These days, everyone with an iPhone thinks they can be a great photographer — but very few Instagrammers understand the art and science of a perfect photo the way Jenn Cady does. With a number of raving fans at the national and local level, as well as a sterling reputation for delivering beautiful, on-brand photos the first time, every time, Cady has established herself as a premier branding photographer in the country — and, lucky for us, she lives in Mount Pleasant.
Cady’s photos have been featured in a number of magazines and media outlets, including Town & Country, Southern Living, Seventeen, iHeartRadio, ABC News, Curb Records, Cosmopolitan and People. She has also shot fashion editorials for New York Fashion Week. A preferred photographer for The Miss America Organization — and a former Miss West Virginia in 1994 — she has taken the photos of numerous contestants nationwide and considers the Miss America Outstanding Teen Organization to be dear to her heart and a chance to give back each year.
Since relocating to the Lowcountry, Cady’s natural flair for branding photography has led her to becoming the chosen photographer for area professionals, from real estate agents and attorneys to physicians and restaurateurs. Anyone who’s had a photo taken by Cady knows she is gifted at making her subjects feel at ease and look stellar on camera.
“As a photo posing expert, I can help anyone look their best and feel comfortable,” she said. “I’ve helped many people land the job, get the part or get the modeling contract by instilling confidence and teaching them how to know their best side and look their very best in front of the lens.”
Because Cady feels incredibly passionate about her work, she offers reasonable rates to her clients for a branding headshot. For $149, clients receive a professional photo shoot in the scenery of their choice — whether outdoors, in-office or at the Jenn Cady studio — as well as one edited photo, perfect for all types of social and print media. Cady, who has literally co-written a book on branding called “Distinctly You: Rebranding Yourself from the Inside Out,” understands the importance of putting your best foot forward in life.
“Selfies and amateur shots are not good for business and branding,” she pointed out. “You are your own brand, and you should absolutely update your image.”