We love working local. Haide is a north Austin native and West Pecan Coffee + Beer is quickly becoming our go-to meeting location on the run. It was a perfect location for Haide’s personal branding session in Pflugerville.
West Pecan‘s space is bright and airy, and also full of tasteful furniture and other elements. It makes a perfect location for a personal branding session like this. Haide favors bright colors in her outfits and they fit right in with the coffee shop’s brightly colored retro-style furniture.
We were able to get a variety of backgrounds and poses quickly in a small space thanks to the decor. West Pecan’s colorful art and furnishing matched Haide’s bright spring look.
Haide’s Personal Branding
Haide, like us, is almost always on the run. She curates the CiaoBonita blog (and on Instagram) covering lifestyle, travel & fashion. One might safely assume that that her personal brand involves a lot of working on the go, grabbing a latte and bite to eat between other meetings. Adding those elements to her Pflugerville personal branding session felt natural.
A Change of Look
Haide describes this shirt as Neon Yellow on her own blog. Working with such a bold color, we used some of the more neutral areas of the coffee shop to balance out her outfit.
Personal branding sessions are always a bit of a journey of discovery. Like at portraiture, we strive to find images of our subject that tell a more in-depth story than a simple image might seem to at first. Fashionably working on the go in Pflugerville (and around the world) was the story we arrived at for this personal branding session.
We want to give a big thanks to West Pecan Coffee + Beer for letting us use their beautiful space. It’s always a pleasure working there, whether it’s answering emails, or a full photo shoot. We’ve photographed West Pecan before, in particular, some of their menu items, as a part of their own marketing effort.
Josh loves pushing the boundaries of what is possible with photography. He spends much of his personal photography time working with multi-flash lighting setups on location. He loves crafting a photo shoot to solve a clients problems whether it is on location or in the studio.
Josh is a Texas native and long time Pflugerville resident. He started his photography business in 2009 and has never looked back. His photo business even allowed him to be daddy-day-care before his two sons reached school age. Over the years his business has expanded to include just about every type of photography including wedding, automotive, editorial portraits, corporate events, sports and food. Through it all, he has continued to love wedding photography for genuine moment, the fast pace and the diversity of subjects it offers. Josh is a co-founder of North Austin Pfoutographic Society and a resident instructor at Precision Camera & Video in Austin, Tx.