Hey I'm James! Husband for 7+ years, entrepreneur for 6 years and your marketing media expert with 10 years of marketing experience under my belt. Branded offers high quality custom photo & video content to showcase your services and products in a way that reflects your brand!

We specialize in helping small businesses connect with their customers and clients through a more personal brand approach.

We feel this type of marketing is what helps a business stand out from the rest. And with the help of our questionnaires and planning call, we get to know you and your business to better represent your brand with this content.

All of our services are customized to fit your needs right where you are so that you can elevate your brand to reach your goals.

With an abundance of businesses in your niche, you need to stand out and show that you offer something unique...

That's where I come in!

Photography Services

What can we help you with?

videography Services

reels & tiktoks

Subscription Packages


Behind the scenes


every business needs professional headshots & photos of their products & services.

Photography Services

Whether it's just you running the show or you have a team, we offer headshots that include 1-2 outfits at one location of your choice.

Our creative small businesses love this option because it captures them doing the things they love & showcasing their best work on sight at a real event!

One branding session a year isn't enough? We offer a subscription based package to fit your business and content needs.

Carefully planned, staged session showcasing things you want to sell & highlight on your website or social media. Minimum of 4 hours.

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Client Testimonials

course filming


Promo Video

For the educators, youtubers, podcasters, etc. or maybe you need a new testimonial for your website?

Videography Services

Need a video to send to perspective clients? Our 60 second or 2-3 minute promo videos are the perfect way to show what you do in a way that elevates your brand. The uses for this type of video are endless and if you're new to video, this is a great starting point!

Do you need a tutorial for your product or maybe you want to share a step by step video on how to do something for a new hire? This video can be up to 10 minutes long and can either have a voice over explanation or in camera voice???

Are you just starting out with education and want to create a course of your own? We now offer course filming! This service is custom to each educator and in order to book with us, you will need to have your course content finalized before filming can begin.

This is another service we offer for businesses looking to up level their inquiry workflow by adding client reviews or and testimonials! This looks great on. your website as social proof that your services and products are worth the investment!

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Hey, I'm James! I’m your marketing media expert and founder of Branded located in Central Virginia! I married my HS sweetheart back in 2015 and we have 2 pups, Kimber & Phoebe. I love learning new home projects as we have been remodeling our first home, and I also enjoy researching new tech gadgets to buy- especially anything Apple (if Em will let me :)

I'm also business partners with my wife, Emily, photographing weddings for 5 years and counting. So that means, I know the amount of work it took to grow your business to the point it’s at today. My passion in life is to use the skills I've learned to give your ideal customers some insight into what sets your business apart.

THE GUY BEHIND the camera

Meet James

photo by robin skievaski

Hey, I'm Emily! The expert & creativity behind Instagram Reels & TikTok videos around here!! I also help James on the boring stuff with business like answering emails, scheduling shoots, and you may see me at your shoots as his assistant! I'm the boss lady with Emily Hancock Photography but James is definitely the lead with all things branding and marketing!!

With the shift on social media to include more and more short form video I have jumped on the band wagon early on in 2020 and dove into Instagram Reels & TikTok's! And now that I've been seeing the results behind sharing my personality using this type of video content, I want to help YOU! I will be offering a limited number of mentoring & filming sessions to help you get started with short form video (Reels & Tiktoks).

So if you have always wanted to learn more about this type of content, how you can join the reels club on Insta, or need help with filming your content, I'm totally down to help!

THE girl obsessed with reels & tiktoks

Meet Emily

Reels & Tiktok Mentoring

Two hour long Facetime/ Zoom call discussing what it looks like for your business to join the reels club, how to show up in your own way, and of course, answer any questions you have!

My goal for you is to leave this investment feeling confident in how to show up, have a game plan for posting & filming, and have 20 video ideas that you can start filming right away!

REELS & TIKTOK Filming Content

Want some behind the scenes videos of you working to make Reels & TikToks?? Well if you're a wedding pro like me, you know how hard it is to grab content while also serving your clients well at your shoot/event.

I can tag along and get content of you doing the service you offer or how you make your products! And not all the videos have to include you in them if being on camera isn't your thing!

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- Website Header Video (15 seconds)
- Event Coverage Photo & Video:
      Styled Shoots
      Open Houses
- Video Branding Session- Ad on for photo branding sessions
- Product Photography

We are always open to new ideas and if one of these services are what you are looking for, inquire for a custom quote!

We have experience in all kinds of photo & video projects and are always open to new ideas!

Didn't see what you need?

The reason I decided to start Branded is because there are so many business who either don't have the time to gather video & photos for their business or the knowledge to film video & take photos for their business.

I have spent the last 8 years working to create the highest quality marketing media for businesses across the east coast. I have worked on branding photos, product launch media, and commercials for brands both locally and internationally!

And what I found was that those bigger companies focused only on the quick responses & quantity when it came to content. And that just isn't didn't sit right with me.

My Journey from
Quantity to Quality

In this day and age where experience is valued most to customers, I strive to provide quality content that I know your ideal customers are looking for & also represent you and your business.

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Well let's start by saying you don't have to have the most aesthetically pleasing office. We can always look at your local rentable spaces that match the aesthetic & style of your brand. And keep in mind that the pressure of making you look and feel confident is on ME! Don't put so much pressure on yourself because it's my job to make sure this content elevates your brand presence online. So don't worry, I got you.

I don't like being in front of the camera or have a "pretty" office.

How can I use the photos and/or videos?

All photos and videos are delivered via online gallery (photo) and Google Drive (video). We guarantee to back your content for 1 year. Our contract allows up to 4 months to finalize your content but we've never taken that long! Depending on the complexity of the video & the size of the final gallery I would say the average turnaround time is between 4-6 weeks.

How & when do I receive the photos and/or videos?

Start by inquiring with us and we can set up a free consult call! We have questions in mind that will help us understand where you & your business are right now and where you want to be in 6 months. Once we know this we can recommend which investment would suit you best and provide the best outcome for your investment. And btw, it's no bad that you don't know. That's exactly what I'm here for!

I don't know what I need? I have no clue where to begin...

Branded's style is a more candid style capturing your real life moments in a way that showcases your personality. We pose our clients when necessary & capture specific ideas discussed in the planning meeting. We edit our content to reflect your brand voice while also keeping to our true to life, bright & bold editing style.

What is your style of photography & videography?

In all of our investments we include travel up to 60 miles from Lynchburg, Virginia. We travel frequently to Roanoke & Richmond areas so some travel fees may be waived if our schedule allows. We can travel to you and have been to several states here in the US! So inquire for custom travel rates! Sales Tax will also be applied when we make your investment official! 

What fees are included & not included?

Don't see your question below?
email us: James@brandedbyjames.com


With all our investments, we include a license to share however you choose, Watermark free! You will also get permission to share these images & video clips for marketing purposes & on social media. You have unlimited downloads but we recommend you back up your content asap so you have them to use as you wish. 

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Whether you’re just getting started with a new business, looking to refresh or rebrand, or elevate with video, we'd love the chance to help! It's time you stood out in your niche and show the hard work behind your brand!

If you're ready, inquire below and we can schedule your FREE consult call. I can't wait to hear about you, your business, and your goals for the future! 

Let's get started