As wedding photographers, our portfolio is our most crucial tool for booking the right clients. Having a portfolio that you are proud of and that reflects your style, your vision and what you want to attract more of is incredibly important. This shoot was a free shoot we did during the earlier years of our business.
We wanted to create something that we knew would work for our portfolio and would help us reach more of our target clients. We arrived at the location quite early because we really wanted to make sure we wouldn’t miss the perfect light. In this case, we were a little too early and found a cool little spot to have a coffee before the shoot. Nothing wrong with that :) Rather too early than rushing and stressing about time.
Most importantly, we made sure for this shoot to have full control of every aspect; the location, the styling, the color compositions, every detail. We really wanted to showcase our aesthetics and especially attract people with the same preferences for soft natural tones, golden sunset light, and epic nature. As we didn’t have anyone like this book us by then, it was the perfect way to bring our portfolio in the right direction.
We can only encourage you to try and set up shoots like this for yourself. It has helped us so much and even made us develop our style more deeply. We have made connections that we would otherwise have not and we had a lot of lessons learned that we could bring in for our next styled shoots.