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4 Reasons to Include Music in your Brand Shoot

Get into the groove & out of your head.

Sometimes I forget just how magical music can be.

It can lull you to sleep, bring you to tears, amp you up, even transport you to a distant memory. It has the ability to distract, motivate, comfort, and heal. It’s pretty insane when you think about it. Music dates back ages when it was used to communicate, tell stories, celebrate. Nowadays, we are so lucky to have loads of tunes at our disposal with just a few clicks of a button!

Here are 4 reasons to include music in your brand shoot:


Nerves have a habit of popping up at the weirdest of times. And listening to strong anthems with empowering lyrics is a great method to take back control and put those feelings away. Rather than focusing on whatever it is that brings you the anxiety, your brain can latch onto the rhythm and lyrics.


Hearing incredible, confident women sing positive mantras about themselves is quite inspiring. And singing along with them is like we're affirming those things about ourselves, out loud. That's quite powerful when you think about it. Try to stick to the positive lyrics for this reason!


Physically shaking the body actually activates the parasympathetic nervous system which can then help you calm down and relax if you're feeling nervous. Although you don't need music to do this, upbeat tunes can help encourage you to shake it out.


Playing music during your shoot encourages boogying, dancing, swaying (whatever level you're comfortable at), which brings natural movement to the shoot and looks great on camera. Really allowing the music to take over will not only give you beautiful, emotion-filled photos, but you'll also attach fun, happy memories of your brand shoot to those songs next time you hear them.


Music truly is such a powerful tool, and with how easy it is to get my booty shaking within just a few notes of my favorite songs, I set out to create a playlist for my personal branding sessions that would allow my clients to get out of their heads and into the groove.

Boss Tunes spotify playlist cover by Kayleigh King, owner of Wild Kind Photography

My playlist, Boss Tunes, covers a number of genres and eras with a few overarching themes – strength, power, sass, independence.

This slew of songs is constantly evolving, and will be available to you when we book a branding shoot together. Personally, I like to throw some of these on before the session to amp myself up, and then carry-on throughout it as well!

If you're feeling anxious about the prospect of having brand photos done, check out my article discussing 16 Tips to Calm Camera Anxiety.


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🎶 I look forward to boogying with you soon! 🎶

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Kenyan woman dancing in Manchester


Hi I'm Kayleigh - colorful brand photographer & lover of green tea, travel, & all things plant-based

I live in NW England but I grew up in Seattle and traveled for YEARS, shooting everything I saw in the 100+ countries I visited - deserts, icebergs, cliffs, fjords, you name it! 


Then I strarted photographing people, which quickly turned into a passion. I used to feel super nervous and timid in front of the camera but have worked through it and now I get an absolute kick out of helping other compassionate entrepreneurs around the world show up boldly, authentically, and CONFIDENTLY in order to connect with their people and grow their businesses.

I can’t wait to help you feel good, save time, and capture photos you can't wait to share!

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