You’ve booked your business photography photo shoot, what do you do now?
They may not have told their staff that a photographer was coming, they may not have told the venue where they wanted to shoot, what was expected and often individuals aren’t ready, haven’t really thought about an outfit, how they want to be portrayed, what they want their image to portray to potential customers.
What do you want your images to ‘say’ about you and your business? Fun, relaxed or formal and structured? This is key for you to know and for you to tell your photographer
I can make you smile, I can capture ‘YOU’ through my photography, but who you ‘are’ is more than your smile, it is also about what you are wearing. Jobs can be won by a client liking your shirt, or they can be lsot because you have scuffed shoes! So, yes, what you are wearing IS important.
Who ARE you? Are you comfortable in what you are wearing, do you feel sharp, relaxed, smart? Are you ‘on brand’, are you relaxed and comfortable? If you wear an outfit that you ‘think’ you should be wearing you won’t be relaxed, and that will come across in your images.
If you are wearing something tight or low cut, which isn’t your usual style, you will be uncomfortable, pulling at clothing, as it doesn’t sit right with you.
If you are usually a jeans and jumper kind of girl, wear those, if you are a dress and heels, wear those. If you are suit man wear that. If you are a casual sportswear kind of chap, wear those. If you are a personal trainer, wear sportswear, if you are a business man, wear your suit, or shirt and jeans.
What makes you stand out? Is it a certain colour you always wear? Is it a funky tie, red socks, a red jacket? Make sure you are wearing these, they are part of your brand.
If you go for an outfit you wouldn’t wear to meet with clients, then don’t wear it to your photoshoot, it would be like putting a false picture on a dating site, it is not authentic to you.
You should always have a few outfit choices. But instead of having to go and change behind a tree, have different outfits from the same outfit, add a jacket a jumper a different scarf, a tie etc. That way you will have lots of ‘assets’ from your photo shoot for you to use for you website and blogs.
Makeup – have your makeup bag with you and have your lipstick at the ready, a good strong lip colour will come across well in your images.
Jewellery – bring a few options, again to suit the outfit choices and you!
Sian Mercer. My Rural Tribe Photography. Loves being outdoors, loves a natural backdrop. Loves dogs, a good cup of tea and the smell of freshly cut grass!
Never happier than being out and about with my camera capturing YOU!