this way to fabulous, inc

Impact-Driven Brand Photography and Video Content for Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs

These ain't ya mama's headshots. These are powerful storytelling visuals suited to help you sell more, and to the right people.

With my background in design and marketing, I approach visual content like a strategist, not just a photographer.

Set yourself apart with creative and strategic brand photos and videos tailored to your specific goals.

This experience is a deep dive into the unique identity of your brand. Your gallery will be full of images that show your personality and give actual vibes of what it feels like to work with you. You'll be setting visual trends in your industry in no time!

You don't need just another photo of you on your laptop. You need a photo showcasing your personality, your preferred surroundings, your story. You deserve visual content that is uniquely YOU!

Utilize our free discovery "brain dump" call where we will talk things out and really pinpoint the details needed to tell your story and attract your target clients. 

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YOU NEED TO BOOK THEM ASAP! I cannot even explain how above and beyond Jessi went for my branding photoshoot. She brought her A game and made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy and proud of how the vision came to life with Jessi. If you questioning it just STOP and hire her now.

Michelle Hamlin

handled by hamlin events

Personalized branding photos & videos for stories meant to sparkle.

Branding Photo & VIDEO experiences start at $599

First impressions are everything. You ARE your brand, so let’s show ‘em who you are and never let ‘em forget!

Are you: Laid back and dreamy? Sharply focused on your product? Love to dance? Your clients want to know you, and a branding photography session with me will bring out the best of you!

You are one-of-a-kind babe, and that's a GOOD thing! Now let’s put it to work!

Because I photograph with marketing and website design in mind, these images can be used to create content, communicate your values, refresh your website, and rocket your social media presence to new heights! I know you will want to use them EVERYWHERE!

Wait. Are you nervous?! GOOD! It’s okay to be nervous! It's just proof that you are fully invested in the next chapter. This is a big step forward, but you deserve this!

We will begin with a pre-shoot questionnaire that allows me to prepare for your session and bring out your true personality.

Our time together will be loud, fun, comfortable, creative, and flat out amazing. I promise.

You'll walk away with expertly hand-edited images/videos, with usage rights and an online gallery. 

No wasting time "picking" your top images around here. YAS GIRL. You get the FULL gallery.

These days, its harder and harder to stand out. You need brand photos that are unique, fun, confident and impactful. You don't need to tell the world your every move, but you do need to share at least a glimpse into who you are and what purpose you're serving.  Consistency in your brand builds trust and clarity. You want your potential clients thinking "Damn! I just need to work with them." Don't give them room for doubt!

no one is you and that is your

superpower

She has a great energy! I literally tried narrowing down my "favorite" pictures from my branding photoshoot and landed about 150, lol. I can't recommend her enough...so much passion, fun and good vibe energy that I want in my life and reflected in my photos!

Kristen

She is so empowering, helps you get comfortable and silly to bring out the most naturally captured moments.

Wow! Jessi BRINGS it!

"Jessi did my branding photos (which can be super awkward hahaha!) but

Michelle

she made me feel so comfortable during the whole process

I had so much fun and I left those pictures feeling so HAPPY! She’s basically the best."

Simone

who can not only share the 'what' to do, but who also gives you the skills, guidance and perhaps most importantly the confidence to do it. That's Jessi! A terrific partner who will push you to be the best you can be in building your own or your business brand. I would definitely recommend Jessi to anyone looking to take a next step towards growth, she is fantastic at what she does."

"We all need that one person in our corner

Jessi is so much more than a brand photographer.

She is an amazing business partner, cheerleader, and resource for all things brand-related.

"YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'RE SMILING IN THE PHOTO, NOT FOR THE PHOTO."

and that is a testament to how amazing my experience was with Jessi! I was truly happy, comfortable, and relaxed.

Taking brand photos can be stressful, but Jessi made me feel right at home and made it FUN. We incorporated fun props, did a variety of poses, and the result is a beautiful gallery of photos that are authentic to both me and my brand. My friend was recently looking through my new photo gallery and she told me 

Breanna

you've been working hard to perfect your brick + mortar or client experience and you want everyone to know about it!

The truth is, it might not be time. You may not be ready. It may not be what you need. You might just need "one headshot" or you might need some time to allocate finances in order to focus on your visual marketing. Guess what - thats okay!  There is no official rule book to when the right time is (kinda like what everyone says about having kids, eh?) but here are some feelings you might be having that indicate you are ready:

it's not for everyone.

Chances are, you're ready if:

Is this for me?

#Realtalk

You might be wondering if you even need a branding shoot or if its the right time...

You're aiming to grow trust by giving potential customers a peek into working with you.

even if you don't know what "more" means yet.

You're just ready for more. 

or maybe you have a fully new brand and website to debut!

You're planning a brand/website refresh

you just need a little help in the visual content building department.

You can't stop thinking about bringing your dream to life.

or maybe you recently has a major transformation like losing weight or changing your hair color.

You've changed or added new services, products or teammates

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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How many images will I get?

No image caps around here!  I don't love the idea of making you pick since I know the whole gallery is awesome-sauce. All images that make "the cut" will be right there in your gallery ("the cut" is getting rid of the blinks and blurs). This means the count can range from 20 all the way to 60 per hour. Every session is unique and the image count will be dependent on things like outfit changes, full set changes, location changes, and more. Our VIP Experience includes both web and full resolution images. Standard hourly photo or video only sessions include web-res images with the option to upgrade your gallery to also include high resolution rights.

02

How far in advance should I book my session?

The "Oh-So-Fabulous VIP Content Experience" typically books out about 1.5 - 2 month in advance. This gives us ample time to plan and strategize every aspect of your shoot. This signature experience includes both photo + video, so going over goals and gaps in your marketing is an integral piece of making sure we approach your shoot with intention and solutions. If you are doing Photo or Video Only, we book out 2-4 weeks in advance, depending on date and location availability.

03

How long will my session be?

You choose! The "Oh-So-Fabulous VIP Content Experience" is a 3 hour shoot, including both photo + video content. We do offer hourly coverage for both photo and video services, with the ability to add on time by the half hour. Our average booking for only one service is 1.5 - 2 hours as it allows for more flexibility of outfits, props and locations. 

04

Should I get professional hair & Makeup done?

This is totally a preference call, but utilizing a professional can absolutely help you look flawless on camera. It is included in the "Oh-So-Fabulous VIP Content Experience" and is available as an add-on to your other sessions. Our exlcusive partner Tamara Makeup & Hair Artistry has been glamming our portrait clients for over 10 years and not to toot our own horn, but we're a total #dreamteam.

05

Where does my photo or video session take place?

We have a studio in Hoffman Estates, IL. There is a natural light studio room and then also a larger, all studio light room. Our VIP Experience includes full studio access. One room is included for standard sessions, with the option to upgrade to full studio access.

We also have a list of fantastic rental locations for use, based on your style, needs and preferences. If you have a brick & mortar location, we can also shoot there! Travel fees apply outside of 40 miles from 60172.

Need some inspiration? Check out some past photoshoots and location spotlights on our blog!

06

when will my photos and videos be ready to view?

We do our best to get you your final photos and videos as humanly possible. Like you, we are human and sometimes life has other plans or technology fails us (usually on Mondays ha!) Turnover is typically 3-4 weeks. Kindly, don't rush the process. We hand tone and process all of our images to perfection. Trust us, the end result will be worth the wait. Rush completion can usually be accommodated when hard deadlines are presented during the booking process.

07

What if I'm super awkward and unphotogenic?

If you're feeling this way, you're in good company. Majority of people feel this way...hello, we're human! Seriously if I had a dollar for every time I'm asked this, I'd be rich! You're in luck, because I also feel this way, and thru doing many of my own branding shoots for TWTF, I've come to learn and better understand this feeling! It's super important that you book your shoot with someone you vibe with. This can make or break your session. I'm a pretty weird and goofy human, which most of my clients find put them at ease. I promise you, no matter how unphotogenic you feel you may be, we will have so much fun and your personality will shine bright (like a diamonddddd)

08

How do payments work?

For standard photo or video only sessions, 50% is due to book and secure a slot in our calendar. Our VIP Experience is 4 payments of $749. We accept ACH or Credit Card payments thru Stripe. There will be a "pay now" button right on your invoice at booking. We also accept e-transfers via Zelle. We do not accept Paypal or Venmo.

09

I'm ready to book, what are the next steps?

Hip hip, hooray! You will not regret this! Simply click here to choose your package, sign your contract and pay your deposit! We'll then be in touch to chat dates/locations and then get to planning! Looking for a very specific date/time/location? Email jessi@thiswaytofabulous.com to discuss before booking.

Still Have Questions?

Can't find the answer you're looking for? Simply reach out - promise we don't bite!

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full-service creative agency for small to medium sized businesses looking for brand clarity, strategy + execution