October 8, 2021
My recent personal branding portrait session with Tamara of Semilla Creciente, LLC is near and dear to me! Business owner, Tamara, is my cousin! As kids, we spent a lot of time together in Puerto Rico during the summers. Her office is right there in the countryside where the mountains aren’t too far off! It’s absolutely stunning! Before traveling to Rio Grande this summer for Tamara’s personal branding session, I hadn’t set foot there in 11 years.
It felt good to be back and capture my wonderful cousin! Tamara is a passionate business owner who impacts many lives through her midwifery and clinical herbalism practice in Puerto Rico. Tamara’s devotion to what she does and her heart of gold are inspiring!
Tamara loves nature and it plays a major role in her life and business. As a result, we made sure to incorporate both the outdoors, as well as life inside her office!
With the mountains in her backyard, we didn’t have to travel far to get stunning scenery for our photos. For a few photos she walked around her garden that’s on a mountainside! She grows herbs in her garden that she uses in many of the teas, salves, and tinctures she makes to improve wellness.
I asked Tamara to share more about her business, Semilla Creciente, LLC:
“Semilla Creciente, LLC is a midwifery and clinical herbalism practice in Puerto Rico by midwife Tamara . . . who provides personalized care, focused on the individual needs of each person during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum; thus promoting wellbeing and self-care through the integrity of physical, emotional, mental, sexual, and spiritual health.
In Semila Creciente, the unique nature and diversity of each family are honored and celebrated. All families and family structures are welcomed to a safe and respectful space where they can build a healthy foundation to reach an optimal and empowered health journey”
Tamara felt called to dive into Birth work after her own pregnancy and birth journeys. She has been actively involved in birth work since 2012. “I feel passionate and committed to support the autonomy of each family in being educated and empowered in their diverse processes and to provide evidence-based, non authoritarian, and family-centered care that is both accessible and sensible and brought with cultural, racial, and gender diversity awareness.”
Thank you, Tamara for the opportunity to capture you and tell the story of your business! I loved spending time with you during your Personal Branding Portrait Session and seeing you light up as we talked about your business! I am so proud of you, and it was a treat to visit the countryside of Puerto Rico again!
Wondering if you should schedule branding photos, or what you need to do to prepare for your branding session? Check out some of my past blogs, like How to Prepare for your Branding Session that details everything about preparing for your brand session, from clothing, hair, and makeup. You can also read my Top Branding Session Tips that I’ve learned and used in my own branding photos! You can also view a recent personal branding session in Philadelphia, PA here!
If you are a business owner, celebrate your business with a branding session! Updated and professional Branding photos are crucial. I’d love to chat and discuss how we can tell your story through a branding session. Contact me today to start a conversation! Jocelyn Cruz is a personal brand photographer based south New Jersey serving the areas of NJ and PA.