As a creative portrait photographer based in Orlando, Florida, I strive to infuse every photo session with a unique touch that truly captures the essence of my clients. Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Jesse Rottinghaus, a real estate agent who wanted to showcase his personal brand in a way that stands out from the crowd.



The world of personal brand photography has become increasingly saturated with repetitive aesthetics, often losing the “personal” element that makes each individual unique. My goal is always to break this mold, incorporating  creative elements to highlight the distinct personality of each client. Jesse’s session was no exception.

We started with a series of on-location lifestyle and portrait photos, adhering initially to a more conventional approach. Capturing Jesse in his professional attire, we reflected his polished, business-savvy side. This set of photos portrays the reliability and professionalism that clients can expect when working with him.


Next, we embraced the beautiful Florida weather and moved poolside. Here, we took advantage of the stunning location, showcasing Jesse working by the pool with his laptop. This setting was perfect for illustrating the balance between work and relaxation, a lifestyle many Floridians strive for. The addition of fun elements like a flamingo floatie added a playful touch, highlighting Jesse’s approachable and fun-loving nature.


After our outdoor session, we transitioned to the studio where the creativity continued to flow. We captured a series of vibrant and colorful images featuring Jesse in funny t-shirts designed for social media. Humor is an incredibly powerful tool in personal branding; it not only makes you memorable but also helps forge a genuine connection with your audience. These photos are perfect for social media, offering a glimpse into Jesse’s lighter side and inviting engagement from his followers.


To wrap up our session, we staged an unforgettable shot that combined drama and creativity. We managed to burn part of Jesse’s suit and used a smoke machine to create a striking visual effect. This “hot” portrait is both bold and memorable, embodying Jesse’s fiery passion and dedication to his work. It’s a statement piece that is sure to catch the eye and spark conversations.

If you’re looking to break away from the mundane and truly showcase your personal brand in a unique and captivating way, I’d love to work with you. I specialize in creating personalized photography experiences that reflect who you are and what you stand for.