NJ Branding Photography
At Radiant Elephant we go through a deep brand exploration process to understand your customers and help curate a brand voice, tone, and visual signature. One of the strongest ways of doing this is through branding photography. We craft personal branding photography sessions to create personalized imagery that reflects your brand values and connects with your audience on an emotional level.
At Radiant Elephant we believe that New Jersey branding photography should tell the story of your brand. We use a combination of lifestyle photography, authentic portraiture, and stylized product photography to elevate your personal branding for your small business. A strong sense of lighting and design is paired with sensitivity to emotion to create evocative imagery that stands out and connects.
We tailor each session to your specific industry and marketing needs. Having an in house photographer allows for seamless communication between the image creator and the website developer. Our post-production and professional retouching are all done on-site as well making it easy to alter images to spec instantly. This ensures that the designer has everything they need while saving valuable time to develop strong personal branding.
There has been a huge shift to the digital market over the last decade. Consumers face an overwhelming amount of information each day. Strong branding photography can help to catch the eye of potential consumers and help increase customer interactions. Having photography that is consistent with your personal branding and tone is essential to crafting a more sophisticated brand message and result-driven digital marketing.
What we do
Check Out Our Work.
Aille Design is an emerging Canadian brand by designer Alexa Jovanovich. The line makes Braille Beaded clothing with a social purpose. Their core belief is that fashion is for everyone and they work alongside a diverse team of blind, visually impaired, and sighted individuals. They aim to destigmatize disability and educate about the importance of inclusive representation in the fashion industry. We worked with Catherine Harrison and NYC based stylist Kassandra Hazlehurst to bring the clothing to life with branding photography. We chose an exquisite private residence as a backdrop to highlight the modern, functional clothing brand.
DeFabio Dental Design
Defabio Dental Design is a family-owned and operated dental office in Colts Neck, NJ. Dr. Edward Defabio started the practice in 1980 to provide general dentistry for the whole family. The practice has evolved with the addition of Dr. Erica Defabio a specialty-trained Prosthodontist. They believe in treating the whole person and provide exceptional services that loyal customers travel far and wide for. We wanted to show the warmth of their team and give them personal branding images they could use for their new New Jersey small business website and social media.
Ariel Art Gallery
Ariel Gallery is a unique stop in the heart of the vibrant downtown Asheville, NC. It curates fine glass and ceramic work, metalwork, fiber arts, woodwork, furniture, and handmade jewelry. It is always a compliment to be asked by a collection of nationally recognized artists to capture their gallery space. We spent the day with all the artists as they brought out treasures to capture. I did individual portraits of all the artists. We finished the day with a group image of these incredible people together to bring the branding photography shoot to an end.
Amici Gelato & Caffe
Amici Gelato & Caffe is a charming taste of the old world classics. Two childhood friends from Little Italy, NYC started the eatery. It has fast become a beloved Asbury Park, New Jersey staple. Their incredible gelato takes a nod from an Italian Gelato master they met on their travels. Only the best quality ingredients sourced from Italy help create their special menu. They create a warm and inviting atmosphere, a testament to their name “amici” which is Italian for friends. We wanted the personal branding to capture that old world charm and highlight some of the products that make them so special.
Vie Healthcare is dedicated to partnering with hospital clients to reduce and eliminate unnecessary costs. Since 1999 they have saved their clients $694 million through their cost-saving measures. I was called in to capture their entire team as well as the building itself. We aimed to create personal branding images that were modern, corporate, and yet approachable.
Danielle Aque is developing a lifestyle brand incorporating interior design and a passion for yoga. I was able to work with her for personal branding sessions both in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and DUMBO in Brooklyn. Danielle has taken her years of experience in the project management field and used them as a base for building a successful brand. She aims to expand upon the holistic market and create spaces that are energizing, creative, and meditative.
Ellen Mosko Yoga
Ellen Mosko is a much loved and respected Yoga instructor who has worked extensively with Yoga International. She has years of study in Iyengar, Anusara, Yin, Hatha, and Sivananda Yoga. Her style combines attentive alignment, breath awareness, and fluid movement. Her depth and humor make her an absolute joy to work with! I had the chance to do a personal branding photography session with her and we focused on the warmth of her nature, the accessibility of her practice, and the tools of her trade.
Ohana Rising Yoga School
Ohana Rising Yoga Studio believes “in a healthy body, healthy planet, and happy community”. The essence of “Living Aloha”. When I first stepped into this community it was obvious to see it was something special and not just because of their wide range of yoga and meditative offerings. They had formed a community of personal growth and conscious caring that was an amazing sight to behold. I wanted the branding photography to showcase not just the yoga but also the essence of the community this inspirational small business had built, the warmth and connection between the instructors.
Lisa Broderic Triolo
Founder of Ohana Rising Yoga School in Ocean Grove, Lisa, is an amazing individual who has continually uplifted her community. A beautiful individual inside and out it was such a gift to photograph her. We chose the beach for her personal branding shoot, as it is one of the places she felt most in her element. It was a magical day from the start when she jumped out of the van with instruments and her beloved dog. She wandered through the grasses with her drum as the light warmed her face and skipped to the ocean’s edge to play the harmonium in tune with the waves.
Catherine Harrison is a print model and public speaker that came to me for a personal branding session. Catherine's incredible career has spanned it all a professional ballerina, a career in nursing, and after she began to lose her sight she transitioned into a powerful public speaker, now in her fabulous 50’s she has taken up fitness and commercial print modeling. Our latest branding photography shoot is featured on the cover of Blind, Bold Beautiful Magazine.
CANY - New York Couture
CANY Couture is a bespoke women's luxury brand handcrafted by master tailors in NYC. They specialize in luxury fabrics and legendary tailoring. They reached out to RE for a complete rebranding campaign. This included custom photography to showcase the exquisite workmanship of their line. A lifestyle shoot was the most effective way to connect with its upscale target market. We selected a historic farmhouse, with modern sophisticated décor, as a backdrop to mimic a home setting. A hair and makeup team was on set to assist. The images were featured on their new website and branding materials as well as collateral for their social media sites.
Livingstone Farmhouse is a pristine private farmhouse that briefly offered themselves for small intimate events. Flooded with natural light and exquisite interior design it offered the perfect backdrop for guests and photographers alike. The grounds offered a charming English cottage garden and small koi pond and a serene rolling view of local farms. For this branding photography shoot, I sought to capture the rustic elegance of the home as well as the talent of the owner who creates amazing floral design and catering from local vendors like Sickles Market in Little Silver and The French Market in Rumson, New Jersey.
Barlows Flower Farm
Barlows Flower Farm has been a staple in the shore community since 1983. Stephen and Leslie Barlow bought the historic family homestead and horticulture business. It has been family-owned and operated ever since. They grow 70% of everything they sell at their beautiful Sea Girt location in New Jersey. A true American success story. We focused on the warmth and working farm feel of the establishment for this branding photography shoot.
Leather craftsman Greg Hall is the leatherworker behind Barbwire Saddlery. He handcrafts saddles, headstalls, halters, and more in traditional and exotic leathers. All his products are made by hand in the US. Leather goods for cowboys by cowboys is his brand tone. I loved the simple feel of the barbed wire fence in a field with rich fall colors in the background. We kept the personal branding shoot simple and focused on the lighting and richness of the fall palette to mimic the simplicity and craftsmanship of the work itself.
Ilse Schartz Clinic
Ilse Schwarz is an Australian born dressage instructor out of Wellington Florida. She is a student of Olympic medalist Steffen Peters. I was honored to photograph one of her clinics at Renovatio Farms in Tryon, NC. Ilse brings a strong sense of artistry and a deep connection to her students. She is an incredibly talented rider, trainer, and instructor who gives each and every student a very hands-on approach. I wanted to capture the essence of that day, the beautiful views, incredible horses, and the joy she finds in her work during this personal branding photoshoot.
Metropolitan Wholesale is NJ/NYC’s top floral supplier and garden center. With over 20 years in the floral industry, it offers the finest selection and most knowledgeable staff. For this branding photography project, we took a wide range of images of the location as well as detail shots that could be later used in advertisements. We wanted images that grab attention yet also could be used as banners and backgrounds for the website and advertising material.
A personal documentary project that took me to The Sacred Valley in Pisac Peru. I was truly blessed to be shown some of the traditional textile dyeing and weaving techniques that are still being used today. This is a different tone to some of my other work, as it is deeply personal. It is a true documentary style, pure openhearted observation.
Pascal and Sabine
A local Asbury park staple Pascal + Sabine is a divine French eatery that took its design cues from Albert Lamorisse’s signature work The Red Balloon, offering a touch of playfulness and drama to this unique restaurant. They were kind enough to offer their beautiful restaurant as a backdrop for a personal art project of mine that highlighted the play between masculine and feminine and the comic and the rouge.