Fun Headshots and Branding Photography in Cornelius

Small Business Headshots in Davidson

I am so excited to finally be sharing one of my favorite recent branding sessions! If you don’t already know, you will soon see how gorgeous the new Salon Blume in Cornelius is! Their space is beautiful and inviting, but it’s the stylists who work there that make it incredible. I had the best time doing fun headshots and branding photography in Cornelius for them!!

Fun Professional Headshot and Branding Photography in Cornelius

Every small business should have professional headshots for each member of their team. It doesn’t just reflect that individual, but the brand as well. I started this session doing just that. Everyone was so kind, welcoming, and down to earth. As you can see (as you scroll throughout this entire blog) we laughed A LOT. These are my kind of people! No one took themselves too seriously. Naturally, some may have felt more comfortable in front of the camera than others, but being around each other made it better for those who didn’t. It was obvious that they loved spending time together!

Headshot and Branding Photography Should Reflect You

Even though many of the shots I got for each person are somewhat similar, they are still each unique. After getting a few different initial “professional” looking headshots for everyone we moved on to the fun stuff. Getting them all together made it so fun because they couldn’t help but laugh! Someone also had the idea of doing a hairspray war, which was really fun to capture. Side note on this: we were really careful to spray away from people’s faces and up so that no one got any hairspray in the eye, nose, mouth, etc. I couldn’t help but laugh as I captured those moments!

Branding Photography Includes the Space As Well

It’s important for a small business, especially one that has a store front, to have images that show off their beautiful space. I just loved the look of Salon Blume and was excited to capture not only the people, but the gorgeous area they work in. From the look of the marble, swirled floors to the comfortable looking chairs, to the cleanliness of the entire space it’s all important. I loved capturing the really pretty details they added to the salon as well as the products they use when styling their clients. Just look at how inviting, welcoming, comfortable, modern, and just beautiful the space looks in these images!

Fun Headshots and Branding Photography in Cornelius

Lastly, after getting images of the salon we had a little bit of extra time. I decided to use some of my more creative and fun photography tools to play around with additional headshots. I used different wands in front of my lenses to create in-camera effects that helped to frame the stylists and give them a really different type of headshot. Each stylist had different wands that I used to give each person their own unique images. For these images I used Lensbaby Omni Wands. I love this brand and I think I have every omni wand they offer so they effects are endless.

Creative Headshots Will Set You Apart

Next, I used my Lensbaby Edge 35 to create additional creative headshots. You can see that the Edge has a slice of focus and then a lot of blur. I, personally, love the effect. The slice of focus remained on their eyes and let the rest fade out. I truly believe that headshots should reflect YOU and having more options are only better. Having different and creative headshots and branding images will also set you apart from other people in your field.

Lake Norman Headshot and Branding Lifestyle Photographer

I would love to work with you and to help grow your own business and brand! If you are interested in more information about branding and headshot sessions, click here: Charlotte Branding and Headshot Sessions. Want to see other blog posts about Branding and Headshot Sessions? Click here: Branding & Headshot Blog Posts. Lastly, to get my Branding & Headshot Session Guide, which has all the information, fill out my contact form here: Contact Form. I am currently serving areas in and around Lake Norman including Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Troutman, Charlotte, Statesville, and more.

Thank You From This Fun Headshot and Branding Photographer

Thank you for taking the time to read through blog and check out the images from this fun and creative headshot and branding session! If you are looking for something else, please know that I also do family, newborn, senior, and couples photography sessions. Check out these links to take you to the proper place in case you want to check out more: Charlotte Family Photography Charlotte Newborn Photographer Charlotte Senior Photographer Charlotte Couples Photography.

Looking For A Stylist In Cornelius?

In addition, are you looking for a new stylist in the Lake Norman area? Well I would highly recommend the team at Salon Blume. Now that you see how lovely their space is, trust me when I tell you the team there is wonderful as well! And I might as well add – it’s where I get my hair done!! To learn more about them or to schedule an appointment, check out their website here: Salon Blume.

Blog Circle

Before you go, please check out this awesome blog post by my friend Ruth, a Northern Virginia Photographer. She shares all kinds of tips for how to take photos in nature! Her work is stunning!

Ali is a family, newborn, and branding / headshot lifestyle photographer based in the Cleveland area. She also works with couples and seniors. She photographs clients in their home as well as on location. Alison Nicole Photography is currently serving clients in Cleveland, Westlake, Bay Village, Rocky River, Avon, Avon Lake, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Falls and beyond. 

With nine years of experience since starting her business, Ali enjoys capturing the moments that mean the most. She is also a published photographer, a Click Pro Elite, and has won photography awards. 

To schedule a session or gather more information, fill out the contact form on this website here.

  1. ROSA CLARK says:

    Wow!! I love how unique these shots are.

  2. What a fun bunch! Great headshots!

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Alison Nicole


Ali is a lifestyle photographer in the Cleveland area who does family, newborn, branding, couples, senior, and individual photography. Her strengths include storytelling, use of creative light, movement, and creating emotional imagery.