Roberta Dietrich | Personal Branding Photoshoot at Sparks Lake
Sparks Lake is one of the most popular photoshoot locations here in Bend, & for good reason. You can’t beat this scenery! When my client Roberta reached out to me looking for a Branding Photoshoot, she told me that she had a specific vision in mind for her website’s home page image: a portrait of herself at Sparks Lake, looking out across the water with Mt. Bachelor in the background. We drove up the Cascade Lakes Highway on a gorgeous evening in late June & got the perfect shots for her right at golden hour - we couldn’t be happier with her final images.
Roberta Dietrich is a Wellness Coach based here in Bend - take a look at her website, RD Wellness Coaching! She needed a set of fun, unique Personal Branding photos that she could use for her website, blog, social media accounts, Linkedin, & more. Sparks Lake was the number one location on our list, but we also took some photos in the Studio & at our local Farmer’s Market here in Bend. This mix of locations made for a great variety of colorful, lively images for her to choose from. Keep reading to see more from Roberta’s Branding Session!
Sparks Lake has stunning views of South Sister, Brokentop, & Mt. Bachelor depending on the exact location you’re in & which angle you’re taking photographs from. Roberta & I walked around to a couple of different spots to get some close-up portraits & some more expansive landscape shots. We may or may not have had to fight off a few mosquitoes along the way, but bugs aside - we lucked out & had a perfect, glowy evening.
Roberta’s top priority for her photoshoot was to create images that focus on her values of healthy living, keeping an active lifestyle, & to show her love of the outdoors - however, she wanted to show her professional side as well. In her new business, RD Wellness Coaching, she wants to connect with clients in corporate, high-demand careers who are struggling to build & maintain a healthy lifestyle. She is passionate about helping people find ways to modify & prioritize wellness so that they can achieve a sustainable balance with their health & professional goals!
Before heading up to Sparks Lake, we spent some time at White Aspen Creative, a rental Photography Studio & event venue space here in Bend. We created some portraits, headshots, & lifestyle images that Roberta can use for professional use - speaking engagements, profile photos, print marketing, etc. We chose a more neutral set of colors for these images, as Roberta loves earth tones & is planning to utilize browns, grays, & greens as part of her Branding color palette. I really enjoy creating little desk sets for my clients to show them at work - we had a great time trying out different outfits (hello, I need those adorable green pants!) & poses to create lots of variety at this location as well.
Did we stop our shoot at two locations? Surprise, surprise… nope, a third location enters the chat! Roberta had such great location ideas for her photoshoot & our last set of images was shot at our Wednesday Farmer’s Market here in Downtown Bend.
Shooting in a busy public location can be a little overwhelming, but Roberta handled it like a pro! We walked up & down the aisles of the market while she bought some produce & flowers at the most colorful stands we could find. We walked off to the side lawn area next to the market for a few photos as well so that we could get some shots with less people in the background - I love how these turned out! These shots really show off Roberta’s friendly, sunny personality & they are definitely some of my favorites from this entire session.
As always, Hair & Makeup was done by the amazing Christine Colucci - it takes a village to make these gorgeous photos happen for my clients & I am truly honored to be working with such a lovely, supportive team. Click the button below to learn more about Roberta & her Wellness Coaching business - our shoot was so much fun & I can’t wait to see how she uses her final images.
If you’re new to the concept of Personal Branding Photography & are interested in learning more, check out my blog post: What Is Personal Branding Photography? Feel free to leave a comment below as well if you’ve got questions about setting up your own photoshoot, & take a look at my Booking page for more information about shoot structure, etc. Till next time!