San Diego Branding Photography

Professional, authentic branding photography to tell your company’s unique story and connect you with your dream clients.

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San Diego Branding Photography

You’ve created a business you are proud of – but is your message getting to the right people?

In today’s digital world, your online presence may be the only touchpoint a dream client ever has with you before deciding to become a customer… or pass to the next option. So now more than ever, it’s critical to create a first impression that builds trust, and that means people want to see you showing up.

But so often, you’re drawing from a collection of outdated and off-brand images that don’t represent YOU or your message well at all.

And that’s where Branding Photography comes in.

After a Branding Session with our team, you will walk away with a custom, cohesive portfolio of images that tells YOUR unique story and connects you with your dream clients.

It goes beyond just polished, professional headshots – although, that’s important too – Branding Photography aligns your brand’s core values with imagery that contextualizes what you do and WHY you do it (and sets you apart from your competitors).

Whether for a personal brand or a corporate brand, we customize your session according to your business’ unique message, aesthetic, and upcoming needs for your social platforms and marketing materials. We do our research and consult with you to map out the flow of your session (from start to finish!).

This could be the turning point for your brand. Are you ready to dive in? See our options below! 

Personal Branding

Personal Branding Sessions are perfect for entrepreneurs or small businesses with a single face of the brand. We will tell your unique story and create months of new, fresh content for your feeds.

Corporate Branding

Do you have a full team of employees or company leaders that you’d like to include in your branding session? Our Corporate Branding Session is the right fit for you. 

Yearly Subscription

Our yearly subscription includes two Complete Branding Sessions, and is great for capturing seasonal content or keeping your marketing materials up-to-date with your changing offerings.

Our Branding Photography Services

We are more than just your photographers – we are collaborators with you on all aspects of your Branding Session so that it is a success. Learn about our services below:

Multiple Locations

Let’s highlight your unique brand with locations that align with your story. We’ll include as many as we can fit into the day! And always, our professional photo studio, located in central San Diego, is available at no extra charge.

Professional Hair + Makeup Included

You are investing in professional imagery, so we want you to look and feel your best. We always include an onsite makeup artist, who will meet you for your makeup appointment prior to your session!

On-Site Image Review

Have you ever just crossed your fingers that your photo shoot turned out? You won’t need to do that with us – we will review your images together immediately after the session to be sure you adore them (and we’ll keep shooting if you don’t!).

Creative Direction

We dedicate time to do our pre-shoot research, and then prepare a personalized consultation for each Branding Session client. We plan the locations, wardrobe, props, and key shots together with a full itinerary and mood board.

Complete Digital Download

Within one week of your session, you’ll receive the complete gallery of high-resolution, professionally edited images, fully licensed for your use. Just press “download” and go!


Professional Retouching

Included with your session are a selection of retouched selections (with the option to purchase more). These selections receive professional retouching by our in-house editing team, so you’ll always look your best.


Post-Production Examples

Our post-production team is a bunch of magicians – at least we think so! Check out a few before and afters below to see what’s possible with post-production. If you’ve got any questions, let us know.

Level One Retouching

With our basic headshot retouching, we'll complete light and natural retouching including gentle wrinkle smoothing, flyaway hair removal, and blemish softening. (Included with all final headshot selections.)

Level Two Retouching

If you need something more in-depth for your portraits such as braces removal, opening closed eyes, head swaps, or eyeglass glare removal, this falls under our Level Two Retouching for $20/image.

Subject Separation

We can remove the subject from the photo (or create a fully blown out white background) for just $20/image. Just let us know what you need!

Backdrop Replacement

For a different color backdrop (or a new setting altogether), inquire with us for a backdrop replacement (Pricing is $30/image).

Our Proven Process

Curious about what it’s like to work with us for your Branding Photography? Below is our proven process that we use with our clients to ensure that your experience is seamless (and enjoyable!) from start to finish.

1. Create a Game Plan

First, we will get on the phone together to talk about your photography needs. Together, we will select the right Branding Session for you, and then we’ll get a date booked 4-6 weeks out, allowing us plenty of time to research and create a game plan for your session.

2. Creative Consultation

Each Branding Session requires creative collaboration based on an in-depth Brand Questionnaire that you will complete. After we have your answers, we work together to customize a mood board and itinerary that suggests locations, wardrobe choices, and stylized scenes for your brand content.

3. Capture Amazing Images

With all of the session planning complete, now the REAL fun can begin! We’ll create unique images together to capture your brand’s personality and aesthetic. And of course, we’ll make sure you look (and feel) AMAZING!

4. Curate + Deliver

After your session is complete, our in-house editing team will put the finishing touches on your images so that you look your very best. Within one week of your session, your final high resolution images will be posted in an online gallery. You’ll then download your gorgeous new images directly from the gallery.

5. Celebrate!

The grand finale: You will walk away with gorgeous new images for your brand that you absolutely LOVE. Hooray!

Our Incredible Clients

We have been fortunate to work with a seriously incredible list of clients at our San Diego Studio. Read below about their experience of working with us for their product photography.

“We’ve used Bauman Photographers several times – they are our go-to photographer! They somehow manage to capture warmth and personality in headshots while still conveying professionalism. They do a lot with a little direction and hav always exceeded expectations. Plus, we just love working with their sweet team members!”

Carrie B.


“I’ve been working with Bauman Photographers on a consistent basis for over 9 years now. They are extremely talented and I’m always getting compliments from my clients on how much they loved meeting and working with the team. The production side of their studio is also very talented and have always demonstrated the desire to go the extra mile for us in meeting our tight deadlines.”

Brian T.

Attorney Journal Magazine

“Bauman’s personal brand photography has elevated my personal fashion and art brand in so many ways. The perception of my brand has improved, my social media photos get more positive feedback and overall engagement, and my confidence as the central subject of the imagery has gone through the roof. They simply just get my vision and I will continue to come back!”

Sarah G.


Case Study:

Pat Flynn

The founder and face behind Smart Passive Income, Pat Flynn, is always in need of fresh and engaging image content for his blog and online marketing materials. Each time we work together, we aim to create a wide variety of looks – from professional headshots to story-telling scenes – to fill out his extensive digital marketing needs.

Case Study:

Phillips & Pelly

The team at Phillips & Pelly Law works tirelessly for their clients – and they needed images that would reflect their dedication and lifestyle. They needed far more than just beautiful, professional headshots for their team of lawyers and paralegals – but scenes of their day-to-day life assessing cases and collaborating as a team of trusted experts.


“We have loved working with Bauman Photographers so much that we have hired them again and again for everything from family photos to professional and business related photography as well. There isn’t anyone else I would recommend for the best photos you can get, and to take it one step further, they make every shoot comfortable, fun and enjoyable!”

Pat Flynn

Smart Passive Income

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you help me with what to wear?

Absolutely! We will send a personalized mood board prior to your session, where we’ll talk through plenty of outfit inspiration. You will shop and source your outfits on your own, but we’re here to help you choose the most flattering looks and give you direction on what will look best on camera. 

How soon can I book my Branding Session?

Ideally, we prefer to book 4-6 weeks in advance so that we have plenty of time to research and prepare for your customized Branding Session. If you have a tight timeline, we can most likely accommodate your session earlier than 4 weeks – however, the shooting locations we have access to for your session may be limited.

Do you book Hair & Makeup for me?

Yes! We always include professional makeup with all of our Branding Sessions, and if you’re booking a Complete Branding Session (full-day), we include a professional hair stylist as well. We’ll take care of booking the stylists for you, and they will meet you on site prior to your session. It’s one less thing for you to worry about!

Do you have a limit on the number of locations we can include in the session?

We don’t have a limit – however, we are realistic with our shooting timeline! We’ll create an in-depth shoot timeline ahead of time so that you know exactly how we’ll spend your day, and we’ll set a realistic expectation of how many locations will be possible in that timeframe.

Will I get to keep all of the images in my gallery?

With our Branding Sessions, we know you are here because you need a wide assortment of new images for your brand. So – yes! You will have the full download to your entire online gallery.

Do you include any retouching for my images?

We include 10 fully retouched images (of your choice) for a Complete Branding Session, and 5 retouched images for a Half-Day Session. However, you always have the option to purchase additional retouched images at any time for just $10/each.

Can I bring my team with me?

Absolutely! Our Personal Branding Sessions are made for just one person, but our Corporate Branding Sessions allow for your full team to be included in the fun!

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