Styling is the process of placing your products in a lifestyle context using locations, surfaces, backgrounds and props. Making these choices and then getting your product to look good 'in camera' is the job of the Stylist.
If you have ideas and inspiration, but don’t know where to start or just need help structure and plan the shoot, our regular stylist Mugdha Sapte can meet with you and take you through the process. It can be daunting, especially if its your first photo shoot. We are here to support you and ensure you enjoy the experience. Mugdha is with us on most studio shoots and sometimes on location too. Her rate is usually included in our initial quote.
Mugdha will help you create a shoot plan and a checklist of things to do. She can also help you source props or make custom surfaces specific to your style or brand. Here are some examples of the custom boards Mugdha has made. (Please enquire for prices)
Shoot prep meetings
Half Day Shoot Prep: £90 + VAT (only in London Zones 1-4, including)
Full Day Shoot Prep: £150+VAT (+ travel if outside of London Zones 1-4)
(Prop sourcing or surface making will be additional cost depending on the time spent on it)
We use custom painted surfaces on most of our shoots. These create mood/texture to bring your products to life! We have a good stock in our studio, these can be viewed here.
We can also create one especially for you. Guide prices as follows:
Large (2.2 x 1.2 mt): from £150 + Materials + delivery/collection
Small/Medium (1.2 x 1.2 mt) from: £100 + Materials + delivery/collection
We'll be adding tips from clients and stylists we work with, if you wish to contribute please drop us a line.
For example, "We know what it is, but will the customer?"
A prop that is only partly shown may be confusing for the viewer, check all aspects of the frame for things that look add - if so - remove. Less is most definitely more when it comes to styling. The right things, not lots of things.