Looking for some tips for your first business or personal branding photoshoot?
The beauty of a business or personal branding session is that it is truly catered to your brand. You don’t just show up on the day of the photoshoot to have a few photos taken and BAM, you’re done. A branding session involves a lot of prep work, and if you have hired the right branding photographer for your business, they will have gotten to know you well enough to take images that emulate your brand.
If you are planning your first branding photoshoot, here are a few tips that will help make your session a smooth and fun experience:
1. Know your brand’s colour palette before you lock in your shoot
Defining your color palette before your branding session can save you from redoing photos and ensure that your images align with your brand style. Your images should reflect your character and values, so choose clothing that represents your brand appropriately.
2. Create an inspiration board to send to your branding photographer before your session
To ensure that your branding session turns out the way you envision, it's important to communicate your ideas with your photographer and create an inspiration board that includes images you like and dislike. This helps your photographer understand your preferences and enables you to clarify your vision.
3. Familiarise yourself with your body and determine which angles and poses flatter you the most
It's natural to have insecurities, especially when it comes to being photographed. However, rest assured that you're not alone in feeling this way. Your branding photographer will do their best to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during the shoot. It can be helpful to communicate your concerns and preferences with your branding photographer prior to your session. Photographers may ask questions about preferred angles or features to highlight, and can provide real-time feedback during the shoot to help clients feel more confident and satisfied with the results.
4. Plan your outfits for your branding session at least two weeks ahead of the scheduled date
It's important to choose your outfits for a branding session well in advance to avoid regret. Waiting until the last minute can lead to not finding anything suitable or flattering. Outfits can significantly impact the quality of photos, so photographers often stress their importance. It's recommended to choose your outfits a few weeks in advance and to consider sending a photo for feedback to your photographer.
5. Book professional hair and makeup
Professional hair and makeup is recommended for those who rarely wear makeup or struggle with hair styling for photos, as well as those with uneven skin. It is also a good option for those who want extra assurance for their photo session. Hair and makeup artists are skilled at applying makeup and styling hair that looks great on camera, so it's worth booking an appointment for your shoot. Treat yourself and enjoy the pampering experience!
Featuring: Adelle from Hip Clothing Au