A branding photoshoot experience without the stress, with no room for excuses, and every reason to do it for YOU and YOUR BUSINESS!

Friday, May 28th, 2021

Registration opens exclusively to Vend Raleigh members on April 20th and to the public on April 27th.


Let's be old is that "current" headshot you are using?

When was the last time you took the time to take care of YOU and YOUR BUSINESS and update your professional image online?

One of the biggest excuses we hear is that "I don't have the time" or "It's too much work!"

Well, time to put those excuses aside because the women of Vend Raleigh are teaming up to bring you an incredible experience you do not want to miss. With professional brand styling provided by Styled by Serena, professional photography by Amber Foster Smith Photography, add-on hair and makeup with Pinup Studio,  wardrobe options from Style Suite by Mimi Chan, and gifts to treat yourself from Usu Company Candles, and A Touch of Whimsy Designs.

What to Expect...

The Branding Express Experience

Before The Event

Leading up to The Branding Express Experience you will receive a weekly email to help you prep for your perfect experience. These will include...

  • Branding personal stylist, Serena, will give styling tips, in colors, personal style, props, and outfit ideas to help you LOOK your best.
  • How to represent your brand in your photoshoot. We’ll give you the opportunity to bring one prop that says “This is what I do” with our prop list!
  • Remember we said no stress? We’ll have self-care tips to prep your for photoshoot day so you can FEEL your best.
  • Mindset is key. So it’s time to boost your confidence to know YOU ARE THE BEST!


During The Experience

On the day of The Branding Express Experience, we take care of you from beginning to end...

  • We’ll talk through the process and what to expect once in the studio, and be your cheerleader!
  • First - branding stylist, Serena, will help finalize your outfit options and guide you on your best look with wardrobe and accessories.
  • Next - it's off to the studio to hang with Amber for your branded portrait session. We will have a collection of furniture pieces to coordinate with your brand style and provide a variety for your portraits.
  • Before you leave - we have an amazing self-care gift bag with goodies from Usu Company Candles, and A Touch of Whimsy Designs just for you!

After The Event

Head home and relax because we will continue to take care of you! After the event, you will...

  • Receive an invite to your private proofing gallery to view your portraits.
  • Select your favorite three portraits (additional images are available for purchase!).
  • Amber will finalize editing your favorite images and provide you with a link to download your final gallery.

When + Where

Friday, May 28th, 2021

Sessions starting at 10:00 am

Vend Raleigh  @  Studio 557

300 South Main Street - Suite 324
Downtown Holly Springs

What's Included

⇒ Style videos from branding personal stylist, Serena of Styled by Serna on how to nail your perfect style, selecting props, and putting together your complete look.

Weekly tips directly in your inbox from the professionals with tips on wardrobe selection, what to bring, hair and makeup, how to cultivate confidence in front of the camera, and how to take care of YOU in preparation for the big day

⇒ A stress-free and fun 15 minute brand headshot session with professional photographer and branding expert Amber of Amber Foster Smith Photography. Clients are able to select their own personal favorite three images from an online proofing gallery which include commercial usage rights.

Want to LEVEL UP your experience?

Option #1

⇒ Feeling inspired by the style guides but still not sure what to wear? Book a one-on-one Brand Style Experience with Serena!

Style Bundle $75
Including color analysis & outfit suggestions
Early Bird Price: $50

What's Included?
- Quick Virtual Color Analysis submitted through video
- Virtual Color Swatches to save to phone when shopping
- 15-minute discovery call to talk about your personal brand and next steps
- Two complete outfit recommendations with shoppable links through video OR four suggestions to add with pieces already in your closet for a complete look
- *Optional 15 minute zoom call (try on new outfit look, make any suggestions, answer any questions for the event.

Schedule Your Level Up Style Experience with Serena
Option #2

⇒ Worried about having camera-ready hair and makeup? No need to fret because the fabulous ladies of Pinup Studio will be on site with express hair and makeup to boost your confidence to rockstar status!

Express Makeover $50
Enhance your everyday look to make your new headshots pop

What's Included?
-Hair : Straighten, curling, or touch-ups, teasing to help add volume to those who may need it or any fast styles.
- Makeup : Includes simple contouring, blush, strip lashes, and lip color. 
- Pinup Studio is also offering anyone who signs up to get 20% off any in-salon service and 10% off their retail purchases!
- *Please note with this add-on you will need to arrive an additional 15 minutes before your scheduled time where you will have your final style consult with Serena while your hair and makeup is being done.

Ready to level up with Pinup Studio? Drop us an email after you book your session and we will take care of you!

Option #3

⇒ No time to go shopping? We've got you covered! Serena can help recommend the perfect outfit for you from Style Suite by Mimi Chan that can either be delivered straight to your door, or we can have it at the studio the day of for you!

Ready to level up with Style Suite by Mimi Chan? Click the link below to connect with Serena to have her select your perfect outfit!

Book Your Session Now!

Sessions are first come first serve and they will go very quickly!

Sessions start at 10:00 am with available slots every 15 minutes.
Once they are gone, they are gone!

Early Bird Booking  $150

EXCLUSIVE for members of the Vend Raleigh Community opens April 20th.

Opens To The Public  $175

April 27th


Meet the Branding OBSESSED Pro Team


Styled by Serena

Serena is a brand personal stylist who helps women entrepreneur’s align their personal style with their brand. She helps women express their brand through their clothing by color, lifestyle, and career industry. If you need go-to outfits when meeting with clients, have a branding photoshoots, or guest appearances, you will feel fabulous and confident after working with Serena because your clothes will reflect and elevate you and your brand.


Amber Foster Smith Photography

Professional photographer and leader of Vend Raleigh, Amber Smith is known for her obsession with branding and marketing as well as her love for supporting female small business owners. Amber is excited to help bring this dream team of VR members together to help women show up through powerful branded portraits and take their business to the next level!

Our AMAZING style assistants!


Style Suite by Mimi Chan

Style Suite is a locally based, size-inclusive boutique. Our clients are professionals, moms, boss babes, dreamers, and doers! Looking fabulous while feeling comfortable is something we strive to give clients through our curated styles, because you're a woman on the go and don't have time to fidget with your clothes! Our shop offers sizes XS through 3XL in almost every style! With confidence comes empowerment, and Style Suite is honored to play a part in building women up.


Pinup Studio

Pinup Studio continues to build a community and a sense of place for women of all different backgrounds, sizes, and ethnicities, to feel welcomed, heard, and loved. No matter who walks through their door, they want them to walk back out of it feeling just as beautiful on the outside as they do on the inside. When Christina envisioned Pinup Studio, she saw a place at her table for everyone. Their team is diverse and specializes in everything from lashes, hair cutting, hair color, hair extensions, brows, makeup, and bridal. Pinup Studio prides itself on our customer satisfaction, continued monthly education, and always going the extra mile.

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