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Inspiring Conversations with Brandon Best of Elite Visions Group

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandon Best.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I started my creative journey in 2009 as an assistant photographer with one of the biggest wedding photographers in Chicago. In 2010, I started my company, Elite Visions Photography, with a focus on weddings, fashion, portraits, and events. During the next seven years, I was able to travel all over the world as a destination wedding photographer and delved deeper into fashion and swimwear work. In 2015, I started incorporating videography work into Elite Vision’s client offerings. In 2017, I started shooting fashion exclusively under my name, Brandon G. Best, as a separate entity from Elite Visions. In 2019, I started as recreational drone pilot and now have acquired my FAA Part 107 certification for commercial purposes.

Elite Visions Photography has evolved and is now known as Elite Visions Group. LLC. We are an innovative brand development consultancy that specializes in digital media. We support both commercial/private clientele by learning the uniqueness of their brand, uncovering their digital media needs through our consultation process, and building a custom-tailored digital media package that allows our clients to further establish their brands while exponentially increasing their social media presence.

– We handle all aspects of content creation from photography, videography, aerial drone work, and editing.

– We have experience in various sectors including but not limited to: beauty, corporate events, destination weddings, fashion, fitness, healthcare, international travel, lifestyle, personal branding, real estate, sports, and swimwear.

– We have supported clients in 8 different countries and countless US cities.

– We possess the FAA Part 107 Certificate and operate all aerial drone work within the guidelines of the FAA rules and regulations.

I got here through having fun and a continual process of focusing on making my next shoot better than my last shoot. Continuous improvement is crucial in advancing your career; being honest with yourself about your areas of improvement and consistently working on them will turn them into strengths. That dedication fueled with a positive energy environment only allows for great creativity to take place!

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
This entrepreneur life is filled with bumps along the road. I think my biggest struggles have been being forced out of two different photography studios during my career. My first studio had 14 foot ceilings with North and East facing natural light with floor to ceiling windows (a photographer’s dream); the building owner sold the building mid-lease and I had to vacate the property in under 30 days. My next studio had a re-occurring black mold issue that was addressed by management a couple of times in a six months period. I ultimately was allowed to break the lease early for health issues. After those disasters, I gave up studios and decided to shoot mainly outdoors and on location. I rent studio space from my friends in the industry on an as needed basis.

We’ve been impressed with Elite Visions Group, LLC, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Elite Visions Group, LLC is an innovative brand development consultancy that specializes in digital media. We support both commercial/private clientele by learning the uniqueness of their brand, uncovering their digital media needs through our consultation process, and building a custom-tailored digital media package that allows our clients to further establish their brands while exponentially increasing their social media presence.

– We handle all aspects of content creation from photography, videography, aerial drone work, and editing.

– We have experience in various sectors including but not limited to: beauty, corporate events, destination weddings, fashion, fitness, healthcare, international travel, lifestyle, personal branding, real estate, sports, and swimwear.

– We have supported clients in 8 different countries and countless US cities.

– We possess the FAA Part 107 Certificate and operate all aerial drone work within the guidelines of the FAA rules and regulations.

What’s next?
I’m a big international traveler and I feel that drones are the future. I am looking to get into flying drones for cinematic film and international travel destination companies. Hopefully, this article will catch the right person’s eye who will give me a shot. Let’s do some manifestation real quick!

Pricing:

  • 1/2 day photography rate ($550)
  • Full day photography rate ($1000)

Contact Info:


Image Credits:

Andre Hammel Thaisa Jones Jermaine and Krystin Jack

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