When you get an enquiry in your inbox and she tells you her star sign and her book list and you just KNOW you’re going to hit it off! Getting to photograph Nim DeSwardt at Karma Collab Hub was a blast! Getting to hear my client’s stories and what they love is one of the things I enjoy most about this work!
I think it is SO important for you to find a photographer you vibe with! You have to love their work, but you also need to know if their style is right for you. There’s a couple of ways you can figure this out!
You need to know what you want from your visuals! We should plan a shot list to get the most from your session, whether it’s website images(where we’ll be shooting primarily landscape), or social media content. Are we shooting you looking more professional for headshots? Or is this lifestyle content to connect with your audience?
Your brand messaging has to be clear. What are your colours, vibe and style you’re going for? Your wardrobe and environment have to reflect this. Choosing things you would genuinely wear help you feel comfortable and on-brand. This will depend on what industry you are in, but choose something that actually reflects you. This is also a great way to incorporate in your brand colours or choose colours that will match what’s on your site.
You and your photographer have to vibe! Read their website, check out their socials, do you feel like they understand you and your message? You need to trust them so you get the best out of your photos! Have they shot similar work to what you want to achieve? If not, I would recommend someone else! Asking a photographer to change their style for your shoot doesn’t usually go down too well. Pick someone who has the look and feels you want to create already in their portfolio!
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