Fairhope Wedding Photographer & Educator | Ellison Smith Creative- Formerly Goodie & Smith Weddings

Personal Branding Portraits in Mobile AL

Cat Pope is a fine artist based of Mobile, AL. She has been creating original oil paintings using traditional art pigments and materials since 2011. Her pieces have been in exhibitions all over Alabama and Florida. She also teaches classes at the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama and the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, Alabama. Cat is not only a client but a dear friend of mine and her soul is just as colorful and special as her paintings. When we sat down to collaborate on her personal branding session, my goal was to get a true sense of her inspiration of her studio.

Personal Branding Portraits in Mobile AL

Every item in a work space brings inspiration, they fuel the creativity flowing in the space. Some items are there for face value. Some items are there because of their colors. Other items, such as the vintage campers, were there because of the nostalgia she feels for a pre-tourist Florida. Being from Florida, a lot of her inspiration is pulled from the details of “old” Florida. She brought the outdoors in with plants. Cat’s favorite accessory is her studio mate, Rufio. He provides entertainment and company while she is working.

Cat had a vision for her personal branding session. She wanted the images to be warm with fresh light. She wanted the images to bring the sense of happy nostalgia  while also emitting the spirit that joy brings and thankfulness.

What is a personal branding session?

A personal branding session is going to be different for everyone. Once you inquire about scheduling a session, I would love to schedule a brief phone consult to chat. During this phone call, we will discuss who you are, what your business does, and what your needs are for your session. We will decide how much time you will need to accomplish your goals for the session, any particular images you might have in mind, and possible locations if you don’t have a work space.

We’ll work carefully through planning your personal branding session together to truly reflect who you and your business are.

Check out Cat’s website here.

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Fairhope Alabama Wedding Photographer formerly Goodie and Smith weddings

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