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My name is Amanda Ghobadi.
I'm CEO & Lead Photographer at The Branding Babe.
But I'm also so much more than that. I’m a mom to two sweet fur babies, a yogi, an ever-learning art student, and a total tree-hugger. I'm a woman who lives to eat, and my go-to weeknight activity is ordering takeout from my favorite vegan restaurant while streaming the latest episode of Queer Eye on Netflix (Surprise: those boys really get branding!). Oh, and I’m saving up for my next tattoo. I love any kind of art as a form of self-expression, and that's just one of the many reasons why I do what I do.
I founded The Branding Babe after years of bouncing from one role to the next, feeling like I needed to make a bigger impact in my community. I knew that I wanted to help fellow women entrepreneurs on their journey to financial freedom, personalized success, and legacy. I started by designing websites for local women-owned businesses, and then in 2018 I picked up my camera. That's when everything changed.
I believe that when you put in the soul-centric work it takes to produce powerful imagery, it transforms you. As your brand's reputation grows, it will create a domino effect. And as your confidence begins to sprout, so does my confidence in capturing you. This is the magic space where our creative relationship blossoms.
Together, with lots of nurturing and guidance, we will grow your personal brand into a beautiful empire; an empire where inspiring women rule, and all of your people get a VIP seat at the royal table.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
In 2019, our CEO Amanda had a vision. It started as a Facebook community geared towards helping entrepreneurial women build their brands online. With a strong background in branding & graphic design, and an up-and-coming photography business, Amanda knew she was onto something when she was asked to speak about branding at a leading photo industry conference Hustle in Heels 2.0.
Since then, Amanda has been working non-stop to turn The Branding Babe into an industry leading photo & video agency for women building their personal brands.
Our menu of offers is unlike that of any other agency or studio on the market. Designed specifically for women of influence looking to scale and grow online, our photo & video sessions help you strategically position yourself to attract your ideal audience, all while staying authentic and embracing your unique personality.
Our mission: to help empowering women of all backgrounds translate their passion & purpose into content that connects & inspires.
Our ultimate goal: to create a better world through beautiful photos & videos that encourage communities of women to reach their true potential.
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So, why personal brand photography?
Personal brand photography allows you to tell your unique story through authentic, emotive, and consistent imagery. It helps you develop a deeper connection with your audience, sets you apart from the competition, and presents you as an intentional & professional woman.
Personal brand photographs can be used diversely across the web, social media, email marketing, online education, print advertising, and more. Our goal together is to up-level your brand across all platforms with fresh & engaging images that target your ideal client base so you can position yourself as a top competitor in a saturated and ever-changing market.
How do you know if a personal brand photo session is for you?
You’re overwhelmed trying to create consistent content for your clients and feel like you lack direction.
You want to take gorgeous images of yourself for your business, but can’t seem to capture the right angles, poses, and backdrops that highlight who you are.
You’re getting bored of using the same old headshots of yourself on your website & social media, and are looking to make a statement in your photos.
You’re so busy serving your clients each day that you don’t have time to set aside to even think about using photography to elevate your brand.
You’re frustrated, because you know you have a kick ass business yet can’t seem to translate that to your ideal audience.
Imagine what it would feel like to ditch the overwhelm & frustration and instead feel empowered & elevated by branded images that take your website, social media, and print marketing to the next level.
This is exactly what personal brand photography can do for you! Step into the light as the empowering professional you know you are through images that deeply resonate with your client base and tell your unique brand story.
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Our instructors, guides, and staff are really only concerned about wind and wave conditions. We can get wind and wave conditions that are entirely safe, and we have a variety of beaches and tour routes that we can use to avoid difficult conditions. But, we can also get conditions that will force us to cancel our activities. We will always do our best to work around conditions which may include later, or earlier, start times, or changing meeting points, trust us, we love to get out on the water too! The final call is always made by Man, our lead guide. He is an experienced boatman, fisherman, climber, jungleman, and an all around survivalist. All of his decisions are made with your safety and well-being above all else.