What Are the Elements of a Styled Shoot? | A Styled Shoot Series | Bixby + Pine

We wanna break down our first thoughts when it comes to planning a styled shoot:

1. The couple.

2. The details.

3. The tablescape.

Now, it's definitely up to you whether you expand on these or condense them a bit--totally depends on your "why", your budget, the time you have, etc.

We're gonna break these down a bit more for ya, ya ready?

1. The couple.

We think about the look we're going for--is this a gay couple? A blonde bombshell and her tall, dark, handsome parter? A woman with an afro? This is where you get to pick models who fit your vision. Think about what you want more of, think about the wardrobe you're selecting, think about the style you're looking for. Within this, we also consider all wardrobe and hair and makeup.

2. The details.

Think about the rings, the ribbon, the invites, the paper goods, the dessert, the signature cocktails (or mocktails), etc. This is where you can get really creative and pull in some super talented vendors.

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3. The tablescape.

This is typically the first to be cut, especially if you're the photographer and not a designer or stylist, and that's okay. You can very easily show off your skill set by posing your couple and using the light in all the right ways. BUT! This is a PERFECT place to SHINE if you're a designer, stylist, florist, etc. Think about menus, placecards, flatware, drink ware, table linens, napkins, centerpieces, etc.

So start there--those are our go-to elements when we begin dreaming up a styled shoot.

xoxo,

The Girls of B+P