May 27, 2021

Dajana / Relaxed Branding Photography in Milan

Relaxed Branding Photography in Milan feat. a little bit of digital marketing, and a whole lot of food, la dolce vita, and intentional living.

Starting a new venture is so often a heady mix of joy, excitement, stress, and nerves. There is so much to do and so much to think about – from website design to social media strategy, not to mention refining your product or service. When it comes to branding photography though, there’s really no need to stress. With some careful planning and help from a photographer, this should be one of the more fun aspects of launching your new venture.

Dajana reached out to me early in 2020 to plan her very first branding session. A highly sought-after digital marketer, Dajana was keen to launch her new website with branding photography that represented her multifaceted life and business.


Branding Photography for Digital Marketers

When you work in a sphere as broad as digital marketing, it can be hard to know where to start with branding photography. Dajana runs her own business though, and while professionally, she is specialised in SEO optimisation, she also has many side projects, hobbies and passions. She co-runs a beautiful food & lifestyle blog, Rast Los Gelöst, and has travelled the world. She speaks four languages, is passionate about food, la dolce vita, and setting aside intentional time for friends, family and community.

Given how hands-on she is with every element of her business, it was important that her branding photography represented her – not just her business – whilst also being professional and approachable. With this in mind, we began planning Relaxed Branding Photography in Milan – the city that she called home until recently.

Relaxed Branding Photography in Milan

Like most plans made in early 2020, no matter how well laid out and organised, we unfortunately had to delay our shoot, which was originally planned for the very day that Italy announced its strict nationwide lockdown. When we were able to shoot again, it felt like we were seeing the world through a whole new lens. Suddenly, making time for life’s simple pleasures was even more important than it had been before.

Dajana no longer wanted to rush from one venue to another. Instead, she wanted the experience of making the images to match the intentionality she brings to every element of her life and work. Cascina Cuccagna in Milan provided the perfect backdrop for this. The Cascina – a multifunctional space with a bar, restaurant, and garden – matched her ethos perfectly and offered plenty of variety in one space. Not to mention, it’s just a lovely place to spend an afternoon.

“Rhianna understood my vision right from the start and it was a big pleasure working together on this project: from a very first conversation about a brand shoot, to sharing some first mood and location ideas and the actual shoot in Millan. With her laid-back approach and empathy, Rhianna made me feel comfortable and relaxed behind as well as in front of the camera. The final results are even better than what I had imagined! I highly recommend working with Rhianna to anyone who is looking for authentic pictures by a talented and skilled photographer who has a special eye for the tiniest details.”
– Dajana (whose website is coming very soon!)

Are you planning your very own Relaxed Branding Photography in Milan? I’d love to help you create intentional branding photography that aligns with your brand. Just get in touch here.

Do you love Dajana’s branding photos, or her approach to business and life? Let her know in the comments below!