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Three tips for your next photoshoot

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When you are preparing for your brand photoshoot there are so many aspects to consider. From the strategic approach to your session to props, wardrobe, hair, and makeup there are a lot of decisions to make for a successful photoshoot. However, there are three main elements of your photoshoot that will elevate your images to client-attracting and scroll stopping! Here are three tips for your next photoshoot.

#1 – Bring branded props

One of the easiest ways to elevate your images is to use branded props. Canva now offers to print your projects and makes creating brochures, flyers, and business cards super easy for these types of shoots. Think of physical products you would hand to clients as marketing materials. Here are some ideas for your typical props:

  • Physical workbooks
  • Brochures
  • Business cards
  • Notepads
  • Journals
  • Pens
  • Coffee mugs
  • Tumblers
  • Laptop

But what about props that add a little pizazz to your session that is wholly you? These are items that are specific to you and/or your brand. Here are some of those ideas:

  • Balloons/confetti
    • great for celebrating milestones in your business!
  • Products
  • Pillows
  • Color swatches
  • Fabric swatches
  • Floral arrangements
  • Keys
  • Signage

Props are a fun way to elevate your photoshoot – branded props take it that much further!

#2 – Choose the right wardrobe

One of the biggest questions our clients ask is “what should I wear?” Choosing the right wardrobe is important and we like to make it as easy as possible by offering our clients styling. However, if you’re wanting to choose your wardrobe yourself then these are some tried and true tips to making it a little easier.

  • Choose outfits you feel comfortable and confident in.
    • When choosing outfits, you don’t want to venture so far outside of your comfort zone that you’re self-conscious during your session. There will, undoubtedly, be nerves but when you choose outfits that make you feel good. But then that confidence will shine through in no time.
  • Choose colors that are within your brand colors and/or complement your brand colors.
  • Bring layers! A jacket, cardigan, blazer, etc – allow us to create some diversity without a complete wardrobe change.

#3 – Invest in professionals

When you book a photoshoot you are making an investment in yourself and your business. Choosing to work with professionals for your hair, makeup, manicure, pedicure, and/or wardrobe will help you elevate your look and confidence on the day of your session. When you work with professionals, they know how to prep you for your photoshoot. They will know what makeup photographs well, what hair product will last throughout the day, and how to accentuate your best features. Their expertise will help you figure out the most flattering shapes, colors, and styles to wear on camera. You will go into your photoshoot more prepared and with less to stress about when you work with professionals who know how to assist you in putting your best foot forward.

Will you be elevating your next shoot?

Now that you have my three tips for your next photoshoot which one will you be implementing?

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Hi, I'm Jodie

For over a decade, Jodie Brim has been leading the way in brand photography. An entrepreneur herself, Jodie keeps her eye on the needs of budding business owners. Now as head of a team of experts, she leads the industry by providing unique services, offering her clients a holistic brand photography experience.

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