75: The Importance of Professional Photography and Branding with Maureen Porto


Personal brand photography is vital to success, but taking portraits can feel overwhelming and intimidating. Don’t you agree?

I am not someone who likes to be photographed, but my guest today, Maureen Porto, has a way of making me feel comfortable and confident while she photographs me.

Maureen Porto is an award-winning portrait photographer specializing in business portraits and personal branding photography. Her Annapolis, Maryland studio serves clients from all over the DC Metropolitan area, and she travels from coast to coast.

She is joining me to talk about the importance of personal branding and using photography as a way to help female entrepreneurs stand out and elevate their brands.

In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 

  • The importance of showing up as female entrepreneurs
  • Making sure that your business photos are professional
  • Giving ourselves permission to respond to our calling
  • The psychology of small business branding
  • Getting comfortable with the camera
  • Finding the confidence to show up unapologetically 

I have been working with Maureen for quite some time, and I am constantly in awe of how she can capture the beauty, power, and legacy of women in business. 

I hope this episode inspires you to find a photographer that you are comfortable with because personal brand photography can not only empower you but improve your business.

If you are in the Annapolis area, I highly recommend that you connect with Maureen! If you are not, I encourage you to find someone near you that can help you level up through personal brand photography.

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