The idea of putting together a styled shoot can be overwhelming and daunting, but the excitement once you’ve executed one is unlike anything else. What’s more exciting than deciding on a theme, building a killer vendor team, finding the perfect models, executing every detail and then sharing (and ooh’ing and aah’ing over) your final images? It’s the best. If you’re not sure about whether or not you’re ready to tackle a styled shoot, here are a few of the benefits:
You’ll give yourself a creative outlet and push your own boundaries. It’s so easy to get stuck shooting the same thing over and over. A styled shoot lets you (and your creative team) determine every detail. It can be exciting—and overwhelming—to make all of the decisions, but you will end up with exact images that you and your team want. You won’t be bound by the timeline of a traditional shoot and it will free you up to really step outside of the box.
You’ll build a new team of vendors you love… or take it to the next level with your favorites. Whether it’s a planner that you love, a florist that you’re obsessed with on Instagram or your dream team glam squad, a styled shoot gives you the flexibility to put together the perfect team. Don’t forget about paperie vendors, dessert wizards, rental and linen companies, and more. Don’t be afraid to get creative and really ask for what you want.
You’ll end up with beautiful new portfolio images to publish and share. Not only will you end up with stunning new images for your portfolio, but you’ll now have so many new options on how to use them? Thinking about redoing your website? Perfect. Ready to create some new marketing materials? Boom. Want to take advantage of some album sample sales? Great, go for it! Investing in an amazing styled shoot is a great way to infuse a new look into your business.
Ready to submit your images? We love Two Bright Lights as they will help you share your work with editors in the most efficient way possible!
In the end, you’ll have taken a huge step toward attracting your ideal clients, growing your vendor network and booking more sessions. Do you have tips to make a styled shoot go smoothly? Hop over to our Facebook group to share!