Brand Photography + Consulting

for brilliant brands + creators

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Creative 18 is a storyteller and creative guide for women owned, brilliant brands and creators who want to elevate their business through stunning photos and genius ideas. We take your brand and visual imagery to the next level so that you can convey the right message, attract ideal clients, and showcase your true charisma.

 

#showoffyourbrand

Services

 
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BRANd photography

From social media imagery to a complete website overhaul, our brand photography is sure to capture the essence of you, your brand, and your biz.

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brand strategy + consulting

Sometimes all you need is a clear path forward. We're here to meet your branding and marketing needs, from visual content to brand partnerships to strategy and campaign development.

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Brillaint Brand VIP

What does brand photography + strategy equal? A brilliant brand! We help bring your passion + purpose to life—and likes—from start to finish, so that you can get your biz in front of new viewers and engage with your current audience.

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Hi there, I'm Laura!

I'm the mastermind behind Creative 18.

Creativity is one of my deepest virtues expressed through photography, ideation, and branding.

After 18 years of corporate marketing with companies such as Nordstrom, Disney and Tommy Hilfiger, I found myself craving more hands-on creativity and daydreaming about my purpose. I liked my job, but deep down, I knew that there was more for me outside the confines of the corporate walls—more moments to capture, more people to serve, more impact to make.

And so...Creative 18 was born!

Today, I am able to blend my marketing knowledge and creative eye to help entrepreneurs and small businesses stand out and show off their brand through consulting and branded lifestyle photography.

I am inspired by dreamers, doers and makers. Helping them capture the true essence of their brand truly is one of the greatest feelings in the world.

A continuous learner, passionate creative, and heart-centered entrepreneur, I’m always looking to create pretty things, build meaningful relationships and make a difference in this world.

Let’s meet up soon and talk about your brand.

-Laura (#showoffyourbrand)


CLIENT LOVE

Laura has been nothing short of amazing. Coordinating with her for my brand shoots has been easy, effortless and turnaround time for the images was quick. She is responsive to my business needs, she was patient with the overall project from beginning to end and I would highly recommend her to other brands in need of direction. Three words to describe Laura of the Creative 18 would be: Honest, Reliable, and Available to what your business needs are. After working with Laura, there really is no reason to look elsewhere!
— -Veronica Salazar Owner and Designer, Ronnie M Layering Bar, @ronniemlayeringbar, ronniemjewerly.com
I’ve worked with Laura, owner of the Creative 18 one time, and I am already trying to contain myself from overplanning for future branding shoots. Images have been one of the biggest game changers in my business. The photos I recently shot with Laura reflect my essence to a T. I am so grateful to have come across this phenomenal woman and cannot wait to create more magic together. Creative 18 is fresh, clean, and modern.
— Angie Sanchez, Mindfulness + Lifestyle Blogger, @angiemsanchez, angie-sanchez.com
From the minute Laura and I met, she struck me as someone who was patient and really wanted to understand my goals and ideas for my brand. She is absolutely devoted to her craft and made the day feel like I was just hanging out with a friend. In fact- we had so much fun she DID turn into a friend! Laura went above and beyond to make the day so special. I would recommend her to absolutely anyone looking to showcase their brand because she is so intuitive and can really understand what you’re looking for, even if you yourself don’t quite know yet.
— Mia Latoy, Festival Blogger, @mialatoy
I had the pleasure of working with Laura @creative18 for my first brand photoshoot, and she was an absolute superstar!! She made me feel comfortable in and off screen and our sesh was a breeze!!! Such great vibes from a beautiful woman who’s capturing moments to reflect your individuality. I’m so happy that I was referred to Laura. I’m looking forward to working with her again!!!
— Akane Tran, Owner of Noelle Botanicals, @noellebotanicals, noellebotanicals.com
Laura’s Branded Photo Shoot was a total game-changer for my business. My fees as a coach are significant, so as I grew I wanted a sleek visual representation of the power and professionalism of what I offer. I had particular goals to create a website that be compelling, engaging, and professional to set me up for more opportunities in the speaking and publishing realm. From our first call, Laura had my brand and my needs in mind. She was bubbling over with ideas to share, and enthusiasm for me and how to capture exactly who I am and what I do. I was especially impressed with all the ideas Laura had for how to represent me visually so that we could translate my work, which isn’t always tangible, into images that speak to people. As a result of her marketing experience, long pre-shoot process, and excellent taste, I now have a website that sleekly represents my aesthetic, my business, my energy, and my taste in a way that is current, young, compelling and totally me. I’m so grateful for my time with Laura. This opportunity to shoot with her really upleveled my brand — and created images for social media that I just didn’t have before.
— Sascha Alexander Coaching, Saschaalexander.com
My experience with Laura was incredible! She worked hard to understand my brand - who I am, what I do, the vibe I’d like to show, my values, my mission, etc. so that she could properly portray this in visual content for my social media, website, and promotional materials. I appreciate the time she spent creating a mood board so that I can prepare myself with my clothing, props, makeup, hair, accessories, etc. Our time during the shoot went so smooth because Laura made me feel so comfortable as she was behind the camera. Thank you, Laura, for your passion to bring the best out of me and my brand!
— Gigi Torres, GigiTorres.com
Creative 18 hit my vision perfectly. Laura’s reliable flexible and super creative... Loved every idea she had for my website and photo sessions. Can’t wait to work with her again!
— Alex Ruix, littletravelthings.com

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