The above photo shows the “packing” up stage after my first photoshoot as a Stylist. It really is some work to plan, prep, pack, re-pack and return. I couldn’t have done it without my kids help. My son is very strong and carried the Bistro Table by himself. My daughter helped with Wardrobe choices for her and her friends and assisted at the photoshoot.This is a photo taken with my camera during the shoot. It does not compare to the photos that Cor took:
So, of course I learned a ton from this experience:
*Have options! Plan A, Plan B on location, day of photoshoot, extra props, extra clothes
*Be flexible; listen to what others want and what makes them feel happy
*Consider amount of help needed transporting props, helping with hair and makeup, etc.
*Have a shot list for the photographer (send ahead of time for previewing)
*Have a prop list on site and check it over
*Have styling kit with essential might really need stuff (like berry red lipstick ) I assembled my styling kit based on Annette Joseph’s kit list.
*bring table, ladder, anything handy like that depending on location
*Scope out the location ahead of time for direction of sun at dusk and other considerations
* arrive early
*think “play” not work
I think there’s more on my list but I think I’ve shared enough for now… if you are a Stylist or a wanna-be Stylist, let me know. I’d love to chat with you!
For more photos of this photoshoot, go HERE and HERE! For information regarding our services, go to my Freelance Stylist page.
And here is one last favorite pic of me and Cor at our first shoot!