About Carole Burdon
I Dream of Trees Photography.
I am Carole Burdon, an Orillia, Ontario based personal brand photographer. I am a visual marketing expert providing my services to business owners and entrepreneurs. People who want to sell authentically with confidence and inspire trust by helping their clients see the real and reliable person behind their brand.
It all started when I got awards for my creative art in high school. Creativity was my mainstay. Then I got older and it felt like I had been transposed into the Supertramp, Logical Song. "But then they sent me away, To teach me how to be sensible, logical, oh responsible, practical." No more creativity for me and so for many years I worked in the corporate world.....until I broke free.
I acquired a Nikon digital camera and the rest is history. My life accomplishment is that, my life is better than my daydreams.
As well as the love of creativity I wanted to help people. The business values are, Boldness, Trust, Accountability, Commitment to my clients, Passion and Fun. They are values that I feel strongly about and I believe in. Working with fellow business owners is my niche. In a world where people are seeking connection, approachability and authenticity, doing business with real people who are relatable and trustworthy. It is most important then ever for entrepreneurs to package their personalities, and above all package them beautifully, classic, sassy and chic!
As a personal brand photographer my job is in three parts. Number one, to tell your brand story the way you want it told, to help you sell yourself to the world and do it professionally and authentically so that you can be more profitable doing what you love to do.
It is not just about a headshot even though that is an especially important beginning point. Being the smart businessperson that you are, you know how important first impressions are. You are your brand after all. I take a headshot of you to show your clients that you are real, warm and trustworthy behind your business "game face."
I started as a nature photographer which is still one of my passions. My first photography shoot was for a client and her "family" two ridiculously cute dogs in matching dog coats and a noticeably big horse called Reggie, on a very cold winter day! I like to dress up, but I also like to get down in the dirt while gardening or sweaty and working out in the gym. I am a yogi and love to bent myself into a pretzel on my yoga mat. I dream of mine is to enter in a body building competition. For me there is never halfway, usually full throttle. To most I appear very laid back, but I am just fooling ya! I love good food and I could live on chocolate! Warmth, quiet and time alone, except for my cat, are my favourite moments to recharge. My family are number one over all other. I am a self help and anything business book junkie. I have a good judge of character most times but on the other side, I have this uncanny way of sometimes seeing the good side in everybody. I was born and raised into my teens, in Scotland, until I immigrated with my family to Canada.
I stand by my first inclination to my business name in honour of my nature photography roots. As a teenager and being typical at that age, I found when life got testy and not going in the direction I wanted, I found solace and peace in nature walks and taking time amongst trees. The experience always grounds me and makes me stronger. I keep that memory and belief in naming my business as I do.
As Dave Buck said - "Your brand is a gateway to your true work. You know you are here to do something – to create something or help others in some way. The question is, how can you set up your life and work so that you can do it? The answer lies in your brand. When you create a compelling brand, you attract people who want the promise of your brand – which you deliver."
All your dreams can come true and I will make sure of it. Until we meet, I wish you many photographable wishes.
I Dream of Trees Photography