Your Brand Stories - Deana Morris, Wellness Worker, Eastbourne
Deana Morris - Wellness Worker, Yoga Instructor, Hypnotherapist
Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
Last year a fabulous women called Deana contacted me to arrange a discovery call. She had been following me for a while on Insta and wanted a portfolio of images to better represent who she is, what she can offer and to attract the right clients to her business.
Deana is a yoga teacher and hypnotherapist working with women in their second spring, so they can embrace all that life still has to offer.
Over our 1hr brand consultation, using Deana’s answers from my brand workbook, we devised a shoot that would capture the following…
Deana as a...
- passionate and experienced Yoga teacher
- empathic listener
- User of journalling and crystals
- Professional hypnotherapist
- Embracer of breath work
- Full of life
- Women who practices what she preaches
- As open and trustworthy
- Fun and full of life women
By viewing a large selection of her gallery, below, I hope you feel I captured this for her.
Deana has her images in folders, so she can quickly and easily find the right image for her content.
I headed to Eastbourne, Deana's home town. She teaches yoga at the beautiful Yoga Life studio in Eastbourne. This was the perfect location to start as it had soft light, the yoga vibe and is where Deana hosts classes. We captured lots of different poses, but also images that reflect the values that surround yoga such as journaling, meditation and crystals.
After a quick outfit change, and a quick shift around of furniture we also captured Deana in her hypotherapy mode. These were a little more formal, but still showcasing her beautiful soul but balancing that as her as a trained professional who can help you.
Being by the coast no shoot was going to be complete without a trip to the beach. Deana is an early riser and loves the walks along the beach. We captured some lifestyle coffee shots in a beach side cafe and then the real fun began! Deana offers her clients a sense of freedom from the menopause and we wanted to in capture what that LOOKS and FEELS like so as Deana frolicked in the sun and waves I captured her young at heart spirit shine through.
To finish our shoot we headed to a favourite healthy cafe where she often catches up with friends. There are lovely photos of her working away and enjoying a green juice.
Tools and techniques
I believe my super power is making you feel quickly at ease. Deana says "Rebecca gave me back my confidence and I learned to see the photos as part of the job, that's all. And I like them because they conveyed how I am beyond a flat image".
We spend most of the shoot chatting, and from time to time I will give you gentle direction to get you the best shot. I never force you to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, but we all need to push ourselves out of our comfort zones a little.
I am a Canon shooter, and bring a selection of lenses. My fave is my 85mm and I shoot mostly with that. Occasionally I will need to pop on a flash but I am a seeker of beautiful natural light and will look for that wherever we shoot.
What did Deana receive post shoot?
Booking my premium package Deana has 150 stunning on brand images to choose from each day, meaning she has varied content and lots of inspiration. She has built a wonderful community of followers. Why? Because she shows up as her best authentic self, with confidence, and her professional images help with this. She got to select her fave images from the shoot, I prefer it this way as you know you best and I want you to have the most confidence and excitement to start sharing them!
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PS. I hope you enjoy looking at the photos!