hi guys! I have to style a photoshoot soon, and i was wondering if you have any tips for styling? I have a lot of great clothes and accessories to choose from, but i'm not sure where to begin, or how to make sense of it all! It all just seems so overwhelming. Can you give me some advice, or what you guys try for when you style a shoot?
Hi! thanks for asking for advice! sometimes it does get overwhelming, especially when you dont have the right type of dream closet or the best organizational skills (like me!!!) haha
1.Talk to the people you are shooting with/for , and make sure there is a concept or theme that you are all in agreement with, or aware of at the least!
2. do some research on that look/talk to the models/photogs involved if possible, or just google or tumblr some images for inspiration on your overall idea- ( it does not have to be strict or detailed- it can be as simple as -shooting vintage clothes- in bev hills-about the town- for example… try to get an image in your head of the shoot, and make sure its coherent with what your employer wants
3. GO TO YOUR CLOTHES/ACCESSORIES! with all of this stuff in mind you should have a few pieces in your head you are already thinking of. Go for the key pieces you know will really make the shoot, or that exemplify the “look” you are trying to create. go on then to style the complete outfits, accessories, props, to fit with them, it will automatically rule things out so you dont have to feel so overwhelmed. you are not bringing everything you have and want to show off- you are bringing the outfits that will illustrate the photographers vision and look good !! try to bring alternatives like a dress with two different sets of jewelry or hosiery so it can be worn different ways!
4.Try to organize and make a list of everything you are bringing to keep track of it! use a suitcase and garment bags is my recommendation! make sure to bring clips and things to adjust the clothes if you have them
5.Be creative! when you get to the shoot, make sure to talk again with those involved, hair makeup etc..showing them the pieces you brought and explaining confidently your styling choices! Get the models together and look at the clothes, you can always see if they get really excited about a piece- you know that they will feel great in it and produce good photos!(hopefully)
6.good luck and be polite and creative with the way you style your clothes!take chances!
hope this helps!