{modern, stylized and urban couture~ san diego county based destination photographer}

Nicole Benitez

I am a Modern Stylized and Urban Couture Photographer based in San Diego {Southern California} and always available for session and wedding travel. Specializing in Modeling Portfolios, Commercial and Editorial Photography, Weddings, Couples, Kids and Seniors.

I love God, cupcakes, handbags, shoes, my family and wine. We recently moved back to California after my husband retired from the Marine Corps and we are living life in the Southern California sunshine.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Setting Your Clients up for Success... and Kyle's {Style Session} || FAQ for Photographers

Last week on facebook I put out a call for questions for upcoming FAQ posts on the blog. I received some great questions, and over the last month or so I have been asked one question in particular quite a few times...
"How do you get your clients on the same page for your sessions and how do you know what they want?"
ohhh... I love this question. In my initial email, I arm them with all of the information, from start of the planning phase, to the finish on what to expect and when to expect it.  I set my clients and myself up for success by directing them to Pinterest.I introduce my pinboards if they aren't familiar with pinterest, and that gives them the freedom to look around without feeling overwhelmed.
Next, I ask them to create their dream board and share it with me. If they are having a difficult time deciding on location, this allows me to assess the feel of their ideal session and offer suggestions. If they need help clothing and styling, I know what their preferences are and make suggestions based on what they love. If they have a theme idea for a styled shoot, I can understand exactly what vibe they want to create and can work with them to find the perfect items to for our setting.
Kyle's {Style Session} was the perfect example of getting to know him through his pinboard {found HERE}. He was traveling from The University of Alabama for his final spring break and I knew through correspondence that he was an old romatic soul. Once I received his pinboard, inspiration hit! We had the perfect location, I grabbed the old vintage typewriter from my office and his clothing style was spot on.
Here's what we put together...

Kyle brought so much fun to our shoot and I already knew the direction that he wanted to go with it. Preparing with a custom pinboard and setting expectations from the beginning really helps take the headache out of guessing at what your clients wants.
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love this! Your ideas and proffesionalism are what set ou apart from the crowd. Another stunning session! What a good looking guy!