7 Tips on How To Have A Successful Photo Shoot


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I’ve been shooting for a little over a year now and I’ve learned a lot so far in my photography journey. I’ve had some really great shoots and I’ve had some shoots that were a little trying. I’m continuing to learn what is best for me and my business and I’ve gathered a few quick photography tips on how to have a successful photo shoot.

7 Tips On How To Have A Successful Photo Shoot|Photo Shoot Etiquette

  • Research and learn about your photographer and their style. If you are disappointed with the images, you most likely chose the photographer for their price and not their style.
  • Communicate your vision for your photo shoot. We don’t truly know what you want, unless you are specific and detailed on how you want your images to look.
  • Help to communicate and direct your children during shoots. We love working with families but we’re not disciplinarians.
  • Do not expect your photographer to contact you during their off hours. They have a life outside of photography too
  • Allow a proper amount of time after your photo shoot for post processing and image delivery. Trust me, you don’t want your images rushed if you’d like them to be spectacular
  • Follow all contract rules. Copyright Infringement is a real crime. Instagram isn’t worth the loss of money + images.
  • Be respectful and truthful to your photographer. If your needs aren’t being met, communicate that so that your photographer can act accordingly, but don’t be unrealistic. Miracles don’t happen over night.

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Have you had a bad photo shoot experience? As a photographer or client?

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