FAQs

PHOTO SHOOT FAQs

CAN I PICK MY LOCATION?

Heck yes!
If you have your heart set on the perfect spot or backdrop just let us know.
​If you have done a bunch of brainstorming, but still have no idea don't worry! We have a whole list of very unique & fun locations we can shoot at. Just give us a peak into the overall look you would like to achieve and your outfit choice and we will find the one that is perfect for you.

HOW WILL I GET MY PICTURES?

You will first be able to view the proofs through Pixiest, and pick your favorites (number of images you pick depends on the shoot package. We will then edit and re-post (in high-res) your favorite images on the same Pixiest collection. You can either download the final, hi-res images directly from Pixiest or  we can email them to you (depending on how many there are)

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO GET MY PICTURES?

It depends a little on how many there are, but on average it takes me about 1-2 weeks to edit them once you pick your favorite ones.

CAN I BRING PROPS? ARE THERE ANY THAT YOU SUGGEST?

Absolutely!
Bring as many fun things as your little arms can carry.  We would suggest that you bring things that are expressive of the look you want to achieve, or your brand or business. Keep in mind, depending on the location you choose, there might be elements that  work better than others. We can help you get specific about what you should incorporate when we chat about your shoot and goals.

I'LL NEED TO CHANGE OUTFITS DURING MY SHOOT, WHERE WILL I DO THAT?

This one is your choice.
Depending on the location, you can change at a nearby store or coffee shop, or we have a pop up changing tent you can use. Just let me know when we book your shoot so that we know to bring it.

DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?

New Customer Discount - 5% off
Student Discount - 10% off
Referral Discount* - 5% off next shoot
 (*Referred friend must book a shoot)

HOW DO I COME UP WITH SHOOT IDEAS?

We can brainstorm together if you are having trouble coming up with ideas for a shoot. We reccommend using Pinterest to do some research, then google images.

You can share a Pinterest board with us that has pictures that you like - whether it be a certain style you want to imitate, poses you would like to try, or certain backgrounds or settings that you want to incorporate.

You can also make a shot list that includes some have-to-have pictures and some if-we-have-time pictures. These can be a simple list of poses you want to do. i.e. "I want pictures of me sitting down on some steps" or they can be more involved - from background, to props, to pose, etc. Make a simple list, collect images that capture what you want to do, or sketch out a stick figure drawing. Whatever it takes to convey the vision you have for your shoot.

Still feeling lost? Shoot us an email, or give us a call! [720.507.4027]
We'll can chat about what your purpose for the shoot is and what you will be using the final images for, and then work backwards from there to brainstorm and create a creative vision for your shoot.

ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHOOTS? WHAT TYPE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

YES! There are most definitely different types of shoots.

PORTRAIT SHOOT
If you are booking a session to shoot an outfit or get a few about pictures for your blog, then you are planning a portrait shoot. In a portrait shoot, you are the focal point, so every element of planning is centered around how to make you look your best.

  
PRODUCT USAGE SHOOT
 If you are focusing on just one accessory, clothing, or product, then you are planning a product usage shoot. Unlike a regular product shoot, which captures the product on a white background, a product usage shoot shows the product in use – i.e. a real life setting that shows you wearing the clothing, using the product, or how you incorporated the accessory into an outfit.

​  
EDITORIAL SHOOT
If you are booking a shoot that has a theme or tells a story, you are likely planning an editorial shoot. Editorial shoots use elements to convey a story - whether it be through the location, the outfits, or the props you use. 

WHAT ALL SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING MY SHOOT?

Short Answer: Choose a location, plan a shot list, and pick a theme (optional)
Long Answer: It depends on the type of shoot you are planning! (see below)


PORTRAIT SHOOT
If you are booking a session to shoot an outfit or get a few about pictures for your blog, then you are planning a portrait shoot. In a portrait shoot, you are the focal point, so every element of planning is centered around how to make you look your best.
 ◊ Create a shot list – The shot list is the main element of a portrait shoot.
    - What vibe or feel do you want your portraits to have? Casual, serious, fun?
     - Once you have decided on the vibe /feel for your shoot (i.e. how you want your pictures to show your role or personality) you can decide on the types of poses and shot style you want. 
 ◊ Find a location – The location is secondary to the shot list, but still important.
     - The location is the backdrop of your shoot, and sets the mood or tone for your images.
     - Choose a location that fits your shot list and vibe you have decided on.
     - For example, if you want your website about picture to feel very casual and converstaional (compared to stiff and business like) you may choose to take your headshots in a coffee shop.
  
PRODUCT USAGE SHOOT
 If you are focusing on just one accessory, clothing, or product, then you are planning a product usage shoot. Unlike a regular product shoot, which captures the product on a white background, a product usage shoot shows the product in use – i.e. a real life setting that shows you wearing the clothing, using the product, or how you incorporated the accessory into an outfit.
 ◊ Find a location – The location is the primary element of a product usage shoot.
    - What type of setting is best for showing this product in action?
    - If you are shooting a handbag for a brand, you might choose the mall or an urban street setting as your location since this would showcase how you would actually use the bag on-the-go. 
 ◊ Create a shot list – Make sure to note any specific elements of the product that need captured.
     - Is there anything unique or important that needs a few close up photos? Is there a certain action shot that we will need to get to make sure to get?
     - i.e. If you are promoting booties for a brand, we probably want a close up of those booties while you walk.
 
EDITORIAL SHOOT
If you are booking a shoot that has a theme or tells a story, you are likely planning an editorial shoot. Editorial shoots use elements to convey a story - whether it be through the location, the outfits, or the props you use. 
 ◊ Choose a theme – The theme is the defining characteristic of an editorial shoot.
     - Theme choices are endless. Do you want a holiday theme, an urban feel, a day-in-the-life theme, etc?
     -  If you are a blogger, think about what you are going to title your blog post, this will help you establish your theme. You might discover that you had a theme idea all along.
 ◊ Find a location – Your location should fit into your theme in a somewhat direct way.
     - If you're a blogger and your theme is "My top outfits for summer" your location might be an amusement park, an ice cream parlor, somewhere poolside, etc.
 ◊ Create a shot list – Make sure to list the types of shots you want as well as what props you plan to use and how you will incorporate them into the shot.
     - If you are planning that summer shoot we just talked about, you might have "me eating ice cream" on the shot list.