How to prepare for a photoshoot at Rowe Studio

 

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You’ve booked in for your Rowe Studio photoshoot, hurray!  So…what happens now?

Welcome to the ultimate Rowe Studio photoshoot Preparation Checklist! Here, we will cover everything you need to know as you prepare for a photoshoot with me.

Whether this is your first shoot ever or you’re a seasoned professional, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by questions in the lead-up to the big day.  Is there parking at the studio?  What time do we need to arrive?  What should we wear?  How much should we pack?  My kids don’t respond well to strangers at first; do you need to know this?

Don’t panic!  Read on and allow us to answer all of these questions and more…

STAGE 1: YOU’VE JUST BOOKED YOUR PHOTO SHOOT

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Congratulations!  You should receive a confirmation e-mail that verifies the time, date and studio location of your photo shoot.  If you don’t receive this e-mail, or if something is wrong with your booking, call 01732 522864 and I will be happy to help.

You can check the address, parking information, etc. of your studio at any time on our website:www.rowestudiouk.com

I also recommend checking out the awesome portfolios on the website for inspiration.  There are: Baby & Newborn, Couples, Collections, Corporate, Generation, Families, Individuals, Pets and Pregnancy – there’s a portfolio to suit everyone.  You could even start scrapbooking ideas for your own shoot with the kids or checking out some creative ideas on websites like Pinterest.  Why not take these ideas along on the day to share with me?

If you colour your hair, this might be a good time to consider whether you wish to book an appointment before your shoot.  I will carry out some slight re-touching on your images but we aren’t able to edit hair roots.  However, do remember that there’s no need to do any special preparation for your experience with us; the shoot is all about being natural and being yourselves.

STAGE 2: TEN DAYS BEFORE YOUR PHOTO SHOOT

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It won’t be long until your Pre-Session call to talk about the styling of your shoot.  Here are the sorts of questions l will be asking:

  • What are you hoping to get out of your shoot?
  • Tell me a little about the personality of each family member.  Are they shy or outgoing?  Silly or serious?  What sorts of things do they like to do in their spare time?
  • What kind of clothes do you usually wear?  Casual, sporty, smart or formal?  What clothes make you feel most comfortable?  What colours suit you the most?
  • What is your home interior like?  Is it sleek, glossy and modern with a minimalist feel?  Or is it artistic and eclectic, filled with little knick-knacks you’ve collected from your world travels over the years?

By telling me as much as you can about yourself and your family, you’ll be helping me to plan and personalise the session before I meet you.  After listening to your answers and your own creative input, I will also offer advice about what you should wear and bring on the day.

STAGE 3: AFTER I HAVE CALLED

You can now start packing your suitcase!  The most important thing is to be yourselve and to feel comfortable, so pack outfits that make you feel good and bring along personal items that mean a lot to you.  Remember: I don’t have ANY outfits or props in the studio. 

If in doubt, pack it!  It’s better to bring too many options on the day than not enough.

In case you haven’t already checked out the portfolios on our website for inspiration, now is a good time to do so.

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STAGE 4: THE DAY BEFORE…IT’S NEARLY TIME!

It’s time to iron those outfits and finish packing that suitcase!  Include any emergency items you think you might need, like baby wipes for sticky little fingers or bobby pins for flyaway hairs.  Feel free to bring along favourite snacks for the family to enjoy during the shoot.

Have you got any last minute questions?  Just call 01732 522864 and I will be happy to help.

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STAGE 5: THE DAY OF THE PHOTO SHOOT

Yippee, it’s finally here!  You’re about to create memories that you and your family will treasure forever.

 All that’s left from there is to relax and have fun!  And I will take care of the rest.

Would you like to visit our studios for your own photo shoot? Book your Rowe Studio Experience here

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