Personal Branding-Monique Rickard-Author

Monique Rickard author of book titled "Juniper"

Monique is currently writing a book, which is currently in the editing phase, titled “Juniper”.  The book is about a lonely teen who, after meeting a clairvoyant cancer patient devotes herself to finding a cure in hopes to psychically reunite with her missing father. 

She booked a session in order to have photos to use on her website and social media.  These photos are just a few from her session.  I found Monique to be a very nice and gentle woman who wants to contribute to the world in a loving way.

Monique says.

I would describe myself as an auspicious writer who loves exploring mystical theology and conscious awareness through storytelling. As part of my process, I love to be immersed in nature—diving headfirst into the research, and connecting with like-minded intuitive souls

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How to Prepare for Your Photo Session

When having your portrait taken, there are areas where a little advanced preparation can make a huge difference. If you neglect them, an otherwHow to prepare for your photo sessionise perfect photo could end up with distracting elements.

Starting a least a  week before your shoot,  decide on outfits, choose which beautification steps you will take, and schedule the appointments (even if they’re just with yourself). Remember, these are tips for preparing for your shoot but definitely not required, or necessary for everybody. Just choose what fits your budget, lifestyle, and current beauty regimen, and go from there!

– Face –

Exfoliate. A nice, soothing session using a grainy scrub (or gently rubbing your skin with a washcloth) on your face and body is an indulgent way to spend an evening. It is best to exfoliate a couple of times before your appointment, but be sure to allow a few days between ‘treatments’, as well as a couple of days after the last one before your shoot.

Get a Facial. If you want to go into pampering mode, be sure to do your facial at least a week before your shoot. Since facials tend to cause redness, a week usually allows enough time to heal.

Wax Eyebrows. If you decide to have your eyebrows waxed or threaded, be sure to schedule the appointment for at least a few days before your photo shoot. Otherwise, an eyebrow trim/touch up at home could be done a day or two before the shoot.

I highly recommend treating yourself and get all these things done by an aesthetician.  All you have to do is lay back and enjoy the truly relaxing experience. 

I have a great person to recommend- Jenny Haugen at Vitality Skin Care. She’s the best.  

Personal branding and headshots are some of the most important images to your brand. They are a representation of you and your personality, yet they need to be crafted in such a way that they convey the best impression of your brand and who you are as a person. My goal is to help you develop the best images for your needs to grow your business and stand out from the crowd!

Suzan is a lovely woman that sells the health product Univera. We decided on a light and fresh look.  Suzan_Z_Heashot_Karen Wolfe Photography

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