Hello! So I've booked A LOT of shoots lately, and we all come to the same question: HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED?
Okay, some people IMMEDITATELY know, like they've been planning this for ages. Other people are literally like - “I don't know…whatever you think is best!”
That's cool for me to have creative freedom and all that! BUT! there are things you are drawn to, and I'd like to find out what.
Here's what making a Pinterest board is NOT:
Using Pinterest is NOT for me to go to your photographer asking them to replicate an EXACT image online. It is for creative, inspiration, vibe purposes. So they can get a feel of what you like, and take my creative vision and run with it. ;) That's what you hired them for anyway $$$$
Here are some ideas of things you can put on your moodboard. Or some ideas you can start generating for how YOU want to be photographed.
Put things that inspire you using these categories:
Keep it simple, usually choose between city vibes or nature vibes. Unless there is an EXACT location you'd love to go. This tells me someone wants CITY VIBES, on top of the world, bad-a**, with a hint of floral location
This is MOST important, I want to know what you are thinking about wearing! Or what you would LOVE to wear, so we can make it come together. I usually ask clients to think of 2-3 outfits, At least one casual and one really DRESSY!
Maybe you have something like this in your closet already, or it's something we can talk about buying or renting so you seize the day!
Hair & Makeup
So important! Since my hair + makeup artist is going to style you. You want to have some sort of an idea of how you want to look!
Below this board tells me, you love big luscious girls and a beautiful highlighter beat! With dramatic eyes!
This is for if you want SPECIFIC things at your photoshoot. Such as balloons, cake, or your products if you're an entrepreneur! Sometimes people love to bring glitter, an important object to them, or a puppy.
This clearly tells me someone wants a fab, glam birthday shoot with balloons
This is the MOST FUN one! If you have a certain theme in mind! I've had people love Walt Disney and want a princess vibe. Below you can see some ideas for like: Summer Time 4th of July Vibes, Boho Vibes, or Valentine Day theme!
Less is more! Keep the photos like 5-10 favorites! That really capture your vision.
Ask your photographer for their email so they can colloborate on the board with you!
The best time to make it: BEFORE YOUR CALL.
I LOVE when clients have their board ALREADY made on our free consultation call! That gives us something exact to go over and helps us visualize exactly what you want.
But I've also had people make it after they book, and send me the link afterwards too :)
Tell me below:
which category are YOU most excited about?