Practicalities: What this stylist does for a shoot



What do I get up to when I'm working on a shoot for a client? Here's a list (I love a list) of what this interior stylist does on most of the shoots that I do:


1. After receiving reccy pics of the location and products I'll start planning and list writing (see!) I'll speak to my client and the photographer about direction and budget. I'll do research and I'll do drawings and probably make a board on Pinterest.


2. Next is sourcing and props. I usually hire and borrow the non-perishable props. Luckily I have some lovely pals in furniture, interiors and floristry shops who are fabby at lending things. I'll arrange the delivery too. I also shop my own home cause I have a good stash of extra bits. I also buy consumables like flowers and food if needed.


3. I pack up all the props and have lists (!) about each item so that I can manage the returning of them and pass on info to any writer if required.


4. Shoot day starts with planning the shots with the photographer and client. Looking at the best angles and what we need to do.


5. Then I set up each shot, arranging, cleaning, tweeking. I check what the camera sees all the time. It's amazing how different this can be to actual eyes. I help to get each shot perfect and the product and/ or space looking stunning.


6. After the photos are taken, I pack up and pop everything back as it was. (using the before photos so I know where things were). Often, shoots are in real life homes and the home owners are extremely generous to let us use their space. I like to make sure that's shown consideration and leave things as if we were never there.


7. After the photos are taken, I pack up and pop everything back as it was. (using the before photos so I know where things were). Often, shoots are in real life homes and the home owners are extremely generous to let us use their space. I like to make sure that's shown consideration and leave things as if we were never there. . After the photos are taken, I pack up and pop everything back as it was. (using the before photos so I know where things were). Often, shoots are in real life homes and the home owners are extremely generous to let us use their space. I like to make sure that's shown consideration and leave things as if we were never there.


8. Then I take stuff back to where it was borrowed from and wait to see the pics come back from the photographer. It's always exciting to get them and see the results.


There you go. I hope this explains things a bit. If this sounds like the kind of help you could do with, please contact me here, or drop me an email. I'd love to chat with you.






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