Austin Brand Photographer

Brand Photography

That Makes Sense

Well-directed images, ready for web and social media, for oh-so-busy female entrepreneurs

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Your business needs original, web-ready images all the time, but do you want to focus on taking pictures all the time? Probably not. You have better things to do.


Hire a brand photographer who knows how to capture authentic brand visuals in a process that saves you time. With 90-days’ worth of images from one fun shoot, you’ll have what you need to take your brand from basic to awesome.



So What Makes Brand Photography Different?


Social & Web-Ready Images

Forget prints and think: digital images, consistent in style, and flexible enough to do business. Use your custom bank of photos to throw some text on, use on your website, social, newsletters, product launches, and wherever else you’d like—with no need to give credit


Authentic Brand Storytelling

So much better than a selfie or those dreaded professional head shots, go beyond being the face of your brand and have a personality. We’ll tell your stories with images that captures who you are, your workspace, and a range of emotions. With these images you’ll be able to craft what you want your audience to feel.


Save Time & Plan Ahead

We both know how important personal branding images are and that you have something better to do..

Don’t compromise. The process is designed to get you 90-days worth of photos in one efficient session, every quarter. This way, you don’t waste time taking photos, and you save time planning your social media in advance.


Detail-Oriented Shoots

I only work with a small amount of clients a year to ensure each gets the individual attention they deserve. It’s about showing up with a plan, homework done, ready to listen, and taking the time to make you feel comfortable and confident on shoot. By limiting the number of clients, there’s more time for each detail in every step of the process.


Images That Convert

The real reason we’re here is to raise your bottom line. Grow your business with images that make a lasting first impression, attract the customers you want, and evoke an emotional response. It’s not enough to have a pretty picture anymore — you need images that convert business.

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Most people are nervous to be in front of the camera, and even more so to put that image online. But here’s the thing, specializing in personal brand photography means I won’t let you get away with staged or unflattering photos. We’re going to have fun and we’re going to get a lot of cool images that you feel confident in and demand your customer’s attention.

Shelly is absolutely amazing. She thought of every detail. I told her my vision and sent her some ideas I liked via Pinterest. She made every single step effortless. My absolute favorite part was the photoshoot, which I originally thought would be awkward. I felt like Shelly knew me and cared about my complete vision. In the end, I was so pleased with my photos and can’t wait to show them off on my new website.
— Caitlin // Indigo Prints

Shelly Borga | Owner of Dakota & Co.

Hey Boss Lady!

I’m Shelly.
I call Austin, Texas my home.
I’m always up for a hike that ends with pizza.
I named my company after the four-legged love of my life, my husky.
And I help amazing women tell their brand story through images.

I threw off the cooperate shackles twice (once obviously wasn’t enough) to live all over the world and find a career I really care about. I found photography, and more than that, I found personal brand photography.

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How it Works

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Call Me on Your Coffee Break

First, leave me your details, shoot me an email, or call me on your coffee break—whatever is easiest for you. We’ll either talk right then and there or set up a time to have a casual conversation about what you want. You’ll be able to ask questions about my process, availability and prices, and I’ll be able to ask questions about your business needs, brand, and expectations.

I have standard packages available, but think of these as guidelines. For example, some businesses only want the one shoot per quarter, others will want me to photograph company events every now and then too. Once we pin down what you need, I’ll send over your custom quote and contract.

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Plan the Magic

The first shoot requires a little more input than usual from the client, in order for me to get to know your brand. But hey, even Harry Potter had to do some homework to get the magic right.

I’ll send over a brand questionnaire (which you can complete on your own or go over together) and you can send me your brand guidelines, inspiration, vision boards or whatever might be helpful for me to understand your brand. We’ll schedule a consultation to get on the same page and pick a shoot date. Then, I’ll get to work making sure venues, models, props and everything in between is confirmed and ready to go on shoot day. And after the initial onboarding and shoot, you’ll feel like I’m an integrated part of your team.

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Make it Happen

On shoot day, all you’ll need to do is show up and have fun. We’ll have a plan in place and work efficiently to get through it. You can rely on me to provide direction to get the best shot. I’ll tell you things like when a step to the left makes a difference and how to angle your face for the most flattering light. And when it’s done, it’s done. I respect your time and want you to get back to running your business.

After the shoot, my calendar is booked to edit and send your images to you as fast as possible. Within a week, you’ll receive all your edited, social and web-ready images. You can hand these over to your comms team and plan out your entire quarter’s social media and more with your charming bank of photos.

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Package I - The Mini

For new or aspiring entrepreneurs that need authentic images to establish their brand. This is also perfect for those needing a refresh session.

  • 50 edited images for business use in print + online

  • Up to 2 hour photo shoot

  • Creative direction of photoshoot including help with styling, props and locations

  • Photography at up to 2 nearby locations

Starting at $1,500

Package II - The Midi

For established entrepreneurs who win customers by sharing their story with beautiful images. Ideal for content creators and online coaches.

  • 80 edited images for business use in print + online

  • Up to 4 hour photo shoot

  • Creative direction of photoshoot including help with styling, props and locations

  • Photography at up to 3 nearby locations

Starting at $2,500

Package III - The Maxi

For entrepreneurs who want the VIP experience. Your brand is your core asset and images are your super power!

  • Unlimited edited images for business use in print + online

  • Up to one full day photo shoot

  • Creative direction of photoshoot including help with styling, props and locations

  • Photography at unlimited nearby locations

  • Includes Hair + Makeup, lunch and location fees

Starting at $6,000

All packages include the following:

  • Pre-shoot brand story questionnaire

  • Pre-shoot strategy & planning session

  • Online gallery to view + select images

  • Variety of shots including headshots, portraits, lifestyle, product, etc.

  • Full commercial usage rights for all photos

  • Freedom to edit photos to suit your brand

  • Brand photo library delivered digitally in both high resolution and web optimized formats

  • Social media cropping of photos as needed

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Find more time to grow your business (or even relax) with a brand photographer who “gets it.”