Strategic brand photography for businesses who want to grow through purposeful brand imagery.

Dakota Hersey brands

It’s about digging into the heart behind why you do what you do and how you want to connect to your potential customers. 

As a marketing strategist turned CEO, I have years of experience helping businesses show up online through various content strategies. I’m excited to pair my love of creating purposeful images with my content marketing brain to help you grow your business. 

Brand imagery is so much more than a curated photo of you with a cup of coffee behind your laptop.

We’ll start with a call to have you walk me through all of the in’s and out’s of your business – what you do, how you do it, why people love working with you...and especially what’s working and where you need help with the kind of images needed to convey the most important messages about your brand (it’s okay if you don’t know – I can help!). 


get to know your brand

These aren't your average headshots...

After our call, once we’ve made sure we’re the perfect fit for each other and that now is the right time for you to invest in your brand photography, I’ll dive even deeper into your online presence to develop a strategy for creating unique images that will really reflect the value you bring to your customers. 


dig even deeper...

You are the champion of your brand, so I will need to make sure that everything about our plan makes sense to you! We’ll have a pre-shoot planning call to clarify any questions I came across during my research, discuss potential concepts, and finalize all of the details of your upcoming shoot. 


pre-shoot strategy and plan

The best day!!! This is when our visions will come to life and we’ll capture all of the images you’ll need to support you as you connect with and educate your potential customers online – all with your business goals in mind. 


shoot day

When your shoot is done, you’ll be relieved to have a gallery full of images you can pull from when you’re redesigning your website, scheduling out your social posts, bolstering your emails, or creating on-boarding guides for clients.... The possibilities are endless! 


start sharing

As your business and life constantly evolves, so does your content and images. My goal as a brand photographer and content strategist is to work alongside you and build upon your strategy for your future shoots to make sure your brand imagery remains consistent and fresh. 



As business owners, we’re told to showcase our work and ourselves online. I believe one of the best ways to build trust and attract your ideal customers is to curate a bank of images that represent your brand and offerings in a way that’s both relatable and professional.

So here are the details...



on-GOING Shoots

It is important to me that the research and strategy that we create during your foundational brand shoot is used to its full potential. I want feel like your partner in content rather than just your photographer! 

As part of our partnership, you will have access to discounted shoots for content refreshes for up to two years after your foundational shoot.

short form video

If you're all dolled up with props and creative direction, it's the perfect time to also get video content while we're doing photos!

We will add an additional hour to your foundational shoot to allot for short form iPhone video (TikTok or Reels) with an additional team member to record alongside me.

get the most out of your planning!

Every shoot is an opportunity to refine your messaging, find gaps in your image library and build onto the overall marketing strategy.

My ultimate goal is to not only provide a gallery of images that help support your marketing needs, but to partner with your business for the long-haul.

When you decide to partner with me, you also have access to add-ons to help make the most of your planning.

studio sessions

Studio sessions are perfect for promotional images, headshots, holidays, or milestones. Personally, I love them for marketing materials because of the amount of white space available for text!

Your session includes the studio rental and backdrops (I have multiple colors!). Sessions are booked during weekdays during the day to take advantage of the light.

I felt completely at ease and had so much fun! The pictures I received are PERFECT and exactly what I was looking for. I couldn't have asked for a better branding shoot or photographer.

Dakota took brand photos for me to use on my website and social media. First off, she sent a questionnaire that asked questions about my business, myself, what I want to convey to my clients/potential clients, what I offer, my color scheme, and my overall brand style. She took the time to review my website and Instagram to further get to know my business. This made a significant difference in my photos. They're reflective of me and my business so they pair perfectly with my website & Instagram! 
Dakota gave me great ideas on what to bring and wear. The different locations, outfits, and props made it seem like the photos were taken on different days at different times. 

The day we took photos, she took her time and made me feel 100% comfortable.

Sara Ann Weddings and Events

sara tanner

Brittanie Raquel Events

Brittainie Raquel

I'm so glad we chose her style and expertise to bring my brand's vision to life. We can't wait until the next one!!

Dakota is friendly, professional and a true gem!

My Wedding Planning Company used Dakota Hersey Photography for our Brand Shoot and let me just say it was the best decision! She was so prepared, and had great ideas for flat lays, she even made a list of some items to pack and bring, items I didn't even think of! We chatted about brand colors and outfits and made myself and Kinsey feel gorgeous and confident throughout the whole day while we were shooting.

We had some great behind the scenes shots and then our head shots we have used over and over and always get amazing compliments on.

Dakota is easy to work with because she has a humble go-getter attitude but knows exactly how to set things up to make your pictures turn out perfect. She knows how to take charge and pose you and still make you feel confident and comfortable when she is behind the camera. Dakota is in the process of branding my business and everything we’ve done so far has been actually PERFECT. My family’s company will soon begin the branding process with her as well. The photos are going to be top of the line for my website relaunch and my family’s original launch. Dakota has a vision and knows how to make it happen!

when you see her work, you know she’s already made it big time.

I’ve been a fan of Dakota Hersey Photography since she started her business. She’s still got her “small town girl” spirit, but

Brook's Fresh Flower Farm

Brooke Freeman

Choosing your brand photographer is a big decision, so who better than my previous clients to share their thoughts on the brand shoot experience!

Meet the Dakota Hersey Brands

Has a service offering they've spent hours perfecting.

The business who is the best fit for The Dakota Hersey Brand Experience...

Wants to showcase more than just their end product online.

Is looking to develop an online presence that brings people along for the journey.


The Dakota Hersey Photography brand Experience begins at $1200

As a business owner, I understand what it’s like to wear multiple hats and care so deeply about the relationships with your clients, while also needing to stand out online. That's why I apply all of my knowledge and experience to your brand images so you have more than just a pretty headshot – you have a gallery developed with strategy in mind. 

The foundational brand package includes:

• A brand consultation
•  In-depth research and audit of your online presence
• A pre-shoot planning call and strategy
• Downloadable gallery of edited images
• Commercial copyright


studio sessions are available for $500/HOUR

not quite ready for a full brand shoot?

I can’t wait to hear more about you and the business you’re pouring your heart into. 
For you to get the most out of your brand and content photos, we’ll need to make sure we’re the perfect fit for each other. After you reach out I’ll send detailed pricing information and a questionnaire to better understand your business and content needs, then we’ll have a call where we’ll talk through your potential strategy. 
Fill out the contract form to inquire about your date, or contact me directly at

For more information about brand collections, please inquire. I can’t wait to hear from you.

let's do this!