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Doug Trexell, Realtor | Roanoke, New River Valley Personal Brand Photography

Commercial PhotographySarah Vogl

Doug was a regular customer in the sushi bar at the restaurant where I used to serve. Somehow or another I told him about my business. He’s now one of my social media marketing clients, and this was our half-hour personal brand photography session. We spent a few minutes before an open house posing some photos for advertising purposes, and so far we’re getting great feedback!

Check out Doug on Facebook and Google. He might be even more passionate about helping his clients than I...

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Personal Brand Photography | Christiansburg & Roanoke

Commercial Photography, Misc Photography, DesignSarah Vogl

In an effort to generate regular bookings this year, one of my ideas regards personal brand photography. I'm looking for entrepreneurs and people of the internet who post online every day (or nearly every day) and are in need of high quality photos that tell their stories throughout the year.

The goal of this agreement is to capture your brand's story throughout the year at a fair price that is sustainable for both of us. I would like to meet with you 4 times a year to design a shoot for your brand which would yield enough photos for you to post every day (or nearly every day, depending on what your social media routine is).

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If you post every day, we would create 90 images that would last one quarter of the year. If you don't post every day, perhaps we would plan for 60 images, or maybe even just 30.

These are not going to be like my portrait sessions. These are story-telling sessions. And yes, we are kinda trying to tell your brand's story before it happens! We're going to take your business plan and your financial goals into consideration to create content that will truly help your brand grow.

Price Breakdown

  • If you're the hostess with the mostest who needs 90 images, one for every day of the year, we'd probably design a shoot with a time limit of 3 hours costing $500.

  • If you're a little less of a social media mongul, we can organize a 2 hour shoot for $350, yielding 60 images.

  • If you're not sure you need this many photos and you just wanna give this "personal branding" thing a shot, let's do a one hour shoot costing the same as my current portrait session price, $250. The difference is that *if we both aren't satisfied with what we've captured in that hour, I'm willing to go over time to make sure we've captured everything you need for the quarter.* (The same kinda goes for the previous two models, though I do believe 2-3 hours will be plenty of time!)

In case you weren't already doing the math in your head, my photo sessions are $250/hour. 3 hours of shooting would normally cost $750, so if you agree to purchase my 90-photo package 4 times a year, you're saving $250 each time. In the end you'd be getting $3000 of high quality photography work for only $2000.

If this is something that you might be interested in, keep in mind that this is a big commitment from both of us! For this reason, I can only accept a small handful of these jobs right now. If you'd like to be one of the first and take advantage of these super low prices while they last, contact me now: sarah@graymatte.rs

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where's kera? 5 minute photo shoot

Portrait PhotographySarah Vogl

We have an inside joke at the restaurant I work at about how we can never find Kera when we need her. Rarely a day goes by when someone doesn’t ask “where’s Kera?"

We snuck out 5 minutes before we opened the other day to take a few pictures and couldn’t stop giggling about “where’s Kera?” and what our boss would say if he noticed what we were doing.

AISHAH NYETA (Christiansburg Post Office, Laundromat)

Portrait PhotographySarah Vogl

I played the music middle-man today and put my two talented friends in a room together to make some beautiful sounds. Afterwards, Aishah and I went out for a quick little shoot at two places in Christiansburg I visit often: the post office and the laundromat. I’ve been fascinated with the aesthetics of these two locations for a while and was dying to shoot something there. This post-jam session photo shoot was just what I needed.