How To Prepare For Your Next Photoshoot

A brand photoshoot is an incredible experience and having custom photos helps you connect with your tribe. A lot of people don’t feel that comfortable in front of a camera. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible when we’re working together so we capture your natural essence.

In order for us to have a successful shoot, here are a few tips and tricks so you go in feeling confident and comfortable. Follow these tips and the images we take are bound to feel authentic while showcasing your passion.

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Be yourself!

You don’t have to act a certain way or go out of your way to portray yourself as anything but who you are. Your tribe and clients are going to appreciate authenticity and getting to see the real you.

Clarify your vision

In order for us to take photos you’ll love, we gotta see what that means. Take some time to zero in on your desired vibe. I recommend using Pinterest to create a mood board full of all your favorite things. That includes images or portraits you’d like to emulate, color schemes that you want to incorporate, and landscapes that feel like home. This is an opportunity to have fun and use your imagination as you dream up the kinds of photos you want to have when all is said and done.

When it comes to your outfits - don’t overthink it!

In an effort to stay true to you, don’t overthink this. What do you love to wear? What makes you feel like YOU?  Stick with your natural vibe, colors and style. If you have brand colors, work those into your outfit whenever possible. We’re here to help, and are all about wardrobe changes during a shoot to get multiple looks.

Pick a couple locations

Location really does mean a lot for a shoot as it’s not only the backdrop, but also dictates the feel of your brand. Plan to shoot in place where you feel comfortable and enjoy being at. That could mean a shoot in your home if you’re a homebody, a walk around your neighborhood, a favorite coffee shop, your spot to retreat to, or a location that holds a lot of meaning for you. We’re more than willing to travel, so don’t be afraid to get adventurous… after all, how many times do you have the chance to get the shots you want in the perfect location?

Photoshoot Props

Bring props

Make sure to bring some props along that convey who you are and what you do. If you’re a freelancer and typically work remotely, be sure to bring your laptop. Let’s say you’re a fitness coach then plan to use your favorite exercise equipment and gym supplies. If you’re a healer or do energy work, then perhaps you’d bring some tarot cards, a meditation cushion, or incense.  We want to capture you in your element - doin’ yo thang - so let’s recreate it as best we can.

Don’t forget to have fun!

Running a business can be tough work, but this part of the journey should be enjoyed. Focus on the fulfillment your work gives you, the passion behind what you do and your dharma will be clearly illustrated through the photographs we create together.

We’d love the chance to refine your brand photography so that it perfectly showcase your business, products, ideas, and brand. Let’s connect over a free discovery call and customize a session to capture your vibe! After we're done, you'll have incredible images that will impress and captivate.