Hello friends! I want to share an amazing styled shoot organized by Dani Bee Weddings at the breathtaking Villa Catalana Cellars in Oregon. Despite the sweltering heat, every aspect of this shoot was simply stunning.
I wanted to give my hot take on what to expect from content days and styled shoots, and how to get the most out of them!
Instead of fighting for space with other photographers, challenge yourself to find fresh ways of looking at the scene. Explore different angles, compositions, and vantage points to capture unique shots that stand out.
A styled shoot is the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Take advantage of the time and setting to experiment with various lenses, camera settings, and creative techniques. Let your imagination run wild and capture shots that showcase your versatility and artistic vision.
Recognize the natural leaders among the participants and allow them to take the reins when organizing poses or scenes. However, when there’s a lull in the action, don’t hesitate to jump in with your own creative ideas and pose suggestions. Be proactive and seize the moment to capture your unique vision.
Don’t be shy about expressing your preferences during the shoot. If you have a specific concept or shot in mind, ask your fellow participants for their cooperation. Whether it’s securing the perfect spot or arranging the ideal composition, communication is key in bringing your creative vision to life.
Find out in advance how many photographers will be in each shooting group. If the group size exceeds your comfort level or interferes with capturing the shots you desire, reach out to the organizer and inquire about the possibility of reducing the number of participants. Remember, it’s crucial to have the space and freedom to work your magic.
Don’t hesitate to ask a fellow participant to snap some behind-the-scenes shots of you in action or capture the exquisite details of the venue with you in the frame. These candid moments add depth and authenticity to your portfolio and offer glimpses into the creative process.
Show appreciation for everyone involved in the styled shoot and the hard work they put in to make it a success. After the shoot, make it a point to send them the gallery of your images and express your gratitude. Tag them in your social media posts to give credit where credit is due and foster connections within the creative community.
The styled shoot at Villa Catalana Cellars was an incredible experience, despite the scorching heat. By embracing new perspectives, pushing boundaries, and voicing your vision, you can elevate your photography to new heights. Remember to be proactive, seek cooperation, and express your gratitude to everyone involved. So, go out there, capture stunning shots, and let your creativity shine!
Clearly, I couldn’t pick favorites. Here are some of the amazing vendors that made this day possible!
Florals: Swoon Floral Design
Hair and Makeup: Wild Emerald Bridal
Rentals: Great Jones NW
Cake Artist: Bees Custom Cakes
Stationary/Paper goods: Life in Letters
Bridal Shop: Rent the Dress CT