Since recently we collaborated with The Hut on our latest styled photoshoot, we wanted to give you a bit of inside information! Below we discuss how to prepare for a shoot and our process.
How to prepare for a styled photoshoot
Have an idea of what type of styling you like
Have a clear idea of what it is you would like.
For example; what is the message you’re trying to get across?
Take look at different photoshoots get an idea of what it is you’re gravitating towards. As a result this helps to begin to establish a brief. Later we make sure the styling and photography reflects this, making sure the images are everything you expected and more!
Have your brand guidelines to hand
If you’re a brand, we are able to look at your brand guidelines and work out ways of incorporating your brand into the photoshoot. Ensuring the styling really highlights your brand and the message you’re trying to get across in the right way.
If you’re not sure on your brand guidelines or perhaps you are rebranding, try to have a brief idea of colour pallets instead.
We can also help establish a colour pallet with you by looking at inspiration imagery.
Think about social media
If you’re particularly keen on having video for social media, its always great to let us know in advance and also send the videos that you like. That way we can plan and style different vignettes and make sure we allocate the right amount of time to styling, photography and social media content.
Consider your outfit for the day
If you’re part of the photoshoot, consider what you’re wearing and how that works with the shoot, every detail counts! Bring two or three outfit changes so we can introduce different looks and more content.
Our styled photoshoot process
As a first point of a call we start with a 15 minute phone call where we get to know one and other. This gives you chance to ask any queries you may have about our styled photoshoot, check availability and we start to establish a brief based on your aspirations.
Inspiration imagery to help form a brief
Once we establish a brief, we recommend you start your own Pinterest board and invite us to it. Unsure how to use Pinterest or what it is? No problem, sending or printing the imagery is also fine. After we have had the time to look over the images, we touch base with you and give you added ideas and inspiration.
Discuss the location
We have a space that is muted and neutral, which is perfect for product or service shots, whether you require an indoor or outdoor space.
Tip: if you would like an outdoor shoot, we always recommend booking a couple of provisional dates, nothing like a bit of British weather!
If you would like something more specific we are are able to look for alternative locations too.
Sourcing of props
We source props to suit your brief and we have experience in sourcing for a variety of briefs. Get in touch if you’re unsure whether we would be able to assist you on your project.
A full day of fun, music, food & giggles
Part of our favourite parts of our job are the styled photoshoot days! We come armed with a day of fun, music, food and a light hearted approach. Making sure you enjoy the process just as much as us.
That said, they are hard work and a lot of moving around, rearranging, carrying things with care, tidying and cleaning!
Perhaps you do not need or want to be in the shoot, no problem! If you arrange the delivery of the products to our address we are able to handle the rest for you.
Variation of different looks
Pending the project we usually allow a day to shoot our projects. Should you have a number of looks or requirements for your project we may suggest additional time.
Organic video footage from the styled photoshoot
We capture organic videos throughout the day which are forwarded onto you and we use for our own reference. If you would like help with social media videos, no problem! Let us know during the brief discovery call stage so we can plan ahead.
Professionally styled images
Because we have a background in Interior Design and Styling, we have an eye for detail! We are constantly considering colour balance, heights, floristry and how to create the perfect picture.
Fast turn around of photography
We can’t wait to share the end result of our styled shoots, we make sure to get the imagery over to you as soon as possible. Scheduling a day soon after the shoot to make sure the images are with you. That way you can begin to upload to your website and social media right away.
300+ edited professional photographs
We aim to have around 300+ edited professional photographs which you can use throughout different channels.