Personal and Business Branding (with Kyle Sexton)

Great to work with Kyle Sexton, Marketing Strategist, creating new images for him.


“I am a consultant and in the last 30 days I have hired a consultant. I am a photographer and in the last 30 days I have hired a photographer. I produce and direct video productions and in the last 30 days I have hired a video production company. It never ceases to amaze me how those who need to upgrade their visual identity downgrade by doing it themselves. Specialize. And hire specialists.”

A few examples (including lunch break 😉 – click on images to navigate):


“I’m a speaker, author and marketing geek, so when I was looking to update my photos, I knew how important it was for these images to tell a story. Because I chose to work with Will, my story is now more interesting and desirable. Photographers are everywhere, but its hard to find an image geek. Images from Will Bragg say a thousand and one words… And that extra one makes all the difference. Remarkable. Can’t wait to do it again. “


BTS photos

It’s been a good year for my editorial work, and I’ve been thinking of putting together a little slideshow for the year (don’t hold me to that). Came across a few behind the scene (bts) photos from a very fun shoot earlier this year. Nothing really special, just had a blast working with everyone involved.

update: William Bragg, photographer

Things are moving along in the the glamorous world of freelance photography… 😉

For someone who advocates sharing your work and ideas online, I sure do suck at it personally.

Anyways, I’ve done quite a bit of editorial work lately – I’m about to head out to a shoot for the ABA Journal magazine in about an hour from writing this post. Got a chance to meet a wonderful person, Laura Peterson, while shooting for Salem Health. Also meeting Sam Hart of  Lil’ Gypsy fame for another editorial shoot made my week.

And I’ve had a chance to further explore some personal work (brief post to follow).


Healthcare photography, Salem Health nurse, Laura Peterson, by Oregon photographer, William Bragg

Lighting test, Monster Mark Winnie, assistant. Editorial photoshoot for IBM Systems magazine by Portland, Oregon commercial and editorial photographer, William Bragg.

Magazine photography

Most of us think of the magazines we see at the supermarket checkout, book stores or the subscriptions we receive at home, and of course, the Publishing Clearing House sweepstakes 😉 .  So mentioning I just did a photoshoot for Car & Driver magazine is more easily recognizable  for most people. But a lot of the magazines for which I end up being hired are industry and trade magazines. I’ve just finished photo shoots for US Bank Reserve magazine and IBM Systems magazine in the last couple of weeks.

This photo is from a lighting test while shooting for IBM magazine. The subject is none other than “Monster” Mark Winnie, the biggest sweetheart you’ve ever met – and the living, breathing example of “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”. Mark is not one of my regular assistants, but a good friend. When my assistant got nailed with the flu over the weekend prior to the shoot, Mark graciously helped me out.

D. E. May, artist portrait session

My distinct pleasure to work with the artist Dan May ( D. E. May, PDX Contemporary Art  | On the Way ).

Equity Foundation, Portland, Oregon

Very proud to have worked with Equity Foundation, Portland, Oregon and LeAnn Locher to create images for June Pride Month, advertising and other collateral materials. Some examples.


Retirement Community resident portrait by William Bragg, photographer, Oregon.

Retirement community outtake

Back at work with one of my favorite clients, Capital Manor retirement community here in Oregon. While setting up in a nondescript dated decor room to capture a few headshots and portraits, I captured one of the nicest gentlemen around as a test subject. It truly is a pleasure to work with so many of the residents and staff at Capital Manor.

Johnny Crash, just a snapshot, really

Johnny Crash

One of the perks about the location of my studio is having people drop by. Johnny Crash stopped by today. It was great to meet him. WARNING: If you stop by, there will probably be a snapshot taken of you as well.

Katrina, b&w portrait in parking garage by William Bragg, photographer


It’s always great working with Katrina.

Katrina, b&w portrait in parking garage by William Bragg, photographer

Katrina, b&w portrait in parking garage with cool flare on glasses by William Bragg, photographer

Kelly Williams Brown's book, Adulting: How to become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps. Book cover photograph by William Bragg, photographer, Oregon.

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

UPDATE: Kelly’s book is also morphing: Adulting, a half-hour single-camera comedy from The Vow co-writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, Warner Bros TV and J.J. Abrams’ studio-based Bad Robot, has landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment.


Kelly Williams Brown’s new book will be released on May 17, 2013. (Click on image above to pre-order – or if you’re here after release, just click to order) I was privileged to photograph the insanely talented Kelly for the cover. I’d recommend keeping an eye on her even beyond this book. She will be showing up more & more in the public eye (and probably Gawker or maybe TMZ, but in a good way) very soon!

Capital Manor Retirement Community Resident, Peter Stone, portrait by William Bragg, photographer, Oregon.

Retirement community photography


I’ve begun working with a great new client, Capital Manor, a retirement community. We’re creating images for the new website and collateral materials. I’ve been privileged to meet some of the residents, and to be working with the wonderful and talented Leilani Slama.

The above photo is Peter Stone, artist, instructor, and one of the residents. Truly a privilege to photograph many of the residents.