Personal Branding Images Denise Watson

Business Performance Coach, Trainer, and PR Professional.

I had met Denise a few times through the years (she can often be found at New Milford High School watching and photographing a soccer game) but we had chance to talk and get to know each other recently and she told me about her love of business coaching. That of course led to a conversation on personal branding images, online first impressions, websites and before you know it she was in my studio!

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In Denise’s own words:

Put Your Best Face Forward!

“As a business performance coach and public relations professional, I am quite discerning with my choice of collaborators – whether they are photographers, business partners, or patrons. 

When you become your own business, it is imperative to have a personal and professional brand that complements the work you do – your vision, your mission, and your values. Quality images that portray your true and authentic self are an absolute necessity to that brand. 

I knew immediately that I was in the right hands to help create the images for my brand when Janet asked, “Who is your ideal client?” 

And, then she went on to talk about how to attract the ideal clients with a span of styles and poses.  Essentially, her ideas of depicting how your true and authentic self goes into your brand dovetails perfectly with my own ideals.

Most importantly, Janet and I agreed that you must love what you see, or you simply won’t share it. Sharing the real you is essential to your success. For many, like myself, to face forward confidently for photos and then share them with the world is a daunting task. Photos are forever, right?  

I can say wholeheartedly, “I love what I see! I am excited to share!”

Thanks to Janet, even my camera-shy self is devising what my future photo sessions will look like.

Janet Taub of Planet Photo is officially my photographer of choice. Her personal touch, astute awareness, and depth of talent supports the focus of her clients – personally and professionally.”

Denise Ann Watson | Ardent Image Designs, LLC.

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MUA: Candee Caldwell

Personal Branding and Marketing

Meet Linda Rey

Aurora Consulting, CT

I invited Linda Rey from Aurora Consulting to be a guest writer on the Planet Photo Blog. We met last year at a networking event and I was impressed by her desire to mix up the networking scene in New Milford. It was such a pleasure having her in the studio and I loved picking her brain and getting her perspective on personal branding and marketing! I also loved the she switched out images on her blog and started to use the images we created IMMEDIATELY! Check out her website and follow her on social media.

In Linda’s words:

In this digital age, the B word is thrown around a lot when it comes to businesses marketing their business. No, the “B” word isn’t “business” but that’s a good one too.

What’s the “B” word? You know what it is: Branding.

There are many tools available to download many, Many, MANY stock images to market your business and your brand. We can also add graphics and logos and textures to those images.  We’ve used these tools and it’s been fun. 

But, we knew we wanted to level-up our brand. We decided it was time for a professional photo shoot to focus on us as the BRAND.  We were mindful of our “brand” when presenting to the wide world of prospective clients for our business. Nothing speaks to your brand like a spectacular picture of YOU.

We knew to get to the next level, we needed Janet at Planet Photo to help create those images. Janet is a gem. She is the consummate professional, but also a creative genius when it comes to representing your brand on film. 

Her ideas are fresh and the event was fluid with changing it up so we would have a library of images as part of the marketing mission.

We wanted to create a personal connection with our prospects and clients. That’s what Janet helps to achieve.  With a personal connection, your audience of customers and clients become intimately familiar with You as the Brand.

Now, we can merge our pictures with our words.  The reaction has been instant and overwhelmingly positive.  Our audience clearly “gets the picture.”

She can’t wait to hear from you to talk about your brand possibilities. If you’re thinking about it, start talking with her so you can envision the possibilities. You’ll be so incredibly happy!

Please email Janet at or call her at 203-313-1303.