Why Guided Meditation Exercises Are Important in Photography and Personal Branding

Photography is a way to share meaningful experiences to the world through images. Guided meditation allows people to discover their true purpose before a photo shoot through self-reflection, so that the photographer can capture real meaning for the person. Meditation also incites mindfulness, which breeds better photography in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area. This is because mindful clients have heightened awareness of who they are, so their personal brand becomes clear.


Guided meditation exercises allow people to be the best version of themselves. Some people can come into a photo shoot and realize that they don’t have a clear message and require personal branding assistance to understand the real message they want to convey. Guided meditation creates a safe place to imagine and focus on themselves. This process helps them realize what their dreams are through self-reflection, which allows the photographer to maximize personal branding photo shoots, as they can help capture the person’s goals.

For someone who has never done guided meditation, it can seem complicated. However, in reality, everyone in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area can do meditation exercises with the assistance of another person, preferably your photographer. Have someone read these lines out to you slowly in a quiet atmosphere:

  • “Close your eyes. Shake your body. Sit or lay in a comfortable position. Deep inhalations and exhalations.”
  • “Feel your legs heavy, your knees heavy, the upper body relaxed and down (your shoulders, arms, ears, neck). Feel how soft your tongue feels in your mouth.”
  • “Feel the gravity acting on your body.”
  • “Now, describe everything: What’s the time? Where are you? Who are you with? What do you see? Smell or feel? What will you do? Where do you work? Do you have a job? How much do you earn?”
  • “Now, remember a state of mind of a moment where everything was fine. Feel that calm.”
  • “Go into the world with your eyes closed. Imagine yourself a couple of years from now (2, 3, 5 years from now, 10 years and 20 years from now) with no limits and no obstacles. It is a dream, but it is real.”


After you reflect on your goals, you have awareness of who you are, which allows the photographer to formulate your personal brand and tell your story through images. From the meditation, how do you imagine yourself in 5 years from now?  A photographer can take your answers to create the best possible personal branding photo shoot to achieve your long-term goals and communicate the intended message through these images. The photographer will help choose the right clothing, location in Oakland or the San Francisco Bay Area, style and angle with the understanding of the person’s budget in mind. This process to create personal branding is meant to be modern, fresh and fun!

Mindfulness also brings awareness to your strengths and weaknesses. You can use this awareness to highlight your strengths and improve your weaknesses to create a better personal branding. The right photographer in Oakland or the San Francisco Bay Area can help emphasize these aspects if you have conscious awareness through guided meditation.

This vision you imagine from meditation can be real. You choose who you can become and how to get there. It is the little decisions you make every day that will take you to where you are, and it can begin with photography.

If you’re interested in personal branding and a professional photoshoot in the San Francisco Bay Area, schedule a 20 minutes consultation or give Eli Zaturanski a call at 415-312-0307. You may also visit my website to look at my portfolio and personal branding experience.


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