an artist, this may include images of you working at your craft, details of your tools and and images of your finished artwork.

A Headshot session is just that. Traditionally, a cropped photo of your face looking at the camera often against a seamless backdrop or outdoors with a simple background. Usually used on a corporate website, business cards, modeling promo or dating profiles.

If you are an entrepreneur, you may want to book a branding session if:

  1. You are about to launch a new business.
  2. You are rebranding your business.
  3. Standing out online in a competitive market is one of your goals.
  4. You want to build trust with your audience.
  5. Your business has moved to a new location.
  6. Ready to standout and be seen? Reach out and book a discovery call at no cost! *I recommend booking your branding session 4-8 weeks in advance.

Published Work

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the following brands:

The Old Mill District – Bend, Oregon
Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Wool Town
Feels On Brand
The Modern Day Intuitive Sarah Noble
Meadowlark Restaurant
Kara’s Kitchenware
Green Willow Acupuncture
Boxwood Kitchen
Rapa Nui Tiki Lounge
Somewhere That’s Green
Initiative Brewing – Redmond, Oregon
The Nutrient Nurse
Midnight Grim
Vali’s Restaurant – Joseph, Oregon
Stein Distillery – Joseph, Oregon
Holton Secret Lab – Eastern, Oregon
Hipcamp – Oregon
Relevant ReUse – Denver, Colorado
Weird Birds – Denver, Colorado

my work has been published in:

1859 Magazine 2020
1859 Magazine 2015 Holton Secret Lab
1859 Magazine 72 Hours in Pendleton, Oregon
The Old Mill District (print & online marketing material)
Hayden Homes Amphitheater (print & online marketing material)
Cascade Business News
Western Home Journal

Whether you own a small boutique in downtown Bend, a local Brewery, upscale restaurant, or have moved your business 100% online, YOU NEED dynamic, professional images that will help your business stand out.

As an elopement, wedding and portrait photographer it is my job to capture images that tell a story. The same holds true to telling the story of your business.