Today I’m sharing some fun Oak Park, IL downtown branding portraits of my friend Tina Harle of Tina Harle Photography here in Oak Park! What’s branding photography? It’s photos that tell the story of a business’ brand; photos a business would use for social media or their website. I dabble in this category of photography, but Tina specializes in it, so it is a particular compliment that she asked me to do a branding shoot for her business!
Branding Photography at a coffee shop
It’s no secret that Tina loves lattes so we wanted to get some photos of her at one of her favorite Oak Park downtown coffee shops – Sugar Fixé Pâtisserie!
Action shots of Tina writing things down in her cheerful rainbow planner to get her week organized!
She had a champagne macaron and a miel latte and said they were both delicious.
Oak Park, IL Downtown Branding Portraits
Next we headed over to the Metra station for some shots with the “Downtown Oak Park” sign. I mean, could we be more subtle that Tina loves the businesses of downtown Oak Park? Probably. But subtlety is the opposite of what we need to stop people in their endless scroll on social media.
Also, we got shots with and without a mask to demonstrate COVID-19 safety compliance.
Love that little bit of sunny glow that we got!
Tina: fueled by local lattes and a passion for small biz.
Posing with some iconic Marion St backgrounds; the Pleasant District is such an attractive location!
“Channel your “Inner Beatle” and “think Abbey Road thoughts,” Tina!”
Strolling down Lake Street for some sunshine and shots at another favorite coffee shop, Wise Cup!
Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL (Chicago, IL metro area) and Livermore, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) senior, family, and engagement photographer. She occasionally photographs in San Diego, CA, Tucson, AZ, and Seattle, WA. You can inquire about your own photoshoot here!