Charleston Branding Session | ND Branding Photographer


Two women wearing shades of pink and heels laugh as they walk away from the palm tree-lined pink buildings in downtown Charleston, SC.

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know this North Dakota photographer LOVES to travel! My most recent adventure was to Charleston, SC for the Root to Rise Mastermind Alumni Retreat and the city stole my heart. My friend, Kim, and I planned our own South Carolina branding shoot before the retreat and I am positively itching to get back and do another one.

North Dakota photographer, Kellie Rochelle Photography, is shown with a friend and colleague in The Pink Figgy wearing a bright pink skirty and heels during a South Carolina travel branding shoot.

Charleston, SC Getaway

Charleston is a fun city full of Southern charm and beautiful architecture.  I couldn’t believe how many cute boutiques and great restaurants we visited! We popped into The Tiny Tassel to browse their gorgeous selection of handmade jewelry, and I left with some of the cutest earrings I’ve ever seen.  Their packaging is something to behold as well.  (I couldn’t help but notice, I was in town for branding-related business, after all.  If bright, bold, and feminine are your style, visit them while you’re in the neighborhood!

A collage of photos depicts two blonde photographers during a branding photoshoot in Charleston, SC involving the Pink Figgy.

The Pink Figgy

Speaking of bright, bold, and feminine, let’s talk about the session with Kim! We discovered The Pink Figgy before our trip and knew we had to include it. It’s a 1991 convertible Nissan Figaro lovingly referred to as Fiona that can be rented for events or photoshoots. I had already taken a peek at the Instagram account the owner runs (check it out! She’s phenomenal!) and I could not wait.   Kim and I threw on our twirliest dresses and sunglasses, and stepped in front of the lens instead of behind it.  We had the time of our lives!

A North Dakota brand photographer is shown wearing a white top and a fucsia skirt standing before The Pink Figgy next to a palm tree during her Charleston branding session.

Perfect for Travel Senior Session

The buildings downtown gave us the perfect backdrop for our positively pink branding session. I can’t help but envision the possibilities for future sessions for my own clients!  Recently, I shared a post on IG that it’s got great potential for branding or senior photos. I was especially inspired after seeing a pink dress on the Vici site that screamed Charleston!  Wouldn’t it make for the perfect pink vintage aesthetic session?!  I adore our photos and am getting hyped just thinking about the photos I could shoot there. (Pssst! September is the only month I’m not doing a travel shoot so far!)

Two blonde photographers smile and laugh in the front seat of a pale pink Nissan Figaro in South Carolina.

Following our session, we dove head first into our retreat that focused on branding photos.  The more I learn and shoot these, the more clear their importance becomes! If you’re looking to boost your online presence or awareness of your brand this year, a branding session is a great place to start & I can help. Contact me here to get the process started and don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for session inspiration!

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