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Benefits of photography branding sessions for local breweries

As a sucker for solid branding, I can immediately tell which local breweries took the time to invest in a branding session and which ones didn’t. While phone photography is getting better, it still doesn’t beat a genuine photography session for your brewery. So what are the benefits of booking a branding session?

Branding sessions create an immediate wow factor

Like I mentioned at the start, I can tell which craft breweries are using a photographer and which aren’t. And I promise I’m not the only one that makes note of it. It’s an immediate way to stand out and set the atmosphere for your location before they even visit!

High quality photography is perfect for marketing projects

Branding sessions are perfect because they provide you with high quality photography that can be used for all forms of marketing. Whether you need solid photos for your website, social media advertising, or the Google images of your business. I guarantee you’ll create a better brand experience!

Creating a virtual atmosphere

Many craft breweries are able to ship to at least local areas. Creating a virtual atmosphere can make or break your potential transactions with new buyers. Draw them in with photos that up your brand experience and you’ll be able to give them the energy of your location without even having to visit!

Not convinced yet? Here’s some of the brewery photography I’ve done!

Images taken by The Branded Academy at Land-Grant Brewing and Taft’s Ale House.

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I'm Melissa anne!

Welcome to the blog! Go refill your coffee (or heat it back up) and let’s get to learning about all things branding and marketing for your small business. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned-preneur, I’m here to help! Interested in learning more about who I am?

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I'm a huge advocate for pursuing your dreams no matter what

Because the nine to five isn't security

I spent a number of years in the start of my business with self-doubt. I had let all of the limiting beliefs others had for my life take control over me. I started to believe that the only way I could make money was if I spent a lot of time and money in school. Businesses worked for other people, but not me. It took me being on the verge of homelessness to finally wake up and realize my worth. So if this is you, I’m here to help push you towards your dream career too!

What does The Branded Academy have to offer your business?


We’ll create the visual aspect of your business by means of typography, color schemes, logo design, and website creation. Helping you stand out and start attracting more of your ideals!


This is for you if you’re looking to update headshots, gain behind the scenes photos, get video content, and simply show off your business, products, or services.


Whether it’s getting your website setup for the best search engine optimization, outsourcing your social media, or getting blog posts prepped, this one is for you.


You need to get your time back. We’ll dive into automating your business in a way that makes sense for what you offer, because there’s no reason to be doing it all by hand.