WEDDING STYLED SHOOT
What is a Styled Shoot?
As wedding photographers, we don’t always have to wait for that picture perfect wedding to land in our inbox. A styled shoot is a great opportunity for local vendors to collaborate and work together to produce some fun content. As a photographer, it’s a chance to add to your current portfolio or build your ideal portfolio for future clients. For other vendors, it’s definitely a way to showcase their product or promote a new venue. Typically, everyone involved provides their services and/or expertise in exchange for images of their work.
There are more benefits to a styled shoot than just updating a portfolio or receiving images in return. Furthermore, it’s an opportunity to work with other creatives without the pressure and time restrictions of a real wedding. It is also an opportunity to introduce and try new techniques, whether with flash or other creative methods that you wouldn’t normally do otherwise.
Planning is the Key
When you’re curating that perfect list of collaborators, see if the venue you’re working at has a list of preferred suppliers. Most of the time they will, making the planning process a littler easier. You can also find new/small business start ups on social media who may be willing to work with you too. Remember that styled shoots don’t often cost anything, it does however, cost everyone time and money. As a photographer, I may be shooting the content for free, but at the same time, I’m losing a whole day of actual paid work. In addition, I also have hours of editing once the shoot is done.
Create a Theme
There is often a dedicated person who is responsible for the design and concept of the styled shoot. In addition, they also help to ensure that it’s a seamless experience for everyone involved. Creating a mood board that reflects the style or images you want helps with the overall visual concept.
Monochrome Wedding Styled Shoot
We were recently asked to be the main photographers to capture a styled shoot at a local wedding venue that had been renovated. The overall design and concept was a clean and fresh monochrome vibe. We wanted to achieve images that were fun and playful, while also creating a minimal, luxe and romantic vibe.
While a styled wedding shoot may not be everyones cup of tea, it really is a great experience, both for networking and developing skills. Think of it like work experience, but the good thing is, you get to somewhat control the creativity of the final images or play around with different photographic angles.
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