Personal Branding and Headshot Service Guide

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Your Image Matters Consulting 2021


After photographing almost every genre I found my true love, which is

I'm so glad you're here. I've been saving

working with professionals individually

a seat for you.

to produce images that empower and elevate them and their brand, and I

My name is Michelle Strickland. I am a

recently rediscovered how special it is

professional portrait photographer.

to work with children.

Being a photographer was always my

I'm looking forward to providing high-

dream job but more of the "National

quality, custom images for you!

Geographic" kind. I have a degree in Social Work and enjoyed working with people that are differently-abled for about 15 years.

Michelle Strickland CEO - Your Image Matters Consulting



Meet the Team

Michelle Strickland

Professional Headshot and Personal Branding Photographer

Honey Senior Pawperations Officer

Proud single mom to two intelligent,

Honey found us about 12 years ago on

hard-working young adults. Closet

Christmas Eve. My daughter wanted a

Introvert. Coffee, ice cream and naps

kitten, but Honey needed a home. She

are my favorite coping strategies.

used to hide under the bed - Now she's the bossy boss.

Atom and Bean Pawkour Ninja Tag Team and Procurement Division

Maggie Chief Benefits Officer

They found us, too, and we couldn't be

Those benefits would be treats, tummy

happier about it. They aren't siblings,

rubs, naps, and cozy blankets.

but they bonded immediately. They are

Maggie's pastime is stealing cat food,

loving lap kitties and the best

escaping the fence, and visiting her


furry friends in the neighborhood.

Client Testimonials "Michelle is an absolute gem of a photographer! She was very responsive and really was interested in providing photos that matched my brand and feel that I was looking for. She gave some great suggestions as well! The session was wonderful she’s so easy to work with and made me feel very comfortable! I highly recommend her!

Lynda McDonell - Financial Coach, Pique Prosperity

"I am more than pleased and satisfied with my photoshoot and overall experience. To be honest, I was very nervous and feeling self-conscious because I don't do photoshoots often, but I know I needed professional headshots for my business. I am so glad I found Michelle because she truly did an amazing job and made me feel comfortable and confident. I already booked her for a branding shoot, and can't wait to use her for my future needs. She's amazing behind the camera and gave me the direction I needed to know how to pose and present the best version of me. So happy with her service and would definitely recommend!

Chef Lovee - Executive Chef, Mixing Mama

"Michelle is beyond professional and her photos are always incredible. For the past if couple of years, Michelle was our photographer for our UN WOMEN USA annual signature event at the NC Governor's mansion. She manages to take control of her subjects. You're not even aware she's taking the pictures, while she is tactfully engineering poses and groupings. She is such an expert at what she does- and she does a lot- that I wouldn't consider using anyone else especially for the personal portraits. Thank you Michelle for making my image matter!

Tsegga Medhin, UN Women USA NC President

Client Testimonials My associate and I had our photos done by Michelle for our business brochures. I was extremely pleased and impressed with Michelle's work. She is very pleasant but intensely focused on doing a great job. It sounds trite to say a service provider cares, but Michelle really does care--maybe it's because of her background as a social worker, but she goes way above and beyond the requirements for the job she contracted for. She really is knowledgeable about branding and imaging and works very hard to offer ideas about those things. She understands the process of becoming familiar to whatever community one wants to connect with, so her work reflects that understanding. She sees how her work serves the achievement of the overall objectives. Very savvy lady. It was just a total pleasure to work with a true professional who cares about her work and the realization of her clients' aims. I continue to work with her. I was a serious student of photography when I was young and did professional photography when I was in college, so I know quality work--hers is.

Will M - Wealth Management

Investment Headshots Includes consultation, headshot guide,

$200 session + $65 per image

Location of your choice, solid studio backdrop or environmental setting, private proof gallery.

Retouching Proofs are delivered with basic retouching.


The images you choose will be hand edited to include teeth whitening, blemish removal, skin smoothing.

Facelifts, body shaping, bra strap removal,


etc. are edited by hand.

1 hr min

Personal/Professional Branding Packages

Begin @ $495

What is your business about? How do you want to show up for your ideal client? This is accomplished with strategic branding images. Long-term projects available - monthly or quarterly. Includes headshots as requested.

How It Works Over the years, I've developed a simple process that works. Here's what you can expect:


PHONE CONSULT We get to know each other. I ask you questions that will help me get to know you and what you are looking for. We discuss location/date then schedule your session.


BOOKING A booking fee is required to reserve your appointment on my calendar. I'll email you a link, you confirm your appointment with the non-refundable booking fee, which is applied to your total.


SESSION GUIDE Basically a FAQ sheet - what to wear, what to bring with you, how to prepare for your session. You'll receive this once session is booked.


YOUR SESSION The first few minutes we are together, feel free to ask any questions, get comfortable, and prepare to shine!


AFTER THE SESSION Within three business days, you will receive a link to your private gallery with a selection of proofs to choose from. Once you have made your selections, you'll send me the image numbers, I send you an invoice for the balance, and I will hand-edit to perfection and deliver the final digital images to you once payment is received and images are ready, typically within five business days.

Frequently Asked Questions 01.

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE? Life happens. Please give a 48 hour notice if possible. You can reschedule once without incurring any additional fees.


WHAT KIND OF ADDITIONAL EDITING IS INCLUDED? Unsightly blemish - magically healed. Deep wrinkles - lightly and naturally softened. Anything temporary will be taken care



WHAT IF I WANT MORE THAN I ORIGINALLY ASKED FOR? Nothing makes me happier than you loving your images! Let me know all the image numbers that you want when you place your order. I'll invoice you your total and begin retouching.


MY SISTER/FRIEND/MOTHER/BROTHER/UNCLE IS COMING WITH ME. CAN THEY TAKE PICTURES TOO? No. Please put your phone or camera away and enjoy this time without any distraction. I reserve the right to end the


session immediately if anyone is taking photos.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS? I may run promotions occasionally and can add you to my list of preferred clients if you would like to stay up to date.

Still have questions? Email us via or contact me at 919-553-8688 and I'll be happy to help you!

READY TO GET STARTED? Then let's do it! You'll wish everything was this easy.


Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Golda Meir