What are wedding styled shoots?
The idea behind photography is that it tells a story, it makes you feel that you are there, whether it is a place, or with certain people. Photographers will do this through styled shoots. Styled shoots are usually put together to showcase fashion, however, there are also commonplace in the wedding industry too.
With over 20 styledshoots under my belt in the last two years i thought i would write some tips down for anyone wanting strech their creative wings.
So, what is a wedding styled shoot and how can you put one together?
What is a wedding styled shoot?
When you think of photoshoots, you will often think about models and fashion. This makes sense, after all, clothes rely heavily on visual advertising to make sales. However, there are other styles of styled photoshoots out there, which can have equally as good an impact on sales and interest in a brand, product or service.
The wedding industry can also use styled shoots. Rather than being focused on one particular item, such as a dress, they will often be a combination of a variety of different aspects of a wedding. Such as flowers, make-up, hair, cakes, venues and anything else in between. They are a chance for a group of suppliers to showcase what they can offer, as well as provide inspiration to couples who are not quite sure which direction to take their wedding in.
How to create a wedding styled shoot
Now you know what a wedding styled shoot is, you might want to find out more about how to put one together. There are a variety of things to think about, however, these are just some of the basics to keep in mind.
Choose the right group of suppliers- You are never going to have a successful wedding styled shoot if you don’t have the right suppliers. You need them to showcase their amazing skills and abilities, which will then create the perfect vision that you want to achieve.
Work together to create a plan and a mood-board- There are going to be lots of different styles and ideas bouncing around during the planning stages of a wedding styled shoot. One of the best ways to try and keep everything together is to create a plan and have a mood-board, this will ensure that any ideas are put together and everyone has a chance to speak.
Take your time and be patient with one another- As we have already covered, there will be lots of ideas and this can be frustrating. You really need to ensure that every supplier has time to express their ideas and that everyone should be patient with one another.
For ideas of mood boards to help designing your florals specifically take a look at this FTD by Design Blog Website .
Whilst a fashion styled shoot is all about the look, a wedding styled shoot is so much more about the emotion and the story that is being told. If you are thinking about organizing one for yourself, we hope that you find these top tips useful and in no time at all you will have images that perfectly represent everything that you can offer as a wedding supplier.
Do you think you are ready put a styledshoot together? Contact me if you need any help!