Hi everyone, hope you are all keeping warm....I know its not the ideal time to be thinking of a photoshoot, but maybe you are sat in front on a nice fire right now wrapped in a blanket dreaming of the summer sun!!
I thought I would put together a quick little blog post about what to do before booking a photographer, whether thats me or someone else! These are just some little points that you may not have thought about that can make the whole experience run a bit smoother.
1. Check they are insured!
Whilst its unlikely something will go wrong, you would kick yourself if something did and the situation got messy due to a lack of insurance! I unfortunately know of a fair few roaming around the british countryside without any....(Note: I do have insurance!!! In fact I'm renewing it right now)
2. Think about what you want the images for...
Are you looking for a private photoshoot, keeping the photos for yourself? Or are you wanting a business photoshoot, so the images can be used for advertising/in magazines etc? Some photographers do both, some don't, but either way you need to know, so you know what type of shoot to book.
3. Sit down and have a think about what kind of images you want...
Even if you are flexible and want to take instruction from your photographer, its good to know what style you want. If you are wanting photoshoot, 9/10 you will probably have an idea in your head of how you want them to come out! Every photographer has a slight different style and many specialise in certain types of images, have a look through a few photographers portfolios, so its not a surprise at the end when they don'