Yep, We Wanted a Photo Shoot!

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One week ago, co-founders Mollie Bartelt and Ann Matuszak enjoyed some time at the Pixologie Studio in Oak Creek to have a photo shoot with Rosie Hartmann. Below is her blog from our morning together! And great tips if you ever want to schedule a photographer to do your own photo shoot!

So You Want a Photo Shoot?

By Rosie Hartmann

Friday I had one of my most successful shoots ever. My sister was the “client”. She wanted a professional looking shoot for business purposes. She came prepared, there are many things that mean prepared for a shoot.

In this case she was willing, had a clear idea in her head that we discussed beforehand and she came dressed for success. She had a clear set of ideas. Last but not least she worked it.

On my part, I knew with the look she wanted I would have to shoot technically in a way I do not normally shoot. We both adapted to her needs.

I have always looked at being a photographer as it is my job to deliver what the client wants. That has always meant I needed to figure out what they want. Most clients do not have the mindset my sister did. I have never really had that before. It was magical. So if you ever want a really amazing shoot this is what I recommend.

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Like your photographer. If you do not like the photographer they are not right for you. Have a clear idea of what you are looking for i.e. portrait, business, casual, candid etc. Dress the part. If you look good you will feel good. If you feel good you will look good. That translates so well to the camera. Not all photographers are going to take instruction well.  They think they are the expert. I am no expert on you, so please speak up! That one point right there is an important thing to discuss with a photographer before you use them!

Lastly, I think everyone should do a shoot. I am no different. I set the camera and had my sister do some shots of me. One is below. I also scheduled my own professional shoot. It is March 7th. I am sure that will be a blog down the line as well.

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Rosie’s Website: www.rosiehartmann.com

 

3 thoughts on “Yep, We Wanted a Photo Shoot!

  1. I enjoy your tips and would like to comment on your statement “Not all photographers are going to take instruction well. They think they are the expert.” If only more professionals would heed this advice, to be humble. To listen and adapt their solution. Whether they know it or not, they need to be able to perform an accurate client needs analysis before beginning the project. After all, how do you provide a solution to a client without knowing the true challenges? That’s like going to the doctor and saying you are experiencing pain and they respond by giving you the same treatment as they do everyone else for this problem.

    • Veronica! Outstanding comments. Thank you so much. I agree that like a a doctor I need an arsenal of treatments. I would much rather any client of mine be happy and let their true selves shine in the pictures rather then some set and standard rules to apply. Flexibility is an amazing thing.

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