Personal Branding & Remote Product Photography with CBD Company
I'm going to start this post by painting you a little picture!
June 10, 2020 - yours truly was approaching a year since moving to the UK, the world had been in lockdown for nearly 3 months, and photography jobs were scarce. I would have a browse of upwork occasionally but since I didn't have a UK license yet, I couldn't prove my residency in England, therefore couldn't apply for UK-specific jobs on their site.
On this specific rainy english summer day, I came across this a listing titled, "Creative Photographer for fun, female focused brand," and immediately knew there was something there. Very rarely do listings include a company name, yet as fate would have it, this one did. A vegan female-focused CBD company located near London.
As an expat from the northwest of the US, where cannabis is fully legalized, CBD is no stranger to me. I find it incredible useful in helping with anxiety and sleep (especially when trying to snooze through loud city noise).
Knowing it would be a good fit, I was anxious to get their attention ASAP so as fast as my fingers could type, I detailed my experience, compiled samples from other vegan businesses I've photographed, and hit SEND.
Moodboards, props, and ideas were sent, and it wasn't long before my first styled shoot with Our Remedy.
A few months later, Rachel reached out with needs for additional photographs, and popped up to Liverpool to enjoy a shoot together. She's a brilliant business women who has a unique story and strong desire to help women naturally overcome period pain, and fight the stigma that comes with it, while being as close to zero waste as possible!
Since June, we've worked together three times (and have more shoots in the planning stages), each with a different goal of what story to tell. Our Remedy believes in self care and relaxation so that's an important aspect of the shoots we've done, from lounging in the bath, to having drinks with your girlfriend. Rachel's clear vision in photo needs has made working together so easy! Can't wait for the next shoot! Pop on over to their website to try their amazing CBD!
"I’ve always struggled with sleep fueled by the anxiety of whichever ‘woman’s problem’ I was currently going through... more
"OurRemedy is a CBD brand with a difference. Led by women, for people who need something natural. Our Remedy is an vegan CBD oil made with sustainable materials. For every full price sale, we donate compostable sanitary products to a Bloody Good Period – the leading Period Poverty charity."
”Selfcare is important, but it doesn’t need to be selfish care. 1 in 4 women miss work due to period poverty, so we’re helping out. When you buy OurRemedy, you’re helping too.”
– Rachel, Founder.
Personal branding photography is an important step in your marketing plan. These photos tell stories that invoke trust and connect you with others by showcasing your passions.