SHINE

Branding, Portrait & Lifestyle Photography for Soulful Entrepreneurs
 

HOW WOULD IT FEEL TO LOVE YOURSELF IN EVERY PHOTO?

How would it feel…

☐ To wake up feeling so confident and comfortable in your own skin that you can’t wait to take on the world. Visibility fears? Evanesco!…

☐ To realize that you don’t need to change a single thing about yourself to look your best in photos…

☐ To have a collection of images expertly designed to fit your business and your voice, and shot in your favorite city in the world…

☐ To know you won’t have to stress ever again about finding the perfect portrait to send to that magazine that wants to interview you. Fighting with filters  and settings in your iPhone photo apps, be gone!…

☐ To have photos that capture the essence of your brand, of who you are and what you stand for. Photos that make you feel so proud of your visual presence that you can’t wait to promote the heck out of your business…facebook ads, you say? bring them on!…

☐ To increase  your engagement in social media (hello Instagram!), and build buzz about your products and services with ease, and with guidance from an expert to create the look and feel that is right for YOU…

LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN

 

Having branding images that look and feel like you can catapult your business. Looking like a professional in everything you do can set your apart and get you noticed.

As a photographer, I understand that you pour your heart and soul into everything you create. This is why, when I shoot, I take the essence of your brand, your story, your goals, and turn every bit of brilliance you’ve created into photographs and video that highlight all the sparkle you’ve put into your work.

INTRODUCING “SHINE”

 

Shine is a Branding, Portrait & Lifestyle Photography package for driven, heart-centered & soulful entrepreneurs who are ready to invest in visuals that are archetypally aligned,  highly customized, beautiful, authentic, strategic and effective to propel their business success.

During our photoshoot, I take all the brilliance and light within you, and transform it into gorgeous finished photographs designed to convert- and I do so in a friendly and simple way that aims at removing all your stress and worries.

All images shot take into account modern business needs: from leaving space to add text and making sure that all images fit the format of your preferred social media platforms, to taking the time to understand your ideal clients and what they are looking for, these photos are designed to make your life easier and your marketing more effective.

Whether this is your first photoshoot or your fourth, Shine is designed to provide you with the perfect images and videos to promote your work with a bang, magnetize your ideal customers, and skyrocket your visibility.

Ready to invest in making your brand the work of art it’s meant to be?

Simply beautiful. Perfect. Stunning.Pure. I found something completely new about me in your pictures… On many of them I look soft, vulnerable, tender and kind of inquiring; an openness and softness which I like very much. There are definitely some new or hidden aspects of myself shining through. My heart is full of joy!

Svetlana Leiber

Mentor & Artist , Svetlana Leiber

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO PHOTOGRAPH YOU?

SHINE AT HOME

Branding, Portrait & Lifestyle Photography anywhere you live or love. 

SHINE IN CYPRUS

Branding. Portrait & Lifestyle Photography in the Island of Aphrodite

SHINE IN LONDON

Branding, Portrait & Lifestyle Photography Packages for  2-7 Dec. 2018

HERE’S WHAT YOU GET

(because when you work with me, stunning photos are only the beginning)

A STRATEGIC VISUAL VOICE

Your brand is not cookie-cutter, so neither should be your photos. Your photos should look like you, sound like you, feel like you.  I design your photos to make sure your voice is strong and clear and attracts the right people.

This includes analysis  of your ICA, positioning, branding archetype and business goals. My nerdy brain and my creativity are dedicated to helping your business grow.

250+ SOUL-ALIGNED PHOTOS

Gorgeous images  can be a magnet for the people you help, especially when the whole process is infused with high vibration.

From making sure every location, every prop, every detail and every image is an accurate representation of your brand, to playing abundance mantras in the background while I edit, I aim for all your photos to become your business talisman.

MINI VIDEO CLIPS

Photo + Video, strategically working together, have the power to catapult your promo results to a whole new level.

With this packages, you get up to 10 mini video clips (5 to 10 seconds each) to add oomph to your marketing .

FULL SUPPORT

As my client, you’ll have my expert guidance & nerdy brain dedicated to help you every step of the way. After your photos are delivered, you’ll have access to an exclusive client portal, with step by step training videos to help you make the most of your photos.

 

My main objective? to help you succeed wildly.

Marcela is a gifted photographer. She makes you laugh at the right moment and sees something in you that you have not discovered yet. Every photo is like a glimpse into your own future and, above all, in your new marketing. It’s just awesome, I’m so happy. Enrico Tralles

Entrepreneur, Step by Step Marketing

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

Simple from start to finish, I make sure all details are taken care of, every step of the way

 
Discovery Call: We’ll begin my making sure we’re creative soul-mates, and that we can work joyfully together. After you’ve booked your initial meeting, I’ll send you a link to fill out a short questionnaire about your needs, and then we’ll meet via skype to discuss everything about it.
 
Traveling & Photoshoot: The big day! This is where the magic happens! We’ll walk around the city laughing, taking photos and shooting mini video clips.
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Contract & Invoice: After our call, I’ll send you a contract for you to sign digitally, with the click of a button, and an invoice for you to make a payment, including a list of travel expenses (for the SHINE AT HOME package only)
 
Post- Production: Once the shoot is finished, I’ll travel back home (if applicaple) and start editing all photos in Photoshop, using a professionally color-calibrated monitor to make sure all your photos look perfect, in both print and web.
 
Sourcing: After you’ve made your payment, we’ll set a date for the photoshoot, and I’ll book my ticket and accomodation. I’ll also source anything we need for the day of the shoot.

If you’re coming to Cyprus, I’ll book your hotel, transfers, transport, hair and makeup so that everything is ready for your arrival.

 
Proofs, Final Payment & Delivery: Once editing is finalized, I’ll upload all your photos to your private online gallery, where you’ll be able to select your favorites. You’ll also have one round of edits to make any adjustments you desire to get your photos to look like you dream. I’ll also send you a password so you can download your images with the click of a button.
 
Strategy, Design & Moodboard:  This is where we start the VIP work! You’ll receive a link to your private client page, where you’ll find all information related to every step of the project, and a downloadable link to all documents we sign together. You’ll also have access to three branding personality tests, a custom styling questionnaire, and a link to book our 60 minute strategy call.  After we meet, I’ll put all info together and create a custom mood board for your project and a shot list (with suggested locations) and send them to you for approval.
 
Access to bonus trainings: Together with the photos, I’ll send you access to the exclusive client portal, where you’ll find a series of step by step bonus video trainings to help you maximize your investment. I’ll also ship back to you whatever you’ve sent me for the shoot, and email you a tracking code for the shipment.
Some people think that because I am artistic or I have good taste, I can also take great photos.

I’ve tried the DIY method before and it worked for the first few years of my business.

But when you want to play in the big leagues you know you need to up your game, and photography was the first area I decided to invest. I was admittedly  scared about hiring someone, but when I met Marcela she wiped away all my worries in an instant. She understood who I was and got my vision. She has wicked telepathy skills to guess what we want our pictures to look like. She always takes the shots we ask, and then some. And the “some”are always THE BEST. She has this magical thing about her: she knows what you want before you can express it, and she is able to translate your thoughts into the shot.

But beyond taking beautiful pictures, the beauty of working with Marcela is that she makes it hassle-free on the client. No part of the process feels icky or draggy. She makes it soooo easy for you to ask what you want, order and pay. Gosh, even paying is easy. Even the boring logistical stuff feels smooth. And every step of the way you feel taken care of. She gets it.

After working with Marcela, I realized that my time is best spent doing the work I’m great at, instead of reading my camera manual and trying to learn about exposure. Since hiring her I am happy to delegate and enjoy the extra time I get to optimize my genius: perfect my illustrations, make more videos, and create new products.

And the best part is that her photos aren’t just pretty: they sell. Mayi Carles

Author, Life is Messy Kitchen

MY SERVICES ARE PERFECT FOR YOU IF:

 

  • You’re a soulful, ambitious entrepreneur with a mission, a vision and a passion for creating work that helps others

 

  • You understand marketing and sales, and the impact that great, customized photography & video can have in them.

 

  • You have a clear vision of who you are, who you want to reach and where you want to take your business in the short and medium term.

 

  • You are willing and ready to invest in working with a professional who can get you the results you crave while you focus your time and attention in your zone of genius.

MY SERVICES ARE NOT FOR YOU IF:

 

  • You are not sure professional photography is worth the investment, so you prefer to keep snapping with your phone even if you don’t like the results, because it’s free.

 

  • You hate the idea of delegating, and don’t want any strategic advice, even if it stalls your growth.

 

  • You prefer to wing it without a strategy, think talking about money and conversions is “nonspiritual”,  and don’t mind losing money while you figure it all out.

SHINE AT HOME

I’m very happy with how the photos have impacted my positioning, and with being able to use them for magazine features and my upcoming book cover.

Marcela’s love and care is transported right into every photo she takes. Andrea Hiltbrunner

CEO, WOMANIFEST AG

SHINE IN CYPRUS

Marcela is trustworthy, extremely helpful, smart, organized, easy to work with, and professional in every way from start to finish. Everyone who saw the photos was very impressed by how beautiful they were and how well they integrated with my personality and my whole website.I felt beautiful in all of them. Haroulla Vrachas-Charalambous

Artist, Art Joyeux

SHINE IN LONDON

Do you live in the UK?

Will you be in London in December 2018 or are willing to travel there?

Have you always dreamed of walking around the streets of Mayfair, Notting Hill, Covent Garden and thought “I would so love to have a photoshoot there!”.

I’ll be traveling to London the first week of December 2018 and will be offering Branding Photoshoot packages, so you can finally have the photos you’ve always wanted. Leaning on a bridge with the Houses of Parliament behind you? Check! Walking along the Thames? Check! Standing on a street that looks out of a Harry Potter movie? Check! 

For full day packages, we can also travel outside of London. Portraits in  Stonehenge at sunrise? We can do that. Photos in Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Glastonbury? Count me in!. 

Ready to shine? You can read all about the packages in the link below. 

Working with Marcela was a turning point in my business.  Having a consistent visual presence  that is aligned with who I am has allowed people to recognize me instantly because of my images. People are pulled to them like a magnet, they attract positive attention all the time,  and that is simply fantastic. Luisa Silva

Astrologer, Feng Shui Expert

MEET THE GIRL BEHIND THE CAMERA

Marcela Macias Photography
 
Hi, I’m Marcela, an Argentinian-born, Cyprus-based photographer and stylist with experience photographing lifestyle, portraits, food & products for books, ads and web for companies worldwide. I believe my camera has the alchemical power of reflecting the true beauty and power of what my clients do,  and I’m passionate about helping position my clients as experts in their industry, gain more fans and develop successful marketing campaigns. My mission is to help women entrepreneurs, like you, stand out and shine their light with soulful and strategic photos that make people fall in love with their brands.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN YOU ALSO SHOOT A PROMO VIDEO?
Absolutely! Great idea!

Complementing your set of images with one  professionally edited video, with custom-made footage  and custom intro with motion graphics  can completely catapult you reach and maximize your results. And this is what I want for you: absolute success, a thriving business, and the possibility to shine your talents brightly.

Book a meeting so we can discuss what you’re looking for and I’ll create a custom quote for you. Photo + Video packages begin at 5000 euros + VAT

CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH MY RETREAT OR MASTERMIND? CAN YOU SHOOT PORTRAITS FOR MASTERMIND PARTICIPANTS?
Absolutely! Yes and Yes! Simply book a meeting with me so we can discuss what you need and what you have in mind, and  I’ll send you a detailed custom quote faster than you can say dulce de leche.
CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH MY EVENT OR CONFERENCE?
Yes, and I’d love to! Book a meeting with me so you can tell me all about your event and we can get the ball rolling.
I HATE WEARING MAKEUP. DO I HAVE TO?
Great question.

NO. Branding photos are about showing the world who YOU are. If you don’t like makeup and don’t wear any, there’s no need for you to do so for a photoshoot.  I don’t believe you need makeup to look your best- and most of my clients prefer not to use any.

You know what makes you shine in photos? Love and Passion for what you do. And I’m really good at making you connect to those energies during the shoot. 

So hair and makeup? My advice is this: Do it if you find it fun, if it makes you light-up, if it feels joyful. I can help you achieve any look that you want or find the right makeup artist. If you don’t find it fun, feel free not to use any.

And know this: You are perfect as you are. And you don’t need makeup to sparkle.

I'M AN INTROVERT AND HATE HAVING MY PHOTOS TAKEN. CAN YOU HELP?
Want to know a secret? Most of my clients are introverts, and I’m one myself, so I’ve specialized in making naturally camera- averse people feel comfortable, confident and (above all) joyful when photographing with me.

I have a bag full of tricks to help you relax, have fun, and shine in every image. So yes, I can help.

WILL ALL IMAGES BE EDITED?
Yes, all my images include light editing in photoshop (brightness, color, contrast, etc).

Extensive photoshop work (such as composites) is not included.

DO YOUR FEES INCLUDE ALL EXPENSES?
No. My fees for the SHINE AT HOME package don’t include travel expenses (airplane, accomodation, per diem), including travel outside of the city where we’ll be shooting (other than the cases included in the rates descriptions above), nor do they include entrance fees to other places where you may want to shoot (such as museums).

My fees for the SHINE IN CYPRUS package don’t include your airplane ticket to get to Larnaca, nor entrance fees to locations which require one.

WHAT KIND OF LICENSE DO YOU PROVIDE? ARE THERE ANY LIMITATIONS?
When you work with me I’ll give you a license to use your photos in your shop, website, social media and in print (branding collateral, ebooks, book covers, etc) worldwide and in perpetuity.

There are three important limitations: 1) I retain copyright, so you can’t make the photo pass as your own, 2) The license is limited to you and your own business. This means that you can’t sell it, transfer it or sub-license it.3) I retain the right to use the images to promote my work: include them in my porfolio, blog posts, case studie (always tagging you and your business).

If your business has a multi-level marketing structure or you license the use of your products for other professionals to use your method, and you want to provide photos for them as part of the package, please let me know so I can quote a multiple license option that covers your licensees as well.

HOW CAN I BE SURE I'LL LIKE THE FINAL PHOTOS?
My whole process is designed to make sure that you do.

This is why I take great time and care planning and designing how my client’s photos will look- a process of which you’ll be an active participant.This is also why, once the shooting is finalized, I am available to work with you for adapting the shots to your liking in post-processing.

DO YOU PROVIDE ANY GUARANTEES?
Yes, I do.

To begin with, when you work with me you get a contract where all aspects of our working together will be detailed…because we’re all smart cookies and understand that the Law is awesome…right?

But since you can’t read all 7 pages of my beautifully detailed contract, here’s the short of it : If you don’t like your images, I’ll reimburse you the money. 

Yes, that’s how much I believe in my work and how much I value your investment and your time.

I DON'T NEED A FULL DAY SHOOT. DO YOU DO HALF DAY SHOOTS OR LESS?
I completely understand.

Here are some options for you:

1) Get a couple of friends or colleagues. I can only travel for full day shoots, but I’m happy to divide the day between a maximum of 3 persons in each location (2,5 hours photoshoot each, 50 + images). Contact me for more details on how this can work!

2) Meet me in one of the cities where I photograph. I’ll be shooting in London in December 2018, and periodically organize photoshoots in different European cities.

3) Are you coming to Cyprus? I have 2,5 hours and half day packages available here all year long.

I LIVE IN CYPRUS. DO YOU HAVE OTHER PACKAGES FOR LOCALS?
Yes I do!

If you live in Nicosia, you can take advantage of micro sessions (1 hour, 15 images), mini sessions (2,5 hours, 50 images), half day sessions (4 hours, 100+ images). Contact me for local prices!

YOU’RE SO READY TO SHINE!

Book your free call so we can start planning your perfect photos


Marcela provides an unbelievable service because she doesn’t just shoot: she works with you to ensure that the photographs are styled and designed to reach the final costumer.

Her photographs are not just beautiful and elegant, they are also part of a marketing strategy. Victoria Zamora- Duran

C.E.O, Salud Pelvica

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