Secret Advice from a Brand Stylist & Photographer

As the saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words and your styled brand photography should too.  Just think a thousand words in one photo, what could your brand say?!  The right photograph will quickly catch your target audience's attention and communicate your brand results. Styled brand photography is a skilled craft. It's not throwing a few related objects on a table,  taking a photo, then hoping Photoshop will make it magical.  Magicians make magic and unicorns feel magical, but Photoshop doesn't do it.

What you need to know before hiring a photographer for branded photos.

Nidia Karimalis of styleundonecreative is sharing her knowledge nuggets on styled brand photography.  She knows how to bring your brand to life and create photographs that have stopping power for your target clients.

She makes magic because she's a pro at understanding the brand message, the audience, and results to find the right objects in the perfect layout that tell a story.  It means putting objects in the right place, getting the right light, color palette, angles and a million other details to create those perfect custom styled brand photographs.

Nidia's knowledge nugget:

The right brand photography will catch your ideal audiences’ attention straight away and speak directly to them.
Nidia Karimalis


I help freelancers, coaches and infopreneurs communicate their brand clearly, confidently and beautifully with custom styled brand photography.

RESULTS business owners can expect from working with you...

With the right brand photography, they will catch their ideal audiences' attention straight away and speak directly to them. They will make their services and digital products more real, more tangible and they will more clearly communicate the value of what they do. This all results in more of their ideal clients and more money in the bank.

For kick ass success, people should have READY BEFORE HIRING OUT...

Know your brand message and your ideal client! We can't catch their attention if we don't know who they are. Know what you want to use your photos for or what you want them to accomplish. Having a clear vision in mind is the first step to success! Lastly, have a fully developed brand in terms of color palette and style. Your custom photos will enhance your brand's aesthetic, but you need to have a clear aesthetic to begin with, to avoid confusing your audience

BEFORE THEY HIRE custom styled photography, I wish people knew ...

There is really a lot that goes into creating beautiful custom images, from mood boards to props to lighting.  There are a lot of elements to be just right in order to capture that perfect moment in an image, that will stop your ideal client in their tracks and show them exactly what you do and how valuable it is.

The BIGGEST MYTHS from people who want to hire out styled photography, but don't... 

The most common thing I hear is, "Why should I get custom photos when I can get stock photos for a fraction of the price?" Listen, stock photos are great when you're starting out and need to keep costs low and they are also great for things like blog posts, but when you're ready to take your business to the next level, stock photos for your branding or to showcase your services are not going to cut it. You have no control over how many times people will see that photo elsewhere or how the photo will be presented, but it will still be associated with your brand. If you want potential clients to recognize your brand, value your work, take you seriously and pay premium prices, then you need to position yourself that way and nothing will do it faster or more effectively than beautiful custom photography.

The other myth, if you don't have a physical product, you can't use photos to communicate what you're selling. You totally can! It just means that your images need to communicate the experience of working with you and the experience of the results you will provide. To me, this is actually a lot more interesting than just photographing a product because you really need to tap into the ideal client and how that person wants to feel. This is why I choose to work with service providers and people with digital products.

Your images need to communicate the experience of working with you and the experience of the results
Nidia Karimalis


If they've decided to invest in their brand and business with custom photography, they're already a rock star! But it also helps when they answer all questions, give as much detail as possible and approve each step of the process promptly. This means their project will go smoothly and they will end up with photos they absolutely love.


Writing content! Obviously, I'm more of a visual person. Plus, admin tasks.

FAVORITE WAY TO TAKE A BREAK in your business...

I love taking a break to get inspired! It could be just a few minutes with a good book or magazine, or it could be a whole afternoon with some paintbrushes and a blank canvas (not that I'm actually that good at painting, but I do enjoy it!).

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