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What to Wear for Your Headshots & Brand Photos

‘What do I wear for my photos?’ is such a common question I receive from my clients that I have already written one blog post about it before. The points in the first article are still all very valid and I highly recommend you read it too, but I also wanted to add some extra …

Some sexy statistics that show just how important photography is for your brand

Professional branding photography is an incredibly important part of any business’s visual presence. Failing to capture unique content or failure to use the content they have captured can have a negative impact on your brand recognition and connection with your audience. Not only are the statistics on the use of photography clear, the stark contrast …

What Happens When We Share Our Branding Photos?

Imagine investing the time and effort required into a branding photoshoot. You’ve filled out the Oh Tilly Brand Photography welcome package questions, showed Tilly the amazing things about your brand that set you apart and that’s before you even take a single photo. Then you take a day off work, sit at the hairdressers and …

Sometimes life surprises you! I won an award.

If you had told me 19 years ago that this is where I would be, I probably would have laughed at you. When I started capturing wedding and family images in 2004, I just loved what it felt like to create beautiful images. I wanted to capture memories for people in a very beautiful way, …

Protea Place Women’s Support Centre and a bit of fun with Tilly

Each year I choose one or two community non profit organisations that I can support in kind or with donations. This year I have chosen to support Protea Place Women’s Support Centre because their mission is so close to my heart. As an early teen my mother left an abusive marriage and what she was …

I Tried an AI Photoshoot So You Don’t Have To – BONUS: Better Alternatives

Gosh, this is flipping WILD! This may be the wildest thing I’ve ever seen. And No, it’s NOT GOOD. Let me start with the WHY. I have heard from many new and emerging photographers, frightened photographers, that they’re afraid AI will take their jobs. I’ve been shouting from the rooftops that this won’t happen. But …

Why Your Small Business needs to get involved with your local Chamber of Commerce

YOU need to join your local chamber of commerce.   I am talking to you. Small business owners, freelancers, solopreneurs, the little guy or gal. YOU. Absolutely large corporations should too, but this post isn’t about them, it’s about YOU and ME!   You know I have been in business since 2004. I photographed my …

Why Your Headshot Just May Be the MOST Important Part of Your Entire Brand and How to Nail It!

It’s time to talk branding. Right now I want to talk about your personal brand – the image you project to the world that defines who you are and what you’re about. If you’re an entrepreneur or a business professional, your personal brand is essential in your success. So what is one part of my …

Friends’ Engagement on Your Business Posts is Not Good Branding – Here’s Why

When your friends like your business posts and photos, it’s a great indication that they support you and your business; but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have good branding. Good branding is about creating a consistent image and message that resonates with your target audience, not just those who already know and like you. It’s …

It’s Not About Me, It’s About YOU!

What do you look for when you look for a branding photographer? I was scrolling the other day, a forum from across the globe, I was searching for information on a particular subject and found someone with excellent writing and information. I instantly wanted to read more from them. So I clicked over to their …

Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Board Headshots and Board Group Image by Oh Tilly Brand Photography

It’s no secret; one of the most powerful tools in my tool belt is networking. And the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce is a huge part of my networking strategy. Toowoomba is home to over 16,000 business, 98.6% of which have 19 or less employees (qualifying as small businesses). The Chamber of Commerce is a champion …

Ten Places You Need to Use Your Brand Photos for Maximum Impact

So you’ve taken that step to show you’re a serious business, you’ve invested in your brand, now you have a suite of incredible branding photos featuring you, your services/products and your team if you have one. What next? So many Oh Tilly Brand Photography clients come along requiring branding images for a new website build, …

How Much Does Personal Brand Photography Cost?

Even if you’ve had a personal brand photoshoot before you may not realise the true cost of having the session. Sure there’s the price of the shoot that your photographer has charged you, but have you considered the other costs involved?  Often times, inquiries to Oh Tilly Brand Photography begin with a question like ‘how …

What is Personal Branding and 5 Ways to Ensure You Are in Control of Yours

Some people think a brand is a logo. Some people think it’s a logo, colours and fonts. That’s not entirely accurate, but they are part of a brand. The truth is that a brand is an all encompassing message that includes logos, fonts, colours AND a whole lot more. There’s a saying that your brand …

What Unique Advice Does a Professional Photographer With 18yrs Experience Have for New Business Owners?

In 2003 I was interviewed by Derrin Hynch, Sarina Russo and a few others on A Current Affair. Derrin described me as ‘the perfect employee’ and ‘a great asset to any employer’. What he didn’t beleive was that I was capable of being handed the keys to a $250,000 business and running it. I had …

How to Recognise Quality Photography – Even if you know nothing about photography

One of the things I hear very often in professional circles is that many people don’t know what to look for in a quality photograph. When searching for a car to purchase, I ask my mechanic’s opinion on what vehicle will be the best and not give me any trouble. As a professional photographer with …

Studio Photography – It’s benefits, pitfalls and better alternatives

It will come as no surprise that Oh Tilly Brand Photography is a great fit for many different brands with many different aesthetics. Tilly has been shooting since 2004 and has photographed in thousands of buildings, parks, beaches and homes. How does this differ from studio photography and which is best? Read on to find …

These 6 Branding Photography Myths are Stopping Your Business from Growing!

I bet you read that and thought, how on earth could a myth about branding photography be holding my business back? What does branding photography even have to do with the growth of my business? Surely I can grow my business without branding photography, or with sub-par brand photography? Well that’s the problem with something …

Toowoomba Sensitive Freight by Oh Tilly Photography

What a fantastic team and such a fun session with Toowoomba Sensitive Freight. Spread out over two sessions to capture everything they needed, we managed to capture the TSF truck with some iconic Toowoomba sights in the background. We were all stoked to be able to capture the truck, the Cobb & Co windmills and …

New Year, New Brand, New You

New Year, New Brand, New You! This is the best gift you can give your business this season. Book Now You probably know how important branding is, but knowing it doesn’t mean much unless you can back it up with a branding package that makes your business stand out from the competition. Oh Tilly Photography …

Solomon’s Flooring Toowoomba and a Big Bus

Congratulations to the Solomons Toowoomba Team on their beautiful new location on Herries Street. All the effort of moving such a big business, a gorgeous showroom and a lot of stock and they have moved a total of 200 metres from their original location! But it is totally worth it with a massive space and …

Branding Photography – What is it and Why do I need it?

Think about the last 10 financial decisions you made from a new-to-you business (products or services): Out of those 10, how many did you make because of the people and the visual representation of the brand behind the product or service? My guess is it’s a pretty significant percentage. And how did you form your …

The Best Poses for Your Next Branding Photoshoot

The Best Poses for Your Next Branding Photoshoot It can be hard knowing how to pose when you’re not a professional model. It’s even more overwhelming knowing what poses are flattering. Then there are so many options and how do we know what is right for our business or personal branding needs? It’s ok, Tilly …

Shayna Fernando Artist, Illustrator, Designer – Personal Branding Photography

When I get together with Shayna there’s always a LOT of giggling. Even more when her Hubby is around, because he’s a clown with all the rad dad jokes. Each time we create branding images together, I just fall more in love with Shayna. She’s one of the prettiest gals I know and always has …

Choosing the Perfect Location for Your Brand Shoot

Location location location. It’s not just a hot real estate tag line. It’s actually really important to consider when planning your brand photos hoot.  Here are the reasons it’s important and how to choose the best location for you.  Your location determines what your images will look like. Is your brand office/corporate based? Are you …

How to Use Your Brand Colours in Your Photoshoot

One of the easiest ways to create consistency accross your branding is to stick to your brand colours. You use them for your print marketing, business cards and website. Why not use them in your photos too?  How can you incorporate your brand colours into a shoot? There’s probably a million ways you could, but …

The 6 Outfits You Need for Your Branding Session or Head Shots

One of the biggest challenges in planning a branding session is what to wear.  Almost every single time a client books their session with me, their very first email after confirmation goes like this: ‘Yay, I’m so excited. Now I just need to figure out what to wear’. I mean, word-for-word they’re almost always the …

How to Do Hair and Makeup for Your Business Headshots and Branding Photoshoot

‘I prefer the no makeup look’, ‘I prefer the natural look’, ‘I don’t like the way makeup makes me look’.  If I had a penny for every time I heard one of those comments, I’d have a small fistful of pennies. Sadly there has been a lot of misinformation around makeup, and particularly makeup for the …

Branding Shoot Planning in 5 Simple Steps

A branding shoot can be a huge undertaking, but with the right photographer (who will help you plan your session to the letter) and the right prep you can ace this step in your business and come out relatively stress-free and with a collection of images that can take your brand to the next level! …

Susannah Birch 2020 – Personal Branding

This isn’t the first, or last, time I will work with Susannah! Susannah came to me with the most fantastic idea of shooting a highly styled shoot in luxury pajamas, I nearly died of excitement on the spot. Armed with a plan and a gorgeous Spring afternoon in Toowoomba, we had such a great time …