October 11, 2018

SLO Brand in the West, East Wellbeing and Spa

September 5, 2018

Branding Vs Personal Branding – An Interview by Tony de la Riva

I was invited by Tony de la Riva of de la Riva Brands, to be interviewed on the topic of Branding Vs. Personal Branding. I think they are both very much the same actually. What we ultimately explored more of is what the difference is to a Brand and a Personal Brand. THE INTERVIEW de la Riva: So, Gina, tell us about your business. I mean, obviously I already know about your business, but, you know, for all […]
August 18, 2018

Portraits of Grace Cutler, an Authentic Brand

Authenticity, compassion, Focus, fun, balance, equality, leadership, positive role model, free spirited. These are just some of the attributes that we came up with for Grace Cutler when defining her brand. An Authentic Brand Once a theme is developed during the defining of a brand the overall goal is to capture the persona of that brand. In this way people associate those primary characteristics when they see the persons face and/or hear or think of […]
January 10, 2018

Janet Hilts

January 2, 2018

Relationships Build Your Personal Brand

You may think your public persona is your brand. It certainly is the visual part to what your brand stands for. On the other hand, what has molded your brand are the relationships you’ve developed while creating it. If you are at a point in your business development in which you really want to make a larger impact about who you are then you must become aware of these relationships that help mold who we […]
October 10, 2017

Liz Christoffersen, Empower Consulting

July 7, 2017

Meet the Rainey Family

  Their journey began when Jenn and Dave met during a blind date at Giuseppe’s in SLO by an acquaintance who was determined to set them up. This is a summary from the story told by Tara Hobb’s, who wrote The Rainey family article for Sunset’s at the Bluffs and Palisades Magazine. Both June and July’s featured “Meet your Neighbor” article, Tara sends me them well in advance so that I get the “story” before I’ve […]
June 13, 2017

Five easy steps to feel sexier – No Diet, No Exercise!

It’s amazing to me how many of us are not satisfied with how we look. Even the most beautiful woman looking at a great portrait of herself will fixate on the things she does not like.  Why can’t we just embrace our uniqueness and shine from within?  Has our culture brainwashed us that much into thinking we must look a certain way in order to be accepted? Americans, in general, are always striving to be better. When we achieve […]
May 18, 2017

Photographs you should never use in your marketing

May 15, 2017

Meet Linda Waldon

Linda Waldon is an amazing style consultant who helps me with many of my clients photo session. On this day it was all about her let me tell you she is all about style. We set-up a full day photo shoot, did her makeup and used her husbands awesome art studio as part of the backdrop for her session. She now has an eclectic selection of images she can use for her own website and content […]
May 10, 2017

Polly Mertens, Get Busy Thriving

April 17, 2017
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Creative Ladies Coalition

Creative Ladies Coalition Conversations With Creative Ladies – Interviews Photographer Gina Cinardo Ella Barnard founder of the Creative Ladies Coalition, for women who are ready to transform the world by owning their power and creating something awesome. “We are in a global shift of consciousness. Feminine and masculine energies are starting to work in concert instead of working in conflict.  Creative women are going to be a huge force in this raising of consciousness. One […]
April 13, 2017

Target Marketing Strategy

,UMeet Polly Mertens with Get Busy Thriving. Polly is a Recovery Coach who helps women recover and stop bulimia (or anorexia) forever. Polly wanted portraits of her that were dynamic and beautiful and ideal to brand her. Our target marketing strategy for attracting the right client to her was to show what a happy life one can have after recovering from bulimia. After struggling with bulimia for 20 years she has made a full recovery […]
April 13, 2017

How to direct your message with photography

Using a photographic image communicates a message quicker than plain text. A photograph also triggers emotions that are associated with a specific message. If you have a brand and a “voice”, how do you tell people who you are and what you do? In this article I will explain 4 ways you can direct your message with photography. Direct your message through composition. Composition is the easiest way to tell a specific message. If the […]
April 8, 2017

Personal Brand Strategy

Today Marketing is story telling. Creating a personal brand strategy is first and foremost about knowing what your story is and how you’re going to tell it. If you are an entrepreneur people are interested in You and your story. If you are a large company or firm they want to know who the people are behind the scenes and their stories, as well as the mission of the organization. This article will help you get an […]
February 13, 2017

Creating a Personal Brand Identity

Creating your personal brand identity is not an easy task. I’m mean really? I didn’t figure out what my purpose was in life until just 7 or 8 years ago. However, no matter what age you are, understanding who you are allows you to walk in confidence toward all your goals. A big obstacle that tends to happen  is when we start marketing ourselves and sharing with the world who we are, we become vulnerable. Some […]
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