1. WHY IT MATTERS
This is where you should explain why they can’t just wear any outfit, because sometimes certain outfits that look great in real life can be distracting in photos. Tell them why they should care and why the photos will turn out better from it.
Tell them to bring a few options and give an example of how many outfits you’d like them to bring so they don’t bring their entire closet with them. Also explain the changing situation as well so they know ahead of time.
Probably one of the most important parts! Be sure to give them creative freedom with their outfits and let them know that you want them to look like THEM.
Explain any logistics they should know in advance so they’re comfortable and not hindered while shooting. This will change from each shoot to the next so keep it general and to the point.
Talk to them about how movement can create energy, as well as comfortable materials here.
Let them know what kind of color palette you typically prefer, and what colors they should avoid to make sure the photos turn out great. Include photos!
Go over good and bad patterns, ones you encourage and ones you discourage. This would be great to show with both good and bad examples if you have them!
Give examples of accessories that work well for photos that they can pair up with different outfits for each location.
Props can be done so wrong, but they can be done right too! Bring a blanket, a hat, your dog (just make sure someone is with us to take him/her away for some shots) some bring even some champs! You can never go wrong with that!
If you can, I recommend doing your makeup trial that day!
Please let me know if you have any questions! You can even create a pinterest board with me, if you want. Wanna send pictures of your outfits beforehand? DO IT! I’m here to help with anything that can make this part of getting photos taken a tad easier.