Clients ask me what's your concept for my shoot. This to a creative can be a loaded question. First, it's my job as a professional to deliver what you request. But, what if you don't know what it is that you are looking for in a Portrait, it's my job as a creative to bring my creatvity to the table and give you a image that is unique to my eye. And pleasing to you.
Many things go into making your shoot a success. Pre-planning is cruicial and we consider concept as major factor.
1. Concept comes to me through many variables, I like to use vision palletes of color, sketches patterns anything that to me triggers that "look" I want for your portrait. I find ideals in movies, music, actors, magazines books really anything that catches my eye.
My vision book includes ads from fashion magazines that have caught my eye - combined with your color pallete info to be used for makeup. And costume planning and any notes about you. Concept planning is a way to strength the end product of your look.
2. The next thing wardrobe and hair and makeup. When a vision leads us to a look we start thinking of you and transforming or enhancing your best features. My creative assistant and I hunt down wardrobe at a variety of outlets including thrift, rental or your own closet. These costumes may change. I'll ask you to bring 3 looks of your own. Hair and makeup join in here to stlyize your look. We love to get creative at a shoot and create the usual into the unusual.
3. Then comes the Mechanics of it all. The nuts and bolts so to speak of your shoot. This can include lighting equipment, light meters, hand painted canvas backgrounds, camera and lenses computer to tether your shoot.
And then, when everything works just right we nail it! We create for you a look that is unique and yours.
Of course there are many, many other details that come into play when you choose to let a Professional Photographer create a portrait for you, we jus considered this a starting list of our top 3 Things that go into planning your Photoshoot.
Kimberly Pimentel a Kansas City Photographer at (913) 687-1464. to set up your preliminary consult then we'll get to work creating for you.