Authentic personal brand photography that helps you stand out from the crowd.

What is Personal Brand


Your audience is the "new" currency when marketing and selling your services. We know people like to buy from someone they know, like, and trust. That is why building a brand around you is so important. Personal brand photography is a mixture of lifestyle, portrait, and photojournalist photography that communicates your brand and helps you to make meaningful connections with your audience and future clients. We specialize in creating highly customized photo sessions that tell the story of your brand in a captivating way that allows you to create a deep connection with your customers.

"Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make but about the stories you tell."

-Seth Godin

Meet the Team

Hello! We're the Mitchells. We are a husband and wife business team. We've been working together on this photography dream since 2008. The secret to our success as a happily married couple who also works well together day in and day out is how we divvy up our business tasks. Luckily we have very different strengths so there is not a lot of toe-stepping. Melissa went to design school and loves the creative process of planning a photoshoot. Josh loves taking photos so much that he even does it on his days off! He's always researching new techniques and challenging himself to become a better photographer every day. Together, we create magic. Learn more about how you'll work with us individually and together below.


Josh Mitchell

Lead Photographer -Lighting Guru - Pro-Retoucher

Josh was born to be a photographer. His primary goal is to make you look awesome and he strives to take the best photo of you that you've ever had taken. He knows that's a tall order but helping you feel comfortable and good about yourself is a big deal to him; maybe it's because he's just as uncomfortable being in front of the camera.


Josh is the person who will be photographing you, running around adjusting lighting, and coaching you during the photo session day. Josh also handles most of the post-shoot workflow from setting up proof galleries, editing your photos, and delivering them.

Melissa Mitchell

Creative Director - Business Enthusiast

Melissa is the people person and can pretty much find common ground with everyone. She enjoys hearing about all your business struggles and insecurities. She's a great listener and has a way of taking your vague ideas and transforming them into a cohesive visual story.


Melissa is the person you'll talk to the most when beginning to work with Your Face is Rad. She's the one who handles all the planning and logistics and she's the one that keeps everyone organized during the photo sessions. You can count on her for endless ideas, emotional support, and a helping hand.



Personal brand photography is a good fit for you if...

  • You want to form deep connections with your target audience.
  • You are sick of making excuses for not posting online about your business.
  • You want to ditch the pressure of being your own photographer.
  • You are tired of using stock photos in your marketing.
  • You want to focus your time on the things that matter most to you.
  • You want to be perceived as an industry leader.

What personal brand photography will do for you...

  • Save time.
  • Save your sanity.
  • Allow you to focus on your strengths.
  • Attract your dream clients.
  • Grow your business.
  • Elevate your brand.
  • Make more money!


How it Works

Browse Packages and Contact

Scroll down and take a look at the packages we offer for individual business professionals. Pick your session and contact us to get started! Don't hesitate to reach out if you have more questions!

Plan Your Session

The time and effort that goes into planning your session varies depending on the session you choose and your unique needs. We'll work together to come up with a brand strategy and perfect plan for your shoot.

Take Awesome Photos!

Let's make some magic together! We strive to make our photo sessions fun, organized, and stress-free! Sessions range in time from 1-4 hours depending on the package you choose.

Select, Edit, and Deliver Images

After your session, we will upload all the proofs to an online gallery. You get to choose which photos you want to be retouched. When the editing is done, we deliver your files to you digitally.

"Working with Josh and Melissa was fun, professional, and efficient. The images are gorgeous. You will not find a better photographer! Attention to body composition and lighting is a huge talent of Josh's. Come ready to shoot with an open mind and leave with some great new friends!"

-Heather (Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach)


Our personal brand session is designed for online entrepreneurs, business coaches, influencers, and anyone looking for extra care and guidance when it comes to planning their photo session. It offers a lot of flexibility, careful planning, and a greater variety of photos compared to our business portrait sessions. For professionals who need regular photos for social media and branding, we offer discounted subscription packages where we photograph you multiple times a year. Contact us for more information.

What's included:

30 Retouched Images- You choose which photos you want to be retouched.

4 Hour Session- Plenty of time for different looks and locations.

2-3 Locations- Perfect for folks who want indoor and outdoor photos or a variety of backgrounds.

In-Depth Planning Consultation- We dedicate a lot of time to getting to know you and creating the ideal session for you.

Online proof gallery available within 24 hours of session completion.

Commercial usage license, no royalties.

Social media crops and resizing.

Fast turnaround!




"Content is king."

-Bill Gates

What are Business


Our Business Portrait packages are individualized photography sessions where the focus is on producing multiple fantastic images of one person. In these sessions, we include enough time to photograph our clients in a variety of different settings and backgrounds, with the potential for an outfit or accessory change. If you need multiple professional quality images of yourself, but don't require the intentional and extensive planning of a personal branding session - then you're in the right place!

Business Portrait Sessions

Our business portrait sessions are a great fit for folks who need a new headshots, some updated photos for social media, or a few images for a website.

What's included:

Commercial usage license, no royalties.

15-minute phone consultation to go over locations and photo needs.

Online proof gallery available within 24 hours of session completion.

Social media crops and resizing.

Retouching on the photos of your choosing.

Fast turn around!


*** Need new photos a few times a year? We offer subscription options for our portrait sessions. Contact us for more information! ***

"Hands down the BEST experience I have ever had in front of a camera! I had the pleasure of working with Your Face is Rad for my professional portraits and they made it so easy and fun! I'm Extremely AWKWARD in front of a camera and thankfully I felt totally at home and relaxed throughout the entire shoot!!! Thank you guys so much for my beautiful shots!!!!

-Denise (Home Street Bank Manager)

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PHONE: 619-363-4815

San Diego Based; Available Worldwide

(like Los Angeles or Silicon Valley)


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