Commercial Photographer - NW Arkansas
Headshots, Architecture, Product, Food, Marketing Photography

Commercial Dispenser

The types of products that I photograph are greatly varied. Each one requires different lighting and treatment. Last year Darren Reynolds, Brighter Ventures, brought a hand blow dryer that you would see in commercial bathrooms. His vision to set his product above the rest was/is quality. A few months after I photographed and delivered the list of images he needed for Amazon, he told me his sales were 500% more than expected and gave full credit to the quality images created by Branch.

This year he commissioned me to photograph a similar product, a commercial soap dispenser. Being made of the same brushed stainless steel material, I knew how to photograph it, however his vision was broader this time. The product had to be photographed at an angle along X & Y axis to fit into stock images and the lighting had to match the stock room image to look real. On top of that, he introduced the human element, his daughter. All these were completed and then came the challenge, one stock room had a mirror, and his daughter's reflection had to be in that mirror and look like she was there. After trying to figure out angles, reversed, etc, I finally brought in a mirror to the scene to solve the issue. The rest was a matter of time and patience in photoshop.

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Tag Heuer Watch

Why is it men like watches so much? There are several opinions but I think it's symbol of masculinity and maybe even power. Basically makes him feel good, much like diamonds & jewelry do for ladies. Personally, I love watches, I have a variety from wooden to very heavy obtuse ones. Look at men's magazines, one thing you'll find is a lot of advertising for watches.

I'm constantly challenging myself to create images that stretch my creativity and skills as a photographer to set the bar higher each time. This project was a
Tag Heuer watch, graciously on loan from Romance Diamond Company in Fayetteville. I chose this particular watch because of the mechanical detail in front and back. I spent the better part of nearly 2 days creating a variety of looks to see what worked and did not. You can see the elaborate set up in the behind the scenes photos, each light, flag and stand serves a specific purpose.

This was was amazing, to say the least, you can't help but admire the detailed workmanship. If you're in the market for great watches, or any other jewelry, check out
Romance Diamond Company on Dickson St in Fayetteville.


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Behind the scenes watch photography by product commercial photographer Branch Photography in NW Arkansas

Fashion Project

Every so often, every good photographer has to experiment, play and expand on what they already know and do, this is how we get better. To do this, we need a 'muse', one definition of muse is "… a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist". Kirby Jett Harris has always been a very kind and willing model and a joy to work with. Within this project, even though her best feature is her smile, I wanted a different look, one that would expand her range.

Inspired by many photographers around the world I had some images in mind I wanted to create. A photographer is an artist in ever sense, to create and be creative, we have to think outside the box and explore new options and our creative side. This short session yeilded a great variety in a fun photo project.

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Rogers Lowell Chamber Celebration 2019

Rogers Lowell Chamber of Commerce held their annual Celebration event Saturday February 2 at John Q Hammons in Rogers. This was my fourth year to photograph this event. This year was dedicated to honoring Dick Trammel. If you live in NW Arkansas, this name his very well known, if not, take a moment to familiarize yourself with his brief bio here, and this does not cover all the many boards he has sat on and his many accomplishments for Arkansas.

The event was amazing! After the cocktail hour, the event started with the University of Arkansas mascot 'Pork Chop' mixing and mingling through the crowd followed by the traveling Band and Razorback Cheerleaders getting things kicked off. As Dick was a Razorback Cheerleader in the late 50's and has participated on the field with the cheerleaders at homecoming football games for over the past 20+ years. Dick got on stage right in the middle of them to cheer and "Call those Hogs"!

Then came the awards portion of the evening starting with the Small Business of the Year award which went to Sam's Furniture. Sam's Furniture is constantly supporting and sponsoring many worthwhile events and charities throughout NWA and does an incredible business in Springdale with their 100k sq ft facility!

The list of speakers this year was very impressive with Senator John Boozman, Congressman Steve Womack and ending with former Arkansas Governor Mike Bebe. They all gave incredible talks almost, which any comedian would have been jealous of, everyone was constantly laughing and hooked on every word.

A portion of Governor Bebe's speech stood out in my memory. He spoke about the uniqueness of NW Arkansas, how it's like one big city when we refer to "Northwest Arkansas", not necessarily Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville, etc, but we're all here together in one region, this type region is very rare if exists at all. He went on to say if Washington had the camaraderie, kinsman ship and willingness to work together as the people of NWA, things would be much better and much more would get accomplished.

A surprise visit also came from Santa himself. Now you're thinking WHY SANTA? I remember shaking Dick's hand and chatting with him in the past, I would ask "How are you doing?" he always answers with a big smile "Every day is Christmas and night the 4th of July"! That was his answer to everyone, and when he said it, you believed it!

Throughout the evening, Dick Trammel was presented several awards including a highway named after him among many others. Dick will also be Congressman Steve Womack's guest at the State of the Union Address in Washington this week.

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Profab Industrial Products

I've said it many times and it still holds true, I'm constantly impressed by the companies in NW Arkansas that no one knows about, or just me. Profab is one of those companies. Located in Springdale, in the industrial park across from the airport, they fabricate industrial machines for companies all over the country. Tyson alone counts for 60% of their business. They can custom design, CNC all the plastic parts, laser cut the metal parts, assemble, weld and ship. Joe Moore, the project manager, told me that they have had several occasions where a company contacted them for a special custom project on a Friday and Profab has it to them on Monday. That may sound simple but they start in the computer, designing the machine, then it's sent to the floor where the hands on work begins with workers working all weekend to make sure the client has product on time. It's very impressive.

Mark Harper and The Richland Group designed and built their web site, go check it out, many of my images are now featured there. I have no doubt the photos will be very profitable for Profab. This photo project was fun, insuring the product was lit properly to give depth and texture, combining light and shadows working together. Then hours were spent extracting and cleaning each image. Product photography does not always mean "small products", as you can see many were very large requiring fork lifts to put in position. I am very proud to be the photographer that helps their company be more profitable.

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Hand Dryer - Product Photography

The first purpose of photos of a product is to show what it looks like, but, more importantly, to make the product SELL, MUCH more is needed. The photos must show detail that includes shape, texture and definition. How is this done? Through the use of proper lighting that uses both light and shadows working together to show the detail needed. To obtain this look, a professional photographer is required, who is knowledgeable about lighting.

This project was for Brighter Ventures, a local company. You can find their commercial hand dryers (all photos by Branch) on Amazon. Foreknowledge of the product and consultation with the company owner prompted images that were exactly what he needed. More importantly, he told me later. that the images were of such quality that his sales were 400% higher than he expected, giving full credit to the professional images we created for him.

Whether your product is large or small, Branch will insure that your product is photographed to give your company the right image and impression for higher sale.

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Tyson SalesCon19

We are blessed with some incredible corporations headquartered right here in NWA. Among the largest are Walmart, Tyson, JB Hunt, Sam's Club and George's to name a few. This year I had the opportunity to photograph Tyson Salescon 19. For two partial days I created around 250 headshots of attendees, they were all very appreciative of the photography, the care and diligence in making them happy with the results.

I had the honor to meet and photograph Tyson CEO Noel White and the CCO Scott Rouse with the people who were awarded. They were both there congratulating the honorees and those who were retiring, this was impressive. Part of any successful corporation is the accolades given to top performers and the encouragement to those who could be doing better.

We all know how global Tyson is and there are a lot of places that serve Tyson that we may not know about at all. I found out earlier this year the fat and grains that Tyson provides to other companies world wide that I had no idea about. I also was surprised at first, then it all made perfect sense, that Tyson is one of, if not the largest, provider of leather world wide. To me this is an example of not letting anything go to waste.

A few days after the event, well over 100 people had downloaded their headshots and the people at Tyson HQ had received many great compliments and positive feedback from everyone across the country loving their photos. I had the opportunity to photograph headshots from Tyson associates from all over the country, from California, Virginia, Arizona, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Chicago, just to name a few (and of course, NWA).

This is a few of the photos taken…

Headshot photography on location for Tyson at John Q Hammons in Rogers NW Arkansas by Branch Photography


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Veteran's Gala 2018

I want to give high accolades to Joe and Larra Donaldson for organizing and implementing the first (hopefully annual) Veteran's Gala. The line up of speakers included Coffey Anderson who was great musical entertainment of the national anthem followed by PFC Jessica Lynch who shared her testimony of being an Iraq POW. She was followed by Chaplin Captain Justin Roberts who also shared his experiences and a intro of the soon-to-be-released movie "No Greater Love". Lt Get Leroy Sisco presented a home to a young veteran and his wife provided by Wells Fargo and furniture by Sam's Furniture. Evan Owens shared information about Reboot Combat Recovery helping veterans defeat combat trauma.

George Chmiel shared his story of his run across america, along with the struggles he faced but also the people and lives he touched along the way. Lt Governor Tim Griffin, introduced the keynote speaker of the evening, Col Oliver North. I remember Col North from his long time on TV with the Iran Contra hearings back in the 80's, he gained my respect back then and I've always seen him as a dedicated American Marine, if not hero, they put him through a lot during the hearings but he came back with all charges reversed, he's been in the spot light since that time as a political commentator, television host, author and presently president of the NRA. His keynote address was one that had my attention the entire time.

The evening closed with Coffey Anderson praying over the event and gracious donations to help the veterans in need. Hopefully this event will become an annual event, the convention center was practically sold out. The bar was certainly set high for the future gala's but I know they will pull it off now that it has momentum. I would like to add that EVERY speaker received a STANDING OVATION!

I was honored to sponsor the photography for the evening of not only the speakers but at the VIP reception. On a personal note, I had the opportunity to meet Willie Robertson, of Duck Dynasty and CEO of Duck Commander. I enjoyed their show and what they stood for, Christian morals and their spiritual heart. He wasn't there to speak but rather a supporter of a great cause for his friends the Donaldson's.


Col Oliver North, Keith Branch - Branch Photography

Celebrate Magazine 15th Anniversary

Celebrate Arkansas magazine recently 'celebrated' 15 years of success, what a great accomplishment to a great staff and publication! I remember several years ago, the late Greg Ogden, at the time owner of Athletic World Advertising, coming to me to ask to photograph the second issue that would feature JB & Johnell Hunt, I jumped at the chance simply to meet the Hunts and also be a part of the magazine. The photo was in the winter at a floral business that also carried Christmas trees, it was a small store and VERY crowded. I had to put them in a corner between two Christmas trees with barely enough space for lights and I was about 4 feet from them, but I got the photo and it was on the cover. The thing I remember through it all was how nice, polite and down to earth both JB and Johnell were throughout the session. Through the years, I've crossed paths with them on occasion and learned, that's just who they are, despite their great success and fortunes, they treated everyone with respect and kindness, their great fortune never went to their heads.

Fast forward 15 years, I've been fortunate to photograph and meet many very successful business people and entrepreneurs through out NW Arkansas including CEOs, Governors and VIPs in the community. I've had the opportunity to take create images for content and covers on locations such as SAMs HQ, Tyson HQ and the Governor's mansion in Little Rock just to name a few.
Congratulations Celebrate Arkansas magazine and here's to many more decades of success!

Drone photography at Hunt Towers in Rogers NW Arkasnas of Celebrate Arkansas magazine 15th celebration party commercial and editorial by Branch Photography

Drone photography at Hunt Towers in Rogers NW Arkasnas sunset reflection commercial and editorial by Branch Photography

Tennessee Aerial Harvesting

The perspective a drone can give is mesmerizing and can give a larger sense of appreciation for the beauty of the world we are blessed with. I was born and raised in a small town of Alamo Tennessee (west TN) up until I moved to Arkansas in 1998. All the time there, I was around farming and lived on a farm. Whether cotton picking, harvesting corn, soybeans, etc, I always saw the process from the ground perspective and while it was always a great view, especially when the cotton bloomed, it was always the same view.

On a recent visit to Tennessee, I had the chance to create drone aerial images of the corn harvesting. To see not only the fields being harvested from the drone's perspective, but also see the landscape in the background to give the world perspective, was inspiring to say the least.

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Bike Rack Beer

There are many hidden gems in NW Arkansas, the more you look, the more you'll find. There are all types of products being manufactured or distributed right here in your back yard. Every company has a budget, we can only imagine what Anheuser Busch, Revlon or Nike spends on marketing much less photography in a year. As Ivin Meisner said "Why accept mediocrity when excellence is an option".

Wouldn't it be great if local companies could have a greater level of commercial photography that would compete nationally? My goal has always to offer the highest level of photographic images, whether portraiture or marketing photography. Over the next several months, I'll be taking on internal challenges to prove that for commercial photography by going beyond the norm. One such project involved Bike Rack Beer. I had a vision and this is the result. I also added a 'behind-the-scenes' to show what was involved technical side of the final result featuring this product photography image. As a commercial product photographer, I am constantly expanding the level of creativity and stretching my vision. Wouldn't this be great for a national ad campaign?

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House of Webster

I am constantly amazed at the 'hidden gems' of NW Arkansas and I keep finding them everywhere. During a recent photographic project for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, I found out about Field Agent and B-Unlimited, I never knew what they did but was impressed to see both and learn more.

House of Webster in Rogers is one such impressive company. They started in 1934 by Roy and Evelynn Webster who sold baked goods. The original house is in the middle of the manufacturing facility with the plant being built around it. They now sell jelly, preserves, biscuit & pancake mix, syrups, toppings, etc. While they have a gift shop beside the manufacturing facility, they sell quite a lot on line and many companies purchase gift assortments in bulk over the holidays for their staff and the companies keep coming back, a great testimony to the great products they provide. The more I tell people about House of Webster, the more I hear how people love the jellies!

Scroll down for the 'behind-the-scenes' images and chef Will West helping style some of the food. A special thanks to Catherine Snelgrove for orchestrating the products in such an organized manner to insure all photos had the right contents. As you can guess, I gained some weight this week with some of the product left behind and it is GOOD! You must try them out either on line or go by their House of Webster store in Rogers!

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House of webster catalog photography studio commercial product marketing photography by Branch Photography NW Arkansas
House of webster catalog photography studio commercial product marketing photography by Branch Photography NW Arkansas

House of webster behind the scenes catalog photography studio commercial marketing photography by Branch Photography NW Arkansas
House of webster catalog photography with Chef West studio commercial marketing photography by Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Behind the scenes of catalog commercial photography

Your Website

Your website is your presence to the world, people and prospects you may never know or see. It's vital that all elements are properly included, SEO, company information, services and photography. Everything on your website is a representation and reflection on your business. No doubt you spend a considerable amount on the website presence and other funds on directing people to your site, one of the key elements on the site is photography.

The photography on your website can do two things, it can make the viewer stop and linger on your site or can let them go on to the next site. What's the difference, the quality of the image. Professional quality photography will set you aside from your competition. If it's between you and another company a prospect is deciding on and all things are very close, but your competition has bad or amateur photography and you have invested in professional images, YOU will get the job. The best photography available will return it's investment many times over.

Over the years I've had the honor to create hundreds of commercial images in use on many websites. Each time I do, I either create a blog or social media post, or both, with backlink, to give them heightened publicity. Here are just a few of the web sites with images created by Branch Photography…

Boen Kemp and commercial realty commerical archtitecture photography for web site an marketing by Branch Photography
Boen Kemp Construction

Food PHotography for Noodles Itailan Kitchen in Fayetteville Arkansas commercial location photographer by Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Noodles Italian Kitchen - Fayetteville Ar

Nabholz Construction commerical archtitecture photography of The New School for web site an marketing by Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Nabholz Construction

Nabholz Construction commerical archtitecture photography of The New School for web site an marketing by Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Nabholz Construction

Legacy Bank website marketing photo of Old Main at University of Arkansas by Branch Photography
Legacy Bank

Legacy Bank website commercial architecture twilight photograph marketing photo of Bank headquarters in Springdale by Branch Photography
Legacy Bank

Eureka Pizza food photography for website and marketing created on location photography for commercial by Branch Photography
Eureka Pizza


Crabby's Seafood Bar and Grill in Rogers Arkansas website and marketing interior commercial architecture photography by Branch PHotography NW Arkansas
Crabby's Seafood Bar & Grill - Rogers AR


Courtyard by Marriott in Fayetteville Arkansas interior commercial architecture photography by Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Courtyard by Marriott - Fayetteville AR

Courtyard by Marriott in Fayetteville Arkansas exterior twilight commercial architecture photography by Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Courtyard by Marriott - Fayetteville AR

Boen Kemp commercial architecture photography in Bentonville Arkansas by Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Boen Kemp Construction

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Magazine

We are blessed with great people and leaders in our community here in Fayetteville Arkansas and it is my honor and privilege to meet and photograph them. So often these men and women can be right beside us in line at Walmart and we never know it, so many blend in since they are simply humble about what they do. They put in countless hours because of their dedication and should be recognized… and looked to for inspiration.

I recently had the honor to photograph there such great people for the cover of the new Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce magazine. These men include Chancellor Steinmetz with the University of Arkansas and Larry Schackleford, CEO of Washington Regional Medical Center.

Chancellor Steinmetz with the University of Arkansas and Larry Schackleford, CEO of Washington Regional Medical Center for Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce magazine by Branch Photography NW Arkansas

The First, the Present & the Memories in Between

Memories are a POWERFUL thing, it can lift us up, bring us down, make us thankful or learn from mistakes. I was recently working in the shop with walnut wood and the smell triggered memories of my father and I making an entertainment center when i was 16, it's like I was there. The senses of sight, touch and sound are just as impactful.

Recently I was listening to the 70's music on iHeart Radio, wow did it ever take me back to a simpler time, you know the feeling. It's amazing when you hear a song and it unlocks memories and triggers emotions from times you thought you had forgotten, it's a powerful thing. Not long after that, I was thinking, 'what ever happened to my first camera?', honestly, i have no idea, but i had to look on eBay and found the exact model in pristine condition, an Olympus OM10. I purchased a camera exactly like this in 1979 to photograph sporting events for my local hometown newspaper. As soon as I got it, yep, I looked through the viewfinder and, more powerful than any song, a flood of memories came back as I saw the meter and heard the click of the camera and cranked the film advance. Then I looked at my current camera and thought of millions of images I've been blessed to take over the last 35 + years, the people the camera has put me in front of and the number of cameras I've had. So I had to take this photo of the two cameras, the first and the present.

I calculated I've had right at 20 different cameras between, some were very large as the second photo shows (a copy of a self portrait), the largest was a Mamiya RB67 with a 100-200 zoom lens. A few others were Hasselblad that I used at many proms, graduations and weddings and put thousands of rolls of film through them all. Wow how times and technology have changes… but thankful my memories the cameras have given me have never changed.

Olympus Canon commercial studio product photographer Branch Photography NW Arkansas
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Mercy Ball 2017

Mercy Hospital hosts an annual Christmas Ball fundraiser that is an event to behold. I've had the honor to photograph special VIPs for Celebrate Arkansas Magazine for the past 4 years! Through that time I've met many great philanthropist of NWA that give of their funds and/or time for the great work of Mercy Hospital and the care it provides. The list of great men and women I've met are very impressive and makes me proud of what I get to do but be a part of NW Arkansas. This year I had the honor to meet and photograph Savvy Shields (2017 Ms America - grew up in Fayetteville, just a mile from the studio), Becky Henley (wife of Brian Henley - Celebrate Publisher), Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison and David Wurm (VP of Sales Walmart - General Mills), just to name a few!

The event is typically the first weekend of December and if you're not in the holiday spirit by then, after this night you will be. It's not over the top "Christmas" but an impressive event with subtle hints of the holiday season introduction. Each year the JQ Hammons center is transformed from ceiling to floor in the most elegant style, it's a real treat to open the doors and see the room for the first time each year. From the exquisite table decor to the wall displays around the entire room, there is something to look at, even the hallways outside the ballroom are filled with decor to evoke a feeling of joy and excitement.

Miss America Savvy Shields at Mercy Gala 2017 at John Q Hammons in Rogers Arkansas Fashion photographer Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Savvy Shields

Becky Henley at Mercy Gala 2017 at John Q Hammons in Rogers Arkansas Fashion photographer Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Becky Henley

Governor Asa Hutchison at Mercy Gala 2017 at John Q Hammons in Rogers Arkansas Fashion photographer Branch Photography NW Arkansas
Governor Asa Hutchison

David Wurm at Mercy Gala 2017 at John Q Hammons in Rogers Arkansas Fashion photographer Branch Photography NW Arkansas
David Wurm

Diplomat of the Year

Being a Diplomat for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce takes time, but is rewarding with the new friends you make, meeting new business owners and being a bigger part of the community. As a Diplomat, we are representatives of the chamber at business ribbon cuttings, Morning Coffee events, Business After Hours, driving for Meals on Wheels and other voluntary events. The more I volunteered and was out meeting new people and learning more about the new things going on in Fayetteville, the more I enjoyed it.

I became a diplomat for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, officially, January 2017, in November I shared the honor of being Diplomat of the Year with my friend George Turner, University of Arkansas. We were tied with the amount of work we had done. I was very surprised when it was announced at the annual Chamber Banquet by Patrick Harrington, Lewis Automotive. This year has flown by and I'm thankful to have gotten to know the fellow diplomats who also give so much of their time.

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Diplomat of the Year Keith Branch with George Turner

Beaver Water District

Beaver Water District is responsible for distributing water to Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale, Bentonville and all surrounding cities in NW Arkansas. Having had the opportunity to work closely with BWD in their marketing over the past year, I’ve been privileged to see ‘behind the scenes’ at how much work & dedication goes in to making the water clean. Drawing from the vast supply of water from Beaver Lake, they are consistent and relentless in attaining clean pure drinking water. The Beaver Water District facility is more massive and impressive than you can imagine, I encourage you to visit to see the scale model and map in their lobby to get a better understanding of what goes into providing you the cleanest water possible.


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