Behind the scenes 2018


New Year’s Eve – a time to reflect on the year just past.

WOW, what an incredibly amazing year 2018 has been!!! Wonderful meeting and photographing so many incredibly talented and passionate business owners and professionals. And it’s been an absolute pleasure and a blast creating powerful personal branding images and curated branding images for you all.

In the spirit of reflecting and having a good hard laugh, here’s some behind the scene images of what’s been happing in the studio in 2018 – enjoy!


Photobomber of the year award goes to Miyage. He just couldn’t resist getting in on all the action when mum, Kelly was having her personal branding session.180404_KellySmith_0227180625_KristanKershaw_BTS_085sml181121_SarahBlake_0723-sml

2018 saw the launch of a new service – curated branding images. (Think of it like your own personalised custom stock images for your website and/or social media content.) We’ve heard your cries: no more generic lacklustre images; no more wasted hours searching for images only to be disappointed with how off-brand most images are. We work with you one-on-one to create a collection of unique, on-brand and targeted images specifically designed to resonate and connect with your buyers.180530_JWP_032sThe creative clutter off-camera that goes into making custom curated images!181025_ShevonneJoyce_0181-sml181025_ShevonneJoyce-collections-1-all

Scout (the studio assistant and living doorbell) couldn’t help herself – she wanted her photo taken too. Note to self, when taking your own branding photos – put the dogs upstairs!!!180906_JoWestaway_231-sml180827_WendyDeGraafBTS_030jwp

Women in Business Co (WIBCo) – love hosting the lunch networking events for all these awesome Brisbane business women!!!180501_WIBCo_271180625_KristanKershaw_654-sml180813_RachelForward_BTS_078-sml copy

Owning this public speaking thing! Pretty proud to have conquered glossophobia!!! Speaking on the power of personal branding at WBBA.181018_Jo-presenting 4070_039181018_Jo-presenting 4070_055

When someone is this talented you just want to hug them forever. Rae, thanks for being the best’est hair and makeup artist ever!!!180827_WendyDeGraafBTS_044jwp180202_ShannonStone_053-BTS-sml180323_RebeccaEdgley_0940-sml

When you want to be the same height!180307_VanessaCurtis_0059sml180416_AliHowes_0114-edit-sml180703_WIBCo_137180605_WIBCo_093180527_DanielleJones_069-sml copy180202_SharonPowell_407-BTS180625_KristanKershaw_101-sml copy

Lot’s of instruction and wall leaning happening here.180813_RachelForward_BTS_039-sml181121_SarahBlake-BTS_010 -sml181008_ReneeBailey_0807-BTS

Simon says… Here, I’ll show you what to do.181203_RoiseenVanBreda-BTS_074-sml copy180226_CourtneyCrawford_BTS_006s

Thank you so much for your support and friendship throughout 2018. And a massive thanks for all the collaborations and business buddies created along the way too. I’m truly grateful to have you all in my life. Here’s to more fun, laughs and awesome photos in the year ahead!

Wishing everyone a fabulous 2019. Bring it on!!!



PS: Want to see behind the scene images for 2017, then click here.

And curious about what we got up to in 2016, then click here for more behind the scene images.

Jo Westaway Photography - professional portrait, personal branding and head shot photographer in Brisbane

Jo Westaway is Brisbane’s leading brand photographer – creating stunning images which help you sell (even while you’re sleeping). With a background in both portrait photography and graphic design, Jo’s passionate about giving you images you’ll be proud to show the world and that get you results. Contact Jo today on 07 3202 7275 to find out more or to get started with your own collection of personal branding images and custom curated images. 

Headshots and personal branding portrait images

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s