Branding

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Does getting in front of the camera give you anxiety? Welcome to 99.9% of my clients. You’re in good company! But I’m here to help you rock out your branding session stress free!

Here are my 4 tips for reducing photo shoot anxiety:

1- Start slow
We’ll start the session casually. Less looking at the camera and more lifestyle or product shots. This will be like getting in the shallow end of the pool and easing your way to the deep end. Before you know it, your confidence will skyrocket and you’ll feel like incredible! By then looking at the camera won’t feel quite so scary.

2- This is my jam!
We’ll play your favorite music! What hypes you up or calms you down? Either way, we can set the tone by playing your favorite jams. It helps ease the tension and cuts the quiet.

3- Glam it up!
If you’re still feeling unsure hire a professional makeup and hair artist to make you feel FABULOUS! If you look like a million bucks you’ll feel like a million bucks and that translates to the camera!

4- I got you!
Trust the process. I’m here to guide you every step of the way from outfit planning to pose like a rock star! You’ve hired a professional and they take making you look good very seriously. I’ve got you boo!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

4 Tips on how to beat camera anxiety

Engagement

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The Hawksbill Trail in Linville, NC is intense! The first part of the hike is normal but as you make your way up the mountain the incline slowly increases until you’re not sure that if you fall if you’ll ever stop rolling down the hill! But the payoff, oh man those views are some of the best mountain views you’ll see in North Carolina! I only recommend this hike for experienced hikers of which I AM NOT, but I manage to waddle my way up the trail with my gear in tow. You’ll definitely want to wear good solid shoes and maybe bring the heels…or leave them at home completely. No one will be looking at your feet when they see how epic you are with those views!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Shot for Anchor and Veil Photography

Hawksbill Trail Engagement | Stefka & Michael

Branding

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Ami has been a dear friend for years and I’ve watched her evolve from singer/songwriter to ministry leader, and now to a full-fledged functional nutritionist and podcaster. Her journey has been filled with amazing stories of God and incredible heartbreak. Through it all, she has served and loved others with a fierce and unsinkable spirit!

She is one of the most resilient and creative women I have ever met in my life. I am honored to call her friend and I’m SO excited for this next chapter in her life.

With a new business & a fresh website comes a complete overhaul of her branding. We spent the day creating images for everything: website, podcast, social media, and marketing. She wanted her images to feel vibrant, warm, and engaging. Like a friend sitting on the opposite side of your phone/computer screen. Do you think we achieved it?

Be sure to give @amishoryer a follow and tune into her podcast Wide Open Conversations.

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Brand Photoshoot with Podcaster Ami Shroyer

Branding

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I love how things always come full circle. I met Moira years ago back when we both lived in New York and we were just starting to dream about what our lives could be. We both worked at a daycare but always wanted something more. I left that daycare not long after to go full-time as a photographer. We lost touch after that and it’s been over a decade since I had seen Moira’s beautiful face.

Thank goodness for social media, because Moira had been following my journey on Instagram and reached out to me. At this point, I was just seriously considering offering Personal Brand Photography to Mabyn Ludke Photography. Moira needed some product shots of her new books and loved my work. The timing was absolutely perfect!

We had our initial consult and it was then I found out that Moira had also moved to North Carolina. What are the odds? So as we talked about her photo needs we quickly realized this shoot needed to be more than just a few product photos. It needed to be all about Moira and her journey as an author!

We planned to do several stories that included products, lifestyle photos, and headshots. When the day came for her shoot, we had a studio booked, props lined up, and a lot of laughter. We were instantly transported back 10 years when we use to hang out regularly. It was so wonderful! And I can’t wait until our next session in the fall!

Moira is the author of Work in Progress, Short Order, and is currently working on her first novel! Be sure to give her a follow on Instagram @writeintotheground and on tik tok @de_moira_lize.

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Brand Photoshoot with author Moira King