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personal branding

lisa kathan photography

personal branding



Our personal branding sessions are casual and modern, perfect for the "not-a suit-and-tie professionals": small business owners, artists, actors, pastors, and those who work in a more casual environment. We'll find the perfect environment and create images that help to define your personal brand. Images are perfect for your website, social media and print media.  


full session
7 digital images

1-hour session
large private gallery of images, you choose 7 images for download
2 outfits | 1 location
all images are fully edited

woman in robe | model headshots

man sitting | model headshots

extended session
15 digital images

90-minute session
large private gallery of images, you choose 15 images for download
2+ outfits | 2 locations
all images are fully edited



headshots only
2 digital images

30-minute session
small private gallery of images, you choose 2 images for download
1 outfit | western Lake County studio only
all images are fully edited

man serious | chicago headshots


You might wonder...why do personal branding sessions cost so much?

Great question! For starters, I work with you in advance to find the right location that meets what you need for your personal brand. I also help guide you on the right "fashion" for your session. Basically, any questions and concerns you have, I help guide you through the process of preparing for your session...I mean, you don't have these kind of photos taken every day, right? Then, after the session, I carefully hand-edit each of your selected images, so you look like your best self! So basically, personal branding + headshots sessions take more of my expertise and time, which is why the pricing is a little higher than a regular portrait session.



all sessions include

help with your looks: clothing recommendations and guidance by the photographer

digital images are delivered in a mixture color and black + white

gallery proofs delivered in a private gallery within a week of your session

final selections are available for digital download in full-resolution + Web-resolution
and include printing + personal use rights

additional details

above pricing is for one person only

hair and makeup are not included, but an on-site artist can be suggested

prints + products available for purchase

RAW/unedited images are not available

additional travel fees for locations outside Lake + McHenry counties may apply

full session fee due at time of booking